Fleet News

Is Diesel on its Way Out?

Posted: Friday 30 September 2016

The UK Government is set to change the face of the fleet car market, as a new strategy outlines plans for nearly all UK fleet cars and vans to be zero emissions by 2050.

Will Licence Checking Identify High-Risk Drivers?

Posted: Friday 23 September 2016

Experts are frequently calling for fleet managers to conduct more regular checks on driver licence entitlement - including frequent checks where driver risk profiles warrant higher caution. Currently, most organisations are only checking their employee's licences on a bi-annual, or annual basis.

DVLA Bans Certain 66-Plate Registrations due to Poor Taste

Posted: Friday 16 September 2016

What's in a number? Apparently plenty of headaches for the DVLA, who have released an extensive list of 66-plate registrations that will not be available to purchase due to being deemed "in poor taste". Unfortunately, the new 66 registration seems to fit remarkably well into a wide variety of rude and suggestive words. Hence, they've been banned.

Small Fleets and Licence Checking Guide

Posted: Friday 09 September 2016

When you run a small fleet, you'll find that there are several administrative tasks that you must perform regularly to keep things moving smoothly.

Fleet Registrations Grow as Private Registrations Slow

Posted: Friday 26 August 2016

July 2016 saw a 5% rise in new cars registered to fleets and businesses, compared to the same month in 2015. This is in contrast to private registrations, which saw a 6% fall on July's figures from last year.

EV Adoption Reaches Record Levels

Posted: Friday 19 August 2016

The number of electric cars registered in the UK between January and June this year showed an increase of 31.8% on the same period last year. 19,252 new electric cars were registered in the first half of 2016, the highest half-year volume ever, in comparison to 14,612 registrations in the same period in 2015.

BP Introduces New Fuel Price Guarantee for Fleet

Posted: Friday 12 August 2016

BP's commercial fuels business has announced that it is launching a new scheme to protect fleet owners from the rising cost of diesel.

Fleet Driving Licence Checks Rise 30% Year-on-Year

Posted: Friday 05 August 2016

The Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) reported earlier this month that driving licence checks carried out by fleets have risen 30.4% year-on-year.

Using Licence Checking to Ensure Fleet Drivers are Insured

Posted: Friday 29 July 2016

There a huge risks for fleet operators when drivers are not insured. The onus is on the employer to ensure that their drivers are safe, licenced and insurable. If one of your drivers is involved in an accident and is found to have an invalid licence they will not be covered by your insurance policy. You could lose your operator licence under the Corporate Manslaughter Act, the Road Traffic Act 1988, and the Health and Safety at Work Act. Clearly the risk for employers is great, and it should be standard procedure to check your drivers' licences on a monthly basis. It really should be done that frequently to ensure that penalties have not been incurred, and that the licence is still valid.

Insurance Prices Could Drop by 60% Tanks to Autonomous Technology

Posted: Friday 22 July 2016

Could the car insurance prices really fall by 60% by 2060? Autonomous Research think so, and have just produced a new report which looks at the long term effects of driver-less cars on the automotive landscape we know today. 'Driver-less Cars: When the hands come off the wheel' makes interesting reading.