In this article, we explore five key changes that the transportation industry has experienced — or expects to experience — in recent and coming years. Importantly, we also explore how they might affect you and your business, or at the very least, the way you travel and commute.
By being aware of these five key changes, you can take steps to prepare. That might mean adjusting your budget, changing the way you drive, making alterations to travel and commuting, or exploring ‘greener’ and more environmentally friendly options.
The circumstances may not be within your control — but the way you react to them is. Browse these five key changes, be prepared to adapt, and you will not only survive the changes but learn to thrive in them too.
KEY CHANGE 1: Environmentally Conscious Policy & Incentives
The environment is one of the hottest contemporary topics across a range of industries. More businesses than ever before are aiming to address what experts are calling a ‘climate crisis’. This is being seen not just in business, but also across national and international policymaking.
Examples include things such as the introduction of the popular Walk to Work or Cycle to Work schemes, which are designed to reduce the congestion and pollution on major roads, as well as incentivize workers to improve their health.
More national or policy-wide examples include tax relief and incentives for businesses and individuals to only purchase environmentally-friendly cars — such as electric or hybrid vehicles that can then be written off as a legitimate expense.
Other widespread transport policies with an eco-slant include the construction of cycle tracks and bike routes, as well as congestion charges and tariffs designed to reduce the use of non-essential transport — especially in areas with high levels of pollution.
It is expected that there will be even more ‘aggressive’ or proactive environmental policies affecting transport in the future.
For all these reasons then, and more, if you are considering purchasing a car for your business, environmentally friendly options have the best chance of suiting your budget and standing the…