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Avis Fleet celebrates Worker’s Day

25 April 2017

It’s not every day that we get to celebrate our workers.

Will self-driving cars change the face of trans...

20 April 2017

Driverless vehicles are no longer the stuff of science fiction; self-driving cars are becoming a reality.

Measuring ROI with Avis Fleet Telematics vehicl...

18 April 2017

Every Financial Manager wants to boost their bottom lines but how do they go about doing this? Outsour...

Part 2: On-balance sheet vs off-balance sheet,...

13 April 2017

In this interview with Michelle Erasmus, chief financial officer (CFO) at Avis Fleet, we take a look a...

Part 1: On-balance sheet versus off-balance she...

11 April 2017

In this interview with Michelle Erasmus, CFO at Avis Fleet, we take a look at the change in accounting...

Driving sustainable development with the SED In...

6 April 2017

Gauteng-based EPIC Foundation was founded by Alta McMaster at the beginning of 2013.

Home security checklist to keep burglars on the...

4 April 2017

Everyone looks forward to a break, but don’t let your excitement eclipse your good sense.

Driving sustainable development with our SED in...

30 March 2017

A home away from home for teenage girls who’ve been neglected, abused, or abandoned.

How to deal with fuel strikes

28 March 2017

Fuel supply is central to all businesses and organisations to some extent, and fuel strikes are one of...

Driving sustainable development with the SED In...

22 March 2017

Dignity Dreams is an organisation that is able to help young girls to keep going to school and achieve...

What's not to love about Telematics

16 March 2017

Fleet management has never been more efficient. With the Avis Fleet Telematics solution, you can impr...

Vehicle branding: it’s a wrap

14 March 2017

Vehicle branding, or “wrapping”, is when a logo is placed on a company vehicle using decals or sticker...

Driving sustainable development with the SED In...

9 March 2017

This home and youth care centre is situated on the Bluff in KZN and is a non-governmental institution...

Supercharge your fleet management strategies

7 March 2017

Fleet Managers these days’ work in a very competitive environment with many fleet companies in the mar...

Cheaper isn’t always better for your fleet company

2 March 2017

In these tough economic times, most businesses are looking for ways to cut costs. But with different f...

Driving sustainable development with the SED In...

21 February 2017

Kids Haven opened its doors in 1992 to address the escalating problem of homeless (street) children an...

Tips for a clean car Lewis Hamilton would be pr...

16 February 2017

You use your car on a daily basis and for some it’s quite literally your office on wheels, so it’s bou...

Road safety: the dark truth about driving at night

14 February 2017

Driving at night is more dangerous than driving during the day, it shouldn’t come as any surprise to m...

Driving sustainable development with our SED in...

9 February 2017

Gugulethu Parents for Orphans was started as a HIV/AIDS support group project in the Eastrand area in...

What your car colour says about your personality

7 February 2017

Your choices can show a lot about you. From your clothes to your choice of shoes to your hairstyle, wh...

Company car versus car allowance, which one sho...

2 February 2017

When it comes to the differences between company car and car allowance it’s not an easy decision to ma...

Driving sustainable development with our SED in...

31 January 2017

Sizwe Hospital School in Sandringham Gauteng takes care of terminally ill, HIV infected, orphaned and...

Part 2: Making our office more energy efficient...

26 January 2017

We spoke to Kerry-Lee du Toit, Energy Manager for Barloworld of Automotive, including the divisions of...

Part 1: Making our office more energy efficient...

24 January 2017

We spoke to Kerry-Lee du Toit, Energy Manager for Barloworld Automotive, including the divisions of Av...

Driving sustainable development with the SED In...

19 January 2017

Bulamahlo Home & Day Care Centre was established in 1989 by Mrs. Regina Sekgoebela in Lifateng Section...

Monitor & measure driver behaviour with key fle...

17 January 2017

Running a successful fleet consists of more than just putting drivers in vehicles and hoping for the b...

Don’t get taken for a ride: car myths debunked

12 January 2017

People are generally quite invested in their vehicles, so it’s not surprising that in recent years the...

Driving sustainable development with the SED In...

10 January 2017

Lighthouse Baby Shelter: One of our SED initiatives showing that we care.

Driver behaviour quiz: What kind of driver are...

5 January 2017

There are many kinds of drivers on our roads – some are good and some are not-so-good. Find out what k...

