• 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 …

  • 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 …

  • essentials of fleet management
    Identifying the essentials of fleet management Identifying the essentials of fleet management

    Identifying the essentials of fleet management

Identifying the essentials of fleet management

Identifying the essentials of fleet management
Fleet management is about efficiency improvement, risk management and cost reduction

Fleet management is essentially the management of a company’s fleet of vehicles to improve their performance and efficiency, reduce their costs and minimise their associated risk.

It is a multi-faceted discipline in so much that it covers all aspects of a vehicle’s in-life services from acquisition to disposal.

Who is responsible for the management of a company fleet?

Many companies employ a full or part-time fleet manager who …

  • fleet outsourcing
    Outsourcing not just for large companies, says new study Outsourcing not just for large companies, says new study

    Outsourcing not just for large companies, says new study

Outsourcing not just for large companies, says new study

Companies of all sizes can benefit from the use of a specialist outsourced provider

Smaller businesses that have faced a challenging environment in recent years due to heavier regulation and uncertain market conditions, have sought to gain a competitive advantage by outsourcing some of their in-house functions.

Traditionally seen as the preserve of bigger businesses, smaller companies, SMEs and even start-ups have shown increased interest in using a third party specialist to outsource some of their core activities, according to a report …

  • fleet-management-provider
    How To Make Sure You Can Trust Your Fleet Management Provider How To Make Sure You Can Trust Your Fleet Management Provider

    How To Make Sure You Can Trust Your Fleet Management Provider

How To Make Sure You Can Trust Your Fleet Management Provider

How To Make Sure You Can Trust Your Fleet Management Provider

Outsourcing your fleet management to a specialist fleet management provider could potentially remove unnecessary stresses internally, leaving your staff with room to concentrate on the day-to-day management of your business. But leaving the ins and outs of your fleet to an external fleet management company means putting your trust in it completely, and because you’re likely to enter into a long-term professional relationship with your outsourced fleet management provider, how do …

  • fleet outsourcing
    8 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Fleet Management 8 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Fleet Management

    8 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Fleet Management

8 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Fleet Management

8 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Fleet Management

Running a fleet of vehicles is one of the largest overhead costs for many businesses. Vehicles require both time and money – they must be serviced and maintained regularly and managed effectively. And then there are the drivers, who need licence checks, risk assessments and training, as well as a host of other administration tasks that need to be completed.

Fleet management outsourcing is an opportunity to relieve some of the time consuming tasks that …

  • fleet outsourcing
    Fleet management outsourcing Fleet management outsourcing

    Fleet management outsourcing

Fleet management outsourcing

5 Fleet Management Tasks You Can Outsource To Lighten Your Workload

Business fleet management can be a complex and time-consuming process, and it’s not a core activity for most organisations. As a busy manager, you may be struggling to find the time to effectively monitor all aspects of your fleet – whether it’s managing maintenance requirements, keeping on top of sourcing and acquisition or simply getting administrative tasks done.

But you don’t have to juggle all aspects of corporate fleet management on your …

  • don't struggle on alone, consider outsourcing
    Perseverance? Or time to call in the specialists? Perseverance? Or time to call in the specialists?

    Perseverance? Or time to call in the specialists?

Perseverance? Or time to call in the specialists?

Outsourcing essentials – how to succeed

There is a well-known expression that states “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”.

Whilst perseverance is a laudable quality, sometimes one has to accept that another person or organisation already has the skill set to achieve the outcome you desire.

Getting better at something takes time, requires commitment, might be expensive and could result in some significant failures along the way.

Gaining access to established skill-sets via outsourcing offers better value for money than investing …

By |June 13th, 2015|Outsourcing|Comments Off on Perseverance? Or time to call in the specialists?
  • Unlock standard leasing packages Unlock standard leasing packages

    Unlock standard leasing packages

Unlock standard leasing packages

Unbundling services can save fleets money

Fleet operators can save thousands of pounds by ‘unbundling’ extra services including maintenance, vehicle hire and accident management from contract hire packages.

Contract hirers typically offer their clients additional services to the standard leasing package as there is an additional margin to be made on the add-ons. And there are also rebates to be earned from third party suppliers for these extra services. But, by going direct, or by employing a fleet management specialist to do …

By |September 20th, 2014|Fleet, Outsourcing|Comments Off on Unlock standard leasing packages