Brexit Fleet Maintenance


Whether Brexit’s hard or soft, it isn’t going to be easy on fleet maintenance budgets. With so many parts and labour) coming from Europe, costs will rise.

Savvy fleet managers aren’t waiting.

They’re seeing how to reduce spend without affecting service. One solution that’s gaining traction is MyService.Expert – part of a suite of fleet management tools called My Fleet Hub.

MyService.Expert gives fleet managers and drivers direct access to a network of garages across the UK offering discounts on servicing, maintenance, and MOTs. It’s pay-as-you-go, accessible from anywhere and already saving fleets up to 30% on parts and labour. And to keep things simple, the discounted rates are pre-negotiated.

Brexit Fleet MaintenanceFleets can also save on a range of other servicing and maintenance work including tyre replacements and repairs.

There’s no joining fee, no minimum contract, and no minimum number of vehicles.

MyService.Expert provides consolidated fuel and maintenance invoices, monthly reporting, and vehicle service histories viewable online. Pricing is validated by manufacturer data and work is approved directly with each garage. Users even receive calendar alerts so they don’t miss important servicing and MOT deadlines.

Efficiently running engines use less fuel, improves MPG, leading to greater savings for managers.

See what you could save with or call 03334 140 416

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Save up to 30% on maintenance with MyService.Expert

Managing Director of Fuel Card Services, Denise Frost, continues her drive to deliver “a one-stop solution for complete fleet management” by launching another of the company’s portfolio services: MyService.Expert.

MyService.Expert gives fleet managers and drivers direct and easy access to a nationwide garage network offering competitive savings on fleet servicing, maintenance, repairs, and MOTs. The service is pay-as-you-go, is already saving fleets up to 30% on parts and labour, and is accessible from any location.

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Better service

MyService.Expert comprises a suite of valuable services to save fleets of all sizes time and money. And it’s added value help is proving particularly popular with overworked managers. This includes: consolidated fuel and maintenance invoices, monthly reporting, and vehicle service histories viewable online.

Better savings

In addition to savings of up to 30% on parts and labour, fleets and drivers can save on a wide range of other servicing and maintenance work including tyre replacements or repairs. MyService.Expert’s network of garages offering these discounts covers the UK – with no joining fee, no minimum contract, and no minimum number of vehicles. Better still, the discounted rates are pre-negotiated for ease of transaction.

Better security

Reassurance is paramount, and MyService.Expert delivers. Costs are approved online, using a secure online system. Costings are validated by manufacturer data and work is approved directly with each garage. Users even receive calendar alerts so they don’t miss important servicing and MOT deadlines.

Your one-stop fleet solution

MyService.Expert is just one of a series of added-value products collected within My Fleet Hub, the comprehensive new online portal. Leveraging years of specialist experience within the automotive industry, and based on deep research into what fleet managers and drivers really need, My Fleet Hub delivers better service, savings and security for fleets of any size – all in one place.  Look out for more innovative products coming soon.


Find out more about MyService.Expert by calling 03334 140416 or visiting


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Launching “MyFleetHub”: The new destination for easier fleet management and savings

The all-one-service portal called “My Fleet Hub” has recently been launched, bringing together an impressive suite of cost and time-savings services in one place.

My Fleet Hub is the vastly upgraded version of Fuel Card Services’ eServices website, where you could manage your cost-saving fuel cards.  But, in addition, My Fleet Hub has an integrated line-up of added-value services making fleet management easier.

 “Managing a commercial fleet is more challenging than ever.” says Fuel Card Services’ Managing Director, Denise Frost.  “That’s why we have created a comprehensive solution to deal with the never-ending list of problems fleet managers and drivers face.”

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Denise Frost

“It’s what our growing portfolio of services has been leading up to for some time,” continues Denise, “and we’re excited to bring everything together in one portal – at your fingertips, accessible from anywhere.”

Service, savings, security

My Fleet Hub offers an impressive line-up of complementary fleet management services, each designed to make fleet management quicker, simpler, safer, and more cost-effective.  It includes solutions to streamline administration, assist with compliance, reduce fraud, and of course manage your fuel card savings – all in one hub.

