Getting back on the road: A fleet driver’s guide to staying coronavirus-free

The outbreak of coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on industry, not least the fleet sector, and movement ground to a halt in lockdown, with the exception of essential transport.  As restrictions begin to ease, and employees who cannot work from home are now encouraged to return to their jobs, many fleets will be getting … Continue reading “Getting back on the road: A fleet driver’s guide to staying coronavirus-free”

Important update on our services throughout COVID-19

Richard Hipkiss, Managing Director of Fleet Operations, provides an important update relating to the company’s services As the UK-wide lockdown restrictions gradually ease and new ways of living and working emerge, businesses face the additional challenge of adapting to a somewhat changed market.  When the pandemic took hold three months ago, many businesses were forced … Continue reading “Important update on our services throughout COVID-19”

COVID-19 update: 9 ways the coronavirus is having an impact on the fleet industry

In the current climate, it seems that nothing is certain any more, with COVID-19 advice changing day by day. Here’s an at-a-glance overview of the key areas where COVID-19 is having an impact (accurate as of 21 April 2020) with links to the latest updates. 1.  MOT testing suspended The Department for Transport (DfT) has … Continue reading “COVID-19 update: 9 ways the coronavirus is having an impact on the fleet industry”

Budget 2020: the key takeaways for fleet decision-makers

It was Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget, and the first Budget of Boris Johnson’s majority government. As widely anticipated, his parliamentary address was dominated by the challenges posed by coronavirus – a health crisis that leaves the fleet automotive sector as vulnerable to the seismic economic shockwaves as any other. Coronavirus is already disrupting the … Continue reading “Budget 2020: the key takeaways for fleet decision-makers”

Realigning the fleet gender imbalance

Jayne Pett, Sales and Marketing Director at Fleet Operations Women continue to blaze trails in the fleet automotive industry, challenging stereotypes in roles traditionally dominated by men. The trend is a positive one – we’re seeing more women in senior fleet management roles, more women working for fleet suppliers and more women out on the … Continue reading “Realigning the fleet gender imbalance”

WLTP is coming in this April – here are 6 things you need to do today

What’s happening? From 06 April 2020, the new CO2 values calculated under the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) will be used for UK company car taxation. This will affect vehicle excise duty, benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax for employees, national insurance and corporation tax for employers. So what’s the problem? In order to calculate leasing … Continue reading “WLTP is coming in this April – here are 6 things you need to do today”

Weird and wonderful driving rules in Europe

Every year thousands of people lose their life or are seriously injured in accidents on European roads caused by alcohol and drug misuse, drowsiness and speeding, amongst other negligent causes. In 2019, there were 25,300 fatalities and 135,000 seriously injured people across Europe. Almost 14% of people killed on EU roads are aged between 18 … Continue reading “Weird and wonderful driving rules in Europe”

Fleet Operations calls for a sharper focus on driver eyesight

Fleet management specialist Fleet Operations is urging fleet operators to ensure their drivers have regular eyesight tests following new research which shows that thousands of drivers lose their licence each year in the UK due to poor eyesight. The latest government figures reveal that 19,644 drivers had their licences revoked between January 2017 and September … Continue reading “Fleet Operations calls for a sharper focus on driver eyesight”

Mobility management on the move

The old adage ‘a change is a good as a rest’ has never been more apt. Very few sectors are currently subject to as much change as business transportation and fleet logistics. Operating under the cloud of evolving environmental, legal and political turbulence, where the connected and green world dominates, the traditional fleet management remit … Continue reading “Mobility management on the move”