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Industry experts call for HGV and delivery fleets to adopt new measures to minimise driver distraction

Licence Check, one of UK’s emerging providers of driver and vehicle management, is urging fleet managers of HGV and delivery vehicles to adopt new measures to minimise driver distraction, particularly mobile phone and sa...

2017-03-30

Car salary sacrifice schemes: new tax arrangements ‘not the end of the world’

The ICFM has held it inaugural Masterclass focused on the key industry issue of car salary sacrifice schemes and car or cash allowance programmes. Below are the highlights from the event.Car salary sacrifice schemes and ca...

2017-03-30

Drivers’ applaud plans to install electric vehicle charging points at fuel stations

A new survey from Venson Automotive Solutions reveals that 85% of motorists would now consider buying an electric vehicle (EV) or choosing one as their company car.     However, concern over a lack of chargi...

2017-03-30

Local roads crisis: One in five will need repair or closure due to poor condition

One in six local roads in England and Wales will need to be repaired or closed, within the next five years, according to the 2017 survey by the Asphalt Industry Alliance.   The Annual Local Authority Road Mainten...

2017-03-30

Diesel residual values slipping at a faster rate than petrol-engined rivals, says CAP HPI

Diesel car values at three years/60,000 miles are falling at a faster rate than petrol-engined rivals thus widening the differential between the two fuel types, according to data from CAP HPI.   Overall used car ...

2017-03-30

Salary sacrifice schemes ‘a cost effective’ solution despite new rules, say LeasePlan

Salary sacrifice car schemes will continue to provide “a cost effective way” for employees to drive a new, insured, fully maintained vehicle, according to LeasePlan.   Following publication of the 2017 Financ...

2017-03-30

GEM calls for overhaul of driver eyesight regulations

Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist says better regulation of eyesight tests for drivers would cut collisions and make Britain’s roads safer.    The only eyesight test at present is when people ta...

2017-03-30

FCA appoints support agency as part of investment to improve fleet offering

FCA Fleet and Business has strengthened its operation with the appointment of fleet support agency ROI.    The deal will see ROI, a recent winner at the European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards, s...

2017-03-30

Charities renew calls to make roads safer and brighter in the evenings

The clocks were turned forwards one hour at the weekend and that led to road safety charities Brake and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) renewing their calls on the government to commit to moving t...

2017-03-30

Selsia appointed by RSPB to manage fleet accident repairs

Selsia has been appointed by the RSPB to centrally manage accident repairs for its vehicle fleet across the UK.   Selsia’s marketing director Neil Marcus said: “We are very proud to have been selected by RSPB...

2017-03-30

vGroup expands relationship with Fleet Alliance to include CV accessories

vGroup International has expanded its business partnership with fast-growing vehicle funding and fleet management specialist Fleet Alliance to include the supply of commercial vehicle accessories.   vGroup, a pro...

2017-03-30

LeasePlan and Uber enter into a pan-European partnership

Multinational fleet management and driver mobility company LeasePlan and ng ridesharing company Uber are to expand their current cooperation to a pan-European level.   The companies, already partners in in Portu...

2017-03-30

Auto Windscreens’ ADAS recalibration process bolstered with new Epyx 1link deal

Auto Windscreens has enlisted Epyx to further reinforce its commitment to seamless Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) recalibration.   Epyx’s 1link Service Network e-commerce platform is being used as a route...

2017-03-30

ATS Euromaster puts safety first yet again with SafeContractor renewal

ATS Euromaster has reinforced its safety credentials in the fast-fit sector with the successful renewal of its SafeContractor accreditation for the eighth year running.   The accreditation, first awarded to ATS ...

2017-03-30

New ‘event engine’ tool enhances Chevin’s maintenance and compliance alerts

A new ‘events engine’ tool in the latest update of Chevin’s fleet management software, FleetWave, allows operations to rapidly design and automate alerts, reminders and other messages that are sent to their workers. ...

2017-03-30

Transport technology can clean up London’s air - but Mayor must grab opportunity

London Mayor Sadiq Khan must “seize the opportunity” offered by new shared transport, such as car clubs, and digital technology to overcome London’s transport problems, according to a new report by the IPPR think tan...

