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Everything you need to know about ULEZ, including the most frequently asked questions about the charges, how it will affect your business and what we can do to help.
As of 8 April 2019, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will apply 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Here's how the new emissions standards affect Vans and Minibuses.
As of 8 April 2019, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will apply 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Here's how the new emissions standards affect HGVs and Lorries.
In a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced changes to the HGV Road User Levy.
Manchester has made an ambitious commitment to play its full part to become a zero carbon city by 2038. Find out more about these plans and how your business can prepare.
Consider making commercial van hire one of your New Year’s resolutions and give your small business fleet a boost.
Utility companies in the UK are amongst the most heavily regulated in the world, so it’s no surprise that their vehicles need to meet strict regulations too. Read the blog to find out the typical requirements for utility vans to help you meet compliance, enhance fleet safety and reduce accidents.
We look into the Southampton Clean Air Zone plans in more detail, why they are being implemented, how will this affect local businesses - and more importantly, how businesses can best prepare to avoid the charges and stay compliant.
Van racking the right way can make a big difference in terms of maximising the efficiency of your business. Take a look at our dos and don’ts.
We’re aiming to shed some light on everything businesses need to know about the Leeds Clean Air Zone and how you can prepare for the charges.
If you're thinking of acquiring LCVs, read this article about two different types of vehicle finance lease: the closed end lease and open end lease.
We help explain the rules around customising or modifying your hire van.
Van racking can be a cost effective solution for organising the tool and equipment your business require every day. Read our top tips.
Looking for refrigerated vehicles to hire or buy? Our blog offers some valuable tips to help you pick the perfect refrigerated van.
Struggling to manage big fleet management costs? Find out how to avoid them with flexible fleet hire. 🚐
We take a look at two biggest costs for HGV operators in the UK, and identify ways you can not only reduce cost, but ensure your fleet meets the necessary health, safety and performance standards.
Sourcing refrigerated vans requires careful consideration of industry-specific requirements. Read our to blog to find out our top tips on how to choose a refrigerated van for your business.
From predicting how many vehicles your business needs, to knowing which technologies will really provide you with a competitive advantage and how to keep on the right side of the law, we outline the main issues you need to consider in order to futureproof your business fleet.
It's truly the age of the smartphone, and we think that SME business fleets could benefit from mobile technologies such as FleetForce.
With many supermarkets offering home delivery services, refrigerated vans are in high demand. What's the best way for a business to acquire its fleet?
As forewarned is forearmed, here are the common HGV compliance problems encountered by fleets and how to deal with them.
For fleet managers, it pays to take fleet compliance seriously. In this blog, we briefly revisit the changes to the guidelines and how these may translate to those responsible for driver safety, and what measures those responsible can take to minimise their risk.
Research found that only 10% of companies consider the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when procuring vehicles. While it may seem like an arduous task, it needn’t be complicated. We break it down for you so you can predict and control the costs of your business fleet.
Here we explore what makes a good brand and how this translates to your decision to buy old or new vans, or opt for fleet hire over a capital purchase.
Why is a mobile phone policy necessary for a business running a fleet? We explain its importance and how fleet management software can help in our blog.
If HGVs are essential to your business, you may want to cut the cost of this overhead. Operators can do just this thanks to truck hire.
Key issues that you need to consider to calculate the TCO of your van fleet – so that you can make the right choice of whether to buy or hire.
With the recent crackdown on mobile phone offences, we reflect on the importance of drive safety and why fleet compliance should be a top business priority.
Read how to compare costs of commercial vehicle hire vs ownership by taking into account discounted cash flow.
Fleets operating in and around urban areas face a wealth of different compliance issues. We’ll take you on a journey through the various regulations and changes affecting vehicle fleets operating in 5 key cities outside the M25
Choosing a sole supplier is still a good strategy when it comes to fleet management. Find out why The John Henry Group awarded Enterprise Flex-E-Rent a sole supply contract for its fleet of more than 500 commercial vehicles.
With new on-the-spot fines for commercial driver hours offences coming into effect, an effective audit is more important than ever in achieving fleet compliance and avoiding fines. Find out how often they should be carried out.
Transport managers faced with shrinking capex allowances typically come to the question of whether to invest in a fleet management company or buy new fleet vehicles. We explain the difference between capex and opex to help you decide.
Ensuring good fleet compliance is crucial to avoid penalties and improve safety and business reputation. Take a look at how upcoming legislation will impact your fleet.
