08/01/2020

As you can imagine, the Fuelmate team get asked a lot of questions on a day to day basis and a lot of those questions come from prospective, new and existing customers. The team have listed their top 10 most popular questions that may help you make an informed decision on the right fuel card for your business. 1. Where can I use fuel cards? This is a question we get asked a lot. The simple answer is that it depends on the fuel card you choose. Fuelmate is one of the only Fuel card pr...

20/12/2019

If you’re an employer or manager of a fleet, you’re probably familiar with the main benefits of fuel cards. However, you may not be aware of the benefits of fuel cards for employees. In this post, we will explain the benefits of fuel cards for employees, as well as answering the question, 'how do fuel cards work for employees?'. For employees, it’s good to know that once a company has successfully applied for fuel cards, they can be assigned either to individuals wit...

19/12/2019

Keeping company vehicles fuelled and on the road throughout the year is a crucial part of running an efficient business fleet and there are many different options available to a fleet manager. The two most popular and effective methods are either fuel cards or fuel bunkering. But every company is different, so which option is best for your business? We compare the benefits of both options to help you make the decision that will benefit your business the most. Bunker fuel meaning When we s...

12/12/2019

A fuel card has many benefits for employees and businesses alike. With three of the main benefits being: Cost savings at the pump Convenience for drivers Efficiency in payment and invoicing The convenience of using fuel cards at different forecourts and paying a penny or two less than the pump price, as well as easy invoicing and online management, are the main reasons fuel cards are so accessible for businesses. There are few exceptions to the rule of course, but generally speaki...

04/12/2019

What is AdBlue? AdBlue is a liquid solution; its main purpose is to help reduce pollutive emissions that occur when using vehicles with diesel engines. A common variety of this solution is Shell AdBlue - you might have seen it at fuel stations. The solution is poured into a separate tank to the fuel and when the solution meets the exhaust system, ammonia is released and enables a reaction, transforming nitrogen oxides into two different substances. Both water vapour and nitrogen are created b...

02/12/2019

Do Sainsbury’s take fuel cards? There can sometimes be a level of uncertainty regarding fuel cards for supermarket brands such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons etc. These brands don’t actually have their own individual branded fuel cards, meaning a Sainsbury’s fuel card doesn’t physically exist. However, you can still use fuel cards at these stations as an alternative method of payment to debit/credit cards and cash. Supermarket fuel cards are the type of fue...

22/11/2019

Before we discuss those garages with AdBlue on pump and the benefits they can bring for HGV drivers, in particular, let’s take a quick look at some key points regarding AdBlue and what it’s used for. A quick introduction to AdBlue AdBlue is used to help reduce harmful exhaust emissions in diesel vehicles. It’s a fluid that is fed into the exhaust, which reacts to the gas produced during the combustion process, nitrogen oxide. You can find portable containers of AdBlue in ...

21/11/2019

With the fluctuating price of fuel starting to creep back up, you may be looking at ways to reduce your fuel costs. If your drivers are currently using a fleet credit card or paying cash for their fuel, have you thought about using fuel cards instead? Although they may seem similar to credit cards, it’s not always efficient to use a credit card for fleet usage. In fact, if you’ve been using a fleet credit card for fuel benefits, you may be missing out on several key benefits prov...

18/11/2019

With so many fuel card locations and options out there, a common question is ‘where can you use UK fuel cards?’. In this post, we will give you a brief guide to areas, networks and locating tools to help answer this question. Where Can I Use my Fuel Card? Where you use your fuel card depends on the type of vehicles your fleet drives and where your vehicles drive. For example, you may just want localised coverage or national access, depending on where business takes you. You may...

25/10/2019

As a business, there are multiple benefits of using fuel cards, with one of the main benefits being efficiency, with fuel cards saving businesses substantial admin time. However, in order for a business to benefit the most from their fuel cards, understanding and reviewing activity on fuel cards so you are able to make changes and adjustments accordingly, is essential. In this post, we will talk you through how you can review usage on company fuel cards, including online account management, indi...