Not Another Green Article!

Cliona Kenneally - Marketing Communications Manager | 27/08/2010 11:24:36 AM

Before you think “oh no, not another blog about green driving”, we’re not here to introduce a new age, super energy efficient, bio fuelled, electricity powered, emission free, hovercraft/car/green machine. We’re just reminding our readers that you don’t need to run out and buy a Prius, Leaf or Tesla to ease your environmental conscience. There are a lot of everyday old school practices that are the most effective methods of reducing your carbon footprint. In ...

Mobile Apps Changing the Way We Drive

Laura Taylor - Marketing Assistant | 13/08/2010 11:37:20 AM

Ever seen Kitt from KnightRider in action and wished you had a car like that?  It might have seemed like a fantasy 20 years ago, but with technology these days it seems a car like this might not be too far off! The capability of the mobile phone is ever increasing, and now they can impact the way you use your car. With their downloadable applications you can now drive safer, reduce your carbon footprint and even find where you parked your car (when you could have sworn you parked in bay ...

5 Simple Steps to Stop Fuel Cards from Declining

Whitney Perret - Client Services Officer | 11/06/2010 12:39:52 PM

There is nothing more annoying than having a fuel card declined. As a driver reaching in to your own pocket to pay for fuel can be extremely inconvenient. Not to mention the lengthy reimbursement process where drivers are left out of pocket and the loss of the fuel card discount. If you’re in charge of your company’s fleet implement these five simple steps & avoid those fuel card dramas. They might seem obvious but they come directly from our client services officers who k...

Vehicle Maintenance 101

Peter Shelley - Head of Maintenance at Fleetcare | 20/05/2010 1:30:29 PM

Basic car maintenance is not beyond the average driver. Most likely the best bit of help you can get when carrying out some basic checks is still in the same place as when you first got the car - in the glove box! You should find the drivers handbook there and this will give you all the information you need to know specifically about your vehicle. Even if you personally don't plan on carrying out any maintenance on your vehicle have a basic understanding of it, this can help you avoid pro...

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5 Ways Small Business Can Benefit from Outsourcing Their Fleet Management

Bowan Spanbroek | 15/04/2010 2:50:02 PM

If your business has over 2 vehicles you could now consider it a fleet and get the benefits that come along with owning a fleet. Over the past decade fleet management companies have uncovered the small business market as a valuable prospect, creating innovative solutions that help small businesses cut down on their overheads and administration time. These days you don’t need 1000+ vehicles to benefit from outsourcing fleet management. Here are five ways small business can benefit fr...

5 safety tips for country Christmas driving

Bowan Spanbroek | 17/12/2009 4:09:15 PM

Christmas is a great time of year to venture out into the Australian countryside for a break with the family. So please read these 5 simple tips to ensure you have a safe and happy Christmas trip. 1. Turning off the road. When turning right, across traffic, have your wheels pointed straight ahead rather than right. This way, if hit from behind you will not be knocked into oncoming traffic. 2. Road Trains. Impatience with large trucks has caused many road fatalities in the past. Never...

Fleet Safety: Are you steering your company towards a productivity iceberg?

Bowan Spanbroek | 17/11/2009 8:48:32 AM

We all know the tragic price families and friends pay because of mobile phone usage on the road. But now there is another cost being identified, the loss in productivity for big business. You could be sailing along fine at the moment but all fleet managers should stop and peer into the distance to avoid a productivity disaster. What does the iceberg look like? Heinrich’s Accident Pyramid proposes that for every 300 unsafe acts, 29 minor injuries and one major injury occur. A recent ...

5 steps to reduce fleet emissions

Bowan Spanbroek | 21/10/2009 8:50:57 AM

The prospect of saving on operating costs and reducing your carbon footprint is too good to pass up. By implementing these five simple steps you can reduce your fleet overheads while enhancing your company’s environmental image. 1. Measure Your Fleet – Obtain an accurate picture of you current emissions rate. Gaining a clear and accurate picture of your company’s current emission output is obviously the first step in reducing carbon emissions and saving your companies ru...

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