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Days Gazette SUMMER 2007 ISSUE 002 Days New Flexi Hire launched DAYS FLEXI HIRE CAN NOW ANSWER ALL YOUR SHORT-TERM HIRE NEEDS W hether you need a vehicle for 1 day or 12 months, to cover a new starter or seasonal work we can oﬀer you competitive £ 9 per day prices using our negotiated rates from What’s inside: national rental companies. This is the perfect solution for: The response from our article ● New starter/temporary employees last issue on employees using their own cars for ● Staﬀ on secondment from overseas company/business purposes ● Pre contract while new vehicle on order Example vehicle costs for Flexi Hire Small 3dr car from £9 a day has prompted us to compose ● Replacement of older vehicles Small van from £11 a day a must do check list for all ● Seasonal requirements Mini MPV from £15 a day employers. ● Needs arising out of new health and Page 2 safety regulations Rental periods are ﬂexi from 1 day to 12 Fleet Delays months with various mileage options available. With Days Flexi Hire you are not tied in to BMW introduce Eﬃcient a long-term commitment and there are no Dynamics technologies to their hidden early termination charges. 118d models. To arrange your Flexi Hire contact Page 3 us on 0845184 9337 ... Save £1000’s on your next car! Hatchbacks4u.co.uk is the place to buy low LAST MONTH FLEET NEWS REPORTED mileage hatchbacks at huge WARNINGS OVER VEHICLE DELAYS. ‘FLEETS discounts. MAY HAVE TO START PLANNING THEIR NEW Page 4 VEHICLE ORDERS WELL IN ADVANCE AS DELIVERY TIMES FROM MANUFACTURERS GROW EVER LONGER,’ EXPERTS WARN. With more and more speciﬁcation combinations available in new vehicles, manufacturers are increasingly adopting policies that see cars and vans built to order rather than stockpiled ready for delivery. As a result, ﬂeets have to wait much longer for new vehicles than they used to ... or visit our website at: and will have to plan new vehicle orders www.dayscontracthire.co.uk well in advance. Using your own car After the response from our article last quarter on employees using their own cars for company/business purposes we have for company purposes this quarter composed a must do check list for all employers. You must: ● Check all drivers’ licences are valid ● Review all driving licences at least once a year ● Keep a record of all penalty points ● Qualify any drivers identiﬁed with a health issue to ensure they are ﬁt to drive ● Apply any eye check up policies to these employees ● Issue a driver handbook to all such employees – ensuring it is relevant to all employees using their own cars ● Have all such employees to sign an acceptance of conditions and record on ﬁle ● Have an additional statement, which the driver will sign to agree to drive according to the condition in the Highway code ● Include all drivers of own vehicles including new employees who may also be required to drive on company business on any driver training courses your company may run For more information relating to this matter please contact your Account Executive on 0845 296 4423 Corporate manslaughter and homicide bill passed LONG-DELAYED PROPOSALS TO MAKE IT EASIER TO PROSECUTE COMPANIES FOLLOWING FATAL ACCIDENTS HAVE NOW FINALLY BEEN PASSED BY PARLIAMENT T he corporate manslaughter and homicide bill, which was ﬁrst put forward more than a decade ago, Straw, the justice secretary, moved a parliamentary motion to provide another week for debate. The event will take place on September 19 in Oxford and September 26 in Ilkley. For full can now pass on to the statute book. details and to book your place, log The deadlock caused by a row onto www.hitforsixconference.com. Although the bill will not put between the Lords and the individual directors in the dock, Commons – ended with an The brieﬁng on corporate the actions of senior management agreement to compromise over manslaughter will be part of an in- involved in any prosecution will be peers’ calls for deaths in custody to depth guide to legislation provided put under renewed focus as a result be covered by the new law. by Philip Somarakis, senior solicitor of the new law. with Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons. The corporate manslaughter and The bill had to be rescued at the last corporate homicide bill now awaits In addition, Saul Jeavons, of the minute by Ministers when disputes royal assent. Transafe Network, will be brieﬁng over its contents threatened the Detailed analysis of the impact of new ﬂeets on key risk management bill with failure if it ran out of corporate manslaughter legislation techniques in the light of current Parliamentary time. will be provided for delegates at the legislation. annual