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NZ Fuel Cards Blog

All the latest news and updates from your friendly NZ Fuel Cards team.

Stay informed about the Fuel Card industry and how you can continue to save money on petrol or diesel for your business.

If you’d like to speak to someone about saving on fuel, feel free to contact us.

Caltex Fuel Card

Discover the Benefits of Caltex Fuel Cards

Are you looking for a fuel card that offer exceptional savings and convenience at Caltex? To unlock the fuel savings at Caltex truck stops and service stations, you’ll need a Z Fuel Card. Chevron New Zealand, the previous operator of the Caltex brand, has been acquired by Z Energy. Consequently, Z Energy now operates the Caltex network in New Zealand under a license from Chevron International.

How does this affect me getting a Fuel Card?

After the approval of your application you’ll be able to use at all Caltex service stations and truck stops. If you are using the Caltex app, you will be able to add your Z Fuel Card as the payment card for your fuel transactions. Every time you use the app with your Z Fuel Card added as the payment card, you’ll earn Flybuys or Airpoints.

Z Fuel Cards at Caltex truckstops and service stations: Your Key to better Savings

Caltex Truckstops: Unlock Remarkable Diesel Savings

Enjoy a 20 cent per litre discount off the pump price for your diesel purchases at Caltex truck stops every time you use your Z Fuel card. What’s more, truck stops are accessible to all vehicles, not just trucks, ensuring that everyone can benefit from these diesel transaction savings, regardless of their vehicle size.

Caltex Service Stations: Save on Both Petrol and Diesel

The benefits aren’t limited to just the truck stops; you will also save 8 cents per litre off the pump price petrol and diesel transactions at Caltex service stations.

Expanding the Caltex Network

With a Z Fuel Card you can enjoy our truck stop and service station savings at all Caltex, Challenge, and Z Service Stations across New Zealand. That’s over 300 convenient locations where you can take advantage of these discounts.

Earn Rewards

Using the Caltex app or your Z Fuel Card will earn you Flybuys or Airpoints for each fuel transaction.

How do I apply?

Obtaining a Z Fuel Card is a straightforward 10-minute process from start to finish. You can apply here to commence your journey towards savings, convenience, and rewards with a Z Fuel Card. We’re excited to be a part of your journey!

Credit Card as a Payment Option for your NZ Fuel Cards Invoice!

Great news!  We’ve added credit card as a payment option and you can now pay for your NZ Fuel Cards invoice with your credit card.

Ready to Get Started with Credit Card Payments?*

Existing customers can contact our friendly team if they want to change their current direct debit payment option to a credit card payment  option.  New customers can select their card as their payment option during the application process.  When you pay your NZ Fuel Cards invoice by credit card, and you opt to pay with your Airpoints card, you will also earn flight rewards.  Please refer to your card provider for Airpoints T&Cs.

You can choose at any time to change to direct debit payments, just contact our amazing Customer Service team who will help you with this process.

*Please note:

  • Existing customers who want to change to card payments can contact our Customer Service team on 0800 111 391 or send an email with your customer number to [email protected]
  • A convenience fee of 1.5% of the GST exclusive value of your invoice will apply for card payments.

Embrace the Benefits with NZ Fuel Cards

With NZ Fuel Cards, you can enjoy savings and convenience on the road. Our expertise in fuel management solutions ensures that you have a reliable partner for all your fueling needs. Apply now and discover how we can help your business.

Understanding the BP Fuel Card: A Guide by NZ Fuel Cards

Understanding the BP Fuel Card: A Guide by NZ Fuel Cards

You’ve just acquired a BP fuel card from NZ Fuel Cards, and we’re here to help you make the most of it. Wondering how it works or where you can use it? Let’s explore the features and benefits of your BP fuel card.

Access to a Network of Fuel Stations

Your BP fuel card is more than just a card; it’s a gateway to over 350 BP service stations, truckstops, RD Petroleum sites, and G.A.S sites across New Zealand. Refuel at your convenience without unnecessary detours.

