Scaffolding company constructs fleet savings with fuel cards

Scaffolding company constructs fleet savings with fuel cards

Fuel cards can benefit any business that operates company vehicles and one of our latest clients is living proof of that.

Manchester-based 3D Scaffolding prides itself on delivering safe and innovative scaffolding solutions that have facilitated major projects.

A flexible and cost-efficient fuel solution is essential and that’s precisely what Fuel Card Services delivers.

Those aren’t our words though, it’s the view of the company’s fleet decision maker Jan Hartley, who said: “Fuel Card Services provided an extremely swift setup and were very helpful throughout the whole process.

“They really saved us money.”

Jan was impressed with the level of customer service from her account manager Robyn Hartley too, adding: “We had a query after setup and Robyn sorted it immediately.”

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, commented: “This is yet another success story to add to the constantly increasing number of happy clients.”

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Tio Ellinas and DVF Racing claim Carrera Cup title – Brands Hatch Gallery

Tio Ellinas pulled off an incredible fightback to become the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion on a remarkable final day of the season at Brands Hatch. Coming into the day the Cypriot was eight points behind rival Dino Zamparelli, but two podium finishes were enough to give him the title after both 17-lap races.

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Limo chauffeur firm values Fuel Card Services’ flawless customer experience

When it comes to luxurious travel, it doesn’t get much better than being driven about by a chauffeur.

Acres of space, legroom for days, surrounded by all the latest tech and premium materials; for those who can afford it, there isn’t any other way to travel.

However, no matter how plush and extravagant the interior is, it goes without saying that a car without fuel is useless and that’s where Fuel Card Services plays an instrumental part in the day-to-day operations of Robinson Chauffeur Service.

More widely known as RCS of London, the specialised chauffeur car hire firm needs a lot of diesel to serve its high-end clientele, spending roughly £2,000 a month fueling its fleet of five limos.

For Vince Robinson, owner of RCS of London, the attentive account managers and excellent service delivered by Fuel Card Services means there is no reason to even consider any other fuel card providers.

“Our account manager Donna Grimshaw has been a real asset to me when sorting through the fuel account info and in sending me itemised lists for each cardholder,” explained Vince.

“Donna is always positive and supportive and reacts quickly to all requests.”

The RCS boss added that Donna has helped overcome billing issues and streamlined certain processes with a new account system.

As one of Britain’s largest independent agents of fuel cards, Fuel Card Services works to help minimise fuel costs for 55,000 organisations who pump around 1 billion litres of petrol and diesel every year.

Find out more about how Fuel Card Services can help you slash your monthly fuel spend


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Fleet Live 2018

Fuel Card Services set to shine at Birmingham fleet show

Any fleet decision makers heading to this month’s Fleet Live event will be able to witness first-hand how Fuel Card Services can unlock significant savings.

Staged at Birmingham’s NEC on October 9th and 10th by Fleet News magazine, the event gives decision makers from fleets of all sizes the chance to speak to experts and peers about how they are preparing for the future of fleet.

A schedule peppered with well-respected industry speakers will include talks involving key figures from the DVSA, FTA, SEAT and KPMG, as well as the West Midlands traffic commissioner.

Amongst the 120+ exhibitors at the event will be Fuel Card Services, highlighting how companies and organisations can get a closer look at their fleet costs with its new My Fleet Hub one-stop solution.

This innovative customer portal offers an impressive line-up of integrated fleet management products designed to take a lot of the hassle out of the day-to-day running of company vehicles.

My Fleet Hub can offer not only money-saving solutions, but also ways to reduce administration, assist compliance, cut out fraud and manage your fuel card account – all in one place.

Fuel Card Services will also be highlighting two of the solutions available on My Fleet Hub: Tele-Gence, and MileageCount.

Tele-Gence – FCS’ recently launched telematics product – can reduce accidents, increase driver security, streamline processes and track expenses and maintenance. It integrates your telematics data feed and fuel card account to create a powerful, intelligent solution at the right price.

Meanwhile, MileageCount is the established solution for keeping track of mileage expenses, and is proven to save up to 20 per cent on claims.

Come down and say hi to the Fuel Card Services team at stand P40 in hall 3.

Visit or call 03331 225 383 for more details.


WLTP disruption causes new car sales to fall by a fifth in all-important September

WLTP disruption causes new car sales to fall by a fifth in all-important September

New car sales dropped by 20.5 per cent during one of the biggest months of the year for the new car market.

Some 338,834 new cars were registered in September, around 87,000 less than in the same month last year.

Declines were reported in every aspect with diesel and petrol registrations dropping by 42.5 and 6.7 per cent respectively. Likewise, private and fleet sales fell by around a fifth.

This means that for the year so far, new car sales are down by 7.5 per cent, with 1.9 million units registered.

However, rather than a reflection of the state of the industry and UK economy, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) – which publishes the figures – has stressed that this significant slump is partly down to the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) emissions standards.

Since the turn of September, all cars sold in the EU have to undergo the WLTP test, which measures all regulated emissions, as well as CO2 and fuel economy but with an emphasis on real-world outcomes rather than the unrealistic lab-like results of the former test.

Other contributing factors were an unusually busy August, confusion over diesel policy and VED changes.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, commented: “With the industry given barely a year to reapprove the entire European model line-up, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen bottlenecks and a squeeze on supply.

“These are exceptional circumstances with similar declines seen in other major European markets. The good news is that, as backlogs ease, consumers and businesses can look forward to a raft of exciting high-tech cars and a market keen to recover lost momentum.”

The Ford Fiesta was yet again the best-selling model of the month with 12,227 units shifted in September, taking its running total for the year up to almost 80,000.

Other big sellers last month were the Vauxhall Corsa and all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, said: “The WLTP had caused a lot of disruption but ultimately, Britain’s motorists will be better informed when choosing their next car.”

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