Fleet News

Why Your Fleet Should Be Doing Quarterly Licence Checks

Posted: Wednesday 10 February 2016

Despite the fact most organisations, including those with vocational fleets, currently carry out driver licence checks on an annual or bi-annual basis, the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) is calling for fleet managers to perform this duty more regularly.

Tougher Fines Inbound for Fleets Convicted Over Safety Failings

Posted: Wednesday 03 February 2016

As of 1st February 2015, new sentencing guidelines came into force for employers convicted under Corporate Manslaughter as well as Health and Safety legislation. Regardless of when the offence actually took place, tougher fines will be handed out to any case heard on or after this date.

The £1,000 Fine Fleet Drivers Face For Not Paying the DVLA £14

Posted: Friday 15 January 2016

Despite the fact drivers under 70 in the UK must renew their photocard licence every 10 years, the DVLA will remind you before your current licence expires just in case you are a bit forgetful.

The Risks Of Non-Compliance With Licence Checking

Posted: Wednesday 13 January 2016

At Fleet Licence Check, we can provide businesses with an electronic driving licence testing and validation facility using DVLA sourced data. With the ability to check penalty points, convictions and endorsements, category entitlement, revoked licenses as well as wrong addresses and expired photocards, our service gives business owners and managers peace of mind that a person's license is genuine.

Department for Transport Unveils Proposals to Improve Road Safety in 2016

Posted: Monday 11 January 2016

In an attempt to reduce the number of accidents and injuries on UK roads, the Department for Transport (DfT) recently unveiled a range of new safety proposals. Measures set out in the government's "Working together to build a safer road system: British road safety statement," are specifically concerned with helping learners and punishing dangerous drivers.

10% of All Stolen Vehicles Are Company-Owned

Posted: Saturday 09 January 2016

According to new data from APU, one in 10 of all stolen vehicles in the UK are company owned. Of all vehicle crime across the country, data recorded from 43 of the 45 police forces reported an estimated 565,000 cases of theft and taking without consent (TWOC). However, a total of 6,100 or 10.8 per cent involved commercially owned vehicles.

You Can Learn a Lot About Your Drivers with the DVLA

Posted: Thursday 07 January 2016

Penalty points and other traffic endorsements are something that fleet operators should take very seriously when reviewing their drivers.

The Important Bits For Motorists From The Autumn Statement

Posted: Monday 28 December 2015

Although the headlines surrounding this year's Autumn Statement were dominated by the decision to scrap tax credit cuts, there were plenty of other announcements that could have a dramatic impact on the cost of motoring too. So, in case you missed it, here are the most important bits.

Is Speed Limiter Removal Worth It For Fleets?

Posted: Monday 21 December 2015

Although initially developed to improve safety and reduce the chances of being involved in an accident, speed limiters have been proven to deliver additional advantages too. By controlling the top speed of a commercial vehicle, fleet operators can enjoy a significantly cheaper fuel bill, which also affords environmental benefits too.

£500 - The Annual Fuel Saving Fleets Require to Switch to EVs

Posted: Thursday 12 November 2015

In spite of the benefits that eco-friendly models bring, fleet managers are reluctant to switch their existing fleets to electric vehicles or hybrids unless they can guarantee an average fuel saving of £483 per car according to recent research.