Working out the cost of your Van

2018-01-15T15:31:31+00:00 November 26th, 2017|

Working out the cost of your Van If you are a van courier, your vehicle is likely to be one of your biggest and most essential purchases. It is important to remember though that the cost of your van does not end at the purchase. We have written many over looked aspects to which you [...]

Untrained drivers and the wider risk to road users

2017-11-22T17:00:36+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

Untrained drivers and the wider risk to road users According to a recent piece of research conducted by ALD Automotive, a staggering 62% of fleet drivers have had ‘no formal driver training’, while only two in five admit they’ve been asked to complete a simple health check to ensure they are fit to work. This [...]

What options are there for Lorry insurance?

2018-01-15T10:48:27+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

What options are there for Lorry Insurance? If you’re looking to invest in a Lorry or hire one for a job, you’ll need to understand the different types of insurance available to you. This simple guide will help you to understand the different options and get the right level of cover. What types of cover [...]

Operating events with fleet vehicles

2017-11-13T21:19:25+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Operating events with fleet vehicles Companies often have different motoring needs at different times of the year and this is never truer than in the events industry. When vehicles are needed only a few times each year, it is silly to buy them or even hire them all year round. It can, however, be very [...]

Could self-drive HGVs result in job losses?

2018-01-15T15:34:37+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Could self-drive HGVs result in job losses? We've already reported that trials of self-driving HGV on UK roads have been given the go ahead. In fact, the Government has committed to a huge £8.1 million investment in the scheme. Road users can expect driverless lorries to be amongst the first autonomous vehicles on the road. [...]

10 Ways to reduce your Fleet Running Costs

2018-01-15T15:33:06+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

10 Ways to reduce your Fleet Running Costs Keeping fleet running costs down is best done with applying knowledge and utilising the experience of a good fleet manager. Across every element of the fleet, it is wise to implement some KPI’s (key performance indicators). Usually you will see KPI’s applied to employees in order to [...]

Reducing your HGV Insurance Costs

2018-01-15T10:48:18+00:00 October 29th, 2017|

Reducing your HGV Insurance Costs Running a haulage business of any size is costly. The rewards are there but keeping your costs down are essential. There are many posts out there on helping reduce the costs of your HGV. When it comes to you needing to compare cheap hgv insurance, there are few things you [...]

9 Ways to better manage your Fleet and Reduce Fleet Insurance Costs

2018-01-15T10:48:14+00:00 October 29th, 2017|

9 Ways to better manage your Fleet and Reduce Fleet Insurance Costs Fleet Insurance is by far one of the most expensive forms of insurance out there. Having said that, it doesn’t need to be! Fleet cover is typically expensive due to poorly managed fleets and un-vetted drivers. A combination of these 2 things lead [...]

Why claiming on your insurance is a bad idea

2018-01-15T15:30:26+00:00 October 29th, 2017|

Why claiming on your insurance is a bad idea Living in a faster paced society, and commonly having to work harder for our money than we did 10 years ago. Many people look at their insurance as a quick way to make some money when the smallest of accidents happen. With people being quicker to [...]

‘No Deal’ Brexit would be the worst outcome for the Haulage Industry

2017-10-17T14:51:21+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

‘No Deal’ Brexit would be the worst outcome for the Haulage Industry The global road transport organisation, IRU has warmed and liked the proposed plans from the Government on Customs and Trade but has warned that a no deal would be catastrophic and the worst outcome. It has left many fleet operators working within the [...]

Hermes Guarantee Christmas Deliveries

2017-10-17T14:52:29+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Hermes Guarantee Christmas Deliveries Hermes, the consumer courier delivery specialist, has offered both its clients and the consumers of their clients a money back guarantee on deliveries not made in the build up before Christmas. This will be the 5th year that Hermes has made its 'Hermes Guaranteed Christmas Delivery Promise' which helps retailers avoid [...]

