Monday, February 26, 2024

Operational Advice

Operational advice for fleet professionals operating in the 'Essential Fleet Services" sector.

SME’s must focus on safety when equipping fleet vehicles 

As overloading tops DVSA list of van driver offences, posing a risk to drivers and other road users   www.venson.com With the latest figures from the...

Venson issues duty of care warning to fleet managers

A third of grey fleet drivers say their employer has never checked their driving licence, MOT or insurance policy Over a third of employees who...

Mitigating Fleet Operational Road Risk

Keep your fleet moving this winter with our top tips As we move into winter, fleet and transport managers within the ‘Essential Services’ sector face...

Meeting the challenges of winter conditions

All Fleet and Transport professionals must predict and prepare for the challenges that are presented by the winter months. When vehicles are often operating...

Vehicle Sacrifice Car Schemes

Essential Fleet Manager recently spoke with Alison Argall, business development director at Tusker, part of Lloyds Banking Group to find out more about Vehicle...

Minimising Vehicle Off Road (VOR) time

Regular servicing, maintenance and repair is the most important method of reducing vehicle downtime. All fleet operators face the inevitable prospect of VOR time. The...

Reducing risk – stay compliant with good tyre management

As a fleet or transport manager you have a duty of care to ensure your drivers are provided with a safe working environment, which...

Overloading: Understanding your van’s limits

It is a offence to exceed a vehicle’s maximum permissible weight limit by overloading. The impact of doing so not only carries penalties for...

Safe Loading

By: Mark Cartwright, Head of Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention at National Highways Insecure loads are an immediate threat to the road-using public, the driver and...

It’s a new era for mental health at work – but...

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...

Van driver’s daily walkaround check

Daily vehicle checks are an easy and effective way to ensure drivers are as safe as they can possibly be out on the road....
Cars

Company Vehicle Policy – a legal requirement

New research from LeasePlan UK has found that whilst the vast majority of those who manage their business’s fleet are aware that a company...

Hydrogen for transport ticks the zero-emission boxes – but where to...

By: BOC Clean Fuels Team In its recent publication ‘Bus Back Better: National Bus Strategy for England’, the government made clear that it expects: “all...

Tipping your weigh to the future of weighing– the benefits of...

Our daily lives are ever evolving, constantly adapting to new, technological ways of life, and as a result, so is the vehicle weighing industry. In...

Weighing up the winter tyre dilemma with Micheldever

  Martin Towers, Sales Director for Micheldever Fleet, discusses winter driving and why tyre choices faced by fleet operators go beyond whether to just fit...

Mul-T-Lock hits the brakes on the rise of vehicle thefts

Last year saw vehicle thefts rise by a staggering 50% in the UK, and again by a further 20% so far this year –...

Operation advice: Restrain yourself!

By: Steve Rounds & Associates Ltd  Without a doubt, the most asked about subject area in our line of work as road transport consultants over...

Five point plan to avoid end of lease contract charges

DMN Logistics has launched a five-point plan to help drivers avoid any end-of-contract charges when returning their Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) or Personal Contract...

Minimising vehicle downtime

All fleet operators face the inevitable prospect of Vehicle Downtime. The larger and more diverse the fleet, the more complex the issue and across...

Top tips to maximise range

The Government has said that the transition to electric vehicles will need to be led by industry and consumers, and that a shift away...
Cars

London Ultra-Low Emission Zone – help and advice

An Ultra Low Emission Zone( ULEZ) is a defined area within which all vehicles will have to meet strict emission requirements or face a...

Don’t be a victim of crime – look after your...

There are people who just want to admire your car as they pass by, they may even glance inside for a look at the...
Motorway driving

Motorway breakdown – staying safe and getting help

Motorways are one of the safest places to drive, but if you do feel your vehicle is breaking down or in need of a...
Fleet Budget

Defending your fleet budget

A major part of the job description in fleet management is to control budgets. For example, in a recent job post with a major...