Baroness Kramer

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer explains a new scheme that will allow every 
central government department to review its fleet arrangements and consider how
 ultra-low emission vehicles can be used, with the aim of making electric and plug-in vehicles common place on the government’s fleet

Fleet manager decision-making

With cost reduction high on the agenda for public sector fleet managers, ACFO director Jullie Jenner talks us through the implications of tax changes in the Chancellor’s 2014 budget

Running a leaner and greener fleet

With the opportunity to counter rising fuel prices by opting for more fuel efficient and lower CO2 vehicles, now is definitely the time to think about greening the fleet, writes
 Roddy Graham, chairman of the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM)

GreenfleetsA well thought through green fleet policy will not only tick all the right boxes in terms of corporate social responsibility but also deliver significant savings to overall operating costs. But where to start? Roddy Graham, chairman of the ICFM, shares some best practice advice

The AAWith the latest zero emissions bikes becoming financially viable, The Motorcycle Industry Association’s Stevie Muir reports on the many benefits a bike fleet can bring an organisation

Ampera AmbulanceThe critical nature of an emergency response vehicle poses obvious challenges for carbon reduction. But this has not held back ambulance services across the country from greening their fleets. Alexis Keech, environmental and sustainability manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, reports

FleetToby Poston of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association looks at contract hire and leasing as a way to cut costs in public sector fleet procurement and management

Aftermarket careDo you find the concept of the independent automotive aftermarket confusing? The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation's chief executive Brian Spratt explains his members’ businesses

Fleet managementJohn Lewis, chief executive of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, discusses the budget and highlights further efficiencies that can benefit both government and taxpayers

Fleet managementStewart Whyte of ACFO and Fleet Audits discusses why this year needs to be about fleet managers optimising the whole business operation

Fleet managers face an immensely challenging job, balancing the mobility needs of their workforce with the cost and environmental pressures that are increasingly coming to bear on all forms of road transport

Stewart Whyte, director & membership secretary of ACFO, stresses the importance of strategy and tactics for business travel

We check in with some of the key associations to see what they’re up to

Travel plans should be the foundation of all public sector fleets. Ian Langdon, director of operations at CP Plus works with local authorities and NHS Trusts and recognises the value of planning when it comes to environmental and business sense

Acquiring a new light commercial for your business could make common-sense, suggests Matt Black. However, buying used from the right location and feeling secure about it could be something else altogether