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How to manage journey risks at work

Our two posts on Duty of Care have so far covered the vehicle and the driver. Here, we are going to look at the third and final factor you need to consider – the journey. The underlying principle here is that risk needs to be managed surrounding the demands being placed on the driver on the road.

The importance of maintenance for your duty of care

In our last blog, we started talking about the importance of duty of care and your legal responsibilities relating to the driver. In this second part, we’re going to look at vehicles. There are some fundamental points to bear in mind around choosing company cars and vans and then maintaining them. It is worth bearing…
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Why lower new car sales mean a bigger focus on SMR

You’ll probably have already noticed that fleet new car sales are down again. In June, according to the SMMT, there were 133,310 new cars registered to fleets and businesses, a 5% fall year-on-year. In total, the market is down about 3.4% so far this year. The reasons for this are probably no mystery – continuing…
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Higher level of data security for fleets promised by new data accreditation

A higher level of information assurance for fleets is being promised by a widely-recognised certification achieved by us this week. We have met the ISO27001:2013 standard, which specifies and audits processes intended to bring information under clear and unambiguous management control. Tim Meadows, Commercial Director, said: “At the most fundamental level, this makes a statement…
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Why company car and van duty of care matters for everyone

A surprising number of employers in smaller companies are unaware that, even if they operate just one company vehicle, they have a legal duty of care. This is no small responsibility. If there is an accident that results in the injury or death of any road user and you are found to have been negligent,…
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Retail Ready Vehicle

Greater emphasis placed on ready-to-retail condition for rental companies

2019 is seeing more vehicles being sold as ‘ready-to-retail’ with companies deciding to improve the condition to grade 1-2 before sending to auctions. Read more about this topic on our dedicated remarketing site here

Data

Easy access to data needed to maximise fleet connected car potential

Much easier access to the data generated by connected cars is needed to maximise the wide range of potential benefits they could bring to fleets. While there are now increasing numbers of connected cars on the road, there are no direct ways of reaching the information they generate in real time. Nazma Meer, growth strategy…
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1link Disposal Network Insights

New reports from epyx help fleets track remarketing activity as volume of data continues to grow

Designed to help fleets gain an instant picture of their remarketing activity as the volume of data they face grows, our 1link Insight Reports are being made available to businesses that use the company’s 1link Disposal Network platform to defleet company cars and vans through a wide variety of channels.

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Repatriation by manufacturers increased by dealer demand for used stock.

Manufacturers are repatriating increasing numbers of ex-lease vehicles back into their franchise dealer network as demand for quality used stock increases, reports epyx.

Disposal Network

Used car dealer engagement team created as 1link Disposal Network buyer base grows

epyx has created a new engagement team as the number of used car dealers utilising its 1link Disposal Network platform to acquire stock continues to grow.