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”

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”

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”