Totals Engine Oil Receives OEN Approval

2017-10-17T14:52:40+00:00 October 15th, 2017|

Totals Engine Oil Receives OEN Approval International oil producer Total, has announced that one of its products, the Rubia TIR 9900 5W-30 has been accepted by and approved by Scania with an LDF-4 Approval. The oil is industry leading with a whole range of benefits including engine protection, excellent anti wear performance, first rate thermal [...]

Dealers not working their sales leads correctly

2017-10-17T14:53:26+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Dealers not working their sales leads correctly Sales leads don’t come cheaply and can be a major source of income for car dealers if used correctly and treated in the manner they should be. New data has just come out by digital marketing firm Marketing Delivery that 37% of sales leads are incorrectly noted as [...]

Sales of new cars down 9.3% in September 2017

2017-10-17T14:53:38+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Sales of new cars down 9.3% in September 2017 Data has now been released from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders that shows that the United Kingdom new-car market is in decline for the month of September with sales down 9.3%. This is the sixth month in succession that new sales in the car [...]

Uber’s London licence revoked

2017-10-17T14:53:51+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Uber’s London licence revoked Transport for London (TfL) has done the unthinkable and revoked Uber’s licence to operate in the U.K.’s capital London. The reason that TfL has not renewed the licence is they do not see Uber as being “fit and proper” as a business. Sadik Khan, the Mayor of London, has said that [...]

Van market declined by 4.2% in September 2017

2017-10-17T14:54:08+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

Van market declined by 4.2% in September 2017 The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) released figures for the registration of new LCV’s on 4th September 2017 with sales of 57,368 vehicles being registered, this is a full 4.2% down compared with September 2016. The LCV market saw division in September with the larger [...]

Much Tougher Emissions Tests for New Cars

2017-10-17T14:54:20+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

Much Tougher Emissions Tests for New Cars In an attempt to produce more realistic emissions and fuel economy data for new cars, the next few months will see the introduction and overhaul of emissions testing for new vehicles. The new tests will measure fuel consumption rates, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide presence, particulates by mass [...]

Van Mayhem – Van Registrations Hit an All-Time High

2018-04-17T08:11:24+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

Van Mayhem - Van Registrations Hit an All-Time High August has seen a healthy increase in the registrations of vans throughout the UK, and the 1.5% increase has cemented its position as the best August performance in 12 years. Whilst overall registrations have increased by 1.5%, smaller vans in the category of 2.0-2.5 Tonnes have [...]

Auto Trader Reveals the UK’s Fastest Selling Used Cars

2017-10-17T14:54:42+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

Auto Trader Reveals the UK’s Fastest Selling Used Cars Auto trader have just released the statistics for the fastest selling cars on their website  for the month of  August, so pay close attention, take notes, and make sure you capitalise on these cars whilst the demand is high! Auto trader have reported that the Kia [...]

A Huge Accomplishment as Jaguar Land Rover Raise £185,000 in Channel Swim

2018-01-15T15:19:54+00:00 September 13th, 2017|

A Huge Accomplishment as Jaguar Land Rover Raise £185,000 in Channel Swim The team led by Jeremy Hicks, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover UK, have achieved an incredible feat as their total amount raised for the motor industry charity Ben reached £185,000 last week. Hicks and 13 of his colleagues teamed up to form [...]

Man gets 62 points on his licence – and is still allowed on the road!

2017-10-17T14:55:07+00:00 September 9th, 2017|

Man gets 62 points on his licence – and is still allowed on the road! This extraordinary case is certainly a strange one, and has gathered a lot of media attention lately, as a man seems to have accumulated a stunning 62 points on his driving licence without getting banned from being on the road! [...]

Tips on keeping your HGV Cargo safe

2018-01-15T10:47:51+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

Tips on keeping your HGV Cargo safe HGV Drivers and Haulage Firms carry 1000's of pounds worth of cargo on UK roads every single day of the year. As a lorry driver, have you ever stopped to consider the value of the cargo that you are carrying? Each day a small percentage of that cargo [...]

