With these tools, drivers can ensure they have eggcellent journeys while the holidays are on.
Last Easter was one of the busiest for UK roads on record with an estimated 21.5 million leisure trips made by car between Good Friday and Easter Monday.
This year looks likely to be equally busy, with the looming threat of train strikes for the weekend pushing more people onto the road network. So how can your drivers avoid jams created by holidaying motorists while they’re trying to work?
Here are some useful tools to make your drivers’ trips this Easter eggcellent.
With the Allstar Co-Pilot app and online site locator, we are there to support your drivers when they’re out on the road. Whether drivers are looking for a fuel card network, EV charging sites or a service centre, there’s just the one tool to use to find us.
The Allstar Co-Pilot app allows drivers to find the nearest site and amenities much quicker so they can plan their route effectively and spend more time on the road, doing the job that needs to be done. It’s convenient, and accessible at a time and place that suits them. Download our Co-Pilot app in the Apple App Store or via Google Play.
Ensure drivers are filling up at low cost fuel sites in their area too, with our UK Fuel Price tool, which provides you with up-to-date fuel prices from 90% of UK sites. Complete the form to discover fuel prices in your area and share this information with drivers so they know where you’d like them to fill up.
During recent holiday periods, social media has been awash with pictures of electric car drivers queuing for charge points. Your drivers won’t want their working day disrupted as they wait in a line of Teslas, packed to the rafters with kids and suitcases trying to get to Cornwall or Norfolk.
As an Allstar One Electric card holder, your drivers can beat the holiday rush because they have access to more than 10,300 charge points. What’s more, 98%[PH1] of chargers are fast, rapid and ultra-rapid, which reduces driver downtime and keeps drivers on the road for longer.
They can be clever about where they stop too via the Zap-Map app, which enables drivers to plan their route, find chargers and pay for charging, all with the Allstar One Electric card. Zap-Map shows when chargers are in use, allowing drivers to get off the beaten track if the main stations are busy and find themselves a quiet spot.
Sitting by the side of the road, toddlers screaming, granny grumpy and miles from their destination: breakdown services can be put under a lot of pressure over the holiday period with broken down vehicles and stressed drivers. That can mean longer delays to get roadside emergencies.
So make sure your fleet of vehicles are operating like clockwork, and drivers won’t need to call for help. With Allstar ServicePoint, you can ensure vehicles are serviced and maintained and ready to go with streamlined fleet maintenance management. Using one online portal, you can book, approve and settle all vehicle maintenance requests for privately-maintained company vehicles., And if they have tyre trouble, ServicePoint Tyres gives them access to an extensive catalogue and our nationwide network of fitters lets you pick a tyre replacement to meet your exact specification.
If the worst does happen then don’t forget that Allstar cards come with AA breakdown cover and fuel assist as standard, giving you peace of mind whilst your drivers are out on the road.