RTS vs TCS fuel card

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  1. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Coming from someone who missed out on 10’s of thousands in fuel savings by sticking with Comdata and not moving sooner... you guys should just pay the fees and get going. Between massive lost savings on fuel, and also lost revenue if you attend the class, just pay the money and be done.

    What’s that saying? Something like stepping over dollars to save pennies..
     
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  3. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    Tcs is basically the same network with none of the fees. One of the other reasons I switched to tcs besides no fees was at the time they had all the speedways. They lost most of them when pilot came out with their 19 card. They’ve got a few back in nc and va. There’s a speedway 7 miles away that generally has the cheapest fuel in the state by a penny or two.
    Nastc never cut my access to the app so I can still compare the two.
     
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  4. PSM379

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    I will say this TCS card is good to me. Almost $7,000 in savings so far in a year. As 062 mentioned best thing they did was to offer the zelle option. Western Union used to only cost $17 total, which if you are saving $100 that covers it right there. Western Union raised there fee to almost $40 in the last few weeks. I like to fuel at big boys truck stop and give them my business when I can, it’s only $3 to use a out of network fuel stop, which big boys is. There is no monthly or yearly fees, really no catches from what I have seen. And it keeps your IFTA info very organized which is great for a scatter brain like myself.
     
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  5. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    My account is prepaid, $2,500, they ach once a week if I go below the $2,500.

    I also have mailed them a check for 5 and 10 grand when I know I'm going to be using that card a lot. .
    I have a route twice a year for 6 weeks, I fuel only using the TCS card.

    Currently I'm prepaid $10g. I won't worry about a fuel bill for a few weeks.
     
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  6. Chrisap55

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    I used Mudlfap this week. Wondering how much TCS compares. Even if it's a little higher, the rewards points would be worth it as I've been fueling at regular gas stations basically.

    Monday I got fuel in North Carolina for $2.94 a gallon.

    Wednesday I got fuel in Illinois for $3.00 a gallon.

    Thursday I got fuel in Wisconsin for $2.83 a gallon.

    And yesterday, I got fuel in Alabama for $2.80 a gallon.

    Spent some change over $1,011 on fuel this week for right at 3,000 miles.
     
  7. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    I run a fairly limited area and haven’t used mudflap yet. I’ll fuel in Knoxville tomorrow and the TA is $2.65 today and the cheapest mudflap is $2.67.
    Here’s some prices in IL
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  8. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Hard to beat 33 cents per mile fuel bill right now. Good mpg and good cost per gallon.
     
  9. Chrisap55

    Chrisap55 Light Load Member

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    I had a 7,000lb load from WI to AL and now have a 38,000lb load from GA to Chicago. Averaging over 8.4mpg this week. Usually around 6.9-7.2.
     
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