Rumours of a possible hike in fuel duty continue to circulate ahead of the Budget on Wednesday (March 11).
Meridian Vehicle Solutions says medium-term rental is increasingly being used to offset electric vehicle (EV) waiting times.
Fleet decision-makers should ensure they treat contract workers with company cars the same as their full time counterparts to ensure they meet duty of care requirements, says Meridian.
The growth of medium-term rental is giving fleet operators a wide choice of acquisition methods, says Meridian Vehicle Solutions.
Ongoing uncertainty in the fleet sector is continuing to boost volumes of medium-term rental, says Meridian Vehicle Solutions.
A new business drive into the corporate fleet market is being planned by medium-term rental specialist Meridian Vehicle Solutions in 2019.
Meridian Vehicle Solutions says there is high demand from retailers for showroom condition stock, effectively creating a new 'grade one plus' standard.
By Phil Jerome, managing director of Meridian Vehicle Solutions
Meridian Vehicle Solutions has called on the vehicle rental sector to unite to urge the Government to reform Vehicle Excise Duty.
The fleet industry needs to form stronger links with the Government to avoid a repeat of the uncertainty currently engulfing the sector, says Meridian Vehicle Solutions.
Clean Air Zones, aimed at improving air quality in towns and cities, could present an opportunity for medium term rental, says Meridian Vehicle Solutions.
Demand from dealers for nearly new stock is increasing thanks to long waiting times for many new cars, says Meridian Vehicle Solutions.
The company intends to offer what it describes as a range of “director level” saloons, estates and SUVs on rentals of 3-6 months, starting in Q3 or Q4 of 2018.
Interest in medium term rental is being fuelled by more employers seeing fleets as one part of a mobility solution, says Meridian Vehicle Solutions.
Diesel, petrol and hybrid versions of BMW 5 Series to be offered for medium term rental by Meridian Vehicle Solutions.
Meridian has appointed Russell Brooke as its “first ever” remarketing manager, in response to increasing its fleet to 400 units.
Phil Jerome, managing director, says that there is now a growing acceptance of petrol models.
Meridian Vehicle Solutions is offering the new Volvo XC60 SUV for medium-term rental.
It now has more than 250 cars on rental at any one time and plans to increase its overall fleet to 400 units during 2018.
Meridian Vehicle Solutions is introducing a new safety inspection service for medium term rental cars being used as pool vehicles.
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