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Fuel for Thought for Van Users

24 April 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
It is a question that might seem to have an obvious answer but what would a van user do with an extra £300?

This is being asked by The Fuelcard People, a Fuel Card Group company. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, explained: “If you pay 4p per litre less for diesel, you save £300 on 7,500 litres, which is not excessive annual consumption for a van. That simple maths explains why pump price fuel cards are falling out of favour. Van users enjoy having to answer the £300 question.”

 He claims he has seen a sudden increase in enquiries about the company’s commercial rate fuel cards, which are said to offer significant discounts on every major brand. He suggests that this was almost inevitable, in the wake of recent activity by a pump price fuel card supplier. “After years of trying to talk down the obvious benefits of fixed price fuel cards, the market has made them accept reality,” he contended.

“We are grateful to the pump price folks for pointing out so powerfully that our approach to cutting van fuel costs was right all along. In highlighting the importance of discounts, they encourage van users to come to the people with the track record in that area. It helps, of course, that other firms give discounts with one hand, then take them away in transaction charges with the other hand.”

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 24 April 2014


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