Flexible Payment Options

BP fuel cards offer flexibility in payment. Whether you prefer to swipe your card at the pump, walk into the store, or use the BPMe app, the choice is yours. Enjoy the convenience of multiple payment options, including grabbing a barista-made coffee on the go.

Hassle-Free Experience with NZ Fuel Cards

Concerned about managing your card? With NZ Fuel Cards, there’s no need to worry. We handle your card and account, providing support for any queries you may have. Our commitment to customer service ensures a smooth experience.

Easy Application Process

Applying for an NZ Fuel Cards is straightforward. Our online application form allows you to set purchase restrictions, limits, and a secure 4-digit pin number. Submit your application, and we’ll take care of the rest, keeping you informed along the way.

Embrace the Benefits with NZ Fuel Cards

With NZ Fuel Cards, you can enjoy savings and convenience on the road. Our expertise in fuel management solutions ensures that you have a reliable partner for all your fueling needs. Apply now and discover how we can help your business.

National Price vs Off Pump Price – What’s the Difference?

Understanding NZ Fuel Cards: Off-Pump Vs Off-National Price Options

NZ Fuel Cards offers both Off-Pump Price and Off-National Price options for BP, Mobil and Z fuel cards. When we set up your fuel card account, we will look at which pricing structure is best for you in your area, and choose the most appropriate structure to help you get the best discounts. The majority of the time, this is Off-Pump pricing. Sometimes Off-National Price can be better (eg. at BP Truck stops, some regional areas, Premium petrol grades). But, what is the difference between Off Pump Price Vs Off National Price?

What is Off Pump Price? Explained with Examples

Off Pump Price is exactly as it sounds; a fixed discount off the pump price for every litre of fuel purchased. Simple. For example, a discount of 8c off the pump price of $2.029 equates to $1.949 per litre purchase price.

Deciphering National Pricing in New Zealand

National Pricing is where there is a single national price set for fuel across NZ by each of the fuel suppliers. This price, like pump pricing, fluctuates. NZ Fuel Cards then provides a discount off this set price.

Comparing Off-Pump Price Vs Off-National Price Discounts

In most instances we advise “off-pump” discounts, as the customer knows what they are getting every time. But there are circumstances where Off-National Price offers a better discount. For example, if you were purchasing Ultimate Diesel at BP in Wellington during May 2023, you would have saved between 10c and 20c per litre with our Off-National Price discount, compared to 8c with Off-Pump discount. Similarly, with our National Price discount at most BP Truck Stops around NZ you will save 16c per litre, compared to 8c with our off pump offer.

Contact NZ Fuel Cards for Expert Guidance

Should you need any assistance in deciding whether Off-National Price or Off-Pump price is best for you, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 0800 111 391 and we’d be happy to help.

NZ Fuel Cards: Fueling Journeys, Exceeding Expectations

Our Commitment to Outstanding Customer Service

At NZ Fuel Cards, we’re not just about supplying the best advice on fuel pricing and options. We’re all about providing exceptional and personalised customer service that will leave you amazed.

Fuel is our business, but our customers are what truly ignite our passion. Whether you’re a new cardholder or a long-standing member of our family, chances are you’ve already experienced the magic of our incredible customer service team. They’re the fuel that keeps us going!

Catering to Your Fuel Card Needs and Questions

We thrive on connecting with our customers and catering to your needs. Got a burning question about the best fuel discounts in your next vacation spot or on your upcoming business trip? Need a review of your current fuel requirements to maximize your savings? Or maybe you just want to clarify some transaction details on your invoice? Look no further—we’re here to listen!

Comprehensive Support for All Your Fuel Card Needs

We can handle anything from updating your address and bank account details to assisting you with a forgotten PIN number. Wondering how to smoothly use your fuel card at a terminal without stepping foot on the forecourt? We’ve got you covered!

