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Fleet News readers recommend their top suppliers

Fleet News readers have chosen their preferred suppliers in the latest 'Reader Recommended'.

The initiative allows fleets to have  their say about the companies they believe offer the best service.

Through extensive research we can highlight companies which offer the best service from 10 sectors: accident management; breakdown & recovery; contract hire; fleet management; fuel cards; remarketing; rental; SMR; software; and telematics which all received a significant number of recommendations.

Below is the list of every category, with the shortlisted recommended companies.

 To find out more about the recommended companies click on the download pdf link 

 

 


Category: Conversions

Bott

 

 

Bott are honoured to have been named as a Fleet News reader recommended company for the services we offer to businesses of all sizes, include expert design support, van racking, accessories, lighting, power, vehicle graphics and increasingly, solutions for electric vehicles.

Stephen Turner, Bott Sales Director said: “Our primary aim is to understand the operational challenges of our customers and their teams, before delivering compliant, durable vehicle conversion solutions which support operative productivity over the long term. We are therefore absolutely delighted to have been recommended by fleet industry decision makers.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

If we can help you find solutions for your conversion challenges, please call the team on 01530 410600 or email v-sales@bottltd.co.uk

For more information about all the products and services we can provide, including in-vehicle and workshop equipment, please visit www.bottltd.co.uk

Clarks Vehicle Conversions

As a family business established over 30 years, and still leading the way in VCA type approval, it is no wonder that Clarks is the country’s most trusted producer of Welfare Vehicle conversions. Yet that’s not all we provide – Crew Carriers, Racking Systems & Lifestyle Vehicles are all part of our extensive range. We even hold a number of vehicles in stock and ready to get your team mobilised ASAP.                                                                                                                                                   

We invest heavily in making sure our conversions meet the highest safety standards at UK and European levels. All our vehicles go through rigorous quality checks before leaving our Conversion Centre. Support doesn’t stop there, we offer nationwide assistance for up to three years on all our conversions as standard.

To discuss how we can provide the ideal conversion for you, please call 01302 784490 or email sales@cvcltd.co.uk. More information is available at www.van-conversion.co.uk


Category: Driver training

IAM Roadstart

 

IAM RoadSmart is the UK’s leading independent road safety organisation and has been promoting road safety for over 60 years, by focusing on improving driver behaviour. With 70% of UK workplace deaths occurring out on the roads, driving is the riskiest activity that businesses require of their employees, and they are becoming increasingly aware that compliance with H&S legislation extends to ensuring driver safety.

IAM RoadSmart offers on-road driver training via a nationwide network of fleet-registered instuctors, supported by a comprehensive suite of driver risk management services. Our online portal offers licence checking, driver profiling, e-learning and vehicle safety checks in a fully integrated package, making it easy to tailor the process for a perfect fit with your business. Our not-for-profit status enables us to offer these services at highly competitive rates.
 
iamroadsmart.com/business

business@iam.org.uk

0870 120 2910


 


 

Category: EV charging

BP 

BP are committed to providing the best possible offer for our fleet customers, whatever type of fleet they run. BP fleet customers have access to a comprehensive fuels network focussed on quality locations including the largest number of motorway fuel sites in the UK. In addition we provide access to the largest public electric vehicle network in the UK through the BP Fuel & Charge card. Combined with tailored pricing options, time saving online tools and advanced fraud prevention measures, whatever fleet you run we keep your business advancing.

From offering the first mobile payment app in the UK for fuel card customers, to investing in ultra-fast EV charging at BP forecourts and offering broader mobility services through telematics and carbon offsetting we continue to evolve to ensure we meet the needs of businesses.

To find out more about how BP’s fleet solutions can help your business visit www.bpplus.co.uk.


Category: Fleet management

Hitachi Captial Vehicle Solutions

 

 

 

HCVS are more than just a leasing company; we are unique in our total capability to fund, build and manage any asset across any specialism. This makes us an award-winning choice for companies running varied and complex fleets, where an off-the-shelf approach is not fit for purpose.

No other leasing company can provide the level of expertise and experience we have and we believe that expertise should be shared with our customers, in order to help them navigate the complexities of today’s fleet marketplace. We pride ourselves on the trust we’ve built with customers to manage their complex, mission-critical fleets and equipment and can proudly say our legal compliance for all CVs is 100%. 

