We analyse all the advantages of Andamur fuel cards

Fuel cards, also known as fleet cards, are payment cards that work as credit cards and have a secure system to monitor the expenses of drivers along their routes. Many of them also offer discounts.

Analizamos todas las ventajas de las tarjetas de combustible Andamur

 

 

At Andamur we have 6 types of cards that make daily operations easier both for drivers and employers. Our cards are designed to prevent potential fraud, since they have a PIN-based payment system, credit restrictions and they can be immediately cancelled if required for enhanced security and control. Each card is linked to a vehicle and a driver, so costs related to payment of fuel, Adblue and Andamur security car parks are managed in a secure and controlled way. Some of our cards also enable you to have thorough purchase control with detailed invoices by license plate. They are all free and have no monthly fees.

 

We will now tell you what the  Andamur fuel cards are like, how they work and what advantages they offer:

 

Andamur ProEurope and ProEurope Cash Card

  • This card enables refuelling in more than 650 service stations across Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Slovenia, Poland and Belgium
  • There are two payment methods: payment on credit by bank draft or by means of online recharging
  • It makes it easier to recover VAT for purchases made while travelling
  • It enables you to request the Spanish Tax Agency bonus on commercial diesel across the Spanish territory

 

 

Andamur Eurogas Card

  • It allows the selection of customised conditions according to each fleet
  • It offers discounts in fuel
  • Its use enables the commercial diesel statement of supplies in Spain
  • You can request it at a Cajamar office or at Andamur
  • Simple payment through bank draft
  • Valid throughout the Andamur stations

 

Andamur Probon Card

  • To be exclusively used for red Diesel
  • Simple payment through bank draft
  • Monthly invoicing
  • Valid in all Andamur petrol stations and in the selected associated ones

 

Andamur Mastercard

  • Availability of cash in any cash dispenser
  • No formalities, risks or bank account involved
  • No fees in terms of issuance, maintenance, recharging or payment
  • Valid for payment wherever MasterCard is accepted

 

Andamur Discount

  • Cash payment
  • It offers direct discounts in fuel
  • Invoice valid from a fiscal point of view
  • Valid in all of Andamur stations

 

 

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The Andamur Station Network keeps growing in Spain with three new associated service areas

At Andamur we keep growing and enlarging our station network across Spain by including three new service areas in Toledo (E.S. Valcarce el Casar de Talavera) and Granada (E.S Valcarce Gor and Láchar). These add up to the last three that joined our network back in April in Madrid (Ganesha combustible), Cuenca (Área de Uclés) and Guadalajara (Área 117 Torremocha del campo).

 

With the first three stations that joined the network, we increased our coverage in the north and south of the Iberian Peninsula in order to improve the services we provide to our customers and cover a higher number of locations accessible to them. With these new stations, we already have 31 associated service areas that have been strategically selected and that are offered in different Spanish locations with the same advantages as those owned by Andamur.

 

We have more than 650 stations distributed across 9 European countries. All of them give access to the main European roads and routes and offer Andamur customers the possibility of refuelling with the Andamur ProEurope card.

 

In brief, this is a new step forward in our aim to continue growing to keep making drivers’ lives easier, providing advantages and comfort in the transport sector, without forgetting the importance of providing solutions to the needs that truck drivers face on a daily basis. This way, not only do we enlarge the number of service stations at national and international level, but we also commit ourselves to being present in many locations to offer the best services.

Everything you should know about electronic toll collection

Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre los dispositivos de telepeaje

 

Electronic toll collection systems are simple and easy to use, you can travel across all of Europe’s toll roads without worrying about regulations or how much you have to pay in each country, you just have to adapt to the speed limits and focus on your trip.

Drivers spend so much time on the road that anything that may help them on their route on a daily basis is always welcome. That is the case of toll devices, commonly referred to as ETC (electronic toll collection):

 

Tolls are payments corresponding to transit and traffic rights across specific places. In the case of ETC, payment is made through an electronic device located in the truck cabin; tolls can be paid without having to stop the vehicle. Since each country charges different amounts and has diverse payment methods, which vary regularly throughout the year, ETC is highly recommended. Thus, we can forget, for instance, of calling our bank before entering Portuguese territory or about Germany having increased the toll price owing to a change in legislation.

 

 

How does an ETC device work?

 

Just by having the device integrated in the vehicle, the toll barrier shall be lifted allowing the truck to drive through without having to stop at all. Using it has many advantages. We will now share the most relevant ones:

 

  • One of the most outstanding advantages of ETC is that users may pay without stopping their vehicle, provided that their speed does not exceed 40 km/h.
  • Avoiding traffic jams is another good thing of ETC.The manual or card toll collection lane usually has traffic jams that you may avoid with ETC. In addition, you may forget about wasting unnecessary fuel and about the unpleasant feeling waiting produces.
  • ETC will help you periodically monitor the cost of these roads. This is a great advantage for individuals, companies and self-employed professionals.
  • In many toll roads, discounts are offered to clients using ETC.
  • Even though the number of toll roads where you can pay by card is growing, there are still facilities where this possibility is not an option, forcing the driver to have cash at that particular moment. By using ETC you will not have to worry about this.
  • Another aspect worth highlighting of ETC is its advanced technology, ensuring its smooth and secure running at all times.
  • Its interoperability. ETC works in all toll roads located in the Iberian Peninsula and may be installed in almost every vehicle wishing to use this service.