Stay Connected with Our Expert Team About Your Fuel Card

We understand the importance of staying connected with our valued customers. That’s why we encourage you to reach out to our knowledgeable team today. Discover the power of our expertise and find out how we can supercharge your fuel experience!

Let us fuel your journey. Contact us at [email protected] or 0800 111 391 and experience the unbeatable service that sets NZ Fuel Cards apart from the rest.

How Fuel Cards Work for Employees

Understanding How Fuel Cards Work For Employees

Fuel cards are a convenient and cost-effective way for employees to purchase fuel for business-related travel. Essentially, a fuel card is a payment card that is provided by an employer to their employees for the specific purpose of purchasing fuel for company vehicles.

When an employee receives a fuel card, they will typically be given instructions on how to use it. In most cases, the card will work like a credit or debit card, and the employee will simply need to swipe or insert it at the pump to pay for their fuel.

Streamlining Expense Management with Fuel Cards

One of the benefits of using a fuel card is that it can make it easier for employers to track and manage their fuel expenses. Because all fuel purchases made with the card will be recorded, it can help employers to monitor usage and ensure that their fuel budget is being used appropriately.

Cost Savings and Efficiency for Employees

Another benefit of using a fuel card is that it can help employees to save money on fuel costs. Many fuel card programs offer discounts on fuel purchases, which can add up to significant savings over time.

The Overall Advantage of Fuel Cards for Businesses

Overall, fuel cards can be a great option for businesses that rely on company vehicles for transportation. By providing employees with a convenient and cost-effective way to purchase fuel, it can help to streamline operations and save money in the long run.

Learn More About Our Fuel Card Offerings

To see details of our fuel card offerings, please visit our Offers page, or free to contact us at [email protected] or 0800 111 391 and we’d be happy to help.

Benefits of a Fuel Card

Key Benefits of a Fuel Card: Savings and Efficiency for Your Business

At NZ Fuel Cards, we believe that businesses can benefit greatly from using our BP, Mobil & Z fuel cards to manage their fuel expenses. Our fuel cards are designed to offer a range of features and benefits that help companies save money, simplify administration, and improve control over their fuel usage.

Maximising Savings

With our fuel cards, businesses can enjoy cost savings through discounts and rebates on fuel purchases. We work with a network of fuel suppliers to ensure that our customers have access to competitive fuel prices and can maximise their savings.

Enhanced Reporting

In addition, our fuel cards provide detailed reporting on fuel usage, allowing businesses to track and manage their fuel expenses more efficiently. This helps to reduce the time and effort required to process expenses and ensures compliance with company policies.

Increased Control and Security

Our fuel cards also offer enhanced control over fuel usage through features such as spending limits and purchase restrictions. This allows businesses to prevent unauthorised purchases and ensure that fuel is being used in accordance with their policies.

Simplified Administration

At NZ Fuel Cards, we understand the importance of simplified administration. Our fuel cards eliminate the need for employees to pay for fuel out of pocket and submit expense reports. This simplifies the administration process and reduces the risk of errors and fraud.

Comprehensive Benefits of a Fuel Card for Businesses

In summary, NZ Fuel Cards provides a range of benefits for businesses that rely on vehicles for their operations. Our fuel cards offer cost savings, improved expense management, increased control, enhanced reporting, and simplified administration, allowing businesses to operate more efficiently and effectively.

Learn More About the Benefits of a Fuel Card

To see details of our fuel card offerings, please visit our Offers page, or free to contact us at [email protected] or 0800 111 391 and we’d be happy to help.

Why Your Business Needs Fuel Cards

Understanding Why Every Business Needs Fuel Cards

One of the keys to being successful in running any business is to keep a close eye on costs. Given all of the areas you as a business owner or manager needs to keep abreast of, a simple tool like a fuel card can make all the difference both for your piece of mind, and your bottom line.