Each new leap in technology has the potential to alter the market playing field, introducing new regulations and competition - so don’t get left behind.
The last mile delivery service is such a critical part of what differentiates one retail brand from another, so follow our tips on getting it right.
Are your drivers expected to drive in adverse conditions? Follow our fleet management advice to find out if more could be done to prevent fleet accidents.
Choosing the right vehicle hire provider is crucial to the smooth-running of your business. Here's what you need to know about them to make the right decision.
Taking a flexible approach to vehicle acquisition can benefit your business in more ways than one.
When it comes to choosing your next hire van, size really does matter! Take a look at our advice on choosing your next business van.
We examine the impact of Black Friday and what lessons businesses can apply to vehicle fleet management in the future.
With so many options out there, how can you pick the right vehicle for your business? Check out our van hire tips:
There are a number of fleet compliance requirements to adhere to, ensuring that your HGV drivers work as safely and efficiently as possible.
The answer to whether you own a car or van can have massive tax and VAT implications for businesses. Do you know the difference?
When it comes to winter driving, there are often many overlooked steps in winter-proofing your fleet (and your drivers too).
What topics need to be covered and what’s the best way of implementing good fleet compliance amongst your drivers? We share our top tips here.
27% of plumbers were targeted by tool theft in 2017. Find out if your business is vulnerable to van theft and how to prevent missing tools.
ensuring your fleet is operating legally is crucial so here are some tips you can put in place so you can rest assured you’re doing your bit to meet fleet compliance.
Are you considering LCV hire? You’ll need to choose the right hire option for your business. We’ll talk you through the pros and cons of three main options.
unplanned vehicle downtime is bad for business. Follow our fleet management tips to help keep your vehicles on the road and increase business efficiency.
There can be serious financial, legal and reputational consequences of ignoring fleet compliance. We explore them in our blog.
An increasing amount of SMEs are turning to leasing their cars and vans in order to free up capital. Find out why.
Before you make the switch from summer to winter tyres, there are a number of pros and cons you should bear in mind.
Don’t let the weather freeze your fleet’s progress. Follow our winter driving tips to keep your fleet moving.
Broadly speaking, you’ve got two options when acquiring a van for your business: van leasing or buying - here’s how to choose between them.
Shocking data revealed the number of van thefts in the UK is on the rise. Luckily we’ve compiled a list of the latest van security tips to deter thieves.
There are a number of work-related road risks (WRRR) related to relying on mirrors and cameras for safe driving.
When it’s not financially viable to purchase extra fleet vehicles to deal with seasonal peaks - short term van hire is the solution.
To keep you and your drivers safe on the road this winter, refresh your memory of best practice for winter driving with our top tips.
From fleet finance to fundamental changes, we round-up the highlights from Fleet Management Live.
If you manage a fleet of construction vehicles, you’re probably already familiar with CLOCS, but do you know what it means to stay compliant?
As winter approaches, we look at the tell-tale signs you need to replace your tyres and offer some top winter driving tips.
Recent report announced fleets could see annual vehicle service and repair costs rise by 10% after Brexit.
Here we share our top tips on insurance to help commercial vehicle operators avoid such pitfalls.
We look at essential vehicle safety equipment set out by CLOCS to help keep you compliant and keep your vehicles on the road.
This guide helps those in fleet management understand what a smart motorway is and how their features can be an advantage or disadvantage for their fleet.
There are five CAZs being rolled out across the UK, with London already committed to an ultra-low zone (ULEZ). Here’s what we know so far…
Are you making the most of your fleet? John Collins of Flex-E-Rent shares his expert opinion on how organisations can extract every last bit of value.
We explain why HGV hire could be the ideal solution for retail fleet operators seeking compliant vehicles, particularly during seasonal peaks.
To encourage the purchase of low emission vehicles and assist in reducing whole life costs, a number of financial incentives are in place.
Will Brexit mean new health and safety legislation? Read on to find out more about the anticipated changes to your fleet.
The perception of commercial van hire as a short-term fix is changing as flexible, longer-term solutions are becoming the norm.
We take a look how Nottingham’s Clean Air Zone will affect van hire in Derby, Nottingham and surrounding areas.
A large number of studies have demonstrated a link between the introduction of 20mph zones and a subsequent reduction in work related road risks (WRRR).
We look at the pros and cons of business contract hire and flexible hire to help you make the right business decision.
