One of the biggest concerns for the transportation industry is the high cost of fuel, which is why those who drive for Greatwide are eager to take advantage of our fuel discount program. The program is slightly different for owner-operators and company drivers, so we’ll explain the differences here.
This job title indicates that you own your own tractor and possibly even your own trailer. If you are an owner-operator, you are considered a small business owner, since you take care of your equipment and pay your own operating expenses. You might end up making a little less money than a company driver, but the freedom of taking whatever routes you want and living the lifestyle that’s right for you are often worth it.
Plus with the fuel discount program from Greatwide Logistics, rising fuel costs can be less of a concern for owner-operators like you.
Our program that is designed for owner-operators went into effect on May 1, 2012 and provides you with savings of up to $3,000 in fuel costs each year. To secure maximum benefits, you must sign and return your Schedule E as soon as possible. You can begin benefiting from the fuel discount program by using your Comdata card at Flying J and Pilot fueling locations whenever possible. For the first year you’re signed up, you’ll earn triple points that can be used toward purchases of:
- Household appliances
- Recreational products
- Wi-Fi service
The program also makes you eligible for benefits such as:
- Special pricing on Flying J and Pilot merchandise
- Sweepstakes entries
- Birthday rewards
- A free shower credit with every 50-gallon fill-up
If you’re a company driver, you’re an employee of Greatwide Logistics and you drive our equipment. We cover all operating expenses, including fuel and maintenance. While you are paid by the mile, you also receive great benefits, enjoy consistent home time, and are only responsible for minor living costs.
The fuel discount program for company drivers went into effect on April 16, 2012. Now, all company drivers who drive for Greatwide must purchase over-the-road fuel from Pilot and Flying J locations. Just like owner-operators, you get triple points during the first year to put toward a variety of purchases, which are outlined above. The program also makes you eligible for the benefits offered to owner-operators.
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