Some supplier apps go further still, for instance letting HGV drivers know where the nearest fuel station is with a high-roof canopy to accommodate an articulated lorry, or for company car drivers who have opted for an electric vehicle, directing them to the nearest charge point.
Integration with route planning is also offered on the best fuel card apps – this means you can type in your route and the app will generate a list of filling stations which accept your fuel card. You can also add in filters such as 24-hour opening and, should your business journey take you off your chosen route, the ability to find a fuel station in an emergency.
By making these changes to how you buy fuel, your business can make its fleet operation far more efficient – company cars, commercial vehicles and HGVs covering less miles, driven in a more economical way and using cheaper fuel, is all good news for your bottom line.
For instance, a business running a fleet of 10 diesel commercial vehicles (averaging 20,000 miles per annum and averaging 43mpg) could save around £2,120 by using a fuel card, according our fuel cost calculator at comparefuelcards.co.uk.
Similarly, a haulier with five HGVs covering 40,000 miles per annum each and averaging 8mpg, could make savings in the region of £11,000 a year.