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Small fleets most at risk from millennium bug

SMALL fleets are most at risk from suffering millennium bug problems - with fewer than 60 days to go before any potential difficulties are likely to appear. As 2000 looms, latest research from the Government's Action 2000 initiative shows 27% of small to medium sized businesses with 10 to 249 staff have yet to take any Y2K action.

In addition, 35% of businesses employing 20 to 99 staff are believed to have done nothing to beat the bug. The warnings have been issued by two of the UK's fleet software companies - Car Fleet Control and Chevin Computer Systems. Derbyshire-based Chevin is giving away free copies of its entry-level fleet management system - RoadBASE easy-Fleet. The offer, designed to assist operators who may be running non-year 2000 compliant software, is running until January 15 next year. The system, aimed at fleets running up to 50 vehicles, is provided on CD and can be installed on to any PC running Windows 95, 98 or NT.

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