Fleet management – What caught our eye in Q1!
We always keep up to date with the latest in fleet management software for our fleet manager readers. We’ve written about various topics in the first quarter of the year, ranging from company car management, The New York Motor Show, reducing fleet costs, business contract hire cars and the fleet management systems that will save you money in 2015. Today’s blog will feature a review of the best bits of what’s happened in the world of cars so far this year.
Company cars – Are you running risks?
Company cars can be a legal minefield. Many companies end up operating fleets of company cars without understanding the legal obligation this places upon them. Even if you’re just sending staff from one office to another it’s critical to know what risks you could be facing whilst doing so. Fleet risk management is an essential requirement for any organisation, however large or small.
New York Motor Show – What to expect
New car releases from the likes of McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar will be revealed at The New York Motor Show 2015. Will you be pencilling the event into your calendar? It looks like it’s going to be a event you won’t want to miss if you’re a car nerd! McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar – Which of these models excite you?
Reducing fleet costs
Fleet vehicles can vital to successful business operations. However, fleet managers are under growing pressure from rising fuel costs, congestion and the need to reduce environmental impact. One of the biggest problems in fleet management is cost control. If you’re not disciplined, costs can quickly spiral out of control.
Company cars – Buying Vs Leasing
Could leasing a car save you money? It’s no coincidence that leasing a car for business purposes has become increasingly popular in the UK, as more and more financially savvy business owners and fleet managers wake up to the advantages. Why would you want to buy a new car when it will lose a considerable amount of its value as soon as you drive it out of the showroom? Yes, the recession means that new cars are currently relatively cheap – but if you buy now, your car could be worth rather less than you bargained for in a few years time.
Fleet management – save money
Managing and maintaining a fleet of vehicles in-house is becoming an increasingly difficult operation. From dealing with legal regulations and safety issues to driver and vehicle management, the sheer number of responsibilities can often feel overwhelming. What’s more, there is bound to be constant pressure on reducing costs, improving productivity and maximising efficiency. The question is, how do you use the tools available to save money and reduce costs in your business? Your business may well save large sums of money by implementing a fleet management system.
That’s all for our Q1 roundup. If there is something you’d like us to write about on fleet management, fleet services or the world of cars, we’d be delighted to hear your suggestions. Let us know on Twitter or down in the comments!