Grey fleet vehicle blues could leave you in the red

Mark Schneider | 22/05/2015 11:10:18 AM

If your business runs a vehicle fleet than you're probably aware of the OH&S responsibilities you have to your employees and your potential liabilities to them and other road users in an accident involving one of your vehicles. But you may not be aware that you're also potentially liable for accidents caused by vehicles used on behalf of your business, whether you own them or not. They're known as "grey fleet" vehicles and they include any vehicle owned by a staf...

Meet our Business Development Management Team

Jess Wallace | 8/05/2015 12:25:58 PM

We had the opportunity recently to sit down with one of our Business Development Managers, Wade Gardiner, to find out more about his role and how our Business Development Managers work with new client opportunities and their client portfolio.  Wade joined the Fleetcare team nearly a year ago and is a great asset to our sales team.  Here is what Wade had to say. 1. What does your day in sales usually consist of? A day in sales never stops; a normal day consists of searching f...

Reduce your insurance premiums with vehicle tracking

Mark Schneider | 22/04/2015 1:53:54 PM

You probably already know that GPS vehicle tracking offers a heap of benefits, telling you where your vehicle is at any time of the day or night, recording its movements and making FBT reporting a breeze, for starters. But did you know it can also reduce your insurance premiums?   Many insurers are keen to discount their premiums because GPS vehicle tracking makes recovering your stolen vehicle so much easier, and of course cheaper for them.   When you have a Fleetdynamics t...

Will bad maintenance wreck your business?

Mark Schneider | 17/04/2015 12:46:15 PM

Vehicle maintenance matters a lot. As a business owner you have a clear obligation to provide a safe working environment for your employees, an obligation that extends to the vehicles they drive. Any crash caused by your poor maintenance resulting in injury or death could leave you liable, or partially liable. Not only that, but if you are found to be liable under state and federal work safe legislation then you're open for lawsuits and compensation in the civil courts. Consider these...

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Categories: Safety

A little maintenance prevents a winter of discontent

Jess Wallace | 26/03/2015 12:58:20 PM

With summer on the run and the colder, wetter days of winter looming, your thoughts may be turning to holidays in the snow, weekend getaways in the country or the blast of the siren heralding the start of another footy season.  Car maintenance probably isn’t uppermost in your mind at this time, is it? Well despite that it’s worth giving it some thought, because a bit of attention now can prevent a winter of discontent over the coming months.  Windscreen Wipers ...

Tesla Model S – The game changer

Jess Wallace | 23/03/2015 9:26:06 AM

Both a motor and a technology company, Tesla is set to make a big impression in the Australian automotive industry. Co-founded by Elon Musk, Martin Eberhard, Marc Tarpenning, JB Straubel and Ian Wright, Tesla is here to change the way Australians think of electric cars and push forward the future dynamics of the automotive industry.  A bit about Tesla Tesla Motors entered into the electric automotive industry in 2006. Its first vehicle – a Roadster, was an all-electric modi...

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Categories: Car Review

Novated Lease - FBT Rates Guide by Fleetcare

Jayde Ferguson | 6/03/2015 1:29:18 PM

What do Fringe Benefits Tax Rates Mean for Novated Leases? The Novated Lease Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) has been the talk over the last few years as the rates on company vehicles have increased. Whilst these rate changes in the last four years have had a positive long-term outcome in mind, the initial increases have been a frustrating out of pocket expense for many. Since the release of the initial budget change back in 2011, Novated Lease FBT rates have amplified from 7% to 20%. As a r...

Misfuelling your car – a costly mistake

Jess Wallace | 27/02/2015 1:53:40 PM

Putting the wrong fuel into your car can be a massive mistake. If the vehicle is driven, the engine can seize and parts of the fuel system may be destroyed. It can easily result in a write-off due to parts costs. At Fleetcare, on average, a maintenance controller will take around 3 calls a week regarding misfuelling. A diesel input hole in a vehicle is bigger than a petrol input hole, so more than likely these calls have been regarding a client misfuelling a diesel car. The pump for di...

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Categories: Fleet Management, Fuel

6 Fleet Management Cost Savings Your Boss Will Love

Jayde Ferguson | 6/02/2015 1:58:17 PM

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, reducing costs is a mind-numbing battle field for any business owner.  For commercial fleet managers, managing costs is the number one challenge faced daily – and the constant budget restraints don’t help either. With the never-ending struggle to ease the organisation expenses, fleet managers need reliable and constant tactics to help drive down those business costs – both in the short term, and in the long term. ...

Car Review Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Wagon

Jess Wallace | 30/01/2015 2:29:00 PM

Since 1978 the Holden Commodore has truly come a long way in establishing itself as a true Aussie vehicle.  It has always been a vehicle which has turned heads as you’ve heard it rev up the road but now the Commodore is here to turn heads not only for its growl, but also its looks. Introducing the new Holden Commodore SS-V Redline Wagon. Here to be a game changer, the SS-V Redline is here to please the race car driver in you as well as give you a luxurious ride whilst keeping y...

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Categories: Car Review

Top five Motorsport Events in Australia for 2015

Jess Wallace | 27/01/2015 3:54:43 PM

As we draw closer to the end of January, a lot of keen motorsport fans are now starting to look forward to the numerous events which are coming up this year. Here we round up our top five motorsport events in Australia for 2015. V8’s The V8 Supercars Championship is one of the biggest if not the biggest motorsport event for Australia. In 2015 there will be 14 Championship events. The V8 Supercars Championship event races happen in all states of Australia and this year new broadc...

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Categories: Sport

A moment with client services

Jess Wallace | 16/01/2015 2:13:22 PM

Fleetcare wouldn’t be the same without our amazing Client Services team. Client services deals with everything from Fuel cards and eTags to Toll notices and verifying maintenance invoices.   We had the opportunity recently to sit down with Jess to see what it’s like to work in Client Services here at Fleetcare. Jess has over three years’ experience and has dabbled in a number of roles here at Fleetcare. Here is what Jess had to say. What does your day in Client ...

Most searched car brands in Australia for 2014

Jess Wallace | 9/01/2015 1:48:29 PM

When in the market to purchase a new vehicle, and you are looking up vehicle specs and prices, the easiest and most efficient way to find this information is to Google it. When we need information about a topic, turning to Google is now embedded into us as a way to find information quickly.  Searching Google for the most popular cars can be a great way to start your new car research. Do you know which car brands were the most searched in 2014 in Australia? We decided to compa...

Keeping you safe this festive season

Jess Wallace | 19/12/2014 12:50:22 PM

As we head into the break, a number of you will no doubt be travelling around the country to relax, unwind, spend time with family and enjoy the holidays. To help you have a safe journey this festive season, we have placed together a few tips to follow whilst travelling. Get plenty of sleep It is estimated around 20-30% of all fatal crashes on Australian roads are due to fatigue. Between 10pm and dawn, your risk of having a fatal crash is four times more likely. During the holiday per...

Hyundai Genesis 2015

Jess Wallace | 12/12/2014 2:18:54 PM

Hyundai is one of the most well-known and ambitious brands in the automotive industry. One of Hyundai’s major goals heading into the future is to lift its image from being the maker of ‘value-for-money cars - introducing the new Hyundai Genesis 2015. It is here to take on the big-name European brands and prove that Hyundai is a game changer.   The Genesis is a large car - marginally bigger than the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon. It's also a little larger than the c...

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Categories: Car Review
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