Hit for Six Conference. It was saved only because Jack >>> Peugeot 207 Hatchback Mini One Convertible Ford Mondeo Estate 1.6 SPECIAL1.4 Urban 5Dr 1.6 2Dr Edge 5Dr OFFERS £160 £ 210 £ 290 >>> PM PM PM Call us Today 0845 296 4423 - or visit www.dayscontracthire.co.uk Business Users only. All ﬁgures are subject to VAT, 36 months, 30,000 mpa, non maintenance, inc metallic paint. No smoking in company cars FROM 1ST JULY THE NO-SMOKING LEGISLATION HAS COME INTO EFFECT IN ENGLAND. THIS NOW MEANS THAT SMOKING IS BANNED IN PUBLIC PLACES, INCLUDING WORKPLACES AND COMPANY VEHICLES THROUGHOUT THE UK. The law states the following rules to smoke while carrying col- • A convertible vehicle is exempt apply to any vehicle used for paid leagues to and from work as this from the ban but only when the or voluntary work by more than is counted as private roof is down one person: Shared vehicle First ﬂeet ﬁne reported Sole use vehicle • Employees are not allowed to Conwy Council in Wales is one of the ﬁrst councils to ﬁne a smoking driver un- der the blanket ban that was ﬁnally rolled out to all parts of the UK on 1 July. • Employees with a company ve- smoke in a vehicle used by more The driver was caught smoking and ﬁned £50 in his boss’ car, which under hicle for sole use cannot smoke than one person (e.g. pool cars) the framework of the legislation is deemed smoking in a place of work. while carrying colleagues for • Employees using a pool car are The unnamed driver is not the ﬁrst to be caught by councils in Wales, where work purposes not allowed to smoke in the the ban was introduced on 1 April, but until now oﬀenders not complying • Employees with a company vehicle even if all other users are were issued with written warnings. vehicle for sole use are allowed smokers Industry pundits are now pointing to more ﬁnes and less warnings being handed out to drivers in breach of the new no smoking rules. A taste of the future WITH PETROL / ELECTRIC ENGINE TECHNOLOGY BEING DEVELOPED BY FEW MANUFACTURERS AND WITH COMPANY CAR USERS LOOKING AT 2008 Company car tax changes new 10% rate (plus 3% diesel sur- THESE VEHICLES WITH SCEPTICISM, PERHAPS THE WAY FORWARD IS EVEN In the 2006 Budget, Gordon charge). In addition, for the ﬁrst FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF MORE CONVENTIONAL ENGINES, THIS IS Brown announced a number of time ever, the 118d now falls into JUST AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE MANUFACTURES CAN DO. FOR MORE changes to the company car tax Band B, the second - lowest Vehi- INFORMATION ON THE VEHICLE PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US. scale. From tax year 2008/09, cle Excise Duty bracket, meaning there will be a new lower BIK all customers’ Road Fund Licence ● Auto Start Stop (MESA) (four ● Brake Energy Regeneration banding of 10% for company cars falls from £115 to £35. cylinder manual diesel cars only) (BEER) which charges the battery with CO2 emissions of 120g/km BMW Eﬃcient Dynamics can to reduce wasted energy during using previously wasted energy or less. deliver class-leading levels of fuel idling during braking or coasting. Thanks to Eﬃcient Dynamics consumption and emissions with- ● Electric Power Steering ● Intelligent Alternator Control technologies, from September the out sacriﬁcing performance. (GIRL) charges the battery (EPS) (excluding 135i M Sport) BMW 118d 3 and 5-door models A run-down of Eﬃcient Dynamics removes the need for a hydraulic periodically to reduce drag on will produce only 119g/km of CO2 technologies features are listed on pump and reduces weight. the engine. and will therefore fall into this the right. New challenges prompt new services We realise that Fleet Managers face an ever growing volume of legislation and compliance requirements. We meet the challenge with a range of extra services tailored to your needs. Driver Fleet Line M anag e m e nt The only number you need for... ● Looking after all your vehicle needs – from oﬀers handling all aspects of the claim ● Breakdown recovery ● Service & repair servicing and maintenance to replacement including dealing with insurance companies bookings ● Tyre replacement ● Accident or short term additional vehicles – to keep and vehicle repairers: 0870 902 0628 management ● Glass & windscreen your vehicles working day in, day out replacement: 0870 902 0628 Mileage EARLY Fuel European Cards M a n a g e m e nt 2008 Breakdown Cover ● Manage your fuel costs better by using Tracker based service. ● In addition to a stolen vehicle ﬁnder this ● Service available to new and existing our own fuel cards. No more petty cash to service oﬀers: ● Service warning ● Service clients wishing to extend their breakdown sort out and