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Our new Affinity Scheme brings wide array of benefits to employers and employees

We are thrilled to announce that we are launching our own market-leading Affinity Scheme that will reduce employers’ car leasing costs and help them to attract, reward and retain employees.

Total Motion Affinity

The Total Motion “Affinity Scheme”, offers a whole array of benefits for both employers and employees and is the only scheme of its kind which is HMRC-approved.

Available at no extra cost to employers, it also provides businesses with alternative ways of rewarding staff at a time when companies are moving away from the traditional ‘perk’ of the company car. For employees, participation in the scheme can result in savings of more than £1,000 per vehicle.

Simon Hill, managing director, comments: “Companies’ car buying habits are changing. Vehicle cost is still a major factor but so is risk management, car taxation, driver management and the future of vehicle funding.

“Our Affinity Scheme recognises these changes and has come up with a product which is very attractive to both employers and their employees.

“It is a significant employee benefit and retention tool which enhances employee satisfaction.”

Exciting benefits for employees include preferential pre-owned and new car discounts, plus the ability to share discounts offered through the scheme with close family members.

Our scheme’s website is entered via a password protected portal and employees can, within 60 minutes, choose and order their car – which can be any make or model.

Additionally, our scheme includes a Special Personal Contract Hire (“PCH”) product for those staff leaving company car plans. This comes with low or nil deposit and maintenance and insurance included, offering a seamless transition from the company car.

There are no unexpected maintenance or repair costs – subject to normal wear and tear conditions – meaning that employees’ money is protected as they are less likely to be hit with a big repair bill.

For employers, our scheme has myriad attributes, including, the ability to dictate who benefits from it, access to all available funding products and the convenience and consistency of dealing with just one point of contact for all vehicles.

It also improves legal compliance around grey fleet – cars which are driven by employees on company business but which are not leased, owned or hired by the company.

In recognition of this growing part of the market, our Affinity Scheme delivers a grey fleet management option that deals with aspects such as risk, cost, health and safety, vehicle operation and environmental issues.

Simon adds: “As an award-wining business – which has just been named by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of 1000 companies that inspire Britain – we are constantly looking for fresh, innovative ways of enhancing our offer to clients and adding value.

“We’re looking forward to employers and their employees taking full advantage of our Affinity Scheme’s many features.”

Total Motion is partnering with insurance companies and will, over time, roll out our Affinity Scheme to include all motoring related services.

Simon continues: “We plan to offer discount fuel cards, parking and hotels, for instance, with the scheme having the option to include a fully maintained vehicle package.”

To find out more about Total Motion’s range of services and how we can look after all your fleet management needs, call our award-winning customer service team on 0116 4026500.
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Our internal leasing service brings large fleets huge savings

Due to our innovative internal leasing service, we are saving large fleets millions of pounds by creating and managing businesses’ own leasing services on their behalf. This service is such a success, that we are delighted to be winning major new contracts as more organisations with fleets of upwards of 500 vehicles discover the cost savings and operational benefits we can provide.

For example, this option has enabled one large Total Motion customer with a fleet in excess of 3,500 vehicles to save more than £10 million over a four year cycle.

Simon Hill, managing director of Total Motion, said: “To the best of our knowledge we’re the only vehicle management company providing our customers with an internal car leasing service.

“Operationally, an internal service is no different to conventional car leasing but there aren’t many companies who have the knowledge and structure to be able to offer it.”

Working in partnership with us, businesses set up their own leasing company which in turn leases the vehicles to internal customers.

There is no need for customers to have their own internal fleet management resource as every aspect is managed by us from end to end.

This set-up reflects the parameters on usage and mileage, with the scheme not only making savings but turning a profit on service, maintenance and repair (SMR) as well as on vehicle disposals.

To support internal leasing, we have developed our own IT systems which manage the business and agreements. Leases are funded using the best rates on the market and fleets are run in exactly the same way that we manage our own risk vehicles.

Simon added: “Saving customers a considerable amount of money is obviously a key benefit of our service, but internal leasing also makes life much simpler and less stressful for fleet managers and finance directors.

“Our systems run all aspects of the company’s fleet management, budgeting is easier and leasing costs are ring-fenced.

“For any large fleet this option presents a future-proofed alternative to the normal leasing suppliers who drift in and out of the market and are bought and sold on a regular basis.

