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News of Bank of Ireland Acquisition

News of Bank of Ireland Acquisition

News of Bank of Ireland Acquisition Marshall Leasing is in the process of being acquired by Bank of Ireland. This represents the next stage in the development of our business. Bank of Ireland has identified Marshall Leasing as an attractive acquisition, based upon our reputation, and the success we can demonstrate over many years. In today’s evolving financial sector this new relationship will empower and broaden our business capabilities substantially. We have had an extremely happy and successful history as part of the Marshall group, during which time we... Read full article

How Does Company Car Tech Enhance Business Performance?

How Does Company Car Tech Enhance Business Performance?

There are some obvious benefits that having reliable company cars can have on business productivity - not least less time in the garage. But when it comes to in-car tech, the advantages are a little more subtle. After all, how much can good climate control and a flashy DAB radio really influence business results? It helps to first zoom out and look at things from a wider angle. Firstly, what actually is in-car tech? Well, it’s not only devices built for entertainment and comfort, but it also includes those for connectivity, driving control, and... Read full article

Tips To Get Your Employees To Use Less Fuel (And Save Money)

Tips To Get Your Employees To Use Less Fuel (And Save Money)

Use Google Maps to avoid routes with tonnes of traffic. Traffic jams cause constant braking and accelerating in first and second gear. Constant braking and accelerating in first and second gear causes the car to eat more fuel. Avoid using more fuel by avoiding traffic jams. Simple. The best way to do this is to check Google’s super-smart maps before you set off so that you can take the slightly longer but more fuel efficient route. Don’t carry around more stuff than you need to. Another thing that uses way more fuel than you need to is loading the... Read full article

How To Keep Up To Date With Fleet Management Compliance

How To Keep Up To Date With Fleet Management Compliance

As a Fleet Manager, it’s your responsibility to make sure that particular aspects of compliance are kept up to date. But which ones need regular attention? We’ve pulled together a list of things to look look out for to make sure you’re managing your fleet compliance to the highest quality. Maintenance of Your Fleet Businesses are required to provide a Duty of Care and guarantee a safe working environment for their employees. As the Fleet Manager, you area of responsibility is your employees vehicles, meaning that you need to ensure they’re... Read full article

Pros and Cons of Providing Company Cars to Your Employees

Pros and Cons of Providing Company Cars to Your Employees

Company cars offer a great many perks for staff, but just like with everything, they also come with their fair share of downsides. Not least is the task presented for the employer and employees in making sense of the tax system, but also the potentiality of racking up costs with high purchase prices and maintenance issues. But these cons aren't putting people off. As a study last year proved, showing that every year around half of all new cars sold in the UK are sold to companies for use as company vehicles. It all comes down to taking more care and... Read full article

Advice For Keeping Your Fleet On The Road From National Fleet Managers

Advice For Keeping Your Fleet On The Road From National Fleet Managers

Effectively managing uptime is crucial for any business that operates a fleet of company cars.  This is ever more true for the services whose priority is to be available and mobile 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Two of the country’s pivotal services to public safety are breakdown and emergency services. If either were to be off the road for a significant amount of time each year, it would greatly effect the functioning of society, cost numerous lives, and have disastrous knock-on effects on the economy. This is exactly why the fleet... Read full article

5 Common Issues Fleet Managers Encounter

5 Common Issues Fleet Managers Encounter

It’s not easy being a fleet manager. The role requires a unique combination of skills, including great communication, unbeatable negotiation skills, and top-notch technical knowledge. Add this to a knack for figures and administrative tasks, and you have yourself an excellent fleet manager. However, just like in other career paths, there are a number of challenges, roadblocks, and difficult decisions that must be dealt with along the way. These can range from general management mistakes to more specific issues with certain vehicles in your company fleet. Each... Read full article

Volkswagen previews next-generation Golf with 250-mile range EV

Volkswagen previews next-generation Golf with 250-mile range EV

Volkswagen has unveiled a new research car that could provide a heads up on the technology and design for the next-generation Golf. Revealed at the brand’s Future Mobility Days 2017 at its Wolfsburg, Germany headquarters, the Gen.E research vehicle shows the carmaker’s plans for electric vehicle charging, which envisages charger-robot concepts for underground garages and car parks to connect the car to chargers. The carmaker said the vision could enable plans for next-generation EVs with a range of more than 400km (249 miles) that would bring a... Read full article

Advanced Car Technologies we can expect by 2020

Advanced Car Technologies we can expect by 2020

We’re seeing a huge number of advancements in automotive technology lately, and in the next decade, automobile manufacturers and consumers alike will be positioned to reap the benefits. Everyone from Tesla to Google to Ford has been working to overcome the final barriers to autonomous driving, and soon we could see a drastically different landscape when it comes to traffic on the roads. It’s likely that car safety will improve, and alongside it comfort. Combine this with huge advances in the Internet of Things (IoT), in which millions of sensors will be... Read full article

Things to consider when managing a fleet

Things to consider when managing a fleet

Effectively managing a fleet isn’t always an easy task. When dealing with a number of vehicles you have to consider not just the vehicles themselves, but also health, safety, and of course legislation. However, fortunately, a little bit of purposeful planning can bring in some significant results. Here are 8 things to consider when managing a fleet. 1. Stay in control of your data One of the quickest ways fleet managers can get overwhelmed is when getting bogged down by data. Make sure you have a way to centralise your information so when you have to... Read full article

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