Fleet Alliance replaces van fleet at Clark Contracts

Fleet Alliance, has replaced a large percentage of the light commercial fleet at busy construction, refurbishment and maintenance company, Clark Contracts. Clark Contracts, a £50m turnover business based in East and West of Scotland, has been trading for 37 years…

New road tax system announced at Budget

Following the Conservative Party’s success at the 2015 General Election, this year’s Summer Budget Statement ushered in a new system of Vehicle Excise Duty that is designed to create a new roads fund by 2020. At the same time, Chancellor…

DVLA extends licence checking period to 21 days

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has extended the time period within which drivers can share their licence details with third parties from three days to three weeks. Following the abolition of the traditional paper counterpart to the driving licence…

Pre-Election budget: A mixed bag for fleets

The 2015 Budget had more than one eye on the General Election in a few weeks’ time as the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced a series of measures designed to continue the feel-good factor for voters ahead of GE-day on May…

Fleets need to tackle licence checking issue

The Government has delayed the abolition of the paper counterpart of the photocard driving licence until June 8, following pressure from industry bodies concerned that none of the promised systems are in place to help fleets check driving licence records. The…

Middle laners get marginalised to the left

‘Hey you! Get over!’ How many times have you curdled with frustration at other drivers’ ill-mannered and plain incorrect driving? (I know we’re supposed to stay calm while driving, but sometimes, honestly….) You know what I’m talking about. The middle…

Beer tax drop to fuel cars…

Thank you Mr Osborne. I’m off down the pub to fill up my car with beer. The 3p fuel duty rise due in September may have been scrapped, but the tax on beer has gone down. Impressive. “Landlord! I’ll have…

The marvellous MINI

In my last blog I talked about how we measure success in business. It seems quite an appropriate lead into this blog which celebrates the MINI. Sorry, the Mini. Lower case. Because it’s the Mini – the classic Issigonis designed…

The indigestion of congestion

It’s that sinking moment – when, suddenly, your day starts swiftly heading south. We’ve all been there: when you see that oh-so-deserved end-of-the-day beer before dinner slowly sinking away as you sail past the motorway exit road and just ahead…

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