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Fleet News June issue – now ready to read!

Video introduction from Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers

The June digital edition of Fleet News is now available to read, packed with useful and insightful content for fleet decision-makers, fleet influencers and suppliers and manufacturers across the wider fleet sector.

And it's now mobile responsive. The issue will automatically respond to the device you're viewing on to give you the best response. If you're on mobile the red dot is the contents and the arrows can be used to change pages.

Public and private sector companies tell us about how the coronavirus is affecting their fleets and the actions they are taking to keep vehicles and drivers safe, while minimising costs, in our latest survey. Use it to sense-check your own fleet activity.

Amey group fleet and plant compliance manager Julie Davies and Yodel head of fleet Ian Leonard outline the processes they’ve implemented during lockdown to ensure their organisations can carry on their daily business in a safe and efficient way.

Major car and van manufacturers reveal the measures they are taking to support your businesses, their post Covid-19 recovery plans and the impact coronavirus is having on their electric and mobility investment plans.

They tell us about their hopes for a speedy recovery, and why the roll-out of electric car and van models will continue uninterrupted.

Any fleet considering introducing some of these new electric vehicles to your fleet, should head to the feature on implementing a successful workplace charging network.

Features editor Andrew Ryan takes a look at the number and speed of charge points you’ll need, how to decide where to locate them, the available grants, and whether you should charge drivers for using them.

The cover story this issue features autonomous vehicles and questions perceived wisdom about their ability to eliminate crashes. We ask how safe is safe enough?

News editor Gareth Roberts digs into the recent health and safety prosecution of Renown Consultants, and finds out why the police decided not to pursue a charge of Corporate Manslaughter.

He shows just how hard it is to prove a case of gross negligence, which is required for a successful corporate manslaughter case, even though the judge in this case said there had been serious and systemic failures by the company.

Anyone with an interest in safety and risk management needs to read this article.

Elsewhere, we cast the spotlight on the annual Arval Mobility Observatory research into fleet and mobility trends, which we’ve been given exclusive first access to.

It reveals some interesting trends, including employees’ preferred mobility solutions, whether they are willing to give up their company cars and a worrying gap in risk management policies among many companies – including some of the bigger UK fleets.

Meanwhile, in Commercial Fleet, route planning takes centre stage. It now offers fleets a multitude of benefits beyond just simply reducing cost by improving asset utilisation.

Enjoy the read!

 

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