Can your fleet be future-proof? – Fleet Matters 10

No-one said managing a fleet of commercial vehicles was going to be easy. That’s okay, you like a challenge. But no-one said it was going to get this complex, either.

Fuel management, safety, maintenance… standard stuff. But telematics, alternative fuels, new legislation, and Brexit? The rate of change in the fleet industry is accelerating. Many fleet managers are under pressure to keep up.

Much of this pressure is due to many fleets being reactive: managers make changes when they have to, and consequently feel they have no choice. The trick is to see what obstacles and corners are coming before you have to swerve around them, or suddenly change speed.

Some of these are visible, such as monthly fuel budgets and lease renewal dates. Some of these are less visible such as maintenance costs and annual fuel budgets, and some of these are impossible to see, like the effects of Brexit.

There’s no crystal ball to see into the future, but there are clear ways to prepare for it.


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Accidents Do Happen Amber Claims Management Can Help

Accident management is one of the trickiest aspects of looking after a fleet of vehicles. Even if you have implemented policies and measures to reduce the chances of this scenario happening, it is an unavoidable consequence of being on the road.

Obviously, no one plans to have a road traffic accident; but finding the time or resources to manage and resolve issues relating to accidents can be near impossible. Amber Claims Management is here to step in, to minimise downtime and reduce costs.

Amber Claims will be there to monitor the vehicle repair process: from removing the vehicle and finding a repairer to handling the claims process and recovering uninsured losses. The Amber team aim to resolve all associated aspects of an incident, to your standards.

Being involved in a road traffic accident can be a traumatic and life-changing experience. Amber Claims has a proven track record in road traffic accident support, its personal injury lawyers offer a free initial consultation about the case, even if your insurance provider has recommended a different law firm.

The team is on hand to deal with any incidents or accidents on the road or at the workplace. By choosing Amber Claims Management services, you have an incredible reassurance that incidents and accidents will not have a major impact on your business or fleet.

For further information visit Amber Claims

Fuel Card Services recommends Amber Claims and as a FCS customer there are preferential rates upon request during the application process.


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Man Versus Machine

England and Saracens star Owen Farrell pitted himself against a unique opponent; Land Rover’s best-selling luxury compact SUV, the Range Rover Evoque, in a battle between man and machine.


Farrell tackled the high-performance Range Rover Evoque, powered by the new 2.0-litre turbocharged Ingenium petrol engine in an all-terrain bleep test – the ultimate test of endurance. The renowned SUV, with its 290hp engine, accelerates from 0-60mph in only 6.0 seconds– making it the fastest sprinting Evoque to date.

To find out who was the fastest visit

Ready to drive a Land Rover? Have a look at some of the current pre-registration, Range Rover Evoque fleet deals for contract, lease or to buy at FCS Vehicle Solutions or call 01235 773633.




From Red-light Snow Disasters, Amber Management Claims, Gives The Green-Light

Current snowy weather conditions can make driving treacherous; but business must keep moving. Fuel Card Services would like to introduce Amber Claims Management, an accident management company that is there to support you if an accident occurs.

Register your fleet with Amber Claims Management and you will have taken adequate steps towards pre-accident preparation. And you find out more about Winter Driving here.

If an accident does occur, Amber Claims Management provides its members with 24/7 First Notification Of Loss (FNOL). This incident support is the backbone of claims handling. All calls are answered immediately and by industry trained professionals at its UK office. There are no set time limits and no charges applied for this service; and all calls are recorded for quality control and audit purposes.

Amber Claims Management prides itself on its ability to offer a seamless FNOL service; because asking the right questions, collecting accurate information and providing timely updates lessens the impact towards premiums. It is the best partner in times of ‘disaster’: handling the claims process and recovering uninsured losses.

Amber Claims Management will be there when it comes to monitoring the vehicle repair process: from removing the vehicle and working with carefully selected suppliers to ensure the highest standards are maintained. Plus, through its national panel of approved vehicle suppliers, the team can provide any type of vehicle, so your business can keep working.

By choosing Amber Claims Management services, you have an incredible reassurance that incidents and accidents will not have a major impact on your business or fleet.

If you are serious about safeguarding your business, visit Amber Claims Management today.




Snowing Me, Snowing You… There Is Something FCS Insurance Solutions Can Do

Managing a fleet of vehicles can be very expensive for a business and one of the expenses that sometimes seems harder to control is the cost of motor fleet insurance. When it comes to bad weather, then insurance claims get higher.

At Fuel Card Services, we have you covered. Not only do we have a helpful Winter Driving Guide, we also offer a new vehicle service: FCS Insurance Solutions.

The strength of FCS Insurance Solutions specific, policy-matching service is due to the partnerships it establishes. All partners are carefully chosen because of their solid understanding of business specific needs and industry risk exposure knowledge within the security and protection market.

FCS Insurance Solutions is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA licence number 759713). It 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.

Mixed Fleet Insurance: A range of flexible policies that cover a combination of trucks, HGVs, vans and cars.

HGV Dedicated Insurance: Specialised policies for hauliers giving the right level of road, goods and liability protection, critical to keep your drivers on the road.

Employer’s Liability Insurance: Offering the most competitive rates for liability insurance.

Product & Public Liability Insurance: Policies to protect your company from every eventuality and expensive legal costs which may be brought against your business.

Goods In Transit Insurance: No matter what you are hauling, there are a number of flexible policies covering a range of goods, liability and breakdown.

So to avoid the snow business, contact FCS Insurance Solutions, for a quote tailored to your business needs or commercial vehicle requirements visit