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Fleet Issues – Commercial Vehicles

Did you know that having a vehicle off-road can cost your business upwards of £750 a day?

Beyond this financial cost and reduced productivity, there’s the potential impact on customer satisfaction – and any issues can compound if several vans or LCVs are unavailable at the same time.

We want to help you navigate this business-critical challenge, so we’ve put together a series of guides around optimising the operational efficiency of your fleet. We hope you find them helpful.

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Written by Posted on 26.04.2018

Commercial Vehicle Show has become a must-see attraction for fleet and transport managers as it presents a one-stop-shop for everything related to commercial vehicles. Here are our five highlights from the 2018 show.

6 Steps to Electric Light Commercial Vehicle [e-LCV] successRead the post

Written by Posted on 11.12.2017

Discover the operational and business advantages for businesses integrating electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs) to their fleets in our new whitepaper.

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[Infographic] The importance of making time for daily van checks

Written by | Posted on 21.05.2018

Unplanned vehicle off road time is the bane of every fleet operator, costing time and money whilst you wait for vehicles to be fixed. To help we've created a simple infographic reminder of the daily van checks to make to help prevent some of that downtime.

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Research reveals compliance is number one concern of business critical fleets

Written by | Posted on 27.04.2018

A recent survey by WhatVan and LeasePlan reveals top ranked concern of commercial vehicle operators is around compliance - specifically legislation and duty of care.

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The importance of daily vehicle checks

Written by | Posted on 19.04.2018

Nearly 50% of all faults found on MOT’s could have been avoided by carrying out regular, simple maintenance. Find out the real cost of preventable downtime, the importance of daily checks and the importance of record keeping – from a compliance and driver management perspective.

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LeasePlan showcase super-six solutions at 2018 Commercial Vehicle Show

Written by | Posted on 19.04.2018

LeasePlan UK will present its expanded portfolio of commercial vehicle products and services at this year’s CV Show.

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[Webinar] Future-proof your commercial vehicle fleet

[Webinar] Future-proof your commercial vehicle fleet

Written by | Posted on 05.04.2018

Future proofing your commercial vehicle fleet – a free webinar from LeasePlan UK hosted by Head of Commercial Vehicles Mark Lovett.

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[Whitepaper] Commercial vehicle compliance

Written by | Posted on 04.04.2018

Fleets must comply with many laws and regulations - and LeasePlan UK’s new whitepaper on compliance is designed to help fleets navigate through the associated complexities.

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Plan for the future: Keeping up with new policies

Written by | Posted on 23.03.2018

Plan for the future: Keeping up with new policies. Recently, van drivers have had to grapple with a seemingly endless series of new policies, mostly aimed at improving the quality of the air we breathe.

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[Case Study] Interserve centralises UK fleet

Written by | Posted on 15.09.2017

Find out how a construction firm worked with LeasePlan UK to create a centralised outsourced fleet solution delivering simplified driver communication.

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Cut end of contract damage costs

How can you cut end-of-contract costs?

Written by | Posted on 15.09.2017

We aim to keep our customers’ end of contract costs to a minimum. Discover what you can do to keep costs low in our latest blog.

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Interview Mark Lovett, Head of Commercial Vehicles at LeasePlan UK

Written by | Posted on 08.09.2017

Interview with Head of Commercial Vehicles Mark Lovett on LeasePlan's approach to Van Best Practice.

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[Case Study] Paradigm Housing save £1M on fleet deal to reinvest back into new homes

Written by | Posted on 12.05.2017

A personalised approach to fleet management secures LeasePlan UK a five-year contract for Property Services vans with Paradigm Housing Group

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Commercial Vehicle Show 2017

Written by | Posted on 08.05.2017

Highlights from the 2017Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham's NEC Arena on 25-27 April.

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Vehicle Check App – a useful addition to your tool kit.

Written by | Posted on 07.04.2017

Every fleet manager knows that technology is playing an increasingly important role when it...

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Van Check App – a useful addition to your tool kit.

Written by | Posted on 07.04.2017

Technology is playing an increasingly important role when it comes to running a fleet that operate as efficiently – and as safely – as possible.

