Can’t drive, won’t drive

Cars and vans have become essential to modern life, forming a vital cog in the economy and giving us the freedom to travel.    In the 1950s, there were four million licensed vehicles on the road – a number that exploded with the introduction of motorways later that same decade.  Today, there are an estimated … Continue reading “Can’t drive, won’t drive”

Navigating the tech maze: top considerations when investing in new systems

In a brave new world of data-driven decision making, the message to businesses of all shapes and sizes is clear – embrace technology and digital transformation today, or risk damaging your future competitiveness. Indeed, the corporate graveyard is awash with companies that have failed to innovate and invest for tomorrow. According to McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)1, profits and margins … Continue reading “Navigating the tech maze: top considerations when investing in new systems”

Parsons Peebles partners with Fleet Operations to unleash cost and efficiency savings

Parsons Peebles is set to save tens of thousands of pounds a year after appointing Fleet Operations to manage its 195-strong van and car fleet. The electromechanical specialist is looking to introduce greater consistency, efficiency and governance across all areas of its fleet, following a series of recent company acquisitions. Fleet Operations will oversee the … Continue reading “Parsons Peebles partners with Fleet Operations to unleash cost and efficiency savings”

Pimp my ride – how vintage vehicles are being turned into booming businesses

Here at Fleet Operations we live and breathe ‘fleet’, but we also like to keep our eyes on everything else that’s happening in the automotive world. In our latest blog we take a light-hearted look at how vintage vehicles from yesteryear are being turned into booming businesses… Do you remember when the mobile library used … Continue reading “Pimp my ride – how vintage vehicles are being turned into booming businesses”

The ‘Magnificent Seven’ of cutting fuel costs – part two

Last month, we explored the issue of fuel economy and outlined the first four of our ‘magnificent seven’ approaches to reducing spend.  Here, in part two of our blog, we look at the remaining three key areas, examining how effective vehicle maintenance, improved driver behaviour and route optimisation can help fleets on their cost-cutting quest.  … Continue reading “The ‘Magnificent Seven’ of cutting fuel costs – part two”

Taxing matters? Government announces welcome boost for fleets and drivers

Freeze on BIK and zero per cent EV rate helps businesses plan with confidence It’s been a long time coming – and many would say long overdue – but the Treasury has finally published its response to its ‘Review of WLTP and Vehicle Taxes’. The announcement is a welcome one that will benefit close on … Continue reading “Taxing matters? Government announces welcome boost for fleets and drivers”

The ‘Magnificent Seven’ of cutting fuel costs

Fleet managers are under increasing pressure to reduce costs and one of the most obvious – and achievable – places to start is fuel spend.  From fuel cards, rightsizing vehicles, effective mobility management, and reviewing vehicle fuel strategies to effective vehicle maintenance, improved driver behaviour and route optimisation, there are a number of ways for … Continue reading “The ‘Magnificent Seven’ of cutting fuel costs”

7 ways to keep your drivers safer on the road

The issue of road safety is once again high on the agenda in the corridors of power, with political leaders nationally and internationally seeking to reinvigorate somewhat stagnated safety campaigns – and save more lives in the process.      What changes are afoot that I need to know about? Speed limiting technology looks set to … Continue reading “7 ways to keep your drivers safer on the road”