RTS vs TCS fuel card

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  1. CAPTransport

    CAPTransport Light Load Member

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    Which one would you guys prefer?

    I live in North Carolina but primarily run the mid west, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, some Kentucky, and occasionally Iowa and further west. I practically sleep at the Chicago north TA more than I sleep at home so I’m leaning towards TCS. I also really like the Petro shop guys out in Perrysburg OH they jump started my truck for free once and gave awesome service.
     
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  3. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    I prefer the TCS. I had the RTS.
    I also have the FTS+ fuel card.
    I like the ability to fuel at most AmBest stations and the independents. For the mega stops I prefer TA/Petro.
     
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    I switched from NASTC to TCS over a year ago. The last time I talked to anyone at RTS their discount was about half of what NASTC was.
    I just fueled at a independent location and received .54 per gallon discount.
     
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  5. Chrisap55

    Chrisap55 Light Load Member

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    So what do I do about TCS? I applied last week. I can log in to their website and it no longer shows a page saying I'm pending approval but it allows me to sign in to a prospective client page and search their fuel network. But no emails, phone calls, or anything.
     
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    062 Road Train Member

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    I’d call them tomorrow and ask them. The last email I received said they moved to a new location, so you may have been lost in the shuffle.
     
  7. race27

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    i too have been looking at tcs. for what its worth earlier post refering to ambest, i was at the ambest at wilcox exit on 10 just east of mobile al. and used mudflap pump price was 350 and got it thru mudflap at 2.95
     
  8. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Tcs: today's prices near Mobile

    Creek travel plaza in Atmore, $2.79
    TA in Grand Bay, $2.83
    Oasis Travel center in Robertsdale $2.88
     
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  9. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    I want the NASTC card too.... I just have to manage to get to Nashville and take the class or business course, whatever it is. Did you attend?
     
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  10. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Isn't the TCS card a card you have to preload? I think I signed up for it and my bank won't let me do ACH transfers to them(which would be free) Western union, bank wire were the other options to load the card but with fees and all it was upwards of $40 to load it, I passed on that card. Well I still have it, I just hadn't loaded any $ on there.
     
  11. 062

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    No I do ltl reefer so my days don’t have time built in for a day long sales pitch. I signed up for the “safety “ program.
    Tcs and nastc are generally within a penny or two at ta/petro. At ambest and roady’s tcs is generally 3-5 cent cheaper than nastc.
    Petro mebane: nastc $2.867. Tcs:$2.858
    Charlotte travel plaza: nastc $2.889. Tcs:$2.832
     
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