The UK’s leading vehicle specialists Hitachi Capital know a thing or two about the needs of fleet companies. And this got us thinking about the needs of fleet drivers – just how does the average driver stay stimulated on long-haul journeys? Aside from food, sleep and a full tank of petrol, many fleet drivers need something more to blow away the cobwebs during the ungodly hours that come with the job- and what better way to get the adrenaline pumping than with a classic driver’s playlist? Guaranteed to kill time and traffic blues for miles, here’s our pick of the best.
The Power of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
‘Don’t take money/don’t take fame/don’t take no credit card to ride this train’ – it doesn’t take cash or notoriety to belt this one out until your heart’s content either. The Back to the Future theme song put the power in power ballad in 1985 and if you ask us, it hasn’t aged a bit.
Killer Queen – Queen
‘Guaranteed to blow your mind/Anytime!’ We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. This is a classic that never gets old. Mercury’s vocal rise with ‘Queen’ will have you singing along whether you like it or not. And it’s more likely you’ll be singing along when you stop at a red light with the windows down. Resistance is futile!
Buck Rogers – Feeder
For a modern driving anthem, you’d be hard-pressed to find a catchier chorus and more recognisable bass line to relieve the motorway boredom. You’ll purposefully linger in the service station car park just to hear another chorus of this.
I Knew You Were Waiting – George Michael/Aretha Franklin
The powerful mix of Franklin’s vocal range and the inspiring lyrics make this one of the most motivational, feel-good songs ever produced. ‘I didn’t falter/It didn’t stop me!’. A red light might but apart from that, this song pretty much allows you to believe any obstacle can be overcome.
Everywhere- Fleetwood Mac
As soon as you hear the twinkly keyboard intro, you know you’re in for a catchy, finger-tapping treat. If that doesn’t sell it for you, the infectious and endlessly imitable bass line will have you humming it for the next few legs of your journey. You’ll want to sing it everywhere.
The only thing better than a feel-good soundtrack in the fleet industry is the knowledge that your fleet company – rental, commercial or otherwise – has somewhere to turn when it comes to managing a safe and secure business. Fortunately, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions Ltd offer exactly that. From fleet finance to bespoke vehicle design, Hitachi Capital offers convenience and peace of mind at every turn to ensure fleet firms can run a smooth and efficient operation.