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The Top 3 Benefits of Leasing Over Buying an Electric Car

The Top 3 Benefits of Leasing Over Buying an Electric Car

Today in the UK there are over 55,000 electric vehicles (EVs) on the road, and that’s only counting those purchased with help from the government’s Plug-in Car Grant. The real figure is much larger. And with the recent £40 million fund awarded to Nottingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes, and London to help drive the ‘green car revolution’, thousands more are expected to take to the roads. The fund will be spent on charging infrastructure, improving public knowledge, parking, and other schemes particular to each of the four cities. All this... Read full article

UK drivers to face harsher fines for exceeding the limit

UK drivers to face harsher fines for exceeding the limit

Take the pedal off the metal - new penalties for speeding are due to come into force in the UK next week. Motorists caught exceeding the speed limit from April 24th will be hit with fines of up to £2,500, which is significantly more than the current maximum of £1,000. The fines are increasing after a consultation in 2016, where it was agreed that the previous guidelines do not reflect just how much harm and damage speeding can cause. “The magistrates' courts deal with the vast majority of offenders in England and Wales, so it is... Read full article

Important changes to children's car safety and regulations

Important changes to children's car safety and regulations

Do we know the rules when it comes to checking that our children and grandchildren are being transported in or on the correct car seats? There have been changes in the law on child car booster seats and it will see changes in how backless booster seats are made, to give children greater protection if the car is involved in a collision. If you need to purchase a new booster seat you need to make sure it complies with the new rules of the road. It’s important to note that the change doesn’t affect existing models of seats or cushions. If you have got an old... Read full article

Benefits of using a vehicle management company

Benefits of using a vehicle management company

Most of the industry players will agree that the fleet manager’s role generally has a multitude of responsibilities or duties, such as HR policies, mobile phones or facility management. The fleet often takes a much lower priority often due to lack of industry knowledge or contacts. However, external experts can be relied upon to assist with vehicle choice and finance structure to lighten the daily workload. It is highly beneficial for the fleet manager to engage a leasing company. The role of leasing companies is to not only advise on the management of the... Read full article

The hidden danger of sleep apnoea

The hidden danger of sleep apnoea

It’s known that driver fatigue and tiredness compromise safety and it’s considered a major cause of road accidents. Many drivers will have experienced ‘sleepiness’ when driving but it is important to recognise any underlying medical conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Drivers with OSA have had a motor accident due to falling asleep at the wheel as many sufferers don’t realise they have the condition. If you have OSA you may experience excessive daytime sleepiness and other symptoms including: Loud snoring (with... Read full article

Mayor of London announces new Ultra Low Emission Zone charges

Mayor of London announces new Ultra Low Emission Zone charges

The date for the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London has been announced by the capital’s major and will see the the zone initially apply to the current congestion charge zone. The major has announced that from 8 April 2019 the most polluting cars, vans and motorbikes with have to pay £12.50 to drive through central London. Buses, coaches and HGVs will pay £100. Despite tests finding that they are the most demanding to public health, the number of diesel cars in the city has risen. It is hoped that the move will result in... Read full article

DfT set policies on autonomous vehicles

DfT set policies on autonomous vehicles

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed it will use public sector fleets as a test to lead future policy to address insurance liability concerns surrounding autonomous vehicles. The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) have met with the DfT to discuss the vehicle technology and aviation bill 2016/17. Patrick Cusworth, BVRLA senior policy advisor, said: “We went through the bill and the DfT has confirmed to us it only applies to the public sector at this point. At the moment, there is no great change for the private sector as this will... Read full article

Marshall Leasing scoops top customer service award

Marshall Leasing scoops top customer service award

Leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company Marshall Leasing have been awarded for their service to customers in the Experteye awards. Voted by fleet decision makers, Marshall Leasing topped the category which recognises service to fleet operators with up to 250 vehicles. The Experteye awards cover eight different fleet and automotive categories. Marshall Leasing’s Fleeteye CSI honour is based on results obtained throughout 2016 from Experteye’s market-leading post-sale customer satisfaction survey, drawn from a subscriber base of top leasing... Read full article

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