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National Logistics Management saves carriers cash at the pump

By: | at 08:00 PM | Channel(s): Intermodal  

Expands Partnership Advantage, programs to maintain strong carrier base

Logistics Management (NLM) refuses to stand still while high fuel prices inflict damage on their carriers. Instead, NLM, a non-asset based third-party logistics provider, is proactively combating market challenges by offering approved carriers an opportunity to join the SuperFleet ’ a commercial fueling program from Speedway offering deep discounts on gas prices. The program also provides Web-based tracking and management tools for fuel expenditures. SuperFleet is the latest in a suite of operational enhancement programs NLM already offers its carriers through the company’s Partnership Advantage.

‘SuperFleet allows our carriers to save a significant sum on one of their most costly day-to-day operations ’ fuel expenditures,’ said Scott Taylor, CEO and founder, NLM. ‘SuperFleet is an important edition to our overall Partnership Advantage, which helps ensure NLM operates with a strong, reliable carrier base, and further demonstrates our commitment to fostering a collaborative relationship with some of our most important business partners.’

Upon joining SuperFleet, NLM’s approved carriers are able to obtain fuel with a Speedway credit card at substantially lower costs than current market price at more than 5,800 Speedway locations nationwide. No fees are associated with use of the card.

More than point-of-sale savings, SuperFleet offers a total fleet management program designed to help control costs and monitor vehicle performance. SuperFleet carriers are granted online accounts which provide monthly fuel expenditure reports each carrier may customize according to individual business needs. Features of the SuperFleet monthly management report include:

  • Separation of vehicle, driver, and/or department activity for quick analysis
  • Miles driven and miles per gallon tracking capability
  • Tracking fuel cost per mile
  • Reduced bookkeeping/accounting expenses
  • Gasoline/diesel discounts when the account is paid on time

SuperFleet is part of NLM’s Partnership Advantage, an effort promoting collaboration among carriers and loyalty to customers by providing cost-saving incentives to approved carriers. One of the additional benefits of the Partnership Advantage is NLM’s participation in the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership. Upon joining SmartWay, NLM carriers are provided with fuel saving/emission reducing technologies and tips, such as idle reduction. NLM also offers carriers programs for discounts on lodging and acquiring safety and compliance materials.