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Ferndown Commercials: accurate tracking ‘a real benefit’

Weekly reporting and accurate, on-demand updates on usage are just some of the excellent benefits that keep our customers happy.

This is precisely the type of positive feedback everyone here at Fuel Card Services (FCS) likes to receive, and that’s precisely what’s happened in the case of Ferndown Commercials.

Regular updates and accurate reporting

Sam Reeves, accounts administrator at Ferndown Commercials, recently got in touch with us and described the high service levels as a highlight of our current relationship.

At the same time, access to a wide network of petrol stations for refuelling and low annual costs have helped to cement the positive sentiment the business has towards us.

Mr Reeves stated: “FCS allows us to report on our company fuel use accurately. FCS was selected due to the low annual card charge and variety of fuel stations. We used to use Allstar, but the administration charges were extremely high.”

Indeed, FCS ensures all of our customers are receiving the best price for their fuel usage, while also keeping our own administration fees to a minimum. However, the benefits don’t end there, as Mr Reeves was swift to point out.

“By getting a weekly report through it saves us hours trying to breakdown the costs, as it is all there ready, therefore we can spend more time on other areas of the business,” he concluded.

Ferndown operates a fleet of more than 20 vehicles, including vans, LCVs and HGVs. The company makes use of both the Shell and Texaco fuelcards from FCS and has a monthly spend of approximately £6,000.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “It’s great when our services can provide a real boost to our customers and that’s precisely what we’ve been able to achieve with Ferndown.”

For the most efficient way to manage your fleet costs visit myfleethub.co.uk the new online platform from Fuelcard Services. 

Seaglaze Marine Windows

Savings and excellent customer service drive customer satisfaction

Seaglaze Marine Windows has been in touch with Fuel Card Services to highlight the excellent service and savings the company has received since joining our network.

Cutting costs with Fuel Card Services

Seaglaze spends approximately £2,500 per month across the company’s fleet of seven vehicles. The fleet is made up of a mix of vehicle types and uses both petrol and diesel fuels.

The company specialises in the provision of toughened glass for use in marine settings. It is based in Norwich and works with some of the UK’s largest boat and yacht builders.

Wendy Allsop, HR and administration supervisor at Seaglaze, said: “We used Shell cards previously and … we moved to the Shell One card account due the the additional savings that we could make and the convenience of being able to split the invoices across our two companies.”

She added it was also extremely convenient for the business to be able to preset the PINs on the cards.

Overall, Wendy stated that she is “very happy with the customer service we have received”.

Seaglaze was formed in 1970 and employs around 30 full-time staff. The company uses the latest 3D technology on its custom-built IT systems to deliver bespoke marine glass products in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “It’s always great to hear from happy customers and the team at Fuel Card Services are proud to be supporting our clients in such a positive manner.”

To find the best Shell fuel cards for your business visit www.euroshellfuelcard.co.uk.

Fleet Manager of the year

2018 Fleet Manager of the Year Winner Credits Fuel Card Services & Tele-Gence

Steve Hobbs, transport manager for telecommunications company BML Utility Contractors, and Fleet Manager of the Year winner, has credited commercial vehicle solutions specialists Fuel Card Services with helping to drive his business forwards. Having bought into their telematics solution, which enables him to track and reward driver behaviour, his company “are already reaping the benefits,” says Steve. “Driver league tables aligned with a company policy of £100 reward monthly for the top driver has already yielded driver improvements.”

Taking advantage of Tele-Gence

60 of Steve’s 87 mixed-use commercial vehicles use Tele-Gence, the intelligent fuel management solution from Fuel Card Services. Tele-Gence integrates fuel card data and live tracking data, resulting in savings on fuel.

Tele-Gence is also intuitive and alert driven for exception-based management of fleet and fuel, as well as in-depth reporting on fuel fraud, pump pricing, driver behaviour, vehicle tracking and much more – with no long-term commitment.


Making the winning difference

“We get phone calls weekly from companies offering cheaper fuel, better telematics etc.” said Steve who previously had a more basic system in place. “It was quickly apparent to me as Transport Manager that Fuel Card Services would make an ideal fit for our business.” As soon as a demo was arranged with the company’s most senior management, they were impressed with the range of services and were quick to sign up.