2017-03-30

Too many fleets keeping ‘an old van in the yard’, says FleetCheck

Too many fleets keep “an old van in the yard” that represents a massive health and safety risk, according to FleetCheck.         The fleet software specialist says that it regularly e...

2017-03-30

Arval van experts to face questions at ‘Consultancy Corner’ at CV Show

 Commercial vehicle experts from vehicle leasing and fleet management specialist Arval will be available to talk through even the most complex and unique van challenges at Commercial Vehicle Show 2017.   The CV ...

2017-03-30

NHS Blood and Transplant treads confidently with Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres

Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres are helping NHS Blood and Transplant to deliver life-saving blood to hospitals and donation equipment for blood donor sessions, after the service selected the summer tyre with full winter capab...

2017-03-30

Perpetual V2G names Fraikin as leasing partner in the temperature-controlled sector

Fraikin has been named exclusive leasing partner in the temperature-controlled sector for clean fuel specialists Perpetual V2G’s new silent-running, zero-emissions battery system.   The technology can power ...

2017-03-30

JCT600 drives fundraising for The Prince’s Trust

A £1,000 donation from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the charity of rental car operator Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, has been accepted on behalf of The Prince’s Trust by patrons JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions in Bradf...

2017-03-30

Call out times for fuel blunders halved thanks to telematics

One of the UK’s largest mixed fuel companies has slashed average waiting times by more than 50% for motorist who have misfuelled - with the help of WEBFLEET from TomTom Telematics.   Contact centre agents at C...

2017-03-30

All-electric Nissan e-NV200 revolutionises iconic Harrods delivery fleet

More than 100 years after legendary London department store Harrods first added an electric van to its fleet, the company has once again returned to zero emission technology, with the addition of the Nissan e-NV200 deliver...

2017-03-30

Pavement parking: councils call for ban in London to be rolled out across the country

Laws allowing local authorities to ban pavement parking in London should be rolled out across the country to crack down on inconsiderate motorists endangering lives, councils say.   The Local Government Associati...

2017-03-30

London Mayor unveils new checker scheme to identify most polluting vehicles

Fleet decision-makers will be able to access a free online ‘health check’ service to understand how their current vehicles perform and where significant improvements could be made to meet new London emission standards....

2017-03-30

Salary sacrifice drivers continue to benefit following tax changes, says Tusker

Changes to the tax treatment of salary sacrifice cars, which comes into effect on Thursday (6 April), do not appear to have had any effect on orders for new cars at Tusker.    In fact, the salary sacrifice ...

2017-03-30

Driver Hire’s eLearning module receives stamp of approval from FORS

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has recognised the value of Driver Hire’s module on vulnerable road users as part of its Professional training. The module teaches drivers about the law in relation to th...

2017-03-30

ADESA UK to Provide Technology-Driven Remarketing Solutions

ADESA is looking to drive the growth of online automotive remarketing in the UK through expert technology solutions and superior levels of service. Its team of more than 85 people understands the remarketing business, and ...

2017-03-30

First-Ever Global Fleet Networking Consortium

 The trend toward the globalisation of fleet management practices is accelerating. As more companies operate multinational fleets, fleet managers must adapt and grow their skillsets to meet a host of new challenges and...

2017-03-30

London to introduce Ultra-Low Emission Zone in April 2019

The world’s first Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced in central London from 8 April, 2019 - 17 months earlier than the previously announced 7 September, 2020 start date.The ULEZ will cover the same area as ...

2017-04-05

DVLA plans launch of digital driving licence

The continuing digitalisation of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) services will include during 2017/18 the ability of drivers to check their driving licence on their smart phone.The DVLA’s newly published ‘B...

2017-04-05

Government launches fund to test driverless vehicles along M40 corridor

The government plans to create a cluster of excellence in connected and autonomous vehicle testing along the M40 corridor between Birmingham and London.The test bed programme forms part of the government’s industrial str...

2017-04-05

ICFM sees membership growth and Paul Hollick is re-elected chairman

The board of ICFM, the expanding organisation dedicated to advancing the profession of car and light commercial fleet management, has re-elected Paul Hollick as its chairman.Mr Hollick, managing director of TMC (The Miles ...

