The General Election 2019: 4 key manifestos and what they might mean for UK fleet operators

Turning the topic of conversation to politics is normally a social faux pas. But in business, politics plays a pivotal role in decision-making from budget forecasting and sales strategy to HR provision and environmental policies. So while you may be bored of Brexit, the general election is the next political pantomime set to dominate the … Continue reading “The General Election 2019: 4 key manifestos and what they might mean for UK fleet operators”

Telematics transformations

Fleet data has the power to transform business performance. In our latest blog we look at some of the key areas – both new and old – where telematics can help unlock efficiency savings, improve operations and boost customer service. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, mobile and cloud technologies have … Continue reading “Telematics transformations”

Driving the future: AI and the fleet industry

David Gallimore, Fleet Operations’ Chief Information Officer, looks at the role that AI could play in the future of the fleet sector.   Much is being made of the potential for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to disrupt the fleet industry. But a word to the wise – in some cases, the use of this term can be … Continue reading “Driving the future: AI and the fleet industry”

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”