In just 12-months since its launch, UK transport operators have now signed up to potentially draw a million litres of diesel a month using the Scania Fuel Card. This latest milestone illustrates the rapid rise of the card, which was introduced by Scania in order to help operators large and small benefit from bulk fuel prices.
“With operators reporting savings in excess of four percent over pump prices, and with fuel typically accounting for 35 percent of operating costs, demand for the Scania Fuel Card, was always going to be high,” says Harjinder Atwal, Director – Services Development & Service Sales for Scania (Great Britain) Limited. “For our part, we are delighted to be helping the industry keep a lid on operating costs.”
In practice, the Scania Fuel Card works like a cooperative; by joining forces and purchasing fuel together through a single source – in this case, Scania – the buying power of each individual operator is enhanced. Operators can apply for the Scania Fuel Card by calling 0844 870 6937 or visiting www.scaniafuelcard.co.uk
The service is administered for Scania by The Fuelcard People, which is part of DCC plc, one of the largest fuel distributors in the UK. With no card charges for the first 12-months, the Scania Fuel Card programme offers a choice of fuel networks, meaning there is a card that’s right for every operation. Regardless of the supplier-network option selected, the Scania Fuel Card offers a host of benefits in addition to low prices:
- Industry-benchmark pricing
With all prices based on the Platts pricing model, the Scania Fuel Card provides a highly competitive way in which to purchase diesel. Prices are notified in advance by email or text and fixed for seven days – with no regional variations.
- Free to join
The Scania Fuel Card is offered free to all operators for the first 12 months. Thereafter a nominal and discounted charge will apply. One card is issued per vehicle operated, with no limit on the number of cards held.
- Dedicated named account manager
One major benefit of the Scania Fuel Card is that it does not use a call centre to deal with enquiries. All contacts with the Scania Fuel Card service are handled by named account managers who are specialists in their field.
- Card Protect zero-liability insurance
Secure and at no risk to the operator, Scania Fuel cards can only be used to purchase diesel and are covered by zero-liability insurance in the event of loss or theft. (Terms and conditions apply)
- Regular fuel reporting
With bespoke reports available online 24/7, operators are able to gain an in-depth understanding of their fuel purchasing patterns as never before.
- Pay-as-you-go option
In addition to monthly payment terms (subject to status), a pay-as-you-go option is offered, meaning the Scania Fuel Card is available to all.
- No minimum spend
With no strings attached in terms of how much is spent every month, the Scania Fuel Card is a fully flexible way in which to purchase fuel with operators retaining control and choice at all times.
- And for operators currently storing their own fuel:
The Scania Fuel Card offers an ideal solution which allows yard space to be freed up and maintenance and compliance worries to be done away with. No more management time is wasted on shopping around for the best price and no more stocking costs mean improved cash flow.