Distracted driving: what fleets need to know to minimise the risks

We may be told to keep our eyes on the road and our hands upon the wheel, but in reality there are a swathe of modern day distractions which can draw our attention away from safe driving. For businesses with fleets, not only does distracted driving negatively impact accident rates and insurance premiums, it can … Continue reading “Distracted driving: what fleets need to know to minimise the risks”

How businesses can devise and implement a robust EV workplace charging strategy

As more businesses embark upon the road to fleet electrification, the how, when and where to charge vehicles will become a key success factor in leveraging the long-term cost benefits of the transition to electric. Charging at the wrong time and place can have a huge impact on costs and even the cheapest public chargers … Continue reading “How businesses can devise and implement a robust EV workplace charging strategy”

Thinking about outsourcing your fleet management? 4 key questions to ask

Managing a fleet can be a challenging, time-consuming and laborious undertaking. From financial pressures and stretched resources to lack of expertise and limited oversight, the in-house management of fleets is not always the most cost-effective and efficient way.  A specialist external resource may offer greater expertise, resources, systems, technologies and management processes to handle a … Continue reading “Thinking about outsourcing your fleet management? 4 key questions to ask”

Salary sacrifice: the ‘must know’ facts for businesses and employees

For most within the corporate business world, salary sacrifice will be a familiar concept. The contractual arrangements – which see employees agreeing to a reduction in their pay in return for alternative, non-cash benefits – have long been used by companies to realise tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) savings. In most cases, the benefit … Continue reading “Salary sacrifice: the ‘must know’ facts for businesses and employees”

Top six fleet trends to watch for in 2022

After another tumultuous year for the fleet sector, we look ahead to what challenges lie around the corner for 2022. Trend 1: A continued move to mobility There has been a sharp uplift in interest in mobility as we’ve emerged from the pandemic. Whether temporary or permanent, the death knell sounding for the traditional nine-to-five … Continue reading “Top six fleet trends to watch for in 2022”

Are you full of Christmas spirit?

As the festive season gets into full swing, we all know we should go cold turkey on the mulled wine if we are driving. But the temptation to just have one for the road can be the devil on our shoulder as the champagne corks pop. Understandably, we all get swept along with the Christmas … Continue reading “Are you full of Christmas spirit?”

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’ 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? How should … 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”