Companies using fuel cards are seeing many benefits to their haulage fleet costs and business administration time. However, with so much choice and many named brands providing fuel cards as a service, it is often a hard choice finding the right one that gives the best package for your organisation.
One of the biggest benefits of getting fuel cards is that you can get a fixed price on your fuel instead of having to pay the differing forecourt costs. Unfortunately though it doesn’t mean the prices are set at one rate as there are many continuing forces that affect the oil market from economic factors such as taxes and inflation, to seasonal demands and, global or political events. Although the costs of your fuel cards will be affected when these factors are taken into consideration you can guarantee the cost of fuel will still be cheaper than making cash purchases every time you need to refuel from the petrol station.
There are many types of flexible fuel card solutions that can be tailored to suit different business needs. One supplier, Fuelmate, have a unique service of creating a package for your fleet that gives you the option to use multiple providers but bringing the costs into one monthly invoice instead of the hassle having to make multiple payments.
Fuel cards are provided by some of the worlds main oil brands such as Shell, Texaco, Total , Keyfuels and BP. Getting a fuel cards package with one or all of these companies can give you the freedom and flexibility to apply for a card that you can use both nationally and internationally. It is always good to check before selecting your fuel cards that there are plenty of your provider’s stations on your fleet route or within the location of your haulage depots.
When finding the right fuel cards for you to go with a supplier than can guide you through the decision making process and help you with a choice that makes the most financial and logistical sense for your fleet.