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”

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”

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”

Could the drive to zero catch fleets flat-footed?

Jayne Pett, sales and marketing director at Fleet Operations, looks past the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to consider what next in the drive to cut air pollution. The critics have been out in force in the advent of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Fleet, motoring and business organisations, from … Continue reading “Could the drive to zero catch fleets flat-footed?”

Business drivers – what might Brexit mean for you?

As the UK Parliament continues to grapple with the Brexit challenge, we are left to second guess what the future might hold in store. Numerous possible Brexit permutations still lay on the horizon for the UK – from a further vote on the Prime Minister’s deal or renegotiation with the EU to no Brexit at … Continue reading “Business drivers – what might Brexit mean for you?”

Dealing with downtime

Richard Hipkiss, managing director at Fleet Operations, explores the impact of vehicle downtime on fleets and outlines measures that fleet managers can take to minimise disruption Fleet downtime can be a costly business, acting not only as a possible drain on a company’s finances, but on productivity levels too. And, as recent research has revealed, … Continue reading “Dealing with downtime”

The Brexit conundrum: what might it mean for your fleet?

As the UK Parliament continues to grapple with the Brexit challenge, businesses the length and breadth of the UK are left to second guess what the future might hold in store. Numerous possible Brexit permutations still lay on the horizon for the UK – from further votes on the Prime Minister’s deal or renegotiation with … Continue reading “The Brexit conundrum: what might it mean for your fleet?”