• Case Study – Stannah

    Fact File Organisation name: Stannah Group information systems director: Martin Carter Vehicle details: 410 light commercial vehicles; 290 company cars. Business: Stannah is a British family-run global business with a turnover in excess of £210 million, employing 1,700 people working in the UK plus subsidiaries. Fifth-generation members of the Stannah family now manage the company, […]
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  • Company car optional extra strategies to change with arrival of WLTP

    Fleet and vehicle manufacturer strategies on company car optional extras are expected to be reconsidered with the introduction of the new vehicle emissions and MPG test procedure, known as the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). Until now, vehicle options have not impacted the defined carbon dioxide (CO2) levels of cars with the exception […]
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  • Scotland to phase out new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 – eight years before rest of UK

    Scotland plans to phase out new petrol and diesel cars by 2032, eight years earlier than under proposals recently set out by the London government, as part of a move to a low carbon economy. The announcement came as the Scottish Government unveiled a string of low carbon initiatives, including in the vehicle sector, which […]
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  • FIAG looks to the future of fleet at 2017 autumn workshop

    The future composition and fuel of choice of Britain’s company car fleets as well as how to more effectively manage drivers and journeys will be the focus at the autumn 2017 workshop hosted by the Fleet Industry Advisory Group (FIAG). Round table debate at the event on Thursday, October 19, 2017 sponsored by driver risk […]
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  • Partnership approach delivers major maintenance cost savings for Stannah

    Robust management of fleet maintenance costs across the van fleet operated by Stannah has delivered a saving of more than £100,000 despite a 32% increase in the number of vehicles operated. Stannah, the UK’s leading independent supplier of lift products supplying goods as diverse as loading systems, service lifts, platform lifts, homelifts and stairlifts, outsources […]
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  • Fleets fail to undertake vehicle safety checks, but FSGB app does the job!

    Driver influenced costs are the single largest drain on a company’s in-life fleet car and van expenditure, but a quarter of UK businesses do not conduct regular safety checks on vehicles used for business purposes, according to new research. Therefore, improving driver performance is the key to keeping costs under control, which is why Fleet […]
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  • Sales of new petrol and diesel cars to be banned by 2040: where’s the news in that?

    National TV, radio and press headlines screamed “new petrol and diesel cars banned from Britain’s roads by 2040”, as the government published its plan to improve urban air quality and simultaneously reduce emissions from transport. But industry experts could be forgiven for telling journalists that wrote such ‘electrifying’ and apparently headline-grabbing stories: “Where have you […]
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  • Fleets to cut costs with free Severn Crossings from 2018 as tolls are axed

    Tolls on the Severn Crossings are to be abolished at the end 2018, the government has announced. The bridges are used by more than 25 million vehicles each year, saving significant travel time and distance for commuters and drivers using the M4 motorway. However, said the government the tolls on both Severn Crossings were viewed […]
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  • Post-Brexit tariffs and other trade barriers could add 10% to UK car servicing bills

    Fleet service, maintenance and repair (SMR) bills could rise by 10% after Brexit if no trade deal is reached between the UK and the European Union, it is claimed. A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows that the UK’s collective car repair bill could rise by more than […]
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  • Government plans changes to driving licence, ‘O’ Licence and MoT rules to encourage electric van demand

    New government measures are afoot to further encourage demand for electric vans with registrations presently at a miniscule level. The government has launched a consultation that includes proposals to: Increase the weight limit of alternatively-fuelled vans that can be driven on a category B driving licence in the UK Exempt certain alternatively-fuelled vans from goods […]
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