2017-04-05

No Brexit tariff-free trade deal to add £1,500 to price of new cars, warns SMMT

A failure by the government to secure a tariff-free trade deal as it negotiates the UK’s exit from the European Union will add “some £1,500” to the cost of every new car sold in the country, the Society of Motor Man...

2017-04-05

Jaama restructures and expands customer service department

Fleet and asset management software company Jaama has restructured and expanded its customer service department to provide clients with a greater level of support.   The rapidly-expanding and now 20-strong custom...

2017-04-05

Brake teams up with Arval to deliver Brake Pledge training to fleets

Road safety charity Brake, with the support of vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval, will deliver a ‘Pledge’ training course on Wednesday, 10 May, in Birmingham.Official figures show that at least 10 peop...

2017-04-05

Brake and Licence Bureau raise £100,000 during five year partnership

Road safety charity Brake and licence checking and compliance company Licence Bureau are celebrating a five-year partnership that has raised over £100,000 for the charity.Since first working together in 2012, Licence Burea...

2017-04-05

Total Motion strengthens management team with new appointments and promotions

Total Motion, the vehicle leasing and fleet management company, has strengthened its management team with several new senior appointments and promotions, including three directorships.Due to our rapid expansion, having more...

2017-04-05

Diesel demand to decline as fleets take an ‘open minded approach’ to vehicle choice

The diesel share of the UK new car market is set to gradually decline from 50% to less than one-third in the years to 2025, notably as fleets take a more “open-minded approach” to petrol-engined cars and demand for plu...

2017-04-05

Driverless cars to deliver £8bn increase in earning potential for one million people

Connected and autonomous vehicles will transform the lives of six out of every 10 people in the UK, while collectively boosting the earning potential of one million people by more than £8 billion a year, according to new ...

2017-04-05

ProVision Vehicle Cameras give FORS members the ‘complete picture’

ProVision Vehicle Cameras has joined the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) as an Associate offering members a 10% discount on all cameras and recording systems with CameraMatics until the end of 2017.ProVision is a n...

2017-04-05

Just 10% of cars hits advertised MPG, reveals new research

The gap between advertised and on-the-road MPG is now at its widest ever point, with just one in ten cars managing to hit their official fuel economy figures, according to new data from HonestJohn.co.uk.The consumer-led m...

2017-04-05

AAM Group looks forward with 20th anniversary rebrand and further expansion

AAM Group is the new name for Alliance Asset Management with the rebrand reflecting both the comprehensive portfolio of vehicle and funding solutions offered and the organisation’s broad client base ranging from SMEs and...

2017-04-05

Scottish Government launches consultation to reform vehicle parking

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on parking with the aim of delivering a consistent approach to managing parking across the country.The consultation, which runs to 30 June, seeks views on how the ...

2017-04-05

Flogas in safe hands with ATS Euromaster sole supply tyre deal

ATS Euromaster has renewed a major national contract to supply, fit and service tyres for Flogas Britain, thanks to its unmatched safety accreditations and proven fast response times.The company’s position as the only tyr...

2017-04-05

FORS highlights significant expansion in membership

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has reported a 22% increase in membership and ‘substantial growth’ of the in geographical reach of the programme in its 2016 Annual Review.The review highlights the progress ...

2017-04-05

Top fleet companies honoured in 2017 Experteye awards

Leading companies from the fleet and automotive industries have been recognised for service excellence in the 2017 Experteye awards.The annual Experteye awards are based solely on independent feedback from fleet customers,...

2017-04-05

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles appoints new head of sales

James Douglas has been appointed head of sales operations for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.   He has replaced Andy Waite who left the brand last month to pursue interests outside the Volkswagen Group.  ...

2017-04-05

FORS Practitioner Recertification - free workshop for operators

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is reminding its members to renew their FORS Practitioner qualification, with a new, free, one-day recertification workshop.FORS Practitioner status is granted to those who compl...

2017-04-05

Prestige launches VehicleTrak to give fleets greater vehicle downtime control

Prestige Fleet Servicing has added a new VehicleTrak function to its mainstream Unity operating platform to provide fleet managers with greater transparency over the progress of work in the service maintenance and repair (...

