Card-Based Solution Allows Fleet Managers to Track Fleet Spending and Maintenance
HOUSTON -- Jiffy Lube today launched the new Jiffy Lube® Fleet Card, which offers fleet customers a more convenient solution to ensure their drivers get in, out, and on their way during their Jiffy Lube® preventive maintenance experience. The Jiffy Lube® Fleet Card addresses Fleet Managers' need for an easy-to-use, expense management tool that simplifies vehicle maintenance management. Fleet Managers can now access monthly reports itemizing services by driver, location, date and time through a secure online Web site; where they can also monitor purchases in real-time and ensure that policies are enforced.
"The new Jiffy Lube® Fleet Card enhances our ability to serve as a strategic business partner and provide value to fleets of all sizes," said Ferdi Mostert, global fleet's manager at Jiffy Lube International. "The card-based solution is easy-to-use and we're confident it will help deliver cost savings and efficiencies to our fleet customers by speeding service times and eliminating unauthorized purchases."
Tracking & Customization
The Jiffy Lube® Fleet Card offers a secure Web site for Fleet Managers to create customized maintenance plan parameters, track expenses and evaluate vehicle service trends. The establishment of purchase boundaries helps to reduce unauthorized purchases and disputes, control costs, and ensure service transactions are more efficient. The customization tool is a unique feature enabling Fleet Managers to create maintenance plans specific to their business needs.
The Jiffy Lube® Fleet Card stores maintenance plan parameters, eliminating delays at check-out. Since the Jiffy Lube Fleet Card is a credit card, Fleet Managers no longer need to approve individual transactions. To streamline the process, each driver is provided with a Driver ID, similar to a pin on a debit card. It identifies each vehicle, facilitating an easy point-of-purchase approval and payment process.
Jiffy Lube® is taking its security measures even further to protect customers. The Jiffy Lube® Fleet Card program requires that the driver, vehicle, and the Jiffy Lube® Fleet Card are present at each transaction. This extra layer of security minimizes the performance of services outside the controls the Fleet Manager has set, providing a higher level of protection for Fleet customers.
About Jiffy Lube®
Jiffy Lube International Inc. ("Jiffy Lube"), with more than 2,100 franchised and company-owned service centers in North America, serves approximately 27.5 million customers each year. Jiffy Lube pioneered the fast oil change industry in 1979 by establishing the first drive-through service bay, providing customers with fast, professional service for their vehicles. Headquartered in Houston, Jiffy Lube is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Shell Oil Company. Visit http://www.JiffyLube.com to learn more about Jiffy Lube and vehicle care.
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