Fleet parts prices have risen by more than a third in four years

Our new data shows average fleet parts prices have risen by more than a third (35%) in four years. Using a basket of common parts including front discs and pads, wiper blades, clutch, pollen filter, headlamp bulbs and spark plugs, the total cost has risen from £713 in 2020 to £963 in 2024. The biggest…
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Average age of fleet cars and vans continued to rise in 2023

Our new data shows that, in 2023, the average age of fleet cars and vans continued to rise. The average age of a fleet car in 2023, at the point of service or repair, was 3.00 years, compared to 2.86 in 2022, 2.74 in 2021, 2.55 in 2020 and 2.40 in 2019. For vans, the…
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1link Service Network fleet transactions increased by 6% in 2023

Our 1link Service Network Platform saw a 6% increase in transactions during 2023. 1link Service Network also enjoyed a strong year internationally, with invoices raised by users in Denmark rising by 22%, by 12% in Ireland, by 8% in France and by 7% in Portugal. Tim Meadows, Chief Commercial Officer, said that 2023’s figures followed…
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Use of independent garages by fleets rises by a quarter between one year old and four year old vehicles

Use of independent garages by fleets has increased by around a quarter for company cars and vans that are aged four years old compared to their one-year-old counterparts.  Our new data shows that the purchasing of SMR changes from 30% independent garages and 70% franchise dealers at one to two years old to 35% /65%…
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1link Service Network and REALtime Communications’ integration opens the door to faster booking

For the first time without the need for human intervention, company car, van and truck drivers can book into workshop diaries online, using 1link Service Network’s new integration with REALtime Communications (RTC). Using our Driver Booking Module, which can be accessed through almost any digital device, users can select their preferred dealer, view the slots…
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New mobility companies want digitalised approach to fleet SMR

New mobility companies want an approach to fleet service, maintenance and repair (SMR) that matches their own digital infrastructures, epyx is reporting. These organisations were built on fast, accurate and efficient digital processes that benefited both themselves and their customers, explained Marc Lees, Business Development Director, and were looking for similar methods from SMR suppliers.…
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Celebrating 3 years of 1link Service Network in Denmark

We are celebrating our third anniversary of business in Denmark with five leasing companies and two new importers now using our 1link Service Network platform. The leasing companies are ALD, NF Fleet, Opendo, Fleggaard Leasing, Jyske Finans with importers Semler Mobility Import and Hessel Trucks. They are all using 1link Service Network to manage their…
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1link Service Network transactions rise by 17% in record year

For our 1link Service Network, maintenance and repair (SMR) platform, 2022 was a record year with the total number of UK transactions increasing by 17% on the previous 12 months. Our product also experienced a strong year internationally with the quantity of invoices raised by users in Ireland up 220%, in Denmark by 209%, in…
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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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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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