Fleet Carbon Footprint Governments and businesses are putting and increasing effort onto reducing their impact on the environment and reducing the fleet carbon footprint can be a major contributor to this objective. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is high on executive’s agendas not just from a public relations perspective but also to make their organisation [...]
About Nick JonesNick has over 15 years experience of the fleet industry working in a European consultancy role for GE Fleet Services, HSBC Vehicle Finance and Lex Autolease. Nick has also purchased fleet management services when he was Head of Sourcing, Fleet at procurement outsourcing company Xchanging and latterly Head Of Procurement, Logistics at the COOP.
10 Steps to a Successful Fleet Tender Running a fleet tender can be a difficult task. Many people drive but don't fully understand how best to buy fleet management services. We take a look at what you need to consider. 1. Set the Strategy What objectives are you trying to achieve [...]
Fleet Funding | Top 10 tips There are a number of different options for fleet funding including cash reserves, bank loans, finance and operating leases. Which one is best will depend on the individual circumstances of your organisation. We take a look at the steps you should take to make sure you have the [...]
Have you ever thought about getting an Electric Vehicle as your next car? Then this blog is for you. Read on to get a balanced view of the move to an electric vehicle.
Category management data cubes are a major tool in the procurement toolbox to help make informed decisions in support of overall strategy. We take a look at the areas you can improve with the help of good structured data sets and informed analysis. Identify Opportunities for Savings Insight Data analysis can provide [...]
Company Car Policy The company car policy forms the bedrock of a good fleet strategy. This document controls who is entitled to a vehicle, the vehicle they can expect to receive and the rules for using the vehicle. We recommend your company car policy covers the following: General Background - objectives and terms [...]
Driving in Europe If you are planning to take your vehicle to Europe this summer, there are certain steps required so you can legally drive abroad, plus some good tips on what else to consider. Essentials Owned vehicle - Vehicle log book – V5C or; Leased Vehicle - Vehicle on Hire Certificate and letter [...]
Workplace Parking Levy The recent deal agreed by the SNPs and Scottish Green party, as part of the latest Scottish Budget, will allow Scottish councils to introduce a workplace parking levy. With the workplace parking levy resulting in employers having to pay an annual tax to the council for each parking space, this could [...]
Driving and Mobile Phones The Law Driving and mobile phones doesn't mix. The use of a hand-held mobile phone while driving is illegal. It is also illegal if you are a passenger supervising a learner driver. Mobile phone driving laws were first introduced in December 2003. Since 2007 the penalty was three points on [...]
WLTP | The Background Against the background of several emissions scandals, the way in which vehicle emissions are tested has changed. A far more rigorous and comprehensive test is welcome to assist purchasers with the vehicle selections they make. The move from New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) to Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure [...]