Supplier Insights

Operational advice for fleet professionals operating in the 'Essential Fleet Services" sector.
Modern fleet professionals rely on partnerships with expert suppliers to ensure that fleets are fit-for-purpose and that they meet the most stringent standards in health & safety, efficiency and legal compliance. Suppliers are also the key to adopting technologies that drive down costs and help meet demanding decarbonisation targets.
Here are the full stories on a number of the most valued suppliers and solution providers.

Remote fleet management made easy with innovative telematics solutions

There’s no doubt that the past couple of years have had an impact on fleet management – with challenges brought about by pandemic and...

Avoiding un-planned Vehicle Off-Road (VOR) time

In issue 5 (22) of Essential Fleet Manager caught up with Mark Migliaccio, founder of The Car Key People, to talk about how best...

First Hydrogen Agrees UK Fleet Trials with Major Fleet Consortium 

First Hydrogen, the developer of zero emissions vehicles and green hydrogen production, is collaborating with the AHFC (the UK Aggregated Hydrogen Freight Consortium). The announcement coincides...

Interview: First Hydrogen

The future for Hydrogen powered fleets Mark Cheadle, Publisher at Essential Fleet Group Ltd. talks with Allan Rushforth, Chief Commercial Officer at First Hydrogen about...

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...

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...

Fleet Graphics and Branding

Founded 31 years ago by Graeme Smith, GRS Fleet Graphics has evolved into a leading supplier of Fleet Graphics and Branding solutions to many...

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....

How to slash fuel costs and reduce roadside emissions to ZERO

Electric vehicles are one thing – but what about powering tools and equipment? We all know that by 2030, our fleets will need to be...

Driver monitoring doesn’t have to be invasive

The idea that businesses can improve efficiency through data collection is as old as the production line. However, monitoring individual employees – tracking their...

The rise of sustainability reporting and how fleet managers can simplify...

Fleet managers are being urged to look at the accuracy and efficiency of their carbon and sustainability reporting, with both mandated and voluntary reporting...

What can businesses do to address their HGV driver shortages?

By Debi Bell, Head of HR Services of Lanes Group Over the last few months, HGV driver shortages have become an unfortunate and troubling reality...

Supplier Insight: Van Security

Established in 2003, Locks 4 Vans is an award-winning supplier of aftermarket vehicle security solutions. Many of the UK’s largest fleet operators have come...

Supplier Insight: A guide to commercial dashcams

Crash-for-cash scams have long been a major concern for fleet operators. Data analysis from the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) revealed that of the 2.7...

Supplier Insight – Lone Worker Protection

Q&A with Naz Dossa, CEO of Peoplesafe There are many thousands of drivers in the UK, operating alone who face considerable dangers every day, so...

Supplier Insight: Hassel free vehicle key replacement

The loss of a key or its failure can cause huge inconvenience, stress and cost for any individual, but when this situation affects...

Supplier Insight: Minimising the disruption of the incident repair process

However thorough a Fleet Manager is in ensuring that vehicles are properly managed and maintained, there will be from time to time roadside incidents...

Supplier Insight: Hydrogen

Exclusive interview with Mark Griffin – BOC’s Hydrogen Market & Business Development Manager   What applications are there for Hydrogen use within the transport sector? We can...