When it comes to managing fuel, a fuel card can be a flexible friend that saves you a fortune and lots of time, too.
Fuel cards provide a number of benefits, including complete transparency of fuel costs, automated reporting and exception reports and simple VAT management.
Some companies mistakenly believe that fuel cards mean they have to pay for all their employees’ fuel, but simple processes can ensure that the company only pays for the fuel required to cover business mileage.
Just ask your fuel card provider and they will be happy to help.
Fuel card suppliers
AA Fleet Advantage Card
The AA has joined forces with Arval to launch the AA Fleet Advantage card, a service that helps take the hassle out of fleet management and helps you get on with running your business and satisfying your customers.
It offers a choice of two levels of vehicle-based breakdown assistance, fuel purchase at around 95% of UK outlets, including supermarkets, and the ability to pay for servicing, maintenance, tyres, batteries and exhausts, windscreen replacements and vehicle hire on the one card.
The market-leading AllStar fuel network currently covers 95% of all UK filling stations, although it is in negotiations with BP about its partnership with some sites.
More than 1.2 million of its fuel cards are now used in the UK.
BP provides a range of fuel related management services, from fuel to fuel cards and online services.
The BP Plus card is accepted at more than 2,000 sites and offers access online to BP AccountManager and BP FleetReporter.
70% of people live within a two-mile radius of the 900-strong Esso network in the UK and the card provides access to a total of 2,000 sites
The euroShell card can have a positive effect on your company’s fleet management operations, thanks to: increasing site numbers, support in reducing business administration, tracking driver spending patterns and by helping to control your fuel running costs.
Recently chosen as the 2007/8 “Fleet Partner of the Year” by Business Britain Magazine.
Texaco Fastfuel card
A Fastfuel card gives companies access to Texaco’s network of 1,200 Texaco sites and more than 300 UK Fuels sites.
Keyfuels and DieselDirect offer access to fuel at prices agreed by the fleet with preferred bulk suppliers. Keyfuels is aimed at large users and DieselDirect at the smaller commercial fleet.
With access to a network of more than 300 sites, the card can also be used to obtain discounts with the AA and ATS and there are no card charges or monthly fees.
ReD Fuel Card
The ReD UK DIESEL card is a fuel card for core HGV and LCV fleets.
It provides access to a network of 3,000 multi-branded sites throughout the UK. ReD Fuel Cards (Europe), part of Retail Decisions (ReD), is a specialist supplier of fuel cards, independent fuel bunkering and integrated fuel management to the commercial transport sector.
Total’s partnership with Shell and BP gives customers access to use TOTALCARD in more than 3,000 service stations in the UK.