Saturday, June 25, 2022

For Fleet and Transport Professionals

Welcome to Essential Fleet Operator. As a fleet professional working in the Essential Services Fleet Sector you will find the latest fleet Industry news, operational advice and fleet best practice guidance.

As a sector you need to comply with strict legal and Health & Safety vehicle compliance standards, manage driver risk and meet environmental objectives and as well as achieve financial efficiency whilst delivering Essential Services throughout the UK.

Keep up-to-date by reading Essential Fleet Operator together with Essential Fleet Manager Magazine for the latest Essential Fleet industry related news and advice.

The Essential Fleet Sector includes: Public Sector Fleets, Housing Association fleets, Utility Fleets and Infrastructure fleets.

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News from across the essential fleet sector

M&Y Maintenance and Construction reveals first electric vehicles

M&Y Maintenance and Construction, one of the North West’s leading providers of construction and maintenance services, has welcomed its first electric vehicles as it...

Octopus Electric Vehicles helps over 1,500 UK businesses switch staff to electric cars

Octopus Electric Vehicles, the EV leasing business from the Octopus Energy Group, has hit a milestone of over 1,500 companies joining its salary sacrifice...

Supplier News

BJ Waters commissions a pair of ‘fit for purpose’ Mercedes-Benz Actros

Bulk tipping and hazardous load specialist BJ Waters is running two new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units with resilient steel bumpers and raised ride heights...

Significantly bigger truck sales volumes, with enhanced dealer support, as Isuzu ramps up its UK truck operation

With Isuzu Truck UK now in a very strong position after celebrating its 25th consecutive year in the UK, the truck manufacturer is embarking...

Fleets in Focus

Fleet in Focus: City of York Council

With pre-Roman origins, York is one of the most historic cities in Europe. Today, the main city and surrounding areas has a population of...

Fleet in Focus: Platform Housing Group

Platform Housing Group is one of the largest providers of social housing in the Midlands. With 45,000 homes and 120,000 customers spread between the...

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Industry News

International Women in Engineering Day – Five steps to help women succeed in drainage jobs

Recruitment of female staff in drainage industry roles continues to lag behind - but five key steps can help generate significant progress in welcoming...

See vehicle innovation and technology at The Emergency Services Show

The Emergency Services Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 21 and 22 September 2022, showcasing how technology and innovation are transforming emergency response...

Supplier Insights

It’s a new era for mental health at work – but out on the road, are drivers being forgotten about?

By Chris Black, Commercial Director at vehicle leasing experts LeasePlan UK   We all know that feeling: the sense of gloom that builds inside as you join a...

Contract hire – The ideal route to electric refuse collection fleets?

Local Authority vehicle and workshop partner Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) recently announced that it is to become the first company to provide a...

Electrifying fleets – preparing for the inevitable

Fleet operators are key to driving electric vehicle adoption if the Government’s target of all new car sales being zero emission by 2040 is...

Passenger Cars

New Vauxhall Grandland introduces several new technologies to the segment

The New Vauxhall Grandland has new technologies, lower pricing, and a range of efficient petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains. It is available in...

Vauxhall’s new simplified version line-up of the Corsa and Mokka

Vauxhall has updated both the Corsa and Mokka model ranges by introducing its new simplified version line-up - making two of its most popular...

Jeep Renegade and Compass now available with all new e-Hybrid powertrain

Jeep has announced the introduction of new e-Hybrid (MHEV) versions of Renegade and Compass. Offering an enhancement to the electrified ranges of both models,...

Commercial Vehicles

Significantly bigger truck sales volumes, with enhanced dealer support, as Isuzu ramps up its UK truck operation

With Isuzu Truck UK now in a very strong position after celebrating its 25th consecutive year in the UK, the truck manufacturer is embarking...

New safety system to protect cyclists and pedestrians

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new safety system to detect other road users entering the blind spot on both sides of the truck. In busy...

Volkswagen Multivan – flexible interior, connected services, and advanced technology

The Volkswagen Multivan is the replacement for the current Caravelle, and features a fresh design, more flexible interior, improved connectivity, and, for the first...