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A return to normality?

The last two months has seen slow but significant return of PCP, PCH and Business Lease contract returns. Great…we are getting back to normal. Not quite. The recent hike in used vehicle values has put inventory owners under increasing pressure to return stock to the marketplace with increased vigour. Contract extensions which have historically bee… Read more »

VQS are looking for opportunities in Scotland.

Our logistics operation moves vehicles from Scotland and the Borders into England daily. We have a dedicated, Glasgow based, team of experienced full time trade plate drivers who have flexibility to move vehicles into the M8 corridor from England and the Borders. We are also looking for a small amount of space in a secure… Read more »

Are you willing to pay up to 35% more for your trade plate movements?

2 weeks ago, we asked this question on LinkedIn It received over 1,000 views….and 1 response… (thanks Mark) It appears everyone is keeping their opinions private whilst the industry waits for the forthcoming BCA test case verdict.With the recent rulings affecting Uber and Deliveroo it is becoming clear the judiciary is currently cutting little slack… Read more »

Inspection Audits – A good time to take a close look at inspection performance and refurbishment spend?

We have recently carried out a spot audit for a large UK based vehicle fleet. Our audit team physically inspected, reviewed, and compared inspections supplied by the client’s current providers. Why were we asked? Our client’s Director of Fleet Operations has a pro-active stance to formal auditing. There has been concern with “project creep” and… Read more »

IR35 – Compliance is Key

6th April 2021 ushered in the postponed IR35 implementation, seemingly unnoticed by many. The original concept to capture white collar workers working on a self employed basis to Govt Agencies has spilled into the blue collar private sector. It’s not new, having been on the Statute books since 2018. The question of “can trade plate… Read more »

Growing Logisticaly

A further 20 sets of trades plates have arrived and another batch on order! Amazing to see the continued growth of our logistics division! Great effort and work by the team here at VQS. 🙌🙌 We always need good drivers to be part of the team.

We are expanding our Driver operations

VQS are recruiting vehicle collection and delivery drivers across the UK. We offer our clients a high performing and consistent service and believe that is best achieved with a flexible approach using full time salaried staff. We are offering successful candidates terms that that are more beneficial than the typical norms this sector typically offers…. Read more »

Are you thinking about the forthcoming logistical challenges?

Are you thinking about the forthcoming logistical challenges? Planning end of contract inspection and logistics in recent months has been difficult with external factors influencing the unnormal patterns of business. There are numerous elements inventory owners should consider as the market normalizes through 2021. As Voluntary Surrender and Repossession activity plays “catch up” it will… Read more »

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Business Growth in Challenging Conditions

This year has seen a period of unprecedented challenges. Market intelligence indicates that supply chain disruption will continue into next year as major fleet owners and finance companies strive to bring their operating processes back to a level of normality. VQS have been fortunate to work with a number of major clients for the first… Read more »

Vehicle Inspection and Collection

We are back up to full operation in the Field across the Mainland UK. Following Government advice, we have resumed our vehicle inspection and collection services throughout the mainland UK. Completing a non-contact handover process, utilising full PPE and observing social distancing rules. Conducting a fair wear and tear costed appraisal with supporting high-resolution imagery… Read more »