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Old 02-19-2020, 04:31 PM   #1
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TSD Logistics fuel card

Does anyone have one, and can tell me anything about it?
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Old 02-19-2020, 04:42 PM   #2
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I have it. Have only used it once because of our local travel not including truck stops. But the gist of it is:
  • You get discounts at the TRUCK pumps at specific truck stop brands (Loves, Flying J, Pilot, TA/Petrol, Ambest, Road Ranger, and Sapp Brothers
  • The discounts seem to range from 30-60 cents per gallon
  • TSD charges a 10% fee (but the savings can still be substantial); some stations (TA-specifically) charge a 65-cent fee per transaction for using an EFS card
  • I haven't figured out if there's a discount on DEF yet
  • You are able to start the pump without going inside and then 1-2 business days later, TSD does an EFT from your specified bank account
    • Some people will open a separate bank account solely for this since it's an EFT
  • You cannot double-dip with the Good Sams discount for Pilot/Flying J
  • You should not use the front RV lane pumps
  • You do need to provide your SSN to them during the application process; they say they don't do a credit pull or anything but it's there in case the EFT doesn't work
  • Minor/below market fees are imposed if a transaction fails or if you provide bad banking info

They have a good Facebook group if you're a Facebook user and want to learn more before signing up.

I'm happy to answer any questions. My first fill-up of my pickup truck, I saved like $10. My buddy who pulls with a HDT saved something like $90 on 210 gallons.

I use truck stops when traveling anyway, so it was an easy one to sign up for.
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Old 02-19-2020, 04:42 PM   #3
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Oh and they offer a referral credit if you put someone's name down as to who referred you. Has to be a real name, not online screen name. If you can use mine, I'm happy, just PM me. If not, I'm happy still that you're saving money.
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Old 02-19-2020, 04:56 PM   #4
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Great Program...sign up and you will save money on fuel.

Numerous happy campers with the program.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:59 AM   #6
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I signed up for one yesterday. Halla suggested I consider it, so I put him down as who referred me. I watched one of the YouTube videos from their Facebook page and people were saving $.60+ per gallon. I'm down for that!
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:59 AM   #7
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On a recent trip to Oregon from Colorado, we used alll Loves Truck stops which gives the best discount, and saved over $300 round trip. That is a significant savings! We are currently on the south and havenít been near one of their affiliates, so I donít know the savings in Louisiana or East.

I highly recommend it.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:30 AM   #8
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I just received my card also. I was already using the Love's app. I have now loaded my card to the Love's app. It appears that when I pull into the truck fuel lanes I would then pull up the Love's app. The app will know what location I'm at. You would then select which pump and whether you need only diesel or def too. So if this works like it says it does, the pump would be on and ready before I even step out of the cab.

You might as well load the CAT Scales app while you are at it. The CAT Scales app will know where you are. Pull onto the scales, input the code from the scale you are on and the weight of your rig is texted and emailed to you. I think the weight ticket is $11 bucks or so.

So using either app there is no need to go inside or talk to anyone.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:11 AM   #9
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Well, count me in. We are doing several long hauls up and down the east coast this year. PM inbound ependydad.
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I won't be far behind you. Several trips planned this year. I saw this a few weeks back on YouTube. Makes sense.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:20 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the feedback
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I just received my card also. I was already using the Love's app. I have now loaded my card to the Love's app. It appears that when I pull into the truck fuel lanes I would then pull up the Love's app. The app will know what location I'm at. You would then select which pump and whether you need only diesel or def too. So if this works like it says it does, the pump would be on and ready before I even step out of the cab.

You might as well load the CAT Scales app while you are at it. The CAT Scales app will know where you are. Pull onto the scales, input the code from the scale you are on and the weight of your rig is texted and emailed to you. I think the weight ticket is $11 bucks or so.

