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How Does Company Car Tech Boost Business Performance?

How Does Company Car Tech Boost 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? If 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

Advisory Fuel Rates - March 2017

Advisory Fuel Rates - March 2017

HMRC have announced the Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs), effective from 1st March 2017 Petrol: The rates across the over 2000cc band have decreased by 1p. The rates across the sub 1400cc and 1401cc to 2000cc bands remain unchanged. Diesel: The rates across all bands remain unchanged. LPG: The rates across the over 2000cc band have increased by 1p. The rates across the sub 1400cc and 1401cc to 2000cc bands remain unchanged. Hybrids: treated as either petrol or diesel for this purpose.   The rates apply to all journeys made on or after 1 March until further notice.... Read full article

Introducing the Jaguar I-PACE

Introducing the Jaguar I-PACE

Jaguar’s first electric, battery-powered vehicle has been announced: the Jaguar I-PACE. The I-PACE was first revealed at the LA Motor Show at the end of 2016 but we’re going to have to wait until late 2018 to get our hands on one. Electric Everywhere You may have noticed that car manufacturers are all jumping on the electric car bandwagon. That’s all down to the government’s aim to ensure that 9% of all new cars and vans in the UK are ultra-low emission by 2020. On top of this, manufacturers are being threatened by a £90 per vehicle fine... Read full article

The Top 10 Driver Distractions

The Top 10 Driver Distractions

At some point during a vehicle journey it is suggested that the majority of drivers have been distracted by paying attention to a secondary activity. We have listed below our top ten categories of driver distraction activity (in no particular order): Hands-free telephone conversation Manipulating radio, music device or vehicle controls Looking at notes / reading Texting / reference to mobile device screen Internal conversation with a passenger Eating / drinking Handheld telephone use Searching the cab for an object Apparent fatigue / boredom Personal... Read full article

Fleet Risk Management (And What To Do If It All Goes Wrong)

Fleet Risk Management (And What To Do If It All Goes Wrong)

As a Fleet Manager, you have a responsibility to your employees to ensure that they’re safe and that you’re aware of any possible risks for both your employees and for the business. And it’s not just about being aware of the risks, but taking measures to reduce the chances of things going wrong. We’ve pulled together a list of the major risks and risk management strategies you can take to fulfil your duties as an awesome Fleet Manager. Risk 1: Your employees could be claiming personal miles as business miles. This might not be on purpose;... Read full article

Marshall Leasing is shortlisted for the Fleet News Awards 2017

Marshall Leasing is shortlisted for the Fleet News Awards 2017

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the sub 20,000 category  for the second year running (Marshall Leasing have also been a previous finalist at the Fleet News awards as FN50 Contract Hire company of the year). We came second last year in this new category which focuses attention on the smaller, independent leasing companies who are competing head to head with the big banking and manufacturer lease CO's. Our Managing Director, Peter Cakebread was inaugurated into the Fleet News Hall of Fame in 2014,  in recognition of his services to our industry.... Read full article

Another prestigious delivery from Marshall Leasing

Another prestigious delivery from Marshall Leasing

Marshall Leasing have been the proud supplier of company vehicles to Forester Financial for over 18 years. Forester’s latest choice for their field staff is the Mercedes A class supplied through Marshall Mercedes Bolton. On Monday 23rd January Forester's Michelle Barrow accompanied by Senior Manager Bob Wilkinson collected her new vehicle and enjoyed a prestige handover from Marshall's Michelle Gervais. About Foresters Financial Foresters Financial is an international financial services provider with more than three million customers and members in the... Read full article

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