fuel cards

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Richard834, Mar 20, 2021.

  1. Richard834

    Richard834 Bobtail Member

    Mar 20, 2021
    Akron OH
    Trying to figure out new options.

    What are you all using these days? do you like it?

    Anyone try mudflap? thoughts?
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  3. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    I've used the NASTC card before. Membership was $200 but the discounts at TA are legit. On my first fillup I saved $95 off the pump price, with $50-60 being average. Also can do real well at AmBest and Sapp Bros. The app lets you see all the prices on your route so you can pick the best deals. Membership gives tire discounts too.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2021
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
  5. Hayfieldmn

    Hayfieldmn Light Load Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    NASTC as well. Think they raised membership to $300 a year now with a $4 a month card fee as well.
  6. noworrez

    noworrez Bobtail Member

    Aug 6, 2020
    Spoke with a sales person recently with NASTC. Was driving so didn't write everything down but this is what I remember:
    $350 annual fee. Have to attend their safety training class if you are an owner operator with own authority. If leased on with a company, you can skip this class basically because the company has a safety department.
    If own authority and don't want to attend the class, $39 monthly plus $100 set up fee. There were more fees but I cannot remember. As a new O/O I wasn't willing to lay out that kind of money.

    Rather than discounts, I'd like to see what people have paid. The discount means nothing when the big boys are marked up .40 .50 .60 cents over the smaller operations. I just looked up a couple stations on I40 of @2.759 and 2.889 with out having to have a fuel card. That is .40 and .27 lower than the TA starting price of $3.159 in Knoxville.

    I recently filled up at a Roady's in Crossville TN (EcoTravel) and paid 2.575. The Pilot across the highway was $3.159. I do know that the Roady's is listed as a fueling place for NASTC members, perhaps someone can provide the current price there via NASTC

    All that to answer OP's question :) I use Truckers Advantage card issued thru OOIDA which costs me nothing except an occasional $1.00 swipe fee for outside their network. I also have TCS and I have used MudFlap when it was cheaper or more convenient. It was surprisingly simple. Pull up the station, click "get a fuel code", show that to the fuel desk which will start the pump, finish, get your receipt. I have $$ automatically debited from my business account which saves me an extra .02 cents. Wiegel's in Kingston, TN is $2.59 through MudFlap just for comparison sake.

    At any rate, I'm not convinced right now the return on investment with NASTC is worth the investment. However I can be convinced. :>)
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  7. Hayfieldmn

    Hayfieldmn Light Load Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    $2.606 right now in Crossville TN threw NASTC
  8. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Medium Load Member

    Jun 8, 2018
    There's several threads on this if you want to search for more info.

    I use TCS but the area I drive has few truck stops so I generally fuel up at smaller stations.
  9. RunningAces

    RunningAces Medium Load Member

    Jul 2, 2017
    I've use the XPO fuel card and Mudflap. I am usually a few cents higher than NASTC but don't get ripped off by their ridiculous fees.
  10. ready2truck

    ready2truck Light Load Member

    Oct 27, 2020
    rts tcs
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2021
  11. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    Dec 8, 2017
    In Pennsylvania I have found a few small places that I think even with any discounts I don't think the discount price could match that.
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