fleet management

In the Spotlight: Oliver Faiers, fleet manager at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

09/06/2022

For our series of interviews with transport managers, LAPV talked to Oliver Faiers, corporate manager for recycling, waste, and fleet at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, to learn more about the local authorities’ shared fleet.

ISS rebrands to Fleetclear

08/06/2022

Leading fleet solutions provider Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) is bringing together its technology and software services under one new company brand – Fleetclear.

In the Spotlight: Owain Pearce, Transport Manager, ODS

24/05/2022

In the first of a series of interviews with transport managers, LAPV talked to Owain Pearce, transport manager for ODS, to learn more about ODS’ fleet.

Fleet decarbonisation toolkit published

19/04/2022

The Department for Transport has published a toolkit to help local authorities transition their fleets away from diesel and petrol.

How robust are your vehicle maintenance files?

14/04/2022

Phil Clifford on the importance of robust record keeping when it comes to vehicle maintenance.

Fleet 2022: trials and tribulations

21/01/2022

Phil Clifford looks at the hurdles facing fleet managers in the year ahead.

New Operations Director appointed at Marshall Fleet Solutions

06/10/2021

Commercial vehicle company Marshall Fleet Solutions has announced that Mark Sutcliffe has joined the business as its new Operations Director.

New whitepaper to help manage risk of grey fleet

15/09/2021

A whitepaper to help organisations manage the risk of the rising grey fleet, which has been accelerated by the pandemic, has been published by DriveTech.

New unitary authority replaces waste and recycling fleet

22/06/2021

North Northamptonshire Council is updating its waste and recycling fleet with over 110 new vehicles.

Data management made easy

29/03/2021

Managing data can be a time-consuming task for even the most organized of fleet managers. FleetClear from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS) might well be the answer. LAPV reports.

Go Plant Fleet rolls out Jaama Key2 system to manage CV business

02/02/2021

Go Plant Fleet Services has rolled out Jaama’s Key2 fleet management system to administer its 3,100 commercial and specialist vehicles, and 600 items of plant.

What should fleet managers look out for in 2021?

26/01/2021

Phil Clifford, a former fleet manager with over 42 years’ experience working for local authorities, looks at the challenges that await the fleet sector in the year ahead.

Ford fleet management tool now with 'multi-make functionality'

17/11/2020

Ford has extended the functionality of its Ford Telematics fleet management tool to include data on vehicles from other manufacturers.

Brightmile and DriveTech agree new partnership

10/11/2020

The no-hardware telematics company Brightmile have agreed a new partnership with the AA-owned DriveTech to help improve fleet safety.

Teletrac Navman launches new AI tool to help switch to electric vehicles

21/10/2020

Teletrac Navman has launched a new web-based tool to help fleet operators switch to electric vehicles.

Tool to help ‘green your fleet’ launched

20/10/2020

Justdiggit and Webfleet Solutions have launched Green Your Fleet, a new tool that helps fleet customers to make a positive climate impact.

Lookers Leasing partner with Trakm8 to enhance product offering

23/09/2020

Lookers Leasing, part of Lookers Plc vehicle dealer group, has announced a new partnership with Trakm8.

Verizon Connect ranked No. 1 in innovation for fleet management systems

21/09/2020

Verizon Connect has been ranked No. 1 in innovation for fleet management systems globally, according to the Commercial Telematics Vendors Competitive Ranking report from analyst firm ABI Research.

SFS hosts socially distanced Low Carbon Emissions Vehicles event

16/09/2020

A socially distanced Low Carbon Emissions Vehicle demonstration event hosted by Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) last month provided a unique opportunity to present the latest fleet technologies to council representatives.

New problem-solving factsheets for FORS fleets launched

14/09/2020

A new series of problem-solving factsheets for companies taking part in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has been launched by FleetCheck.

‘Smart ant’ algorithms cut vehicle fleet emissions in half

29/07/2020

Fleets of commercial vehicles that operate in large towns and cities could halve their emissions and better meet clean air targets using a new technology that imitates how ants share knowledge.

Data reveals increased levels of speeding amongst fleet drivers

21/05/2020

Fleet drivers have been more likely to speed during the coronavirus crisis, new data has revealed.

Fleet Management Software – Should you or shouldn’t you be using it?

19/05/2020

It is possible to run a fleet with no software or even with no computer. However, Phil Clifford argues, you would be risking serious errors which may lead to your operation being shut down.

Post-crash advice published for fleet managers

12/05/2020

New guidance to help fleet managers deal effectively with a fatal or serious road crash has been published.

Could refurbishment extend the life of your vehicles?

06/05/2020

With belts being tightened across the local government sector, it is important that fleet managers make their assets go further. One way to do this, according to Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS), is by refurbishing vehicles. LAPV reports.

Fleet managers to benefit from free route optimisation tool

20/04/2020

Trakm8 has announced its Insight Optimisation platform will be available for free during the Covid019 crisis to support fleets of all sizes.

Digital innovations on the road ahead in 2020

15/04/2020

New technologies are radically transforming the way business is conducted across every sector. Derek Bryan of Verizon Connect looks at the innovations that will impact the fleet sector over the coming year.

New technology could save fleet managers 14 hours a week, study finds

08/04/2020

Fleet managers could save nearly two days a week by adopting technology that helps them automate tasks, a new study has revealed.

Preventative fleet maintenance essential to avoiding ‘tragic consequences’

26/02/2020

A new report has outlined the essential vehicle checking and maintenance procedures required for avoiding costly insurance claims and ‘tragic consequences’.

Smart software to ‘simplify’ fleet management released

24/02/2020

Freeway Fleet Systems has developed smart software that simplifies fleet management by predicting the type and quantity of parts needed to maintain a fleet.

Hitachi adopts 'easy' system for verifying a machine’s emissions category

10/01/2020

Hitachi has announced that it is adopting a new initiative which will enable the ‘quick and easy’ verification of a machine’s emissions category.

Aberdeen City Council bags Fleet Operator of the Year Award

26/11/2019

Aberdeen City Council has been awarded Local Authority Fleet Operator of the Year at the Transport News Scottish Rewards held on 9 November 2019 in Glasgow.

Fleet Manager in the spotlight

11/10/2019

There are currently 1,133 vehicles in the fleet. Of these, 97 are electric and we have another 173 electric vehicles on order. We also have eight CNG vehicles, two hybrid petrol vehicles with six more on order, and 20 diesel hybrids. Currently, our alternative fuel vehicles make up 11.2% of the fleet. Once the new vehicles arrive this will go up to 27%.

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