The Covid-19 pandemic and the increase in home deliveries has caused issues for fleets wanting to get hold of vans on short-term hires, the Fleet 200 meeting heard.
Salary sacrifice for cars is seeing a resurgence as low benefit-in-kind tax rates for electric vehicles provides an economically attractive option.
Fleet decision-makers can help get buy-in from the board for new initiatives by trying to get a ‘sponsor’ to promote the idea.
Mental health problems are an issue during Covid-19 both from staff feeling isolated working from home but also fears about the disease itself.
Hazard perception training should be a key part of a fleet’s driver training strategy, starting at recruitment, members of the Fleet200 were told.
Risk management continues to be a high priority for fleet managers, but those in this Fleet200 roundtable discussion said their strategies had been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Telematics and tracking technology is helping Amey cut emissions and improve driver safety.
Fleet200 companies have different views on whether a business should contribute to a home charging point if an employee chooses an electric vehicle (EV).
National Grid’s fleet manager Lorna McAtear has used the changes to working practices caused by Covid-19 as an opportunity to rethink employee mobility.
Company car drivers wanting to switch to a cash allowance is a temporary response to the Covid-19 situation and not a long-term trend.
Driving for Better Business is appealing for experienced fleet managers to join a benchmarking project aimed at improving standards across the industry.
Fleets are adjusting their funding and vehicle policies in the light of new travelling behaviours due to the impact of coronavirus on working practices.
Is benchmarking important? What do you currently benchmark on your fleet? What do you do with the results? What data gets reported at board level?
Lower mileages during the lockdown and an increasing likelihood of more people continuing to work from home means electric vehicles will come out of the crisis in a strong position, according to fleets.
Fleets considering electrification should “stay calm” and take a considered decision before making the move to EVs.
The fleet industry has an important part to play in the future of transport by providing vehicles and managing them efficiently, says Tomorrow’s Journey.
Fleets report fuel use fell by as much as 38% during the lockdown period as staff worked from home, and business trips were put on hold.
While talk of electrifying fleets has been growing, many organisations are still in the infancy of their journey to operating significant numbers of EVs.
Safety and risk management continues to be a major priority for fleets, with the process often beginning during the recruitment of a new employee.
Leasing works for electric vehicles over two to four years to enable the fleet to be renewed with the latest technology. However, every EV should be evaluated to ensure the right lease length.
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