The full suite of services included with My Fleet Hub are:

  • MyService.Expert: saves up to 30% on fleet maintenance at garages nationwide
  • MileageCount: achieves significant savings by recording and reporting every mile
  • My Drivers Club: finds the nearest appropriate pump for drivers, with news and offers
  • Tele-Gence: installs an affordable, intelligent and simple fleet tracking system
  • CO2Count: helps you go greener sooner, by monitoring fleet carbon emissions
  • Card Protect: insures all of a fleet’s fuel cards against fraudulent usage
  • Claims Management: provides valuable accident support and claims handling
  • Fleet Toolbox: delivers a range of benefits from fuel efficiency to licence checking
  • My Business Advantage: provides a range of deals on business essentials
  • MyDriveSafe.Expert enables paperless vehicle checks and reporting
  • My Fuel Card Account: for easy online management of fuel cards with the latest security


Find out more about My Fleet Hub by visiting




Rain, rain: bring it on! We have fleet drivers covered

The Met office is warning there will be a significant change in the autumnal weather this week, as Storm Diana moves from the Atlantic and is set to bring rain and gales to the UK, from Wednesday.

Here is some advice to your fleet drivers from IAM RoadSmart on how best to cope with it.



Heavy rain:

  • Heavy rain will affect your visibility, so take it slow. Rule 126 of the Highway Code states that the braking distance between yourself and the vehicle in front of you should be two seconds when driving on a dry road, and at least four seconds in the wet. It is even longer on icy surfaces. IAM RoadSmart recommends up to 10 times the braking distance when driving on ice.
  • Your windscreen should be clean, wipers effective and the jets positioned correctly and aimed at the screen. It is sensible to clean the windshield, make any necessary adjustments and remove anything from the main area before you start your journey.
  • A good rule of thumb is that if you need windscreen wipers, then you need your headlights. Automatic light settings will not always activate in lousy weather conditions, so it is up to you to make a sensible decision as to whether these need to be turned on.


  • If the water is standing in puddles on the road surface, your car is at risk of aquaplaning. Aquaplaning is where a wedge of water forms in front of the tyre and lifts off the road surface, causing the tread not to be able to displace the amount of water present. To recover form aquaplaning, ease gently off your accelerator, have a firm grip of the steering wheel and be sure not to make any sudden steering actions. The car will eventually regain its grip as the water clears.

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  • First, ask yourself – can you take another route? If not, then you need to identify how deep the water is. If the standing water is more than six inches deep, avoid driving through it. If you are familiar with the road, you can judge the flood to the kerb.
  • If heavy rain was not the cause of the flood, then what was? Moreover, what impact on the road does it have? For example, if it is a burst water main, the standing water may look like a normal flood, but the road surface beneath the water may be completely broken up. If you are unsure how the surge has formed, then avoid it altogether.
  • Are there other vehicles similar to yours that are safely driving through the water? From this, make a judgement call as to whether it is safe to travel through or not.
  • If the water is fast flowing, do not attempt to drive through it, as there is a real danger of being swept off the road in your car.
  • If you have considered everything and decided to drive through the flood, be sure to do so slowly. The best approach is to press lightly on your clutch and add gentle pressure on your accelerator to increase your engine revs. Do so without increasing your speed, in a similar way to how you would undertake a hill start. Doing this will prevent water from entering your exhaust. If you are in an automatic car, accelerate slightly but control the speed with your brakes. When you have passed the flood, test your brakes to make sure they are dry and working correctly.
  • If you are in the slightest doubt, then turn around and don’t go through the flood. Often modern saloon cars have the air intake in the wheel arch, which may be below the water level. If your engine should take in water, it will take immediately hydro lock, and the vehicle will stop.
  • Remember to stay alert and avoid splashing pedestrians. If accidentally done – even when causing splashed when driving through puddles at the side of the road – you could receive a fixed penalty and three points on your license for driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users. If deliberately done, it could be a public order offence, a court appearance and a fine.

Choose telematics system

Planning for nasty weather can take much time. At My Fleet Solutions, we understand that managing a commercial fleet is more challenging than ever. Register with us for free, once the details of your vehicle are in place, you’ll have access to a nationwide garage network with significant savings on fleet servicing, maintenance, repairs and MOTs, at the right price for your vehicle.