Overcoming Inefficiencies: Why Your Business Needs Fuel Cards

Without fuel cards, you’d be constantly giving employees cash to pay for fuel… or asking them to pay on their own card, keep the receipt, and you then reimburse them. Inefficient, paperwork-heavy (especially in tracking expenses for tax), and with the potential for fraud.

Streamlined Management: A Core Reason Your Business Needs Fuel Cards

This is why fuel cards exist; allowing you to pay for fuel from one account, manage and reduce your vehicle costs, and track all expenses easily. You can also forecast your monthly fuel costs, helping you stay within budget and tracking your servicing schedules.  You can be sure that your fuel card is being used by the right person and for the right reason. Paperwork is minimised, allowing you to focus your attention where it needs to be – on growing your business.

The Bottom Line

In short, you really should take the time to look into fuel cards for your business – it could save you more time and money than you think! Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 0800 111 391 and we’d be happy to help.

How Many Fuel Cards Can I Have?

How Many Fuel Cards Can I Have?

At NZ Fuel Cards we supply fuel cards for Mobil, BP and Z. Z Cards can also be used at Caltex and Challenge stations, BP Cards can also be used at GAS stations, while Mobil cards can also be used at various Allied, NPD and Waitomo stations. Somewhere for everyone!

Tailoring to Your Needs

We have negotiated separately with each fuel supplier to provide the best discounts possible, which means there is one card type for each fuel supplier.  You can choose one card or a combination of cards from these suppliers to suit your needs.

Optimal Usage

We generally suggest using 1 or 2 cards per person. For instance, you might use petrol and diesel for your business, and get a Mobilcard for your petrol discount, and BP card for your diesel discount. Or perhaps BP is closest to where you live, and Z closest to your work. You can choose whatever suits your circumstances, and all transactions will appear on one bill.

Assistance in Choosing

Should you need any assistance in choosing which fuel card is best for you, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 0800 111 391 and we’d be happy to help.

Where Can I use my Fuel Cards? – Over 1000 locations NZ Wide

Extensive Network for Fuel Card Use

Our NZ Fuel Cards customers used their cards and activated their discounts at OVER 1000 LOCATIONS during the month of August giving our customers a massive choice of locations to purchase fuel!*

Interactive Map to Locate Fuel Stations

Check out the map of all the locations where you can use your cards here. You can filter the map to show by supplier and location type (Service Station and Truck Stop) – this is a very handy tool if you travel around the country for work, wanting to see where the nearest top up spot is from home, or if you are deciding on which card is best for you based on your team’s movements.

Personalized Fuel Card Assistance

Should you need any assistance in choosing which card is best for you, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 0800 111 391 and we’d be happy to help.

Diverse Acceptance of Fuel Cards

*BP Cards were used at 303 BP and GAS locations, Mobil Cards were used at 264 Mobil and Convenience Merchants i.e. various Allied, NPD and Waitomo locations, and Z Cards were used at 485 Z, Caltex and Challenge locations across NZ. This includes both Service Station and Truck Stop locations

EROAD – Fuel Management Solution

Fuel Efficiency for Transport Operators: The Role of EROAD

Fuel is one of the largest expenses for transport operators. Improved fuel efficiency across your fleet accumulated over time will generate huge savings for your business. NZ Fuel Cards is an Integration Partner with EROAD, a business which provides fuel management solutions for vehicle fleets.

Introducing EROAD’s Telematics Solution for Fuel Management

Their telematics solution has an intuitive and powerful fuel management module, that helps you manage your fuel use by combining fuel records with vehicle distance and location information generated by the vehicle hardware.

Streamlining Fuel Data Management

Fuel data generated from your NZ Fuel Cards’ BP, Mobil or Z Business card is automatically imported daily from NZ Fuel Cards and can be managed in EROAD’s Depot. The fuel reporting suite helps you understand fuel consumption across your fleet, and identify exceptions and underperforming vehicles or drivers.

