Fuel Your Business New Year’s Resolutions with Crown Oil
Posted on 18th December 2020
Looking for some inspiration when it comes to crafting your 2021 goals? New Year’s Resolutions are a great way to break those bad habits, whether it be to curb those chocolate cravings, hit the gym or read more books. But have you ever considered incorporating your business into them?
With so many organisations relying on a steady supply of fuel, we’ve put together some easy to achieve goals, which you can build into your operations to keep them running smoothly.
After a year like no other, we will all be glad to see the back of 2020. So let’s start the new year the best we can!
Be proactive this year
Believe it or not, the human eye doesn’t have x-ray vision built-in, so it’s hard to spot tank problems unless you know exactly what you’re looking for. Sludge can be one of the most common issues experienced by tank owners and if not detected early on, it can cause big problems.
When storing fuel, it’s hugely beneficial to adopt a proactive approach and give your fuel system some regular TLC rather than responding to a badly contaminated fuel supply and tank, when by that point, it’s likely too late. If left untreated, fuel tanks can corrode and cause a fuel leakage which can damage the environment and lead to tens of thousands of pounds in clean-up costs.
Invest in regular fuel and tank maintenance services
With many organisations having to close their doors to the public, logistics companies are working round-the-clock to ensure their operations can cater to significantly increased demand. But unfortunately, with larger demand comes a rise in remedials.
Fuel and tank maintenance services are imperative to reduce diesel problems and guarantee business continuity. Specialist fuel tests will identify any areas of your stored fuel and tank that leave your business open to huge risks, providing you with complete confidence that this aspect of your operations is protected.
Early finding of any issues can keep any interruptions in your daily operations to a minimum. This not only restricts business downtime, but also limits foot traffic to your site to rectify deep seated, complex issues.
Our team of engineers are fully trained tank inspectors; with their knowledge, experience and expertise, they can enter tanks safely and clean areas where you cannot. They will find the root of the problem which can then be future-proofed, saving you significant amounts of money and time, and avoiding the risk of business downtime. This makes our fuel and tank maintenance services an extremely cost-effective New Year’s Resolution to take up this year. Alternatively, they can show your tank is working perfectly without any issues. Happy days!
Check your fuel fortnightly to combat contamination
Fuel contamination refers to water and bacterial microbes that take habitat in your diesel and other fuels. If left untreated, it will continue to grow and eventually render the fuel useless.
Fuel degradation can be a costly problem if you don’t adopt a hands-on approach and take steps to avoid it. Utilising a company to carry out regular fuel testing and analysis will ensure any contamination is found early enough to be treated and at a much lower price as opposed to having to buy a replacement batch.
Damage to tanks and equipment through fuel stability issues may also add to a long list of expensive clean-up costs. Our advice would be to tick proactivity and regular fuel analysis and tank cleaning off your list so you can tackle 2021 with confidence. To find out more, call 0330 123 1444 today.
Guarantee your fuel supply
If your business can’t afford to risk any kind of disruption to operations, you need complete confidence that you can rely on a company to provide a constant supply of fuel. Our Priority Fuel Contract Service is used by businesses all over the country, for example, hospitals, data centres, universities who would experience a complete disaster if they were to experience downtime due to running out of fuel.
Your business will literally become our top priority, with deliveries guaranteed to reach you within a matter of hours. Orders can be placed 24/7, whatever the time, with a dedicated Account Manager to take charge of your fuel needs. For complete peace of mind, come on board for a stress-free 2020 and call 0330 123 1444.
Save money on your fuels and oils
It’s a new year, meaning there’s no better time to make cutbacks in your outlays. And after a financially challenging year for most, it’s imperative to look at ways to keep your overheads low. Quality fuel can be a worthwhile, but a costly investment, so finding ways to make savings in this area is hugely beneficial for everyone. Here’s how…
Purchase your fuel and lubricants in bulk
Even though Christmas Day’s a distant memory, most of us are still trying to burn off the extra million calories consumed in one sitting. With one big ole Christmas dinner, you’re quite literally full for the rest of the week (or it feels like you are…) and the remaining mince pies, pigs in blankets and turkey are still getting you by.
