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4 Benefits of Outsourcing Vehicle Fleet Management

4 Benefits of Outsourcing Vehicle Fleet Management

​ Whether you’re a new company, a small business looking to grow, or are already a veteran at fleet management, outsourcing offers a tonne of benefits. So many, in fact, that we can’t begin to cover them all here. We can, however, provide you with a run down of the top four benefits of outsourcing vehicle fleet management, as decided by industry experts and the businesses that do it. 1. Time When running a business, your greatest asset is your time. And managing a fleet of vehicles is up there with some of the most time-consuming tasks a business... Read full article

The Quick Guide to GDPR for Fleet Managers

The Quick Guide to GDPR for Fleet Managers

​ From Facebook to your local green grocers, GDPR affects pretty much every business that deals with or processes personal data — meaning fleet managers are certainly not exempt. The real question, then, is not if it affects the operation of your fleet, but rather exactly how it does and what you need to do about it. Sounds serious. And it is — the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that came into force on 25th May 2018 is the biggest update to UK data protection in two decades. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a lot of... Read full article

Updating Your Fleet To Electric? Here's What You Need to Know

Updating Your Fleet To Electric? Here's What You Need to Know

​ Although it's clear in which direction the future of transport is going, many businesses are still putting off converting to an electric fleet to merely avoid the time, cost, and hassle. At this rate, most will end up waiting until the very last minute — when there's a ban on petrol and diesel cars — to go electric. But let's stop right here. The fact is, you're here researching now, and so you're not most businesses. You're not the average Joe company that follows the crowd and only makes a move when others do first. You know... Read full article

5 Upcoming Hybrids For Transitioning Your Fleet To Electric

5 Upcoming Hybrids For Transitioning Your Fleet To Electric

​ As they occupy the middle ground between petrol-powered and fully-electric vehicles, hybrids are hugely popular for businesses looking to dip their toe in the waters of electric power. However, with such high demand, the market of hybrids is exploding, and new models are due to be released by every major manufacturer over the coming years. As each claims their vehicles have the best range, the best tech, and the best fuel efficiency, this can make it difficult to choose which hybrid is right for your business. But not to worry, we've done some of the hard... Read full article

8 questions to ask as a Fleet Manager

8 questions to ask as a Fleet Manager

As a fleet manager, you can often feel like you have a lot of work to do, and not enough time. For this reason, it’s vital to ask the right questions and prioritise your tasks. What follows are 8 important questions to consider if you are a fleet manager... 1. How do I keep my costs down? Operating a cost-effective fleet is one of the most important factors to consider as a fleet manager. Make sure you have enough autonomy from upper management to ensure fluid decision making, and that you consider establishing a criteria for the fleet. 2. What criteria... Read full article

Why It's Time To Update Your Fleet To Electric

Why It's Time To Update Your Fleet To Electric

​ Electric power is proving to beat traditional fuels in every way — it’s cleaner, greener, and cheaper. But while fossil fuel consumption has its obvious disadvantages, it did bring us the internal combustion engine and the modern vehicle as we know it. The answer then, it seems, is not to get rid of car altogether, but simply update it to be more efficient and environmentally friendly. Twenty years ago, no one would have thought — or believed — this would be mean electric vehicles. But in 2018, electric power is now effective and... Read full article

3 Electric Car Startups to Watch Out For In 2018

3 Electric Car Startups to Watch Out For In 2018

​ The move to electric is already well underway, but a full-blown revolution is just around the corner. Companies like Tesla, Mercedes Benz, BMW, and countless others are expanding their electric ranges. And every other car manufacturer that’s yet to get on board is gradually taking orders for new models that will embrace the very latest in environmentally friendly design. Between them all, the number of new models planned to hit the market over the next few years is topping well over 100. But despite popular brands getting most of the press, it’s not... Read full article

4 Of The Best British-made Cars of All Time

4 Of The Best British-made Cars of All Time

It’s always a good time to celebrate British automobiles. But with Brexit on the horizon and faith quickly dwindling in the car industry, now is a particularly crucial moment to shine the spotlight on British engineering and remember some of its most significant creations. And who better to do that than some of the UK’s leading experts in the automobile world. Names like Mike Flewitt, the CEO of McLaren, Andy Palmer, the CEO of Aston Martin, and Marek Reichman, the CCO of Aston Martin, were recently brought together and asked to decide on the best cars ever... Read full article

5 of The Best Electric Company Cars in 2018

5 of The Best Electric Company Cars in 2018

​ With businesses accounting for around half of all new car sales, manufacturers are continually working to build the best company cars as possible. And as fuel-efficiency is high on the priorities of every fleet manager today, that means a healthy market of mid-range electric and hybrid vehicles. But as more and more EVs are produced and carmakers orientate their strategies toward green energy, it can be difficult for businesses to know where to start. Not every EV fits the specs for a company car, and so it’s important to whittle down the pile so that the... Read full article

5 Cold Weather Checks To Keep Your Fleet On The Road

5 Cold Weather Checks To Keep Your Fleet On The Road

​ With schools shut, rural communities cut off, commuters stuck overnight on roads, thousands of people without water, and many businesses temporarily shut down, winter weather conditions (especially in Spring!) never fail to bring all-out chaos to the UK. Unlike in Nordic countries where it’s business as usual no matter if it’s rain, ice, sleet, or snow, erratic weather patterns and inadequate infrastructure mean in the UK, it’s normally up to firefighters, farmers, and 4x4 owners to make do, and, as the saying goes, keep calm and carry on. This... Read full article

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