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With thousands of locations available across the country, the Esso network is a great choice for any business. We have a number of different Esso cards available to ensure we're meeting the needs of all of our customers. Esso Fleet Single Card & Esso Fleet Multi Card The Esso Fleet network consists of over 1,123 sites, with plenty of HGV accessible sites. Many of the sites are located on major trunk roads and motorway sites. You can also collect loyalty points with your purchases with these cards, including Tesco Clubcard and Nectar points. On these cards, you can get diesel and unleaded at pump price. For your security, the cards can be embossed with company name, driver name or vehicle registration. They are also PIN enabled. You will receive weekly, VAT compliant invoices, free of charge, for purchases on these cards. Esso Truck Card & Esso Truck Plus Card The Esso Truck network consists of over 5,770 sites, many of which are HGV accessible. Sites are conveniently located on major trunk roads and motorway sites, making them as easy to access as possible. You can also collect your loyalty points with purchases on these cards. On these cards, you will get diesel at a competitive fixed weekly price. For your security, the cards can be embossed with company name, driver name or vehicle registration. They are also PIN enabled. You will receive weekly, VAT compliant invoices, free of charge, for purchases on these cards. Esso National Card The Esso National network is our newest network. It consists of over 3,450 sites, including plenty of HGV accessible sites and many sites are 24 hour sites. You can also collect loyalty points on these cards. The Esso National card grants you access to every Esso, Shell and BP nationwide. You will get discounted standard and premium diesel at all Esso sites, as well as pump price diesel and unleaded at every Shell and BP. For your security, the cards can be embossed with company name, driver name or vehicle registration. They are also PIN enabled. You will receive weekly, VAT compliant invoices, free of charge, for purchases on these cards. Whichever Esso network you choose, make sure you order through us to make great savings on your fuel each week. For more information, or to order your cards, call us on 01704 333 300. ...

Not all fuel cards have weekly pricing that fluctuates with the oil market. Some fuel cards offer pricing which matches the pump price of every fuel forecourt. The FuelGenie card is a great fuel alternative for businesses looking to eliminate paperwork and cash for its fuel transactions. The FuelGenie card comes with free online account management, a personal account manager and weekly fully VAT compliant invoices sent to your email, all free of charge. FuelGenie cards can be used at every Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco fuel forecourts. That's over 1'370 easy to find locations. When filling up with your FuelGenie card, you can collect your usual loyalty points, such as Morrisons More, Nectar and Tesco Clubcard points. The FuelGenie card can also be used to purchase all vehicle-related products, not just fuel. For your security, cards are embossed with the name of your company. You also have the option of adding the vehicle registration and/or the name of the driver. Purchase restrictions are also available if necessary, and you also have the option to request mileage after every transaction. If this sounds like the right fuel card for you, click here to apply for your own FuelGenie cards today. If you'd like to learn more about the other fuel cards we have on offer, please click here. To speak to a member of our sales team, or to request further information, please email enquiries@drivecard.co.uk or call 01704 333 300. ...

When filling up at your local petrol station, you may have noticed a sign for AdBlue and wondered what it means. Or, perhaps you're already familiar with it, but not quite sure how it works. If either of these is true, this is the perfect blog for you. Here's everything you need to know about AdBlue. AdBlue is a fluid made up of de-mineralised water and urea. This is a practically non-toxic compound. These fluids are known as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) fluids. AdBlue is stored in a tank and small amounts are injected into a part of the vehicles exhausted. A chemical reaction then occurs and the harmful NOx exhaust gasses are converted into harmless nitrogen and water. Currently, AdBlue is commonly used in buses and trucks, as well as large diesel vehicles, made after 2006. Vehicles that do not have an AdBlue tank will instead have a blue or black screw cap next to the diesel filler cap. Other vehicles will have this in the boot, or the car engine. AdBlue is a fantastic way to lower the carbon emissions of your fleet and be a responsible, environmentally friendly driver or fleet manager. AdBlue can be purchased with many of our fuel cards, meaning your spending on fuel and AdBlue can all be in one place. For more information on the fuel cards we have on offer, click here....

