The Fleet News website has been through the biggest transformation in its 15-year history.
The new site is packed with features and tools providing you with everything you need to run an efficient and effective fleet operation.
The latest news – with added spice
News is vital for keeping fleets up to date with all the latest developments. But it’s about more than simply reporting the headlines – the news section on the new website will delve deeper, bringing you real insight and knowledge. We will answer the key questions: what does this mean for me and what should I do about it? Links will take you to other parts of the website to provide further advice about how to implement change.
Key sections: All news, automotive industry, tax and legislation, new cars and vans, risk management, research and benchmarking, environment
Best practice – fleet case studies
Fleet News is the perfect conduit for sharing best practice through its networking events and via case studies in print and on the website.
Find out what other leading fleets think of the challenges facing their operations and how they are tackling the big issues. Learn from their successes and their mistakes, understand how to effect change within your organisation, how to win the backing of drivers and management.
Key sections: general fleet management, environment, training, grey fleet, fuel management, safety, small fleets
Fleet operations – be more effective
Created to mirror the day-to-day running of a fleet, the fleet operations section of the website is packed with advice, guidance and best practice on the key aspects of fleet management.
Expert advice pulled from a variety of sources, blogs from respected fleet pundits and insight into the topics that matter to you will provide crucial knowledge to experienced and new fleet operators alike.
Key sections: fleet strategy and managing drivers, health and safety, accident management, grey fleet, remarketing, risk management, training and fleet case studies.
Legal – advice to keep you out of trouble
Fleet operators are faced with a wide range of legislation, from health and safety and corporate manslaughter to mobile phone use, smoking in cars and general road rules.
Fleet News’s legal section will keep you up to date with all the current legislation affecting fleets, with guidance on what it means to you and advice on how you need to react. It will also keep you abreast of forthcoming legislation and consultation notices so you are prepared for future law changes.
Key sections: legislation, best practice, advice, fact sheets
Car tax calculator – the cost to fleet and driver
No longer do you have to spend time calculating costs for every driver request – the Car Tax Calculator puts this information at your finger tips. Work out how much every model will cost your drivers in benefit-in-kind tax, plus how much it will cost your company to run.
Simply select the manufacturer, model and derivative and the calculator does the rest.
Key calculations: For drivers – benefit-in-kind tax for 20% and 40% payers; for fleets – Class 1A National Insurance, running costs (SMR costs, depreciation and fuel costs) and RVs.
Fleet costs – packed with essential tools
Want to know how much a car will cost to run over its life cycle? Or how fuel costs on one model compare to another? How do you calculate a vehicle’s whole-life costs?
All these questions and more are answered in the Fleet Costs section of the website. Key calculators enable you to better manage your fleet, while expert opinion and advice provide guidance on minimising your biggest fleet overheads.
Key sections: funding and leasing, fuel costs, running costs, insurance, SMR, tax, residual values, whole-life costs.
And there will be more...
Planned developments to the site that you can expect to see soon include
Replacement cycles - Find out the optimum time to replace each model in your fleet.
Fleet management software - Take advantage of our basic software package to run your fleet more efficiently.
Licence checking - Free tracking service plus helpdesk for company drivers and grey fleet drivers.
Mileage capture - Capture business mileage to improve efficiencies and tackle grey fleet drivers.
CO2 calculator/emissions offsetting - Compare emissions and find out what’s required to offset your carbon output.
You can also now follow Fleet News on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news and gossip: Twitter: @_FleetNews