Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo

Category : Comment

Clouds on the Horizon: a look at forecasts for 2016 new car sales in the UK

1 year ago / 0 comments

No sooner had the festive period passed and the celebration of record breaking registration levels in 2015 subsided, when the frantic new and used car trading antics of January got under way. Unfortunately almost … Read More »

On the road: a beast of burden

1 year ago / 0 comments

Not so much the elephant in the room as the Nellie on the bonnet, one of the less trumpeted pitfalls of increasingly stringent pedestrian impact legislation is that all car componentry forward of the … Read More »

Tyred out?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fleet managers need to do more about the tyres fitted to the cars and vans they operate. That's one of the clear messages from research conducted in 2015 by TyreSafe which found that nearly … Read More »

The Insider: Driving less, living more

1 year ago / 0 comments

As I write this, our company has been making an effort to support Road Safety Week, with initiatives targeted at our own employees. And I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the good feedback. Road Safety … Read More »

VW Group: the next step

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen Group diesel emissions scandal has been grabbing headlines since it broke in late September and will continue to do so as internal investigations are conducted and legal actions are pursued to discover … Read More »

What I've Learnt: Fleet Hire's Nick Poole

1 year ago / 0 comments

Valuing the power of qualifications One of the things we at Fleet Hire are passionate about is the development of our people. We use an array of training courses from a number of external … Read More »

The Insider: The emissions scandal and the tip of the iceberg

1 year ago / 0 comments

First let me say that I don’t dispute that it is totally and utterly wrong to knowingly mislead the public and we could debate the moral standpoint for hours. There is no doubt that … Read More »

Reasons to be cheerful – National Franchised Dealers Association poll

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ever wondered what dealers think of the car brands they represent? Clearly you would rather your drivers take their cars to a dealer who is fired up about their brand, rather than one who … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: Malcolm Maycock of the Licence Bureau

1 year ago / 0 comments

Dealing with people The police force taught me a number of skill sets at the outset of my working life for which I am most grateful. Dealing with people at their worst in very … Read More »

The Insider: Medical schooling

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Glasgow bin lorry crash, together with other similar cases that are now coming to light, is incredibly sad, and highlights a number of areas where the law is failing to protect employers. As … Read More »

Breaking traditional perceptions of the vehicle finance broker network

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alphabet's broker network is celebrating its one year anniversary. Its strategy to work only with established broker businesses that focus on renewals, retention and referrals is already starting to change the way the sector … Read More »

Hour by hour

1 year ago / 0 comments

  How much do you pay for service, maintenance and repairs? The answer, invariably, is too much. However, you could actually be paying over the odds if you run a small fleet and have … Read More »

Have you got the Power?

2 years ago / 0 comments

  When it comes to surveys there's one particular researcher that can strike fear or joy into carmakers. For over 40 years JD Power has held carmakers to account as the self appointed ‘Voice … Read More »

What I've Learnt: Auto Windscreens' Chris Thornton

2 years ago / 0 comments

Share your goals and dream big To really develop a business in a meaningful way, develop a clear vision and a strategy to get there, most importantly, then go public with it. If you … Read More »

The Insider: Energy conversation

2 years ago / 0 comments

Now here’s a thing. We recently tackled our ESOS transport energy audit and, reading through all the preamble, I was pretty sure I’d got it taped. Our mileage capture system ensures we have auditable records … Read More »

Is a pool car always an expensive luxury?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Short-term rental versus long-term lease is a debate that will undoubtedly continue to rage in the offices of finance directors and fleet managers for years to come. When considering the pros and cons of … Read More »

Should we be worried?

2 years ago / 0 comments

It is worth reflecting on how far vehicle development has come over the last 40 years. Without delving into great detail, it does not require too much effort to track back to fairly recent … Read More »

What I've Learnt: Alphabet's Martin Quail

2 years ago / 0 comments

The value of keeping it personal In the business world, it is vital to ensure the tone you are using is relevant for the person you’re engaging with. Key to this is making sure … Read More »

The Insider: Getting into scrapes

2 years ago / 0 comments

  We are all good at complaining about end of contract damage charges, but the thing is, whether damage is incurred during the contract or at the end, we still have to pay for … Read More »

Q&A: Andrew Goodwin of Lex Autolease

2 years ago / 0 comments

How will it work? Customers of the RAC’s Business Club will now have the added capability to lease vehicles, provided by Lex Autolease, through the portal. Complementary fleet services will also be available, from … Read More »


Strict Standards: mktime(): You should be using the time() function instead in /var/www/vhosts/fleetworld.co.uk/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/custom-background/includes/class.BackgroundsFrontend.php on line 347