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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

General election call sees company car-related tax measures axed from Finance Bill

The government’s decision to call a snap election has led to several measures proposed by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond in his spring Budget being dropped from the 2017 Finance Bill - including company car b...

2017-04-26

Nearly five million vehicle records shared with private parking firms in 2016/17

Private parking companies obtained 4.7 million sets of vehicle keeper records from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the last financial year, more than ever before.   Official data revealed by t...

2017-04-26

Tougher penalties for speeding motorists introduced

New sentencing guidelines for magistrates came into force on Monday (24 April) with one of the offences covered being speeding.   The guidelines were published by the Sentencing Council earlier this year, with a ...

2017-04-26

GPs can now report ‘unfit’ drivers without their consent

Doctors are now able to report patients they believe to be unfit to drive without their consent under new guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC), which came into effect on Tuesday (25 April).Responding to calls to ma...

2017-04-26

Used diesel values to remain stable, says Aston Barclay Group

Used diesel values are likely to remain consistent over the coming 12 months if historic price deflation is anything to go by.   That’s the view of the Aston Barclay Group, which has looked at all elements of t...

2017-04-26

Groupe Renault UK appoints new managing director

Groupe Renault UK has appointed Vincent Tourette as its new managing director in succession to Paul Flanagan, who has taken up a new role within the business.   Mr Tourette has worked for the Renault-Nissan Allia...

2017-04-26

Two new products to be launched by FleetCheck at CV Show 2017

Two key new products were launched by fleet software specialist FleetCheck at this week’s Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham.   The first, Policy Manager, is claimed to be an industry-first automated fl...

2017-04-26

Honda’s new Civic one of the most cost effective choices for fleets

Whole life cost figures from motor industry data supplier KeeResources reveals that the newly launched 10th generation Honda Civic is a “competitive force” in the C-segment market.   The British-built Civic...

2017-04-26

SMMT calls for government proposal to extend first MoT to four years to be scrapped

Extending the time when cars and vans require a first MoT from three to four years would have a significant impact on vehicle safety and the proposal should be scrapped, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and ...

2017-04-26

BVRLA calls for tougher MoT regime for large vans

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has submitted a detailed response to the Department for Transport’s consultation on the future of the MoT, urging the government to reconsider the frequency of t...

2017-04-26

Scotland to take new steps to tackle scourge of substance-impaired motorists

New drug-driving limits and roadside testing will be introduced in Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson has announced.   Mr Matheson pledged to build on Scotland’s tough drink-driving l...

2017-04-26

Autovista Group introduces Glass’s Repair Estimate to UK market

Crash repair data provided by Autovista Group, parent company of Glass’s, has been launched in the UK.   Repair Estimate, which has been used by Autovista Group’s European customers since 2013, is now availab...

2017-04-26

Crown adds a stroke of genius with first Mercedes-Benz vans

One of the biggest names in the decorating industry has given its merchandising team a professional makeover, by setting them on the road in its first Mercedes-Benz vans.Crown commissioned the 15 Citans after Daimler Fleet ...

2017-04-26

FORS reveals insurance tie-up to deliver member benefits

Direct Insurance Group (DIG) has teamed up with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) to provide fleet operators with a ‘benefits-rich’ range of insurance packages, developed exclusively for members.DIG, one of t...

2017-04-26

Lex Autolease keeps Lloyds Bank on the road with new mobile branches

Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest vehicle leasing and fleet management company, has supplied Lloyds Bank with six mobile branches, which have hit the roads.The first mobile branches will serve local communities in and arou...

2017-04-26

TomTom Telematics and BP partner to help customers boost fleet efficiency

TomTom Telematics and BP have joined forces to offer businesses a new fuel and driver management solution.   BP FleetMove combines fuel transaction information from BP fuel cards with driver behaviour data from t...

2017-04-26

Fleets sign-up to Ford’s Transit plug-in hybrid van trial

The first wave of fleets participating in the Ford Transit plug-in hybrid van (PHEV) London trial, starting this autumn, have been confirmed.   The multi-million pound project is designed to explore how lower-em...