We are optimising the future of fuel for customers, ensuring they have the right vehicle, with the optimum fuel type to support day-to-day business operations, driving costs and minimising environ­mental impact.

Find out more at: www.hitachicapitalvehiclesolutions.co.uk/corporate-fleets/insights

Fleet Logistics

 

 

 

Fleet Logistics is one of the world’s largest providers of fleet management services, with around 180,000 vehicles across 39 countries.

The efficient running of a fleet covers many complex areas. Our expert teams work with our clients to produce the ideal strategy, manage their fleet supply chain and help them make the right decisions for both their business and their drivers.

We continually add value by providing sustainable solutions which reduce costs and environmental impact; helping our clients plan for their future mobility needs.                                                                                                                                         

Sue Branston, Country Head, UK and Ireland said; “Our collaborative and service-focused culture of excellence delivers cost savings, efficiencies and optimisations through the application of IT, innovation, strategy and control. We enable our clients to achieve their objectives in all areas of their fleet operation.”

For more details please contact:

Sue Branston, Country Head– UK and Ireland

T +44 121 717 1073  I   M +44 (0) 7730 812 509

e: sue.branston@fleetlogistics.com  I:  www.fleetlogistics.com

TÜV SÜD Limited t/a Fleet Logistics, 3500 Parkside, Birmingham Business Park, B37 7YG

www.fleetlogistics.com/en/


Category: Fuel and fuelcard

BP

 

BP are committed to providing the best possible offer for our fleet customers, whatever type of fleet they run. BP fleet customers have access to a comprehensive fuels network focussed on quality locations including the largest number of motorway fuel sites in the UK. In addition we provide access to the largest public electric vehicle network in the UK through the BP Fuel & Charge card. Combined with tailored pricing options, time saving online tools and advanced fraud prevention measures, whatever fleet you run we keep your business advancing.

From offering the first mobile payment app in the UK for fuel card customers, to investing in ultra-fast EV charging at BP forecourts and offering broader mobility services through telematics and carbon offsetting we continue to evolve to ensure we meet the needs of businesses.

To find out more about how BP’s fleet solutions can help your business visit www.bpplus.co.uk.

 

Shell

 

With 55 years of experience, Shell continuously tailors and refines its offering to provide fuel card solutions that help customers make effective decisions on fleet management.

The Shell Fuel Card gives access to high quality fuels through some 3,500 Shell and third-party stations in the UK. Drivers have a simple, cashless solution to settle on and off the road costs such as road tolls and offsetting CO2 emissions.

The card’s new online management system, Shell Fleet Hub, gives managers instant access to fleet insights. From fuel spend updates and journey efficiency data, to 24/7 fraud monitoring, Shell provides the visibility to improve operations and boost fleet productivity.

Dedicated account managers from Shell work closely with customers to understand their business, offering their expertise on solutions to help manage their costs effectively and securely.

To learn about the services Shell Fleet Solutions offer please visit www.shell.co.uk/ /shellfuelcard  

 


Category: Leasing

Alphabet

Alphabet has been serving business fleets and their decision-makers since 1997. Over that time we’ve developed a reputation as a personal, progressive and outstanding business partner.

As such, we are delighted to be recognised by the readers of Fleet News with the ‘Reader Recommends’ Award in 2019. The readers of Fleet News understand the changing needs of professional fleet management, which makes this recognition so special.

Professionals in Fleet, HR, Finance or Procurement today find themselves juggling increasingly complex responsibilities and obligations around business mobility and fleet management in our uncertain modern world.

Amidst this change Alphabet can assist in guiding you through the labyrinth of choices and options. With products like AlphaElectric helping fleets to electrify their vehicles towards Road to Zero, or our corporate car sharing platform, AlphaCity providing mobility-on-demand, Alphabet offer the most comprehensive array of funding options, fleet management and mobility solutions in the market.

www.alphabet.co.uk

 

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions

 

 

 

HCVS are more than just a leasing company; we are unique in our total capability to fund, build and manage any asset across any specialism. This makes us an award-     winning choice for companies running varied and complex fleets, where an off-the-shelf approach is not fit for purpose.                                                                                                     

No other leasing company can provide the level of expertise and experience we have and we believe that expertise should be shared with our customers, in order to help them     navigate the complexities of today’s fleet marketplace. We pride ourselves on the trust we’ve built with customers to manage their complex, mission-critical fleets and equipment and can proudly say our legal compliance for all CVs is 100%.

