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All the latest news on managing business cars, from vehicle financing, maintenance, telematics (tracking and diagnostics), driver management, speed management, fuel management and health and safety management for SMEs with company cars and small fleets

What is fleet management?

By |2016-04-12T15:51:58+01:00April 12th, 2016|Contract hire and leasing, SME business motoring and fleet management|

OUTSOURCING: it’s a familiar business practice.  Non-core activities are delegated to an outside specialist. Internal resources are focused on the business's key operation. Which is exactly the idea behind fleet management. Instead of trying to run a car fleet yourself, you appoint a specialist to do it for you. And benefit from their expertise. It’s particularly useful for a small business running [...]

Top 10 fleet car management tips for SMEs

By |2017-11-20T12:31:02+00:00August 3rd, 2015|Contract hire and leasing, SME business motoring and fleet management|

PAUL Brown, owner and managing director of Wakefield-based short term vehicle leasing company Cars on Demand – that also incorporates supercar hire company Supercars on Demand – believes in providing UK SMEs with sound, practical advice on fleet car management. His experience stems from spending a number of years working for a large corporate rental company, where Paul spotted an [...]

How to maximise the value of your company cars when you sell

By |2017-11-20T12:30:31+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Contract hire and leasing, SME business motoring and fleet management|

CD Auction Group are no strangers when it comes to moving vehicles on; in fact, fleets across the country with between 100 and 500 cars and commercials are trusting them to dispose of their company vehicles when it is time for them to go. CD Auction Group specialise in remarketing vehicles to a wide range of buyers, via their unique [...]

Have a fleet department – without the cost

By |2017-11-20T12:30:25+00:00June 17th, 2015|Contract hire and leasing, SME business motoring and fleet management|

What would fleet management do for my business? Ensure you are Duty of Care compliant Monitor vehicle tax, MoTs, servicing, fuel costs Breakdown cover Access to 24-hour accident management cover One-number helpline for drivers Discounted vehicle supply Discounted vehicle rental Discounted garage servicing Low-cost windscreen, glass and tyre repairs HOW often does a family car’s MoT or VED renewal catch [...]

Add Seal beats the tyre let down

By |2017-11-20T12:30:15+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Contract hire and leasing, Maintenance, SME business motoring and fleet management|

The only thing you can guarantee about a puncture in these days when a spare wheel is an increasing rarity is that it will come at the wrong time, in the wrong place – and carry the substantial risk of a big bill. Whether it’s on your car, van, trailer or even your wheelbarrow, it is going to delay you [...]

How to simplify your company vehicle fuel management online

By |2017-11-20T12:29:45+00:00April 21st, 2015|Contract hire and leasing, SME business motoring and fleet management|

ADMINISTRATION issues for SMEs surrounding the reclamation of fuel expenses are a real headache when claims and receipts are involved. Of course, they all need to be submitted and checked manually, which is not only labour intensive for the employer, but also a time consuming task for the driver. fuelGenie offers a solution to this problem, with an innovative online [...]

How to save time and money with CD Fleet Services online company vehicle auction

By |2017-11-20T12:29:10+00:00March 25th, 2015|Contract hire and leasing, SME business motoring and fleet management|

Andy Brown managing director of the CD Auction Group announces the new division 4 easy steps to selling with CD Fleet Services Vehicles collected Refurbishment & appraisal Marketing Online auction CD Auction Group has created a new trading division dedicated to looking after the needs of leasing and contract hire customers. CD Fleet Services will have three key [...]

How to save 3 pence per litre on company diesel

By |2017-11-20T12:28:39+00:00March 18th, 2015|Contract hire and leasing, SME business motoring and fleet management|

fuelGenie can save you money and earn you loyalty points at the same time IT may seem to be a bold headline, but saving fuel for UK businesses is what fuelGenie is all about. fuelGenie provides companies with cards for their drivers to use when filling up at any Morrisons or Tesco forecourts across the country, which is [...]

New Skoda Fabia offers basic telematics SmartGate package

By |2017-11-20T12:28:10+00:00February 2nd, 2015|Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, News, SME business motoring and fleet management|

Smartgate talks to your smartphone to offer simple telematics Skoda Fabia SmartGate New Fabia comes with an optional new SmartGate function Enables display, storage and use of selected vehicle data on Apple iOS and Android smartphones Drive app can show a driver how efficient their driving has been on any given trip An MFA Pro app lets users [...]

How to maximise your car selling price online

By |2017-11-20T12:27:25+00:00December 17th, 2014|Contract hire and leasing, SME business motoring and fleet management|

Summer breeze - Sell a convertible or a fun sports car in the winter and you'll feel an icy chill on your investment It is not a new concept to sell your cars online to a company that specialises in providing you with an offer price based on your vehicle details. However, there is one key factor that [...]

