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Fleet “remobilisation” plans needed despite new lockdown

Fleets need to be thinking about how they will “remobilise” their operations as the pandemic ends despite the new lockdown introduced this week. If the planned vaccination programme now underway is implemented rapidly, something approaching the new normal’s version of business-as-usual could materialise quite quickly. Debbie Fox, Commercial Director, explained: “Expert views on the speed…
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Electric-vehicle-charging

Data suggests 14% of all fleet cars and vans now electrified

New data from epyx suggests that 14% of cars and vans operated by fleets are now either hybrid or battery electric vehicles. The figure is taken from our 1link Service Network platform, used by fleets totalling four million vehicles to buy and manage service, maintenance and repair (SMR) from nearly 9,000 franchise dealers, independent garages…
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Fines module

New Fines Module added to 1link Hire Network

A new Fines Module – designed to handle the charging of driver fines on short-term rental back to the fleet customer – has been added to our 1link Hire Network platform. Daily rental companies can create a new fine within 1link Hire Network by completing all the relevant details within the module together with associated…
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Brake pad particulates

Brake pads and discs head epyx’s “authoritative” new UK SMR Top 20

Brake pads and discs are the most common reason UK fleet vehicles enter workshops according to an “authoritative” new UK service, maintenance and repair (SMR) Top 20 released by epyx. The table is based on information from our 1link Service Network platform. The data shows the percentage of invoice line items for a range of…
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epyx celebrates 20th anniversary this week

This week marks the 20th anniversary of epyx, which has grown over the last two decades to become one of theimportant and successful e-commerce innovators in the automotive sector. epyx products include the industry standard 1link Service Network, used by fleets totalling four million cars, vans and trucks to manage SMR from nearly 9,000 franchise…
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Data from epyx shows increased level of fleet contract extensions during coronavirus crisis

New data compiled by epyx has shown the increased level of contract extensions made on company cars and vans during the coronavirus crisis. Looking at transactions through our 1link Service Network service, maintenance and repair (SMR) platform, used by fleets operating four million vehicles, we have produced a comparison for April-August 2020 – the height…
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Fleets need to look carefully at contract extensions from SMR angle

Fleets extending replacement cycles in the wake of the coronavirus crisis need to consider the impact from a service, maintenance and repair (SMR) angle. Debbie Fox, Commercial Director at epyx, says that the SMR profiles of many vehicles often involves considerable extra expense in years four and five. She explained: “It seems like an obvious…
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New independent garage recruitment drive underway for 1link Service Network

A new independent garage recruitment drive is underway for epyx’s long-established 1link Service Network e-commerce platform. The push has been prompted by three factors – existing customer demand for a wider choice of outlets, new customers joining the platform wanting to add their existing suppliers, and the effects of the coronavirus crisis creating a bottleneck…
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Welcome to Debbie Fox – epyx’s new Commercial Director

Debbie Fox has been appointed as the new Commercial Director at epyx, responsible for all commercial activities at the company and across the 1link family of platforms in the UK and internationally. She replaces Tim Meadows, who has moved on within the FLEETCOR Technologies group of companies to become Managing Director at fleet and workshop…
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Vans set to power daily rental recovery as volumes hit 60% of pre-lockdown levels

Vans look set to power the recovery in daily rental, we’re predicting at epyx, with overall volumes on our 1link Hire Network platform now hitting 60% of pre-lockdown levels. Tim Meadows, Vice President and Commercial Director, said: “At first glance, reaching 60% may not necessarily sound like a recovery but, during the quietest parts of…
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