New fleet solutions for the New Year

3 January 2017

Check out our value-added solutions to ensure that you and your fleet don’t get left in the dust in th...

Home security checklist for the festive season

22 December 2016

Having your house broken into will not be a good end to your holiday. Here are some safety tips.

Avis Fleet, leading Fleet Management company fo...

20 December 2016

Avis Fleet is an innovator and leader in the fleet management industry with over 35-years’ experience.

Car remote jamming: How criminals could be gett...

15 December 2016

Drivers in South Africa are no strangers to crime. Most drivers are conscious of the prevalence of dif...

Drinking and driving over the festive season: h...

13 December 2016

Over the Christmas season there is a lot more drinking and driving resulting in an increase in acciden...

Kids’ activities to entertain the gang on long...

6 December 2016

While preparing for your holiday you should take some time to consider how you are going to keep your...

Branded vehicles: how to use your fleet as mobi...

1 December 2016

Branded vehicles are an opportunity to bring attention to your brand at this special time of year.

Telematics: Taking your fleet to the top

29 November 2016

Just a few short years ago people had to struggle with maps whenever they wanted to go anywhere unfami...

Round up of the top travel blogs over the year

24 November 2016

It’s almost that time of year where we all breathe a sigh of relief for putting the working year behin...

How automation has revolutionised fleet management

22 November 2016

Technological advancements such as the cloud, automation and big data have improved how we do business...

On time in full: The balance between customer s...

17 November 2016

In the age of the consumer, the demand for delivering the best quality products in the fastest time po...

Traffic congestion: bringing SA cities to a halt

15 November 2016

Globally we are becoming increasingly urbanised and one of the problems in cities worldwide is that th...

Flash Floods: What drivers can do in an emergency

10 November 2016

Flash floods caused damage in Johannesburg and the East Rand yesterday and there are warnings of more...

Facing challenges head on in Corporate Fleet Ma...

10 November 2016

Fleet Managers these days might find themselves in a different role to what they did a few years back.

Increasing fuel savings with Telematics

8 November 2016

Fuel spend is the biggest expense for fleet companies. And some of the biggest contributors to increas...

Holiday checklist: getting your vehicle ready b...

3 November 2016

It’s that time of the year when you get to say goodbye to the office and traffic, get your spouse and...

5 Summer fleet maintenance tips

1 November 2016

The summer brings with it a fair amount of jubilation. But in South Africa, and many other African cou...

What Fleet Managers of yesterday can teach Flee...

27 October 2016

Things have changed a lot over the last few years, and every part of our lives has been transformed by...

Petrol vs. diesel: the best option for your needs

25 October 2016

The petrol vs. diesel debate has been going on for ages! Every driver – whether you work in the automo...

Tips to protect yourself against a car hijacking

20 October 2016

Car hijackings are at a decade high in South Africa, which means that motorists should take the utmost...

A brief history: how the fleet industry has evo...

18 October 2016

Most of us own a car, perhaps more than one, and we’ve become pretty oblivious to what our lives would...

How you can celebrate Boss’s Day

13 October 2016

If you are lucky enough to have a job where you get along with your boss, why not use Boss’s Day to ce...

Using fleet management to streamline your busin...

11 October 2016

“Time is money” according to the old adage. That’s why smart managers think about every aspect of thei...

Prepare for the holiday season using our fleet...

6 October 2016

We have just started enjoying some warm summer weather, so it might seem premature to be getting all y...

Fleet management glossary: get down with the au...

4 October 2016

We’ve probably all found ourselves in a conversation where we are expected to be knowledgeable on the...

Checklist: what to consider when choosing a fle...

29 September 2016

Outsourcing the movement of your valuable products can be a stressful undertaking. Whether you're a be...

When your car breaks down what do you do?

27 September 2016

You might not like to think about it but it could happen to you: your car might break down on the road.

Effective fuel management: fuel saving devices...

22 September 2016

Fuel management and saving money on the cost of fuel is paramount to every fleet management company so...

Outsourcing fleet management makes business sense

20 September 2016

Every fleet operating company would probably like to know the financial implications of outsourcing a...

A driver app that could save your life

15 September 2016

People die or are injured in road collisions everyday in South Africa. We have one of the highest rate...

Infographic: Celebrate Heritage Day with us

13 September 2016

Heritage Day, the 24th of September, has been marked as a day for all South Africans to come together...