Ordering your fuel is very much the same prospect. One large delivery is cheaper and more efficient than several small deliveries, giving you more time to sleep off the turkey on the sofa!
Buying your fuel in bulk will save time on placing orders and money on delivery costs, as there’ll be no need to make regular repeat orders.
Here at Crown Oil, we also purchase in bulk, allowing our prices to remain highly competitive. That way, you’ll always find the best value for money from us.
Fuel cards for businesses
Businesses that rely on fleets being constantly on the road don’t want to be tied down to fuel pump prices and want to be in control of their fuel spend. Fuel cards are a solution that make this possible and what’s more can mean savings of up to 6p per litre at the pump. Apply for a fuel card from Crown Oil today!
Try something new today
New year, new you?
Now we’re not imagining that we’re all going to change overnight, we’re talking about doing something different in your business that will change your life for the better that links into saving money.
If you use red diesel in your commercial boiler to heat your business, why not make the switch to Industrial Heating Oil (IHO)? It can be used as a direct replacement and is available at a fraction of the cost, whilst still producing an equal amount of energy output! It has exactly the same physical properties as red diesel, so you needn’t make any modifications to your boiler either. To find out more about our IHO, visit our dedicated page or get in touch on 0330 123 1444.
Do your bit for the environment
With the UK pledging to be carbon neutral by 2050, doing your bit for our planet is now more important than ever. So why not make 2020 your year to start thinking green?
As with many of our customers, we understand our use of fuels inevitably produces carbon emissions that have a negative effect on global warming and climate change. That’s why we have some great, greener alternatives on offer.
Try out an eco-friendly alternative fuel
Crown HVO Fuel
2021 is the perfect time to make the switch to Crown HVO fuel, our fossil-free diesel alternative. Crown HVO is paving the way to a greener and cleaner future. With up to a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to the way its produced, you can rest easy that you’re reducing your carbon footprint whilst continuing to run your business efficiently. What’s more, Crown HVO fuel has up to a 10-year shelf life which means less risk of contamination and engine problems.
Carbon Offset Red Diesel
If you use red diesel in your business, why don’t you give our Carbon Offset Red Diesel (C.O.R.D) a try? You needn’t make any modifications or special arrangements to use the eco-friendly alternative, it’s exactly the same fuel.
At just a small additional cost, the carbon emissions that are released when you use C.O.R.D are calculated and offset by funding environmental initiatives around the world, such as forest regeneration and conservation, or providing solar stoves to rural communities in Africa.
Here at Crown Oil, all of our delivery tankers’ mileage is fully carbon-offset, so by choosing us as your fuel provider, you’re already halfway there!
Do you use heating oil to heat your home? To help our customers improve oil-fired boiler efficiency and make cost reductions, we’ve developed a product called Kleenburn Kerosene. It has a reduced carbon build-up and sludge formation produces fewer CO2 emissions and can be mixed with any standard kerosene.
Last but not least, we also provide an environmentally friendly alternative to diesel, called Biodiesel. It’s carefully blended with vegetable-based oil and tested at our in-house blending facility to ensure the highest quality. Our biodiesel has virtually zero sulphur content, no aromatic content, a significant reduction in particulates and hydrocarbons, and is completely non-toxic and biodegradable.
If you have any questions on any of our green products or would like to place an order, call 0330 123 1444 to speak to one of our friendly advisers.
So there we have it, four simple steps to make your 2021 the best year yet. Unfortunately, the majority of people ditch their efforts by February, which is why our resolutions are realistic and easy to achieve.
To find out more about any of our products and services, give our friendly team a call today on 0330 123 1444. They’ll be able to advise you on your needs and requirements and provide a quote on our range of fuels, oils and lubricants.