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Fleet200 overview: Pandemic makes last year's challenges look like a walk in the park

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The following article was published in the September 24 issue of Fleet News. Read the full article.

In the Fleet200 analysis 12 months ago, we laid out all the challenges fleet decision-makers were facing during 2019. Among them were the WLTP emissions testing regime, Brexit, clean air zones and indecision over future benefit-in-kind (BIK) taxation rates. Had there ever been another year like it for market upheaval and uncertainty? we mused.

Well, strike 2019 from the record books; 2020 has plumbed new depths for economic, business and personal crises, as the coronavirus pandemic ripped through the UK fleet sector leaving widespread confusion, financial strife and a workplace revolution in its wake.

Fleet decision-makers, like in 2019 and on countless occasions before, didn’t falter. They picked themselves up, dusted themselves off and set to work introducing new fleet procedures, driver management controls, maintenance scheduling and rigorous utilisation to ensure their operations remained efficient, safe and effective.

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