About Nick Jones

Nick 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.

October 2019

Fleet carbon footprint


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 [...]

Fleet carbon footprint2020-06-23T07:10:32+00:00

10 steps to a successful fleet tender


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 [...]

10 steps to a successful fleet tender2020-06-25T08:15:47+00:00

Fleet Funding | Top 10 Tips


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 [...]

Fleet Funding | Top 10 Tips2020-05-05T10:13:30+00:00

Category Management Data


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 [...]

Category Management Data2020-05-05T10:36:56+00:00

June 2019

Company Car Policy


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 [...]

Company Car Policy2020-06-29T10:47:00+00:00

Driving In Europe


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 [...]

Driving In Europe2020-05-04T16:30:20+00:00

May 2019

Workplace Parking Levy


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 [...]

Workplace Parking Levy2020-05-04T16:30:49+00:00

March 2019

Driving and Mobile Phones


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 [...]

Driving and Mobile Phones2020-05-04T16:31:19+00:00

November 2018

A Quick Guide To WLTP


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 [...]

A Quick Guide To WLTP2020-05-05T10:53:37+00:00