Posted: Monday 02 May 2016
Last year, the DVLA announced plans to close its overnight licence checking system known as the Electronic Driver Entitlement Checking Service (EDECS) in favour of a real-time Access to Driver Data (ADD) system.
Posted: Monday 25 April 2016
For the first time since July 2015, the cost of petrol went up last month, which could spell the end of recent 'good times' for fleet operators and drivers. According to industry experts, the 3.4p per litre (ppl) rise in average pump prices to 105p was on account of oil reaching US$40 a barrel for the first time since early December 2015.
Posted: Monday 18 April 2016
On account of the growing uncertainty surrounding salary sacrifice, there has been a spike in interest among employers looking to set-up affinity car schemes according to providers like Alphabet.
Posted: Monday 11 April 2016
Seeing as the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne failed to reveal Benefit-in-Kind rates for 2020/21 in his latest budget, fleets are facing the prospect of ordering company cars 'blind' without knowing how much tax they will need to pay.
Posted: Friday 08 April 2016
Despite the fact George Osborne froze fuel duty for the sixth year in a row with his recent Budget, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) wrote to the Chancellor before this announcement to ask for a reduction, as it would make an important contribution towards protecting the UK economy.
Posted: Friday 01 April 2016
According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), five motorists have been caught driving at over 100mph on 30mph and 40mph roads in England. A further two were caught travelling at more than 70mph in areas with the same speed limit, which tend to be residential.
Posted: Friday 25 March 2016
In 2013, the DVLA introduced a new design to the photocard driving licence in order to comply with EU rules. Even though these changes aimed to clarify category entitlements as well as valid to and from dates, they actually caused a great deal of confusion instead.
Posted: Friday 18 March 2016
You've no doubt heard of driverless cars, but what about driverless lorries? Well, the Department for Transport (DfT) has unveiled plans to test driverless 'HGV platoons,' which would enable vehicles to move in a group and as a result, use less fuel.
Posted: Friday 11 March 2016
In years gone by, fleet operators would need to collect, manually check, and store paper copies of their employee's driving licences. This required a great deal of effort and resources from an administrative point of view and wasn't exactly very efficient either.
Posted: Thursday 11 February 2016
If one of your fleet vehicles is involved in an accident, not only must you pay for the necessary repairs, higher insurance premiums and possible third-party compensation, you will also need to recoup the costs of any downtime.