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All about AdBlue

Written by | Posted on 27.09.2016

More and more vehicles are fitted with AdBlue - find out all you need to know in our AdBlue guide.

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MOT checks and failure rates

Half of all large vans fail their MOT test

Written by | Posted on 26.07.2016

Vans are driving Britain’s economic growth, but as our report shows, MOT results from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) ought to make us think through some of the other implications.

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The year of the heavy van

Written by | Posted on 14.07.2016

Registration data from the SMMT shows the number of vans registered in the year to June was the highest it has ever been: 377,392 in total

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Procurement for Housing (PfH) Live 2016

Written by | Posted on 22.06.2016

Automotive Leasing are proud to once again exhibit at Procurement for Housing's PfH Live event between Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th June.

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Safety first and last at the Commercial Vehicle Show

Written by | Posted on 28.04.2016

Debuting at this week’s CV Show were three vehicles featuring autonomous emergency braking; Toyota Proace, Peugeot Expert and Citroen Dispatch.

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CV Show 2016 : Day one review

Written by | Posted on 27.04.2016

Day one of the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Show. Included unveiling of LDV's EV80 all electric powertrain, FTA Truck Excellence Standards and SMMT revealing vans had hit all time high

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FTA searches for best van driver in UK

Written by | Posted on 06.04.2016

The search goes on for the best van driver in the UK with the FTA Van Excellence awards - sponsored by LeasePlan.

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LeasePlan crowned Best LCV Lease Provider of the Year

Written by | Posted on 08.03.2016

LeasePlan crowned Best LCV Lease Provider of the Year at Van A2Z Awards

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Keep your eyes on the road

Written by | Posted on 24.01.2016

An alarming increase in the number of accidents that are ultimately down to drivers not paying attention still does not seem to get the message through to driver

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Energy Audit Scheme

Written by | Posted on 24.01.2016

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and the impact on commercial vehicle fleets

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Drivers’ Working Hours

Written by | Posted on 24.01.2016

Drivers' working hours - ECJ ruling on journeys to work for workers with no fixed place of work

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London Safer Lorries Scheme

Written by | Posted on 24.01.2016

Changes to the London Safer Lorries Scheme

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How to beat the diesel driver’s blues: AdBlue

Written by | Posted on 04.11.2015

More and more diesels now incorporate Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology which relies on a rather clever solution - AdBlue - to work.

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FTA Van Driver of the Year

Written by | Posted on 09.09.2015

The FTA Van Excellence Van Driver of the Year competition is just one example of the new initiatives that are being developed by the FTA, and one that we wholeheartedly support.

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Commercial Fleet 10 Commandments

Written by | Posted on 30.07.2015

Vans and other commercial vehicles aren’t cars. They don’t just get people places, they...

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LIFE IN THE MIDDLE LANE GETS COSTLY

Written by | Posted on 23.06.2015

Driving involves decisions, and attention. And having to turn this thing in front of you called a ‘steering wheel’.

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The six second van theft

Written by | Posted on 11.02.2015

Gone in 60 seconds? West Midlands Police released CCTV footage that shows a theft from a van can take as little as six seconds.

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Vans are the driver of economic growth

Written by | Posted on 25.09.2014

According to figures from the DfT for 2013 and the first half of this year, vans now make up very nearly 10 per cent of all vehicles being registered.

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The end of tractor tailbacks

Written by | Posted on 31.07.2014

It sounds fine to tell tractors to pull over, but should we fine them if they can’t?

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Mondeo Man

Written by | Posted on 24.07.2014

Blair's 'Mondeo Man' conceived at the 1996 Labour Party Conference was created to establish a credo that his party could follow and voters could sign up to.

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Hard drive crash

Written by | Posted on 30.06.2014

It’s a disaster when your broadband goes down, or your inbox is swamped with...

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Car on Road Moneybox

Road pricing’s a hard sell without the carrot

Written by | Posted on 23.06.2014

Last month’s paper by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), The Long Road...

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Commercial Fleet Success

Written by | Posted on 01.05.2014

The way you run a commercial vehicle fleet makes a difference to the bottom...

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Telematics

Written by | Posted on 23.08.2013

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Telematics Data Sheets

Written by | Posted on 23.08.2013

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