Author: Arjun

Save Money for Fleets through Regenerative Braking

Fleets under heavier classifications operate their purpose in various ways, from transporting essential goods across long distances to hauling stocks away from populated sectors. Even though technology has become a crucial part of life, it still hasn’t progressed to serve conveniently. However, regenerative braking and cleaner operations are being constructed in heavy-duty fleet design featu...

Catalytic Converters – How to Prevent Theft for Fleets

The catalytic converter is a device fitted mostly on gas or diesel-powered vehicles and is mandated in the UK since 1992. Catalytic converters include materials that neutralize nearly 90% of toxic gasses in the engine exhaust contributing to the smog. Many vehicles on UK roads are equipped with catalytic converters; thus the catalytic converter theft has also become a genuine concern – no ma...

London Borough of Hackney – Environmental update

The London borough of Hackney has already saved thousands of pounds using the way they manage their fleets, but they don’t seem to stop dwelling on their achievements. Hackney has identified the purchasing power through their coordinated procurement program and planning to take a step further. The fleets include of total 380 vehicles with HGVs, company cars, light commercial vans, welfare bu...

Sheffield Clean Air Zone plans to further delay by 2023

Plans to bring Sheffield Clean Air Zone into effect have been delayed again. The goal was to initiate charging drivers with vans, taxis, buses, coaches and lorries who do not comply with Euro 6 Diesel or Euro 4 emission standards in the near time. But the UK council has now announced the start of the Sheffield Clean Air Zone will probably be starting next year. Vehicles with no heavyweight will be...

Do you have to report a minor accident to the UK police?

Do you have to report a minor accident to the UK police? The answer is YES. No one wishes to be involved in an unfortunate accident. But it can happen within split seconds despite anyone’s fault. Despite the seriousness of the accident, you’ll need to call the police by dialling 101 (UK police non-emergency number) and report the accident within 24 hours. If you’re the cause of s...

Read this before choosing the right fuel card for your business?

Whether you’re a start-up or growing a business, a fuel card can provide benefits. Fuel cards are created to save money as well as time, so businesses need to get one. How? Here are some of the critical things to consider when it comes to choosing the right fuel card:  Vehicle Type Cards When comparing cards, the first thing to consider is the type of vehicles you consider your fleet. Whether...

What are the current VED rates?

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) is a tax defined by the duration of tailpipe CO2 emissions measured on the official test including your vehicle’s list price. VED came into force based on 13 bands in 2018 and has encountered an updated price from 1st April 2022. If you’ve registered your vehicle under the aforementioned date, you’ll need to pay the tax covering your vehicle for the next...

What are smart motorways and where can we find them?

The UK government has promised not to build any all-lane running motorways across the UK until the current motorways are comprehensively assessed for safety. The lanes use a rigid shoulder as an extra lane in the traffic but have been criticised as a cause of many unfortunate deaths. Part of the smart motorway masterplan is vehicles use the hard shoulder during busy periods. Great idea. But what h...

Check Your Tyre Tread Depth and Avoid Getting Charged £2,500

You can check your tyre tread depth to avoid getting charged £2,500 if not complied with the legal requirements. A few parts of your vehicle are as essential as your tyres to maintain an effective contact between the road and the machine, which is crucial for acceleration, control, and self-breaking. To improve the overall ride quality of your vehicle, it’s suggested to check if your tyre tr...

Towing Laws 2022: What can you drive legally?

No matter if you are planning to tow a caravan on your summer holidays or going to tow a trailer filled with goods for work, it’s crucial to remember what vehicles your driving licence entitles you to drive. The towing laws in the UK are supposed to change soon.  In September 2021, the UK government already gave the notice to scrap the extra test for towing trailers up to 3,500kg, an in...

How weather affects your fleet performance and how you should avoid it

While typical weather, such as an average rain or wind, won’t significantly affect fleet performance, heavy storms, snow, winds, rain, and fog like extreme weather can cause a problem. Whether you are operating in a cold Northern or hot Southern hemisphere, being prepared is highly recommended. FROM JANUARY TO APRIL, the UK and European winters can create hazards like snow, black ice, fog, a...

Where is the longest motorway in the UK?

FleetSpeak gives an insightful guide to the longest motorway in the UK. Since 2017, the UK government figures have outnumbered by estimating the longest motorway in the UK at a staggering 246,700 miles that is (397,025kms) Whereas a vast 87.3% of the overall length can be found on short roads, making the handful of the country’s significant roads an excellent cross-country drive. What’...