Fuel Card Offers Discounts on Biodiesel
March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
The National Biodiesel Foundation unveiled the first-ever biodiesel fuel card
at the Mid-America Trucking show this week.
The BioTrucker Fuel Card highlights the availability of biodiesel with a network of truck stops that carry biodiesel. Truckers and fleets pay cash price on all fuel and no fuel transaction fee for biodiesel at in-network truck stops. In addition, Sapp Bros. Travel Centers (Peru Ill.), Waddy Unocal 76 (Waddy, Ky.) and Drivers Truck Stop (Ft. Worth, Texas) will offer a $.02 discount at the pump for BioTrucker Fuel Card holders.
The initial in-network list of 149 truck stops will continue to grow as more truckstops sell biodiesel and accept the BioTrucker Fuel Card. In-network truck stops include large chains and independent stops.
The BioTrucker Fuel Card gives trucking companies and owner operators an easy way to pay for fuel, access cash advances, and pay for repairs and other expenses while on the road. Card holders pay the cash price for all fuel, instead of a credit price. ProMiles mapping software is a partner that provides incentives for using its software - the only mapping software for the trucking industry that shows biodiesel locations. Discounts on repairs and tires as well as road side assistance are also available through the card.
In addition to the in-network truck stops, the card is accepted at 4900 truck accessible retail stations across the U.S. Truckers and fleets can sign up for the card at www.biotrucker.com and find all in-network locations for the BioTrucker Fuel Card and hundreds of truck stops that carry biodiesel.
"At the Mid-America Trucking Show, truckers are always asking us where they can find biodiesel," said Tom Verry, Executive Director of the National Biodiesel Foundation. "The BioTrucker Fuel Card not only helps them find biodiesel, but helps them save money when they purchase biodiesel."
Biodiesel is a cleaner-burning fuel for diesel engines that is made from renewable resources such as soybean and byproduct oils. It is used most commonly in blends of B20 (20 percent biodiesel/80 percent diesel) or lower.
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