DBI Control Fuel Card Services

DBI Control: Outstanding support from Fuel Card Services

We always aim to ensure our clients receive the best level of support, right from the initial setup of an account through to how it’s managed moving forward.

As such, it’s always great when a customer contacts us to say how well our team’s been performing and the benefits they now receive from working with Fuel Card Services.

Easy to use fuel cards and always helpful

Chloe Picton of electrical engineering and control panel manufacturing specialist DBI Control recently got in touch to highlight the excellent start the business has had to partnering with us.

Ms Picton said: “Leanne was really helpful and explained all the options available to us so now we have made the decision to change to the fixed price card as we believe that is the best option for us.

“Overall, the fuel card makes paying the bills very easy and keeps [us] up to date with what is being spent by everyone in the company.”

She added that the switch to using fuel cards has also seen some knock-on benefits for staff, as they no longer need to spend out of their own pockets and then get reimbursed for the diesel they use.

Ms Picton concluded that DBI as a whole is “very happy with the service” we’re providing and, in particular, the sterling efforts of Leanne.

DBI Control operates a fleet of three vans and make use of the Shell One fuel card. The company spends between £300 and £500 per month on diesel fuel for its vehicles.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “Receiving such high praise from another satisfied customer pays great testament to the efforts our team put into delivering the best possible service. It’s always nice to receive such positive feedback.”

Hall Bros Groundwork Fuel Card Services

Hallbros Groundwork: Tele-Gence is ‘transparent, accurate and informative’

Businesses working with Tele-Gence are able to gain enhanced visibility into their fleet operations and we can help to deliver great savings for our customers.

Annie Grace Hall, operations manager at Hallbros Groundwork, has been in touch to highlight the ease with which our services are delivering lasting benefits for the firm.

Ease of use at the heart of our services

“Since my company started using Tele-Gence, it makes a lot of difference from what we’ve used before,” she stated. “I’m very happy that the services I get are always accurate and very informative.”

Ms Hall went on to highlight the additional transparency in the company’s operations that working with Tele-Gence has provided, noting: “I’m able to see a whole report for all my vehicles and my drivers whenever I want.”

She added that the whole team is “very thankful” for the support offered by Tele-Gence and concluded with some high praise for us: “Brilliant team, brilliant service. They delivered what they promised.

“Love to know we are building great relationships with Rachel, Sam and other members of the telematics department.”

Hall Bros Groundwork Fuel Card Services

Hallbros specialises in rail and civil groundworks and operates a mixed fleet of 25 vehicles, 15 of which have Tele-Gence tracking devices installed. The company makes use of the BP Plus fuel card and has a monthly spend of approximately £10,000, drawing both diesel and petrol for its vehicles.

Jenny Smith, Product Manager for Tele-Gence, commented: “It’s great to see the beneficial impact that our tracking devices are having for Hallbros. At the same time, we always love to hear about the positive relationships we’re building with our customers.”

Hall Bros Groundwork Fuel Card Services

Your business can benefit from affordable telematics with no hidden start-up fees or long-term commitments. Find out how at www.tele-gence.com

Graphene road surface

Graphene road surface reaches test stage

A village in Oxfordshire is to become the first in Britain to trial a new road surface that could finally end the nation’s pothole problems.

Oxfordshire County Council has teamed up with graphene specialist Directa Plus to lay 750 metres of graphene-enhanced tarmac along roads in Curbridge in the hope that its strength will see it last far longer than traditional surfaces.

An innovative solution to a growing problem

It was reported back in July that Highways England had partnered with the Manchester-based Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre in the hope of looking into ways of using the material to create the roads of the future.

Now, a real-world test has been created and the road in Curbridge will be compared against its neighbours over winter to assess service life, resistance to vehicles and deformation levels.

It is hoped that using what’s referred to as a ‘super modifier’ in this way will create far stronger highways, with the potential to roll them out across the country if the trial is a success.

Better surfaces could reduce the steady stream of roadworks fleet drivers will be used to seeing, as well as lessening the likelihood of damage to vehicles caused by potholes.

Directa Plus chief executive Giulio Cesareo said: “This technology will allow governments to supply better quality roads for drivers and other road users, at better value for money, and in a more environmentally sustainable way.”

First isolated at the University of Manchester in 2004, graphene is the world’s first two-dimensional material and is a million times thinner than a human hair, yet is also stronger than steel.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “We’re well aware that fleet drivers are sick of having their journeys blighted by potholes, so let’s hope this trial proves fruitful and stronger roads can be created across Britain.”

Naked Highways

No more road signs by 2027?

A new report has suggested we may no longer need road signs by the end of the next decade as technology progresses in favour of digital infrastructure.

The UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap to 2030 research from Zenzic said British drivers may be able to enjoy ‘naked highways’ from around 2027, as road initiatives move away from existing assets towards new, fully-automated systems.

Are naked highways the way forward?

The research predicts improved vehicle connectivity will negate the need for traditional road signage, with decommissioning potentially starting in just eight years’ time.

Zenzic also said drivers can expect to see the widespread adoption of in-car signalling by 2028, which means vehicles themselves will be able to receive and digitally display the speed limits, junction exits and traffic updates we currently see at the roadside.

However, the organisation acknowledged that having the infrastructure in place to facilitate the development of autonomous cars will be key to unlocking this scenario.

Chief executive at Zenzic Daniel Ruiz said: “The ‘naked highway’ concept aims to bring economic benefits as well as tangible benefits to public mobility, including improved safety and better routing through centralised communication with drivers.”

Transport Focus may be pleased to hear this, as it recently warned Highways England that one in five drivers have performed a dangerous manoeuvre at a motorway junction because the signage was obscured.

Jenny Smith, general manager for Tele-Gence, commented: “Technology is moving in the right direction to enable many of the benefits described by Zenzic, but we do wonder if their timescale for naked highways is somewhat optimistic. We’re looking forward to seeing more driverless cars first of all.”

Your business can benefit from affordable telematics with no hidden start-up fees or long-term commitments. Find out how at www.tele-gence.com

Jameel Jameel Fuel Card Services

Jameel Jameel: Set up is easy with Fuel Card Services

The ease with which our clients are able to open new accounts and spread their fuel card savings even further is a great benefit of working alongside Fuel Card Services.

It’s always lovely to hear from a satisfied customer and that’s been exactly the case with property specialist Jameel Jameel.

Swift and easy setup for new and expanding accounts

Susan Read, accounts assistant at Jameel Jameel, contacted us to highlight the excellent level of support she’s received from her account manager Leanne Lord.

Leanne helped Susan to set up a second account with us, ensuring there was an easy setup process and a swift resolution for the client.

“We already have an existing account with yourselves, which we have always found to be very efficient, and as we have opened a new branch within our organisation we wanted a separate account,” Susan stated.

“Leanne has been absolutely brilliant in helping us set this up.”

The company operates a fleet of six cars and makes use of both petrol and diesel fuels. Jameel Jameel has a monthly spend of approximately £750.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “All our account managers deliver an outstanding level of service, but it’s especially welcome when our clients get in touch to share their appreciation for all of our teams’ hard work and diligence.”