Fleet News

Driving Statistics Suggest that Commuting is more Dangerous than Driving for Business

Posted: Friday 08 July 2016

Every so often, statistics pop up that seem totally counter-intuitive. The latest analysis by AA Drivetech provides some real double take moments, and given employers real pause for thought. It has prompted debate around the issue of where employer responsibility to employees begins and ends.

How Should You React to an Employee Receiving a Motoring Conviction?

Posted: Friday 24 June 2016

The way in which fleet drivers conduct their business reflects on the reputation of the company they are driving for. Discovering that a driver has been convicted of a motoring offence can, as a result, be incredibly frustrating. Furthermore, some employees hide their convictions from employers. To avoid this, fleets can use our licence checking service.

Preventable Breakdowns cost Small Fleets a Staggering £3,500 Every Year

Posted: Friday 17 June 2016

According to new research by RAC Business, small businesses in the UK are experiencing serious downtime issues with fleet vehicles.

What Does Brexit Mean For Motorists?

Posted: Wednesday 15 June 2016

The British electorate's momentous decision to vote to leave political union with Europe has caused shockwaves across the continent, and left the British economy in a state of uncertainty. Amongst all the debates, little has been made of what Brexit could mean for the average British motorist. British motorists' experience of driving abroad is expected to change in a myriad of ways.

Plan, Do, Check, Act: A Health and Safety Approach to Licence Checking

Posted: Friday 10 June 2016

Employers have a Duty of Care under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) (2) to ensure as far as is reasonably practical the health, safety and wellbeing of employees at work and anybody who allows someone to drive for work purposes must ensure that they are legally entitled to do so. As a result, licence checking is an invaluable service for all fleet operators.

Is it Possible to Check Foreign Driver Licences?

Posted: Friday 03 June 2016

If you employ or contract foreign drivers for your fleet, it is important to check their licences. Employing somebody who is not able to drive legally in the United Kingdom is an offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988.

Top Tips For Keeping Your Driver's Licences Clean

Posted: Wednesday 01 June 2016

The average fleet driver will rack up 50,000 miles in a year in their job, and no matter how good and careful one is, it is still easy to fall foul of the law and have a clean licence tainted with a penalty, endorsement or conviction. Keeping fleet driver's licences clean is - for the most part - down to the driver although there are things that you can do as a fleet operator to help your drivers stay within the law and maintain their perfect driver's licence:

How Often Should I Check Fleet Driver Licences?

Posted: Friday 27 May 2016

We recommend that you check your fleet driver licences frequently – as often as once a month, to ensure that drivers have not picked up any points or penalties whilst working.

Making the Case for Electric Vehicles in Fleets

Posted: Friday 20 May 2016

The British Government has set one of the most ambitious and challenging carbon targets in the world – to reduce greenhouse emissions by 50 per cent between 2023 to 2027.

Should the National Speed Limit Be Increased?

Posted: Friday 13 May 2016

The National Speed Limit of 70 mph was introduced on 22nd December 1965 for unrestricted roads and motorways. It was only supposed to be a temporary measure - in response to the high number of deaths on unrestricted roads - however it was made permanent by 1967 after research showed casualties had been cut by 20 per cent. Then in 1977, that same limit was introduced for cars and motorcycles on dual carriageways.