Fleet admin company to bring fine payments into 21st century
06 January 2017
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
Fleet administration company All Fleet Services has launched an online fines management system for the fleet industry which aims to bring the process of paying fines into the 21st century.
All Fleet Services claims the new system - called Fleet Fine Online - will speed up the process of fleets paying fines. This is because the service allows issuing authorities to communicate directly with those who commit traffic offences to request payment online.
The system is free for issuing authorities to use, and more than 400 of the 700 UK issuing agencies already use the system, with a target of having 70% of the market on board by the end of the year.
Fleets, however, have to pay to use the service with the cost varying depending on the number of vehicles on their books.
A spokeswoman for the company told BusinessCar companies with a fleet of 1,000 vehicles would pay 25p per vehicle per month to access the service.
All Fleet Services said the new tool would save companies both time and money, allowing fleets to pay fees days rather than weeks after the incident, minimizing the risk of any late payment charges.
Currently, All Fleet Services said the payment of fines "requires a long and arduous process involving a huge amount of man hours and materials as well as relying on the postal service."
According to the company, 2.9 million traffic fines are processed by fleets each year.
"As with any manual method, the current system to process fines carries a huge risk of human error with it which this new online platform totally avoids. A huge amount of time, money and effort currently goes into the process that can be totally eradicated." said Dave Scobie, managing director of All Fleet Services.