Internet of things for fleet management

8 September 2016

The ‘Internet of things” is a buzzword right now. Industries from infrastructure design to interior de...

How we can help you with your SARS logbook

2 September 2016

Avis Fleet have many different ways of decreasing your fuel costs, we can use vehicle tracking to redu...

Your questions about fuel cards answered

31 August 2016

Not only are fuel cards convenient and secure, they also give managers valuable information about fuel...

Part 2: Small business opportunities for big bu...

25 August 2016

On Tuesday 26th July 2016 Gauteng Chairman Paul Mashatile and Mayor Parks Tau met with Thatohatsi Mots...

Part 1: Small business opportunities for big bu...

23 August 2016

On Tuesday 26th July 2016 Gauteng Provincial Chairman Paul Mashatile and Mayor Parks Tau met with That...

Women’s month: men vs women when buying a car

18 August 2016

Happy women’s month to all of our readers. On the 9th of August every year we take a day to recognise...

Child passenger safety: when to switch from bab...

16 August 2016

It’s pretty much expected that when you become a parent your child will become the most important thin...

Metrics to optimise fleet efficiency

12 August 2016

There are many ways that you can improve your fleet efficiency by using metrics. You might be surprise...

Part 2: most common ways fuel fraud is committed

10 August 2016

Although there is anti-siphoning technology available on the market, some of these devices are ineffec...

Part 1: most common ways fuel fraud is committed

4 August 2016

Crime is something that most South Africans are worried about. And the statistics around illegal activ...

Fleet Procurement Checklist

2 August 2016

Fleet Procurement can be a time consuming and complicated experience. But Avis Fleet offers expert ass...

Paying it forward by partnering with City of Jo...

28 July 2016

On Tuesday the 14th of June Avis Fleet and the City of Johannesburg donated 2200 pairs of school shoes...

Partnering with Stop Hunger Now for Mandela Day

26 July 2016

International Nelson Mandela Day was started on the 18th July 2009 in response to a call by Nelson Man...

Corporate fleet management: technology fuels pr...

21 July 2016

We live in very competitive and stressful times especially in terms of running a business. And every...

Pushing the envelope to save you money with cor...

19 July 2016

These days everyone is concerned about money. It’s true that people have always been worried about how...

(Part 2) How much money can you save during a l...

14 July 2016

Can outsourcing fleet management save money for truck fleets? We spoke to Danie Du Preez, General Mana...

(Part 1) How much money can you save during a l...

12 July 2016

Can outsourcing fleet management save money for truck fleets? We spoke to Danie Du Preez, General Mana...

A day in the life of a fuel management bureau o...

7 July 2016

We talked to a fuel management bureau operator to find out how they work to save money for their custo...

A day in the life of a fuel management bureau o...

5 July 2016

We talk to a fuel management bureau operator to find out how they work to save customers money. In par...

3 Best South African road trips

30 June 2016

Travelling overseas for holidays is expensive, especially with the current exchange rate. But luckily...

Infographic: Using Fleet Accident Management ca...

28 June 2016

It’s never easy to be in an accident but, in the unfortunate event that you are in one, Avis Fleet can...

Infographic: Some of the best radio stations to...

23 June 2016

If your job requires long distance driving, you will probably find yourself on the main highways in So...

Elon Musk and the electric car

21 June 2016

Who would have thought that a South African born entrepreneur would be one of the driving forces behin...

Ways to make your fleet more eco-friendly

16 June 2016

There is no denying that humans are having a negative impact on the environment. Over the last few yea...

What to look out for on the main South African...

14 June 2016

Your work might have you driving long distances or maybe you take to the road for holidays. Either way...

Avis Fleet recommends what music to listen to o...

9 June 2016

Is there anything better than listening to music while driving? Cruising down the road on a sunny day...

Upcycling clothes with C2CX to empower people

7 June 2016

It’s no secret that Avis Fleet have a core value system that shines through in the quality products th...

Fuel management: how to save during fuel increases

2 June 2016

With the petrol price increase effective on the 1st June 2016 many people are throwing their hands up....

Joburg Gone Green: City of Joburg replaces flee...

31 May 2016

Vehicle tracking gives you as much information about a vehicle’s day-to-day activities as you can get...

Using fuel management for optimal fuel efficien...

26 May 2016

In part 1 of this series we looked at Avis Fleet solutions for optimal fuel management efficiency incl...

