What does a business need to use Pacific Pride or CFN in Oregon?
How to Get a Pacific Pride fuel card in Oregon
Star Oilco is an Independent Franchisee of Pacific Pride
Self Serve gasoline is still not allowed at retail stations in most of Oregon.
Pacific Pride and CFN stand-alone cardlock sites allow commercial users to self serve gasoline 24-7 with security you can not get at any retail station.
Get your employees out of gas lines and ensure control over what they buy.
Pacific Pride and CFN are the most secure and convenient ways to buy commercial fuel.
Corporate gas cards are extremely attractive to thieves. If you are a large purchaser of fuel, having a clear system in place to secure your employee’s fuel buying will be the single most critical component to control your cost of fuel. Controlling where, when, what fuel, and how much they can buy at some point will be the biggest cost saving strategy you can have. Otherwise fuel theft will creep.
Star Oilco fleet card program has a clear and simple system to enable your business to seize control of fleet fuel purchases.
If you have a fleet operated by employees and face regular turn over in your business, you are exposing your business to fuel theft. You have to ensure these vehicles can get fuel, while not endangering your bottom line to thieves either inside or outside of your business.
Pacific Pride and CFN fuel cards are designed for small business fleets in mind. They are gas or diesel fleet card options focused on eliminating theft in your operation. They are designed to protect small businesses from fuel theft and give management control over when, where, and what is bought. However, Oregon has limits on self-serve in urban areas. Therefore, there are rules associated with using unattended fleet cards, or “cardlock” fueling, as it is commonly called.
Using Commercial Cardlock in Oregon is a solution to both fuel theft and lost driver productivity.
Whether you are a large dispersed fleet or a small business with a fleet of one. We can secure your fueling needs from theft. Send any questions you have our way.
Use of a fleet card dedicated for service at a commercial cardlock is the best way to secure your fleet from fuel theft. This will guarantee you seize control of your fleet fueling. For this reason, in Oregon where self-serve is not the standard way of fueling, far more stand-alone 24-7 cardlock locations are available under the Pacific Pride and CFN brands. In Oregon, gasoline is not legally dispensed without a few safety precautions required by Oregon state, so there are other factors a business needs to consider in using it.
Oregon law does not allow self-serve gasoline along the I-5 corridor. Diesel is legally allowed for self-serve, but gasoline as a flammable is not. Therefore the Oregon fire marshal has rules restricting the use of commercial cardlock gasoline for individual uses. For commercial uses, Pacific Pride, CFN, Comdata, Voyager and other commercial cardlock networks are allowed for businesses in Oregon. If you are a fleet operator or an individual outside of Oregon, these requirements do not apply in your home state, but if you substantially operate in Oregon, the state fire marshal will have an expectation of these rules applying to you.
What are the rules for using commercial cardlock in Oregon?
- Business usage is required for gasoline cardlock fleetcard use in Oregon (not any other state).
- If you are using solely diesel, commercial cardlock is available to everyone (individuals and businesses).
- If you are planning on fueling gasoline vehicles, you must have a business license (or prove it’s for commercial use).
- NOTE: Self-serve laws have changed and allow for rural Oregonians outside of the Willamette Valley to use cardlock for self-serve in parts of Oregon. Call Star Oilco for more information on this.
- To access gasoline at cardlock in Oregon, you must be able to prove that you use over 900 gallons of fuel a year.
- To access gasoline at cardlock in Oregon, someone in your business must also take a Oregon Fire Marshal Safety Test.
- NOTE: Message Star Oilco below for a copy of the Oregon Fire Marshal Safety Test.
If you have questions about Pacific Pride or other cardlock systems please don’t hesitate to contact Star Oilco with any questions you may have. Star Oilco has a long tradition of making cardlock easy for businesses large and small. In particular, we specialize in helping you secure fuel usage to eliminate fuel theft and reduce any chance or opportunity for thieves.
For More on Using Fleet Cards and Cardlock Cards as a Management Tool:
Star Oilco recommends that fleets use a “Zero Tolerance Fuel Theft Policy” as an Human Resource tool to document that fuel theft is a firing offense on the first event. For more information and an example of a “Zero Tolerance Fuel Theft Policy” please see this article.
If you are interested in using a secure Commercial Cardlock card with Wet-Hose Refueling together as a fuel buying and labor efficiency strategy, here is an article on improving your fleet fueling efficiency.