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”

Driving the future: AI and the fleet industry

David Gallimore, Fleet Operations’ Chief Information Officer, looks at the role that AI could play in the future of the fleet sector.   Much is being made of the potential for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to disrupt the fleet industry. But a word to the wise – in some cases, the use of this term can be … Continue reading “Driving the future: AI and the fleet industry”

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”