UK drivers of rental and leased vehicles still require VE103 certificates regardless of EU-Exit Deal

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If you are planning to use your company car (leased vehicle) post 29 March in Europe, you will still be required to carry VE103 certificate.  The Government has confirmed that drivers of rented or leased vehicles will still be required to carry a VE103 certificate when taking their vehicle abroad post 29 March, regardless of the outcome of… Read more »

2019 Fleet Events

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As the new year starts in full swing and dates start to fill up in your diary, we at SMC have created a comprehensive list for key Fleet events in 2019. Great British Fleet Event – Novotel London West – 24th January 2019 The Great British Fleet Event 2019, to be held on 24 January… Read more »

Changes on Trailer Registration Plates

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From 28 March 2019, it will be a requirement for certain trailers travelling abroad to be registered with DVLA. To provide ample time for customers to register, DVLA aims to launch this service in January 2019. When registered, trailers must display a trailer registration number plate as well as the registration number plate of the… Read more »

Risk Management Tool Warning

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The opportunities offered by the latest risk management tools could become a ‘threat’ to an organisation if not properly managed. Ian Hesselden, a partner at JLT, believes additional risk management tools such as telematics and in-cab coaching devices can produce “invaluable” data to safeguard both company and driver. This comes into light after the recent… Read more »

Christmas Opening Times 2018

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It’s that special time of year again… Christmas! To continue supporting our customers throughout the festive season, we are as committed as ever to opening our doors as much as possible over the Christmas period. Our opening times for Christmas 2018 and into the New Year are as follows: Christmas 2018 Monday 24 December –… Read more »

Is a white Christmas forecast for the UK in 2018? Winter Driving reminder

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It was only 10 months ago that ‘The ‘Beast from the East’ caused chaos for millions of drivers across the UK as Britain experienced some of the worst storms due to a polar vortex. But could we be about to experience a new wintery blast this December and could it be a white Christmas? Temperatures have… Read more »

Best Vehicles for Christmas

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As the year begins to unwind and come to an end there really is only one event which everyone looks forward to – Christmas. Purchasing presents for loved ones, finding the perfect Christmas tree for the house and putting up with the weather becomes part and parcel of the festive season. If you’re still wondering… Read more »

The UK’s number 1 van now available for just £79pw* with Sandicliffe Motor Contracts

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Sandicliffe Motor Contracts are pleased to offer the UK’s best-selling van to their customers which is now available on its flexible rental fleet for just £79+VAT per week*. Offering the ultimate in efficiency, practicality and affordability, the new MY18 Ford Transit Custom L1H1 are provided in white and are the perfect solution for businesses on… Read more »