Ogilvie Fleet have once again worked with taxation expert Colin Tourick to produce the 2018-19 Company Car and Van Tax Guide.
The book contains the latest information on vehicle taxation including optional remuneration, salary sacrifice and car allowances, following the autumn budget last year and the spring statement in March. The book covers all areas of fleet taxation and will help both fleet managers and drivers.
Colin Tourick is a professor of automotive management and has been advising the industry on feet related matters for over 20 years.
Ogilvie Fleet has been named as one of Scotland’s best companies to work for, ranking in 17th place this year. The ranking follows a comprehensive accreditation process, which ranks employers based on a number of workplace criteria.
Best Companies speaks to employees throughout the organisation and asks them questions covering topics such as the management, personal growth opportunities, fair remuneration and charitable opportunities.
Ogilvie ranked well in terms of employee well-being, with 80% saying they were happy with their balance between work and home life. Employees were also encouraged to engage in community activities, with 87% saying Ogilvie supported them in charity work.
The total Best Companies Index score of 709.1 gave Ogilvie a 2-star accreditation, improving on the scores from the previous 5 years.
Michelin’s highly-acclaimed CrossClimate+ tyres have helped boost the efficiency of a key Ogilvie Fleet customer that was losing too much time on the road switching between summer and winter fitments.
Following the success of a CrossClimate trial with Complete Price Eyewear in 2016, Ogilvie Fleet – which has approximately 18,000 vehicles on contract – was quick to recommend the latest version of Michelin’s summer tyre with winter capabilities to Wavin, a UK manufacturer of plumbing and drainage products.
The pilot project has proved a major success, culminating with Wavin giving the green light for Ogilvie Fleet – via Kwik Fit – to fit Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres on all 140 of its company cars.
Jim Hannah, Operations Director at Ogilvie Fleet, says: “Swapping the tyres every winter and summer was proving to be a logistical nightmare for Wavin and adding significant cost.
“We proposed the Michelin CrossClimate+ product to them, having proven successful with Complete Price Eyewear. They love the tyre, the flexibility, and not having to change tyres twice a year – which equated to six complete swaps over a three-year contract period. They’re now in the process of fitting the new Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres as vehicles come out of the winter tyre programme.”
Hannah continues: “For most fleets our climate in the UK does not necessitate switching between winter and summer tyres. Yes, some need guaranteed performance year-round, but CrossClimate+ can deliver this.”