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”

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”

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”