Fuel Cards, which are the best to have??

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ams courier services

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Original Poster

I have just got a BP fuel card but i'm getting plenty of calls from other fuel card companies saying theirs are better!

Anyone got any thoughts are which ones are the best?

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

I think they all fluctuate from being the cheapest one day, to not the next. its a minefield, and i'm not convinced about any of em if i'm honest.

Red is by far the cheapest i've come across...lol

Manadon Despatch

584

Don't tell him that ... you'll get the poor sod a criminal record.

Springer Express Couriers

2148

You can only use red if your a scrap metal dealer!!

We use 2 BP  cards and a shell card, they all give us a price and we use the cheapest that week!

Fuel card services are on £109.30 this week!!

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

I WAS joking boys

Doo Moves

242

Were you Really??? lol your secrets out :)

Manadon Despatch

584

You know you were joking and I know you were joking but it's all too easy for someone less in the know to misinterpret. I can see it now ...

VOSA man: You've got illegal red diesel in your tank, son. Why is that?

Courier: Well Rob said it would be okay.

VOSA man: Who's this Rob bloke then?

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Ok ok....DO NOT use red diesel...or if you do, make sure you have a false tube that goes into the tank with real diesel in it just in case you get stopped and they wanna check your tank for red.

Seriously tho, fuel card companies are always ringin us up, is the saving really that good whoeva you choose?.....if you don't mind using supermarket fuel then just get your 5p off voucher and use them.....i fear i may have now started something i wish i hadn't re supermarket fuel....lol

SMH

1871

theres only 2 fuel cards to have fuel genie (morrisons/tescos) and deisel price guarantee 106.3 this week

http://www.dieselpriceguarantee.com

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

2860

That's ok Simon, but those cards are mainly Supermarket sites!

Can be a pain in the butt, having to go off motorways / route etc to find them!

also I am not convinced that supermarket fuel is the real deal. Premium fuel [BP Ultimate & Shell Advance] certainly does what it says on tin! shame they are so expensive though

SMH

1871

Deisel price guarantee also do an esso card on the same account and if you use it at the services (ie has to have fast pumps) you get it at the same price 106.3 uk fuels on have morrisons, as for super market fuel being different lol it all comes from the same place

Springer Express Couriers

2148

Anorak alert!!

I have found that if I use super market fuel I get 100 miles less out of a tank so using it is a false economy, now where's my train spotting book?

UK-Sameday Leicester Ltd.

438

Simon i have the same account with the diesel guarentee card. Theirs is a uk fuel and yes at some you need to use the hgv pumps but the other one i had was the euro shell card and that, like your esso card, can be used at any pump, as long as the station is listed in the directory. M6 as an example, i can fill up at Corley, Keele, Charnock richard, Carlisle north and Abingdon

SMH

1871

my curtainsider supermarket fuel 390miles on a tank on bp super duper fuel 390 miles on a tank

ROAD KINGS

5

I've just got meself a fastfuels card, fantastic network, solid fixed price. Going okay so far.

ams courier services

231
Original Poster

£130.9 per litre on my BP fuel card this week.

RT Courier Sevices

5

SMH I've just got a Diesel Price Guarantee card. I got fed up with people ringing me up offering me fuel cards so I eventually succumbed. Definitely going to be a benefit with the amount of miles I'm doing now.

Courier.MX Ltd

482

The DPG card is fine, although beware of Bunker & Non-Bunker sites. For some reason my local Shell is a NON-Bunker priced one which was a shock when I got the invoice through! But apart from that its free, no deposit, no fees and has great motoroway services coverage. Need to keep on top of them re pricing as they do creep up until you phone them and say you've got a better price from XYZ...

Had another call after signing up to here last night from a BP one. No deposit no catches so might as well have it as not. Also I prefer the BP stations for the Wild Bean Cafes ;)

Fuel Genie is fine as a backup as well but can be a pain trying to find a Tesco / Morrisons when I'm on a run so it's just left in the van hardly ever used and you can't use your 5p off a litre voucher with it either, but you can collect points on your clubcard or morrison card.

Used to have a KeyFuels one which was only Texaco and "some" morrisons which was a nightmare so chopped it up.

BCN EXPRESS ESSEX

320

ive been doing the 50p a litre off at Tescos, well stocked up with coffee & bog roll lol !

3T Deliveries

238

how much does it cost to have a fuel card these days?

D&D Transport

5

I have been looking into cards and wondering which one to get. Any recommendations?

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

well judging from the number of bleeding phone calls i get from these lot, i reckon you'd need at least 20 for it to work. It wouldn't surprise me if they're cheaper for a week then try and rip you off. But maybe i'm being too cynical

D&D Transport

5

Its been racking my brains all day! I have decided to trial the card that works at UK Fuels, Shell, BP, Esso, Morrisons & Texaco.

