January 2012

Fleet Managers – How do you prepare for fuel shortages and high fuel prices?

January 30, 2012

Do you have a fuel shortage plan in place? The recent news regarding the Coryton Fuel Refinery going into administration has shone the spotlight on how fleets should prepare for possible fuel shortages. Richard Howitt, East of England MEP, said: “I don’t want to be alarmist about this, but I don’t want to be dishonest either. [...]

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Fleet Managers – Will the proposed MOT changes cost you more money?

January 26, 2012

Proposed MOT changes   There has been a lot of talk about the proposed changes to the MOT test and how this could affect safety and long-term costs to car owners and fleet operators.  proMOTe, an organisation set up to keep the MOT test as an annual test, says As a regular check on the [...]

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Fleet Managers – Who’s “Fiddling” their Mileage Expenses??

January 25, 2012

Mileage Expenses – are you being “fiddled”?   How closely do you monitor the mileage expenses submitted by company vehicle drivers?  This article from Automotive Industry Digest makes pretty depressing reading regarding attitudes to mileage expense claims. Mileage is the biggest area of potential expense fiddling with over one in four (26%) judging it acceptable [...]

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Fleet Management – Ford lntroduce New Engine for Ford Focus

January 23, 2012

 New EcoBoost Petrol Engine in Ford Focus. It’s on its way in the new Ford Focus.  Ford are calling it “one of the most advanced petrol engines Ford have ever produced”.  The engine is set to deliver class leading levels of fuel economy and emissions, yet still delivering some impressive power output.  Fuel economy is on [...]

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Top Tips for Winter Driving! How to avoid the Big Freeze in your car this Winter…

January 20, 2012

Okay, so I know we didn’t get a shed load of snow over Christmas, and I’m sure, like me, you’re disappointed that you didn’t get to dig out the sledges and toboggans over Christmas, BUT you and I both know, it won’t belong before Jack Frost comes a-calling and the mornings are not complete without [...]

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Why do Fleet Managers Choose Rental Option For Company Cars? Can you save money on your fleet?

January 20, 2012

Company Car Fleets demand for new service     FleetNews  recently published an article on how risk-averse companies are choosing rental as an option for their company car fleets. Renting vehicles for periods ranging from a single day to 12 months without any long-term contractual commitment or cash investment is the risk-free solution for many organisations [...]

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Fleet Management – is car leasing going to save you money on company cars?

January 16, 2012

Lease Cars – part of your Company Car Fleet?   With most companies looking to make savings in all areas of their business, fleet costs are being examined closely by fleet managers.  One way in which savings are being made is through Contract Hire and Leasing Vehicles.  The BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association) [...]

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Fleet Management Issues – What would make you switch to an electric company car?

January 16, 2012

Electric Cars in Company Fleets What is stopping companies from integrating electric vehicles into their fleets? Concerns over life of the actual car battery. Concerns over charge life of battery. Do you think that if you could trial an electric car first you might change your mind and see the benefits of electric company cars [...]

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Fleet Management – How do Fleet Managers cut the cost of their company car fleets?

January 13, 2012

Rising Costs Hit Businesses Running Company Cars   We have been talking on twitter and Facebook about the cost of motoring , a growing concern for Fleet Managers operating company cars;  the increases we’ve seen quoted are three times the rate of inflation. Motorists are paying an average of £1556 per year more to own [...]

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Running A Company Car Fleet – Breakdown Services

January 11, 2012

Getting the most from your breakdown cover No matter which car tops the list for reliability, breakdown cover is a must. Breakdown cover is essential in running a company car fleet – every car off the road is lost time, lost money and lost opportunities.  With more companies than ever offering more choices how do you decide which offers the [...]

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