We are optimising the future of fuel for customers, ensuring they have the right vehicle, with the optimum fuel type to support day-to-day business operations, driving costs and            minimising environ­mental impact.

Find out more at: www.hitachicapitalvehiclesolutions.co.uk/corporate-fleets/insights


Category: Rental

Northgate

Northgate is the UK’s biggest light commercial vehicle rental provider, with a network of 55 branches (most have workshop facilities) and a total fleet size of c.52,000 vehicles - meaning we can provide vehicles in 4 working hours within 25 miles of a branch.

Whether you want to hire one van or 1,000, we can offer flexible or minimum term hire – all with servicing, road-tax, maintenance and breakdown recovery included in one simple monthly cost.

From branding to beacons, racking to roof bars, you can tailor our hire vans to your business needs.

If you currently own your vans, through our ‘We Buy, You Rent’ we will offer a fair market value to help free up capital and offer you fleet flexibility.

We also offer tailored fleet management solutions to meet your business needs.

Find out how Northgate can help your business

Visit northgatevehiclehire.co.uk

Or call 0333 0430 001

 


Category: Software

Chevin 

Chevin Fleet Solutions is a leading, global provider of dedicated fleet management solutions. Its award-winning software, FleetWave, is used in more than 180 countries worldwide to manage in excess of 1.2m vehicles and associated assets.

FleetWave is a web-based system designed to manage and consolidate all fleet-related information into a single system. Used throughout the industry to automate and optimise a number of business-critical functions, it significantly improves operational efficiency, reduce administrative resource, ensure compliance requirements and highlight ongoing cost savings.

Extremely flexible configurations are designed to meet the demands of any operation – from any sector – and the software can also integrate multiple third-party suppliers.

Giving operations the right tools to take control, FleetWave has one of the most comprehensive module offerings available.

To find our more about Chevin’s FleetWave software or arrange a free product demonstration, please call +44 (0)1773 821 992 or e-mail sales@chevinfleet.com. Alternatively, visit us online at www.chevinfleet.com

Jaama

 

 

 

Jaama is the UK’s leading fleet software innovator and continues to push the technological and functionality boundaries to ensure organisations operate at the cutting-edge of data management, operational best practice and compliance.  As a result, Jaama has been named Fleet News’ reader recommended software supplier for 2020.

The company’s multi-award winning, web-based Key2 system is a totally integrated vehicle, asset and driver management solution covering all aspects of fleet management, from acquisition through in-life management to vehicle disposal, compliance and driver performance.

Fleet requirements are becoming increasingly complex, driven by an ever-growing need to control costs and improve efficiencies. Key2 enables those demands to be met at the operational level and management to easily drill into data to access whatever detailed reports are required.

Investment in technology, without doubt, will lead to huge administrative time savings. However, the ability to drill down easily to quickly understand where money is being spent and highlight any compliance irregularities will enable companies to soon reap dividends by acting quickly and making well-informed strategic decisions.

Martin Evans, managing director, said: “Jaama is the industry’s benchmark for quality and innovation and is established as the UK’s most recommended software supplier in the fleet, leasing and hire markets by customers. Winning this accolade from Fleet News further underpins the company’s industry-leading status.”

www.jaama.com

                                                                                              

Fleet News Reader Recommended - the winners

 

Category: Breakdown

The AA

RAC

Category: Conversions

Bott

Clarks

Category: Data

Masternaut

Quartix

Navman

TomTom

Category: Driver training

AA DriveTech

IAM

Category: EV

BP Chargemaster

Podpoint

Category: Fleet management

Alphabet

Hitachi

Fleet Logistics

Lex

Category: Fuel/fuel cards

Allstar

BP

Keyfuels

Shell

Category: Glass

National Windscreens

Autoglass

Auto Windscreens

Category: Insurance

Alliance

Aviva

Axa

Zurich

Category: Leasing

Alphabet

Arval

Hitachi

Lex

ALD

Category: Liveries

Mediafleet

Category: Remarketing

BCA

Manheim

Category: Rental

Europcar

Enterprise

Northgate

Category: SMR

Arnold Clark

KwikFit

Lex Autolease

Category: Software

Jaama

Chevin

Category: Telematics

Masternaut

Quartix

Verizon

Navman

Category: Tyres

KwikFit

ATS

National Tyres