Brexit: No deal is the worst possible scenario
The news was announced this week that leaving the EU without a tariff-free trade deal could see the price of vehicles go up “about 10%”, and the price of parts could rise “about 4.5%”.
From Monday 23rd October 2017, London will be introducing a Toxicity charge, also known as a T-Charge, in a bid to help reduce air pollution by discouraging drivers of older, high polluting vehicles from entering the city.
The Toxicity Charge will apply to all vehicles that do not meet the Euro 4 emission standards that enter the current London Congestion Charge Zone – generally most cars registered before 2006.
We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant
Total Motion have moved its support for the armed forces community up a gear by officially signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
By signing this agreement, Total Motion’s managing director Simon Hill has pledged that armed forces personnel, veterans, reservists and their families will be treated fairly by the company.
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker, of 7th Infantry Brigade, signed the Covenant on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, alongside Simon at the signing ceremony at Total Motion’s Leicester-based head office.
Simon Hill said: “As our business continues to grow we’re delighted to be able to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and strengthen our support for current and former Service personnel and their families.
“The levels of training provided by the military are incredibly high and it’s been amazing to see just how far those skills transfer into the business environment.”
“Signing the Covenant confirms our pledge to back service personnel, whether they are our employees or our clients.”
John Wilson, the Ministry of Defence’s regional employer engagement director for the East Midlands, said: It’s great that a thriving business such as Total Motion has signed the Armed Forces Covenant.
“It shows that the company understands how broad a skill set service personnel develop through their military training and the many benefits that can provide to employers.”
“Strengthening its relationship with the Armed Forces community is likely to help Total Motion grow further in the future.”
Petrol and diesel cars set to provide owners with valuable nest egg
As we know, plans to stop the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles in 2040 have been introduced, but this isn’t all bad as many current diesel and petrol cars will start to appreciate in value come 2040.
Families can begin to look at the positives; today’s future classic cars could be used as valuable nest eggs or pension pots for the future, industry experts predict.
Simon Hill, managing director, said car owners who invest wisely and look after their vehicles could well benefit financially.
Our new app features a vehicle defect reporting system that can be formatted for use on cars, vans or HGVs, meaning drivers will no longer have to fill in forms or wait on the phone if they encounter a problem before starting their journey or while out on the road.
Drivers will also be able to report an accident and submit their mileage via the app.
Further benefits are available by using the app in combination with our telematics. Fleets will be able to reduce downtime by up to 50 per cent as repairs can be arranged en route via one of our network of service engineers or via a mobile repairer.
Why it is vital employers carry out regular driving licence checks
Do you regularly check driving licences to ensure that your employees are legally entitled to drive for your business?
If you don’t, then you’re risking invalidating your insurance and breaking the law as not all motorists notify their employers if they incur penalty points on their licence, a recent study has revealed.
Only 13 per cent of drivers surveyed by RAC Insurance said they would tell their employer if they received points, while a quarter, who already have points, said they hadn’t let any organisation know when they got them.
Our internal leasing service brings large fleets huge savings
Due to our innovative internal leasing service, we are saving large fleets millions of pounds by creating and managing businesses’ own leasing services on their behalf. This service is such a success, that we are delighted to be winning major new contracts as more organisations with fleets of upwards of 500 vehicles discover the cost savings and operational benefits we can provide.
For example, this option has enabled one large Total Motion customer with a fleet in excess of 3,500 vehicles to save more than £10 million over a four year cycle.
Fleet operators urged to listen to driver’s mental health concerns
Fleet operators have been warned to be aware of potential mental health problems among their drivers in the wake of an influential study. The report, commissioned by Mercedes-Benz, found that almost one in five van drivers described their mental health as poor, or very poor, with three quarters saying work was a contributing factor.
Increased workload and congestion on the roads were named among the triggers. Only a third of those drivers worried about their mental health had spoken to their manager about it.