On Site Refueling in Oregon
Wet Hose and On Site Fueling in Portland and Vancouver, Washington
If some days you have more work than drivers…
Mobile Onsite refueling or “Wet Hosing” is a solution that will push more money to your bottom line and reduce stress on your drivers. Star Oilco can also merge our mobile onsite refueling service with our national Fleet Card system.
One bill, labor saving in town and secured fleet fueling over the road.
Top Five Reasons to Use Wet Hosing for your Fleet Fueling
On Site refueling or “Wet Hosing” is a preferred method for fueling these days. Fleets of all sizes prefer getting their fleet fueling delivered after hours in their yard. The reasons are numerous but at the top of the list, labor is the driving force behind it.
Shaving off even fifteen minutes of labor–which is one of the two highest costs for most fleets, right after diesel–can have a huge payback to the bottom line.
If your fleet is consistently on overtime or short that one extra hour of legal driver time, picking up fifteen to thirty minutes per truck a few times a month can be a huge opportunity. On top of that fleet fueling, your diesel can also save considerably just by controlling where you pay your fuel taxes (Oregon PUC is tax exempt on the fuel bill, while Washington cardlock and truck stops are paying nearly $.50 a gallon in Washington diesel road tax). Though you are paying IFTA, why pay the tax earlier than you need to.
Call Star Oilco if you have questions and want to examine the payback value of Mobile On Site Refueling compared against your current vendor for diesel. You might be surprised how much it will save you in time, money and management effort.
Here is our top five list for why your fleet should consider mobile on-site diesel service by Star Oilco:
- Driver Time – The most valuable resource your fleet owns.
- Truck drivers are a limited resource and they cost more than you can usually measure in money alone. Without calculating the lost productivity of your truck, you are paying over $10 each time you allow your drivers to stop for fuel. Just the out of route, stopping, and getting back on the road time will put refueling your own trucks at a half hour of lost time. As the average fill up we see is under 50 gallons fueling your own trucks will cost you $.20 to $.50 a gallon in labor costs alone.
- One More Stop – Picking up productivity in your fleet.
- Getting drivers on the road and without a reason to be out of route pays back dividends. If you pay productivity bonuses, your most productive drivers will thank you as well. Even in fleets where pay is by stop, not based on hourly wages, the ability those few times a year when drivers are so busy they are bumping up against DOT work rules, they will thank you for the convenience of being ready to go the start of each shift and not having to worry about that one more stop on the way back to base. A few extra stops a year is often worth thousands of dollars to your bottom line–more than a cost of a tank of diesel.
- Control Fuel Taxes – Washington diesel taxes are $.494 a gallon as of January 2016.
- If you are an Oregon fleet operating PUC plated trucks and you let your drivers stop in Washington state to refuel, you are paying nearly $.50 a gallon needlessly to the State of Washington. We have audited and seen where mobile on-site refueling of a fleet pays back thousands of dollars in savings from just this often unnoticed needless expense alone. In Oregon many small towns have add-on taxes of their own that hide out in your fuel bill. Regardless, you can avoid these taxes and nail down a totally known cost of fuel.
- Easily Integrates with cardlock and other fleet cards onto one bill easily.
- If you have a major hub with a critical mass of trucks in town, wet-hosing your fleet can pay back rapidly. Even if the majority of your fleet is over the road and out of town, on-site refueling can be a money saving proposition. You can also integrate it seamlessly with a Pacific Pride, CFN, Fuelman, Voyager or other fleet card program as well. Star Oil can provide a Pacific Pride or Fuelman card that will work over the road consolidating all your fuel into one bill. Star can also accept Fuelman, Comdata, WEX or Voyager and bill those fleet cards directly with onsite refueling. Call if your fleet uses one of these national fleet cards and you want to move to wet hosing billed directly to the card and license plate of each one of your trucks. (For further reading on corporate fleet card security features please read our article on Upgrade your Fleet Card’s Security Features)
- Cost Plus Diesel – Budget to know every day you are getting a good wholesale rate for your fleet.
- Star Oilco can connect your fleet to an agreed and easily verifiable cost plus supply agreements. Be it OPIS Average or Low Rack Plus agreements we can guarantee you have a good wholesale price of fuel. Onsite refueling will provide a simplified fleet management experience for both your drivers and your Accounts Payable department. Call us if you want to talk about what this can do for your business. ( For further reading on the benefits of premium diesel and a wholesale partner for diesel, read our article on What is the benefit of Premium Diesel versus untreated diesel?)
Contact Star Oilco with any questions you may have.
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