“Our total fleet of managed and funded vehicles recently passed the 25,000 mark – up from 10,000 seven years ago – and we are now the largest family run and privately owned leasing and fleet management provider in the UK.

“Offering internal leasing to very large fleets is just another aspect of our service delivery which sets us apart and has contributed to our sustained growth.”

To find out more about our range of services and how we can look after all your fleet management needs, call our award-winning customer service team on 0116 4026500.
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Fleet operators urged to listen to driver’s mental health concerns

Fleet operators have been warned to be aware of potential mental health problems among their drivers in the wake of an influential study. The report, commissioned by Mercedes-Benz, found that almost one in five van drivers described their mental health as poor, or very poor, with three quarters saying work was a contributing factor.

Increased workload and congestion on the roads were named among the triggers. Only a third of those drivers worried about their mental health had spoken to their manager about it.

Simon Hill, managing director of Total Motion, said: “These finding are of considerable concern. They should act as a warning to fleet managers to ensure that they have the best possible professional working practices in place to deal with any issues which may arise. It’s important that drivers are made to feel that they can open up to their managers, and can do so without stigma, so that any issues can be quickly addressed and resolved.”

The study involved 2,000 van drivers and operators. It found that 52 per cent said increased time pressures were affecting their mental health, while 50 per cent said they were suffering mental ill health due to increased workload. Job uncertainty was raised as contributory factor by one in three, while nearly one in five said congestion on the roads affected their state of mind.

More than one in 10 said they had not spoken to anyone at all on the subject, with only one in three saying they had raised their concerns with their manager.

Steve Bridge, managing director of Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “With a continued surge in online shopping, an increasing reliance on same-day deliveries and spiralling traffic volumes across the UK, the real-world pressures on van drivers are changing. Our research findings act as a clear call to van drivers to talk about their mental health concerns and work pressures with their employers and for employers to actively listen to the real concerns of their workforce.”

The Mental Health Foundation said the figures suggest that van drivers are experiencing an increased rate of poor mental health compared to the national average.

Spokesman James Harris said: “In part, this may be explained by the pressures of the job, and the fact that van drivers can often be isolated.” He said a culture should be put in place in which anyone experiencing problems can ask for help in the knowledge that they will be supported. These findings concerning mental health come on top of growing concerns about how fleet operators should deal with dementia as part of their fleet management policies.

In an article we posted in June 2015, we drew attention to the fact that people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia can be affected from as young as age 35. To address this issue, we are working with clients and dementia care specialists to explore the risk assessment and testing options available and how they can be integrated into a workable fleet policy.
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Total Motion passes 25,000 mark for managed and funded vehicles

We are celebrating a major achievement, with our fleet of managed and funded vehicles passing the 25,000 mark. This important milestone for us means we are now the largest privately owned leasing and fleet management company in the UK.

Simon Hill, Managing Director who founded Total Motion in 1999, said a combination of factors was enabling us to win new business and exceed targets in what is a highly competitive sector.

“There are a number of reasons for our continued success and sustained growth. They can be attributed in part to our fee structure and how transparent it is when compared to that of our competitors. It’s also down to how we manage our suppliers and the rates they provide, as well as our ability to offer customers the widest range of products and services.”


“We will manage customer support services that our competitors won’t look after in terms of TUPE (the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations) which relate to employees, the taking on of complex internal processes and the integration of those services into the business.”

“For the past two years’ running we have been named among the UK’s 1000 most dynamic SMEs by the London Stock Exchange and we have doubled our workforce to 70 in that time and are continuing to recruit. We are aiming to double in size within the next three years and are currently looking at acquisitions which will complement our core activities.”

Simon added:

“On the fleet management side we are the largest independent, as the others in our market are owned by banks or venture capitalists. Our position allows us to dictate better terms with suppliers, handle any size of fleet and deal with very complex challenges. On the leasing side, as it becomes more commoditised, buyers want a partner who can guarantee to get them the best deal, which is why they are coming to us.”

To find out more about our range of services and how we can look after all your fleet management needs, call our award-winning customer service team on 0116 4026500.
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Total Motion secures major fleet management contract with Tyco

We have recently secured a major contract with security business Tyco to provide a fully outsourced fleet management service covering more than 3,000 cars and vans across the UK and Ireland. We were thrilled to have won the contract after an in-depth tender process.

