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TSD Logistics RV Fuel Savings Card

Have you heard about the TSD logistics RV fuel savings card? I am sure by now you have heard all about it from your RV friends. We think it is a great way to save money on your fuel budget. Today we are going to answer all your questions about the card, so keep reading!

TSD Logistics fuel savings card by EFS

How Much Did the TSD Logistics RV Fuel Card Save Us?

We’ve had the card for a couple of months and have been able to use it on four occasions.

  • Pilot: 40+ gal / 0.49 per gallon savings / total savings $19.90
  • Loves: 44+ gal / 0.53 per gallon savings / total savings $23.34
  • Flying J: 31+ gal / 0.37 per gallon savings / total savings $11.63
  • Loves: 29 + gal / 0.50 per gallon savings / total savings $14.54
  • Average savings per gallon: $0.47
  • Total savings after 144 gallons of fuel: $69.41

How the RV TSD Logistics Card Works

  • Savings will fluctuate based on fuel prices and contracts between EFS and the fuel companies.
  • According to TSD, you can save 0.30-0.40 per gallon on average, but you can see we have saved more than that already.
  • Although, you can purchase DEF and other items with your card, discounts are only on fuel.
  • The card can be used at over truck stops** across the country including Loves, TA & Petro.
  • There is a free app you can use with the card to save even more called EFSCardControl. The app will allow you to map the truck stops in your current area. It also shows the current fuel price.
  • The app tracks your spending and discounts.
  • It is free to apply for the card.
  • There are no fees associated with the card.
  • You pay for your purchase like you would a debit card. TSD takes the amount from your checking account in 1-2 days.
  • It is not a credit card.
  • Savings are only obtained from the trucker lanes on diesel, not regular gasoline.
  • A fee of 0.65 may appear on some transactions. The fee is charged by the gas station, not TSD. So far we have not seen this fee.

**TSD no longer has a contract with Pilot/Flying J. This does not mean they will not be able to work together in the future.

TSD Logistics fuel card app
Free App to Track Your Savings

How Does TSD Logistics Make Money

  • TSD makes a profit from a portion of your savings. They take 10% of the money saved with your discount. For example, we saved $19.90 from Pilot, and TSD kept $1.90. 
  • If you use the app, it will not show the amount TSD takes from your savings. You will see that on your checking account statement.

Why People Worry About the TSD Logistics RV Fuel Card

cyber security
  • You are required to give TSD your social security number and your checking account number.
  • People are afraid to give out their social security number but if TSD needs to hunt you for down for a payment they need your SSN. They do not do a credit check with your SSN.
  • People worry about hackers getting into their checking account.

Why You Should Not Worry

  • TSD is not a new company it has been around since 1980.
  • They work with large companies such as Michelin, Goodyear, and Firestone.
  • If you are still nervous, you can open a separate checking account just for your TSD card. That is what we did. It won’t help with the social security number but it may give you peace of mind with your checking account. If TSD is ever hacked they will only gain access to the small amount you keep in the TSD checking account.
  • But just so you know TSD works hard to keep your account secure and prevent hacking.
TSD Logistics charity partners
Charities TSD Sponsors

How to Get a TSD Logistics RV Fuel Card

  • Fill out the application.
  • You can also print the form and mail or fax it if you prefer.
  • It takes about 1-3 weeks for processing.
  • Once you are approved your card will be mailed to you.

****UPDATE: There is a new secure application procedure that will require all information when you apply for the card including banking info and social security number.

TSD Logistics Fuel Program Referral

We are not affiliates or partners with TSD, but they do love it when we spread the word. If you add the name Phil Farley in the ‘referred by’ box, we will receive a $25 gas credit. Thank so much in advance!

Ready to use the card for the first time? We will walk you through the process step by step!

So there you have it!

TSD in a nutshell!!

****UPDATE: There is a new secure application procedure that will require all information when you apply for the card including banking info and social security number.

It’s Worth It!

Do we think it is worth the small risk! Absolutely!! The risk is equal to any other credit card you carry in your pocket right now! Our current savings of over $69 says it is worth it! We will also continue to track the savings and share them with you at our end of year budget review in May.

Let us know how much you have saved if you already have the TSD card.

Author: Stacy, You, Me & the RV, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, 2020

24 Comments

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    Ainslie

    I got the card in January per your recommendation (and I mentioned Phil for referral!) All we going swimmingly until a driver @ a Loves came behind me and filled up another $350 on my card even though I had replaced both nozzles believing the transaction complete. TSD were great to refund the additional charge (even my 150 gallon tank couldn’t take $500 worth!) and it was easy enough for Loves to work out with their surveillance system. Bottom line – be careful to make sure your transaction is finalized before you move out. And TSD are honorable!

