In a move designed to help the transport industry mitigate the effects of fuel prices, Scania is introducing its own fuel card. Launched on 5 November 2012 and available to all UK transport operators from single-vehicle owner-drivers upwards, the Scania Fuel Card will enable companies of all sizes to bulk fuel prices.
"While larger fleets are able to benefit from bulk purchases of fuel, the same does not hold true for smaller operators," says David Hickman, director – services development and service sales for Scania (Great Britain) Limited. "Not only does that cost them, it also puts them at a considerable competitive disadvantage. So the Scania Fuel Card has been specifically designed with owner-drivers and smaller fleets in mind – although we'd be happy to welcome larger players into the scheme too."
The service will be administered for Scania by The Fuelcard People, which is part of DCC plc, one of the largest fuel distributors in the UK. The Fuelcard People already has 145,000 fuel cards in use, which between them account for seven million transactions a year.