We take a look at the consequences of transport managers failing to improve fleet compliance and what driver safety regimes you should undertake.
Van hire could help improve your business reputation, reducing the risk of fines for overloading your fleet.
There’s no denying that recruiting times are tough and many sectors have been reliant on migrant labour. So how will Brexit affect driver recruitment?
In light of Euro 6 emissions standards, we take a look at some of the best ways to reduce emissions across your vehicle fleet.
To keep you updated on all the latest challenges facing urban freight drivers, we’ve compiled this list of 7 emerging trends in last mile delivery.
We explore the way that manufacturers have responded to the challenge presented by the stringent Euro 6 emissions and the options available to fleets.
Good planning can help to minimise the movements of your construction vehicles around a site to improve health and safety.
Diesel is dead. That’s the headline following the UK government’s announcement on banning new diesel vehicles from 2040. So what does it mean for fleets?
Here we take a look at some of the key reasons you should take a preventative - not curative - approach to maintaining your construction vehicles.
What does the construction sector boom mean for fleets and van hire in Manchester? We explore in our latest blog.
Here we guide you through the process of a CLOCS collision report to help make sure your reporting is as useful as possible.
While it’s impossible to predict the outcome of Brexit talks, we can look at some of the areas that are key concerns to construction firms and their fleets
Here a few of the more common mistakes we’ve seen small businesses make in planning their fleet management – and what they can do to resolve them.
Shocking data on van crime revealed. What can businesses do to prevent vehicle theft and how can van hire play a role? We explore below.
Here we look at just some of the many dilemmas faced by fleet managers and finance directors of companies that face regularly changing commercial vehicle demands.
Roadside checks of lorries carried out by the DVSA will include an emissions check. Here’s what you need to know.
If there’s one trend for construction vehicles you could sum it up in one phrase: “Safety, safety, safety”. So how are fleet managers adapting their fleets to be safer?
When your vehicles are involved in an accident there are a whole host of direct costs to deal with. But what about those hidden financial hassles?
In this blog we debate whether now is the best time to hire or buy, taking into consideration the current economic and political climate.
Need a van fleet that works for your business, but unsure of what vehicles to choose? Here are our essential tips about what you need to consider before you buy
What creates the ‘perfect storm’ for councils and developers to demand CLOCS adoption for construction vehicles and the commercial benefits it can bring.
Here we look at how Clean Air Zones work and what implications Manchester’s air quality priorities have for them.
We take a look at how Real Driving Emissions (RDE) tests work and what implications it has for fleets and Euro 6 regulations
Find out which UK cities have recognised the need to adopt CLOCS in a bid to reduce work-related road risk (WRRR).
Why telematics should be on your refrigerated van hire specifications checklist.
Although it’s early days, and current legislation will continue to apply until Brexit has taken place, we look at five key areas that fleet managers would be well advised to monitor
We take a closer look at the key things you need to do to keep your construction vehicles safe, roadworthy and operational.
We take a look at how Brexit may affect EU regulations on driver hours that are currently in force.
We look at five key benefits of van rental for fleet operators and show why van hire often makes more sense than buying.
In this post, we use WRRR to summarise some of the key ways drivers can be unsafe, and what you can do to improve their safety.
Many fleet operators have kept a keen eye on the Safer Lorry Scheme since its launch and have concluded that similar schemes are likely to be introduced.
We look at what the government is doing to encourage those looking to hire or buy more energy-efficient vehicles.
A breakdown of what fleet managers need to know about the tax implications of their vans, when deciding whether to hire or buy.
With fatigue as deadly as drink driving, discover the steps you need to take to reduce WRRR in your business fleet.
With the number of prosecutions for health and safety offences rising, it's important for fleet managers to be vigilant and look at ways of reducing their WRRR
In light of the Safer Lorry scheme and the CLOCS scheme, we look at four ways to improve driver safety across your construction vehicles fleet.
In light of euro 6 emissions standards, we ask whether it's best to retrofit, purchase or hire new vehicles to stay compliant.
What you need to know about Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone and what this means for businesses - a common concern amongst those looking for van hire in Birmingham.
We explore the newest and most innovative technologies transport managers should be aware of to reduce accidents under the Safer Lorry Scheme.
A summary of the Mayor's plans to expand and bring forward ULEZ with links to visuals to help your business stay compliant.
Our infographic on regulations affecting urban fleet operations provides a useful visual guide to increase awareness and compliance.