My Fleet Solutions is here to step in when road traffic accidents occur. Register for free and if a crash does happen, feel safe in the knowledge that we will handle the first notification of loss, to ensure accurate insurance claims reporting. There is an accredited helpdesk primed to support distressed drivers. A network of courtesy cars to keep your fleet moving. Expertise to inspect, instruct and approve nominated or independent repairers. Moreover, by choosing My Fleet Solutions to claim and manage the insurance process and recover losses, you will have the incredible reassurance that incidents and accidents will not have a significant impact on your business or fleet.

At My Fleet Solutions, we also offer FCS Insurance Solutions, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA licence number 759713). Through our parent company Fuel Card Services, we can negotiate more significant discounts and introduces quotes for all probabilities: Mixed Fleet Insurance, HGV Dedicated Insurance, Employer’s Liability Insurance, Product and Public Liability Insurance and Goods In Transit Insurance.

My Fleet Solutions is the one-stop solution to all your fleets needs and your drivers’ cares.

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Beating the Black Friday blues for drivers

Your customers are eagerly waiting to participate in the biggest shopping event of the year: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The challenge for your company isn’t focused on a system crash or a payment failure. It’s the delivery problems that come after the purchases have been made.

For your drivers, it could be a blue weekend filled with time-pressure and time-anxiety; and adding to this pressure mix, are other drivers on the road looking for bargains in the shops and congesting the road.

These events will create stress.

Stress affects us all at one time or another – whether it’s down to work, home life or a tough situation you’re facing. Stress can affect how we feel physically and emotionally as well as impair our judgement and our reactions, which isn’t good news when we need to concentrate on something significant, like driving and delivering packages.

It’s important your drivers recognise how they feel and try to relax before getting in the vehicle. Ben, an independent charity which provides support for life to the people of the automotive industry, provided us with some signs on how to recognise stress.

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Warning signs of stress 
First of all, we need to recognise the warning signs of stress. You might feel some or all of these:

  • Becoming easily irritated with colleagues, friends or family
  • Feeling distracted, forgetful or moody
  • Having racing thoughts
  • Not being able to ‘switch off’
  • Becoming quiet and withdrawn
  • Under or overeating
  • Smoking more, drinking more alcohol or taking drugs
  • Tense muscles
  • Headaches
  • Feeling sick
  • Not sleeping well / insomnia
  • Getting ill more often

Here are a few tips to do before you get in the vehicle stressed: 

  • Go for a short walk around the block to get some fresh air and unwind from the stresses of the day
  • Wait until you feel calm, collected and well enough to head out on your journey. Driving itself can be stressful, especially in rush hour, so if you are already stressed this is likely to make matters worse
  • Try mindfulness and deep breathing before getting behind the wheel. You don’t have to be spiritual to benefit from mindfulness and meditation – anyone can meditate and it has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety
  • If you’re feeling ill from stress with headaches or sickness, make sure you feel well enough before you drive. Drink plenty of water and get some fresh air
  • Write down a list of the things that are stressing you out and set yourself some time to tackle them later on – sometimes writing your worries down and making time to sort them out helps clear your mind
  • Is stress causing you to struggle with addiction to alcohol, drugs or nicotine? Be aware that these could still be in your system before driving. If you’re struggling with addiction or substance misuse, then it’s important to seek help
  • If you’re having trouble sleeping due to stress then make sure you aren’t too tired to drive. IAM RoadSmart advises if you feel sleepy whilst behind the wheel, find a safe place to pull over and stop – not on the hard shoulder of a motorway. Research suggests that almost 20% of accidents on major roads are sleep-related so don’t drive if you feel sleepy
  • Tell someone you trust how you feel. Sometimes opening up about our problems to loved ones can make all the difference and they can even help you find solutions. As they say, a problem shared is a problem halved

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If you feel these tips are a little too soft and fancy, and don’t really apply to your organisation, then take heed of this warning from Neil Greig, director of policy and research of IAM RoadSmart, who said: “If a company forces someone to drive too many hours in the day, and there was a crash resulting in a fatality, a prosecution according to the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act would help send a message to businesses that a lot more care needs to be taken in this area.”

Help is at hand, to support you in your duty of care for your drivers, to tracking the vehicles and find the fuel to put in it and, to servicing and fixing it, My Fleet Solutions has the right answer to fit your vehicle management needs. The maintenance support includes sourcing the right vehicle insurance, telematics system and the most comprehensive accident management support in the industry. If you need solutions to manage your drivers and vehicles, the answer is at My Fleet Solutions.

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