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Save time and money with the Avis Fleet App

12 November 2018

The newest addition to our technology arsenal, the Avis Fleet App, is set to make the lives of Fleet M...

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

6 November 2018

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

Prepare for the holiday season using our fleet...

1 November 2018

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

What will fleet management look like in future?

23 October 2018

There have been sweeping changes in the automotive industry recently which will have repercussions for...

SA in the grips of highest fuel price hike in h...

4 October 2018

South Africa’s hard-hit motorists braced themselves for an unprecedented fuel price increase this week.

Take another look at our fleet vehicles

2 October 2018

Today’s companies offer an extensive range of products and services with many kinds of vehicles and a...

Take your pick from any one of our fleet vehicles

25 September 2018

There are different types of vehicle fleets that businesses and organisations use to achieve their bus...

Celebrate SA’s rich cultural traditions on Heri...

21 September 2018

Heritage Day on 24 September celebrates South Africa’s rich cultural traditions. One of these is the b...

Outsource your fleet management with Avis Fleet

20 September 2018

Outsourcing fleet management offers many benefits, and if you are considering this, turn to the market...

Keep track of your VIN number to ensure vehicle...

4 September 2018

Your chassis and engine numbers hold the key to information about a vehicle’s ownership and the parts...

SA women take centre stage on Women’s Day

30 August 2018

Every year on 9 August we celebrate the generations of women who helped to make our country what it is...

Our SED Initiative: Habitat for Humanity, Part 2

28 August 2018

This year members of the Avis Fleet and Barloworld Automotive teams had the opportunity to make a posi...

Our SED Initiative: Habitat for Humanity, Part 1

23 August 2018

This year, members of the Avis Fleet and Barloworld Automotive teams had the opportunity to make a pos...

Fleet Managers can save big with our Value Adde...

14 August 2018

You can’t control the economy or the fuel price, but you can ensure you are saving money when it come...

Reformed hijacker discloses inside info on car...

17 July 2018

Hijackings are one of the most common and feared crimes in South Africa. So it’s probably safe to say...

Grab a slice of history on Mandela Day

12 July 2018

How do you make a meaningful difference in people’s lives by helping them turn old magazines into func...

Avis Fleet supports socio-economic development...

10 July 2018

How do you make a meaningful difference in people’s lives by helping them turn old magazines into func...

Our fleet management solutions will ease fuel p...

5 July 2018

Motorists had to deal with another fuel price increase from 4 July. According to the Department of Ene...

Vehicle technology takes to the air with flying...

3 July 2018

Flying cars have always featured in stories that depict our future world. They have been a staple in s...

Jan Smuts Avenue all set for a road upgrade

28 June 2018

Joburg is in for some traffic headaches when the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) plans to perform a ro...

The future of transport in the age of smart cities

26 June 2018

South Africa commemorates Youth Day on 16 June and remembers all the young people who contributed to t...

Part 2: We celebrate Youth Day with a few of ou...

14 June 2018

South Africa commemorates Youth Day on 16 June and remembers all the young people who contributed to t...

Part 1: We celebrate Youth Day with a few of ou...

12 June 2018

South Africa commemorates Youth Day on 16 June and remembers all the young people who contributed to t...

Part 2: The ABCs of effective fleet management

7 June 2018

There are many different elements that contribute to effective fleet management. Fleet Managers take c...

Part 1: The ABCs of effective fleet management

5 June 2018

There are many different elements that contribute to effective fleet management. Fleet Managers take c...

Open road tolling rates hike means you will pay...

31 May 2018

Life isn’t getting any easier for South African consumers. The recent VAT increase from 14% to 15%, a...

Celebrate World Environment Day and opt for an...

29 May 2018

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June annually. This initiative was started by the United Nati...

Avis Fleet joins forces with the COJ to clean u...

24 May 2018

Avis Fleet joined the City of Johannesburg (COJ) and Mayor Herman Mashaba for his pioneering clean-up...

Safe driving tips for hazardous road conditions

22 May 2018

As the icy chill of winter descends, it brings with it long hours of darkness and a slew of hazardous...

Water conservation tips to save money and the p...

17 May 2018

Drought-stricken Cape Town cannot seem to get a break. The three-year drought and dwindling water rese...

Use smart fleet management to combat cybercrime

15 May 2018

Incidents of cybercrime are becoming more prominent in news headlines. And with so much of our busines...

KwaZulu-Natal SED team donates Spirit of Ubuntu...

10 May 2018

The SED team members from KwaZulu-Natal were the proud winners of the Avis Fleet Spirit of Ubuntu Awar...

Turn to fleet management for your growth plan

26 April 2018

Some people might think that fleet management is about GPS technology, a fuel card or operational soft...

What’s better to buy – a new car or a pre-owned...

24 April 2018

It’s more common to buy some things second-hand than others. Many people will buy a second-hand jacket...

Fun and indulgence at the Avis Fleet Awards eve...

19 April 2018

Our annual awards evening has become a highlight on the calendar for Avis Fleet and our employees. It’...

Avis Fleet: Our story in statistics

17 April 2018

In 1980, Avis Fleet was a fledgling organisation with only a few vehicles and a brand promise to deliv...

Part 2: Travel into the future with connected cars

10 April 2018

Major advances in technology are changing the face of the automotive industry. The effects will be fel...

Part 1: Travel into the future with connected cars

5 April 2018

Major advances in motoring technology are changing the face of the automotive industry. The effects wi...

