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When Best to Change your Fleet’s Tyres

When Best to Change your Fleet’s Tyres

​When first taking on the responsibility as a fleet manager, it brings about a big change to your normal regime and can be difficult to adjust to this new life. As you begin to assume the role of a health and safety advocate over your fleet drivers, it is important to keep on top of vehicle maintenance, especially the tyres with regards to safety, cost and compliance. Each of these elements of tyre management have a knock-on effect on each other. Waiting on the tyres to fulfil their lifespan is a dangerous tactic, as the closer to the 1.6mm tread depth they reach, the... Read full article

Joe Steiner to Represent Marshall Leasing at Fleet Live 2018

Joe Steiner to Represent Marshall Leasing at Fleet Live 2018

​In our latest developments as a business, we’ve acquired a new asset to our talented team. Meet New Business Development Consultant, Joe Steiner!  Joe has previously worked for Volkswagen Group-SEAT UK, Lombard Vehicle Management, HSBC Vehicle Finance and Enterprise Rent-a-Car, bringing with him a wealth of in-depth industry experience.  Based in the High Wycombe area, Joe Steiner will be responsible for liaising with new business contacts and upholding the Marshall Leasing unique selling point, which is excellent customer service.  Joe Steiner... Read full article

How to Avoid the Risk of Tiredness While on the Road

How to Avoid the Risk of Tiredness While on the Road

​We’ve all been there. It’s been a long drive back from an unforgettable weekend, but it’s taking its toll on you. Regular signs appear on motorways explaining that “tiredness kills, take a break”, yet many motorists don’t take enough notice of these important advice messages. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has conducted research which shows that driver fatigue may be a contributory factor in up to 20% of road accident, and up to one quarter of fatal and serious accidents in the UK. As a means of combatting... Read full article

What Vehicle Emissions Testing Regimes Mean for Fleets

What Vehicle Emissions Testing Regimes Mean for Fleets

​We all love our cars, that’s what brings us together in this industry. It’s fair to say that everyone’s bucket list for vehicles may contain some similarities; fast sports cars, a stylish 4x4 or a vintage classic. While all this sounds like heaven to us petrol heads, there are some upcoming factors which might change the fleeting game for us all. The World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is set to take effect in 2020. What this means for fleet operators and company car drivers is an increase in tax, dependent on CO2 emission values... Read full article

Putting a Stop to Speeding

Putting a Stop to Speeding

​The introduction of the speed awareness course some fifteen years ago welcomed in a new era of dealing with speed limit non-compliance in the United Kingdom. The initiative aimed to teach people the where and why’s of speed limit enforcement rather than simply adding license points and issuing fines. While going back to school in this way is probably less than ideal for some people, there has been a positive uptake, with many people choosing to avoid the fines and go on the course instead. In general, drivers in the UK are fairly safe on the roads with one death... Read full article

Fleet Live 2018 – We’d Love to See you There!

Fleet Live 2018 – We’d Love to See you There!

​Between the 9th and 10th October 2018, the team at Marshall Leasing will attend the spectacular Fleet Live 2018 event, held at the NEC in Birmingham. By attending Fleet Live, we'll give you some top tips to best understand the latest legal requirements and regulations to protect your fleet and remain compliant (e.g. WLTP). Our team will be there to discuss the latest fleet cost-saving opportunities in the industry, while being hands on how best to approach the latest evolving technologies in fleet management.  Events like these are precious to us, as it allows... Read full article

Proposed Congestion Charge Changes to Look Out For

Proposed Congestion Charge Changes to Look Out For

​It’s always a blessing to have a company vehicle that you can utilise for personal use. Driving into Central London can prove more efficient than unexpected delays on national railways, although this does come at a price. If you’ve ever driven up into town during the week, you’d know the pain of paying £11.50 every time you pass into the congestion charge zone between 7am and 6pm. Transport for London (TFL) has announced plans to tighten the exemption for private hire vehicles (PHVs) from the Congestion Charge, with effect from April 8, 2019.... Read full article

Changes to Consider When Driving Abroad in a Company Car

Changes to Consider When Driving Abroad in a Company Car

​If you are someone who isn’t keen on flying abroad for your holidays, driving into Europe in a company car can be an enjoyable and diverse experience when compared to a traditional week-long beach holiday. Not only do many European countries drive on the opposite side of the road, but legislation and driving rules have changed dramatically in the last couple of months, especially in France. With Brexit being a huge talking point in recent years, driving on the continent may have a bigger effect on travel than you think. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 41% of people... Read full article

The Pothole Problem Plaguing the UK

The Pothole Problem Plaguing the UK

Poor weather conditions throughout the early section of 2018 have caused roads across the country to dilapidate into disrepair. Repeated cycles of expanding and contracting as water freezes and melts through cracks in the bitumen has weakened roads across the UK causing cracks that eventually expand into potholes. This exacerbated pothole problem stretches across approximately 24,000 miles across the UK and costs as much as £1million when the monthly claims from drivers whose cars have been damaged come calling. The pessimist may say that... Read full article

The Question of Unreliable Cars

The Question of Unreliable Cars

Hyundai has been named the most reliable car brand according to the JD Power Survey 2018. With this subject trending in the industry, we thought we would question the conundrum of unreliable cars. Multiple surveys are undertaken every year to attempt to deduce which cars are considered the most unreliable, with data collection methods including asking car owners to rate their cars, recording how many faults are reported for the cars each year and examining the number of annual breakdowns. Such surveys include; the JD Power Survey, the Driver Power Survey and studies... Read full article

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