A craze called ‘peel and steal’ has hit the UK, used to steal tools and equipment from vans. We explore the van security measures to take.
In light of the recent invoking of Article 50, we take a look at what Brexit means for Euro 6 emissions standards.
Three ways you can improve your fleet management to deal with seasonal demands.
The vehicle features that HGV drivers always look for in our experience as a commercial vehicle hire company.
Here are four steps you can follow to improve your fleet management that will bring big rewards for little upfront investment.
We look at five key telematics features that businesses should consider, that bring considerable savings for little upfront fleet management investment.
The perils of potholes at this time of year and how an app can help you avoid them. Essential reading for those responsible for fleet management.
If you didn’t manage to attend the Freight in the City Spring Summit, we’ve put together some key things we learned from some of the fantastic speakers.
The changes to Driver CPC training aim to improve WRRR and include a ban on taking the same module twice. We explore the commentary to the changes.
In part one, we interview Paul Wilkes from FORS about the latest environmental and WRRR updates, the benefits their members receive and much more.
Three key issues to consider when deciding between commercial vehicle hire or buying your fleet vehicles.
Accidents caused by construction vehicles are a top 3 reported risk in the sector. Here are the top 5 driver distractions and how to prevent them.
Freight in the City's Retiming Deliveries seminar provided a useful insight into new initiatives in this area those in fleet management need to be aware of.
Logistics collaboration might seem counterproductive, trying to work with the competitors you have worked to beat. But does it bring a major advantage?
The Northern Powerhouse is set to transform the country. But what is it and what do transport managers need to know about its impact on their commercial fleets?
Take a look at our new infographic, and make sure that you have everything you need to deal with seasonal driving challenges.
Wet weather can pose a big road safety risk, and TyreSafe are urging drivers to take winter safety measures seriously.
Employers have a duty of care towards their staff, and fleet drivers are no exception. We look at why driver safety education is so important.
The release of the Department of Transport rail freight strategy report could have big implications for those in fleet management. Find out more here.
With fewer HGV drivers on the road, it's a good idea to offer employee drivers the best working conditions possible.
Read up on these four common driving myths, and improve winter road safety for business fleets and other road users.
More winter driving tips to encourage winter road safety and ease fleet maintenance throughout the testing winter months
Getting service, maintenance and repair (or SMR) right is a key part of every transport manager’s role that could help you meet your targets.
Understanding the real world payload of any van is essential if it is to travel safely and you are to stay within the law.
The rise of ecommerce in the UK shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. This should be good news for commercial fleets involved in last mile deliveries.
Drivers and fleet managers should make winter road safety their number one priority during the coming months.
We're on the countdown to Christmas, but don't forget about winter road safety in all the excitement! We share some helpful winter driving tips
Navigating the laws and rules regarding tacographs for your van fleet can be a major headache. We've therefore put together this blog to help.
A key aspect of fleet management has always been driver training. But it won’t necessarily help improve work related road risk (WRRR). Learn what else can help.
New research has shown that a worrying number of people break speed limits while driving for business. How can you tackle this problem in your fleet?
Keep vans on the road this winter, with our driver health and safety tips and comprehensive contract van hire!
If you own a van fleet, knowing its value can help you make important decisions. The resale value can depend on a number of factors, which we cover here.
The BVRLA may have industry standards for SMR contracts, but here are the 5 things that may not be covered by standard terms and conditions.
Here are the 5 questions you need to ask when choosing between fleet management companies so that you get the service and compliance reassurance you need.
What’s the best way of ensuring last mile delivery compliance in London with the Safer Lorry Scheme?
Meeting the Safer Lorry Scheme requirements is essential if you use vehicles over 3.5t for last mile delivery in the capital. Here's how to stay compliant.
We take a look at the key skills you need to look for when you hire a transport manager, and why they are so important in today's climate.
Outsourcing transport management can bring with it many benefits, but many don't realise that you can't outsource the risk. Here's what you need to be aware of.
So how does better driver behaviour save SMR and related costs, and how can you foster it within your fleet? Read on.
Whether your fleet contains HGVs, LCVs, cars or a mixture of all three, this is what you need to know about the revised Ultra Low Emission Zone plans.
With driver shortages, those in fleet management need to do all they can to attract and retain the best drivers. Read on for our top 6 tips.
The five steps you can take towards better fleet management, even with limited time and monetary resources.
