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Reaping Some Serious Rewards

reaping some serious rewards

Transport businesses are saving on their everyday expenses, and are reaping some serious rewards from it, thanks to BP Plus, writes Simon Webster, and presented by BP Plus.

With 35 trucks and a monthly fuel bill of up to $700,000, Scott Hannah, founder and managing director of transport and freight business Hannah’s Haulage, understands the importance of partnering with businesses that can help him save on one of his biggest expenses.

So, in 2019, when he heard about BP Plus’s incentives offering ongoing fuel savings and the opportunity to earn Qantas Points on every litre of fuel*, he knew that signing up would be a game changer.

“We save $6000 a month on fuel,” he says. “Multiply that by 12 months and that’s a lot of money and a significant impact to the bottom line.”

Hannah’s Haulage uses BP Plus’s online fleet management tool and customised reporting to keep an eye on fuel usage and spend in real time. 

And thanks to a combination of his BP Plus fuel card, a Qantas Business Rewards membership and an American Express Platinum Card, Scott also earns about 300,000 Qantas Points a month.

He uses Qantas Points to pay for business expenses: everything from business travel and accommodation to products and new tech for the office, such as printers and a card reader for recently installed truck cameras.

Rachel Stringer, senior fleet manager Australia New Zealand for bp, says BP Plus has tens of thousands of customers across Australasia, from big-business household names to government services and small businesses. 

bp prides itself on personalised customer service and has a vast network of fuel stations, into which a large investment has been made to provide safe, convenient and comfortable facilities for truck drivers. “Just about wherever you are you can fill up at a bp service station,” Stringer says. 

As well as fuel discounts, and real-time monitoring, BP Plus also offers the ability to auto-feed statements to accounting software Xero, she says. And the partnerships with Qantas Business Rewards and American Express work together to ensure more benefits and great rewards for your business every time you refuel.

Driving value

The BP Plus Fuel Card rewards you for simply doing business

  • Earn Qantas Points on fuel and shop transactions.
  • Ongoing fuel discounts.
  • Manage your cash flow with up to 51 days interest-free repayments.
  • Pay your BP Plus invoice with an American Express Qantas Business Rewards Card for a 0 per cent card service fee and earn a further 1.25 Qantas Points per $1 spend^.
  • Consolidate fuel expenses and 24/7 online monitoring and control
  • Integrate your BP Plus account with Xero for your fuel expenses and tax invoices to be automatically processed directly into your Xero account.
  • Access more than 1400 sites across Australia.
  • Even more benefits with our Qantas Business Rewards partnership: Earn Qantas Points on everyday business expenses like credit card spend, insurance, energy and flights, plus save up to 10 per cent on the base fare of selected flights* and up to 30 per cent on Qantas Club membership*.

reaping some serious rewards

Off the beaten track

Scott Hannah has navigated a few twists and turns in the road since starting his business with a single six-tonne truck in 2000.

Ten years later, when the business for which he was contracting closed down, he had to sell his trucks and more or less start again. 

It taught him the importance of diversifying.

“We’ve diversified into five different fields,” he says. “If one does go slow, or closes, we will have plenty of backups.”

BP Plus is a great way of future-proofing his business. “With BP Plus it’s not just the cost savings, it’s the ease of it all,” he says. The BP Plus online portal is the best system for monitoring fuel usage. It’s transparent and really easy to use.”

And with fuel prices having been so volatile in recent years, BP Plus’s weekly advance updates on prices have been a godsend. “If we know fuel prices are going to move we can adjust our fuel levy,” Scott says. “An increase of 10 cents a litre on fuel can be a difference of putting an extra $50 per load on every truck. And then we don’t lose any money.”

Now’s a great time to fuel your business — and your points balance — with a BP Plus Fuel card, the only fuel card on the market that offers Qantas Points for your business. 

Sign up for a BP Plus fuel card and earn triple points for 6 months and up to 5 cents  off per litre on eligible fuel.

Plus, fill up with 10,000 litres or more within six months and your business will earn an additional 100,000 bonus Qantas Points*

* T&Cs apply.  Find out more at bpplus.com.au. Qantas Business Rewards Terms and Conditions apply, find out more at qantasbusinessrewards.com/terms. 

^ Applies to a maximum of $4M per year, from 1 may to 30April. TCs apply

 

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