DCI vs CSC vs Fuelwise: Which Fuel Card Is Best?

Are you looking for an unbiased opinion of DCI vs CSC vs Fuelwise Fuel Cards?

These three fuel cards are ideal for businesses that operate company vehicles and require a solution for purchasing fuel. But which is best?

This blog post will review DCI vs CSC vs Fuelwise to see which fuel card is best for your business.

Table of Contents

  • What is a Fuel Card?
  • Company Introductions
  • Site Network
  • Online Tools
  • Telematics
  • Final Verdict

What is a Fuel Card?

A fuel card is an alternative method of payment for drivers that enables owners or managers to track spend, limit usage and help improve the management of your vehicles. We’ve also put together a post detailing how to use a Fuel Card.

DCI vs CSC vs Fuelwise: Comparison

First, let’s get an overview of what each fuel card does and how they work.


Diesel Card Ireland have been serving customers for over 25 years and provide fleet management tools to help businesses manage their fleets.


CSS Fuel Cards provide fuel card solutions to customers across the UK and Ireland and have been trading for over 25 years.


Fuelwise are Ireland’s original fuel card supplier and were established in 1989, providing integrated Fuel & Fleet Management systems to a wide range of businesses for over 30 years.

Site Network

Having access to a large network of sites is important when choosing a fuel card supplier. It’s important to check the breakdown of sites rather than the total number, for example how many provide HGV facilities.


The DCI network is divided amongst their range of cards, for example Pump Saver and Main Route. They have a total of 1352 sites in ROI and 381 in NI. Your access to sites will depend on the type of card you select.


The CSC Fuel Card can be used at over 3,000 sites across the UK and Ireland.


Fuelwise Fuel Cards are accepted at over 5,000 sites across the UK and Ireland, available using a single card solution. They have 1394 sites in Ireland and 3610 sites in the UK.

Online Tools

Managing your fuel cards can be difficult to keep track of. You have to monitor transactions, usage and keep records of your Card Numbers and PINs. Choosing a supplier who can provide a system to do this should be a priority.


DCI provide customers with access to Velocity, tailor built for the fuel card industry. Using this system you can manage cards, create reports and access historical invoices.


CSC offer a system that enables customers to view invoices, export transactions and view fuel card data.


Similar to DCI, Fuelwise provide customers with access to Velocity. Customers of Fuelwise can also integrate GPS Telematics and Vehicle Cameras into this system.


GPS Tracking and Telematics devices come in all shapes and sizes, with different features available.


DCI offer a GPS Tracking solution that provides vehicle information analysis. You can choose from self-install or professional installation.


CSC don’t provide GPS Vehicle Tracking solutions.


Fuelwise provides an integrated Fuel Card and Telematics system that is managed through one system. This integration can reduce fleet management costs by up to 20% per vehicle annually, alongside providing detailed driver and vehicle metrics.

Final Verdict

When it comes to fuel cards it’s important to consider more than just the price. It’s important to consider access to sites, management tools and vehicle tracking integrations.

Whilst DCI and Fuelwise have a similar number of sites, Fuelwise provides one price at all sites. DCI however, have different cards with different prices for different sites. CSC have considerably less sites across the UK and Ireland when compared to the other two.

All three suppliers provide customers with access to an online management system. This enables customers to access transactions and generate reports.

CSC don’t provide any GPS Tracking integration. DCI offer both a self-install and professionally installed solutions, compared to Fuelwise who offer an integrated Fuel Card and Telematics system that can reduce fleet management costs by up to 20% per vehicle annually.

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    Why our customers choose Fuelwise
    VES Transport

    VES Transport

    “I have been using Fuelwise fuel cards for many years and both the product and level of service is exceptional. To manage my business daily I use Velocity to monitor fuel spend and transactions and e-Route helps my drivers find any of the thousands of sites available with the Fuelwise fuel card. My Account Manager is always on hand to help and goes the extra mile to ensure everything is running smoothly”.

    MDE Installations

    MDE Installations

    “Fuelwise is very customer focused and were able to provide what I needed for this project where others couldn’t. The e- Route app helps our engineers find Core sites instead of Non-Core sites which helps with efficiencies and cost savings. Velocity is well managed, and I can create plenty of reports and my Account Manager is always on hand to help. With GPS Tracking built into Velocity I can view distance travelled, speed etc. and driver contact details without having to open another system.”

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