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News and Advice
News and Advice

Fuel News & Fleet Management Insights

At Fuel Card Services, we recognise how important it is for fleet operators and commercial drivers to stay in the loop with the latest developments and updates in the industry.

That’s why this blog comprises informative guides, blog articles, and case studies to help shine a light on topics such as fuel cards, fleet management, and UK driving laws.

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Direct Vision Standard: What DVS Means for HGV Fleets

Written by: Simon Pavey, Last updated:18th March 2024

In October 2020, it became compulsory for HGVs to comply with the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) in order to drive in the Greater London area. The DVS rates drivers’ ability...

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How can efficient driving reduce fuel costs?

Written by: Simon Pavey, Last updated:15th December 2023

Fuel efficient driving is all about taking or omitting actions in order to optimise your vehicle’s fuel usage and keep expenditures down. With fuel prices fluctuating massively over the last...

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Why monitoring fleet data is essential to managing costs

Written by: Simon Pavey, Last updated:30th August 2023

This is the sixth in a series of articles written with our partners at FleetCheck to help business owners and managers understand their legal requirements around managing staff that drive...

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Do your company drivers understand your driving for work policy?

Written by: Simon Pavey, Last updated:31st July 2023

This is the fifth in a series of articles written with our partners at FleetCheck to help business owners and managers understand their legal requirements around managing staff that drive...

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The foundations of construction fleet management

Written by: Simon Pavey, Last updated:31st July 2023

From operating trucks and excavators to transporting materials between sites, there can be no understating how integral fuel is to the success of the construction industry. And for millions of...

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Everything you need to know about company van tax, insurance, and more…

Written by: Simon Pavey, Last updated:31st July 2023

If you are thinking of buying or leasing a company van or are looking to expand your fleet of vans, now is a great time to get to grips with...

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Ensuring driver competence and legal compliance with regular licence checks

Written by: Simon Pavey, Last updated:26th June 2023

This is the fourth in a series of articles written with our partners at FleetCheck to help business owners and managers understand their legal requirements around managing staff that drive...

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Fuel for thought: 4 cost-cutting tips for contractors

Written by: Simon Pavey, Last updated:26th June 2023

Whatever the nature of your work, if you’re a contractor, then you’ll be no stranger to the high costs associated with fuel consumption. From heavy machinery and tools often requiring...

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Shell site closures and openings – June 2023

Written by: Simon Pavey, Last updated:9th June 2023

In June 2023, a number of sites on the Shell network will be temporarily closing. However, a handful of new Shell sites are also set to open in the following...

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