When managing a fleet of vehicles there certain terms you will need to know, that’s why we created our Fuel Card Glossary.
Being aware of these terms will help you to conduct your fuel card research plus understand the terminology suppliers will use.
AdBlue is a non-toxic diesel exhaust fluid, made up of high purity urea and deionised water used to treat exhausts on diesel engines to reduce harmful emissions. Many service stations now provide AdBlue services.
Commonly referred to as ‘Pay-at-Pump’. When related to a fuel card purchase, these are usually dedicated HGV / bunker fuel lanes.
A large order of diesel, usually delivered in a fuel tanker to a large volume user.
Abbreviation for “Cent per litre”
Daily Vehicle Checks
In certain industries daily vehicles check are mandatory to meet with Health and Safety regulations. Vehicles should be checked on a daily basis and defects reported immediately.
Stands for ‘Diesel Engine Road Vehicle’, and is a British industry term used to refer to diesel oil used in cars and lorries with diesel engines.
Abbreviation for “European Diesel Card”
A tax imposed on the sale of fuel.
Also called red diesel, used for tractors, agricultural machinery and some refrigerated vehicles. It is available to purchase on fuel cards at participating sites.
This refers to any vehicle that does not belong to the company, but which are used for business travel.
Abbreviation for “Heavy Goods Vehicle”
A hybrid vehicle uses two or more types of power, such as internal combustion engine plus an electric motor. Generally most will use petrol engines as the main source of power but also have an electric motor to assist powering the vehicle in certain driving conditions.
Abbreviation for “ Light Commercial Vehicle”
Abbreviation for “Large Goods Vehicle”
A lubricant for engines. Part of the services available on most fuel cards.
A group of drivers with different vehicle types and journey types.
This refers to the garages, service stations or sites that are available to a specific fuel card.
Abbreviation for “Pence per Litre”
This refers to the price displayed on the pump when filling up.
An invoice which covers all information on VAT so that the customer can claim back in a format acceptable to the Inland Revenue.
Tracking devices can be attached to vehicles to allow their geographical position to be monitored using real time, satellite technology. Vehicle positions can be updated, and journey history recorded and stored.