2017-04-05

Company car choice list vehicle selection critical as benefit-in-kind tax changes bite

Significant changes to company car benefit-in-kind tax over the next four years means company car choice list vehicle selection is critical, according to Venson Automotive Solutions.Any firms compiling company car choice li...

2017-04-05

Vauxhall’s RoadTrip app keeps journeys on track

Vauxhall has launched new features to its RoadTrip app which its claims will make it easier for drivers to log, submit and track business mileage.An Auto Start/Stop function means journeys can be tracked using GPS with the...

2017-04-05

Mercedes-Benz Vito is HTEC’s new ‘pump action hero’

HTEC, a provider of point of sale, payment and loyalty solutions to many of the UK’s biggest fuel and other retailers, has ordered a new fleet of 30 Mercedes-Benz Vito vans from south coast dealer Pentagon Commercials.So...

2017-04-05

Tyre defects are the cause of ‘unacceptable’ MoT failure rates, says TyreSafe

Government figures have revealed that tyre defects account for more than a quarter (27%) of all car MoT failures.   The data requested by TyreSafe from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) reveals nea...

2017-04-05

One in six businesses carry out no ‘grey fleet’ checks, reveals new CLM survey

More than 16%, almost one in six, UK businesses that allow their employees to drive their own cars on company business do not carry out checks to mitigate the risk, according to a new survey.However, some 62% of UK business...

2017-04-05

HMRC consultation calls flat rate mileage and fuel expenses into question

Business travel data specialist TMC (The Miles Consultancy) is urging companies to respond to a new HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) consultation that questions whether flat rate expenses such as Approved Mileage Allowance...

2017-04-05

Speed of sale ramps up for commercial vehicles at Manheim

Conversion rates for van sales at Manheim increased by 3% in March from February, despite a 6% increase in volume, and were also up significantly year-on-year. In March 2016, conversion rates were around 60%, but were ...

2017-04-05

Alphabet Supplier Awards celebrate fleet industry’s leading service providers

Mobility and fleet leasing experts Alphabet GB has revealed the first winners of its inaugural Supplier Awards. The event took place in the unique surroundings of the Old Chapel at the Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor to r...

2017-04-05

BCA acquires majority stake in alloy wheel refurbisher

BCA has acquired 75% of Supreme Wheels Direct, a specialist in alloy wheel refurbishment, for an undisclosed sum.Supreme launched in 2010 and is based in Milton Keynes. Over the past seven years, it has invested heavily i...

2017-04-05

SHB Vehicle Hire takes delivery of 176 Fiat vans

SHB Vehicle Hire UK, the independent rental and fleet management company, has taken delivery of 176 Fiat Professional vans.The family-owned company placed the order through FCA Fleet and Business just months after ordering ...

2017-04-05

Corporate registrations drive new car market to record monthly high

New car registrations accelerated to all-time single month record with 562,337 models registered beating the previous record of 525,897 cars set in August 1997 and the corporate sector leading the way.The March total was 8....

2017-04-05

Fuel prices drop 2.5p a litre to bring budget relief

The price of fuel fell by more than 2.5p a litre in March bringing the average price of petrol down to 117.54p and diesel to 119.54p, data from RAC Fuel Watch reveals.   At the start of March a litre of un...

2017-04-05

Nationwide Windscreen Services re affirms their partnership with MS Amlin

Nationwide Windscreen Services strength, expertise, continuous development and major investment into their technological capabilities to calibrate ADAS camera equipment post windscreen replacement. NWS as a UK market leader...

2017-04-05

Company car drivers remain nervous of fully autonomous vehicles, reveals Lex study

Despite growing investment in driverless technologies, last year saw only a 1.3% rise in support for fully autonomous vehicles from company car drivers, according to an annual study from Lex Autolease. In contrast, the...

2017-04-12

Fleets to take part in government-backed emissions-busting connected vehicle project

Fleets from the public and commercial sectors are to be recruited to take part in a 1,000-vehicle trial to “test and fine tune” a connected vehicle project led by Tantalum, which has secured UK government funding.The g...

