AS 24, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, has been specialising in the distribution of fuel to transportation professionals for 35 years.
With its extensive network of stations, dedicated to heavy goods vehicles, the company is an established European leader in the supply of fuels and mobility services for HGVs.
“AS 24 anticipates transporters’ future needs, by continuously enhancing its offer to adapt to the most innovative technologies and offer a wide range of services to its customers,” said the company.
AS 24 provides refuelling services in 29 countries including 250 stations in France, located conveniently to the main highways as well as in industrial zones and areas with high levels of logistics activity.
Stations are fully automated, accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and suitable for HGVs with wide lanes, high-flow nozzles, ‘full double tank’ equipment and AdBlue supply.
The company also distributes alternative fuels for HGVs running on compressed natural gas (CNG, bioCNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).
“To better support transport professionals in their energy transition, AS 24 is implementing a CNG deployment program within its network of service stations in France and Europe,” explained the firm.
“The aim of this dev-elopment, in collaboration with TotalEnergies, is to operate 50 CNG stations in France by the end of 2024 (within TotalEnergies and AS 24’s networks) and a network of more than 100 LNG stations in Europe accepting the AS 24 card by 2025.
“AS 24 is supporting the energy transition of its European customers to LNG by gradually developing LNG corridors in Europe with the help of its partners in different countries.”
The company says its fuel cards, designed for transport professionals, offer a powerful, secure and easy-to-use solution for fuel payments.
“The AS 24 secured fuel card, single or double (driver and truck), allows refuelling in more than 1,500 AS 24 stations throughout Europe. The AS 24 Eurotrafic secured card provides access to the entire AS 24 network, as well as to TotalEnergies’ partner stations. It also gives access to toll networks in 18 European countries.”
Further benefits of the fuel card offering are said to include maximum security with a chip that cannot be cloned, and the ability to suspend and reactivate cards at the click of a button from the digital customer area and from the fleet manager mobile app, in the event of loss or theft. Users can set a budget, calendar and geographical blocking limits, generate alerts for any abnormal card use, and easily exploit transaction data.
Transport professionals can also count on a service designed by the teams at AS 24 both at toll plazas and on European toll roads, whichever technology and modalities are used (DSRC, GNSS, prepaid, post-paid, etc).
“Throughout Europe, AS 24 offers a personalised solution to all its clients, whichever the size of their fleet and how often they travel within a country.”
“Since 2016, and with the support of its partner TotalEnergies, AS 24 has been developing the PASSango toll box by gaining accreditation and acceptance in many European countries.
“The objective is to support all international transporters so that they meet their tax and toll obligations and rights, while improving their day-to-day management.”
The benefits of this are said to include simplified toll management with a single point of contact, unified invoicing for all European transactions; simplified VAT recovery; native-language advice and support on toll procedures in 18 countries; and responsive journey management with the ability to order, block, request a new country and reassign a vehicle in Customer Area 24/7.
“Optimised mobility costs are a further advantage,” says AS 24. No deposit is required for PASSango toll boxes, with service charges and usage fees invoiced only for toll transactions and only for the countries which have been visited.
Enhanced security is provided via a link between the AS 24 Eurotrafic secured card usage and the vehicle’s PASSango toll box geolocation.
As well as real-time fleet tracking, route optimisation, personalised alerts and data sharing with charterers is also available.
“In addition, AS 24 guarantees access to discounts from highway companies, especially in France, and support its clients in claims and/or fines procedures,” added the company.
Furthermore, AS 24 offers a variety of tools to help facilitate fleet management. The AS 24 Customer Area allows management of the entire fleet in complete security – accessible on a computer, tablet and smartphone, providing a clear, real-time overview of vehicle activity.
Features include the management of fuel cards and toll tags: creation, cancellation, alerts, setting parameters, etc; GPS tracking of the fleet; and expenditure tracking, with access to service station prices and transaction and invoice details. Users can also control expenses via fixing ceilings and monitoring transaction anomalies.
AS 24 is continuing to digitise its services, and offers two mobile apps: a Driver app, designed to enable drivers to locate all service stations in the network (with details of any closures or work in progress); and the Fleet Manager app, to allow fleet managers to access the main functions of the Customer Area on their smartphone.