Press Release | Grey Fleet Report

One in six businesses carry out no grey fleet checks, reveals new report Some 62% of UK businesses that allow their employees to drive their own cars on company business carry out some form of check to mitigate the risk, with driver licence checks the most common. But more than 16%, almost one in six, carry out no checks at all. Meanwhile, smaller fleets are more likely to allow their employees to drive their own cars (93%) on company business than those with more than 100 cars (66%). Read the full report here These are just some of the findings of a survey into grey fleet issues, which looked at how aware businesses of differing sizes were of ‘grey fleet‘ [...]

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: Fleet, Rental|0 Comments

Easter Opening Hours at CLM

Easter 2017 opening hours and service availability As Easter beckons, we need to make you aware of the arrangements in place for supporting your company and your drivers across the holiday weekend. o Friday 14th April – Closed o Saturday 15th April – Closed o Sunday 16th April – Closed o Monday 17th April – Closed CLM will reopen on Tuesday 18th April at 08.15. During the days that CLM’s offices are closed, services will continue to be available through our supporting agents in the same way they are currently provided outside of standard office hours. Although some repairers will shut-down, key breakdown, accident management and service booking operations run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: Business news, Fleet, Rental|Comments Off on Easter Opening Hours at CLM

Mini-Leases: A New Approach To Short Term Lease Cars

Flexible vehicle rental with Mini-Lease CLM is currently witnessing a surge of corporate interest in its Mini-Lease offerings, with bookings for the flexible, short-to-medium term rental product showing significant growth. Here, we examine the reasons behind the popularity of short term car lease options and why corporate customers are using mini-leases to meet their mobility requirements. Meeting temporary needs with a temporary car lease deal One issue faced by many companies is that of providing temporary vehicles for new employees who may still be serving probationary periods but need to be mobile straight away, or providing vehicles for those engaged on special projects or short term contracts. Often, new starters require access to company transport to carry out their new [...]

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: Fleet, Rental|0 Comments

Christmas holiday period arrangements

CLM Christmas opening and service availability 2016 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. 23rd December 2016 – 08.15 to 18.00 24th December 2016 – Closed 25th December 2016 – Closed 26th December 2016 – Closed 27th December 2016 – Closed 28th December 2016 – 08.15 – 18.00 29th December 2016 – 08.15 – 18.00 30th December 2016 – 08.15 – 18.00 31st December 2016 – Closed 1st January 2017 – Closed 2nd January 2017 – Closed CLM will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January [...]

By |December 1st, 2016|Categories: Business news, Driving, Rental|Comments Off on Christmas holiday period arrangements

Drivers reminded to refuel rental cars at end of hire

Extra costs to business can be avoided by simple measure Company car drivers are being reminded of the need to refuel any rental cars at the end of the hire period to avoid unnecessary costs for their organisations. Businesses are spending thousands of pounds unnecessarily each year on vehicle rental and, in many cases, paying for things that could easily be avoided. One of these is the cost of fuel. Most rental companies provide a hire car with a full tank of petrol or diesel. Return it with a full tank after your trip and there’s nothing to pay. However, if the driver neglects or forgets to refuel at the end of the hire, then an extra charge for fuel will [...]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Driving, Rental|0 Comments

Business car hire for those short term requirements

Businesses gain flexibility by using short term business car hire Businesses that require additional vehicles to cover for new starters, special projects, short-term contract staff or to provide mobility for a vehicle off the road often use short term business car hire. Business car hire offers a flexible, easy to use solution for such times, and can vary from just a few days up to a month or more. But to find the ideal car to suit these short term needs requires access to an extensive rental network on a 365 day, 24/7 basis. The CLM business hire service provides business users with access to over 1,500 outlets and 150,000 vehicles across the UK and includes established companies such as Thrifty, [...]

By |July 12th, 2016|Categories: Rental|0 Comments

Are our special rental offers right for you?

A huge range of rental vehicles available Within our rental division, we have access to a huge array of rental vehicles to suit every business mobility need, catering specifically for the business market on a truly national scale. With over 30 years’ experience, we provide vehicle rentals on passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and minibuses, and more specialist vehicles if required, while our suite of rental solutions covers every period from one day to 12 months. We offer a complete range of corporate rental solutions from short-term daily rental of up to 28 days to our mini-lease offering which provides rentals of three, six or 12 months, and firmly believe we have the answer to all your corporate mobility needs. With [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|Categories: Rental|Comments Off on Are our special rental offers right for you?

Samaritan’s Purse chooses CLM Rental

CLM Rental to support 2015 Christmas Child campaign International relief and development organisation, Samaritan’s Purse, has selected CLM Rental to help fulfil this year’s Christmas Child campaign. Each year, Samaritan’s Purse distributes around 10 million shoe boxes to under-privileged children in various parts of the world, including Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. In 2014, some 850,000 of these came from the UK - this year, the UK target is one million. There are 85 export centres across the country holding the gifts, which are donated by members of the public, often through local school or church campaigns. The gifts, which must all fit in shoe box sized containers, typically include school supplies, hygiene items and toys. The [...]

By |November 11th, 2015|Categories: Business news, Rental|Comments Off on Samaritan’s Purse chooses CLM Rental

CLM offers vehicles to meet every rental need

A case study on Bedford Borough Council CLM was able to come to the aid of Bedford Borough Council when the Council had two special transport requirements that it needed meeting at short notice. The first was for a commercial vehicle capable of towing five tonnes deadweight, which in this case was some extremely heavy grounds maintenance machinery. None of the Council’s usual vehicle rental suppliers could provide a vehicle that would fit the bill, but luckily a phone call was made to CLM’s rental department and the hunt was quickly on for a special vehicle to meet Bedford’s needs. Using CLM’s extensive commercial vehicle rental network and far-reaching contacts, they were soon able to source a specially converted vehicle, capable [...]

By |October 8th, 2015|Categories: Rental|Comments Off on CLM offers vehicles to meet every rental need