“Quite simply, no one else provides the level of service that Fuel Card Services do,” says Steve.  “When people phone offering their services, I quite happily explain all of the benefits – linked fuel cards, excellent reports, a dedicated team that stays in touch, and they all quietly go away.”


Tele-Gence service

Tele-Gence is all about smart, advanced telematics made simple. It offers a fully scalable range of user-friendly services, customisable and bespoke telematics options, frictionless access from anywhere in the cloud, and support from a UK-based customer service team.


Tele-Gence savings

As fleets continue to be hit harder with ever-increasing costs, Tele-Gence works harder to bring your costs down and push your MPG up. Tele-Gence immediately reduces costs and adds value to any business, and has been shown to improve fleet MPG by up to 20%. Pricing is simple and affordable and tailored to suit your needs.


Tele-Gence security

Tele-Gence gives fleet managers full access to fuel data, with improved and accurate MPG reporting to reduce and even eliminate fuel fraud. Suitable for all vehicle types, from cars and vans, to LCVs and HGVs, Tele-Gence also helps reduce accidents and increase driver security, while tracking expenses and vehicle maintenance and streamlining your management processes.

In summary Steve said, “I’ve been very impressed with the level of professionalism; with the help and support; and with the relationships that I am building with Fuel Card Services… we are reaping the benefits.”


Find out more about Tele-Gence by calling 03331 225 383 or visiting www.tele-gence.com

Steve Hobbs, transport manager for BML Utility Contractors


Information about Tele-Gence and many other value-added services can be found at the new one-stop solution for fleet managers, www.myfleethub.co.uk.  Join for free and benefit from the portfolio of cost savings services.


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We’re all about the people at Fuel Card Services

A great team helps to make a great business and at Fuel Card Services, we’re well aware of this fact.

It’s therefore been fantastic to receive a wide range of positive feedback around the calibre of our staff in our recent weeks. Indeed, clients from an array of industries have got in touch to share their stories about how much they appreciate the help and support our team provides.

What our clients have had to say

Rhian Powell of Lock Stock Self Storage commented: “Our account manager … is professional and efficient and responds almost immediately to any query that we have.

“It’s also great to have Leanne for additional support when we need it, as she clearly knows her stuff and is always happy to help.”

Meanwhile, Graeme Neale, manager and foreman at B&J Construction, wrote: “It is because of people like Elena that I will be forwarding your business on to other clients and friends that I have in construction. Thank you for the start of what I hope to be a  great relationship with FCS.”

These were just two of our many contacts who have contacted us to celebrate the hard work of our team in recent months.

As you can probably tell, the satisfaction of our clients is reliant on having a fantastic team to support them. It’s therefore really great to see so much love and appreciation being shown for our hardworking staff.

Find out what other customers have had to say about our service in their testimonials.

At FCS, our people are the heart of our business and we are constantly striving for excellence. We are always looking for new people to join our ever-expanding team, from a new office in Halifax to a new office in a new country: Germany.

Join us today and fuel your career with FCS.

View our current vacancies at www.career4you.co.uk

IT installation technology

‘Immense savings’ using Tele-Gence

Lower fuel costs, reduced emissions and an enhanced ability to monitor driver performance are three of the benefits offered by telematics services from Tele-Gence.

However, don’t simply take our word for it, as that is the sentiment of Neville Hinchliffe, compliance and FORS manager for data and telecommunications business Installation Technology.

Excellent service and savings

Mr Hinchliffe recently got in touch to offer his thanks for the “excellent service” his firm has received from Fuel Card Services and Tele-Gence. He also welcomed the significant savings the company has been able to make since switching to the Shell fuel card.

“One of the most important things for us was to get the telematics devices fitted when our vans were not where they are based, this was at locations all over London,” he commented.

“Tele-Gence carried out our wishes, which saved us countless hours of lost time and worked perfectly for our needs.”

Mr Hinchcliffe concluded the introduction of the new telematics devices has also had a significantly positive impact on the behaviour of his fleet’s drivers. Indeed, the ability to check vehicle and fuel information online is a real benefit for the business.

The company operates a fleet of 11 vehicles and has a monthly diesel fuel spend of approximately £2,500.

Jenny Smith, general manager for Tele-Gence, commented: “It’s great to hear from another satisfied customer, as we continue to place outstanding service and support at the top of our list of priorities.”

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