LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Mid-America Trucking Show) – ONE20 – the nation’s largest free membership for professional truck drivers – announced today that it is adding the ONE20 Fuel Program as a membership benefit, with the potential to save ONE20 members thousands of dollars a year in fuel costs.
Fuel programs are a dime-a-dozen in the trucking industry, and some can save drivers between 5 cents and 20 cents per gallon at select locations. However, when considering monthly membership fees, transaction fees and other expenses, the real savings may be far less than advertised.
Launching in Q2, ONE20 members will have access to deep discounts – as high as 55 cents per gallon – on fuel at more than 2,000 participating retailers nationwide, including the “big three” and hundreds of independents. The program will allow independent truck drivers and smaller fleets to take advantage of a fuel card program, a much-needed benefit with huge savings potential – an average of 20 cents off per gallon at in-network retailers – that is often hard to come by for the industry’s smaller trucking fleets.
The ONE20 Fuel Card will be unique, with no card fee, no account management fee, lower in-network fees and higher in-network discounts.
“Fuel costs are a major pain point for drivers, particularly independent owner/operators with razor-thin profit margins,” said Christian Schenk, CEO of ONE20. “Like all of our membership benefits, the ONE20 Fuel Program is designed to be the easiest and most rewarding fuel program in the business, helping to fulfill our mission of giving drivers what they want and need to be successful in business.”
All ONE20 members qualify for the ONE20 Fuel Program, as it has two parts. There will be a prepaid option with no credit check, as well as the option to convert to credit upon approval. Members can sign up at www.one20.com/benefits/fuel to be the first to know when the program goes live.
In addition to the fuel program, ONE20 members can also take advantage of other benefits including:
Free Roadside Assistance
ONE20 Roadside, powered by RoadsideMASTERS, is an added benefit for all ONE20 members. To take advantage of roadside, drivers simply need to download the ONE20 MAPS app or use the ONE20 F-ELD. MAPS users get up to a 10-mile free tow, while F-ELD users can take advantage of a free tow up to 25 miles, among other benefits. As long as drivers actively use ONE20 products, there is unlimited use.
Free Engine Warranty
ONE20 and National Truck Protection (NTP) are now offering qualified drivers a free truck engine warranty, with no inspection required. Drivers can log on to one20.com/benefits/warranty to see if they qualify for a free engine warranty. Other drivers can get a deeply-discounted premium NTP warranty through its partnership with ONE20, a rare opportunity to purchase an aftermarket engine warranty.
White Glove Wireless Program
ONE20 is launching an e-commerce solution to help drivers with their wireless needs. The program, slated to launch in April 2018, provides white-glove customer service to drivers while they’re on the road. With ONE20 Wireless, drivers will be able to update their wireless data plans for multiple carriers, upgrade their phones and get technical support. In addition to wireless and data plans, drivers will have access to discounted accessories and bundles for items such as headsets, mounts, charging devices and more.
Health and Wellness Programs
Through ONE20 Strong, members can take advantage of free fitness and meal planning programs designed specifically for drivers on the road. In addition, members can purchase various insurance offerings (health, dental, vision, accidental/occupational) through the ONE20 Health Insurance Marketplace.
Drivers can save up to 40 percent off retail prices through ONE20 Tire. The program leverages relationships with warehouses across the country and has a list of preferred installers. Online ordering is easy and tires ship to anywhere in the country in four days or less.
Free Load Board with Premium Freight
Load boards are typically an added expense for small fleets and independent drivers. The ONE20 load board is free to members and makes it easy to find loads while on the road. Drivers can search by preferred pickup city, drop off city, deadhead distances and timelines – all for free.
Additional Member Benefits
ONE20 members enjoy exclusive deals and discounts on the products and services they use every day on the road, as well as free truck-safe navigation, an ELD with free monthly service, and more benefits that continue to be introduced on a regular basis. The company also works hard to partner with other transportation organizations that are looking to deliver a better life on the road for drivers.
Compared to paid membership-based organizations, such as OOIDA and NATSC, ONE20’s free membership offers better, more exclusive and more cost-efficient benefits for drivers. For example, NATSC charges drivers $250 per year for its membership, while many of its benefits are fee-based add-ons. OOIDA membership costs $45 per year and nearly all of its member benefits require an extra investment. ONE20 membership is free and always will be, its add-on services often have a “freemium” offering and any fee-based services are priced with drivers’ budgets in mind. This eliminates some recurring expenses and gives drivers more bang for their buck.
To learn more about the ONE20 Fuel Program or the any of the ONE20 member benefits, visit www.ONE20.com or visit ONE20 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Booth #72055 (the ONE20 Beer Garden).
ONE20 is the first free membership built exclusively for professional truck drivers, with the sole purpose of increasing respect and savings for American truckers and their families. Members join by downloading the ONE20 MAPS app or by using the ONE20 F-ELD and get immediate access to unmatched tools, benefits and services. ONE20 partners with dozens of other companies in the transportation space to bring valuable benefits to drivers at no to little cost. Visit ONE20.com to learn more.