It seemed like the best option. It was the best price when I rang rang aswell.

I was talking to him about this website and he said he could link accounts together as sort of a "Whole Sale Usage Policy" he said. Apparantly the more you buy the more competitive they can be and he could link us all together.

Don't know if anyone would be interested in giving this a whirl? I'll let you know how it goes first!

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

He would say that, he'd get access to a load of new commission from all of us lot....very nice for him, not sure the same could be said for us

D&D Transport

5

Just a quick one..

The guy who I signed up with the fuelcards called me yesterday. I sent him a list of a few business names on here so he could call you and offer you this. He said when he has called a few they don't know who I am!

He said a few people have signed up though which is good...

So if you get a call from the guy and he says D&D Transport recommended them.. Its me!!

SMH

1871

"and you can't use your 5p off a litre voucher with it either"

yes you can, but the main reason we like to use DPG is the £900 + vouchers at xmas the cashier hates us lol

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Fuelcards are a con....this guy was so illiterate even if it was legit would i really want to do biz with him?

They entice you in with supposed cheaper fuel, but in the end you'll end up paying more

Just ask yourself, how can they offer fuel cheaper than the supplier?....it's a rip off

Fastback Parcel Solutions

1677

I agree with you speed, i used to have a fuel card when i was an empoyee the only advantage we found was not having to have a company credit card for every driver and all your fuel purchases were in one place.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

and if that's all they offer then it would at least make your admin easier, but i suggest you're actually paying more after about 2 weeks of having one

Springer Express Couriers

2148

We have found the amount of time saved in admin/VAT time, better quality of fuel and the lack of risk of my company card getting cloned is more than enough compensation for buying fuel this way. We save around £1000 per year on pump prices the fuel price this week is £1.38pl inc vat which is not far off super market shit fuel.

So a rip off is a little strong!

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Ok, how about misleading then?

D&D Transport

5

Well we will see when I receive mine! I still haven't sat down and had a look how to work this website not got a clue! lol

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

How can you recommend something before you know whether its ok?

Also giving our names out willy nilly ain't really on either is it... I'll put this down to be naive this time...next time i may really start chucking out a few toys tho..lol

Scott Reid

1029

D&D.

Have I read it correctly that YOU have taken it upon yourself to furnish details of companies on MTVAN to a third party without permission of said companies?

If so:

You have no right to GIVE the details of companies on here to fuel card companies. Or to give the details of our companies to any company for that matter.

We are all constantly bombarded with phone calls from companies trying to sell stuff and none of us has time to deal with that crap!


Scott Reid

1029

Or perchance are you employed (or on commission with the company which you are currently TRIALLING!)?

RGM Courier Services

1767

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

I think perhaps the £10 voucher for every introduction may have tipped the balance..lol

D&D Transport

5

Nice friendly environment this.

I'll tell him not to call them any more.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Now now...sarcy.....It is common courtesy if, when giving names out to someone selling something, you ask beforehand, if its ok to give out our name and number.

As the previous poster has told you, we all get enuff time wasting sales calls, scams etc etc so to add to them is a bit bleeding annoying.
To be honest you shouldn't need telling, the fact you do says it all

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

And the phone number to avoid answering is 01270 507394

The guy can't string a sentence together which for a salesman ain't a good start

SMH

1871

136.6 next week for us not getting ripped off here ;-)

SMH

1871

sorry that should read not getting ripped off by the card company, but we are getting ripped off by the goverment :-)

Defyit Ltd

55

SMH Is that 136.6 with diesel price guarantee? They just quoted me 140.8!

Tees Valley Logistics

156

veg oil from macro 95p per litre run on 70% veg oil 30% diesel my transit loves it

RGM Courier Services

1767

LPG 68p from Asda, High Wycombe..

RGM Courier Services

1767

And no congestion charge in London..

SMH

1871

Defyit Ltd what do you speed per year on fuel roughly? this has a lot to do with what sort of price you can get it for

SMH

1871

speed = spend (rolleyes)

Defyit Ltd

55

Hi SMH - I thought that might be the case. I have only been with them a month or so. I spend around 800 quid a month. Have to keep an eye on their rates as the latest is 0.01p cheaper than the pump price at my local garage :)

Springer Express Couriers

2148

wow your van must be mega economical? I did £400 last week but then again I've very busy,

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

You're just showing off Dave

SMH

1871

£72,500 last year :-(

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

On behalf of HM Govt Customs & Excise we thank you :0)

SMH

1871

loose belt and trousers well and truely down

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

2860

I bet your dreading your corporation tax bill next January Simon

SMH

1871

:-( thats why i leave the money side to michelle, she has just done the VAT as well :-(

im going to go get a rope and a chair :-(

Nottingham & Derby Couriers

3295

I always hear people say supermarket fuel isn't as good as BP/SHELL ETc.

