Everything to know about pay-as-you-go

Despite the changing fleet landscape, maintenance-inclusive plans are still default in contract hire packages – but are they fit-for-purpose for the future-proofed fleet? The right route for businesses will all depend on their unique circumstances, including current and projected fleet use, make-up and objectives, with maintenance-inclusive contracts working better for some fleets than others. However, … Continue reading “Everything to know about pay-as-you-go”

The Autumn Budget 2021 in numbers: what it means for your fleet

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed the government’s spending and taxation plans in his second Budget of 2021. The Budget, he said, would be the foundation of the new post-pandemic economy – “an economy fit for a new age of optimism”. With a number of announcements made in the run up to Budget Day, Sunak’s statement to … Continue reading “The Autumn Budget 2021 in numbers: what it means for your fleet”

Six facts you may not know about electric vehicles

As the UK hurtles towards the 2030 fossil fuel ban deadline, demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is set to soar.  But for many looking to make the move to electric, a lack of knowledge can contribute to delay and uncertainty. What’s more, it can lead to false expectations and a lack of requisite know-how for … Continue reading “Six facts you may not know about electric vehicles”

Greening your fleet

Although CO2 emissions in the transport sector fell by an estimated 19.6% in 2020, due to the large reduction in the use of road transport during lockdowns and in business activity, it remains the largest emitting sector in the UK. Fleet managers are therefore in a uniquely powerful position to influence not just UK CO2 … Continue reading “Greening your fleet”

Cost control: keeping a lid on end-of-lease charges

End-of-lease charges have a reputation in the fleet industry of being somewhat of a golden goose for leasing companies. While fleet decision-makers are often frustrated by unexpected costs and the negative impact on their bottom line, leasing companies can be equally irked by contract breaches and protracted wrangling over responsibilities and recharges.    This tense tug-of-war … Continue reading “Cost control: keeping a lid on end-of-lease charges”

Opportunity knocks to cash in on fleet assets

As companies hit the reset button following the seismic shock of the pandemic, a window of opportunity has opened to reimagine, restructure and restrategise. Seizing the moment to assess business models, commercial agility, liquidity, innovation and exposure to risk, however, should incorporate all areas of operation – including fleet. Fleet reviews are essential to enable … Continue reading “Opportunity knocks to cash in on fleet assets”

Data security and the fleet industry

Due to the relative infancy of cybercrime, security may still be an afterthought or low on businesses’ priority list. And as technology continues to develop at an exponential rate, so too do the opportunities to exploit vulnerabilities, extract data, extort funds and expose businesses. The more we take advantage of the growing technologies to make … Continue reading “Data security and the fleet industry”

TraXall International extends global footprint into Scandinavia

TraXall International has bolstered its presence in Europe by signing up leading Nordic fleet management provider InoFLEET. Now trading as TraXall Nordics, Skien-based InoFLEET provides digital fleet outsourcing to private and public fleets across Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, helping clients to cut operational costs, increase efficiency and plan for a safer and greener future.  … Continue reading “TraXall International extends global footprint into Scandinavia”

eLCVs in the spotlight: is now the time to green your van fleet?

Richard Hipkiss, Managing Director of Fleet Operations, considers the pros and cons of eLCV adoption. With air pollution recognised as the biggest environmental threat to public health, contributing to 36,000 annual UK deaths, the government has put green transport at the very heart of its Clean Air Strategy and Carbon Budget. The clock is consequently … Continue reading “eLCVs in the spotlight: is now the time to green your van fleet?”

Keeping a lid on fleet insurance costs

Richard Hipkiss, Fleet Operations’ Managing Director, outlines some of the key steps businesses can take to help reduce their fleet insurance premiums. Insurance remains one of the biggest elements of fleet TCO (total cost of ownership), typically only topped by depreciation and fuel. Furthermore, premiums are continuing to rise – a trend triggered in no … Continue reading “Keeping a lid on fleet insurance costs”