2017-04-12

Motor industry entrepreneur Sir Arnold Clark dies aged 89

Sir Arnold Clark, the founder of Britain’s biggest independent group of car dealerships, has died at the age of 89.   The billionaire was born in Glasgow, where he set up his first showroom in 1954. The busines...

2017-04-12

New competition launched to find Europe’s safest business driver

TomTom Telematics has launched the inaugural Driver of the Year Awards to help promote safer and more responsible driving standards among European business fleets.   The competition will rank the performance of p...

2017-04-12

Oswald appointed new chief financial officer for Alphabet

Business mobility and fleet leasing experts Alphabet has appointed Stefan Oswald to its UK executive team as chief financial officer.   Mr Oswald has joined the business following the departure of Albert Vissers...

2017-04-12

UK ‘needs diesel scrappage fund and more’ to meet pollution limit Prime Minister told

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned Prime Minister Theresa May that UK will fail to meet its legal obligations on air quality unless the government signs up to a series of major interventions, including a national diesel sc...

2017-04-12

Car clubs drive interest in electric vehicles

Car clubs may be a vital ‘shop window’ for encouraging interest and trial of electric vehicles, according to new research by Enterprise Car Club.   It found that one in five (20%) members had already driven ...

2017-04-12

Scottish councils’ parking ‘profits’ top £40 million

Local authorities in Scotland made a £40.3 million surplus or ‘profit’ from their parking activities in 2015/16 - 12% higher than in 2014/15 when £36.1 million was reported.   Data analysed for the RAC Fou...

2017-04-12

Road repair bill to rise if self-drive cars are to avoid potholes and pitfalls

The arrival of self-driving and connected cars will add weight to the case for improved road maintenance, not only to tackle the huge backlog, but also to ensure the associated communication and information systems are up ...

2017-04-12

Fleet industry veteran takes board role at company to promote life-saving technology

Experienced fleet manager Paul Holmes has given new meaning to American entrepreneur Victor Kiam’s famous phrase by becoming a director of PeoplePanels, a division of Dawes Highway Safety.   Mr Kiam used the ph...

2017-04-12

Volvo launches fleet-friendly tax web app

Volvo Car UK has launched a new app to give business customers the information they need to fund a company car.   Free to use by any business, the Fleet Tax Guide provides a single source of information to ensure...

2017-04-12

Drivers advised to follow the ‘blue light’ lead on tyre replacement

Motorists should follow the example of the emergency services when it comes to tyre replacement, according to Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive servicing and repair company.   Only 16% of the UK’s ‘bl...

2017-04-12

Security specialists save time and money with mileage reporting from ABAX technology

ABAX has partnered with security specialists BusinessWatch to provide its Triplog system to the company’s vehicle fleet.BusinessWatch chose ABAX’s Triplog system to allow it to be fully compliant with HM Revenue and Cu...

2017-04-12

vGroup supports Arval with new ‘products in situ’ initiative to help drivers

Vehicle leasing and fleet management giant Arval has launched a new and innovative pack for drivers.   Included in the driver side door pocket of new vehicle deliveries, the branded bag contains a range of usefu...

2017-04-12

Prices for ex-fleet and lease cars reach new record high at BCA

Average values for ex-fleet and lease cars accelerated to a new record high, rising by £276 (2.7%) to £10,455, at BCA last month, according to the company’s latest data.    Retained value against origin...

2017-04-12

Micheldever backs ProMOTe and urges tyre industry to sign MoT petition

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has thrown its weight behind a cross-industry campaign to encourage a government rethink on proposed changes to current MoT legislation.   It is also calling on all involved in th...

2017-04-12

More than 20 million cars will hit UK roads over Easter weekend

The Easter Bank Holiday weekend will see more than 20 million cars on the UK’s roads, with traffic forecasts for today (13 April, Maundy Thursday) and Easter Monday (17 April) showing a 20% increase in the average n...

2017-04-12

LifeSaver launches app-based solutions to reduce distractions while driving in the UK

LifeSaver has launched in the UK its арр-bаѕеd solutions that rеduсеs dіѕtrасtіоnѕ caused when using mobile phones whilst driving.Since launching in the United States in 2013, LіfеSаvеr’ѕ data-d...

