HOUSTON --- Jiffy Lube has introduced a new fleet card aimed at simplifying Jiffy Lube preventive maintenance. The Jiffy Lube Fleet Card provides an easy-to-use expense management tool, the company said.

Fleet managers can access monthly reports itemizing services by driver, location, date and time through a secure Web site. 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 fleets 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."

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, to control costs, and to ensure service transactions are more efficient. The customization tool lets fleet managers 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.

Moreover, 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.