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The van fleet sector appears to be splitting into thirds over eLCV adoption, FleetCheck is reporting, with “sceptics” set to be a potential issue. Peter Golding, managing director at the fleet management software company, said that operators could be classified into enthusiastic adopters, those who saw electrification as inevitable, and others who were determined to resist electric vans as long as possible. “The idea of ‘thirds’ is, of course, a useful simplification but also largely
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Electric vehicle company car schemes are proving to be a key retention and recruitment tool as the job market heats up following the pandemic, FleetCheck is reporting. With more than one million job vacancies in the economy, providing the right company car offering was becoming an especially attractive benefit, said Peter Golding, managing director at the fleet management software company. “Higher levels of taxation in recent years have seen petrol and diesel company cars become
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Shortages in drivers, vehicles and fuel mean fleet management is undergoing a fundamental change in becoming more resource rather than cost-based. Fleet software company FleetCheck said that the situation – prompted by everything from the pandemic to the semiconductor shortage to Brexit – was likely to persist for some time. Peter Golding, managing director, explained: “Without realising it, fleets have been operating through an extended period of plenty. If you needed drivers or vehicles or
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Fuel shortages in recent weeks have caused a rapid loss of control over fleet running costs, says FleetCheck. Peter Golding, managing director at the fleet management software company, said that because company car and van drivers were often being forced to buy fuel where they could get it, their employers were having to pay whatever prices were being asked. He explained: “Petrol and diesel prices had already been rising rapidly before the onset of the