This agreement also includes looking after Tyco’s grey fleet – cars which are driven by employees on company business but which are not owned, leased or hired by the company. Total Motion will be responsible for all ordering, delivery, in-life and end of life vehicle services, providing accurate reporting on all Tyco’s fleet spend and cost control activity.

Simon Hill, managing director of Total Motion, said our service would complement Tyco’s well proven and cost-effective vehicle acquisition programme.

He commented: “This important contract gain again demonstrates our ability to support clients of all sizes and in all sectors. Our independent status, and being impartial to funding, allows us to take an unbiased approach informed by what a client actually needs rather than what a supplier wants to sell.”


He continued: “This was an in-depth tender process to identify a supplier who could provide and evidence a combination of best practice and consistent pricing, yet work with Tyco, even challenging current Tyco fleet methodology. Total Motion’s solution centred on the basics of good driver and vehicle management and accurate and reliable pricing. Innovation aimed at Tyco cost centres also showed Tyco what fleet risks and costs could be improved divisionally on a monthly basis, ensuring that both sides are geared towards continuous tight cost control and road risk compliance.

Total Motion has a varied fleet client base, working in many sectors. Tyco fits very well with our ethos of cost visibility, accountability and being able to identify areas of process and cost improvement, without forgetting the most important asset is actually the driver and their safety.”

To provide support on the Tyco account and to other new clients, Total Motion is taking on two new members of staff. Now employing more than 60 people, we have more than doubled our workforce over the past three years and we continue to be the largest family-run and privately-owned leasing and fleet management provider in the UK.

In recognition of our dynamism and high growth potential, we have won a couple of big awards over the last few weeks; a fortnight ago we took 40th place in the East Midlands Top 200 Report 2017, making us one of the region’s fastest growing and best performing businesses and last month, we were named among the top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange Group for the second year running.

Regarding our recent awards, Simon comments: “We are constantly taking steps to drive our business forward through innovative new products and services and by recruiting the very best people.

It is great to see all our hard work recognised by our prominent placing in the East Midlands Top 200 Businesses Report, as well as our award from the London Stock Exchange for the 2nd year running and we’re very proud of everything we have achieved to date. We have grown rapidly but we’ve never lost sight of our core values and remain committed to providing the highest levels of customer care.”

To find out more about our range of services and how we can look after all your fleet management needs, call our award-winning customer service team on 0116 402 6500.
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We are thrilled to be in the elite 0.5% of 150,000 East Midlands Companies!

We are delighted to have taken 40th place in the East Midlands Top 200 Report 2017, making us one of the region’s fastest growing and best performing businesses. The ranking puts Total Motion among the elite 0.5 per cent of 150,000 East Midlands companies!

Now in its fifth year, the Report is published by business advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP in partnership with the CBI. It is the only in-depth study into the region’s economic well-being which analyses business health by key sector and performance indicators.

The “Top 200” best performing businesses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire are rated by their levels of sustained profit growth between 2013 and 2016.

Simon Hill, managing director of Total Motion, is clearly delighted with our ranking, which was revealed at the report’s launch event at the National Space Centre in Leicester yesterday.

https://www.totalmotion.co.uk/total-motion-top-200-east-midlands-companies/


Simon comments: “It is a phenomenal achievement and it’s further testament to the commitment and dedication of our team. We are constantly introducing ways to drive our business forward through innovative new products and services and by recruiting the very best people.”

He added: “It is great to see all our hard work recognised by our prominent placing in the Top 200 Report and we’re very proud of everything we have achieved to date. We have grown rapidly but we’ve never lost sight of our core values and remain committed to providing the highest levels of customer care.”

Total Motion is the largest family run and privately owned leasing and fleet management provider in the UK and we have more than doubled our workforce over the past three years and now employ more than 70 people.

In further recognition of our dynamism and high growth potential, we have also recently been named as one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” by the London Stock Exchange Group for the second year running.

To find out how we can look after all your fleet management needs, call our award-winning customer service team on 0116 4026500.
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Our new Affinity Scheme brings wide array of benefits to employers and employees

We are thrilled to announce that we are launching our own market-leading Affinity Scheme that will reduce employers’ car leasing costs and help them to attract, reward and retain employees.

The Total Motion “Affinity Scheme”, offers a whole array of benefits for both employers and employees and is the only scheme of its kind which is HMRC-approved.

