Distracted driving: what fleets need to know to minimise the risks

We may be told to keep our eyes on the road and our hands upon the wheel, but in reality there are a swathe of modern day distractions which can draw our attention away from safe driving. For businesses with fleets, not only does distracted driving negatively impact accident rates and insurance premiums, it can … Continue reading “Distracted driving: what fleets need to know to minimise the risks”

Thinking about outsourcing your fleet management? 4 key questions to ask

Managing a fleet can be a challenging, time-consuming and laborious undertaking. From financial pressures and stretched resources to lack of expertise and limited oversight, the in-house management of fleets is not always the most cost-effective and efficient way.  A specialist external resource may offer greater expertise, resources, systems, technologies and management processes to handle a … Continue reading “Thinking about outsourcing your fleet management? 4 key questions to ask”

Fleet Operations strengthens strategic consultancy offer with key appointment

Fleet Operations, the UK’s leading independent provider of outsourced fleet management and mobility services, has appointed David Bushnell as Director of Consultancy and Strategy. A former Principal Consultant for Alphabet (GB) Ltd, David brings with him with more than 30 years’ experience and extensive knowledge of alternative fuels and electric drivetrains, fleet taxation, personal motoring … Continue reading “Fleet Operations strengthens strategic consultancy offer with key appointment”

Salary sacrifice: the ‘must know’ facts for businesses and employees

For most within the corporate business world, salary sacrifice will be a familiar concept. The contractual arrangements – which see employees agreeing to a reduction in their pay in return for alternative, non-cash benefits – have long been used by companies to realise tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) savings. In most cases, the benefit … Continue reading “Salary sacrifice: the ‘must know’ facts for businesses and employees”

EV grant cut spells further trouble for an already overheated fleet sector

The government yesterday announced the second cut in plug-in car and van grant rates in less than a year, slashing eligibility by £thousands. Whitehall may be clarion calling for swift action from the transport sector to support the road to zero, but their actions are serving to keep less environmentally-friendly models on the road for … Continue reading “EV grant cut spells further trouble for an already overheated fleet sector”

Top six fleet trends to watch for in 2022

After another tumultuous year for the fleet sector, we look ahead to what challenges lie around the corner for 2022. Trend 1: A continued move to mobility There has been a sharp uplift in interest in mobility as we’ve emerged from the pandemic. Whether temporary or permanent, the death knell sounding for the traditional nine-to-five … Continue reading “Top six fleet trends to watch for in 2022”

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”

Safety matters: a spotlight on road risk management for the modern fleet

Fleet Operations’ Rachel Davies examines road safety’s place in modern fleet management and outlines the steps businesses must take to meet their legal and moral obligations. Fleet managers have had much on their mind of late. How should they navigate the volatility and uncertain waters that abound across the business and fleet markets? How should … Continue reading “Safety matters: a spotlight on road risk management for the modern fleet”

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”