Category: Money saving

Charity hope to save money by spending money

Animal welfare charity, the RSPCA, will be installing Trimble’s Telematics technology and Geo safety devices into all of their vehicles to help workers rescue and collect animals of all shapes and sizes throughout England and Wales.
The installation will start this month, with their transit vans being the first to benefit from real-time visibility of the location of the vehicle. This will help dispatchers make an informed decision about which vehicle is best equipped and also closest to an animal who is in need of assistance. […]

Recession will not stop the toll increase on the Severn Bridge

Firms who regularly cross the Severn Bridge are angry that from January 1st they will be hit with another price increase. The M4 Business Network has issued a warning that some business may be forced to leave the area and they are urging the Welsh Government to address the issue of rising costs.
The Federation of Small Businesses in Wales has condemned the move and there are also concerns that the increase will be a blow to tourism. The toll for cars will now increase to […]

Fuel duty rise cancelled as Chancellor backs down

Drivers across the UK get a welcome bit of relief yesterday as Chancellor George Osborne bowed to pressure and announced the proposed increase in fuel duty for early next year was to be cancelled.
Speaking before the House of Commons in his Autumn statement the Chancellor announced that the 3p rise in fuel duty due to begin on January 2nd would now be scrapped and a further planned 5p increase in August would now be just 3p. The news will be welcomed by motorists all over […]

Drivers cutting corners in a bid to save cash

According to a report released today, drivers across the UK are putting their safety and other motorists’ safety at risk as they look to save money on their every day motoring. The same survey revealed many motorists are now getting motor insurance quotes for third party insurance instead of comprehensive cover as they look for other ways to keep their cars on the road.
The survey conducted by a car rental company revealed just how desperate some motorists are to keep their motoring costs down. Over […]

Parts supplier keen on saving vans

As the austerity measures imposed by the Government start to impact on businesses across the UK, one van parts supplier is beseeching van owners not to scrap their vehicles unless it is really necessary.
Multipart, a major parts supplier to LDV vans, has launched a “save our vans” appeal, hoping to reduce the number of LDVs being written off by insurance companies. They are hoping to extend the scheme to all 80 UK dealers of LDVs and believe the system will enable engineers to quickly assess […]

Ever increasing van maintenance costs can be cut

The cost of running a van is soaring, with tax, petrol and commercial vehicle insurance all being increased each year. Now research has shown that some garage mechanics are charging more per hour than a barrister.
Independent vehicle warranty supplier, Warranty Direct, has released the results of research which shows the average labour rates at a garage have gone up by 6% during the past year and are now at £75 an hour. However, drivers could cut in half their yearly maintenance bills by simply taking […]

Major charity buys sixteen Masters

A nationwide charity has purchased commercial vehicle insurance on a whole new fleet of vans this weekend, as they have taken delivery of sixteen new vehicles.
Age UK, the charity that works to improve the lives of Britain’s older population, has bought sixteen Renault Master vans and plans to operate them in its retail section. The vans will be used to make door to door collections of clothes donated by the generous public in the UK, and will then take the clothes on to the charity’s […]

Firms will need structured approach to Electric Vehicles

Fleets need to take a structured approach to managing the first electric vehicles being used as company cars and vans, according to Fleet software market leader CFC Solutions.
In the future when firms start using electric cars and vans, they are worried that the businesses will treat the first electric vehicles as environmentally friendly novelties, when what they really should be doing is learning about how they operate, the limitations, and of course, the financial benefits as quickly as possible. A lot of money will have […]

Latest tyre can save van drivers money

There is good news for van drivers after it has been revealed that a reduction in fuel consumption of between two and three per cent will be possible, with the latest van tyre from Giti Tire. A saving of this kind could well cover the cost of commercial vehicle insurance over a year. When compared with its predecessor, the new EX achieved the saving through a 10% weight reduction and 15% rolling resistance. The manufacturers say that the production technologies and the materials they […]