Are you ready for the new advisory fuel rates?

HMRC has released its latest advisory fuel rates.  These come into force March 1 2018, although you can use the existing rates for up to 1 month from this date. There are three changes: 1p per mile increase to 22p for petrol vehicles over 2,000cc 1p per mile decrease to 8p for LPG vehicles between … Continue reading “Are you ready for the new advisory fuel rates?”

The Budget 2017: What You Need to Know

What does Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget mean for you, your fleet and the wider fleet automotive industry? Below we’ve summarised the key points that may impact you. Fuel duty The news: Fuel duty for 2018/19 has been frozen. Action stations: Fleet operators should still be reviewing their long-term fuel strategies as the Chancellor gives with … Continue reading “The Budget 2017: What You Need to Know”

Fleet Operations Shortlisted for Small Business of the Year Award

Silverdale based fleet management leader Fleet Operations has received the honour of being shortlisted for the Staffordshire Chamber Small Business of the Year Award. The award is designed to specifically recognise excellence within a business or company of less than 50 employees. In assessing the candidates, the judges will be looking at every aspect of … Continue reading “Fleet Operations Shortlisted for Small Business of the Year Award”

Fleet Operations Smashes Fundraising Target By Raising £12,000

Leading independent fleet consultancy Fleet Operations has smashed its 2016 annual fundraising target by raising £12,000 for local and national charities. Staff from the Newcastle-under-Lyme company were given a £4,000 goal at the start of 2016 and set about organising different ways to reach their target. Events included a challenging hike up Mount Snowdon, Cycle … Continue reading “Fleet Operations Smashes Fundraising Target By Raising £12,000”

Scale of the Garda’s Falsification of Traffic Convictions ‘Staggering’

Senior Gardai police officers have confirmed this week that accusations made by a whistle-blower and the leader of the Irish Labour Party concerning the falsification of drink driving offences are true. The Gardai has been forced to admit that just under a million recorded drink driving tests did not actually take place. From 2011 to 2016 the … Continue reading “Scale of the Garda’s Falsification of Traffic Convictions ‘Staggering’”

Fleet Operations helps local foodbank raise almost £900!

Four Fleet Operations employees played a key role in helping Stoke on Trent Foodbank raise vital funds towards providing food and support for local people. Team members Paddy Mannion, Danielle Thompson, Naomi-Kate Rymond and Jason Davidson joined other volunteers collecting donations from supporters who were attending Stoke City Football Club’s home game against Middlesbrough on … Continue reading “Fleet Operations helps local foodbank raise almost £900!”

Increasing penalties highlight the importance of Road Risk Management

The announcement yesterday by The Sentencing Council of much harsher penalties for serious speeding offences appears to be the latest in a trend of much tougher sentences for drivers imposed by the government. From April, if a driver is caught travelling at 41mph in a 20mph zone or 51mph in a 30mph zone they’ll face … Continue reading “Increasing penalties highlight the importance of Road Risk Management”

First Ark saves £210,000 with Outsourced Fleet Specialist

Social enterprise organisation First Ark has saved £210,000 by collaborating with Fleet Operations on a series of fleet initiatives, aimed at increasing value for money. These savings contribute to the commitment First Ark makes as a social enterprise to re-invest back into the local community. First Ark’s partnership with Fleet Operations has helped to eliminate … Continue reading “First Ark saves £210,000 with Outsourced Fleet Specialist”

Fully maintained or pay as you go SMR: So much more than just a cost saving decision

Service, maintenance and repair (SMR) is a critical part of any fleet managers thinking. On the surface it would seem obvious to accept the offer of a fully maintained contract from a fleet management or leasing company as a way to accurately forecast and control costs whilst removing the need to administer this in-house. Supported … Continue reading “Fully maintained or pay as you go SMR: So much more than just a cost saving decision”

The Aberfan Disaster – Changing Our Attitudes to Risk Management

Anyone who has been watching the news this week will know that tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most devastating disasters of modern times. On the 21st October 1966 a coal spoil tip perched on a mountain above the village of Aberfan in South Wales collapsed, engulfing a farm, over 20 houses … Continue reading “The Aberfan Disaster – Changing Our Attitudes to Risk Management”