The impact of increased regulation and the ongoing volatility of energy
prices must be among the top five banes of a senior finance professional’s life.
For those companies running large fleets, energy price volatility and the
swathes of regulation coming from bureaucrats continue to make grim reading.
So, should we be concerned with fleets at all? John Maslen takes a look at
the fleet outsourcing industry in this special report and offers tips for those
looking to wash their hands of a distracting and time-consuming part of their
Managing a fleet economically and ecologically has never been more important.
Catherine Chetwynd talks to the Energy Saving Trust’s head of transport advice
about how businesses can save money and energy.
Technology has matured over the past couple of years, offering a great ally
in the battle to keep costs down. Find out what’s available below.
Also, with tolls, speeding fines and parking tickets all having an impact on
a company’s bottom line, we look at some of the worst offenders.
OUR LATEST FEATURES
Car ownership schemes: fit for purpose?
Employee car ownership schemes bring structure and control to offering cash car
allowances and ensure they buy something suitable
Motoring penalties: crunch time
Company Directors need to wise up to the new laws aimed at improving road safety
and reducing the number of crashes involving drivers at work, or they could find
themselves in grave danger
Vehicle tracking: watch and learn
If you think vehicle tracking technology is about spying on staff you’d be
mistaken. Its main focus is boosting field staff productivity, encouraging safer
driving and increasing business profitability
Private car use: miles better?
A revamp of the rules concerning the use of private cars for company business
could have far-reaching effects
Going green: green credit
Saving the planet doesn’t have to cost you money - our reporter looks at how
you can make green fleet pay
Road pricing: route one
Is road pricing really the answer to the road congestion crisis?
Carbon emissions in the frontline
Tread carefully and reducing your fleet’s carbon footprint can be a
Staff problems with congestion charging
‘Forgetful’ drivers put firms on the congestion charge penalty spot
Putting safety first
Fleet managers have a responsability to encourage their employees to drive more
FEATURES: HIGHLIGHTS OF 2006
How to maximise returns when a vehicle is
Fleet operations must choose carefully and invest wisely to maximise their
return when their vehicles are defleeted
How alternative fuels are being used in today’s fleet
Drivers want environmentally friendly cars but not the hassle of new technology.
Time for the car fuelled by potato crisp oil
Corporate profile: the Toyota Production
Toyota’s production ethos has helped steer it to the top. But can these
principles be implemeted throughout the business?
Choosing the right direction: satellite
Our guide to sat navs helps you choose the best system and offers safety
tips so you won’t be driven to distraction
Fleet: passenger allowance
Are the tax breaks for car sharing worth bothering about? Our reporter steers
through the issues of passenger allowance
Fleet: environment – costing the Earth?
Our reporter looks at trends that could see companies doing their bit for the
planet and saving money
Fleet: tax benefits
Treasury action over the tax benefits of employee car ownership could see
company cars make a comeback
Fleet special: fill bill
Government flexibility over EU Sixth Directive on reclaiming VAT on
fuel purchased by employees could save business billions
Fleet special: key functions
Outsourcing company fleet functions is becoming increasingly popular. It can
provide huge cost savings
Fleet special: drive for cleaner cars
More efficient fleet cars and responsible driving can help preserve the
environment and reduce business costs
Fleet special: external drive
Thinking of handing over your fleet to non-specialists? It’s important
to consider all aspects before such a move
Fleet special: emission
Can fleets marry desired performance and glamour with clean fuel
Fleet special: blazing a trail
Will tax policy changes help speed up the development of greener
Fleet special: remote control
There are a range of software options to ease the burden of fleet management
Fleet special: driven up the
Finance departments are fed up with employees who neglect to pay the
Fleet special: car trouble
For most businesses, company cars are a pleasure and a pain in equal measure
Fleet special: the engine room
Our panel of Insider Business Club experts examine the issues that are
fuelling the fleet debate
Car tax calculators
Calculator can be used to determine the taxable benefit on you current or
proposed new company car.
This HMRC link can
help you calculate your company car benefit and (if appropriate) your fuel
Deloitte’s site contains
Free car tax guide
Fleet savings calculator
By adding the information specific to your organisation, you can see how much
money you can save on your
management costs per week/month
Return on investment calculator
The return on investment
calculator will give you some idea of the impact of a fleet’s accident
Cash or car calculator for employees
This will help you decide if a
car is really worthwhile
A useful free
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