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Plug-in to the Future

Plug-in to the Future

Electric or plug-in vehicles have come along way in recent years. A recent study shows that 12.7% of Marshall Leasing customers have been supplied with Plug-in vehicles; this covers battery electric (BEV) and petrol and diesel engine hybrids (PHEV). The most popular models customers are choosing reflect the current market trends; Mitsubishi Outland PHEV Mercedes C350e BMW 330e VW Golf GTE Volvo XC90 T8 A look at modern electric car or plug-in vehicles (PIVs) as they are now called is a far cry from this and shows why more and more people are considering... 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 do... Read full article

Ringing in the changes

Ringing in the changes

At Marshall Leasing we are always looking for ways to improve our customer offering or reduce costs on behalf of our valued customers. With immediate effect, we have switched our Driver Services contact number to a 0345 dialling code, whereby call charges will be capped at standard geographical rates and will likely be included in any mobile call bundles, as with any normal 01/02 prefix. Our existing 0845 number will run alongside this new number for a while but will ultimately be switched off leaving a simple recoded message to redial using the 0345 prefix.  We... Read full article

CASE STUDY - Inspectorate International

CASE STUDY - Inspectorate International

The Background Inspectorate International established in 1885, subsequently acquired by Bureau Veritas in 2010. Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification services, serving more than 400,000 companies worldwide. Inspectorate provides inspection and testing services, including shore, ship, terminal and pipeline, inspection as well as weighing and drawing accurate samples. Inspectorate has a UK workforce of 200 employees. The challenge Inspectorate’s fleet comprises 65 vehicles, 55 cars and 10 vans, operating nationwide covering... Read full article

Autumn Statement - Salary Sacrifice changes and possible implications

Autumn Statement - Salary Sacrifice changes and possible implications

As many of you will be aware, in the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced some very significant changes to vehicle Salary Sacrifice arrangements, aimed squarely at removing tax incentives which he perceived to be unfair and which resulted in a reduced tax take. Essentially, under the new rules, tax will be charged on the higher of the Benefit in Kind and the actual salary sacrificed. In a nod to the environment, ULEV’s will continue to have tax charged on the Benefit in Kind, with no reference to the amount of salary sacrificed. The Chancellor also made... Read full article

8 things to consider when managing a fleet

8 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

5 Advanced Car Technologies we can expect by 2020

5 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

Marshall Leasing win ACFO award for the third time

Marshall Leasing win ACFO award for the third time

Last night (16 November) ACFO hosted their annual awards dinner at the St John’s Hotel, Solihull. ACFO is the UK’s premier representative organisation for fleet decision-makers in charge of cars and light commercial vehicles. The organisation exists to help fleet decision makers improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their business travel operation. Established more than 40 years ago, ACFO’s membership includes most of Britain’s major fleets as well as those drawn from the SME sector. Jonathan Ross Sales & Marketing Director was on hand... Read full article

4 important questions to help you choose the perfect company car

4 important questions to help you choose the perfect company car

Choosing the best company car for your organization can be a complicated process, however, there are many benefits for both you and your employees if you are able to do so. The following article won’t be providing much in depth technical knowledge but will offer you a solid base from which to make the decision as to what company car to go with. Here are 4 important questions to help you choose the perfect company car. 1. What is the car to be used for? When choosing a company car, this is typically the first thing you want to consider. If you are going to... Read full article

6 questions to help you choose the right fleet management software

6 questions to help you choose the right fleet management software

Managing a fleet of cars, especially if there are a large number of them, can be tricky business. Fortunately, fleet management software allows you to complete a number of tasks related to the administration of your vehicles and can save you time by helping you gather, process, monitor, store and report on information. It’s also a great way to effectively delegate responsibilities to your team so they stay on the same wavelength and all know exactly who needs to do what jobs. Whether you’re looking to purchase a third party software or your... Read full article

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