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What an exciting time for Henley- in-Arden based, fleet management and vehicle leasing company, runyourfleet.com. The award-winning business has welcomed ten new employees recently due to an ever-increasing demand for their variety of products and services. Two new employees welcomed into the account management team are John Couppleditch and Dane Kierstenson. John has enjoyed a career in vehicle funding and management for over thirty years, having worked with some of the UKs leading leasing companies and supplying some of the UKs largest fleets. For the last thirteen years John has developed expertise in the minibus market, supplying schools, colleges, universities, charities and care homes. He has a wide knowledge of the compli...
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Grey Fleet is the term used to describe personal cars that are used for business purposes. For instance, a company that offers a cash alternative to a company car which is then used for business travel is operating a “grey fleet”. Whilst operating a grey fleet outsources the acquisition of the fleet to the drivers, it is often overlooked that the company is still responsible for the duty of care under the Driving At Work act for their employees when driving on business. This means that the directors of a business can receive unlimited fines and a potential jail sentence if an employee is driving a vehicle that is not roadworthy, taxed or insured, or if the driver does not have a valid driving licence. This is the case even if t...
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The Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce preferred Fleet Management and Vehicle Funding partner, runyourfleet.com have announced their chosen charity for 2022. The Henley-in-Arden based business will be offering support to the UK’s lifesaving Charity, Arrive Alive. Serving over 1,200 businesses and operating over 27,000 vehicles across the UK, runyoufleet’s customer base includes most sectors and business types, but they also work closely with companies and charities that operate first response vehicles and deploy those all-important front-line workers. The runyourfleet.com team continue to work tirelessly to help and support these customers during the COVID 19 pandemic by keeping their vehicles safely on the road. O...
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runyourfleet.com have been awarded the Technology award for their innovative and exciting, cloud based runyourfleet.com Fleet Management platform. They were also highly commended in the telematics category at the prestigious What Van? Awards Ceremony which took place at The Nobu Hotel, Portman Square, London, on 9 December 2021. The What Van? Awards are recognised as one of the most highly regarded independent accolades in the UK’s light commercial vehicle industry. Awards provide recognition for brands, businesses and organisations that have reached the pinnacle of their fields. What Van? assembles an experienced panel of independent judges from across the LCV sector to evaluate the entrants. The categories evolve from year to...
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Here at runyourfleet we are always looking to improve the services that we offer to our customers, therefore we are pleased to announce we are now working in partnership with ADESA. The service offered streamlines the vehicle disposal process to make it faster, more efficient and cost effective. Here’s how it works:   Intelligent Vehicle Inspection: Our inspection app, ADESA IVI, empowers you or your drivers to self-inspect their vehicle using a mobile phone, and it takes just 10 minutes! Trained inspectors are not required! AI technology automatically appraises and calculates any damage and you’ll receive a comprehensive inspection report.   Selling UPSTREAM: Through integration with our digital auction pl...
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This month we are pleased to announce our two year partnership with the The British Racing & Sports Car Club, one of the most influential clubs & main driving forces in domestic motor racing. Our Managing Director Steve Whitmarsh has said;   “runyourfleet are pleased to announce a wide ranging partnership programme with the BRSCC. The BRSCC has a rich history in domestic motorsport, running and assisting a wide range of championships – catering for all tastes and budgets from grass roots to senior formulas. The BRSCC’s unending commitment to inclusivity at all levels demonstrates a set of values well matched to our own, and we are delighted to be associated with such a well-regarded organisation. Safet...
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This month here at runyourfleet we proudly became the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, Fleet Management and Vehicle Leasing preferred partner. As part of our new partnership with the Chambers, runyourfleet will provide members with access to impartial advice and a complete range of fleet management, rental, and vehicle funding solutions with special offers, unique discounts, and free upgrades. Our Managing Director, Steve Whitmarsh has said of the partnership:   “At a time of huge change to the status quo of business and personal motoring and as we transition to low and zero emission vehicles, we aim to be a source of trusted advice to all members of the Chambers. With the Birmingham Clean Air Zone being int...
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Regular servicing is vital to prolong the longevity of your company’s fleet. If you look after your vehicle’s properly you will be far less likely to receive a large bill in the future. Service intervals are based on time or miles driven, once a year or every 10,000 miles, for example. Check vehicle handbook’s to find out when they are due a service and what work is required. Many vehicles now have warning lights on the dashboard to alert your drivers when maintenance is needed and will raise awareness for a wide range of issues, including the braking system, mechanical engine faults, oil and coolant levels, and tyre pressure. For Fleet Managers, ensuring that timely and diligent fleet maintenance is scheduled and carried out is...
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