Available at no extra cost to employers, it also provides businesses with alternative ways of rewarding staff at a time when companies are moving away from the traditional ‘perk’ of the company car. For employees, participation in the scheme can result in savings of more than £1,000 per vehicle.

Simon Hill, managing director, comments: “Companies’ car buying habits are changing. Vehicle cost is still a major factor but so is risk management, car taxation, driver management and the future of vehicle funding.

“Our Affinity Scheme recognises these changes and has come up with a product which is very attractive to both employers and their employees.

“It is a significant employee benefit and retention tool which enhances employee satisfaction.”

Exciting benefits for employees include preferential pre-owned and new car discounts, plus the ability to share discounts offered through the scheme with close family members.

Our scheme’s website is entered via a password protected portal and employees can, within 60 minutes, choose and order their car – which can be any make or model.

Additionally, our scheme includes a Special Personal Contract Hire (“PCH”) product for those staff leaving company car plans. This comes with low or nil deposit and maintenance and insurance included, offering a seamless transition from the company car.

There are no unexpected maintenance or repair costs – subject to normal wear and tear conditions – meaning that employees’ money is protected as they are less likely to be hit with a big repair bill.

For employers, our scheme has myriad attributes, including, the ability to dictate who benefits from it, access to all available funding products and the convenience and consistency of dealing with just one point of contact for all vehicles.

It also improves legal compliance around grey fleet – cars which are driven by employees on company business but which are not leased, owned or hired by the company.

In recognition of this growing part of the market, our Affinity Scheme delivers a grey fleet management option that deals with aspects such as risk, cost, health and safety, vehicle operation and environmental issues.

Simon adds: “As an award-wining business – which has just been named by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of 1000 companies that inspire Britain – we are constantly looking for fresh, innovative ways of enhancing our offer to clients and adding value.

“We’re looking forward to employers and their employees taking full advantage of our Affinity Scheme’s many features.”

Total Motion is partnering with insurance companies and will, over time, roll out our Affinity Scheme to include all motoring related services.

Simon continues: “We plan to offer discount fuel cards, parking and hotels, for instance, with the scheme having the option to include a fully maintained vehicle package.”

To find out more about Total Motion’s range of services and how we can look after all your fleet management needs, call our award-winning customer service team on 0116 402 6500.
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Total Motion applauds police use of public dash cams in fight against bad driving.

Total Motion has applauded Police use of dash cam footage taken by the public in the ongoing fight against bad and dangerous driving on Britain’s roads.

With traffic police numbers falling by more than 25 per cent in the past six years due to Government cuts, we believe that installing dash cam is a sensible way of bringing lawless motorists to justice, as well as protecting drivers from fraudulent accident claims.

Evidence of the idea’s success can be seen in the results of Operation Snap, an initiative by North Wales Police which encourages members of the public to submit dash cam, helmet cam and mobile phone footage of poor and unsafe driving. 80 of the 100 clips given to the force have led directly to driving convictions, with some of the offenders caught in this manner receiving custodial sentences.

Of the 80, only two penalties have been appealed, as drivers who flout the law find it very hard to refute the on-camera evidence of their offending. In fact such has been Operation Snap’s effectiveness as an “eyewitness” in North Wales, that South Wales Police has since adopted the scheme. Other UK regional police forces are also considering running similar initiatives on their roads to tackle law breakers and get poor drivers to change their behaviour.

Simon Hill, managing director, comments: “I think dash cams are really positive and should be encouraged. The police can’t be everywhere so they should be able to use the footage submitted by the public to help them convict bad and dangerous drivers.”

He continued: “We’ve seen that where we have put dash cams in fleet cars, overall fleet costs have come down by more than 20 per cent. The cameras are expensive to install, however, so the return on investment is 14 to 18 months.”

Courts now accept footage submitted by the public as evidence, with dash cam clips used to prosecute motorists for a broad range of motoring penalties. These offences include driving without due care and attention, going through a red traffic light, failing to control a vehicle properly and using a mobile phone while driving.

According to Operation Snap’s findings, uploading dash cam footage is quick and simple to do, with penalty processing saving the police valuable time when compared with time spent by traffic officers catching offenders in person.
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We call for a reform of entire motor insurance claims market

The Government is currently considering proposals which would clamp down on road accident related whiplash and other minor soft tissue injury compensation claims.