As general vehicle security has improved, thieves have become more sophisticated with their tactics. Protect yourself with our 4 step approach to van security.
We set out the fleet management trends all size of fleets should seriously consider to remain competitive and maximise efficiencies.
The key takeaways from the latest View from the Summit Q&A is a must-read for any fleet manager considering commercial vehicle hire.
Thieves are finding more sophisticated ways to bypass the latest van security devices - keyless vehicle theft & “pinch and park”. Read on for how to stop them.
Ground drones have the potential to change the last mile delivery landscape. We explore the benefits and limitations – and whether they will take off.
Towing a van trailer is not a simple process – there are many fleet management issues that arise. We cover the key 6 issues here.
Amazon has announced its drone testing plans. We set out what this means for last mile delivery and where fleet managers should focus .
If you’re a transport manager of a van fleet, avoid the serious consequences of RTAs with our guide to daily vehicle safety checks.
How Manchester’s Clean Air Zone strategy is taking shape – and what it means for last mile delivery in the city for freight and distribution.
Van fleet maintenance obligations: ignore at your peril. We set out what is required and the pros and cons of outsourcing.
Did you know that for a van fleet of 25 just a 1% improvement in utilisation can provide savings of £25,000? Here are our top 5 tips to get the most out of your fleet.
If you're a transport manager you need to work out when your van fleet drivers need a CPC – and when they don’t. Understand the ins and out here.
Gamification works. It can be a valuable fleet management tool that not only improves driver performance but reaps major savings.
We look at the top five problems of commercial fleet management of an ageing fleet – and show you how to solve the issues they cause your business.
If your vehicles don’t meet new safety standards imposed by London's Safer Lorry Scheme, you'll have to switch to compliant vehicles or retrofit your fleet
Being a successful fleet manager takes a very special set of skills. We asked those in the job what they thought was needed and these are the top 5 results.
Van security is on the increase, the vast majority are never recovered. Find out how to improve security by comparing the different van locks on the market
Low carbon commercial vehicles are on the rise, find out if 2016 will be the year to consider the change
Stringent legal requirements exist for refrigerated vans within the pharma supply chain of vaccines. Find out what you can't afford to ignore.
3 habits you can't fail to adopt if you want to ensure fleet compliance in your construction team - and how to make it a lot easier to keep to.
If you are considering refrigerated van hire, telematics software has advanced to ensure tight margins are kept to in this fast-paced supply chain.
Ensuring driver compliance with legal breaks and vehicle checks, and safe whilst fuel efficient driving is tough. HGV hire covers this for you - see how.
Here are several reasons why refrigerated van hire holds the key to acquiring high quality service at a low cost.
There's a high amount of waste in today's food supply chain. Refrigerated van hire could help companies to reduce wastage and impress customers.
We explain why it's important to implement a comprehensive fleet compliance strategy across your business.
We explain how fleet management software can benefit your business, and why spreadsheets alone can’t offer the same functionality.
Find out how van hire can protect your vehicle fleet and your business finances from damage on UK roads.
Wheelchair accessible vehicle hire can help organisations offer inclusive transport to young people, and reap significant rewards.
Our HGV hire customers can access the latest vehicle models, new technologies and comprehensive vehicle servicing including tachograph calibrations.
Fleet management can help construction managers to maintain their company’s performance on site. Read our blog to find out how.
Is it time to reconsider your options when it comes to vehicle acquisition? Here's why refrigerated van hire is a great choice for many companies.
Find out how small van hire can help you to meet the many demands made on your local council's budget.
Ensuring on-time delivery of vital medicines is critical for healthcare providers. Meet influxes in demand with refrigerated van hire.
As traditional shopping habits change, refrigerated van hire can enable smaller food retail companies to compete.
Avoid workplace stress and keep your refrigerated transport fleet, by investigating commercial fleet hire.
December saw severe flooding across the UK, and some areas may take months to repair. Here’s how welfare van hire can support recovery efforts.
Consider making commercial van hire one of your New Year’s resolutions and give your small business fleet a boost.
Effective fleet management could have a positive correlation on accident rates within your business.
Overhaul your fleet accident management this winter with our five essential driving tips.
Enterprise Flex-E-Rent becomes sole refrigerated truck hire supplier for Bako South Eastern.
Wheelchair accessible vehicles are breaking down barriers in the workplace, ensuring disabled people have access to job opportunities.
Put winter driving safety first, and share our useful tips with your team.
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