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Any suggestions on fuel optimizer programs other than ProMiles?

The cost seems a bit high on the Promiles program if you have to purchase their main program for $895.00.

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You can sign up for their online program here and it gives you a one week trial of their online software that Kevin was talking about. It gives you access to ProMilesOnline and FuelTaxOnline. The monthly subscription cost for both services is $59.00 a month or $39 individually (if you do not have to/want to do your own IFTA).

I use Find Fuel Stops up until I heard Kevin talking about the ProMilesOnline. When I found out they have a free trial for a week, I signed up and already think I'll be signing up for the $39/mo ProMiles and might consider the $59/mo for both services but I have to find out if I'm able to (per carrier) and how I would get my own IFTA to report it on my own. I like the way the carrier does it so I'll probably just let them keep doing so.

It lets you setup custom discount rates at different chains, configure the speeds on the roads in the states for the trip planning features (you can tell it when you're starting the trip, how long you drive between DOT breaks, how long DOT breaks are, how long loading/unloading takes, how long fueling takes, etc and it plans your trip) It also spits out a route to follow and gives you the total fuel tax cost for the trip (great for having it take another route that might be just as acceptable to run that trip with) and gives the miles per state breakdown.

It then gives you the best fuel stops based on criteria entered (fuel level, how low you're willing to run tank, how full you want tank at end of trip, min amount of full to add at each stop, mpg, tank size, etc).

For the week I'm running right now, and I'm planned out till Monday, I'm saving about $110 using it, so in one trip it's already paid for itself for almost three months. I definitely see the value in it. It'd be nice if they had a mobile app but it did wok from my Android phone when I tried it earlier this morning before I could get on the computer to do it.

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We have not done an in depth search on this but it seems to us that instead of fuel optimization get the NASTC fuel card. If you take the cost of promiles ALONG with stop here and add .... Then stop here and add ..... You are probably better off just using the deep discount of there fuel card.

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I thought that it was a bit expensive at first but bought it mainly because of the convenience of not having to always go online a little over 2 years ago. With a bit of tweaking I've got it working like a champ and easily saving $100/month on fuel - on top of discounts i get within my network!

It does occasionally have me stop and buy the minimum amount I set (60 gal) but only to get me to where I can fill up at a lower rate down the road. I can make an extra stop to put $$$ in my wallet. I also love that I don't have to keep up with subtracting the fuel tax from the retail price, the program does it for me.

Spent $895 - saved around $2,500 so far - and counting :-)

NOTE: There was a time a few months ago when I couldn't get fuel prices to download. It took a few weeks for them to solve the problem which was frustrating.

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I just use a free app on my phone called Fuel Book and my brains... it allows you to put in 3 states, 3 highways and it will show you the cheapest place to fuel by price,distance and less ifta (cheapest actual fuel price).

Works great for me.

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www.findfuelstops.com I use this for every trip. They have a paid service of some sort but i only use the point A to B which is free. shows all t/s along way with pump price and most importantly the "less tax" price. Also shows mileage from origin city and oor miles if the t/s is off your practical route a bit. try it, you won't be dissappointed. works great on my browser on my android phone.

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I’ve also been using findfuelstops.com for a couple years. It’s free, easy to use, and breaks down cost - tax. The only down side is it redirects your browser sever times. It’s a way of google and all the other internet advertisers to get their foot into your system and add 1st party cookies.

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