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Fleet technology

Fleet interest in “joined up” cross-platform strategies being spurred by pandemic

An increased interest in digitalisation, spurred by the pandemic, is leading more fleets to investigate “joined-up” cross-platform strategies. Debbie Fox, Commercial Director at epyx, explains that there is rapidly growing awareness of the synergies available from adopting complementary technologies to create new efficiencies. “It’s been widely reported that the last year has seen much increased…
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Charlie Brooks appointed Strategy Director

Charlie Brooks has been appointed as our new Strategy Director. A qualified chartered accountant and graduate of the University of Bristol, he joins from Achilles Information, where he was global operations and strategy director. Previously, he was also a strategy consultant at KPMG UK. He will be working mainly on strategy for epyx but will…
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Growth in mobility services likely when effects of pandemic start to wane

A growth in mobility services is likely to take place when the effects of the pandemic start to wane, epyx are predicting. While the coronavirus crisis has had a negative impact on take-up in the sector, it has also opened the door for more imaginative future thinking. Debbie Fox, Commercial Director, explained: “A large proportion…
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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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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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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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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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Epyx: 1link Service Network - vehicle maintenance

Fleets need to manage safety “triple threat”

As businesses have started to emerge from the coronavirus crisis, epyx has been tracking a series of trends that could pose a danger to company car and van safety. We’re calling it a “triple threat” to service, maintenance and repair (SMR) that is starting to become visible through our 1link Service Network platform, used by…
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What is the future of business transport?

One of the major questions that UK businesses are asking as they start to emerge from lockdown is whether the relationship between business and transport has changed forever? It’s a big subject that we’ve certainly been discussing at epyx over recent weeks – and one to which there are probably a wide range of answers.…
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Fleet managment: SMR

Fleet servicing and maintenance back at 60% of pre-coronavirus level

We’ve seen a strong sign that businesses are returning to work with fleet service, maintenance and repair (SMR) now back up to 60% of pre-coronavirus levels. We’re basing this assessment on activity through 1link Service Network. Tim Meadows, Vice President and Commercial Director at epyx, said: “In April, soon after lockdown, the number of jobsheets…
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