‘Flintshire County Council announces details of its long term partnership with Essential Fleet Services
Following a thorough procurement exercise, Flintshire County Council has now entered a seven year partnership with Essential Fleet Services for the supply and maintenance of all of its 300 plus vehicle fleet.
The new arrangement will result in Essential Fleet Services providing funding, fleet management and a full maintenance service for the entire Council vehicle fleet from the Councils Alltami depot in Flintshire.
Licence Bureau Managing Director, Malcolm Maycock, has received the prestigious Kevin Storey Award for Outstanding Commitment to Road Safety at Brake’s annual Fleet Safety Awards.
Held at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole, Malcolm was recognised for his relentless contribution to improving road safety at the Metropolitan Police, Licence Bureau, and as Chairman of the Association of Driving Licence Verification (ADLV), not to mention his extensive personal efforts as a Brake volunteer and speaker.
Malcolm formed Licence Bureau in 2003 as the first UK company to provide a B2B solution to driving licence management, following tireless work to establish regular licence checking for employees with the DVLA and Information Commissioner.
Nine out of ten (88%) company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, according to new research from RAC Business, which represents a 7% increase on figures from last year. In fact almost half (48%) of company car drivers surveyed said they break the speed limit on motorways on most journeys, compared to only 26% of private motorists.
The findings form part of the RAC’s Report on Motoring 2016*, in which just over half (51%) of company car drivers said they typically drive at 80mph on motorways and 7% drive at 90mph. This is also an increase on 2015 figures when 46% confessed to driving at 80mph and 5% to 90mph.
Serving the Lewes District and other parts of East Sussex since 1995, Community Transport for the Lewes Area Ltd (CTLA) provides affordable, accessible transport for individuals and groups with an emphasis on catering for those who have difficulty using conventional public transport services. They offer scheduled routes, Dial-a-ride, transportation to social events and links to medical services.
CTLA recently purchased a Mellor Orion low floor after qualifying for the Department of Transport Community Transport Minibus Fund. The Mellor Orion’s versatility makes it the ideal vehicle to serve the whole community regardless of age or mobility. The CTLA Orion, based on the Fiat Ducato Maxi, has capacity for up to 16 passengers and three wheelchairs with low floor allowing easy wheelchair access via a front access ramp and double rear doors with a 2.5m long fold out ramp to rear.