Combination of new vehicle and skills shortages could lead fleets to “poor decisions”

An emerging combination of shortages in both new vehicle supply and fleet management skills could lead to “poor decisions” being made as businesses move towards electrification, FleetCheck is warning. Very long lead times – caused by factors including Brexit, the pandemic and slow production ramp-ups in the switch to EVs – were being magnified as a problem thanks to a decrease in available expertise, said managing director Peter Golding. He explained: “Shortages of vehicles are […]

FleetCheck extends free Back to Work App offer until March 2021

An offer to download a new app designed to handle the risk management of drivers returning to work after furlough has been extended to March 2021. FleetCheck’s Back-to-Work App, based on the company’s well-established Vehicle Inspection App, has been adopted by more than 150 fleets since it was first introduced in June. Peter Golding, managing director, explained: “Given the government’s decision to extend furloughing arrangements until the end of March, it seems right to lengthen […]

FleetCheck releases top five pointers on gaining insight from fleet data

A five point list aimed at helping fleets gain maximum insight from their data has been issued by FleetCheck as businesses seek to identify new levels of efficiency as they head into 2021. The fleet software specialist says that the continuing economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis has prompted many to look again at their fleet fundamentals – and how they measure key aims has become an important topic. Peter Golding, managing director, explained: […]

Company reorganisations leading to new fleet skills shortage, says FleetCheck

Company reorganisations taking place in the wake of the coronavirus crisis are leading to a new shortage in essential fleet skills, reports FleetCheck. The fleet software specialist says that it is seeing growing instances of managers with fleet expertise being made redundant or moved into new roles, often leaving responsibility for cars and vans in the hands of people who have relatively limited experience. Peter Golding, managing director, said: “Long-time watchers of the fleet industry […]