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With so many different fuel cards available, choosing the right ones for your business can be tricky. Our helpful fuel cards guide will help you make the right decision for your fleet. UK Fuels UK Fuels is a multi-branded network with over 2'770 sites and expanding. The UK Fuels card is suitable for businesses with lorries, vans and cars, and also has an extensive HGV network. Plenty of sites are situated on motorways and major trunk roads, as well as many Morrisons, Moto and Tesco sites. Cards are embossed with the company name, with the option to add vehicle registration or drivers name. All cards are pin restricted. Keyfuels Keyfuels is a multi-branded network with over 3'000 sites, many of which are HGV accessible. The Keyfuels card allows access to selected Moto, Morrisons, Tesco, Shell, BP, Esso, Texaco and Gulf sites. Fastfuel Fastfuel is a multi-branded network with over 2'935 sites, including Texaco, Tesco, selected Moto and Murco, and the UK Fuels network. The Fastfuel card is suitable for businesses using lorries, vans and cars, and has an extensive HGV network. Cards are embossed with company name, with the option to add the vehicle registration and drivers name. Purchase restrictions are available. Cards are pin protected. FuelGenie FuelGenie is a multi-branded supermarket forecourt fuel card. Accepted at all Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco. Collect Tesco Clubcard, Morrisons More and Nectar points with purchases. This card can also be used to purchase all fuel and car-related products and services at approximately 1'373 locations across the UK. Cards can be embossed with company name, with the option to have vehicle registration or drivers name. Purchase restrictions are also available. Shell There are over 3'481 Shell sites across the UK, with multiple fuel cards available for this network including; Shell CRT, Shell Fleet, euroShell and Shell multi-network cards. The Shell network has many HGV friendly locations, and plenty of sites are situated on motorways and major trunk roads. Some of our Shell fuel cards also allow access to certain Esso, Texaco and Gleaner sites. Cards are embossed with the company name, with the option to add vehicle registration and drivers name. Purchase restrictions are available and cards are PIN protected. Esso There are a number of Esso cards available, including Esso Truck and Esso Fleet cards. The Esso network consists of approximately 5'772 sites, including HGV friendly sites. Many sites are positioned on motorways and major trunk roads. You can collect Tesco Clubcard and Nectar points with purchases on this network. Cards can be embossed with company name, vehicle registration or drivers name. Purchase restrictions are available. Cards are PIN enabled at most sites. DKV The DKV card grants access to the largest and most tightly woven supply network in the transport sector, with over 70'000 acceptance points in more than 40 countries in Europe. This card can be used for the payment of all vehicle-related services in Europe, including diesel, fuel and lubricants, and toll, tunnel and road use. PIN enabled. Morgan The Morgan network consists of over 4'732 sites across the UK, Ireland and Europe. Many of these sites are located on key motorways. This card can also be used to pay for tolls and parking. DRIVEcard offers all these fuel cards and more, with competitive weekly prices on your fuel. To learn more about how we can save you money on your fuel, call us 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....

Even the most experienced drivers suffer at the hands of long-haul driving. Driving long distances can be fun and freeing, but let’s face it, it can also at times be boring or tiring. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to make the drive more enjoyable and alleviate stress and fatigue. Plan Planning is key for long distance driving, and more importantly, planning everything. Utilise online maps to plan your route to avoid traffic, tolls and road closures. For that little extra preparation, plan the time you set off by looking at which times certain roads are busy. Include stops for toilets, food or drink and rests to get an accurate estimated time of arrival. Prep your vehicle Poor vehicle maintenance can lead to breakdowns or even accidents, so before embarking on a long journey, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is up to scratch. Check everything from your tyres, your engine, oil, water and antifreeze (in winter) levels, clean your windscreen, glass and mirrors, check that all your lights are working, ensure your wipers are in good order, and even make sure your wiper fluid is topped up. You’ll thank yourself later. Always be prepared It’s always best to be prepared for anything. Pack an emergency kit in your vehicle which should include a first aid kit, spare fuses and bulbs, tools to check and change your tyres, spare engine oil, extra maps, and extra food and water. In the winter time, it’s also a good idea to pack a shovel and a blanket. Pack well Save money and time by spending a little longer packing your vehicle. Always pack more than you need, just in case. Bring plenty of food and water, a change of clothing if needed, a toothbrush, toothpaste and personal hygiene products to keep you feeling fresh, whatever you think you might need. Stay entertained Even the radio can get boring after a few hours, so bringing along some alternatives for entertainment is always a good idea. Prepare your own playlist, or keep yourself laughing with your favourite funny podcast. Stay alert Avoid accidents and keep your tolerance for other drivers high by staying alert on the road. Avoid fatigue by taking regular breaks, as often as you need them. Avoid large meals and any alcohol whatsoever, as this can make you feel lethargic. If you’re sleepy, yawning, or even if your eyes feel a little heavy, always stop for a nap. Coffee and energy drinks can also temporarily help with feeling tired, as well as having your windows down and your radio loud. Plenty of fuel One of the most important things to consider when preparing for a long distance drive is your fuel. Having enough fuel to get you to your destination is essential. DRIVEcard offer a wide range of fuel cards for many different brands, meaning you’ll never have to worry about your fuel. Our fuel cards do it all for you, fill up your tanks at any of the participating sites and be straight on your way. For more on how DRIVEcard can help your business and vehicles, give our sales team a call on 01704 333 300....

As the weather gets warmer and the nights get longer, there’s no better time to give your vehicle a clean in time for Spring. Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home, especially if you spend a lot of time in your vehicle. Get your vehicles ready for spring and summer with these helpful tips. Start on the exterior During the winter, dirt on a vehicle’s exterior builds up. Mud, salt and road grit can all build up during the colder months, which can be bad for the paintwork and can cause erosion and rust. Water and household cleaners generally don’t do the trick, not to mention they can harm your paintwork, so stick to a specially formulated vehicle shampoo when cleaning your vehicle. Make sure you also tackle your wheels and other areas which are likely to pick up a lot of dirt. And possibly most importantly, your windscreen will probably need a deep clean, as the combination of the sun and dirty glass can make driving conditions difficult and dangerous. Finish off your hard work with a good, long lasting wax which will protect your paintwork all summer long, not to mention look great in the sunshine. Move on to the interior Start by cleaning out all the clutter that has built up – empty wrappers and packets, fast food containers, receipts and whatever else you might come across. It’s easy to accumulate junk during the colder months, so spring is the perfect time to clear it all out. Tackle any pet hair with a handheld hoover, and don’t forget the floors! A gentle cleaning product and cloth can be used to polish up your dashboard and other surfaces, and floor mats should also be taken out and scrubbed free of any muddy footprints. Pop in some new air fresheners and finish off by hoovering or wiping your seats and upholstery. De-cluttering for spring will not only clean up your car, but it can also improve your health and wellbeing – tidy car, tidy mind! For those wanting to go the extra mile, these additional tricks will help you keep your car spick and span: • Clean out the dust from your air vents with a small brush • Pop cupcake liners in your drinks holders to catch any future spills • Take a look under the bonnet to see if there’s any dust you can tackle Spring cleaning isn’t just for your vehicles, it’s also a perfect time to clean up your fuel usage. At DRIVEcard, your personal account manager is dedicated to saving you time and money on your fuel. With usage reviews and online account management, monitoring your fuel usage has never been easier. To find the best price on fuel for your vehicles, or to see which cards we have on offer, check out our website or give a member of our sales team a call on 01704 333300. ...