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Tag : Coronavirus

Rise in fleet contract extensions laid bare in new data

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Data showing the increased level of fleet contract extensions on company cars and vans has been published by epyx, backing anecdotes of a rising trend.

Coronavirus and Brexit inhibiting long-term planning, says VRA

1 day ago / 0 comments

The impact of the coronavirus crisis and potential effects of Brexit mean planning beyond the short term is “almost impossible” for the remarketing sector, according to … Read More »

Changing need for mobility could see resurgence of company car

6 days ago / 0 comments

Dramatic changes in travel patterns as a result of the pandemic could see increased demand for company cars, in particular for electric vehicles, as business and … Read More »

2030 fossil fuel car ban requires fleet support, says sector

1 week ago / 0 comments

Reports that the Government will push ahead with a much earlier 2030 ban on new diesel and petrol cars and vans have been welcomed by fleets … Read More »

Comment: Why the new car market is not as bleak as it looks

1 week ago / 0 comments

Rob Donaldson, car editor – Glass’s, says August’s new car registrations should be taken in perspective.

Home-working EV drivers to require ‘watertight’ risk management

1 week ago / 0 comments

The rise of electric vehicles and the impact of the coronavirus crisis is creating a new breed of “home-working, home-charging” employees who will require careful management … Read More »

Morning rush hour back in full swing, RAC data confirms

1 week ago / 0 comments

Morning traffic is now back at pre-lockdown levels some six months after the pandemic put paid to the typical rush to work/school.

Record post-lockdown rise for business travel in early August

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Business fuel consumption peaked in mid-August, despite the summer holidays, with all sectors of the UK economy seeing highest weekly growth spikes during the last month.

Changing use of fleet and workshop software shows push for cost control

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The coronavirus crisis and resultant furloughing has changed how firms are using fleet and workshop software, including a much clearer focus on cost control, according to … Read More »

Auto Windscreens becomes member of Association of Fleet Professionals

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Auto Windscreens has become the latest member of the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP), further cementing its support of the industry.

Company car still vital tool for business, says AFP

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Reports that the company car is in potential decline have been negated by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) as it highlights that the fleet sector … Read More »

Fleet sector under pressure but majority coping, VRA survey reveals

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Nearly half (47%) of respondents to a Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) snapshot survey say they are currently facing issues affecting their work-life balance – but 89% … Read More »

Comment: How to keep your drivers safe and fleets protected post-lockdown

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Chris Black, commercial director at LeasePlan UK, looks at how fleets should deal with the emergency of new health and safety hazards as lockdown measures ease.

Fleets split on whether to ‘advance or consolidate’ under coronavirus crisis

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The coronavirus crisis is creating an “advance or consolidate” moment for fleets when it comes to their planning for the future.

Comment: How MaaS can help corporate mobility after COVID-19

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Sandra Witzel, head of marketing at SkedGo, discusses how Mobility as a Service (MaaS) can help business reduce their staff travel costs, while encouraging active and … Read More »

London Car Free Day returns for 2020

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Transport for London (TfL) has launched this year’s Car Free Day campaign, which sees it team up with participating London boroughs and the Mayor to urge … Read More »

Fleets urged to ‘bang a drum’ on benefits of fleet management role

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Fleet professionals are being urged to underline the contribution they make to their organisations, including cost savings, to highlight the importance of a fleet management focus.

Government outlines future electric vehicle plans for World EV Day

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Government has marked the first-ever World EV Day by revealing to drive electric vehicle take-up further through new research projects and initiatives.

Contract extensions potentially false economy, warns epyx

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Fleets turning to contract extensions to cut costs in the wake of the coronavirus crisis need to consider the SMR cost implications.

Driving licences extended by 11 months

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Drivers whose photocard licence or entitlement to drive expires between 1 February and 31 December 2020 have been given a further 11 months to drive by … Read More »

Fleet disposals exceeding pre-lockdown volumes, epyx reports

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Fast-rising dealer demand for used cars has led epyx’s fleet remarketing platform to exceed pre-lockdown levels.

Fuel prices up for third month running but short-term outlook ‘not ominous’

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Average fuel prices in the UK rose for the third consecutive month in August, but the increase was slight and prices aren’t expected to rocket back … Read More »

Leap in fleet contract hire take-up expected

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Fleet interest in contract hire is fast-rising and take-up for company cars and vans could soar in the coming months.

FleetCheck safety app enhanced further

1 month ago / 0 comments

New features have been added to FleetCheck’s Vehicle Inspection App, aiding its use by fleets as take-up continues to accelerate.

Government enlists Uber and Deliveroo to identify ‘pothole hot-spots’

1 month ago / 0 comments

The Government has launched a new crackdown on potholes, using mapping data from delivery companies including Uber and Tesco to help identify repair hot-spots.

Bristol Clean Air Zone may not be needed, says council

1 month ago / 0 comments

Plans to deploy a charging Clean Air Zone in Bristol may not need to go ahead as new work explores alternatives.

E-cargo bike delivery service launches in Glasgow

1 month ago / 0 comments

A new e-cargo bike delivery and food waste service said to mark a first in Scotland has launched in Glasgow.

Manchester seeks finance partners to aid vehicle upgrades for Clean Air Zone

1 month ago / 0 comments

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is seeking finance partners that will support vehicle upgrades ahead of the arrival of its charging Clean Air Zone.

Police force cracks down on rising post-lockdown speeding

1 month ago / 0 comments

A new road safety unit has gone live in Durham Constabulary to tackle rising levels of speeding as lockdown restrictions ease, while also taking action on … Read More »

Software use back at pre-pandemic levels as firms overhaul fleets

1 month ago / 0 comments

Use of fleet management software is now back at its pre-coronavirus crisis level, but with some major changes in fleet operations now surfacing as a result … Read More »