Put away your cash and credit cards. Why fuel cards are better for business.

Mark Schneider | 10/10/2017 9:49:14 AM

It was Benjamin Franklin who famously observed that time is money. Old Ben was one clever fella so if he were around today he'd be sure to have fuel cards. Why? Because the right fuel cards are the perfect way to save both time and money when you're out and about on the road. Let's take a look at how fuel cards stacks up against the way you're paying for fuel now, and why it beats cash, credit cards and shopper dockets hands-down. Fuel cards vs cash Paying for fuel...

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Cost savings with fleet fuel cards

Kirsten Brent | 31/05/2017 12:05:53 PM

When operating a business fleet costs can quickly blow out, especially in terms of fuel usage. With the falling Australian dollar (June 2013) forcing petrol prices to the highest price in years, cutting costs at the bowser has become more important than ever. One way to reduce your fleet costs is by using fleet fuel cards. But just what cost benefits can you receive from utilising fuel cards? We take a look at five of the main areas where your business can save money. 5 main cost savings ...

Four fuel card features you've never heard of

Mark Schneider | 25/05/2017 12:52:29 PM

You probably already know about the many benefits of vehicle fuel cards such as cutting administration costs, discounted fuel, reducing fraud and improving transparency, but there are a range of other benefits, too, that you may not be aware of. In fact by combining your Fleetcare fuel card reports with the exception reports available from Fleetcare, you'll have a powerful business tool to reduce your fleet running costs in four important ways: 1. Fuel overfills Fuel cards g...

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Fuel Cards for Small Business - How, why, and where you’ll save money

Rory Deegan - Online Marketing Manager | 15/03/2017 12:31:13 PM

At times, the troubles of managing a small business can be overwhelming. Every entrepreneur eventually realises that running a business is about more than simply going to the wall with a great idea. Logistics, employee management, taxes, and production problems will pose obstacles along the way. The wise small business owner will find ways to simplify and streamline their operation, minimising these problems as much as possible. Fuel Management For businesses that have employees on th...

Credit cards vs. Fuel cards

Mark Schneider | 2/03/2017 12:20:32 PM

If you own a business then you’ve got better things to do than keeping track of hundreds of separate invoices for fuel. It’s a time wasting distraction when you just want to get on with doing what you do best – running your business. So you might be thinking that simply running up your fuel costs on a credit card is the answer. After all, that allows you to record all those fuel purchases on one simple monthly statement, which is surely better than accumulating all those...

Can your business save money with fuel cards

Cindy Anthony - Marketing Assistant | 27/02/2017 10:49:44 AM

With the cost of living constantly going up, who wants to spend extra money on rising fuel costs? I certainly don’t. And I imagine most business owners would agree, especially those who own fleets of vehicles. If you think about it, when you add up how much is spent on fuel each month, the savings from discounted fuel could be significant. A popular solution amongst fleet owners for reducing monthly fuel expenses is fuel cards. How exactly do fuel cards work? Fuel cards work by ...

A Better Way To Manage Your Vehicle Fleet

Mark Schneider | 6/04/2016 4:01:15 PM

If you run a business then it pays to take a careful systematic approach to fleet management, rather than doing things in an ad-hoc manner. After all, the cost in time and money of purchasing fuel, buying, selling and maintaining vehicles, registration, insurance, FBT compliance, and the many other concerns with running a fleet can be a major drain on your energy when you’re just trying to get on with business. Think about it: you’re not in business to run a vehicle fleet are you,...

Credit cards vs. Fuel cards

Mark Schneider | 20/08/2015 8:00:00 AM

If you own a business then you’ve got better things to do than keeping track of hundreds of separate invoices for fuel. It’s a time wasting distraction when you just want to get on with doing what you do best – running your business. So you might be thinking that simply running up your fuel costs on a credit card is the answer. After all, that allows you to record all those fuel purchases on one simple monthly statement, which is surely better than accumulating all those...

A moment with client services

Jess Wallace | 16/01/2015 2:13:22 PM

Fleetcare wouldn’t be the same without our amazing Client Services team. Client services deals with everything from Fuel cards and eTags to Toll notices and verifying maintenance invoices.   We had the opportunity recently to sit down with Jess to see what it’s like to work in Client Services here at Fleetcare. Jess has over three years’ experience and has dabbled in a number of roles here at Fleetcare. Here is what Jess had to say. What does your day in Client ...

No fees. No fuss. Just Fuel

Jess Wallace | 10/11/2014 4:05:50 PM

To celebrate 25 years of Fleetcare we have come up with a special offer that is virtually unheard of – a company fuel card with no fees attached! Besides giving your drivers access to one of Australia’s major oil companies, it’s a way of replacing the constant stream of invoices with one monthly fuel statement. And unlike a credit card there are no annual fees, no transaction fees and no surcharges – we don’t even charge you to replace a lost or stolen card. ...

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Fleetcare - Celebrating 25 Years

Jess Wallace | 22/10/2014 3:05:57 PM

'When we established Fleetcare 25 years ago we didn’t want to be like other fleet management companies. We wanted to create a business that was inspired by customers and dedicated to delivering a first class service. Rather than relying on our purchasing power to secure sales, we listened intently to our customers and tasked ourselves with saving them time and money in the most unlikely places – from fuel consumption and maintenance, to roadside recovery and management inf...

How Fuel Is Made From Crude Oil

Jess Wallace | 10/10/2014 9:33:10 AM

We use it every time we start our vehicles and spend a fortune on the stuff, yet most of us wouldn’t have the slightest clue as to how it’s made, let alone that it’s made from crude oil. This article is here to explain how fuel is changed from its natural state to the fuel we pump into our vehicles at the local petrol station.  Where it all begins It all begins with crude oil – a black substance made up of what people in white coats call hydrocarbons. Crud...

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We answer your questions on fuel cards

Kirsten Brent | 10/06/2014 10:30:06 AM

Fuel cards are a fleet manager’s best friend. They make the process of your drivers filling up easy as they don’t need to worry about petty cash or reimbursements, and invoicing is a breeze at the end of the month. This all makes managing your fleet simpler, but on the rare occasion you may encounter a glitch with your fuel card or need other support in this area. In this article we answer some of the questions commonly asked by Fleetcare clients to keep your fleet running smoothl...

Why fleet management is more than fuel cards

Kirsten Brent | 26/02/2014 2:25:11 PM

The first thought that comes to many people’s minds when they hear the phrase ‘fleet management’ is fuel cards. While fuel cards can provide substantial savings and form an integral part of any fleet management product, there are many other aspects of fleet management that can also yield savings, all while keeping you in full control of your fleet. We take a look at why it is important to invest in all areas of fleet management, rather than focus on fuel savings alone, and h...

Choosing the right fuel card solution

Kirsten Brent | 18/02/2014 12:42:42 PM

Fuel cards are the cornerstone of effective fleet management, as they allow drivers to charge fuel directly to your business with no need for petty cash and easier invoicing. Although fuel cards offer many benefits, it is important to be careful of possible fees, charges and inconvenience that can quickly wipe away any benefits. Shopping around to choose the best fuel card system for you can save you a lot of time and money in the long run compared to the wrong solution. ...

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