Keyfuels is using Multimodal to unveil ControlMax, an online portal that gives fleet managers complete control over the use of their drivers' fuel cards.

They can create and change a wide range of rules such as maximum or minimum transaction values, the number of transactions in a day or week, the days of the week or times of day the card can be used, and blacklists and whitelists of filling stations that drivers cannot use or must use.

The manager can also select the action to take if one of the rules is breached – instant alert via text or email, daily or weekly email report, decline the transaction or decline the transaction and block the card.

Rules can be set for individual cards or groups of cards within the fleet and blocked cards can be unblocked by the fleet manager using ControlMax. Any changes take effect within one hour of being entered in to the web portal.

Keyfuels now has 300,000 cards issued in the UK which are accepted at almost 1,900 sites, and it has had to work closely with all the filling station networks to get their systems to talk to Keyfuels' server.

While designed mainly to increase the control fleet managers have over the use of fuel cards, the system will also more quickly identify and prevent fraudulent use, either by the driver or criminals who clone the card.

  • Multimodal takes place at the Birmingham NEC on 28-30 April.