Why is it then i regularly see Esso & Texaco trucks filling up the tanks at tesco and asda.

Fuel is fuel and it is processed at the same refinery.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

http://www.simplemotoring.co.uk/supermarket-vs-branded-fuels/#.UHMB-rJmSJs

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RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

2860

disagree with supermarket fuel being good.

You get what you pay for and vans run better on premium fuel. There is little cost saving by the extra mileage you might achieve but colleagues who have scrimped using supermarket fuel seem to have had mopre trouble with EGR valves etc.

I have on occasion used supermarket fuel if it is convenient and I can't easily get to another site,

Also every 10k or so use a premium diesel treatment like Forte. not cheap but superb stuff!

SMH

1871

super market v super fuel like ive said before curtainside transit does around 380 miles on a tank not matter what fuel is in it thats good enough proof to me :-)

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

2860

EGR valve replaced yet? ;)

As an ex sidecar racer Simon, would have thought good fuel a priority, even in a workhorse of a van?

Website Admin

6165

Nottingham & Derby Couriers said:


I always hear people say supermarket fuel isn't as good as BP/SHELL ETc.

Why is it then i regularly see Esso & Texaco trucks filling up the tanks at tesco and asda.

Fuel is fuel and it is processed at the same refinery.

+1 AFAIK you're entirely correct.

MK BIKES

2821

I wouldnt believe or dis believe anything thats out in internet land, why dont you try it yourselves and see??

we all do enough miles to quickly get a picture.

SMH

1871

alan its about ££££ in the pocket, 276k 1 egr valve

as for the old sidecar it had the best petrol and adatives (spelling) due to doing 2 races and needing to go as fast as possible :-) petrol has an higher octane which (i think) diesel doesnt have, high octane means bigger cleaner bang which in turn makes you go faster :-D

SMH

1871

60 reg tranny super market fuel 105k had it from new no egr valve, 61 reg tranny euro 5 " " had from new 46k no egr valve, 57 reg curtainsider tranny same fuel had from 1yr old 276k 1 egr valve, 11 reg renault trafic sport from new 45k on the clock all is fine, 57 reg fiat doble had from 1 yr old same fuel 145k no probs , 57 reg nissan navara had from 18months old same fuel no prbs ,

watch it go tits up tomorrow lol

:-)

SMH

1871

touch wood in 6.5 yrs ive only had 2 mechanical break downs and that was a renault master

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

2860

Simon LOL good old Renault Master . You know the troubles I had with my auto one :(

I know what you mean about Petrol, the 2 strokes we raced [and still do] run on Avgas. BUT poor quality fuel always has been a no no. Like Tony says, we all do shed loads of miles and it is very quick and easy to suss it out for oneself!

I have, and definitely the vans all run better on Shell Advance, BP Ultimate. A few more miles mpg [not alot] but overall worth the extra! I know a few on the 'other forums' swear by premium fuels so give it a try.

I though would only use supermarket fuel if nothing else close by

SMH

1871

i like my £800 tax free vouchers at xmas :-)

Edsah

588

Better card to come oneday... No con!

Michael Lucani

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RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD. said:


That's ok Simon, but those cards are mainly Supermarket sites!

Can be a pain in the butt, having to go off motorways / route etc to find them!

also I am not convinced that supermarket fuel is the real deal. Premium fuel [BP Ultimate & Shell Advance] certainly does what it says on tin! shame they are so expensive though

I have a Fuel Genie but only ever use the Tesco Express Esso sites, that way you get branded fuel at Supermarket prices and the full month credit that comes with the FG card. I agree that the normal supermarket fuel is not the deal, I did a trial last year where I ran for a month on it then a month using my BP+ card (supplied by MF Oils.. Very good outfit). The mileage return was superior using the BP stuff. There is an App available from Tesco that helps you find the Tesco Esso sites, then you can just add them to your Google maps as favourites or your SaNav

Michael Lucani

567

http://www.mffuelcards.co.uk/

Nottingham & Derby Couriers

3295

Springer Express Couriers said:


Anorak alert!!

I have found that if I use super market fuel I get 100 miles less out of a tank so using it is a false economy, now where's my train spotting book?

So if you get more miles out of the vehicle than you can then speed up a little and deliver faster.

Just like those half the calorie diets, It's half the calories of a normal cake so you can eat 2!

GB Distributors (Bridgend)

470

I thought the RED joke was funny, rob

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