 

Andamur renews its image and its service areas

 

At Andamur, we started a very demanding race 30 years ago: to offer our customers the best services on their daily life and their fleet’s on the road. Throughout these years, we have striven every day to enhance the security and comfort of those who trust us. In brief, we strive to look after what really matters: to contribute to the security of your business, to strengthen our relationship with you and to foster our bond whenever you need us on the road. We offer you refuelling options which adapt to your needs, a break, healthy food and the possibility of working out, taking a shower, getting on the Internet or washing your clothes.

As a result, and since we still have a long way to go, we start a new stage today: We renew ourselves, we improve and we grow for you and your business. Our stations are different as of today: they are newer, more modern, more updated but they still keep their essence. And the essence for us is to continue being loyal to our original values; those upon which we based our small local business that has more than 650 stations across Europe now.

Throughout the summer, we will implement our makeover in all our service stations. The first one has been our biggest station: Andamur La Junquera. In a few days we will complete the renovation of Andamur Guarromán and, throughout the summer, Andamur Pamplona, Andamur San Román, Andamur El Límite and Andamur Lorca will follow suit.

Andamur, #EveryTripMatters and we want to share it with you.

 

Tips for enhanced truck reliability in the summer

Consejos para la fiabilidad de tu camión en verano

Summer is here and with it the temperatures start to rise, so it is time for you to check that your truck is in perfect condition. High temperatures not only have a negative effect on vehicle maintenance, but they also undermine the driver’s capability. Thus, you ought to be well-rested before your journey begins and to keep yourself hydrated and protected from the sun while driving. You are also recommended to use cool cotton clothing.

Apart from special recommendations for drivers, these are tips for your truck to be 100% ready to deal with high temperatures:

 

  • Check the tires and their components. Since this is an essential element of any vehicle, it is recommended that you check your tires and their components on a regular basis. It is very important that you inspect the wheel bearings, hubs and rims, since high temperatures make rubber wear off.
  • Check the state of the brakes. High temperatures may cause important damage to the braking system, so you need to take a series of precautionary measures depending on the type of braking system: If you have air brakes, you need to check the air compressor pressure, and how moisture separators and dryers work. If you have friction brakes, you need to check the disc brakes and the drum brakes. In the event there is a failure in the braking system, you should use retarders and engine brake. On deep slopes there are usually emergency braking areas where you can stop the truck; these shall be accessed by vehicles in a straight position and with drivers holding the steering wheel firmly.
  • Test the cooling system and the water pump. Checking the air conditioning is essential for the temperature inside the truck to be pleasant; therefore, you should check the batteries and the fan belts, and clean the heater extremely carefully not to damage the fan blades. Pay special attention to cooling hoses, they commonly burst with the heat, replacing them is the best option if you think they are worn out. One of the main failures involves the water pump, so if you feel that cooling liquid is leaking or you hear noises when starting the engine, you should have it repaired as soon as possible.

 

And to make sure that your truck is working at full power, you should check oil filters and oil change, as well as the condition of windscreen wipers, headlights and lamps. Remember that your safety is everybody’s safety. Have a nice journey!

 

Andamur launches ServiBOX, a single toll device that can be used in 11 European countries

Andamur lanza ServiBOX, un único dispositivo de peajes apto 11 países de Europa

Today we are happy to present ServiBOX, a satellite toll device with which our clients can travel across 11 European countries with no interruptions or barriers, in an easy and smooth way. Not only do our clients receive a one-time regular charge, but they can also manage and control their consumption, modify their number plates and be aware of all the services there are from any mobile device. 

ServiBOX works in Spain, France, Portugal, Belgium, Belgian Tunnel, Belgium, Italy, Austria, A4 Poland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. The new device grants access to all toll motorways in Germany and Scandinavian Countries, where we have recently increased our station network, with a total number of 650 service areas across Europe. In addition, by hiring this service, you may activate or deactivate countries at no additional cost. 

The ServiBOX satellite device offers great advantages, such as the possibility to use it in 14 different languages, a maximum delivery period of 5 working days, no need to pay a deposit and no need for a previous set up. 

By launching this device, we extend our toll device offer in Europe, providing services in a total of 11 countries: Spain, France, Portugal, Belgium, Belgian Tunnel, Belgium, Italy, Austria, A4 Poland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. 

We are still committed to continuous growth, with the single aim to make our clients’ lives easier and to provide solutions to sector needs.

 

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Andamur and Fundación Jesús Abandonado together for a good cause

This is the second year in a row that Andamur and Fundación Jesús Abandonado have signed a collaboration agreement for Andamur to provide the community kitchen with all the bread consumed during the month of May. Therefore, as part of our CSR programme #WeLookAfterWhatMatters, a group of Andamur employees have participated as volunteers at the Community Kitchen at Murcia City Centre for one day.

