On-site vs. Off-site Fleet Fueling
Finding the Best Solution for Your Commercial Fleet
When you operate a commercial fleet, there’s very little benefit to fueling up at a retail gas station. Commercial fleet fueling will be better for your bottom line, no matter what. But, depending on the type of vehicles you’re operating and the size of your fleet, you might want to weigh your options when it comes to the benefits of on-site or off-site fleet fueling—or even setting up a bulk fueling station. The pros at Bolkema have been working with businesses across Northern New Jersey and Orange and Rockland Counties for almost a century, and we’re happy to discuss your needs and help you determine the best option for your fleet.
What’s the Difference?
Off-site fueling means you fuel your vehicles at our fueling station. It’s different than heading to a retail fuel location—a Shell or Mobil or even a discount gas station, because our fueling station is reserved for our clients, and you can enjoy a better price than retail, and better quality than the discounters. It’s a great option if you have a smaller fleet of mainly on-road vehicles.
On-site fueling means we bring a fueling truck to you and fill your vehicles at your location. That’s great for construction companies with multiple jobs at different locations, for example. Your vehicles stay on the job site, and we fill them on your schedule.
Bulk fueling is when you have a mini fueling station on your site, and we make sure you have the fuel supply you need.
What’s for You?
As with many questions, the answer depends on factors particular to your business and your needs. What are your usage patterns? How much do you spend annually on fuel? Do your vehicles use different types of fuel—on- and off-road diesel, for example, or regular gasoline?
Generally, on-site fueling and bulk gas and diesel delivery services save the most time and money. Your crews save time because they don’t need to take time off from the job to fuel up. With on-site fueling, we take care of that before or after each shift, so your teams are ready to get to work.
You also save money because you aren’t using gas to drive from jobsites to fueling locations. The cost to send your vehicles just two or three miles out of the way to fuel up really add up! Onsite delivery removes those costs. Dispatch and rout planning are also more efficient: there are no detours or extra mileage to get fuel. (And, no lost receipts, or receipts with a few snacks or a coffee added on.)
Not Strictly Business
Our fleet fueling services are designed to work for all kinds of clients. School districts and municipalities also need diesel fuels and gasoline for school buses, snowplows, fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, trucks and equipment for road repairs, commercial mowers, and equipment for maintenance of parks and public spaces, transit buses, shuttle buses, paratransit buses and more.
Want to know more about the advantages of fleet fueling? Ask any of the many commercial fleet operators in northern New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, trust Bolkema for their fleet-fueling needs. Bolkema understands the importance of a reliable source of quality gas and diesel—after all, we operate our own fleet of delivery and service trucks and need to keep them on the road to serve our customers. Or, contact us today!