Increased connectivity will assist simpler SMR, make it easier for vehicles to know dangers that lie ahead and open a new world of possibilities.
Education and enforcement can be used to make sure employees comply with a company’s requirements.
Running a well-cared for and maintained fleet has many benefits for a company.
Many manufacturers make a number of aftersales promises through fleet charters. But what do they cover? Christopher Smith reports
Some take the telematics combined with rewards route, others feel that ‘stick’ works better than the ‘carrot’ when trying to get drivers to check their vehicles
Fleet managers can use franchised main dealers or independent garages when it comes to service, maintenance and repairs. But should they choose between them or opt for both?
Many vehicles use the additive to comply with the Euro 6 emissions standard, but top-up intervals and costs vary massively. Christopher Smith reports
With fewer moving parts to maintain, fleets could cut their SMR bill by up to 40% by running an EV versus a diesel or petrol car.
Figures show more than a million vans on the road likely to fail Class 7 test
More than three-quarters (77%) of fleets would like to see all manufacturers offer pre-paid service plans, according to a Fleet News poll.
By Jennifer Roubaud, Dataiku's UK and Ireland country manager
By Paul Whitelam, vice president of product marketing at ClickSoftware
By Jeremy Rochfort, national sales manager, Autoglass
Mark Llewellyn, managing director, Revive! UK, says inappropriate use of a smart repair is a major reason why jobs go wrong.
David McPhee, managing director, MB&G, on safeguarding against extraordinary maintenance costs.
Mark Llewellyn, managing director, Revive! says fleet managers neeed to recognise the importance of repairing minor damage.