Allstar and Masternaut join forces to make fuel cards smarter
Masternaut and Allstar Business Solutions have partnered
to launch what they call “a smarter fuel card solution”.
Masternaut’s Fuel and Maintenance Card links into its
telematics platform, providing alerts on misuse and automatic reports to save
time and money.
By combining a strong software platform, location data,
and fuel cards, the Fuel and Maintenance Card gives HR, fleet managers, and
operations managers the tools to save time and money.
When asked, 19% of drivers admitted they ‘guesstimate’
the distances they have driven and 36% said they intentionally over claimed on business-related
expenses, resulting in a potential £1.6 billion damage to the British economy.
Fuel cards, used to pay for 20% of transactions at petrol
stations, offer a first line of defence and control against misuse, linked to a
driver or vehicle, according to Masternaut. But with the addition of telematics
data, managers can now have a superior level of control and insight into
expenditure, the company said.
The Masternaut Fuel and Maintenance Card has been
designed to simplify claims and identify misuse, by combining fuel card data
with Masternaut’s vehicle tracking data. It seamlessly integrates with
Masternaut Connect, the fleet platform, and provides auto-reporting on any
In addition, users of the card will have access to pre-negotiated discounted
rates on labour and parts from more than 9,000 garages and an online booking
Mike Hemming, Masternaut’s UK professional services
director, said: “Fuel represents a large chunk of a fleet’s operating cost, and
it can be very time-intensive and manual to analyse fuel misuse and over claiming. The true integration between Masternaut fuel cards and our Connect platform
will cut admin time by instantly highlighting any discrepancies straight to
Tony Murtagh, director of sales at Allstar, said:
“The combined data and analytics that customers will be able to benefit from
will provide a 360 degree view of fuel spending and usage, enabling
identification of weak points and inefficiencies that can swiftly be improved
to reduce spend and increase productivity to the benefit of both drivers and
Dhruv Parekh, Masternaut’s CEO, added: “Through
automating manual tasks, lowering wasteful behaviour, reducing unnecessary
claims, and through discounted maintenance pricing, many of our customers are
seeing substantial savings. The holistic view Masternaut provides on distance
travelled, fuel misuse, and mileage expenses enables businesses to reduce their
fleet’s total cost of ownership.”