BVRLA looks ahead to key industry issues in 2019

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), the trade association for the vehicle rental and leasing sector in the UK – which Jaama is an associate member – has highlighted some of the key issues to come next year in its Industry Outlook Report 2019. Key subject areas under the fleet spotlight in 2019, according to the […]

ADLV Expects Local Authority Fleets to Turn to Online Checks

The Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) is expecting a marked increase in local authority fleet demand for online licence validation services offered by members, which include Jaama, following the December 1 ending of the DVLA‘s Driver Licence Check (DLC) service. Currently, the DLC is used to verify the licences of local authority fleet drivers and also to […]

Brake’s Road Safety Week encourages fleets to be ‘Bike Smart

Four out of five (79%) fleet operators think their organisation could do more to raise awareness among staff of the dangers cyclists and motorcyclists face. The finding comes from road safety charity Brake’s fleet safety survey results with the organisation now calling on fleet operators to be ‘Bike Smart’ by raising awareness of vulnerable road users among […]

FTA and SMMT welcome ‘positive’ Brexit Draft Agreement

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have both welcomed the government’s draft Brexit agreement calling it “positive”. Following a briefing from Number 10 Downing Street, the FTA – of which Jaama is a member, reacted “positively” to the draft agreement recognising it as a “decisive step forwards in the process of the […]

Budget 2018: Fleet Industry in the dark over company car tax

The Autumn 2018 budget has left fleet decision-makers and company car drivers in the dark over benefit-in-kind tax bands and rates from April 2021. The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, failed to provide details on company car benefit-in-kind tax following introduction of WLTP, despite the fleet industry widely anticipating clarity. Instead, he promised to review […]

Van Excellence launches mental health awareness campaign

Van Excellence, of which Jaama is a partner, has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of mental health among van drivers. Van Excellence, an industry-led fleet scheme, which is administered by the FTA, is partnering with CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) to address the stigma around mental health and raise awareness of the resources available for men, many […]

Get the most out of your fleet with cutting-edge software

For companies who use vehicles for business purposes, ensuring that their fleet management software system is at the cutting-edge of best driver and vehicle practices is critical. It is now common practice for fleets to work with ‘best-in-breed’ suppliers for each of their individual fleet service requirements, which makes a lot of sense from both a cost […]

Jaama exhibit at Fleet Live 2018: Review

Jaama exhibited at this week’s Fleet Live for the fourth time and it certainly didn’t disappoint!

With a record-breaking attendance for the two day show it was the perfect opportunity for Jaama to showcase the latest developments made to its industry-leading, web-based Key2 software, including:

• NEW Earned Recognition Scheme module
• NEW GDPR functionality
• NEW WLTP functionality
• Significant functionality enhancements to mobile application – ‘MyVehicle App’.

At the UK’s leading event for the fleet management community, Jaama proudly sponsored two expert seminars.

Richard Hennessey, Director of Operations DVSA, gave an insightful talk around the benefits of the Earned Recognition Scheme and how the scheme offers a new way for truck, bus and coach operators to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards.

As a validated IT supplier for the DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme, the specialists from Jaama were on hand to offer advice to visitors about the scheme.

On day two Nick Denton Traffic Commissioner, West Midlands discussed how to ensure your fleet stays on the right side of compliance issues in areas such as drivers’ hours and vehicle maintenance.

What could Budget 2018 mean for the fleet industry?

The fleet industry anticipates the 2018 Budget will include an announcement on the future shape of company car benefit-in-kind taxation from April 2020. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced that the 2018 Budget will be held later this month (Monday, 29 October.) It is hoped that the Chancellor will perform a U-turn on the […]