Enhanced Visibility and Control Over Fuel Consumption

Gaining better visibility over fuel consumption enables you to address specific issues and monitor progress over time. Learn more about Fuel Management module here:

https://www.eroad.co.nz/nz/products/fleet-management/eroad-fuel-management/

If you sign up as an EROAD customer, and are also an NZ Fuel Cards customer, we will provide the fuel purchasing data EROAD requires to access their fuel management solution.

Benchmark Comparison Service – what are they how it helps you?

Understanding the Benchmark Price Comparison Service

Benchmarks are a price comparison service we offer for businesses who wish to compare their current fuel card pricing against our fuel pricing.  This is a free service for businesses whose monthly fuel bill is $2,500 or more.

The No-Obligation Approach to Benchmark Your Fuel Costs

There is no obligation to sign up with NZ Fuel Cards when requesting a benchmark.  Our expectation is that we can offer you a better price, and you then decide if you want to take up our offer or not.  Worst case, you confirm you are getting a good price from your current provider, and it cost you nothing to find out.

How to Request a Benchmark Comparison for Your Fuel Card

To request a Benchmark comparison on your current fuel card account:

  • Confirm your current monthly spend is $2,500 or more.
  • Send through a copy of your most recent fuel invoice to [email protected].
  • Ask for a “Benchmark Comparison” to be done.
  • That’s it!

Timely and Detailed Benchmark Comparisons

We will endeavour to get the results of the comparison back to you within 7-10 working days.  We take time to check each transaction you’ve made and compare at the same service station or truck stop versus our prices at those same locations or nearby.

Requesting a Benchmark

Email [email protected] with a copy of your most recent fuel invoice and request a fuel Benchmark.  It’s that easy!

NZ Fuel Cards eAlerts – what are they?

Introduction to eAlerts: Monitoring Your Fuel Card Usage

eAlerts are an email reporting system built into NZ Fuel Cards’ billing system, which when activated on your account can help you keep track of how your fuel cards are being used.

Automated Alerts for Effective Fuel Management

You can receive automated Alerts when:

  • Your staff spend over 80% of their monthly card limit
  • multiple transactions are made in one day
  • transactions are made outside normal business hours (eg. 8pm to 5am)
  • multiple fuel types are purchased

Its Importance for Large Fleet Management

eAlerts can be particularly useful when managing a large fleet of vehicles.

Case Study

A customer had a fleet of 15 vehicles.  The vehicles were only used by staff during business hours.  An employee had removed a fuel card from a vehicle and was filling up their personal vehicle at an unmanned fuel site late at night.  The eAlert informed the customer that a fuel card was being used outside normal business hours.  The client rang NZ Fuel Cards and had the card suspended and investigated the transaction.

Activating eAlerts

Email [email protected] or call 0800 111 391 and let us know which eAlerts you would like activated on your account.  It’s that easy!

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“I first met with NZ Fuel Cards in 2006.  They listened to me, thought about us as a customer, and we were immediately on the same page. 14 years later and around 20 plus vehicles across the South Island,  I could not be happier. Good honest professional advice with great reporting, what more could a business owner wish for.”

Paul Brockie

Managing DirectorAbsolute Energy Ltd

Thank you so much Lisa and Chantel for your assistance but more importantly your communication which was nothing less than outstanding. NZ fuel cards should be very proud of you; especially with your efficiency and making the customer feel relaxed, very well informed with awesome communication. Thank you again.”

Max Vertongen

Managing DirectorUnique Realty, Palmerston North

I want to say your company is amazing. Your service is top notch. I have been a satisfied client of yours since Nov 2022. Very professional to deal with the whole time.”

Trevor Young

Courier, DHL, Auckland Airport

Flying Kiwi has been a client of NZ Fuel Cards for the past several years, over this time with their assistance we have been able to save tens of thousands of dollars in our operation through the ability to access volume discounts.”

Dennis Christian

Managing DirectorFlying Kiwi Adventures (Adventure Travel Operator), Nelson

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