• diesel scrappage
    Huge irony in diesel scrappage proposals Huge irony in diesel scrappage proposals

    Huge irony in diesel scrappage proposals

Huge irony in diesel scrappage proposals

Diesel has been fleet fuel of choice for many years

The huge irony behind newspaper reports that the Government is said to be considering plans for a diesel car scrappage scheme will not be lost on the majority of company car drivers.

The Department of Transport and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), was reported in the national press to be considering a scrappage scheme as part of a plan to lower emissions and improve air quality.

Various Government departments …

  • vehicle security
    Vehicle Security – What to Do Vehicle Security – What to Do

    Vehicle Security – What to Do

Vehicle Security – What to Do

How you can improve your vehicle security
Car crime falls but you should still remain vigilant!

Car crime has fallen significantly in recent years as vehicle security technology has improved, although car thieves are still coming up with ingenious ways of parting us from our motors.

Statistics show that you are much less likely to be the victim than ever before. But as around 100,000 vehicles are still stolen every year and three times that many cases of thefts from vehicles are reported, …

  • grey fleet risk
    Modern cars have come a surprisingly long way! Modern cars have come a surprisingly long way!

    Modern cars have come a surprisingly long way!

Modern cars have come a surprisingly long way!

Latest smart models are unrecognisable compared to 20 years ago

If you are running a ten year old car, you might get a surprise when you climb into the driving seat of something that is more up to date.

And the latest state-of-the-art features and driver aids available will surprise those who cut their driving teeth on models that required the occasional push starts, were temperamental on hills or broke down regularly.

In fact, the latest models have come so far in terms …

  • mot changes proposed to four years
    Government proposes MOTs every four years Government proposes MOTs every four years

    Government proposes MOTs every four years

Government proposes MOTs every four years

Safety gains should cut costs for fleet and general motorists

The time allowed for new cars before requiring an MOT could rise from three to four years, under new government proposals, a move that it is estimated could save up to 2.2 million drivers around £100m a year.

The proposals also mean that those who lease their new car are unlikely to ever have to pay for an MOT certificate during their contract, unless the term exceeds a four-year period.

Currently undergoing public …

By |February 13th, 2017|Vehicles|0 Comments
  • new ved system
    New VED system takes effect from next April New VED system takes effect from next April

    New VED system takes effect from next April

New VED system takes effect from next April

New Vehicle Excise Duty System
Large rises for new cars in first year of registration

A new system of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) comes into force from next April, with large increases in tax in the first year of registration for all new cars followed by a flat rate for all subsequent years, which creates winners and losers.

The new system was first announced in July last year when then-Chancellor George Osborne delivered the first Conservative Budget in 18 years.

VED currently raises around …

  • driver fatigue
    Tackling driver fatigue prevents road deaths Tackling driver fatigue prevents road deaths

    Tackling driver fatigue prevents road deaths

Tackling driver fatigue prevents road deaths

Manufacturers assist drivers to battle drowsiness

Driver fatigue is a serious problem resulting in many thousands of road accidents each year.

According to RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, it is not possible to accurately calculate the exact number of sleep related accidents, but research shows that driver fatigue may be a contributory factor in up to 20% of road accidents, and up to 25% of fatal and serious accidents.

Studies also indicate that 20% of accidents on motorways in …

  • fleet tracking
    Fleet tracking offers multiple benefits to businesses Fleet tracking offers multiple benefits to businesses

    Fleet tracking offers multiple benefits to businesses

Fleet tracking offers multiple benefits to businesses

In-vehicle telematics improves efficiency, driver behaviour and fuel monitoring

For any fleet operator, but especially those running service or delivery type fleets, there are a number of benefits from employing the use of in-vehicle telematics and vehicle tracking.

Among them are increased vehicle utilisation, better job allocation and routing, improved timesheet reporting, more accurate fuel monitoring, enhanced maintenance management, and improved monitoring of driver behaviours.

Telematics can facilitate everything from a ‘nearest vehicle’ search using GPS fleet tracking to providing information on the …

  • fleet policy
    Huge growth in new car models requires care in setting fleet policy Huge growth in new car models requires care in setting fleet policy

    Huge growth in new car models requires care in setting fleet policy

Huge growth in new car models requires care in setting fleet policy

Fleet policy | Shorter life cycles and frequent updates call for expert guidance

A proliferation of new model derivatives from all the major motor manufacturers has made selecting the vehicle mix for the perfect fleet policy an increasingly demanding task and one that benefits from expert guidance.

The numbers of new models available in the UK car and light commercial vehicle markets is currently at its highest ever level, as manufacturers look for a competitive edge in an increasingly congested arena.

As a …

  • london clean air proposals
    London Mayor brings forward clean air proposals London Mayor brings forward clean air proposals

    London Mayor brings forward clean air proposals

London Mayor brings forward clean air proposals

New plans for Ultra Low Emission Zone start 12 months earlier

The recently appointed Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has unveiled new clean air proposals which start 12 months earlier than expected and which include a £10 a day ‘toxicity charge’ for the most polluting vehicles on top of the congestion charge.

Accelerating London’s clear air proposals

When he first took office, the new Mayor proposed a set of new clean air standards to improve London’s air.

However, two months on, and he has …