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December, 2016
Fuel fraud and how to avoid it

The holiday season is typically the most popular time for fuel fraud to strike. And fleet fuel cards are a common target.

Though we at LeasePlan Canada have one of the most secure...

The holiday season is typically the most popular time for fuel fraud to strike. And fleet fuel cards are a common target.

Though we at LeasePlan Canada have one of the most secure purchasing tools in the industry, and as a result have seen very little fraud over the past few years, it could still happen. 

The Quebec Provincial Police are warning of current fraud in the marketplace. Thieves take advantage of distracted holiday travellers, but there are ways to avoid fuel fraud now and throughout the year:

  • First and foremost, pay inside the fuel station. While Pay at the Pump is quicker and more convenient, it does pose the highest risk.
  • If you must pay outside, chose a pump that is in clear view of the attendant and avoid outside lane pumps. These are the ones that are typically targeted for the installation of cloning devices.
  • Memorize you PIN numbers and shield the keypad from the view of others.
  • Always review the purchase for accuracy BEFORE signing or finalizing with your PIN number entry.

For more information on how you can help reduce the risk of fraud hitting your fleet, contact us at 1-855-588-3677.

15
December, 2016
Important News for 407 ETR Drivers: The New Toll Highways
30
September, 2016
Tougher Penalties for Drug-Impaired Drivers Coming to Ontario

The province is improving the safety of Ontario roads by bringing in penalties for drug-impaired driving that match those already in place for drunk drivers.

Starting October 2, 2016,...

The province is improving the safety of Ontario roads by bringing in penalties for drug-impaired driving that match those already in place for drunk drivers.

Starting October 2, 2016, drivers under the influence of drugs will face the following penalties:

  • A $180 penalty
  • An immediate licence suspension of three days for the first occurrence, seven days for the second occurrence and 30 days for the third and subsequent occurrences upon failure of a roadside sobriety test
  • A possible 90-day licence suspension and a seven-day vehicle impoundment following further testing by a drug recognition expert at a police station
  • Mandatory education or treatment programs, and installation of an ignition interlock device in their vehicle, for drivers with two or more licence suspensions involving alcohol or drugs within a 10-year period
26
September, 2016
Buying Premium Fuel?

Are you buying Premium fuel for your vehicle? Do you really need to? Most vehicles that do require the higher octane fuel have a reminder inside the fuel door. Anyone else - save your money! It's...

Are you buying Premium fuel for your vehicle? Do you really need to? Most vehicles that do require the higher octane fuel have a reminder inside the fuel door. Anyone else - save your money! It's of no benefit to you.

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