Category: Money saving

Michelin Tyres provide record Mileage for HGVs

Companies are always trying to save money when it comes to their commercial vehicle fleets, which is why they spend so much time looking for the best fleet managers, commercial vehicle insurance providers and parts for their vehicles. Tyres are often expensive for commercial vehicles, especially large HGVs, and they also need to be replaced on a regular basis due to the amount of long-haul driving is required.
So commercial vehicle owners will be interested to hear that Michelin has produced tyres for HGVs that […]

Fleet Service Provider offers Rental Health Checks on Commercial Vehicles

Cambridgeshire based fleet services provider Alliance Asset Management is offering private and public sector organisations a rental health check in order to make sure they are obtaining maximum business value. The health check will be free of charge for the first ten customers that take up the offer, as long as their spending is between ten thousand and twenty five thousand pounds a year.
As many companies are struggling with the current economic conditions, it may be wiser for some to choose to rent vehicles […]

Nexus Vehicle Rental to supply Kier’s Fleet Services

Kier fleet services have announced that for the next two years Nexus Vehicle Rental will be the new rental provider for the company. The new contract will see Nexus Vehicle Rental providing a nationwide supply of both short and medium term rental vehicles, with almost twenty per cent of which will be used for commercial purposes. Kier is also able to access ‘special build’ vehicles via Nexus, such as vehicles that are required for specific projects which can be returned after the […]

New pilot scheme promises reduced travelling times for van drivers

The Department for Transport (DfT) have announced a pilot scheme for road improvements which should see four major road projects completed in double quick time.
The schemes will be welcomed by the majority of motorists but those who typically cover their vehicles with commercial vehicle insurance will be particularly pleased. The four highways involved are the A160/180 in Lincolnshire, the M3 in Surrey, The M1 between Sheffield and Nottingham, and the M6 in the West Midlands. All of the roads attract high volumes of business traffic […]

Hewer Add New Citroen Berlingo Vans to their Fleet

As part of their on-going drive to reduce its fleet carbon footprint as well as delivering financial savings, Hewer Facilities Management Ltd has just taken delivery of thirty-six high specification Berlingo HDi 90 manual L1 Enterprise vans which will be added to their commercial van insurance policy.
Hewer acquired the latest Berlingo vans on a mix of outright purchase and three-year, 60,000 mile contract hire with maintenance agreements. In addition to the excellent standard equipment which includes air conditioning, reverse parking sensors and Bluetooth, the vans […]

Whiplash Claims Costing Van Drivers Up to £90 a Year

A report released by one of the UK’s leading motoring organisations suggests that claims from whiplash injuries are costing the motor insurance industry £2 billion a year and puts £90 extra onto the cost of an average van insurance premium.
The AA, who published the report, are now urging the Government to take firm action on the crisis which is affecting cost of motor insurance, and say reform is now long overdue. In the last two years quotes for commercial vehicle insurance have gone up by […]

Advanced Driving Techniques Will Aid Fuel Economy

As commercial drivers continue to struggle operating a business with overheads almost impossibly high, one of the UK’s leading road safety campaigning groups once again stress the benefits of advanced driving techniques.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) believes drivers can sometimes be their own worst enemy when it comes to fuel costs and advocate several simple driving tips that could save motorists running their own businesses thousands of pounds over the course of a year. The tips are all based on data derived from […]

Supermarkets Cut Fuel Price as Wholesale Market Plummets

Van drivers will have good reason to call in at their local supermarket this week as three of the biggest supermarket chains in the UK announce they are cutting the price of fuel.
On the day that tanker driver leaders must decide whether to accept the offer made by the oil distribution companies or give notice of a strike, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco have announced they are reducing the cost of fuel at their supermarket garage forecourts. Asda set the ball rolling by announcing to its […]

Tesco Join Forces with Fuelcard

A new deal between the Fuelcard Company and Tesco will allow fleet drivers to be able to use their Keyfuel cards at any of the supermarket forecourts at no extra charge. The deal will mean drivers will have an extra 475 sites which extends the network of available forecourts to 1925.
The partnership will secure Keyfuels’ place as one of the most prominent networks in the United Kingdom, with drivers able to access diesel at a single fixed price regardless of the advertised retail pump price. […]

Council take first steps to a greener future

Local councils in Perth and Kinross have made a pledge to copy their counterparts in Canada and Germany by switching to greener technology and move away from diesel and petrol vehicles.
Trials have already started with the dog control team who are using two new vans, one powered by electric, the other using a hybrid engine and both covered by vehicle insurance cover. The change to green fuel may pose some problems in the coming months for the local authority because efforts in the Highlands to […]