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”

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

Fleet Operations’ risk specialist 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? … Continue reading “Safety matters: a spotlight on road risk management for the modern 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”

Join our Great British road trip

Planning a holiday abroad is exciting, isn’t it? Where to go? Luxury hotel or glamping lodge? Private villa with pool in Greece or Portugal? Action and adventure or rest and relaxation? All-inclusive or self-catering? Decisions, decisions… But, hang on. Now there are a few more things to consider. Is it on the green list? Will we … Continue reading “Join our Great British road trip”

Term time: vehicle contract lengths under the microscope

With flexibility delivering a new lease of life for vehicle hire, Jayne Pett, Sales and Marketing Director at Fleet Operations, runs the rule over the contract length options for fleet businesses. A fleet-led demand for vehicle contracts with greater flexibility has dramatically changed the shape of the UK leasing and rental landscape. The market has … Continue reading “Term time: vehicle contract lengths under the microscope”

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”

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”