Plans to help protect jobs announced by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, have been welcomed by the fleet and leasing industry.
Fleet decision-makers have until Monday, September 7 to share their views in the latest Fleet News survey on the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Drivers whose photocard licence or entitlement to drive expires between February 1 and December 31, 2020 have been extended for 11 months from the date of expiry under temporary changes announced by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
More than a third (36%) of fleet decision-makers believe company car drivers will want to take a cash allowance rather than a company car.
Business interest in outsourcing fleet operations is on the rise as companies consider their bottom line and the impact of Covid-19, according to LeasePlan.
Fleet News is asking for fleet decision-makers’ views on the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic with a quick-fire, multiple choice survey.
The Government is being urged to persuade motorists to book their MOT now in the interests of road safety and fears testing stations could become overwhelmed.
HMRC’s decision to allow company car drivers to hand keys back was another ‘knee jerk’ reaction and not practical for fleets, say Fleet200 members.
The DVSA is urging operators of vehicles due an MOT in September, October or November, to bring them forward to beat the expected rush for tests in the autumn.
Fleet News hosted a webinar discussion on July 28 looking at the UK business response to the fleet challenges presented by Covid-19 and what it means for future fleet policy.
By Paul Hollick, chair of the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP)
Video introduction from Fleet News editor-in-chief Stephen Briers
Europcar has launched a ‘Deliver and Collect’ service for business and private customers, reflecting the growth in home deliveries during Covid-19.
By Matthew Garrett, programme manager at Entec Si
Crossleys Accident Repair has paid tribute to the support received from Lex Autolease during the coronavirus crisis.
IAM RoadSmart has published a fleet safety guide to help businesses get their employees back on the roads, following the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions, as safely as possible.
Covid-19 can provide the catalyst for a green transport revolution, according to the transport secretary, Grant Shapps.
Toyota has developed a new cabin safety screen to help mitigate the risk of coronavirus transmission for its UK private-hire taxi driver customers and their passengers.
Analysis of the latest Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) data by BookMyGarage, showed that 1 in 10 cars on the road could be classified as having ‘dangerous defects’.
Service, maintenance and repair (SMR) for fleets is coming under pressure on three fronts, according to Epyx.
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