Pandemic sees “collaboration” named by one in three fleets as reason for buying software

“Collaboration” is now being named by one in three companies buying fleet software as a key reason for purchasing, reports FleetCheck. The factor has become much more important over the last year as the pandemic has forced many fleet departments to often work across a number of locations, explained Peter Golding, managing director. “There’s a section of the fleet industry that has persisted for many years in using tools such as spreadsheets and paper-based systems […]

Driver-owned home delivery fleets need to “start to align to industry norms on safety over time”

Massive growth in driver-owned home delivery fleets means that they need to start to “align to industry norms on safety over time,” FleetCheck is warning. Peter Golding, managing director of the fleet software specialist, said the increase in these kinds of vehicle operations during the pandemic was an area that needed attention. “There have always been some issues with people using their own unsuitable vehicles for business activity but, when this was limited to, for […]

Why companies need to ensure drivers are carrying out walkaround checks

A walkaround check is more than a ‘tick-box’ exercise as it ensures your vehicle is fit for the road. Increasingly at FleetCheck, we have been seeing evidence that drivers are treating essential walkaround checks on their company vehicles as a “tick box” exercise. These inspections should be carried out on a daily basis ideally, and so it is perhaps inevitable that some degree of fatigue sets in. Drivers may just go through the motions rather […]

Managing legal compliance and risk

Running a fleet – if not done properly – can be a legal minefield, and we can’t stress enough how vital it is that you understand what’s expected of you/your company/your drivers and that all know what to do in order to fulfil those obligations. These days so much focus is channelled into reducing fleet costs – and quite rightly so.  For most companies the fleet features in the top 3 most costly assets, so […]