Miguel Ángel López, Andamur CEO, has explained that “this year, we wanted our team to visit the facilities of this Foundation so that they could see with their own eyes the great social work that is carried out there on a daily basis”. 

The Andamur team visited the day centre, listened to the experience of a former Foundation user and participated in the kitchen service where meals were served to more than 300 people in one and a half hours.

For his part, José Moreno, chairman of the Foundation, has spoken about the importance of collaborating with regional companies such as Andamur, “it is very useful and necessary”, to cover the amount of a basic service like bread in this case, “and to know, in this day of corporate volunteerism, the reality of the people we pay attention to”. 

With this kind of actions, Andamur shows its commitment to institutions like Fundación Jesús Abandonado, which actively contribute to social causes. 

Together with this action, in Andamur we are giving bread for free in four of six of our own stations (Lorca, El Límite, San Román and Guarroman) on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the month of May to those vehicles refuelling more than 30 litres.

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Andamur Team at the Farinato Transport Race: Commitment, Involvement and Improvement

4,000 people participated in the Farinato Transport Race held on 13 and 14 April in Intu Xanadú (Arroyomolinos). On this second edition of the competition, we wanted to be present by sponsoring and fostering this sports event devoted to the Transport sector in order to promote sports among transport professionals and to highlight the importance of having healthy lifestyles, one of the pillars of our Corporate Social Responsibility Plan #WeLookAfterWhatMatters

Special attention should be drawn to the participation of the #AndamurTeam in this competition, and as a company, we wish to recognise their great teamwork, collaboration and help to each other throughout the race. We believe it is a great representation of our daily work at Andamur, where we all collaborate to achieve aims and implement projects.  

 

 

It was a fascinating competition and project that covered two routes of 13 and 5 kilometres full of obstacles where contestants had to go through a snow track, mud pools, slither under a truck and a bus, climb nets, walk on suspension tubes, etc.

At the end of the competition, we gave a special Andamur award acknowledging Logiberia Trans for its commitment, involvement and improvement. The team was made up of eight women and showed great talent and effort throughout the race.

Key factors for efficient driving

Driving efficiently provides more advantages in itself than we actually think. This is an ideal tool for drivers and companies to improve competitiveness. But, what does efficient driving exactly mean? This involves a series of adequate techniques to be adopted by drivers when they are in route and they depend on both internal and external situations affecting the vehicle.

It is essential for truck drivers to apply these measures in their daily routine, since not only will they reduce the cost of fuel, which could be reduced up to 10%, but they will also be very beneficial to them. We will now analyse some key factors to keep up efficient driving in commercial vehicles:

  • Considering the engine of the vehicle. Knowing its power will help us adapt to it. In addition, it is recommended that vehicles are started without stepping on the accelerator and waiting for one minute.
  • Gear change. Gear change should be made at the engine RPM for peak torque, i.e., in the green area on the tachometer.
  • Skipping gears. Gears may be skipped both in the acceleration and deceleration process, if necessary.
  • Keeping an even speed. The best thing is to avoid speeding up and braking all the time. It is also recommendable to make the most of the vehicle’s momentum.
  • When stopping or parking the car for more than two minutes, the best thing is to turn the engine off. However, for those vehicles depending on their engine for similar services, it is recommended not to turn it off.
  • Foreseeing and anticipating traffic. To do this, it is essential to keep a safety distance with the car in front of you to avoid slamming on the brakes unnecessarily and, therefore, jeopardising your safety.
  • And last, but not least, having a good attitude when driving in order to optimise your driving style.

Garages predict an excellent future

There are numerous myths in the automobile sector that are frequently debunked. This is the case of the myth ensuring that thousands of garages would shut down in the next few years. Not only was this statement proved wrong, but the future predicted for garages is actually excellent. The data of the Spanish Federation of Automotive Entrepreneurial Professionals (Conepa) verify this, showing the increase in the number of such facilities in the last few years.

Another statement pointing the finger at the future of garages said that the number of repairs was going to be significantly reduced. However, this was debunked once again since the activity of garages has increased in the last few years. This, further stimulated by the more than one million new combustion engine cars that have been registered, predicts more than ten years of activity in traditional car repairs.

In addition, the New Royal Decree regarding vehicle technical inspections (ITV, according to its Spanish acronym) has pledged a firm commitment to continue repairing and maintaining vehicles and has toughened up vehicle inspections. As a result, this will affect the activity of garages, which will be increased.

It is a fact that garages will evolve more and more due to the number of new vehicles that have appeared in the market. It is obvious that the technology used in the automobile sector today is different to that used ten or fifteen years ago. This has directly affected the way in which automobiles are examined and repaired and it increasingly requires deeper and more updated knowledge.

Furthermore, the appearance of new electric cars and lorries has demanded garages to meet new needs. The brilliant future awaiting garages is just mere new evidence proving that the automobile sector is booming.