7 tips for insuring your classic car

2017-08-29T16:20:11+00:00 August 29th, 2017|

7 tips for insuring your classic car If you are considering buying your dream classic car, you’ll need to take out specialist insurance to cover it. Here’s some useful information to bear in mind when seeking insurance cover for your classic car: 1. What makes a classic? Not all insurers use the same criteria to [...]

Over 300 Offensive Number Plates Banned by DVLA

2017-08-29T14:13:41+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Over 300 Offensive Number Plates Banned by DVLA With the 1st of September 67 Number Plate registrations plates about to be released, the DVLA has made the decision to ban over 300 offensive plates. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has designed to withhold them from going on sale as they are deemed to potentially [...]

Used car market continues to slow in 2017

2017-08-25T10:50:55+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Used car market continues to slow in 2017 The sale of used cars in the UK fell by 13.5 percent during the second quarter of 2017, according to new research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Year-to-date sales were also down 5.1 percent, although this may not be a cause for concern, given [...]

Self Drive HGV’s to be trialled in the UK

2017-08-25T10:48:25+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Self Drive HGV's to be trialled in the UK The government has announced that partially driverless lorries or small conveys will be tried on UK roads by the end of next year. The Netherlands has already trialled this technology on a small convey where the lead truck had control of the second. The Transport Research [...]

Q2 Reports Indicate a Slow Fall in the Used Car Market

2018-01-15T13:28:47+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

Q2 Reports Indicate a Slow Fall in the Used Car Market Q2 reports published last week include data analysis from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and its looking like 2017 has been slow in regards to the sales of used cars. Indeed, the reports indicate that the used car market sales have [...]

New Car Finance Sales Plummet in Q2

2018-01-15T13:28:43+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

New Car Finance Sales Plummet in Q2 Analytical reports detailing Q2 vehicle sales have now been published, and it appears as though it’s looking bleak for the finance market as new car finance sales fell by a massive 8% in June, and reports indicate that overall sales have dropped off by 7% for the second [...]

New MGA Motor Fleet is Launched using Telematics Data

2018-01-15T13:28:40+00:00 August 18th, 2017|

New MGA Motor Fleet is Launched using Telematics Data TeleFleet have launched a new Managing General Agent specialising in Motor Fleet Insurance. Michael Walton, managing director of TeleFleet said that the firm was now in the process of talking with brokers to discuss it’s offering. “The reason we are launching is that we see a [...]

Car dealers enjoy average profits of £46k in June

2017-08-18T11:39:20+00:00 August 18th, 2017|

Car dealers enjoy average profits of £46k in June June proved a successful month for the UK motor industry as car dealers pocketed an average £46,000 in profits, new figures show. According to new data from the automotive finance firm ASE, the figure is a rise of £3,700 compared to the same month last year [...]

Car Finance Industry continues to soar as Bank of England Fear a Potential Crash

2018-01-15T13:28:37+00:00 July 21st, 2017|

Car Finance Industry continues to soar as Bank of England Fear a Potential Crash In a Financial Stability Report issued by the Bank of England, dealership finance had been highlighted as an avenue that had received a dramatic increase in the past few years. Indeed, the report highlighted that dealership finance had increased by 20% [...]

FTA Announce that European Workers are Crucial to UK’s freight and Logistics Sector

2018-04-17T08:37:52+00:00 July 18th, 2017|

FTA Announce that European Workers are Crucial to UK’s freight and Logistics Sector In a recent statement issued by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the reliance on workers from the European Union has been highlighted, as the association warns that a reduction in EU workers could signal freight and logistics sectors grinding to a halt. [...]

Employers Urged to Register for Road Safety Week 2017

2018-01-15T13:28:30+00:00 July 15th, 2017|

Employers Urged to Register for Road Safety Week 2017 This year’s Road Safety Week is being held from November 20-26. Road Safety charity Brake, the coordinators of the events are encouraging organisations and employers to visit the roadsafetyweek.org.uk website in order to register for a free action pack, which will aid in raising awareness for [...]