So using either app there is no need to go inside or talk to anyone.
The only time we ran into a problem with needing to go in the store was in Oregon. They wanted a PO from our trucking company. We had to explain we were an RV. Once we did that, there was no problem at all. Also, we filled with DEF right at the pump. I think it’s a 10% discount or something like that. It’s a ton cheaper than buying the containers at Walmart or wherever! And, no extra weight to carry or having to find a place in the compartments to carry it!
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The only time we ran into a problem with needing to go in the store was in Oregon. They wanted a PO from our trucking company. We had to explain we were an RV. Once we did that, there was no problem at all. Also, we filled with DEF right at the pump. I think itís a 10% discount or something like that. Itís a ton cheaper than buying the containers at Walmart or wherever! And, no extra weight to carry or having to find a place in the compartments to carry it!
I'd fill DEF at the pump even if it was more expensive- just for the convenience factor! But you're right, it's cheaper than buying the containers.
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While we are talking about Truck Stops here is another tip. Do not select refer. Select tractor, which is both sides and def if you need it. Refer is for refrigerated trailers.

When the big trucks pull in with a refer, they select tractor and refer. First they fill the tractor and hang up both nozzles. They pull forward and then remove nozzle and fill the refer tank.

So if you select refer and then hang up nozzle the machine won't cancel out your sale. It is waiting for your refer tank to be filled. Sometimes it is even a different price cuz you don't pay road tax on the refer. It might even be the red dyed fuel.

I was traveling with a buddy in his truck behind me at the pump. I didn't know so I hit refer. I filled both sides, hung up the nozzle, moved forward and went inside to pay. My buddy moved forward, picked up the nozzle and started pumping.

When I was trying to pay the nice lady said you can't pay yet cuz the pump is still running. My buddy owed me $90.
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I signed up as well, MasterBlaster told me about it. Since the HD is still sitting in winter storage I will not know if it saves me money or not until maybe April. lol.
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Heard good things about the money savings at the big truck stops (loves, Petro, etc.) Based on the fact that they're usually 30 to 40 cents high, I'm guessing the actual savings over other independent stops is more like 20 cents or so. I got as far as the ACH authorization and decided I'm fine sticking with the protections afforded by my credit card company and the little bonuses that come along. I'm sure I'm leaving some $ on the table, but not convinced its enough to get worried about
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Speaking from experience, if it sounds that good, be aware. They want access to your bank account!
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Speaking from experience, if it sounds that good, be aware. They want access to your bank account!
They do; however, one just needs to open up another/new account and keep a very low balance in it to make sure there are no shenanigans. Keep just enough money in it to cover the fuel you buy.

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Old 02-24-2020, 08:47 AM   #19
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I don't think there is anything out there that is totally secure. The company has been around for 40 years and majority of their customers are OTR truck drivers who use this card every day. It's a draft that you authorize which means you can unauthorize it at any time.

For the way we travel it seems like a great deal. I've always read to buy fuel at the busy places. Also the truck stops are built for bid trucks so I know my 39 foot motorhome and Jeep toad will fit just fine. Filling both tanks at once and def is a plus. I have a local station I use some times, but I have to jockey the rig to get to both sides of the pump.

If the bank draft thing worries you the other card there is another card issued along with the club FMCA. This card is called TCS. It's a little different because you give them money ahead of time. So you pre fill the card. TA Petro is their main stations along with Ambest, Sapp Bros, Road Ranger, PWI and Roadys. I have not heard of some of these in my part of the country.

I did a test transfer from USAA and the $50 showed up the next morning.

So now I have both cards and it gives us more choices. We aren't going to head down side streets to find a cheap local. On and off the highway quick is more efficient for us. Stay safe out there.
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If using this, should probably setup it up with a Checking account. Savings accounts limit the amount of withdrawals to 6 per month or you will get hit with a penalty. ACH withdrawals count toward the 6.

If you put down a bunch of miles, you could hit that limit quickly since the withdrawal is per transaction.

Currently, I am using the Pilot/FlyingJ RV card because they let you accumulate up to $1000 before you have to make a payment. Has anyone compared the savings to Loves ?
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