Benefits of On-site Fuel Storage and Fuel Management: Why Should You Choose This over Fuel Cards or Off-site Bunkering?
There is a reason why we are considered to be market leaders, we offer fantastic products and a first class service. We appreciate however that fleet operators are faced with choices and options when it comes to managing their fuel resource.
Competition to our products and services often comes from Fuel card companies or Fuel Bunkering services. These offer alternatives to storing fuel on site. So what makes the Fueltek offering superior? Why should your company use our fuel management system over any other method?
Apart from keeping track of fuel, a good fuel management system is one that saves you money. We know that our fuel management system saves companies lots of money. In fact, it can save them up to 10p a litre compared to a fuel card / bunkering system. This means that businesses are able to save thousands of pounds over the course of a year.
How are the savings made ?Fuel is cheaper to buy in bulk and most oil supply companies will establish relationships with customers that benefit both parties, shrewd negotiators win out. Instead of the card company taking additional margin it becomes yours.
Fuel card companies will usually charge a management fee, expressed as an additional number of pence per litre, seems small initially but obviously rises with use. Managing your own stockholding allows you to make the right purchasing decisions at the right times.
When choosing a fuel management system from Fueltek, you’re choosing one that offers you efficiency, as well as saving you a lot of time and effort. This again is because if fuel is stored on site – you’re not spending time travelling to get fuel every time it’s needed.
It also stops detours from happening – drivers don’t need to go out of their way or disrupt their planned journey. So apart from saving money, it also means that jobs can be completed quicker and more efficiently.
Prevents Theft and Increases accountability.
As we discussed in an earlier blog, fuel theft is something that a lot of companies have to deal with. It often goes undetected as it’s not easy to identify it taking place. It happens when employees take advantage of fuel and use company allowances for their own personal use.
If you’re filling up offsite, how would the employee in the fuel station know that it’s you using the card? Employees could be passing it to their friends and you wouldn’t know!
Our fuel management systems are fantastic at preventing theft – it gives you complete control over the use. When stored onsite, you are fully aware of who is using it, when they are using it and how much they need.
If you would like some information on our fuel monitoring and management systems, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can ring us on 01254 291391 and a member of staff will be happy to help. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter too!