Fleets felt that one of their biggest challenges was to improve safety. The two biggest issues were educating drivers and creating a culture within the company that promotes safety and gets buy-in at board level. The following is a summary of those concerns plus some solutions suggested by a variety of van and car fleets in both public and private sectors. Outside of safety, fleets identified three other challenges for 2018.
Thinking small has proved big for company that started life renting out premium cars. Now it has a fleet of 2,400 vehicles. Small fleets are big business. Big for manufacturers, leasing companies and rental firms which are equally eager to court small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) with their cars, products and services. It is also one of the hardest markets to crack.
A little more than four years ago, newly appointed managing director Tim Porter set an ambitious goal for Lex Autolease: growth of 100,000 vehicles – by 2017. It was, by anyone’s measure, a bold objective. The company was targeting 375,000 vehicles, making it the biggest contract hire and leasing company the UK has seen. In September, Porter announced his goal had been achieved; Lex Autolease sits atop the FN50 with a risk fleet of 381,833 cars and vans – up 15% year-on-year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".