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Allstar and Masternaut join forces to make fuel cards smarter

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 discrepancies.

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 service.

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 your inbox.”  

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 managers.”  

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.”