Driving down the death toll through improved road safety

Road safety has been a cause for concern in recent years and those in positions of power, along with campaign groups, have worked tirelessly to reduce the number of collisions on our roads.  But despite best efforts, progress has stagnated over the past decade.  In its annual report examining road casualties in Great Britain, the Department … Continue reading “Driving down the death toll through improved road safety”

The best of the best driving jobs

Many of us had childhood dreams of becoming a Formula 1 driver. F1 keys open doors to a lifestyle privy to an elite few – a hedonistic lifestyle of glamour, speed, adrenalin rushes like no other and money-can’t-buy experiences. For most car fanatics and thrill-seekers, Lewis Hamilton has the ultimate driving job. But don’t dismay. … Continue reading “The best of the best driving jobs”

A bold new future for EVs

Richard Hipkiss, Fleet Operations’ Managing Director, takes a look at some of the tech innovations driving the future of electric vehicles. A new dawn is rising on the electric vehicle (EV) marketplace. The e-mobility revolution is disrupting traditional road transport, with zero emission EVs looking set to dominate the future of the automotive industry. EVs … Continue reading “A bold new future for EVs”

Conquering the grey fleet challenge

Grey fleet vehicles far outstrip company cars in number but despite this, they have remained a hidden, and habitually unmanaged, element of UK businesses. In our latest white paper, we outline how companies can successfully tackle and conquer the grey fleet challenge, including how to: Keep a lid on grey fleet costs Manage grey fleet … Continue reading “Conquering the grey fleet challenge”

Craziest car insurance claims

Car insurance is a huge expense for the average driver or business, with most of us paying an average of £471 a year for comprehensive cover according to Association of British Insurers. But when the disastrous, dangerous or downright ridiculous strikes, we’re glad we shelled out for the costly cover.  Shopping around for the best … Continue reading “Craziest car insurance claims”

Company car or cash allowance: making the right choice for your business and your employees

Richard Hipkiss, Managing Director of Fleet Operations, outlines the pros and cons of company car options for you and your workforce. The UK is returning to work following the extraordinary coronavirus crisis. But the impact of the pandemic on our daily lives has not gone away. Social distancing has become embedded in our national psyche, … Continue reading “Company car or cash allowance: making the right choice for your business and your employees”

Getting back on the road: A fleet driver’s guide to staying coronavirus-free

The outbreak of coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on industry, not least the fleet sector, and movement ground to a halt in lockdown, with the exception of essential transport. Risks are still high and are projected to remain so for the foreseeable future.  The top priority for companies is making workplaces as safe as possible … Continue reading “Getting back on the road: A fleet driver’s guide to staying coronavirus-free”

COVID-19 update: 9 ways the coronavirus is having an impact on the fleet industry

In the current climate, it seems that nothing is certain any more, with COVID-19 advice changing day by day. Here’s an at-a-glance overview of the key areas where COVID-19 is having an impact (accurate as of 21 April 2020) with links to the latest updates. 1.  MOT testing suspended The Department for Transport (DfT) has … Continue reading “COVID-19 update: 9 ways the coronavirus is having an impact on the fleet industry”

Realigning the fleet gender imbalance

Jayne Pett, Sales and Marketing Director at Fleet Operations Women continue to blaze trails in the fleet automotive industry, challenging stereotypes in roles traditionally dominated by men. The trend is a positive one – we’re seeing more women in senior fleet management roles, more women working for fleet suppliers and more women out on the … Continue reading “Realigning the fleet gender imbalance”

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”