easy mileage recording - ask for overdue warning ● MOT warnings ● End cover to all EC countries. details. of manufacturer warranty notiﬁcation. Fl exi Accid e nt Helps ﬂeet managers reduce runaway H ire M anag e m e nt costs, manage maintenance schedules and produce bespoke reporting to enhance driver Flexible daily rental/spot hire. ● A one-stop number available to existing productivity ● Includes both cars and commercials. and non-customers whether the accident Available to new and existing customers be driver fault or third party. This service as an addition to our normal contract hire services: 0870 184 9337 For more details of these services and any other requirements you may have phone our Total Fleet Management Hotline on 0845 296 4423 Next Issue: OUR NEXT ISSUE WILL BE OUT IN Days Contract Hire is one of the UK’s THE AUTUMN AND ALONG WITH leading ﬂeet management companies and THE USUAL SPECIAL OFFERS WILL has been providing professional advice and CONTAIN MORE ARTICLES OF services for many years. INTEREST. A Fleet News Magazine Top 30 company WRITE TO US AT: and one of the few independent Contract DAYS CONTRACT HIRE Hire company’s in the country, Days SWANSEA ROAD Contract Hire is still family owned and run. SWANSEA SA4 4LL hatchbacks4u.co.uk Ford Fiesta Hatchbacks4U.com ��������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������� from £5995 ���������������� We regularly update our courtesy car fleet, with brand new cars from the main manufacturers, Save £1,000’s on your next car do, our low mileage cars are available for sale. when we This is the place to buy low mileage hatchbacks at huge discounts. Employee News Usually these are sold to trade and through Auctions, but we make a few available to selected These vehicles come with very low mileage. All are under 2 years old, Dorian in on oﬀering youcustomers through this website. Now’s your chance to cashStorer these unique deals. Remember the latest models at pre-owned prices. Business and only whilst stock last. cars are available in very limited numbers Development Manager these Manufacturers Warranty - so don’t Many of these cars are still within Dorian has recently joined Days Contract Hire bringing with him over miss out on these bargains. Any reader or customer is eligible18 years experience in the industry. Dorian says he has joined Days to access these offers, If you want a small hatchback at a knock down price, with immediate Contract Hire because ‘The Contract Remember - these deals are NOT advertised in the press. Hire industry has lost its way, availability, don’t delay, contact us to check availability. These vehicles service delivery has become secondary to ﬂeet size. The industry has sell out fast – and once they’re gone – at these prices – who knows made contract hire too impersonal with telephone menu systems, Log no details focus and no customer relationship, which has lead to when you’ll get another chance?! on to www.hatchbacks4u.co.uk for customerof our current stock. Usually these are sold to trade and through Auctions, but we also customers becoming account numbers not people. Joining Days is a If you don’t have newsletter and on - call our breath of fresh air where Customer and service satisfaction matters make a few available to the public through this internet accessour trade hotline on - 0845 330 7234 website. Now’s your chance to take advantage of these unique deals. and is not just another account causing the business problems.’ Remember these cars are available in very limited numbers and www.hatchbacks4u.co.uk Call us Today 0845 330 7234 - or visit co-ordinator only whilst stock last. Alistair Murray Sales Act quickly to bag a bargain, or register to receive previews of new Alistair has recently joined Days Contract Hire taking on the role of ﬂeet releases before they get to the website... Sales co-ordinator. Alistair joins Days with 5 years banking experience ● All cars fully valeted within Account Management. He also joins with a wealth of customer ● Peace of mind guarantees service and sales experience. ● Delivery arranged UK wide Donna Read Act quickly to bag a bargain, or register to receive previews of new ﬂeet Customer Service co-ordinator releases before they get to the website... With the departure of Kelly Richards from Days Contract Hire Donna has joined the Days Contract Hire team ﬁlling the role of Customer service co-ordinator. Donna has joined with 13 years in the packag- Call us today 0845 184 9335 - ing industry as an Administrator and 8 years in parcel delivery within Customer Service. or visit www.hatchbacks4u.co.uk We wish all three the best of luck in their new roles.
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