Category: Blog

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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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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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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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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