QBE has announced a new partnership with The Fuelcard Company.
From July, all qualifying QBE motor fleet clients will have access to preferential prices on diesel, using one of the Fixed Price fuel cards on offer from The Fuelcard Company giving them estimated savings of around 4p a litre over the course of a year.
Through the deal, approximately 215,000 commercial vehicles managed by QBE insured fleet operators will have access to competitive fuel prices beating rising pump prices and benefiting from an exclusive fixed weekly diesel price. Users will also benefit from HMRC approved VAT invoices and The Fuelcard Company’s free fuel analysis in order to assess current spend and analyse efficiency.
QBE motor fleet clients will have the choice of four different fuel card products offered by the Fuelcard Company, including Keyfuels, Texaco, Shell and Esso.. Businesses can start using this service straight away at no cost and are not bound by any contract. The Fuelcard Company’s only requirement is that a minimum of £300 is spent by each business every month.
The real benefit of a fuel card comes from the increased control managers have over fuel usage which can lead to substantial long term savings. Businesses are able to monitor the fuel usage of individual drivers as well as the entire fleet, providing managers with a wealth of information. This can help to identify areas where savings can be made, such as routing, or training drivers to adopt a more fuel efficient driving style.
Matthew Crane, the managing director of Motor QBE European Operations, said: “In the current economic environment, cost savings are essential. We appreciate the pressure our clients are under and are constantly striving to find ways to alleviate that when we can.”
Jakes de Kock, marketing director at The Fuelcard Company, added: “With oil prices rising and fuel duty at an all-time high, it has never been more expensive to operate a fleet than it is today. With operators so hard-pressed, we are pleased to be able to offer them a service that is certain to make their lives easier and their businesses more efficient and cost effective.”