Esso has provided a number of helpful tips and tricks to improve your vehicle, your journey and your overall experience on the road. We’ve combined this list to provide you with the ultimate guide to improving your journey, from securing your cargo, to lighting up your vehicle. Here are 13 ways to improve your journey. Protect with foam noodles Use scissors to cut a foam swimming noodle in half lengthwise, into 2 ft long sections. Determine areas of the parking area that are most likely to come into contact with your vehicle. Apply a multi-use adhesive to these areas, then apply a liquid adhesive to the inside of the noodle. Level the noodle against the wall and stick in place. No more dings on your car door! Put rubbish in its place Attack a plastic hook with an adhesive back to the underside of the passenger dash. Hang a paper or reusable bag from the hook and voila! An in-vehicle bin. Empty regularly to keep your vehicle clean Keep cargo in its place Stop your cargo from slipping and sliding during your journey by utilising bungee cords. Stretch a bungee cord across the boot of your car or the back of your vehicle, and through the handles of your cargo, containers, bags, etc. You can also use shallow cardboard boxes and place your cargo inside to stop sliding. Cool it down No one likes getting into a hot vehicle. Luckily, this useful tip will make sure you don’t have to. Before getting into your call, roll the window down all the way. Then, open and close the opposite door a few times to create a wind tunnel to get the hot air out. Do this until the vehicle has cooled. Keep the change Every driver will know how annoying It is to have loose change floating around in their vehicle, getting stuck under and down the sides of the seats. Utilise one of your cup holders by popping an empty chewing gum holder, or another pot that fits, inside to store and save up your loose change. What’s that smell? From time to time, food and drink spillages are bound to happen during your journeys. Sometimes, spills can lead to unpleasant smells. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to freshen up your vehicle. Sprinkle baking soda on cloth surfaces and carpeting and leave overnight. In the morning, the odours should have been absorbed and the baking soda can be hoovered away. Manage your keys If you have too many keys, your keychain can become too heavy or overwhelming. Solve this problem by using a carabiner. This can help break up the weight and make it easy to remove a key or fob for quick access. Never lose your vehicle When using parking structures or large car parks, losing your vehicle in the crowd can be easily done. Avoid this problem by using your mobile phone to take a picture of your level and row, or write a note on your phone. You can also place a colourful sticky note on your antenna to make your vehicle easy to spot from further away. Take out the fog fast On foggy days, turn on you’re A/C along with your heater. The air conditioning will remove the moisture from the air faster and will help you keep your windows clean. Light up your pickup Light up the boot or back of your vehicle with easy installation, making it easier to find what you’re looking for in darker environments. Use duct tape to secure battery powered, outdoor LED lights, under the rail at the top of the bed, or along the bottom of the back of your vehicle. Install the on/off switch near the entrance, making it easy to switch on. Keep your sunglasses handy On sunny days, sunglasses are essential. Attach a bulldog clip to a slat of your dashboard air vent. Slip the arm of your sunglasses through the handle of the clip so you never lose them and they’re easy to grab when the sun comes out. Prevent frozen locks In cold weather, avoid frozen locks by placing masking tape over the locks. This will prevent moisture from entering the keyhole. Peel it away when you’re ready to go. Have a full tank Getting stuck on the road with a low or empty tank can really put a dampener on your journey. With fuel cards from DRIVEcard, you can top up your fuel at thousands of sites across the country, some at below pump price. With plenty of brands to choose from, including Shell, Esso, Texaco and many more, DRIVEcard provides a stress-free, easy and quick solution to all your fuel needs. To apply for your fuel cards today, just click here....

BP recently published its Annual Energy Outlook and plenty of it will be of interest to those in the fuel and oil business, and to those who deal with those businesses. By 2040, renewable energy is set to be the worlds major power source, but BP reports that oil demand will remain strong for the next 20 years. Arguably most interestingly, BP also suggests that cutting back on plastic may backfire and make matters worse. In fact, BP believes that if the world shifts to using paper, glass and other materials, this will have a bigger cost in terms of energy and carbon emissions. Spencer Dale, Chief Economist at BP said: “If you swap a plastic bottle for a glass bottle, that takes about 80% more energy. That will be more energy, more carbon emissions. “The bottle is a lot heavier, so it takes an awful lot more energy to transport it around. “Yes, we should be concerned about plastics, but before we start whacking that mole, we should worry about where it pops it somewhere else.” However, plenty argue against this theory. Louise Edge from Green Peace UK commented: “Fossil fuel giants will make countless billions in the future if the production of single-use plastics continues at current rates. So, it’s no wonder they are keen for the world to keep using more and more of it. “While it’s true that it takes less energy to produce and transport plastic than glass, a glass bottle can be reused dozens of times and is infinitely recyclable, unlike plastic. Plus, materials like glass, when they escape collection, don’t go on polluting our oceans and rivers for hundreds of years.”...

