16/04/2019

Running a fleet is an expensive and time-consuming business. It’s no wonder then that anything that saves time and money is a hit with fleet managers. That’s why fuel cards are so popular. Often, they shave a penny or two from forecourt prices, and with single invoices taking away the pain of processing individual fuel receipts, they save time as well. Or at least, that’s the theory. Sadly, it doesn’t always work out that way. The fact is, some less ethical f...

16/04/2019

There are a lot of benefits of a fuel card that bring efficiencies to your business regardless of the size of your fleet. From a single vehicle to hundreds, there are many reasons why fuel cards are better than any other form of payment, including cash and credit cards. In this blog, we examine the top 10 benefits of a fuel card to your business. 1. Save Money At The Pumps This has to be one of the top fuel card benefits. It is the only method of payment that offers discounts on ...

16/04/2019

In a previous blog, we talked about how hidden costs charged by unethical fuel card providers can drive up the price per litre by a significant margin. With lots of hidden costs to watch out for, fleet operators could be paying tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds over the odds for the fuel they buy. But hidden costs are not the only thing that could be leaving you out of pocket. Another trick of the industry is to convince fleet operators they need a full UK coverage fuel card...

10/04/2019

On the surface, choosing which fuel card is the best might seem like an easy task. After all, how much variation can there be between one fuel card and another? They all do the same thing, right? Well no, actually. In fact, there’s a whole host of things to consider when matching a fuel card to your business to ensure you get the best fit and the most value. Here are the seven most important things you need to take into consideration when deciding the best fuel card for you. ...

28/03/2019

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, so goes the old saying. And maybe there’s some wisdom in that. The trouble is, often when things are broken they still don’t get fixed because of the perceived cost of fixing them. That’s something we experience at Fuelmate on a regular basis. Companies know they ought to switch fuel card supplier but they are reluctant to because they think the process will be difficult, dangerous and disruptive, with no guarantee of benefit;...

12/02/2019

If you operate a fleet, fuel cards can bring a range of benefits. The most obvious of these is a direct financial saving compared to using cash or a credit card. As vehicle purchase and running costs are often the second biggest expenditure for any business after salaries, any savings that can be made are welcome. VAT invoices also negate the need to collect receipts. Significantly reducing your administration time and ensuring accurate claims can be made quickly and efficiently. It is...

03/10/2018

Mention the word urea and a number of things are likely to spring to mind. The key component of nitrate fertiliser, for example, might be your first thought, or a solid substance fish excrete in place of urine. Others still might tell you it is a key component of hair removal creams such as Nair and Veet. Yep, it’s pretty useful stuff is urea. It gets everywhere! One thing you might be surprised to hear though, is urea is helping to reduce air pollution caused by diesel engine...

21/08/2018

When it comes to buying fuel, too many business owners rely on credit cards without realising it could be damaging their company. This is hardly surprising. Most people understand credit cards and are comfortable with the pros and cons. A fuel card, on the other hand, is something new, something different. Why risk it when you can stick with the devil you know? Well, when it comes to buying fuel, a credit card might well be the devil. A fuel card, by comparison, could bring some positi...

23/07/2018

HULL-based family business, J.R. Rix & Sons Ltd, grew turnover by 17 per cent in 2017 with all companies in the Group reporting an improved performance on the previous year. Group revenue increased by £60m to £407m in the 12 months to December 31st, 2017, with profit remaining stable at just under £5m. Holiday home and lodge manufacturer Victory Leisure Homes continued to make inroads into the industry, growing market share significantly and increasing sales f...

09/07/2018

Things are about to get a whole lot easier if you’re a BP fuel cards customer. BP is rolling out AdBlue pumps for commercial vehicles across its UK forecourts, with dedicated dispensers now available at more than 85 sites nationwide. The AdBlue pumps will feature on HGV lanes and are fitted with specifically designed nozzles for use on HGVs. These new pumps are great news for AdBlue users because it finally means drivers can refuel and fill up on AdBlue at the same time withou...