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Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by Pro3500, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Pro3500
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    Any gas vans using EFS cards? Wondering if they work at the gas islands. T-Chek worked at the pump at Pilot and FlyingJ but not at loves or TA. Had to go inside first. Just wondering if I want to go with the new EFS card or not.
     
  2. xmudman

    xmudman Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Yes they do. They’re fee happy though: $1.25 for each transaction, and loading fees from $1-$5. My carrier uses EFS to give me a 25% fuel advance. It’s hella better than sitting OOS because you don’t have fuel money.


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    • BigStickJr

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      IF You’re OOS ( for Financial reasons )until you get an advance on your load, it’s time to re-evaluate your business plan.
      Running that tight leads to poor load decisions.

      Maybe more so in Straights. It looks like very little difference between an average load and a good load in a van. Then occasionally a van gets great loads. I’ve hauled a few of those in my Straights.
       
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    • hapearce1
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      hapearce1 Seasoned Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Pilot and Flying J EFS works for gas outside, except at Charlotte, NC, which I would avoid at all costs.

      You also collect shower points there, and get $.03/gallon off a already competitive price.
       
    • Pro3500
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      Who’s oos because of money? Just wondering if anyone is using this card for gassing up. I find a big spread in money on some van loads. Did a Canada load of few weeks ago that paid just under 1300,00 for 525 miles. Did a Cali load out of Tulsa got paid full rate for DH back to Tulsa. My business plan is solid lol. Not sure how it was assumed it wasn’t for a fuel card question. I don’t use credit for gas. Never have. Ran on advance from loads way back in the early 80’s for my big trucks. Still do the same today in the little truck.
       
    • Grizzly

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      Ya might wanna take another look ....
      I get over 4% of my fuel purchases back in rewards for using my credit card. I simply use it as a fuel card. If your cash flow is good, it doesn't make sense not to.
      Oh, and the rewards $ are redeemed in prepaid cards .... basically cash. Have you ever used rewards cards to purchase a new set of tires for your van? I have .... it's awesome! Each prepaid card has $50 .... hand the guy at Discount Tire a stack of cards ... he's gotta run each one individually ... lol
       
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      Ragman Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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      When i was driving, my cc was tied to my Speedway rewards. I used speedy points to get fuel for my car. It was like free gas.....
       
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