How many fuel cards does your company use?
“We use between 25 to 30 fuel cards for our fleet of 115 company vehicles (vans and lorries).”
How many employees do you have?
“We have 35 staff in the UK and about 200 subcontractors.”
What motivated you to get a fuel card?
“We are in the transportation business which means that the ease of use and cost savings that a fuel card offers makes sense. We drive approximately half a million miles each month to deliver goods across the country. Our entire business runs on vehicles and a fuel card offers improved convenience, cash flow and accessibility.”
How long have you been using fuel cards and which ones have you used?
“We first signed up for a fuel card in 2006 and used Esso, Shell, Total and BP fuel cards before moving to Tesco. Tesco was a much better choice because supermarket fuel is priced significantly better than elsewhere and it’s accessible – Tesco stations are everywhere.”
Have the challenges of the current economic climate contributed to your decision?
“Yes, costs saving are more important than ever. Using a fuel card enables us to constantly monitor and set budgets.”
Have you noticed cost savings as a result of the fuel card?
“Definitely. As a result of using a Tesco fuel card we have saved approximately 2.5 per cent of our total annual fuel spend.”
Besides cost savings, what other benefits have you noticed?
“In addition to lower fuel costs, a fuel card helps us monitor spending and has improved our cash flow by providing 15 days credit before paying. It has also made claiming expenses back for employees significantly easier.”
What benefits are you looking forward to with fuelGenie?
“We are excited to have access to an online system. This will help us monitor purchases and help with fraud prevention.”