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Grey Fleet: Things to Keep You Awake at Night

Grey Fleet: Things to Keep You Awake at Night

For some companies, the grey fleet approach can sound very appealing. On the surface, it seems to cut out a considerable amount of the time and cost usually associated with managing a fleet. But it’s all too easy to be lulled into a false sense of security. Increasingly, grey fleets are proving a more expensive and time-consuming option than they first appear. There is also the issue of control. When choosing a grey fleet over other options, many of the elements which would usually be under Management’s control are suddenly in the hands of employees. Certain... Read full article

The Road Ahead: 2013

The Road Ahead: 2013

Marshall Leasing MD, Peter Cakebread, takes a look at some of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry this year, from pre-registration to electric vans. It’s hard to sum up 2012 in just a few words. It was, at best, a mixed year for the fleet industry. On the one hand, a shortage of supply in the used car market helped stock to retain its value. On the other, the sales environment proved extremely tough as fleet operators tightened their belts. But a new year offers the chance to take stock and plan for the road ahead. As ever, there are both... Read full article

A Twist in the Tale of VAT Reclaim

A Twist in the Tale of VAT Reclaim

Last month, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) held its annual industry conference, which was chaired this year by our very own Peter Cakebread. The agenda was packed full of topical issues, but one piece of news that stood out for us was the latest instalment of the VAT reclaim story. When the Government revisited the issue of VAT reclaim recently it looked as though it would be bad news for businesses… Now, however, it appears that the tale could be one of woe for the Government instead – who in trying to justify a reduction in the... Read full article

Marshall Leasing Shows Its Support for Local Youth Theatre Group Spotlight Productions

Cambridgeshire-based vehicle management and finance company Marshall Leasing is donating £750 to local youth theatre group Spotlight Productions after the non-profit suffered from a break in this September. With over £2,500 worth of equipment stolen and a Christmas production due to go on in under a month, the group is in need of funds to replenish its supplies and Marshall Leasing has been on hand to help out. Spotlight Productions was set up eight years ago by Graham and Sarah Wilkinson. Since then it has grown to a team of more than 50 leaders and... Read full article

Get up to Speed on Your MID Status

Get up to Speed on Your MID Status

There's no question that a fully insured fleet is a must-have. Making sure your drivers and vehicles are covered by the correct insurance is one of the basics of fleet management. But along with this comes an extra responsibility that some businesses aren't unaware of: all the cars in your fleet must also be registered on the Motor Insurance Database. What is the MID and why is it important? With around one in twenty cars on Britain's roads without proper insurance, the Motor Insurance Database (MID) was created by the insurance industry to help improve... Read full article

Fleet Growth: Bucking the Trend

Fleet Growth: Bucking the Trend

Earlier this month a refreshed FN50 was released by Fleet News revealing the top 50 contract hire and leasing companies according to fleet size. Updated annually, the FN50 list offers a benchmark for the industry and its key players. Marshall Leasing has been climbing the rankings steadily over the past few years and while growth has slowed recently we've continued the upward trend again in 2012. We moved from position 28 to 27, with 5,716 cars under our care, compared with 5,570 the year before. Unfortunately, the picture hasn’t been quite so... Read full article

Marshall Leasing Gains Recognition at the ACFO Awards 2012

On Wednesday this week the fleet management elite gathered at the annual Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO) Awards to celebrate high standards and innovation within the industry. Marshall Leasing proved to be a strong contender on the night as a nominee in the Fleet Service Company of the Year category. The company was declared runner up, gaining special recognition after having missed out on the top spot by just three votes. Marshall Leasing, winner of the award in 2010, has been providing fleet management and finance solutions for over 20 years and in... Read full article

Marshall Leasing Gets a New Look

Marshall Leasing Gets a New Look

Any of you who have been passing by our website recently may have noticed something slightly different…We’ve refreshed the design, so that it’s even more user-friendly, and we’ve also got a brand new logo. Our new logo is part of a wider move within the Marshall Group of companies to reaffirm our Group values and identity. The Marshall Leasing logo now mirrors the Group look & feel, and we’re proud to be aligning ourselves in this way. Our new website, meanwhile, has been designed to make it even easier to find what... Read full article

Pre-Registration Figures Not a Cause for Alarm, Says Marshall Leasing

There has been a great deal of comment on the subject of vehicle pre-registration recently. With the final quarter of the year fast approaching now is often the time when pre-registration activity is most prevalent. However, Marshall Leasing believes that the latest figures are overstated and that far from being a cause for alarm pre-registration could in fact open up opportunities in the used car market. One somewhat startling statistic is the claim that 30% of vehicle registrations in Germany were pre-registration, amounting to 500,000 vehicles pre-registered in the... Read full article

Health & Safety At Work: We Challenge You

Health & Safety At Work: We Challenge You

We all know it’s important, but how much attention do you pay to it on a daily basis? Health & safety is relevant to everyone. As an employer, you have a duty of care to your staff; as an employee, you need to be aware of the policies and procedures in place that are designed to help keep you safe. And this is never truer than when it comes to driving for work. But how much time and effort have you dedicated to this area recently? Next month sees the launch of the 2012 European Health and Safety Week by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work,... Read full article

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