2017-04-12

Imperial Commercials sees ‘great’ results from Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel-VM

The UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle dealer group, Imperial Commercials, says it has seen gains in operating efficiencies from the introduction of moDel-VM,  the new, standalone version of Ebbon-Dacs’ m...

2017-04-12

LeasePlan becomes first leasing provider to gain FORS Associate status

LeasePlan UK has become the first leasing company to join the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) as an Associate.   The select group of FORS Associates provide exclusive discounts to FORS members on produc...

2017-04-12

Hitachi Capital signs remarketing and Inspect and Collect deal with Manheim

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, one of the UK’s largest contract hire and leasing and fleet management companies, has renewed its remarketing deal with Manheim for the next three years, which will see more than 7,500 ...

2017-04-12

FORS partners with BP Fuel Cards for webinar on carbon management

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is partnering with Associate member BP Fuel Cards, to launch a two-part webinar series to help members implement strategies for carbon management in their fleets.   T...

2017-04-12

Telematics is ‘key solution’ for fleets to manage costs and expenses

New research from fleet and payment service provider Radius Payment Solutions has revealed that managing costs and expenses is the top priority for fleet managers in 2017, with telematics highlighted as a key enabler to ac...

2017-04-12

Corporate fleet customers to be increasingly targeted by Meridian in 2017

Medium term rental specialist Meridian Vehicle Solutions is to increasingly target corporate fleet customers from the second half of this year.   Currently, Meridian provides its services almost exclusively through t...

2017-04-12

Ishida Europe appoints Fleet Alliance to manage UK car fleet

Ishida Europe, a leading supplier of automated solutions to the food industry, has appointed vehicle funding and fleet management specialist, Fleet Alliance, to manage its UK car fleet.   From its European headq...

2017-04-12

Company Car Today Magazine launch issue out now

A fresh new magazine entered the fleet market on 5 April, with the first edition of Company Car Today landing on the desks of more than 16,000 fleet decision makers.   Company Car Today will major on exciting ne...

2017-04-12

ADLV & Fleets Welcome DVA’s Review Of Online Driving Licence Data System For Northern Ireland

  The Association For Driving Licence Verification (www.ADLV.co.uk) has welcomed moves by Northern Ireland’s DVA (Driver & Vehicle Agency) to conduct a review of its upcoming online licence verification servi...

2017-04-12

Brake publishes guidance to help companies ensure their drivers are fit for the road

Road safety charity Brake has published new guidance to help fleet managers and HR professionals ensure their drivers are fit for the road.   The new report, in collaboration with Teletrac Navman, focuses on the...

2017-04-19

Buyers Set to Benefit as ADESA Leads Transition to Upstream Defleet Remarketing

Buyers are set to benefit as ADESA, with its upstream mobile technology platform, leads the transition to upstream defleet remarketing in the UK. Through a growing partnership with Arval and newly formed relationship with ...

2017-04-19

SEAT claims pole position ad ‘fastest growing fleet brand’

SEAT UK Fleet has secured its best quarter one results to date, which, says the Spanish brand, confirms it as the fastest growing manufacturer in fleet, true fleet and Motability channels. The 32% rise in overall fleet...

2017-04-19

ACFO turns the spotlight on 'Big Data' and fleets at Spring Seminar

The connected car and the generation of so-called ‘big data’ is set to change the long-established fleet management model, which is why ACFO is turning the spotlight on the issue at its spring seminar.   ‘...

2017-04-19

Auto Windscreens and Michelin join ICFM’s corporate investor programme

Two of the best known brands in the fleet industry - Auto Windscreens and Michelin - have become the latest companies to sign-up to ICFM’s recently-launched Corporate Investor Programme.   Both companies have j...

2017-04-19

Ensto explains electric vehicle recharging infrastructure for ‘confused’ fleet managers

Inconsistent quality of the electric vehicle charging experience is impacting on UK fleet’s engagement with plug-in cars, according to Ensto Chago.   Combined with the ambiguity that surrounds the industry, in...

