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Why do I need a fleet card

  • Blog
  • 13 September 2017

Fuel cards offer a range of different business benefits. Whether it’s saving money, or reducing the time you spend on admin. We’ve listed some of the benefits to fuel cards highlighting why they are something your business should consider.

Why do I need a fleet card

Quick and easy invoices

One of the main benefits of a corporate fuel card is the ease of payment that it can provide to your business.

At fixed intervals, you’ll be presented with one comprehensive invoice which will detail the total fuel card usage and full amount payable. You’ll usually receive an invoice every 7 days.

This method of handling your fleet’s fuel needs can drastically reduce your own administrative burden, which will free up more time to work on the rest of your business.

Peace of mind for drivers

Fuel cards are a great way to help your drivers feel completely reassured that they’ll never be caught short and needing cash when they need to refuel in the middle of a long drive.

Because fuel card invoices are paid weekly instead of directly at the pump, drivers will always be able to keep their vehicles topped up. While the reduced administrative burden is a benefit to the business overall, the fact that your drivers will no longer need to worry about calculating expenses claims as a result of paying for fuel out of their own pocket will help reduce their own stress, allowing them to focus purely on the job at hand.

Keeping track of a large fleet

Similarly, some corporate fuel cards offer discounts on fuel purchased using the card. While the savings might not appear to be much if you have a small fleet they could certainly help trim unnecessary spending.

With a larger fleet, you’ll stand to save a lot more, as you’ll also be spending a lot more to keep the fleet on the roads. What would be a smaller saving in a small fleet becomes a far more substantial money-saving solution in larger businesses.

These savings could then be funnelled into a range of improvements for your business. For example, you could choose to use those savings to save even more money by upgrading to more fuel efficient vehicles, energy-efficient lighting, or replacing some older inefficient machinery to bring down your bills further. Alternatively, you could use it to fund an expansion you’ve been thinking about by saving towards new premises, or adding a new service to your business.