Trends in fleet management solutions: Company c...

3 April 2018

Fleet management has to change with the times to ensure that companies always get the best offering av...

Everything you need to know about fleet management

27 March 2018

Fleet management is vital to various industries, so the chances are that you will have heard of this t...

Get on the road this Easter with these vehicle...

15 March 2018

Many people take advantage of the Easter holiday period in April to embark on road trips around the co...

Rating the status of SA’s fleet management indu...

13 March 2018

What is the status of the fleet industry in South Africa? A report from Berg Insight featured on Repor...

FAQ Avis Fleet

6 March 2018

Avis Fleet has close to 40 years’ experience as a fleet management company. We are a leader in the ind...

The many advantages of using fleet management s...

27 February 2018

Fleet management software has come a long way and many of our clients are finding this technology indi...

How to stay on top of vehicle licensing

15 February 2018

Ensuring that vehicle licensing is up to date is just a small part of a Fleet Manager’s job, but it’s...

Good driver behaviour halts fleet abuse

13 February 2018

Unfortunately, drivers don’t always take care of their vehicles. This becomes a problem for Fleet Mana...

Fleet procurement made easy

23 January 2018

Every business with a fleet should be aware of the importance of good procurement practices because th...

South Africans continue to battle vehicle theft...

18 January 2018

Every Fleet Manager probably wants to be the best they can be at their job. Some strive for excellence...

How to be a great Fleet Manager

11 January 2018

Every Fleet Manager probably wants to be the best they can be at their job. Some strive for excellence...

Avis Fleet cleans up at the PMR Africa Excellen...

12 December 2017

Avis Fleet was rated best in class, winning several Diamond Level Arrow Awards at the recent PMR Afric...

Junk status and vehicle procurement for fleet

9 November 2017

South Africa’s recent downgrade to junk status by ratings agencies is set to have ripple effects in bu...

Cut down on your fleet expenses

17 October 2017

With South Africa’s negative economic outlook, it’s important for businesses to save on costs wherever...

A fine management solution to make life easier

12 October 2017

It can be challenging and time-consuming to resolve vehicle traffic fines, but Avis Fleet can help wit...

What fleet management can do to help combat veh...

10 October 2017

Crime is a prominent issue in South Africa and the bad news is that it is going to get worse. Accordi...

Challenges grow for corporate fleet management

5 October 2017

Fleet Managers have many things on their minds. Our economy looks uncertain and running a fleet’s busi...

Self-defence is a woman's right

26 September 2017

We can provide shocking statistics to highlight the number of women who are raped in South Africa ever...

SA joins world safety awareness campaign

19 September 2017

In May this year, South Africa joined the first Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and JC...

Good driver behaviour caught on camera

5 September 2017

The thought of having cameras in your vehicle to record your driving activities might inspire fears th...

Infographic: How to jump start a car

29 August 2017

It's never a good feeling when you turn your car key and it doesn't start because of a flat battery. I...

Women in the fleet industry: On the road to suc...

8 August 2017

Women are increasingly making their mark in the fleet industry and showing they are intelligent and ta...

Avis Fleet supports Rise Against Hunger

3 August 2017

Between the 14-18 July 2017, Avis Fleet supported Rise Against Hunger, a volunteer, meal-packaging in...

Innovations in road management: our journey int...

1 August 2017

South African roads are a special challenge. There are long distances that need to be covered, not to...

Does buying a hybrid car make sense?

25 July 2017

Fuel is becoming one of the most hotly contended issues when it comes to cars. The latest car technolo...

Nelson Mandela Day: pay it forward

18 July 2017

South Africans are no strangers to the legacy of Nelson Mandela. The father of the nation holds a spec...

SED Initiative: The Zimbambaleni Old Age Home

6 July 2017

The Zimbambaleni Old Age Home is located in KwaDabeka just outside of New Germany in KwaZulu-Natal. Th...

SED Initiative: the CHOC Foundation

29 June 2017

The Childhood Cancer Foundation (CHOC) was founded in 1979 as a support group for parents of children...

Encourage good driver behaviour and smartphone use

22 June 2017

Using our smartphones, we are able to field calls, send and receive text/audio/video messages, browse...

Driving sustainable development with SED Initia...

15 June 2017

House Dorandia gives children who suffer from broken family structures a stable environment to grow up...

Fleet management: goals for the new fiscal year

13 June 2017

A financial, or fiscal, year is “a period that a company or government uses for accounting purposes an...

How junk status affects the fleet industry

30 May 2017

Following President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle in March 2017, ratings agencies Standard & Poor and...

Advantages of outsourcing: driving down fleet c...

23 May 2017

A quick Internet search on “the hardest things to do” reveals some interesting results, such as doing...

Employee engagement: key to retaining good drivers

16 May 2017

Having unhappy employees is not ideal. Just seeing the faces of employees who have low job satisfactio...

How dash cams can help fleets

27 April 2017

How dash cams can help fleets

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SED Initiative: Bulamahlo Home & Day Care Centre

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Outsourcing fleet management makes business sense

20 September 2016

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

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...

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...

Fleet Procurement Checklist

2 August 2016

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

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...

Truck telematics, saving you money during a lon...

12 July 2016

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

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...

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...

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's third win at the Laserfiche Run Sm...

14 April 2016

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

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...

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...

PMR Awards: Avis Fleet wins ninth consecutive a...

18 February 2016

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

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...

Fleet management technology to improve efficiency

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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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