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How leasing is leading the way in helping to reduce CO2 emissions

How leasing is leading the way in helping to reduce CO2 emissions

With the announcement from SMMT that CO2 emissions have fallen for the 19th consecutive year in the UK the leasing industry is patting itself on the back for playing a vital part in reducing CO2. The reduction is thanks to billions of pounds worth of investment in new advanced engine, fuel and battery technology, as well as increasing use of lightweight materials such as aluminium and composites. With leasing helping to ensure that only the newest model cars are on the road, leasing provides worry-free motoring when it comes to emissions and road tax. Market share... Read full article

Fleet Car Toolkit: 5 Things To Keep In The Boot

Fleet Car Toolkit: 5 Things To Keep In The Boot

You know the saying fail to be prepared and be prepared to fail? Well it’s true for pretty much everything, including the running of a car. There are certain things you should always have with you just in case. When you’re managing a fleet of cars, it can be difficult to keep on track of everything you need in every single car, so we’ve pulled together a fleet car toolkit to help. 1 - Car Manual This should be in the glove compartment when you buy or lease your car. You might be tempted to remove it and keep all your fleet car manuals together in... Read full article

Client Testimonial - Bobst UK & Ireland

Client Testimonial - Bobst UK & Ireland

Wendy Knight, HR Manager at Bobst UK & Ireland "I have worked with Tony Doyle, Key Account Manager, Marshall Leasing for over 15 years as part of a sole supply Fleet Management agreement. In this time, our partnership has not been based purely on price/money but more importantly on ease of use, simplicity and the way Bobst drivers are supported. I have no hesitation of recommending Marshall Leasing and  look forward to working with them for years to come".   BOBST are one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to... Read full article

Marshall Leasing was highly commended as Leasing Company of the year – up to 20,000 vehicles.

Marshall Leasing was highly commended as Leasing Company of the year – up to 20,000 vehicles.

At the Fleet News Awards this week, Marshall Leasing were shortlisted as Leasing Company of the year – up to 20,000 vehicles. Whilst we didn’t win the Award we were, as last year, Highly Commended. In effect, we were runner up. This is an excellent achievement, particularly as it demonstrates the consistency of our offering, and its continued attractiveness to our client base. Of course, this is not accidental, and is a result of the commitment and enthusiasm of all Marshall Leasing colleagues. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff for... Read full article

Are Your Employees Driving on the UK's Riskiest Routes?

Are Your Employees Driving on the UK's Riskiest Routes?

Keeping your employees safe is one of the top priorities of a fleet manager. There are plenty of precautions you can take to keep them as safe as possible, but there are some things you can’t control. We took a look at a report released by the Road Safety Foundation to locate the UK’s riskiest routes. Here’s a run-down of the top ten: 1-  A18 from Laceby to Ludborough, Lincolnshire According to the report, the A18 from Laceby to Ludborough presented the “most persistent risk”. The route is a rural, tree-lined, winding and narrow... Read full article

Are Smart Motorways A Good Thing For Your Fleet?

Are Smart Motorways A Good Thing For Your Fleet?

If you haven’t yet seen a new Smart Motorway in action, you’ve most likely encountered the roadworks that precede them. Several of the UK’s motorways have already been converted to Smart Motorways and there are plans to convert even more. But what are Smart Motorways and are they a good thing for your fleet? What are Smart Motorways? Smart Motorways are sections of motorways that utilise different speed limits to improve the flow of traffic. The aim is to control the flow and speed of traffic so that vehicles approaching slow moving traffic are... Read full article

Fines for using mobile phone while driving to double from today

Fines for using mobile phone while driving to double from today

Drivers who use their mobile phones behind the wheel will see penalties doubled from Wednesday, March 1. Any motorist caught using a handheld mobile phone behind the wheel will face six points on their licence and a £200 fine. Currently the penalty faced is three points on your driving licence and a £100 fine. It means that drivers who have held their licences for less than two years could have their licenses revoked by the DVLA if caught just once. To get a licence back, drivers would have to retake and pass both parts of the driving test. The... Read full article

Norway set to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2025

Norway set to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2025

By 2025, Norway have planned to phase out sales of new petrol and diesel cars by using a tax system called, ‘Polluter Pays’ - designed to incentivise the purchase of low and zero emission vehicles. According to the sustainable transport website Elbil, the Norwegian government have stated that targets to grow sales of low and zero emission vehicles to represent 100% of the new car market were feasible with the right policy measures. The report states that the introduction of a strengthened green tax system would encourage people to opt for clean transport... Read full article

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