Fleet News

What You Need To Know About The DVLA's Real-Time Driver Licence Checking System

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.

'Good Times' Over for Fleet Drivers as Cost of Fuel Increases

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.

Concerns Raised Over Fleet Affinity Schemes For Employees

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.

Chancellor's BIK Rate Silence Forcing Fleets to Order Company Cars 'Blind'

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.

FTA Weighs into Fuel Duty Debate with Chancellor

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.

Five Drivers Caught At Over 100mph in 30 and 40 Zones in 2015-16

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.

Driving With An Expired Photo On A Licence Is Not An ENdorsable Offence - But It Isn't Recommended

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.

Driver-Less Lorries To Be Trialled Soon On Motorways - Should Fleet Drivers Be Worried?

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.

How Accurate is Digital Licence Checking?

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.

Could Regular Eyesight Checks Save Fleets Money?

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.