Cross Country Automotive Services Offers 'Green' Fuel Card Program to Improve the Environment, Help Roadside Assistance Service Providers Manage Fuel Costs
Cross Country Automotive Services (Cross Country), the largest provider of driver and vehicle assistance services in North America, today announced a new program for the members of its roadside assistance service provider network that supports environmental efforts and helps providers better control their fuel purchases, which are often their largest operating costs.
The new discount fuel fleet card program allows Cross Country's roadside assistance service providers to obtain Cross Country-branded credit cards from petroleum sales marketer 360FuelCard that can be used to purchase discounted gas and diesel fuel at more than 30,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada. There are no monthly or annual fees, and service providers can obtain an unlimited number of fleet cards. The cards can be assigned to vehicles, drivers or both, in order to track usage and limit expenditures for Fuel Only, Fuel & Maintenance, or Fuel, Maintenance & Other Spending. Service providers can set pre-authorized spending limits per card, or limit them by day, week or month. The cards can require electronic driver identification and odometer entries to prevent unauthorized use.
The program benefits the environment, as 360FuelCard will donate 10 percent of all profits from card purchases to Carbonfund.org, a not-for-profit organization that provides carbon offsetting and greenhouse gas reduction options to individuals, businesses and organizations. Carbonfund.org supports specific projects focused on domestic and international renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation around the world. The carbon offset projects are third-party validated to the highest certification standards.
"In return for the immediate response and high quality service that we require from our network service providers, we continuously look for products and services that provide value and can help them to compete more efficiently in the market," said Charles Cavolina, Cross Country's senior vice president of service delivery. "Moreover, this is a 'green' option that benefits our environment that we are proud to support and is particularly unique, given that it is tied to fuel consumption."
"We are excited about our new partnership with Cross Country Automotive Services and its decision to offer the 360FuelCard," added Steve Fowler, 360FuelCard's vice president of business development. "Our program allows Cross Country to offer its qualified service providers one of the most advanced online fleet card products available, while enabling them to also demonstrate their support for improving the environment."
About Cross Country
Headquartered in Medford, Mass, Cross Country Automotive Services (www.crosscountry-auto.com) is a leading provider of enhanced claims management services to automobile manufacturers, insurance carriers and driver and vehicle assistance services to motorists in North America and Europe. Cross Country's products include its flagship emergency roadside assistance and connected vehicle (telematics) services, available through ATX Group (www.atxg.com), a Cross Country Automotive Services company with operations near Dallas and Dusseldorf, Germany.
Cross Country's 37-year heritage signifies the company's dedication to providing personalized, innovative customer solutions that enhance loyalty for its clients and improve the safety and convenience of the driving experience for their customers. The company operates response centers in Medford, Mass; Sebring, Fla; Tucson, Ariz; and Sault St. Marie, Ontario (Canada), handling annually over 15 million voice and data contacts with motorists. Cross County Automotive Services is a member of the Cross Country Group, one of the largest privately held providers of customer service programs in North America.
360FuelCard (www.360fuelcard.com/) is a sales and marketing company that partners with petroleum merchants to build profitable fleet business both at the fuel island and inside the store. The company was founded by veterans of the fleet card industry who understand the needs of the merchants who accept the card and the fleets that come to their sites. We believe that companies that sell or purchase fuel as part of their daily operations also want to do their part in offsetting the CO2 produced by the fuel. 360FuelCard is creating a Preferred Network of environmentally conscious petroleum marketers who want to increase their business while making a difference in protecting the environment.
Carbonfund.org (www.carbonfund.org) is the leading nonprofit carbon offset and climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce and offset their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting third-party verified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org has over 450,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,200 business and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Motorola, Amtrak, Volkswagen, Dell, JetBlue, and Staples.
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