Crane hire firm reaches for the skies with Fuel Card Services

Crane hire firm reaches for the skies with Fuel Card Services

A crane hire firm has reached new heights, thanks to a long-running relationship with Fuel Card Services.

Kent-based G Force Transport wasted no time in teaming up with Fuel Card Services, starting its contract in June 2013, a year after setting up shop.

That same contract is still ongoing, standing testament to the exceptional service and value delivered by Fuel Card Services.

“We have never felt the need to change supplier,” explained company secretary Frances Gumplowicz. “We receive regular calls from our account manager Jack Naylor and fuel prices are regularly reviewed.

“Jack has been particularly helpful with the account management and provides excellent communication and assistance.”

Frances now sees Jack as “one of the G Force team”, such is his involvement and usefulness to everyday operations.

G Force Transport’s fleet may only consist of four HGVs, but they still manage to get through a fair amount of fuel, spending around £7,800 on diesel every month.

Weekly invoices and monthly statements help G Force Transport keep tabs on fuel usage and costs, and over five years, Frances reports there haven’t been any accounting errors.

“The system is very reliable and saves us administration time,” she added. “We would be happy to recommend Fuel Card Services.”

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, commented: “This customer is the first to have a 102ft loading crane on a flatbed Scania truck within the UK – it’s also called Grace. Exciting stuff.”

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Essex firm demolishes fuel costs with Fuel Card Services

Essex firm demolishes fuel costs with Fuel Card Services

Fuel Card Services has helped a demolition company tear down its fuel costs thanks to its competitive fuel cards.

Chelmsford-based Northeast Demolition UK Ltd was on the lookout for a new fuel card company after becoming fed up with the poor service it was receiving from its current provider.

Emails were ignored and phone calls were going unanswered, but the tipping point was when they were charged incorrectly.

Fortunately, all these problems are now in the past after Northeast Demolition UK Ltd signed up with Fuel Card Services.

The firm instantly benefited from the attentive and efficient service that comes as standard to all Fuel Card Services customers.

Northeast Demolition UK Ltd secretary Trish Harvey said it chose Fuel Card Services due to the continuously steady prices and the lack of an annual subscription fee.

“We are given a dedicated account manager (Suzana Samuel) who is always available and answers any queries quickly,” she explained.

“A dedicated account manager makes all the difference, as queries are dealt with fast and efficiently.”

Northeast Demolition’s fleet of 30 petrol and diesel-fueled vans and HGVs is now filled up using BP fuel cards with a monthly spend of £12,000.

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Fuel Card Services ‘floors’ company fleet management with £5k saving

Fuel Card Services ‘floors’ company fleet management with a 5k saving

A nationwide flooring retailer has become one of the latest firms to be wowed by Fuel Card Services.

Flooring Superstore has enjoyed healthy growth since its formation in 2012 and today, its fleet of more than 40 vehicles completes in excess of 400 deliveries a day out of six dedicated stock warehouses dotted around the UK.

With deliveries and fleet size constantly on the up, the County Durham-headquartered firm needed to keep a tight leash on its fuel costs if it was to avoid hefty wastage.

That’s where Fuel Card Services came in.

Craig Richards, head of logistics at Flooring Superstore, explained that delivery plays a crucial part not only in the company’s business but also its customer experience.

“As our fleet continued to grow, we needed to effectively manage our fuel consumption – hence the need for Fuel Card Services,” he said.

“Choosing which provider to go for was easy due to the vast array of fuel cards available. From major fuelling stations such as BP and Shell to leading Supermarkets such as Tesco and Morrisons, the UK coverage from Fuel Card Services is brilliant.”

As a result, the location of its drivers was irrelevant because fuel is easily accessible without any delay.

“Using Fuel Card Services also meant we could access real-time reports 24/7,” Mr Richards added. “This enabled us to set purchase controls in order to monitor exactly how much fuel is used and improve driver fuel consumption.”

Another major benefit was having a dedicated account manager, which Craig says “made things a whole lot easier”.

“We have saved over £5,000 from using Fuel Card Services and would recommend them to any business looking to re-evaluate their fuelling process,” he concluded.

Fuel Card Services is one of the largest independent agents of fuel cards in the UK, working as agents on behalf of most of the major oil companies including BP, Esso, Shell and Texaco.

Apply online for your fuel card and start saving today.

Property replenishment firm calls in Fuel Card Services for ‘wheely’ impressive savings

A company specialising in property replenishment and exterior cleaning has polished up its fleet operating costs thanks to Fuel Card Services.

Mr Wheely Shine’s trio of vehicles may only just qualify as ‘a fleet’ in dictionary terms, but the opportunity to slash monthly fuel spend is appealing regardless of fleet size.

Gary Richards, managing director of Mr Wheely Shine, was approached by Fuel Card Services account manager Lee Puxty towards the end of last year after identifying how the firm could save money when buying fuel – the head of Denbighshire-based independent firm was understandably very keen to investigate the potential.

“Everything we spoke about was aimed at saving us money, and for a small business, this is vital,” explained Mr Richards.

Commenting on Lee Puxty’s value to Mr Wheely Shine, Gary added: “With Lee’s excellent customer service skills, we feel that he is now apart of our team.”

Operating a fleet isn’t always predictable and Mr Richards witnessed first-hand the flexibility of Fuel Card Services when his usual petrol station switched brands unexpectedly.

“Our local petrol station changed overnight from Texaco to BP, so I phoned Lee and within 48 hours, we had our new cards and pins,” he revealed.

With Mr Richards now a fully fledged supporter of fuel cards, he is spreading the word of how they can benefit companies of all sizes.

He signed off by saying: “We have already highly recommended Fuel Card Services for small and large businesses in our area.”

Fuel Card Services is one of the largest independent agents of fuel cards in the UK, working as agents on behalf of most of the major oil companies including BP, Esso, Shell and Texaco.

Apply online for your fuel card and start saving today.

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DPD Local

DPD Local: ‘We’d recommend Fuel Card Services to anyone’

An increasing number of companies and organisations are switching on to the benefits of having a fuel card and one of the latest to take advantage is DPD Local UK Ltd.

Local delivery experts DPD Local completes parcel deliveries from out of 90 depots around the UK, providing a more local service for shippers with smaller volumes.

To do so requires a hefty delivery fleet that needs fuelling and with more than 700 vehicles, DPD Local’s delivery vehicles can be a regular sight on fuel stop forecourts.

Such a sizable fuel spend made DPD Local ideal for fuel cards, making petrol and diesel more competitively priced and helping create fleet savings.

Steve Twist, franchise commissions co-ordinator at DPD Local, approached Fuel Card Services with a view to obtaining some fuel cards and was pleased by the level of service from his account manager Jackie Ellerbeck.

“In all my dealings with Fuel Card Services, I have found all their staff to be helpful and efficient,” he said.

“The customer service operation is UK-based, and unlike some organisations, you can always get through to your account manager and the customer service you receive is first-rate.”

Mr Twist added: “Email queries are also dealt with quickly and efficiently. I would recommend Fuel Card Services to anyone considering using them.”

DPD Local now uses fuel cards from BP, Esso, Texaco, Shell, Keyfuels and UKF with a monthly fuel spend of £210,000.

The company rebranded from Interlink Express to emphasise its level of local knowledge and service. It employs more than 11,000 people in the UK and delivers over 200 million parcels a year.