HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

HMRC Increases Advisory Fuel Rates For Some Petrol Cars But Cuts LPG Rates HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has increased its mileage rates for petrol engined cars over 2.0 litres but cut them for LPG-powered cars in three changes to its Advisory Fuel Rates effective from March 1st. Pump prices have again edged upwards due to the rising price of oil on the world markets, before plateauing in recent weeks. The new rates have come from the HMRC’s quarterly review and are effective for the three months from March1st. Under the new rates, those for petrol engined cars increase by 1p per mile to 22p for all cars of over 2000cc. Those cars of 1400cc or less remain unchanged at [...]

By |February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Driving, Fleet|Comments Off on HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

Thieves Target Latest Models With ‘Relay Attacks’

Certain Cars Susceptible To New Style Of Car Theft Criminals are targeting certain types of keyless entry cars in a new form of vehicle theft called a ‘relay attack’ which uses a transmitter relay device and two criminals working together. One thief stands near the car being targeted and the other stands near the front door of the owner’s home to get in range of ‘keyless’ key fobs, which are often left on hallway tables or kitchen worktops. The relay device then picks up the key fob signal from inside the house and relays it to the car. Using this method, thieves are then able to drive away in a stolen vehicle in a matter of just a few seconds. [...]

By |February 17th, 2018|Categories: Driving, Vehicles|0 Comments

Company Drivers At Risk From Over The Counter Remedies

Drug Driving Laws Company drivers could be unwittingly putting themselves in danger of prosecution by taking over-the-counter remedies that are on a Government prohibited substance list In 2016, following the introduction of new screening equipment and roadside tests by the police, there was a seven-fold increase in the UK in the number of drivers being convicted for drug-driving. What does the law say? The law, which was first introduced in 2015, makes it illegal to drive with certain drugs in the body– eight illegal drugs and nine prescription drugs - above specified limits. If caught, drivers face losing their licence for at least a year, being fined up to £5,000 or a spell in prison. However, some of the banned [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Car Accessories Available From CLM

CLM Car Care For All Your Car Accessory Needs! New website launched to fleet and retail markets with access to thousands of accessories CLM Fleet Management has launched an exciting new Car Care website featuring accessories for over 2,000 different models of cars and vans and available to both fleet and retail markets. CLM Car Care online at https://clm.uniquecorporate.co.uk/ offers a huge selection of retro-fit accessories including: Tailored car mats Tailored boot liners Bumper protectors Vehicle safety kits Heavy duty seat covers Wind deflectors And many more. The new website covers a huge selection of models, carpets, colours and trim levels for a massive array of makes and models. All new car mats are supplied by the UK's leading car [...]

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

Christmas Holiday Period Arrangements

CLM Christmas Opening And Service Availability 2017 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 22nd December 2017 – 08.15 to 18.00 Monday 25th December 2017 – Closed Tuesday 26th December 2017 – Closed Wednesday 27th December 2017 – 08.15 – 18.00 Thursday 28th December 2017 – 08.15 – 18.00 Friday 29th December 2017 – 08.15 – 18.00 Monday 1st January 2018 – Closed CLM will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January at 08.15 During the days that CLM’s offices are closed, services will continue to [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Business news, Driving, Rental|Comments Off on Christmas Holiday Period Arrangements

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 is [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Driving|1 Comment

Drink Driving Rules For The Festive Season

Don’t Be A Drink Driver During This Festive Season! Over 70,000 people are caught drink driving every year Drivers are again being warned that a festive tipple or two could bring severe penalties as Christmas fast approaches. More than half a million drivers are stopped and breathalysed each year by the police, with more breath tests carried out in December than other months - but not without good cause. Although the level of drinking and driving has dropped dramatically over the last three decades, more than 200 people are still killed in drink drive accidents every year. Despite 30 years of drink drive education and enforcement, over 70,000 people are still caught drink driving annually. Often it is an innocent person [...]

By |December 4th, 2017|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Autumn Budget 2017 | Issues For Drivers And Fleets

Autumn Budget 2017: A Fleet Management Perspective Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled his second Budget of the year with a raft of measures of interest to fleets that included: an eighth successive freeze in fuel duty new diesel taxes further investment for electric vehicles the arrival of autonomous cars by 2021 changes to Vehicle Excise Duty   Fuel Duty Frozen The Chancellor announced that fuel duty on petrol and diesel would remain frozen, cancelling the planned rise for the eighth successive year and making the current fuel duty freeze the longest for 40 years. Since 2010, the Chancellor said, this initiative had saved the average car driver a total of £850 while the average van driver had saved around £2,100 [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Driving, Fleet|0 Comments

Autumn Driving: Tips and advice for driving at this time of year

How Autumn Affects Typical Driving Conditions Autumn has arrived and the clocks will be soon going back to mark the start of the winter season.  This time of year brings many changes for road users, from dazzlingly blinding sunlight to the first icy windscreen of the season. Autumn is particularly bad for dazzle from low sun.  However, drivers can improve their vision by making sure that the windscreen is clean - inside and out - as a hazy film builds up on the inside surface over time. At the same time, make sure you check the condition of the screen as scratches, abrasions and chips on the outside can intensify the sun's dazzle too, and may require remedial treatment, [...]

By |October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Driving, Fleet|0 Comments