Category: Blog

Will fleet managers become mobility architects?

Mobility is one of the buzzwords around the fleet sector at the moment, with predictions of current fleet operations within businesses gradually morphing into flexible transport functions by embracing a whole raft of new technologies based around the concept of mobility-as-a-service (MaaS). As with many buzzwords, what one person means by its use can be…
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Entering the 20th year of epyx

2020 is a significant year for epyx. The company will celebrate its 20th birthday later this year. Over the coming months, we’ll be marking the milestone in a number of ways but thought that an interesting way to start proceedings would be to look back at the landscape in which the company was formed two…
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Refocus on cost control likely to be core fleet SMR story of 2020

A refocus on cost control is likely to be the core fleet service, maintenance and repair story of 2020, a trend which is sometimes ignored in favour of more exciting angles. Tim Meadows, VP and commercial director of epyx, said: “There are a lot of interesting developments surrounding SMR at the moment, ranging from the…
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Road Safety Week 2019

Why fleets should take part in Road Safety Week

Most fleets take safety very seriously, not only because it is part of their legal responsibility as a Duty of Care but due to the moral commitment they make to protecting their employees at work. However, even the most conscientious business can benefit from new ideas – and that’s why Road Safety Week, held annually…
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Epyx celebrates 100 millionth transaction

Celebrating our 100 millionth transaction

This month, we’ve passed a milestone that we believe takes some beating – the 100 millionth fleet transaction through epyx’s 1link Service Network, our service, maintenance and repair platform, was recorded today. 1link Service Network is now well known to almost everyone who is involved in fleet SMR but, when it was launched in 2000,…
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October: Tyre Safety Month

Getting a grip on tyre safety

October is Tyre Safety Month – and therefore an ideal time to take a look at some of the basics of good tyre safety for any business that operates cars and vans. Tyres are perhaps not the most interesting subject in the world but ensuring they are properly managed is essential and part of your…
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Clean Air Zone

The arrival of Clean Air Zones could signal a significant rise in fleet Penalty Charge Notices

The arrival of Clean Air Zones across the UK could signal a significant rise in the numbers of Penalty Charge Notices generated by fleets. While the initial emissions standards enforced by most CAZs are not onerous, they are likely to spread and increase in the coming years, causing more PCNS to be issued. Tim Meadows,…
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1link Live

Getting everyone together to talk about 1link

Users of epyx’s 1link fleet platforms together operate more than four million company vehicles, so it is probably going to be impossible to ever get them all in the same room. However, we’ve just done what might be the next best thing in holding our first-ever 1link Live event, which brought more than 150 of…
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Electric-vehicle-charging

Finally, it looks as though the BEVs are coming

We have been promised for some time that BEVs – pure battery electric vehicles as opposed to electric hybrids – will soon be making big inroads into fleets. Yet it hasn’t quite transpired so far. However, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reported that BEV sales in July tripled year-on-year. The actual numbers remain…
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1Link: Vehicle management

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.