1. Know the Signs of Card Skimming
According to FICO (March 2018), the number of compromised ATMs and point-of-sale devices increased by 8% in 2017, including gas pumps. Educate your drivers on the signs of card skimmers at the pump to maintain their own safety and keep costs low. Two signs of card skimming are broken seals on fuel dispenser doors and active Bluetooth signals. These signals try to glean fuel card information from 100 feet of the gas pump.
2. Plan Where to Drivers Fuel
In some cases, drivers will receive their fuel card and route without any further instructions on where to go to receive fuel. This will increase chances of fueling at stops irregular to the route and may be more expensive to buy fuel to go to the next stop. When drivers are told where to fuel at certain stations along the route, costs will be kept low and more consistent throughout the fleet. Because of this, finding irregularities in reports will also be easier to do.
3. Do Not Hand off Your Card
The driver should be the only person handling the card and protecting the PIN. If the card is handed off to another person, that increases the chance that the card’s information will be cloned and stolen. The PIN number should also not be shared with other people, not even coworkers.