Road Safety Week – Useful Resources

Did you know it’s BRAKE’s Road Safety Week in November? The charity, which works to promote the road safety of at-work drivers and riders, is holding its headline annual event from 19th to 25th November. This year’s theme is the safety of all two-wheeled road users, from the perspective of both riders and those that they share the road with. This has been chosen, in part, due to the rapid increase in the number of cyclists in the UK and the fact that these road users are among the most vulnerable. The statistics* are sobering: More than a third of people killed or seriously injured on UK roads are those travelling by bike (either bicycle or motorcycle). More than 100 [...]

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: Driving, Fleet|0 Comments

Mini-Lease – Long Term Business Car Hire That Adapts To You

Mini-Lease - Long Term Business Car Hire That Adapts To You Lease a business car for up to 12 months For businesses which need their vehicles for longer than 28 days – the normal limit for daily rental vehicles – but don’t want to commit to a three or four year lease term, Mini-lease is the ideal solution that adapts to meet the needs of the user. Best solution for long term car rental Shorter than a conventional company car lease, but longer and less expensive than daily rental, Mini-lease is a form of long term car rental available for contracts such as three, six or 12 months. A Mini-lease solution bridges the mobility gap between daily rental and longer-term [...]

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: Fleet, Rental|0 Comments

Fleet Management – How To Manage A Fleet Of Vehicles

Fleet Management - How To Manage A Fleet Of Vehicles Managing a company’s fleet of vehicles is a challenging task, demanding several different skill-sets and disciplines, and requiring the ability to assess and react to a whole range of data and feedback from vehicles and drivers alike. Many companies these days prefer to outsource their fleet management function to a firm of fleet management specialists because of the increased complexity surrounding the legal and operational aspects of their fleet. The case for inhouse or external fleet management Traditionally, many companies have relied on an inhouse fleet or transport department comprising a fleet manager and several fleet administrators – depending on the scale of the job – to tackle the management [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|0 Comments

Fleet Logistics Planning: Do You Need Support?

Fleet Logistics Planning: Do You Need Support? The effective planning and control of fleet logistics is important for any business as it ensures that the right vehicles are delivered at the right time to the right place, with the minimum of fuss and cost. Often vehicles may need to be moved from one part of a business to another in a different part of the country. Or, in another scenario, used vehicles may require collecting to be taken to auction for disposal or new vehicles delivered to a driver’s home. In those circumstances, using a supplier with experience in offering logistics planning services is the ideal solution to ensuring the required fleet outcomes are achieved. Fleet logistics solutions CLM can [...]

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: Fleet|0 Comments

Confusion Leads To Companies Delaying Purchase Decisions

Confusion Leads To Companies Delaying Purchase Decisions At CLM, we have seen many organisations struggling to get to grips with the everyday practicalities of running their fleet in the midst of the current debate and the rising confusion levels over the most appropriate fuel types and CO2 emission levels. Conflicting messages about the future of diesel, rising CO2 levels under the new WLTP emissions test and contradictory advice on how and when to introduce alternative fuel vehicles are all combining to delay companies from making new vehicle purchasing decisions. When you’re trying to make sensible decisions about managing costs, keeping the business mobile and helping drivers to reduce their tax burden, it’s not helpful to have so much noise and [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Categories: Fleet|0 Comments

CLM Reappointed by AGA Rangemaster

Fleet Management Excellence Lures Top Kitchen Manufacturer Back CLM had previously managed AGA's fleet for over a decade After two years elsewhere, AGA Rangemaster has now re-appointed CLM as its fleet management provider. The UK manufacturer of cast iron range cookers, kitchen appliances and sinks, based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire operates a fleet of mainly job need cars for its sales force as well as some management cars. The majority diesel fleet, comprised of vehicles from Skoda, Kia, Volvo and Audi, is funded through contract hire. Under the renewed relationship, we will be looking to bring down acquisition costs by employing competitive tendering through our Smartpanel fleet funding system using a mix of four different leasing companies, as well as [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Categories: Business news, Fleet|0 Comments

Fleet Management Ideas

How To Be A Highly Efficient Fleet Manager The role of the modern fleet manager demands a variety of skill sets and knowledge, not just of vehicles and their suitability for the role in question, but of legislation, driver training and a host of other regulatory and compliance issues. Larger companies often have a full time vehicle fleet manager whose sole responsibility is the efficient running of the vehicle fleet on a day-to-day basis. Other, often smaller businesses, may add the function of the vehicle fleet manager to that of another job role or department, such as human resources, administration or secretarial, depending on the number of vehicles involved and the scale of the business. What does a fleet manager [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Fleet|0 Comments

Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP)

The WLTP Will Test Cars In More Realistic Situations New emissions testing comes into force in September 2018 There has been considerable controversy around the inaccuracy of claimed emission levels for many current generation cars, to the extent that there is a widespread belief that the whole testing regime has become devalued. Current emissions tests carried out under laboratory conditions, ­called the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), have been shown to be inaccurate and outdated, having originally been designed in the 1980s. The European Union has therefore developed a new test, called the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) under which testing conditions will become much more realistic. While the old NEDC test determined values based on a theoretical [...]

By |August 28th, 2018|Categories: Fleet, Vehicles|0 Comments

Is Your Fleet Policy Up To Date?

Why Now Is The Right Time To Review Your Fleet Policy With the huge changes in the fleet landscape over recent months, fleet decision-makers have been under significant pressure to make critical decisions for their businesses and keep their drivers informed and reassured about the potential impacts on them. At times like this, it can be hard to take a step back to assess the wider implications of change but, paradoxically, now is exactly the time to ensure that the guiding principles on which the fleet is run are up to date and fit for purpose. In this blog we look at some of the most pressing issues for fleet decision-makers and how these should be reflected in fleet policy. [...]

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