28 January 2022

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Fuel cards for businesses in the removal sector

The removal industry is one that, by nature, uses a lot of fuel-taking loads from one place to another. Even on shorter journeys, the volume of fuel used by removal trucks, vans and larger commercial vehicles can be significantly higher than a normal car - both due to the size of the vehicles in your fleet and the weight of the loads being regularly transported.

This means that fuel expenditure for removal businesses is a really significant cost, and one that makes a massive difference to your bottom line. Fuel cards are a brilliant cost-saving and time-saving alternative to paying for fuel with cash or through employee expenses, which are some of the most common methods that removal companies use.

Fuel cards could be real game-changer for removal companies. They offer a seamless way for employers to manage their high fuel expenses: first, enabling fuel purchases from any employee buying fuel on behalf of the company to be consolidated; then, putting those records into a simple, easy to understand statement. That means no more expense forms, no more lost receipts, and no more paperwork required from your drivers. Rather than using a personal card or cash to pay for company fuel, employees simply use their fuel cards, and the company is billed directly.

Using this system, users can pay just like they would with a credit or debit card. Employees have a fast and convenient way to pay, and internal teams can view, understand, and manage their fuel budgets.

Choosing the best fuel cards for your removal business

When it comes to fuel cards for removal businesses, you want to be sure you are choosing the right one for your fleet. There are many different comparison sites and tools out there to help you choose, and there are many differences between the cards, even though the key principle is the same.

Allstar fuel cards are ideal for removal businesses, as our network is the largest in the UK and covers 90% of fuel stations in the UK, which means that, wherever you are, you’ll be able to find an Allstar-supported fuel forecourt. For commercial fleets moving goods both in short and long-haul contexts, this is so important, as it means you don’t need to worry about rerouting in order to get affordable, accessible fuel.

We are proud to have the largest fuel card network in the UK, and with Allstar cards being accepted at large fuel brands, in supermarket fuel forecourts and in a range of smaller, independent fuel providers, your team will never be short of options to fill up. Our partner list includes:

  • Applegreen
  • BP
  • Co-Operative
  • Emo Oil (NI)
  • Essar
  • Esso
  • Gulf
  • Harvest Energy
  • Jet
  • Maxol
  • Moto
  • Murco
  • Pace
  • Shell
  • Solo
  • Star
  • Texaco
  • Total
  • Welcome Break

As Allstar cards are a tailored solution, there is no limit to the number of cards registered to any business, meaning all drivers who need to purchase fuel are able to be assigned their own unique card. All of our cards are also highly secure, as they can be linked to an individual user and vehicle, as well as have an associated PIN in the same way a credit or debit card does.

Our fuel network ensures that you’ll have access to the lowest fuel prices possible through the use of our fuel cards and services. Our online tools, including our mobile app, ensure that your fleet runs smoothly, regardless of the number of vehicles you have, the types of vehicles in your fleet or the distances your team drives.

To find out more about the Allstar range of fuel cards and how they can help both businesses and employees in the removal sector, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team or apply for your fuel card online.

The advantages of fuel cards for business owners

With a fuel card system, you won't need to keep receipts, submit expense forms, or reimburse employees. This will save you and your teams time wasted on admin, simplify your business processes, and eliminate much of the administrative burden - for example, payments and invoices can be made instantly and easily using a fuel card system.

As soon as your employee pays for fuel, the money will be deducted directly from your business's account. Paper expenses and receipts aren't needed since your statement contains all the information you need to generate HMRC-compliant invoices so that VAT claims can be made more easily and less administration is required, which saves your internal team time and effort come tax season! By paying off your fuel bills on a regular basis and on a schedule that works for your business, just like a credit card, you can improve cash flow management too.

The advantages of fuel cards for employees

Fuel cards can be used by employees to bypass their own accounts and charge fuel directly to their employers. With a fuel management system like the Allstar fuel card, employees won't have to worry about out-of-pocket expenses. Other travel expenses such as tolls, and bridge fees with the Allstar Plus card, as well as vehicle washing and oil changes are also often covered by fuel cards. Employees who travel on business need not worry about these expenses since the fuel card covers them too.

With easy and convenient payment options, such as Chip & PIN, swipe, and even contactless, cardholders can quickly and conveniently pay for fuel purchases. Because of this, you can use fuel cards out of hours, since you can pay at pump if needed. This makes fuelling up quick and easy even after normal business hours.

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