    I am totally bummed about losing Pilon/FlyingJ. I loved going there and built up a great deal of rewards. Their RV discount card is a joke comparatively. They have lost me as a customer. I guess Loves will be my new …. love.

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    Kenda

    We applied for our TSD card 2 weeks ago so we would have it before our full time life begins. Only took a week to get our card in the mail. Based on comments I saw, I was expecting the card to arrive right before we made the transition. Haven’t needed to use the card yet but seeing the TSD price via the app makes me happy we have it.

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    Mike & Donna

    Opened up new checking acct and just completed our application ~ used your referral name. Thank you for all the info. Mike is currently doing OR State Park Hosting volunteering off and on. Getting house ready to put up for sale and will hopefully be in our 5th wheel full time by Oct. I will be working full time the last 3 months of the year remotely from the trailer and will transition into part-time retirement as of Jan 2021. Looking forward to the next chapter of our life.

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    Jeffrey R Davis

    I recently applied for the card. A couple of more thoughts for when you apply.

    1. DO NOT give them your account number with the on-line application. The form actually warns you of that even though there is a space for it (I believe that is retained for corporate accounts). They WILL call you for that information. You can give them the routing number and bank name as that info is public domain anyway (I am a recently retired bank executive).

    2. When they call, the number will likely get placed as spam and if you have spam blocking apps, the number will get blocked. I only accidentally figure out what it was about after recovering and listening to the VM they left with the legitimate call back number they left. Once I called them, I retained the number as a contact for future reference.

    Nice people and I look forward to using the card.

    Oh….and for those fearing loss of information/money….Regulation E puts your risk of loss at $50 for electronic funds transaction as long as you take reasonable care to protect your information, so the potential risk is minimal even if you are compromised on the account. Talk to your specific bank about this regulation for more info.

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    John Dekle

    Appreciate the info on TSD. Changing Lanes mentioned it recently but you filled in all the gaps so I applied for a card and gave your name as the one who referred me to them. I look forward to the savings.

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    Jim

    Hey, I am disappointed I cannot use this card for Gas fill-up on my Class C motor home.

    Is there anyway to use this card for a GAS FILL UP ?

    Regards,

    Jim

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    Dennis R Wenger

    I’m just a little confused with the mixing of the terms “gas” with fuel. This is works with savings on diesel, correct?

    Iow, with my gas Class C, I would not see any advantage?

    Regardless, the video was very informative.

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      Kevin Klein

      Hello Phil and Stacy,
      After watching many of the YouTube’s that my wife and I follow, I finally pulled the trigger in getting the TSD fuel card, using Phil as a reference. Phil was the best one to explain how it works. We are going full time RVing on the first of May. We have a Ram 3500 pulling a TT but are hoping to get into a 5th wheel by years end. We are going to Quartzite this weekend and the fuel card will help out. We are hoping to cross paths with you in our travels. Thanks again!

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        Terrance

        It will be 6 months to a year before we are ready to buy our RV and begin traveling. Should I wait to sign up for the TSD fuel card or do it now?

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          Youmerv

          It doesn’t cost anything to have the card. You can sign up whenever! As long as you are planning to get a diesel you will be all set.

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    Michele Kassahn

    You said only good at truck lines, Can I fill up my f250 diesel in those lines or can I use car line diesel? I hate to annoy truck drivers.

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        Lynn Feltner

        The nozzles on the pumps in the commercial lanes are too big to fit our 3500, so we have no choice but to use the regular lanes. A total bummer because we would be all too happy to find a discount like this on diesel!

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      Jim Simpson

      The card is only good for diesel fuel and you have to use the truck lanes. I had a trucker come over to explain that I could fill up the diesel truck in the car lanes instead of waiting in the truck lanes. I explain that we had a Fleet Card and the savings we were getting . He stated he didn’t think that his company was getting that good of price for fuel.

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      Youmerv

      You can fillup in the trucker lanes. Some truckers may be annoyed just as they are annoyed when we drive through with our class A even though we do not fit in the car lanes. As long as you drive in, fill and keep moving it will be fine. Besides, you will fill quickly compared to the truckers.

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    Jim Simpson

    The wife and I Love your videos. We saw another channel (Changing Lanes) that talked about the card. Just went on a trip from Wisconsin to North Carolina and Florida then west to New Orleans and back home. We where driving our pickup truck and used the card 8 times for a total savings of $78.39. It was great not having to go in to the truck stop. Safe travels and keep up the good work.

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    Cathal

    Very timely video and info on the TSD fuel program as I had been planning on looking into this. Saw your video today which answered all my questions and signed up listing Phil as the referred by…. Thanks for the information!

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