What’s That Wednesday: OTR

By Published On: February 14, 2024Categories: Daily Market News & Insights, What Is It Wednesday

In the vast and dynamic realm of transportation, over-the-road trucking stands out as a fascinating and essential facet. But what exactly does it entail? Today’s What is That Wednesday article will dive into OTR trucking and how fleet cards can potentially benefit your fueling needs.

Over-the-road trucking, often abbreviated as OTR, is a form of trucking that goes beyond conventional short-haul routes. It involves transporting freight over extensive distances, sometimes spanning hundreds or even thousands of miles.

Where and How Do They Fuel?

Over-the-road (OTR) trucks primarily replenish their fuel at dedicated truck stops situated along major highways and interstates. These specialized stops feature high-flow diesel pumps designed to cater to the needs of large vehicles. Payment for fuel is commonly facilitated through fleet or company-issued fuel cards specially crafted for commercial vehicles. These cards not only offer convenience in transactions but also frequently include discounts and comprehensive transaction records, aiding in effective fleet management.

The cost to fuel an over-the-road (OTR) truck can vary based on several factors, including the current price of diesel fuel, the fuel efficiency of the truck, the distance traveled, and the specific route taken. At Mansfield, we can accommodate your needs whether you are a company driver or owner-operator.

Advantages of a Fleet Card

Fleet cards empower businesses with spending control, preventing unauthorized expenses and ensuring adherence to budgets. They often secure fuel discounts, especially beneficial for large fleets, and generate detailed transaction reports for efficient expense tracking. Equipped with advanced security features, such as PIN codes and real-time monitoring, fleet cards surpass traditional payment methods in mitigating fraud risks.

Mansfield Solution

Mansfield Fleet Cards provide a seamless and versatile solution for managing your fuel expenses. Mansfield is a dependable partner for meeting your over-the-road (OTR) trucking fuel requirements, offering a range of solutions such as fleet card options. Our fleet cards provide a variety of benefits and advantages including:

  • 24/7 Dedicated Customer Support
  • Mansfield Fleet Cards are accepted at fueling locations nationwide.
  • Access to real-time, detailed, and transparent data to see when and where your drivers are fueling.
  • Custom-tailored fleet card programs to meet your business needs.
  • Consolidated fueling transactions into one secure platform to centralize control and payment.
  • Discount network for potential fuel savings.
  • Assistance in truck driver retention.

Curious to learn more about how you can equip your business with Fleet Cards? Contact us today to learn more!


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