Christmas Holiday Period Arrangements

CLM Christmas Opening And Service Availability 2018 As the festive season beckons, we need to make you aware of the arrangements in place for supporting your fleet management requirements over the Christmas and New Year period. CLM’s opening hours are detailed below – during these dates/times, service will be delivered completely as normal. Friday 21st December 2018 – 08.15 to 18.00 Monday 24th December 2018 – 08.15 to 13.00 Tuesday 25th December 2018 – Closed Wednesday 26th December 2018 – Closed Thursday 27th December 2018 – 08.15 – 18.00 Friday 28th December 2018 – 08.15 – 18.00 Monday 31st December 2018 – 08.15 – 18.00 Tuesday 1st January 2018 – Closed CLM will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January at 08.15 During the [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Business news, Driving, Rental|Comments Off on Christmas Holiday Period Arrangements

Drink Driving Rules For The Festive Season

Drivers Three Times More Likely to be Breathalysed in December Over 70,000 people are caught drink driving every year As this year’s Christmas drink-drive campaign gets under way, it has emerged that drivers are nearly three times more likely to be breathalysed in December than in other months of the year. Home Office figures show that police forces across England and Wales conducted 63,648 roadside breath tests last December – 20% of the annual total. The December figure was also approximately three times higher than the monthly average of 23,840. And the number of motorists found to be over the drink drive limit last December, including those who refused the test, was 4,816 – a failure rate of nearly 8%. [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Windscreen Replacement Getting More Complex

Driver Safety Systems Make Windscreen Replacement More Complex – and Costly!   One of the most recent trends in the new car market has been the increase and popularity of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) which can be invaluable in helping warn drivers of oncoming dangers. Due to their many safety benefits, ADAS technologies feature as standard in many new vehicles, and the uptake of ADAS across corporate fleets has been much faster than in the UK car parc in general, as fleets tend to purchase the newest vehicles. Recent research by windscreen specialist Autoglass showed that 7.5% of all windscreens replaced now require ADAS calibration, but that for the fleet industry it was closer to 30%. However, the speed with [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Fleet|0 Comments

Download Guide: Winter Driving

Winter Driving Tips For Keeping Safe On The Road With dark mornings and nights and wintery weather conditions, fleet managers and company vehicle drivers need to keep in mind the ‘dos and don’ts’ of winter driving. So, with this is mind, we have created the following winter driving tips as a reminder of the added perils on our roads at this time of year.  We've also created a PDF guide which you can download, keep and share - click here for your copy.   We’ve noticed an increase in the use of the latest technology in favour of driving long distances for face-to-face business meetings at this time of year. And arguably the safest and most environmentally sustainable approach to winter driving [...]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Short Term Vehicle Rental

Short Term Vehicle Hire Could it work for your business? Businesses of all sizes often require extra vehicles to meet a range of short term needs. Short term vehicle hire can be the perfect answer as it provides access to a wide range of brand new vehicles at competitive rates, without long-term commitments or upfront investment. Why do businesses need additional vehicles? Businesses may have short-term vehicle needs for a variety of different reasons: When new starters join the company and are not eligible to receive a company car immediately, perhaps because they are undergoing a probationary period If the company is awarded a special, short-term project which requires additional staffing and mobility levels, for example. That means more staff [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Rental|0 Comments

HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

HMRC increases Advisory Fuel Rates for diesel and LPG cars from December 2018 HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has increased its mileage rates for diesel and LPG engined cars, while the rates for petrol engined and electric vehicles remain unchanged, in the latest quarterly Advisory Fuel Rates. Under the new AFR rates, which are effective for the three months from December 1, there are no changes to the rates for petrol cars, but the rate for diesel cars, with an engine above 2.0 litres, increases by 1p per mile (ppm), from 13ppm to 14ppm. All other diesel rates remain unchanged. There is also a 1ppm increase for LPG vehicles with an engine of 1.4 litres or less, from 7ppm to 8ppm, and for [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Driving, Fleet|Comments Off on HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

Road Safety Week – Services To Improve Fleet Safety

Fleet Management Services To Improve Fleet Safety In our first blog post promoting Brake’s Road Safety Week (19th to 25th November), we shared a wide range of  resources to improve fleet safety that looked at everything from avoiding fatigue, to winter driving, to tyre safety – here’s a link if you missed it. In this post we’ll look at some of the services available from fleet management companies that can help to keep all of your road users mobile and safe. We’ll kick off with the item that’s fundamental to all aspects of successful fleet management, the fleet policy. Fleet Policy Review With the rapid changes we have seen in the fleet world over the last couple of years, it’s [...]

By |November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Fleet|0 Comments

Road Safety Week 2018 – Part 4

Cycling Safety in the UK Road Safety Week 2018 Taking place between November 19th and November 25th 2018, Road Safety Week is an annual event organised by road safety charity Brake. In this article, guest blogger Suki Chana, shares some top tips for safe cycling and how to safely share the roads with cyclists. Aiming to promote road safety awareness within the UK, many businesses, communities, and schools all play their part with a series of talks, demonstrations, and more taking place over the course of the week. The event has one goal in mind – improving the safety of all road users in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents on UK roads. In 2018, the theme is based [...]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Road Safety Week – Part 3

Sharing The Streets: A Pedestrian And Motorist’s View Continuing our series of  posts for Brake’s Road Safety Week, guest blogger Duncan Bridge comments on the challenges of walking, running and driving in a busy city. I have been living back in London for almost a year now, after an absence of just over a decade. To say that the streets have changed dramatically in that time would be an exaggeration – the place has been overcrowded and the roads clogged with drivers and pedestrians for longer than I can remember – but there are some subtle differences that make getting around just that little bit more challenging. Maybe it’s my older eyes but the streetscape today seems so much more complex [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|Categories: Driving|0 Comments
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