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Neutralise your fleet’s emissions with BP Target Neutral

For fleets conscious of their carbon footprint, BP offers an environmentally friendly package for BP Fuel Card users. This offer monitors carbon emissions, and then seamlessly integrates data with a carbon management programme available through the BP Target Neutral scheme.

BP Target Neutral for fuel cards make it easy for all types of fleets to neutralise the residual carbon emissions left behind by their vehicles. Drivers simply present their fuel card at filling stations then we automatically make calculations, reports, invoices and take the necessary actions to assess and neutralise the carbon emissions. We take care of everything to make carbon neutral driving an achievable target, so you can improve both the environment and your company’s reputation.

  • Track. Software collects and analyses fuel card data showing individual vehicle carbon emissions.
  • Reduce. Online training facilities improve fleet driver skills, so they become more fuel efficient.
  • Neutralise. Automatically offset all remaining fleet carbon emissions to achieve ‘Carbon Neutral’ status.

If going carbon neutral is an issue of increasing importance to you, then BP Target Neutral package for fuel cards is the simplest and easiest way forward for your fleet. It is available to both large companies with a sizable fleet and smaller businesses with only a few vehicles.

If you want to start saving your diesel & petrol bills, then look no further than our own BP fuelcard, for more information, click here: https://www.fuelcardservices.com/brand-bp/

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Even more ways to save time with BP

The first thing you should know about OLS is that it lets you assume total control of all your cards with just one control panel. From this dashboard, you can set individual card purchase options according to a selection of parameters, set various text or email alerts that let you know when a card is misused, and use analytic tools to help you optimise your spending. Put simply, there are a number of ways you can benefit from using OLS.

  • Easy Card Management, including ordering, blocking and cancelling cards
  • BP Alerts that help you keep your fleet secure
  • Reliable information on your fleets’ fuel consumption and card usage
  • Access to useful downloads, site locator and route planner
  • Management of various On Road Services

With OLS it’s you who chooses the most suitable time to manage your fleet. Schedule your work to your liking, and expect to save more than just time, with easy control over refuelling and other cashless purchases. Enjoy an increase in fleet security with easy 24/7 blocking of misused cards and a transparent overview of spending with certified online invoices for the last 3 months. Want more? Reduce your costs further with BP Fleet Reporter. Use this analysis tool for a better understanding of your fuel volume, consumption, mileage and to make informed decisions to cut excess costs.

If you want to start saving your diesel & petrol bills, then look no further than our own BP fuelcard, for more information, click here: https://www.fuelcardservices.com/brand-bp/

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New year’s resolution: reduce running costs

One of your main responsibilities as a fleet manager is to keep running costs as low as possible without compromising on service or security. Given the current economic climate, the pressure to find newer and better ways to be resourceful can be daunting, but with a little frugal thinking you’ll find opportunities to save in places you might not have considered.

Better maintenance

Poor vehicle maintenance often leads to costly repairs and frustrating, unplanned vehicle downtime. Not only do these disruptions impair your fleet’s operations, they can also damage your fleet’s service reputation, which can have a lasting impact on your bottom line. Routine vehicle checks and reporting, as well as scheduled maintenance and servicing, are crucial ingredients for running a cost-effective fleet.

Rethink vehicle choice lists

There are a number of factors to consider when deciding which vehicles to include on your choice list for drivers (assuming your drivers don’t all drive the same vehicle model). Sometimes a vehicle with a relatively low purchase or leasing rate ends up costing more in the long run once you consider factors like fuel costs, taxation, performance, durability and maintenance. As soon as you give careful consideration to the projected costs of vehicle ownership, instead of just initial costs, you can begin to narrow down the most practical options to include in your choice list.

Fuel efficiency

Individual driving style greatly affects the fuel consumption of a given vehicle. Drivers who adopt a smoother approach to the road are significantly less wasteful of fuel than aggressive drivers and can in turn help keep emissions low.

By incentivising your drivers to drive economically, you can make big savings on your fuel bill and can save money from having to conduct fewer wear and tear repairs. Using your BP Fuel Card mileage capture reports, you can calculate the fleet average MPG for a given vehicle model and consider rewarding those drivers with the lowest MPG. This will encourage all drivers to drive smarter, and instilling this kind of behavioural change is likely to really help your bottom line.

If you want to start saving your diesel & petrol bills, then look no further than our own BP fuelcard, for more information, click here: https://www.fuelcardservices.com/brand-bp/

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Is EV right for your entire fleet?

With electric vehicles (EV) moving further and further up the agenda, fleet managers will need to make vital decisions on how, why and when to transition in the future. While some may say the move to an EV or even to a plug-in hybrid vehicle is inevitable, there are many things to consider when switching an entire fleet to being electric. The needs of each driver and vehicle will be different, so while some might be ready, others won’t be and managing this effectively will be crucial. Taking the plunge to electric can often be daunting but there is no reason to be apprehensive. As ever, research is key and BP offers some helpful advice to make sure you’re making the right decision for your fleet.

Range:

Range anxiety seems to be the biggest thing playing on drivers’ minds when considering the switch to an electric vehicle. While the charging network is growing and always being improved, particularly with infrastructure being put in place by the Polar Network, you should consider the effect charging time will have on your fleet especially if your drivers will be required to make long journeys. Drivers can easily plan ahead using mapping tools online to see where charging points are on their routes and with more and more charging points being installed on to forecourts and charging hubs being built near key routes, there is no need to worry.

Charging:

Many fleet managers will switch to EV to make fuel cost savings by charging however you should be aware that cost saving can be most effective when the majority of charging is carried out overnight at home, taking advantage of lower electricity rates. So while new infrastructure offers convenience and peace of mind on the road, drivers’ capability to charge at home is something important to consider within your fleet.

Cost:

Fleet managers need to consider the long term gains when weighing up the cost of switching to electric, and consider the upfront cost of the vehicle against savings on fuel, tax and maintenance. BP’s Fuel and Charge card, which can be used by fleet drivers to pay for petrol, diesel or electricity, offers flexibility for fleets who don’t want the restraints or the cost of committing an entire contract to EV, giving you the time to make the right decision. The shift to EV is happening and at BP we are committed to helping our customers on their journey to a EV fleet.

If you want to start saving your diesel & petrol bills, then look no further than our own BP fuelcard, for more information, click here: https://www.fuelcardservices.com/brand-bp/

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Drive Britain from BP takes care of Dartford and London tolls

BP Fuel Card customers who drive in London or use the Dartford crossing can now apply for its Drive Britain service and let it take care of the tolls automatically.

Part of BP On Road Services, Drive Britain will automatically take care of trips using the Dartford Crossing meaning you have one less thing to worry about. Once vehicles are registered, the system makes payments automatically, records the transaction and combines the cost in one easy fuel card invoice.

Drive Britain Plus will also include management of the London Congestion Charge (LCC) in the same system, and there is also an option to use the LCC functionality as a stand-alone service.

Andy Allen, UK Fuel Card Manager, BP Fuel Cards, said: “Our customers have told us that the administration around paying these tolls can be a real headache – especially when it comes to new vehicles. By registering with our On The Road Services like Drive Britain and Drive Britain Plus, fleet managers and their drivers can be confident that Dartford Crossing and LCC tolls are taken care of and they won’t be receiving an unwanted fine in the post.”

If you want to start saving your diesel & petrol bills, then look no further than our own BP fuelcard, for more information, click here: https://www.fuelcardservices.com/brand-bp/