Case Study: Guttman Fleet Fuel Cards

By: Jon Babyak / February 14, 2020

BDR Express, Inc.
Saving Fees, Gaining Peace of Mind

CHALLENGE
A mid-size warehouse and truckload logistics company based in Frederick, Md., BDR Express operates about 40 box trucks and tractor-trailer rigs. BDR's general manager told us his fuel card supplier had been charging multiple, non-negotiable fees, but offering zero fuel discounts and poor customer service. A typical headache: Just ordering a handful of new cards required placing an 800 call, navigating a maze of automated menus, and making repetitious customer-number entries. A simple transaction like this could consume 30 minutes of phone time.

SOLUTION
After a face-to-face conversation and a detailed fuel-use analysis, Guttman proposed a five-vehicle trial. BDR accepted. Four weeks later, BDR compared Guttman's fleet fuel card no-fees approach, customized pricing structure, and personalized customer support with the old vendor's performance. Point for point, that comparison added up to an easy decision: BDR switched card programs and rolled out the Guttman fuel card all across its fleet. BDR has gained a responsive, trusted, cost-effective partner— a family-owned company with a network of 65,000 conveniently located fueling locations.

BENEFITS
For a bulk hauling and courier service company like BDR Express, the switch to Guttman's fleet fuel card has yielded immediate, positive impacts.

  • Gone are hundreds of dollars per month in processing, truck stop, and program maintenance fees.
  • Stable fuel costs and more favorable payment terms add up to greater peace of mind.
  • And, with a direct line to a consistent, dedicated service rep, BDR's fleet manager can painlessly resolve the rare questions that do come up.

TESTIMONIAL

“We have been delighted with the switch we made over a year ago now to Guttman Energy's Fleet Fueling Card program. Everything they claimed, from significant per-gallon savings to no monthly fees, has proven exactly as advertised. I have enjoyed the program so much that I have convinced several of my counterparts at other trucking organizations to successfully join the program as well. Looking forward too many more years of success with this collective fuel-saving partnership.”

Andrew Hill 
General Manager
BDR Express Inc.

To learn about Guttman Energy fleet fueling card program, call Jon at 724.489.5158.


Categories: fuel cards, fleet fueling card


Jon Babyak

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Jon Babyak

Each customer has their own unique fueling needs, so by listening to their issues I can come up with a customized solution. I take pride in providing personal customer service to fulfill each customer's long-term requirements.


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