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AFA

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR FUEL COSTS
The right fuel card gives better insight into spending and
helps reduce fraud, paperwork and fuel costs

Y

ou trust your drivers. Maybe you've
even given them the go-ahead to use
their fuel cards to grab a cup of coffee every morning. But what happens
when that cup of coffee turns into two
or three? Or someone adds breakfast to the
order-or something more expensive? Even
just five drivers each spending an extra $5 a
day on incidentals adds up to $6,500 a year
on top of your regular fuel expenses.
That's why it's critical to understand just
where your money's going. After all, you
can't act on what you don't know.

1. GET THE RIGHT DATA
With a credit card, you have no way of
knowing whether your drivers are using your
fuel card for gas or for other purchases, such
as coffee, candy or meals. A fuel card, however, enables you to see these kinds of spending details-and leverage them effectively.

More Data
A fuel card captures far more transaction
data than a credit card. Then you understand not just the where and when of a purchase, but also who, what and why.

have used cards to
ma ke unapproved
purchases, like cigarettes
or liquor.

More Visibility

More Versatility

Track how drivers spend every dollar,
whether it's on fuel or something else. You
can even know immediately whether drivers

An easy-to-use online portal offers
enhanced reports to slice and dice purchase
data by day, week, month, driver or even
vehicle. That means no more sifting through
paper receipts or expense reports.

ABOUT YOUR AFA MEMBER
BENEFIT WITH WEX
There are seven fuel card
programs you have access
to through WEX including; ExxonMobil, Conoco,
Phillips, 76, Sunoco, Stripes, and Circle K.
All of the fuel card programs offer a minimum discount of $.05 per gallon at the
pump in addition to all the controls and
monitoring features a WEX fuel card provides. All of the fuel cards are accepted
at 90 percent of fueling stations nationwide for increased convenience.

2. CARD CONTROLS CUT COSTS
If you do spot behavior you'd like to curtail,
a fuel card offers the ability to set automatic
controls, stopping unauthorized purchases
before they can occur. Should a driver try to
buy something that falls outside these limits, their card will decline-thus removing
the temptation to add items onto a purchase
beyond what you've already approved.
You can set card limits based on:
* Type of product purchased
* Hours of day or days or week
* Dollars per day/week
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* Dollars per transaction
* Number of transactions per day
* Total gallons pumped
You can even set cards as "fuel-only," or
"fuel- and service-only." Purchase controls
are as versatile as you need them to be.

3. THINK OUTSIDE THE CARD
Often the most effective cost-cutting
measure is to talk to your drivers about
their spending. Keep them in the loop and
encourage them to think proactively about
how purchases add up. Having accurate data
at your fingertips will help make those conversations much more compelling.
And if that morning cup of coffee continues to be a problem? Then maybe it's time to
get a coffeemaker for the office!

START SAVING!
To get more information contact Dan
Pramis, your AFA savings consultant, at
603-628-2333 or by emailing dpramis@
savings4members.com. You can also visit
https://afasavings4members.com. ■


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fencepost - July/August 2017

Editor’s Note
Executive Director’s Message
President’s Message
Board of Directors | Board of Governors
Setting Yourself Apart From the Competition
VMA
Cutting Fuel Costs With Fleet Tracking
Blue Ribbon Companies
The Right Gate for the Job
CLFMI
New Technologies Provide Global Reach for Access Systems
New Members
All About I-9s
Calendar
Good Fences and Good Neighbors
Minding Your Business
Fencesense
Index to Advertisers
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Intro
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - cover1
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Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Editor’s Note
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 14
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Executive Director’s Message
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 16
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - President’s Message
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 18
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Board of Directors | Board of Governors
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Setting Yourself Apart From the Competition
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 21
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 22
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 23
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 24
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - VMA
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Cutting Fuel Costs With Fleet Tracking
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 27
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 28
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Blue Ribbon Companies
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - The Right Gate for the Job
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 31
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 32
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - CLFMI
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 34
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - New Technologies Provide Global Reach for Access Systems
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 36
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - New Members
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 38
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - All About I-9s
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 40
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 41
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 42
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Calendar
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Good Fences and Good Neighbors
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 45
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 46
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 47
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 48
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Minding Your Business
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - 50
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Fencesense
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Fencepost - July/August 2017 - Index to Advertisers
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - cover3
Fencepost - July/August 2017 - cover4
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