Using Fuel Management for optimal fuel efficien...

24 May 2016

Vehicle tracking gives you as much information about a vehicle’s day-to-day activities as you can get...

Traffic Fine Management and the AARTO system [P...

19 May 2016

As discussed in our previous blog, drivers and companies can suffer from the consequences of having li...

Traffic Fine Management and the AARTO system [P...

17 May 2016

Dealing with the Administrative and Adjudication of Roadside Offences (AARTO) regulations can be compl...

Vehicle tracking: measuring driver and vehicle...

12 May 2016

Vehicle tracking gives you as much information about a vehicle’s day-to-day activities as you can get...

Challenges and rewards of managing a fleet in A...

10 May 2016

Managing a fleet in Africa is not an easy undertaking. Consider the situation of many large multinatio...

Infographic: How to change a tyre

5 May 2016

Avis Fleet have secured an industry first, by winning the Laserfiche Run Smarter Award for the third t...

Road management: the future of roads in South A...

3 May 2016

The world is rapidly changing and technology has changed every aspect of our lives from the media and...

The benefits of implementing a green fleet

28 April 2016

Avis Fleet have secured an industry first, by winning the Laserfiche Run Smarter Award for the third t...

Why you need fleet reporting to eradicate unnec...

26 April 2016

Fleet management includes many different aspects, from keeping track of a driver’s whereabouts to keep...

What you need to know when travelling across bo...

21 April 2016

To ensure that your fleet is fully informed about all the documentation required when crossing borders...

Partnering with a fleet management company can...

19 April 2016

It’s often hard for us to quantify the exact value of one of our managed fleet solutions to a customer...

Avis Fleet IT wins the coveted Laserfiche Run S...

14 April 2016

Avis Fleet have secured an industry first, by winning the Laserfiche Run Smarter Award for the third t...

Fleet Maintenance: tyre health checklist

12 April 2016

Fleet maintenance is an important aspect of fleet management and tyre maintenance is key. Safety measu...

How to assess fleet management companies

7 April 2016

There are many benefits to partnering with a fleet management company. From reducing fuel costs to ens...

Fleet management and road safety

5 April 2016

At this time of year it's great to take a well-deserved break and spend some time with your loved ones...

Safety tips: What to do at the scene of an acci...

31 March 2016

At this time of year we are all looking forward to taking some time off, unfortunately holidays are al...

Top tips for road trips around South Africa

29 March 2016

With all the public holidays around this time of year, this is the perfect time to take a road trip. A...

Intelligent Fuel Management: Protect yourself a...

24 March 2016

You're always concerned about your credit card when you make online purchases, pay in a restaurant, or...

Infographic: How to avoid distractions on the road

22 March 2016

Driver’s distractions lead to a staggering one in five crashes. To help you avoid them, we’ve put toge...

Infographic: 8 essential road safety tips

18 March 2016

Avis Fleet's 8 Essential tips for road safety

Driver Safety: Ensure that your driver fitness...

15 March 2016

You wouldn’t want to take a flight with a pilot who wasn’t in peak fitness. Similarly, if you don’t ha...

Improve employee satisfaction with staff bonuse...

10 March 2016

Drivers are often unhappy with working conditions according to employee satisfaction surveys. And it's...

Reactive fuel management tips

8 March 2016

Minimising fuel costs is a key concern for fleet operating companies. But it’s easier than you might i...

What does vehicle tracking tell you about your...

3 March 2016

Vehicle tracking systems have allowed businesses to actively manage the behaviour of their fleet vehic...

Fleet accident management using your vehicle tr...

1 March 2016

With the Easter holidays looming ahead of us, many people will be hitting the roads for long-haul holi...

Fleet procurement 101: Part 2

25 February 2016

In our previous blog, Fleet Procurement 101: Points you need to consider before procuring a fleet we p...

Fleet procurement 101: points you need to consi...

23 February 2016

Procuring a fleet, with its myriad of administrative details, is a daunting task. There are so many th...

PMR Awards: Avis Fleet wins the fleet managemen...

18 February 2016

Professional Management Review (PMR) Africa at the end of last year named Avis Fleet the leading Fleet...

Fleet trends: Wrap your fleet up this holiday s...

9 December 2015

The holiday season sees more vehicles on the roads than any other time of year. Taking this into consi...

