Husk Fuel Card Review

As a company Husk has been around in one form or another since 1901 and was originally involved widely in transportation. The Husk fuel card service came out of their background knowledge from running numerous fleets and they now act as an agent for a number of large fuel companies in the UK including Shell, BP and Esso. The company is part of Star Cargo plc, a transport and shipping corporation that has a worldwide reach.

Husk UK is based in Dover, Kent, and runs a number of fuel cards which give access to thousands of forecourts both in the UK and across Europe. Their relationship as a reseller with some of the biggest fuel providers on the planet means that they can combine their fuel card service with cost cutting pump prices that give fleet managers some real benefits including weekly fixed prices for diesel.

Husk Fuel Card Review
Sign-Up FeesNone
Annual FeesNone
Fleet Support
Fuel Card Management OptionsIndividual driver or vehicle
Online account management tools
Card and product expenditure control
Fixed price or pump price cards available

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Husk Fuel Card Prices

Husk fuel cards are designed to help fleet managers reduce their overall running costs and make administration of fuel purchases as simple as possible. There are no upfront charges for the cards and large users benefit from lower fuel costs at the pumps. Payment for fuel is by twice monthly direct debit and there are credit terms available subject to status.

Husk Fuel Card Options

The range of Husk fuel cards give fleet managers access to a number of suppliers and their forecourts across the UK. Husk UK supply both BP fuel cards, Bunker and BP Plus, and the range of Esso and Shell cards that give fleets coverage not only in the UK but across Europe if needed. The cards are designed to reduce administration costs for running fleets, improving fleet efficiency and cutting down on fuel costs with beneficial rates across all suppliers.

Of the Husk Fuel card options available, all cards come with an online management tool that enables fleet owners to keep track of payments and produce informative and useful reports that can then be exported to platforms such as Microsoft Excel. There is no minimum monthly spend as with other suppliers and equitable credit terms are available on request (subject to status). Cards can be broadened to allow users to purchase other products as well as pay for things such as tolls and ferry crossings.

BP Plus and BP Bunker

BP Plus and BP Bunker
Quick overview

The BP Plus fuel card is accepted at all BP stations as well as Texaco and Gulf and offers access to over 3,400 forecourts across the UK. The card is suitable for all fleet sizes and there is no minimum contract to agree to. The BP Bunker card is suited more for larger fleets of LGVs or HGVs and gives access to over 500 bunker sites and competitive set weekly diesel prices. Both cards provide value for money to fleet managers, including:

  • No minimum weekly spend or contract.
  • Online fuel management tools that can keep track of spend whilst producing useful reports.
  • Credit terms available

Esso Fuel Cards

Quick overview

With over 3,500 sites Esso is a giant in the fuel industry. Its fuel card program, Esso card provides benefits such as discounts on Esso Synergy fuel, Tesco Clubcard and Nectar points. Esso fuel is priced locally so its pricing is competitive, especially outside of major cities.

Esso Card transactions are listed on invoices that are easy to digest and HMRC VAT-approved. It has over 2,300 24 hour sites, and helpfully it offers round the clock support. The Esso card also gives you access to 870 fuel stations with car wash facilities across the UK.

Texaco Fastfuel Card

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Texaco Fastfuel
Pricing Bespoke. Savings of up to 10p/litre.
Quick overview

Texaco Fastfuel can be used at around 2,900 UK filling stations, including all Tesco, Morrisons, and Sainsbury's forecourts, the UK Fuels network and over 750 Texaco stations, as well as selected BP sites. Their heavy presence in England and Wales makes it a solid choice for localised business owners who operate in these areas, such as taxi firms and delivery companies, since they don't depend on long-distance travel for their activity.

On the admin side of things, you'll get comprehensive business fuel management reporting, plus e-billing and HMRC-approved invoices. It also enables you to set limits on what your drivers can buy, right down to the types of fuel.

Importantly, Texaco Fastfuel uses a commercial pricing system. This means that you'll benefit from wholesale-related deals for diesel and unleaded, with prices that Texaco fixes each week.

Texaco Fastfuel doesn't charge account fees. Plus, you can collect Tesco Clubboard points when using Tesco forecourts and won't have to pay any transaction fees if you gas up on Texaco sites. It's worth noting that transaction fees are charged if you buy fuel at the card's partnered BP locations.

Unfortunately, its savings of up to 10p per litre puts it in line with most of its competitors, but its coverage is a major setback, since it's accepted in way less stations than The Fuel Store Card (8,700) and Allstar One (7,700).


Benefit from fixed wholesale pricing for petrol and diesel

No transaction fees on Texaco locations

Tesco Clubboard points can be accrued when using Tesco forecourts


Limited to UK fleets only

Coverage isn't extensive

EuroShell Cards

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EuroShell Cards
Quick overview

There are a number of Shell branded cards available that provide extensive network coverage with fixed weekly pricing at core sites also available. The cards include:

  • Shell CRT Fixed Price
  • Shell Fleet List Multi
  • Shell Fleet Single
  • Shell Fleet Multi

All cards provide VAT approved invoicing and the ability to restrict purchases for certain drivers or vehicles. Online authorisation and fuel management software mean that fleet owners can keep a close eye on their fuel usage and produce reports for individual drivers or the whole fleet.

Our Methodology: How Did We Do Our Research?

Five researchers carried out in-depth research into UK fuel cards according to a comparison framework designed by our research team leader. For each card we’ve asked these questions:

  • How convenient is it to use?
  • How helpful is it for managing fuel expenses?
  • What can it do to ensure your company’s funds are secure?
  • What extra benefits do you receive from using it?

We’ve also broken down each card by fee structure, fuel type, network coverage and more to offer you the easiest choice.


Husk fuel card provide a wide range of cards that suit almost every fleet need and include some of the major players in the petroleum industry such as BP and Texaco. There is no minimum spend as with other fuel card companies and customers benefit from lower pump and weekly fixed prices.

The company offers 30 day credit terms for fleet managers and there is no set contract time to sign up for. With access to a large number of service stations across the UK as well as numerous bunker sites and specialist HGV stations and a range of online management software to keep track of everything, Husk fuel cards provide the refuelling solutions fleet managers need in today’s competitive environment.

There are a number of resellers and agents for fuel cards and comparing them can be quite a complicated process. With a tool such as Expert Market you can simply put in your details and get the comparisons you need to make an informed decision about the right fuel card for your company.

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Written by:
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Specialising in business software, Julia writes jargon-busting guides about VoIP, fleet management, dash cams, fuel cards, and more. Having spent almost a decade writing for entrepreneurs and reviewing business solutions, she loves helping exciting ventures – big or small – to flourish.
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Maïté Bouhali
Maite began her career with Expert Market nearly four years ago as a writer. She quickly developed a passion for the challenges faced by small businesses and now endeavours to help them make informed decisions for their future. In her current position as Business Software Editor, Maite works closely with writers to ensure that each article is informative, well-researched, engaging, and actionable for readers. With extensive knowledge of CRM, vehicle tracking devices, and fuel cards, she is meticulous in her review of each article and provides detailed feedback before publication. Whether you're seeking to stay informed on the latest trends in business software or need guidance in selecting the most appropriate software for your organisation's needs, Maite is here to help. With her sharp eye for detail and commitment to quality, she is dedicated to supporting businesses in achieving their goals.