When choosing fuel cards for your business, it’s important to know all the facts. With cards from brands such as Shell, Esso and Texaco, as well as multi-branded and supermarket cards like FuelGenie, making a decision on what is best for your fleet can sometimes be tricky. Our helpful guides to the different fuel cards will help you find our all you need to know about the cards we have on offer, including the benefits to each, helping you make an informed decision. This guide is all about Esso fuel cards and what you can do with them. Esso Truck Plus Card The Esso Truck Plus network consists of over 1,100 sites, including HGV accessible sites, all at one fixed price. With sites positioned on major trunk roads, motorways and cities, making them as convenient to access as possible. With this card, you can get diesel at a fixed price at all Esso sites. You can also collect Tesco Clubcard points on your card. Esso Truck Card The Esso Truck network consists of over 1,100 sites, including HGV accessible sites, all at one fixed price. With sites positioned on major trunk roads, motorways and cities, making them as convenient to access as possible. With an Esso Truck Card, you can get diesel at a fixed price, at Esso core sites. You can also collect Tesco Clubcard points with this card. Esso Fleet Single Network Card The Esso Fleet Single network consists of over 1,100 sites, including HGV accessible sites, all at one fixed price. With sites positioned on major trunk roads, motorways and cities, making them as convenient to access as possible. With this card, you will get diesel and unleaded at pump price. You can also collect Tesco Clubcard points. Esso Fleet Multi Network Card The Esso Fleet Multi-network consists of over 3,000 sites, all positioned on major trunk roads, motorways and cities, making them as convenient to access as possible. With this card, you will get diesel and unleaded at pump price at every single Esso, Shell and BP nationwide. You can also collect Tesco Clubcard points. Whichever cards you choose for your business, DRIVEcard is here to support you every step of the way. With competitive prices, a personal account manager to review your usage and offer insights, online account management and so much more, there’s never been a better time to try DRIVEcard fuel cards. Give us a call today on 01704 333 300 to order your fuel cards.  ...

When choosing fuel cards for your business, it's important to know all the facts. With cards from brands such as Shell, Esso and Texaco, as well as multi-branded and supermarket cards like FuelGenie, making a decision on what is best for your fleet can sometimes be tricky. Our helpful guides to the different fuel cards will help you find our all you need to know about the cards we have on offer, including the benefits to each, helping you make an informed decision. This guide is all about Shell fuel cards and what you can do with them. Shell CRT Card The Shell Commercial Road Transport card has many different benefits over its competitors. Shell has an extensive network within the UK, with approximately 1020+ sites, including more than 400 HGV friendly core Sites. The core site network includes specifically designed HGV features. This card is ideal for HGV’s, trucks and busses. Other benefits include diesel at a fixed price at core sites, fuel save diesel, high canopies and high-speed pumps and wish pin or generic pin. Shell Fleet Single Network Card The Shell Fleet Single Network has over 1020+ Shell sites all available at pump price for both diesel and unleaded, without incurring any surcharges. Ideal for cars and mixed fleets travelling throughout the UK. Benefits include diesel & unleaded at pump price, fuel save diesel, high canopies & high-speed pumps, Shell Drivers Club points and wish pin or generic pin. Shell Fleet Multi Network Card The Shell Fleet Multi Network has over 3600+ sites, all available on a national average fixed price. The network comprises of Shell, Esso, Texaco Total and Gleaner. This card is ideal for companies with mixed fleets. Key benefits include diesel & unleaded at the national fixed average price, fuel save diesel, high canopies & high-speed pumps, Tesco Club Card points at Esso, Shell Drivers Club points and wish pin or generic. EuroShell Card The euroShell card provides customers with a secure and efficient way to buy fuels and access a range of other great services. They’re accepted at over 27000 sites across Europe. A euroShell fuel card can give you greater control, convenience and security. Key benefits include; access to one of the largest networks across Europe, 24/7 online account management services and your card can be used to pay for road tolls, ferry services and more. Whichever cards you choose for your business, DRIVEcard is here to support you every step of the way. With competitive prices below pump price, a personal account manager to review and offer insights into your usage, online account management and so much more, there's never been a better time to try DRIVEcard fuel cards. Give us a call today on 01704 333 300....

In 2019, reducing your carbon emissions has never been more important. With ocean temperatures on the rise, glacial retreating and sea levels rising, climate change is on the minds of many across the UK. In 2008, carbon dioxide accounted for 85 per cent of the UK's emissions. As drivers or the operators of fleets, reducing the impact of our carbon footprints has the potential to help combat carbon emission levels in this country. Here are some tips on how to make your fleet eco-friendlier. Be a better driver Studies show that up to 30 per cent of the difference in MPG is due to driving habits alone. You could save more than a ton of carbon dioxide emissions per year simply by doing the following: Accelerating slowly and smoothly Following the speed limit and avoiding speeding Maintaining a steady speed Anticipating your stops and starts Maintain your vehicles Keeping your vehicles running smoothly and checked on time will greatly reduce your emissions. Replace your air, oil and fuel filters regularly. Every little helps. Keep up with your tyres Something as simple as keeping your tyres properly inflated has been shown to save 400-700 pounds of carbon emissions per year. Think about the future When the time comes to replace your vehicles or expand your fleet, opt for greener vehicles. With new advances in technology and transportation, more variety is available on greener vehicles. You can also consider greener fuel types, all of which will benefit the planet greatly. Utilise telematics Just because you’re on a mission to be greener doesn’t guarantee that your drivers will share your goals. Telematics is the perfect way to ensure your fleet is on track and abiding by greener standards. With telematics from DRIVEcard, you can track your drivers' speed, harsh acceleration, whether they’re maintaining a steady speed and their fuel usage. You can even track whether your drivers are idling (the vehicle is still and not moving, but the engine is still switched on), which will use up fuel quickly. For more information on how to get telematics for your fleet, call our sales team today on 01704 333 300....