2017-04-19

New cross-border exchange of information helps police pursue traffic offences abroad

New European Union rules meaning member states, including the UK, have to share information on drivers relating to traffic offences, come into effect on 7 May - with significant implications for fleets.   The so-...

2017-04-19

Chevin expands team for continued global growth

Fleet management software specialist Chevin’s expansion drive has led to the recruitment of several new team members to support its local and global operations.   In the UK, four new members of staff have joined ...

2017-04-19

Motoring costs sees UK employees spending a fifth of their salary on driving to work

The average worker spends nearly a fifth of their wages on essential motoring costs, including car finance, fuel and insurance to enable them to drive to and from work, research by YourParkingSpace.co.uk has revealed. &...

2017-04-19

Royal Mail fleet opens up vehicle workshops to commercial fleet customers

Royal Mail Fleet is to open up its UK-wide network of more than 110 vehicle workshops to other fleet customers.    The move by the organisation, which manages Europe’s largest commercial vehicle fleet of m...

2017-04-19

£14bn of benefits for the UK could be unlocked by better use of data in transport

Innovation in transport is at risk because data is not being shared in the sector, according to a new report commissioned by the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) and using analysis from the Open Data Institute (ODI) and Del...

2017-04-19

Diesel hysteria unhealthy for the fleet sector, says Grosvenor Leasing

Growing hysteria regarding diesel cars could have a negative impact on the fleet sector if the reality isn’t put into perspective.   That’s the concern of Shaun Barritt, CEO of Grosvenor Leasing, who says ‘...

2017-04-19

Van Excellence ‘gold’ partners recognised with celebratory plaques

Six Freight Transport Association (FTA) Van Excellence ‘gold’ partners - ARI, Bott, Brigade Electronics, Hertz, Lex Autolease and Microlise - have received celebratory plaques in...

2017-04-19

Girbau cleans up its van fleet with Mercedes-Benz Vito Urban Edition

After sales support is an area where Mercedes-Benz Vans leaves the competition ‘hung out to dry’, according to Girbau UK, which is one of the reasons why the commercial laundry equipment supplier has switched to the th...

2017-04-19

Average values of ex-fleet and leave vans soften in a two-tier market

Average values of ex-fleet and lease light commercial vehicles (LCV) fell by £86 (1.1%) to £7,093 in March, according to latest monthly data from auction giant BCA.    However, despite that fall, average ...

2017-04-19

McNally moves to head up remarketing at Alphabet

Leasing and business mobility organisation Alphabet GB has announced that Jim McNally has moved from his role as head of asset risk to become the company’s new head of remarketing and logistics.   Mr McNally ha...

2017-04-19

75% of dealership employees overpay company car tax, calculates Cooper Solutions

An audit, claimed to be the first of its kind, of HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) ‘averaging agreement’ for motor dealership employees paying benefit-in-kind tax on company cars has highlighted that 75% could be overp...

2017-04-19

Fleets urged to ‘future proof’ costs by leasing vehicles

Leasing vehicles, rather than buying them is a great way of “future proofing” costs for businesses, according to Simon Hill, director of Total Motion Vehicle Management.Amid claims of Brexit uncertainty and the potentia...

2017-04-19

Schmitz Cargobull expands into LCV sector with V.KO Dry van box bodies

Europe's biggest trailer manufacturer, Schmitz Cargobull, is expanding its product offer to include bodies for light commercial vehicles (LCVs) for the first time as part of a new focus on ‘last-mile’ logistics. Th...

2017-04-19

Van drivers claim stress in their job causes them problems at home

Almost two-fifths (39%) of UK van drivers say the stresses of the job have a negative impact on their personal lives, according to new research.   The study, conducted by TomTom Telematics, lifts the lid on the ...

2017-04-19

Financial watchdog to investigate car finance market

Britain's financial watchdog is to investigate the car finance market, with concerns about irresponsible lending.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is also raising concerns about a lack of transparency and potential confli...

2017-04-21

Stricter punishments for speeding offences in England and Wales

Tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences have come into force in England and Wales.Under new guidelines, fines for drivers caught doing 51mph in a 30mph zone or 101mph on a motorway will start from 150%...

2017-04-24