How does a fuel bonus work?

When the price of diesel started getting out of control transportation companies started implementing fuel bonuses as a way to incentivize drivers to control their fuel cost. Not all companies offer fuel bonuses and typically fuel bonuses are only paid to company drivers. The theory is that paying drivers a monthly, quarterly, or annually fuel performance bonus for getting better fuel efficiency and higher MPG would help the company reduce their total fuel bill.  There are many factors that contribute towards the driver’s fuel economy. If the company does offer a fuel performance bonus the driver should try to find out what determines the payout of the bonus. A driver obtaining their fuel bonus can sometimes be outside of their control.