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5 Common Issues Fleet Managers Encounter

5 Common Issues Fleet Managers Encounter

It’s not easy being a fleet manager. The role requires a unique combination of skills, including great communication, unbeatable negotiation skills, and top-notch technical knowledge. Add this to a knack for figures and administrative tasks, and you have yourself an excellent fleet manager. However, just like in other career paths, there are a number of challenges, roadblocks, and difficult decisions that must be dealt with along the way. These can range from general management mistakes to more specific issues with certain vehicles in your company fleet. Each... 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

Pros and Cons of Providing Company Cars to Your Employees

Pros and Cons of Providing Company Cars to Your Employees

Company cars offer a great many perks for staff, but just like with everything, they also come with their fair share of downsides. Not least is the task presented for the employer and employees in making sense of the tax system, but also the potentiality of racking up costs with high purchase prices and maintenance issues. But these cons aren't putting people off. As a study last year proved, showing that every year around half of all new cars sold in the UK are sold to companies for use as company vehicles. It all comes down to taking more care and... Read full article

Uber’s Driverless Car Service: The First Sign of Self-Driving Company Cars?

Uber’s Driverless Car Service: The First Sign of Self-Driving Company Cars?

We’ve been hearing a lot about self-driving cars in the news recently, whether it’s about the challenges of meeting strict regulations, the conundrums they face i.e. the Trolley problem, or even the slight slip up and crash in testing exercises. All of this would hint that it may be a while until we see driverless vehicles on our roads. But the car-sharing and transportation giant Uber has defied this belief and launched the first fleet of their groundbreaking driverless car service. For the past two years, the company has been testing the cars in the US... Read full article

9 Clever Ways To Save Money In Your Business

9 Clever Ways To Save Money In Your Business

Time is money — so let’s get straight to it. We’ve rounded up 9 simple and innovative ways to save a bit of cash in your business, so you can spend your resources on what’s really important. Lease Your Company Cars It was sure to make it onto our list, but leasing rather than buying your company vehicles is by far one of the most effective ways to save time and money in your business. You can outsource everything from the little daily administration tasks to the whole management of your fleet, and all while significantly reducing your... Read full article

The Best Communication Tools For Mobile Teams

The Best Communication Tools For Mobile Teams

Keeping in touch with a team which are constantly on the move can be incredibly frustrating. Sending emails back and forward quickly becomes confusing and using whatsapp and text messaging is unreliable and ineffective for large amounts of information; yet the many project management apps out there make the process even more inconvenient and time-consuming. Luckily a few companies have recognised the problem of ineffective internal team communication and set out on a mission to fix it. If you’re looking for a new platform to manage all your organisations... Read full article

5 Common Issues Fleet Managers Encounter

5 Common Issues Fleet Managers Encounter

It’s not easy being a fleet manager. The role requires a unique combination of skills, including great communication, unbeatable negotiation skills, and top-notch technical knowledge. Add this to a knack for figures and administrative tasks, and you have yourself an excellent fleet manager. However, just like in other career paths, there are a number of challenges, roadblocks, and difficult decisions that must be dealt with along the way. These can range from general management mistakes to more specific issues with certain vehicles in your company fleet. Each... Read full article

5 Things To Look Out For When Choosing A Vehicle Leasing Provider

5 Things To Look Out For When Choosing A Vehicle Leasing Provider

Just like any market, you’ll find a wide range of quality among vehicle leasing providers. At the low end you have the usual suspects, with unclear pricing, hidden costs, unreliable maintenance departments, and poor customer service. These providers usually entice companies in with attractive deals or time-limited offers, which they soon live to regret. At the higher end of the market is where you’ll find the cream of the crop and get the best bang for your buck. However, it does take a fine eye to determine which providers are the customer favourites.... Read full article

Is The Future Of Company Cars In The Skies?

Is The Future Of Company Cars In The Skies?

From the interior dashboard and in-car equipment, to the energy that powers the engine and the automated driving systems; the technology of our cars is changing at a staggering rate. And just when you thought you could no longer keep up with all the advancements, another one comes along which could completely redefine personal transportation and the driving experience in unimaginable ways. Flying cars — yes, like the ones you’ve seen in The Jetson’s and Harry Potter — have been in development for years, and have recently made a... Read full article

Why Lease (Not Buy) Your Company Car Fleet with Contract Hire

Why Lease (Not Buy) Your Company Car Fleet with Contract Hire

We crave owning things of our own. From teens chomping at the bit for their parents to buy them their first car, to adults counting down the days until they’ve paid off their mortgages, it’s a great feeling when something finally becomes yours. And companies are much the same - in fact, they're even more guilty. After all, what exemplifies success more than having your own assets? The thing is though, people and companies alike are starting to realise that you don’t have to invest in fixed assets to be and appear successful. Owning... Read full article

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