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Fuel app helps save on diesel and petrol costs

By |2022-06-14T11:59:44+01:00June 15th, 2022|Van management, Van News|

The app which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play store allows users to locate their nearest Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s petrol stations simply by entering a postcode. Additionally, the app, which is available for both Apple and Android services, also lets users see the latest fuel prices which are based on fuelGenie customer purchases at petrol stations – ultimately helping them to save at the pump.

Record pump prices mean fleet focus on fuel must be maintained

By |2022-05-23T10:54:54+01:00May 23rd, 2022|Van management, Van News|

The fuel duty reduction caused a short term fall in pump prices but they are now back above previous highs, showing that upwards pressure remains. Further help from the Government seems unlikely in the short term at least, so it is very much down to fleets to keep pursuing fuel fundamentals.

UK Fuels announces 100% carbon offsetting scheme for fleet operators

By |2022-04-11T10:13:47+01:00April 11th, 2022|Van management, Van News|

Company has partnered with UK-government endorsed carbon offsetting company Forest Carbon to invest in renewable energy projects. Businesses which take up the new service can reduce their carbon footprint and support their social and environmental responsibilities, while avoiding the risk of wasted investment in ineffective offsetting schemes.

Total Motion launches all-inclusive fleet management solution

By |2022-03-30T10:19:50+01:00March 30th, 2022|Van management, Van News|

From just £10 a month, Fleetiful guarantees one point of contact and one monthly invoice for all fleet spend, and the format makes it more competitive than using multiple suppliers or brokers, as well as making a business easier to run. It is also more cost effective than a business buying or creating its own software, setting its own fuel supply / card deal, having multiple administrative and support suppliers, and setting up and managing its own telematics deals.

Fleets should use 2022 to plan for eLCV switch

By |2021-12-15T10:38:01+00:00December 15th, 2021|Van management, Van News|

General findings so far are that eLCV adoption is probably going to be trickier for many than cars – but it’s easily possible with a plan and starting the process of getting vehicle orders placed. We’re already seeing a situation where electric car whole life costs are comparable, or in some cases more favourable, than ICE vehicles, but this is not currently not as clear for van fleets.

Improve the security of your van

By |2017-10-06T15:56:25+01:00October 6th, 2017|Guest blog, Van News, Van Security|

LIGHT commercial vehicle ownership has improved vastly in the last 10 years, with the changing trends towards home comforts and a soaring demand for same-day delivery in the home shopping market but it's essential to ensure the security of your van. LCV’s are comparatively diverse to Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) and the features that come with these vehicles are more [...]

13 techniques to keep your fuel bill low

By |2017-09-22T16:27:33+01:00September 22nd, 2017|Driving advice, Guest blog, Van Advice|

IF your business involves a lot of driving, you’ll know just how infuriating it can be to see your various costs totted up at the end of the month. Between purchase costs and repairs, insurance, tax, and your fuel bill, it’s expensive to keep a van on the road. Chances are, you’re also feeling a little guilty about the toll [...]

Fleet rolls out connected cameras after van impact captured

By |2017-08-31T14:07:21+01:00August 31st, 2017|Telematics, Van Insurance, Van News|

BRUCE'S Doggy Day Care is rolling out a connected vehicle camera solution across its fleet after footage of a serious collision involving one of its vans was captured during a trial of Intelligent Telematic’s 3G devices. The IT1000 vehicle camera recorded the moment another van jumped a red light and crashed into the company’s van as it joined the A3 in [...]

Conducting driving licence checks

By |2017-06-01T15:21:23+01:00June 1st, 2017|Driving licences, Van Law, Van management, Van News|

IF someone needs to drive in the course of their work or wants to hire a vehicle conducting driving licence checks is imperative for employers and hirers for the legal entitlement to drive the appropriate vehicles, and for penalty points and any disqualifications. Driving licence checks also need to be carried out if you want to hire a van or minibus - and [...]

Dashcam video saved an innocent van driver £16,000

By |2017-03-23T13:41:47+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Telematics, Van Insurance, Van News|

A COMPANY avoided a £16,000 insurance nightmare after the driver’s VisionTrack 3G dashcam video proved he was the innocent victim of a motorist jumping a red light. The footage showed the Ford Transit going through a green light at a junction in Sydenham, South London. Seconds later, the Transit was in collision with a Nissan Note coming from the opposite direction [...]

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