As part of its reform plans, the Ministry of Justice is focusing on what defines a minor soft tissue injury and whether this definition should be linked to the length of time a claimant suffers symptoms.

One proposal suggests scrapping the ability for people to recover damages for Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity (known as PSLA) for minor soft tissue injuries.

Claims for special damages, which cover loss of earnings, care and rehabilitation could still be submitted along with a medical report, as is currently the case. However, in future, claimants might also have to provide medical evidence to clarify the duration of their symptoms.

A second proposal recommends introducing a fixed compensation pay out of £400 – or £425 if there are psychological injuries – for minor soft injury claims.

It also suggests introducing a tariff for those injuries which go beyond the definition of “minor” and give rise to symptoms lasting for up to two years. In such cases the maximum amount payable in compensation would be £3,500, rising to £3,600 where the claimant also has psychological injuries.

If the reforms make it on to the statute book, then there will be far-reaching implications for lawyers, insurers and motorists.

Simon Hill, managing director of Total Motion, said that the whole insurance industry needed to be reformed so that whiplash and other non-serious minor claims became much harder to see through.

He added: “Currently law-abiding motorists are bearing the cost of inflated compensation claims through higher motor insurance premiums. It is also time that lawyers and ambulance chasers were given a fixed cost tariff of what they can charge when pursuing personal injury claims for motorists.”

According to insurance industry commentators, some law firms may well withdraw from the personal injury sector if they can no longer secure fees at their current high values.

Consequently, it is anticipated that more claims management companies will set up as they hurry to fill the gap in the market left by solicitors.

Generally, reform is seen as positive news for insurance companies, as their indemnity expenditure would fall however insurers could see a hike in operational spend due to an increase in the number of claimants, who, unable to secure a solicitor, bring their claims without legal representation.
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Our new Affinity Scheme brings wide array of benefits to employers and employees

We are thrilled to announce that we are launching our own market-leading Affinity Scheme that will reduce employers’ car leasing costs and help them to attract, reward and retain employees.

The Total Motion “Affinity Scheme”, offers a whole array of benefits for both employers and employees and is the only scheme of its kind which is HMRC-approved.

Available at no extra cost to employers, it also provides businesses with alternative ways of rewarding staff at a time when companies are moving away from the traditional ‘perk’ of the company car. For employees, participation in the scheme can result in savings of more than £1,000 per vehicle.

Simon Hill, managing director, comments: “Companies’ car buying habits are changing. Vehicle cost is still a major factor but so is risk management, car taxation, driver management and the future of vehicle funding.

“Our Affinity Scheme recognises these changes and has come up with a product which is very attractive to both employers and their employees.

“It is a significant employee benefit and retention tool which enhances employee satisfaction.”

Exciting benefits for employees include preferential pre-owned and new car discounts, plus the ability to share discounts offered through the scheme with close family members.

Our scheme’s website is entered via a password protected portal and employees can, within 60 minutes, choose and order their car – which can be any make or model.

Additionally, our scheme includes a Special Personal Contract Hire (“PCH”) product for those staff leaving company car plans. This comes with low or nil deposit and maintenance and insurance included, offering a seamless transition from the company car.

There are no unexpected maintenance or repair costs – subject to normal wear and tear conditions – meaning that employees’ money is protected as they are less likely to be hit with a big repair bill.

For employers, our scheme has myriad attributes, including, the ability to dictate who benefits from it, access to all available funding products and the convenience and consistency of dealing with just one point of contact for all vehicles.

It also improves legal compliance around grey fleet – cars which are driven by employees on company business but which are not leased, owned or hired by the company.

In recognition of this growing part of the market, our Affinity Scheme delivers a grey fleet management option that deals with aspects such as risk, cost, health and safety, vehicle operation and environmental issues.

Simon adds: “As an award-wining business – which has just been named by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of 1000 companies that inspire Britain – we are constantly looking for fresh, innovative ways of enhancing our offer to clients and adding value.

“We’re looking forward to employers and their employees taking full advantage of our Affinity Scheme’s many features.”

Total Motion is partnering with insurance companies and will, over time, roll out our Affinity Scheme to include all motoring related services.

Simon continues: “We plan to offer discount fuel cards, parking and hotels, for instance, with the scheme having the option to include a fully maintained vehicle package.”

To find out more about Total Motion’s range of services and how we can look after all your fleet management needs, call our award-winning customer service team on 0116 402 6500.
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