Accident assistance: who to call in an emergency

2 December 2015

Accidents are something every fleet should be prepared for. While good maintenance can go a long way t...

How to avoid distractions on the road

25 November 2015

South Africa has a notorious history of road accident fatalities. According to the carnage counter, an...

Four key steps for managing staff fines

21 October 2015

For any fleet-operating company, the easier management of the fleet relies heavily on its ability to l...

Three reasons why having a managed fleet boosts...

14 October 2015

Employees can be your greatest brand ambassadors. In fact, Ere Media asserts that leaders of companies...

Measures that contribute to a safer fleet

6 October 2015

Accidents happen and are not only stressful and traumatic for the driver, but an administration hassle...

Are your maintenance costs spiralling out of co...

30 September 2015

When it comes to managing fleet costs, having a maintenance control package, offered by a fleet servic...

Here's what you need to know about procurement...

23 September 2015

When it comes to fleet procurement, companies have seen a shift from responsibility that rested solely...

How Avis Fleet simplifies fleet administration...

16 September 2015

You know best when it comes to managing your company’s fleet, from dealing with accidents, and managin...

Global megatrends driving the automotive industry

9 September 2015

Driverless cars, green fleets, endless power-train advancement and connected vehicles were among the r...

How fleet management specialists use technology...

1 September 2015

Gone are the days of companies having to carry burdensome costs and liabilities. Business intelligence...

Fleet services expert discusses the latest tren...

27 August 2015

The fleet services industry has come into focus, particularly post 2008, when the economic recession f...

Why is fleet management appurtenant for HR?

25 August 2015

While the function of fleet management seems to generally be of concern to those in procurement, finan...

Is the stress of fleet accident management gett...

20 August 2015

There’s usually nothing good to come out of a road accident. Even at the best of times, they’re utterl...

Advice on dealing with stress management in the...

18 August 2015

In times of economic uncertainty, work-related stress can increase, especially if staff have to do mor...

The link between fleet management and employee...

13 August 2015

Working life has never been more stressful. Find out how fleet management improves stress-levels.

A must-read on the advantages of outsourcing yo...

6 August 2015

A commercial vehicle is anything heavier than two tonnes – a work-horse to carry out key functions, su...

How Avis Fleet reporting can save you money

4 August 2015

Managing a company fleet is a dynamic business: a company has to keep track of daily fuel expenditure,...

Avis Fleet team gives back on Nelson Mandela day

23 July 2015

In South Africa, it’s much simpler to hire people than fire them. But, dismissal for misconduct is leg...

How to manage dismissal for misconduct due to f...

23 July 2015

In South Africa, it’s much simpler to hire people than fire them. But, dismissal for misconduct is leg...

Sustainable business trends you need to underst...

21 July 2015

Environmentally sustainable business practices are becoming increasingly mandatory, which will ultimat...

How to choose the right fleet company for your...

16 July 2015

Fleet procurement is a daunting task, especially since you may have specific requirements that could b...

Five ways to improve fuel economy for your fleet

14 July 2015

Fleet managers have no control over petrol price hikes and simply have to accept the extra expense. Lu...

The benefits of outsourcing fleet management in...

9 July 2015

Vehicle fleet management involves more than just procuring a fleet of cars to carry out your business...

Choosing between fleet management companies in...

7 July 2015

What pushes a fleet manager to choose a particular fleet management company over another? While pricin...

Does a cheap vehicle equate to a cheaper fleet...

30 June 2015

When budgets are tight, it may not seem feasible to procure an expensive fleet. It’s widely held that...

Why the initial fuel consumption figures on you...

25 June 2015

A major deciding factor when choosing a new car is how much you’re going to spend on petrol each month...

How to save millions by eradicating fuel card f...

23 June 2015

Companies with fleets are collectively haemorrhaging hundreds of millions of rands a year in fuel frau...

Consider our Fleet Solutions

18 June 2015

Businesses that require fleets want to know that they will get the best service and something that is...

Five future trends will lower your fuel consump...

17 June 2015

Car manufacturers now spend their research and development budgets on making their cars use less petro...

Will South Africa get air free tyres?

11 June 2015

Air free tyres have been around for a long time. They were first used on the moon buggy for a moon lan...

What is intelligent fuel management?

5 June 2015

Companies with fleets are collectively haemorrhaging hundreds of millions of rands a year in fuel frau...

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