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AAA offers new cost-saving programs for roadside assistance fleets

by Robert Darnall | Feb 18, 2009

Nation’s largest motor club teams with Sokolis Group, Fuelman to provide financial relief to service providers through fuel card program, fuel management consulting

Orlando, Fla. - 2/18/2009 - As businesses across the country look for ways to cut costs, AAA is rolling out two cost-saving programs available to its more than 10,500 road service providers. The nation’s largest motor club has partnered with Sokolis Group and Fuelman® to offer a cost-saving fuel card program and fuel management consulting.

The Fuelman MasterCard Card® offers AAA service providers a discount on fuel and non-fuel purchases anywhere MasterCard cards are accepted. An extra discount also is available at any of the 17,000 participating Fuelman locations. The program has customizable card controls to reduce unauthorized use including dollar limits and purchasing restrictions—such as allowing purchases at fuel and maintenance merchants only. Service providers will also have access to online account information and transaction detail.

In addition to the discount fuel card, for AAA club and affiliated service providers with fleets of 25 vehicles or more, Sokolis Group offers fuel management and fuel consulting at a discounted rate. As part of Sokolis Group’s fuel consulting services, it conducts local fuel market surveys, negotiates fuel pricing on a local/regional level and analyzes the fleet’s current fuel practices. Sokolis then designs and delivers a cost-effective comprehensive fuel program to reduce overall fueling costs.

“AAA is pleased to offer these cost-saving programs to our network of service providers,” said Marshall L. Doney, vice president, AAA Automotive. “The Fuelman MasterCard card provides savings to service providers of all sizes. And for larger fleets, Sokolis Group’s consulting services can offer a tremendous cost savings. One of AAA’s club fleets has already experienced monthly savings of $12,000 as a direct result of the program Sokolis Group developed for them. In these tough economic times, everyone can benefit from these fuel savings programs.”

 

About Fuelman

For more than twenty years, Fuelman, a division of FleetCor, has helped thousands of businesses and government entities streamline fleet fuel purchasing, reduce fueling expenses, and optimize operational efficiencies for fleets of all sizes. FleetCor, headquartered in Atlanta, was established in 2000 and today, is the largest global fleet card issuer. FleetCor's card programs are marketed throughout the U.S. and Canada under a variety of private-label and proprietary brand names, including Fuelman®, FleetNet®, CFN® and Mannatec®. For more information on Fuelman, visit the company's web site at www.fuelman.com. Fuelman is a registered trademark of FleetCor. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International, Incorporated. Fuelman MasterCard Card is issued by Regions® Bank, pursuant to license by MasterCard.

 

About Sokolis Group

Sokolis Group’s primary business is fuel management and fuel consulting company with the dedicated resources needed to survey the fuel market, negotiate fuel pricing, analyze fueling-practices, develop money-saving strategies and deliver comprehensive fuel programs that will improve companies’ bottom line. Sokolis Group’s fuel audit functions have saved its clients hundreds of thousands of dollars. More information on Sokolis Group fuel management and fuel consulting services are available online at www.SokolisGroup.com.

 

About AAA

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

 

Press Release Contact:

Pamela Bartz
Email:pamela.bartz@fleetcor.com
Phone: 678-969-7628

Christie Hyde
Email: chyde@national.aaa.com
Phone: 407-444-8003

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