Dealing with winter company car and small fleet management

By |2017-11-20T12:27:22+00:00December 15th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, News, SME business motoring and fleet management|

Providing transport for staff is one way to failsafe against drinking and driving problems Do you have a policy in place to manage your company car fleet over winter and the Christmas period? Surprisingly, few SMEs do, despite the duty of care issue. Tyre maintenance It is essential that tyres are checked regularly, especially in the winter season. [...]

So just what are whole life costs?

By |2017-11-20T12:27:14+00:00December 8th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, News, SME business motoring and fleet management|

Colin Tourick the serial author on business cars has published multiple books on the subject WHOLE life costs. Have you ever had that term thrown at you? (And not understood what it means?) No doubt you have – and there will be plenty others like you too. But live life in the dark no more. The book shows [...]

Audi ‘shared fleet’ option for SMEs launched in Berlin

By |2017-11-20T12:26:55+00:00November 10th, 2014|Car clubs, Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Mobility, Pool cars, SME business motoring and fleet management|

An Audi A1 Sporback, like one of those available in Berlin on a flexible, pay-per-use billing system GERMAN small businesses have been offered a company car solution that shares the fleet between SME companies and even employees on their free time. The car pool service “Audi shared fleet” launched in Berlin promises to offer a free choice of [...]

What’s the best way to manage your small fleet maintenance?

By |2017-11-20T12:26:20+00:00October 1st, 2014|Contract hire and leasing, Maintenance, SME business motoring and fleet management|

Maintenance management  - time consuming and difficult to budget for ONE of the most problematic issues that SME small fleets face when it comes to running their company cars can very often be the management of maintenance. Maintenance management can not only be time-consuming, it can also be difficult to budget for and as a result, can have [...]

Fleet management company goes for online car pooling

By |2017-11-20T12:25:44+00:00August 7th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Contract hire and leasing, News, SME business motoring and fleet management|

ARI has announced it will use CD Auction Group's Pool Fleet Management system WHAT can an SME small fleet learn from a large international fleet management company? Good question. Best practice is one thing – and ARI has just bought into a system to keep its clients on the road by using CD Auction Group’s online Pool Fleet [...]

How maintenance contracts could cut your motoring costs

By |2017-11-20T12:25:25+00:00June 24th, 2014|Contract hire and leasing, Maintenance, SME business motoring and fleet management|

According to a recent study, the highest hourly labour charge was £215 ACCORDING to a a recent study of latest annual garage labour rates by Warranty Wise, this year, the highest hourly UK charge for mechanical work was a shocking £215. Of course, not all garages charge this rate but – rather unsurprisingly – anyone living in the capital [...]

What to do with your unwanted company cars

By |2017-11-20T12:25:04+00:00May 8th, 2014|Contract hire and leasing, Keep it legal, SME business motoring and fleet management|

You've got the new car lined up, but what to do with the old one? YOU’VE leafed through all the brochures, made your decision and picked your chosen colour plus specification for your staffer’s new company car. So far so good. But. And this is the issue for you Mr Business Car Manager, how do you relieve the [...]

RAC Business Club: taking the strain out of running a small fleet

By |2017-11-20T12:24:57+00:00April 23rd, 2014|Contract hire and leasing, SME business motoring and fleet management|

In a small business, running the company cars will nearly always be a sideline to a director's main responsibility. That's where the RAC Business Club comes in LAST month RAC Business Services launched RAC Business Club, a free-to-members 24/7 service for company car and small fleet managers at small to medium enterprises (SMEs). The thinking was simple: SME [...]

Do you understand the risks attached to running a small fleet?

By |2019-02-22T11:33:31+00:00April 15th, 2014|Car news and reviews, Company car and business car reviews, Contract hire and leasing, Keep it legal, News, SME business motoring and fleet management, Volvo Reviews|

Volvo will take part in the 2014 'Trends and Attitudes in Business Driver Safety' survey FAR too many business drivers are risks on the road, and the companies that employ them are doing too little about it. Collisions involving business drivers regularly result in their employers going to court to answer breaches of the Health and Safety at [...]

Case study: outsourcing your business car management

By |2017-11-20T12:24:53+00:00April 9th, 2014|Contract hire and leasing, Keep it legal, SME business motoring and fleet management|

As responsibilities such as duty of care mount, so it gets harder for SMEs without dedicated business car managers to cope. Outsourcing is an increasingly popular solution RUNNING a small fleet of cars and light commercial vehicles is a time-consuming business for an SME. There’s the sourcing  of the company cars or the business vans, and then beyond [...]

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