The Gig Economy Explained

The Gig Economy Explored What is the ‘gig economy’? The ‘gig economy’ has become the go-to phrase for journalists and other commentators in recent years in describing the changing nature of working practices. In fact, its broad use has sparked some debate within the corridors of power about exactly what the term means and when it should be applied. When commissioning a major piece of research into the size and scope of the gig economy earlier this year, the Government fixed upon the following definition: ‘The gig economy involves the exchange of labour for money between individuals or companies via digital platforms that actively facilitate matching between providers and customers, on a short-term and payment by task basis.’ This definition [...]

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Fleet, Rental|0 Comments

Smart Exchange – CLM’s New App For Drivers

Introducing Smart Exchange CLM’s new app for our fleet drivers  At CLM we know that company car drivers aren’t just ‘drivers’ - they’re busy employees, with packed personal lives, who rely on their vehicles to get them through each day. We’re also conscious that when their vehicle needs attention, however small the issue, getting it sorted as quickly and painlessly as possible is very important. That’s why we’ve designed a new app called Smart Exchange that puts drivers in control – providing easy access to all of the services they need to keep them mobile. For a quick overview of Smart Exchange, take a look at the animation below    The Smart Exchange app gives instant access to service booking, breakdown recovery, [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: 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 |November 6th, 2018|Categories: Driving, Fleet|0 Comments

A Fleet Overview Of Budget 2018

Budget Signals An End To Austerity But Fails To Deliver In Key Fleet Areas In the 2018 Budget Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond said that austerity was coming to an end but he failed to address many of the more immediate concerns of the fleet industry, which had called for, amongst others, greater clarity in BIK rates, improved tax incentives for electric vehicles and assurance that company car drivers would not be disadvantaged by the new Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). In unveiling his Budget Statement on Monday, October 29, exactly five months before the Brexit deadline, the Chancellor said the Budget “set out the government’s plan to build a stronger, more prosperous economy”. He had clearly signposted before [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Fleet|0 Comments

Plug-in Car Grants: Latest Changes

Government Announces Shake Up of Plug-in Car Grants The Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced significant changes to the grants available for plug-in vehicles. The changes were due to come into effect from 9th November but were brought forward to 21st October due to what has been termed, ‘exceptional demand’, as individuals and organisations sought to qualify for the old, more generous grants. Through the modifications to the scheme, OLEV has extended the availability of purchase incentives to the next 35,000 cars, but reduced the number of vehicles that are eligible and the maximum value of the grants. The previous grants provided different levels of incentive depending on the vehicle’s CO2 emissions and the distance that they [...]

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
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