What is a fuel card and why should you consider having one? A fuel card is a convenient way to pay for petrol, diesel, and other fuels at filling stations. Rather than paying with cash, credit card or cheque, the driver hands over the fuel card instead. The cost of the fuel is logged on the fuel card account. The account holder (usually a business) is then invoiced for all the fuel logged on that account on a regular basis.
Some fuel cards can also be used to pay for vehicle maintenance, expenses and other items, provided the account holder has given permission.
A fuel card is not only a convenient way to pay for fuel, they also provide comprehensive reporting on fuel usage – where, who, how much, for example. You can receive real-time reports and set purchase controls, helping you to stay informed of all business-related expenses.