• MOT failures
    Warning Over risk Relating To Early MOT Failures Warning Over risk Relating To Early MOT Failures

    Warning Over risk Relating To Early MOT Failures

Warning Over risk Relating To Early MOT Failures

Warning over risk relating to early MOT failures
Drivers could face fines even with a valid MOT certificate

Drivers risk being fined and prosecuted if their vehicle fails its MOT test, even though they have a current certificate that has not expired.

Many drivers follow the practice of putting their car in for an early MOT to find out if any faults need repairing, in the belief that, even if it fails, they can still use the vehicle until the old test runs …

  • smart car drunk driver
    Emergency assistance technology leads to drink driving arrest Emergency assistance technology leads to drink driving arrest

    Emergency assistance technology leads to drink driving arrest

Emergency assistance technology leads to drink driving arrest

‘Smart’ car catches out drunken driver following crash
Emergency assistance technology leads to drink driving arrest

Just how ‘smart’ are modern cars? Smart enough to inadvertently tip off police about a drink driver following a crash, it appears.

The incident happened in Northern Ireland and involved a Ford Fiesta.  After the car was involved in a crash late one Saturday night, the car contacted police to report the incident, using the inbuilt emergency assistance communications feature within.

A Facebook post from the Police Service …

  • london emissions t charge
    New Emissions-based T-Charge for Central London New Emissions-based T-Charge for Central London

    New Emissions-based T-Charge for Central London

New Emissions-based T-Charge for Central London

New Emissions-based T-Charge for Central London

A new £10 per day emissions- based surcharge, called the T-Charge, comes into effect from October 23 2017 within the central London congestion charge zone, aimed at deterring older, more polluting vehicles.

The new T-charge applies to many categories of vehicle, both petrol and diesel, that do not meet the minimum Euro IV emission standards, including cars, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and HGVs, motorised caravans and horseboxes, breakdown and recovery vehicles, private ambulances, motor hearses, dual …

By |September 4th, 2017|Driving|0 Comments
  • advisory fuel rates
    HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

    HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

Four changes to HMRC’s Advisory Fuel Rates for September

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced four changes to its Advisory Fuel Rates for the next quarter, which take effect from September 1 2017.

Diesel engined cars over 2000cc see their rates fall from 13p to 12p, while LPG cars with similar sized engines see their rates fall from 14p to 13p per mile.

At the same time, the rates for petrol and LPG cars between 1401cc and 2000cc …

By |August 29th, 2017|Driving, Fleet|Comments Off on HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates
  • driving licence new address
    Your Licence – Your Responsibility Your Licence – Your Responsibility

    Your Licence – Your Responsibility

Your Licence – Your Responsibility

Drivers’ Responsible For Updating Driving Licence Details

Moving house is stressful enough, but forgetting to update your driving licence details as a result could prove more stressful still, with fines of up to £1,000 for drivers who forget to advise the DVLA of their new home address.

Updating licence information with details such as a new address can be carried out simply online via the Gov.uk website at https://www.gov.uk/change-address-driving-licence

It doesn’t cost anything to change your address with the DVLA and you can …

  • vehicle maintenance
    Survey shows difference between franchise and independent dealer labour rates Survey shows difference between franchise and independent dealer labour rates

    Survey shows difference between franchise and independent dealer labour rates

Survey shows difference between franchise and independent dealer labour rates

Survey shows difference between franchise and independent dealer labour rates
Garage labour rates average £67 an hour across the UK but regions vary widely

The average labour rate at UK garages, combining franchise dealers, independent garages and fast-fit outlets, is £67 an hour, according to an industry survey. But there are huge variations between regions and the type of garage used.

A nationwide survey of 6,000 garages across the UK found that, on average, Surrey was the most expensive place to have a …

  • wltp
    Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure

    Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure

Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure

The WLTP Will Test Cars In More Realistic Situations
New emissions testing comes into force within 12 months

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 …

  • duty of care
    Your duty of care obligatons to company car drivers Your duty of care obligatons to company car drivers

    Your duty of care obligatons to company car drivers

Your duty of care obligatons to company car drivers

What Are Your Duty Of Care Obligations To Company Car Drivers?

Each and every company has a legal obligation and duty of care to their company car drivers, as defined by regulations covering the type and use of vehicles, special health and safety legislation and regulations covering the carriage of dangerous goods by road – to name but a few.

These regulations include the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, which places a legal duty of care on all employers to …

  • vehicle funding options
    Choosing the most appropriate funding method for your fleet Choosing the most appropriate funding method for your fleet

    Choosing the most appropriate funding method for your fleet

Choosing the most appropriate funding method for your fleet

Choosing the most appropriate funding method for your fleet
A guide to help steer you through the funding maze

Company cars can be expensive to operate and, for most companies, are typically the second or third most expensive cost centre after salary and pensions. Selecting the most appropriate funding method for your fleet is therefore of paramount importance.

Various funding methods are available, each of which has its own features and benefits depending on a company’s operational objectives, and its accounting and cash flow …

By |August 8th, 2017|Fleet, Funding|Comments Off on Choosing the most appropriate funding method for your fleet