Land Rover – The Brand with the Highest Post Warranty Claims

2018-01-15T13:28:27+00:00 July 12th, 2017|

Land Rover – The Brand with the Highest Post Warranty Claims Land Rover have just been revealed as the vehicle brand with the highest number of post warranty claims, according to a report that analysed claims from Warranty Direct customers over the past three years. So what were the causes of these claims? The most [...]

Mayor of London unveils new proposals for London Road Charges

2018-01-15T13:28:24+00:00 July 7th, 2017|

Mayor of London unveils new proposals for London Road Charges The Freight Transport Association (FTA) stated that the new road charge proposals announced by the Mayor of London could prove to have a positive impact for freight operators. The scheme is said to measure road charge rates based on several different factors, including the distance [...]

RHA Condemn “outdated” Fines System

2018-01-15T13:28:21+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|

RHA Condemn “outdated” Fines System Figures released this year show an increase of 12 per cent in the number of fines that were issued to any haulage operater found to be carrying illegal migrants on, or in their vehicles. Richard Burnett, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) said: “These latest figures clearly [...]

TrustFord Funds New IT Infrastructure Across 60 Sites

2018-01-15T13:28:18+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

TrustFord Funds New IT Infrastructure Across 60 Sites New IT infrastructure has been installed across 60 of TrustFords UK sites. The group ranked ninth in Motor Trader Top 200 and has recently partnered wth the ANS group, a managed services provider that uses cloud technology in order to boost its computer network capabilities alongside a [...]

Roadside Emissions Tests for HGV’s

2018-01-15T13:28:15+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

HGV Roadside Emissions Tests Starting August 2017, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have announced that they will start commencing with roadside emissions checks on lorries. These checks are a part of a renewed effort to crack down on lorry drivers who try to avoid vehicle emissions regulations, and hope to improve the quality [...]

Are New Car Prices set to Increase?

2018-01-15T13:28:12+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

Are New Car Prices set to Increase? Kwik Fit have just published a report that may suggest an increase in the prices of new cars in the upcoming year due to the uncertainty revolving around Brexit negotiations. Indeed, Kwik Fit have just revealed that 57% of UK motorists are anticipating an increase in the price [...]

Ecommerce – The Giant Strain on the Transport Industry

2018-01-15T13:28:08+00:00 June 9th, 2017|

Ecommerce – The Giant Strain on the Transport Industry More than ever, the infrastructure of retail is shifting and changing, as technology increases, businesses compete for the top spot. As a result, we are now a generation that want our product with a click of a button, and at our doorstep the next instant. With [...]

France to Introduce a €40 Driver Fee for UK Truck Drivers

2018-01-15T13:28:06+00:00 June 9th, 2017|

France to Introduce a €40 Driver Fee for UK Truck Drivers The French government have put forward a decision to charge a flat €40 fee to each and every worker that operates in France on a temporary basis whose company is from outside the region. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) have broken the news as [...]

New Price Indicators on Auto Trader – Make Sure You Pick up a Good Deal

2018-01-15T13:28:03+00:00 June 9th, 2017|

New Price Indicators on Auto Trader – Make Sure You Pick up a Good Deal Auto Trader has just added a new feature to their platform that gives a clear indication as to how reliable the advertised pricing of a vehicle is. They report that the indicator is there to assist buyers browsing vehicles on [...]

Used Vehicle Price fall in May – Analyst’s Report

2018-01-15T13:28:00+00:00 June 9th, 2017|

Used Vehicle Price fall in May – Analyst’s Report Last month’s statistics have now been analysed and it appears as though prices of used vehicles had indeed fallen as expected, though, the fall was not as severe as was initially predicted. A vehicle that had done 60,000 miles and was 3 years old saw a [...]

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