2017-04-26

Driverless car test fleet to hit UK roads in 2019

A fleet of driverless vehicles using UK-built technology is to be trialled between Oxford and London in a 30-month pilot set to take place in 2019.   Oxford-based artificial intelligence company, Oxbotica, is le...

2017-04-26

Election forces government to make last-ditch bid to delay ‘essential’ clean air plans

The UK government has made a last-ditch bid to delay publication of its air quality plans citing “pre-election proprietary rules”.   After ClientEarth’s second legal victory against the government over ille...

2017-04-26

Petrol cars to make a fleet comeback as diesel demand declines, says survey

Fleets are increasingly moving towards petrol vehicles with a growing demand for alternatively fuelled vehicles, according to the latest ExpertEye Fleet Industry Review.Produced in association with Professor Colin Tourick, ...

2017-04-26

EST launches search for 2017 Fleet Heroes

The Energy Saving Trust is searching for its 2017 Fleet Heroes with the launch of the annual awards that recognise and celebrate sustainable fleet management.The Fleet Hero Awards and Conference take place on 9 November. N...

2017-04-26

Ford expands mobile servicing nationwide

Ford is rolling out its Ford Mobile Service programme nationwide following what it said was a successful trial around Greater London.  More than 100 Ford Mobile Service vans with Ford qualified technicians, will ope...

2017-04-26

Industry-leading Fleet Tax Guide updated with critical cash or car calculator

Leading fleet funding and vehicle taxation experts BCF Wessex has updated its Fleet Tax Guide benefit-in-kind calculator which, in what is believed to be an industry-first, now includes the ability for users to find out if...

2017-04-26

Drivers taking company cars abroad this summer urged to obtain VE103

Drivers planning on taking their company car abroad on holiday this summer have been urged to ensure that they have the correct documentation as soon as possible.   Vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval ...

2017-05-03

Brake confirms agenda for Fleet Safety Conference 2017

Road safety charity Brake has confirmed the speaker line-up for its Fleet Safety Conference 2017.   This year’s conference, sponsored by the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), will see experts from the ...

2017-05-03

Government review may lead to radical changes in travel and subsistence payments

A proposal to abolish tax allowances on travel and subsistence expenses could be revived by the government’s current consultation into expenses tax reliefs believes Alphabet.   Last month HM Revenue and Custom...

2017-05-03

Sat-navs, texting and over-chatty passengers - the deadliest distractions at the wheel

Road safety charity IAM RoadSmart and Auto Express, the UK’s biggest-selling car magazine, teamed up to find out which are the deadliest behind-the-wheel distractions with programming a satellite navigation device found...

2017-05-03

Alphabet delivers new van fleet to HTS for property and environmental services

Fleet leasing and mobility provider Alphabet has commenced deliveries of a fleet of 69 light commercial vehicles for new environmental and property maintenance company, HTS (Property & Environment), which started tradin...

2017-05-03

Garage labour rates vary by £160 per hour reveals new survey

The average cost of having a car repaired at a garage can vary by more than £160 an hour, according to a new report.    Motoreasy, the motoring solutions provider, surveyed 6,000 garages across the UK and fo...

2017-05-03

Vehicle check app released allowing businesses to manage their fleet in real time

Crewe-based Radius Payment Solutions has launched a bespoke vehicle check app for businesses which it hopes will save fleets time and money by both improving health and safety and reducing vehicle downtime.   ...

2017-05-03

JCT600 VLS launches unique new driver app

JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions (VLS) has developed a new fully driver centric app for use by drivers employed by its customers’ fleets.    Known as ‘driveVLS’, the app brings together all of the key...

2017-05-03

Fleet stalwart Ken Trinder dies after cancer battle

Well-known fleet industry personality Ken Trinder has died following a short battle with cancer. He was 67.   Mr Trinder, who died last week, was widely known across the fleet and motor industries, having held a numb...

2017-05-03

Volatility still plagues fuel costs as pump prices rise

Almost exactly five years ago, UK average pump prices hit record highs and this week, drivers are having to endure yet another round of increases after the commodity price of petrol returned to levels last seen in the summ...

2017-05-03

National Grid signs up to GreenRoad’s driver safety technology

National Grid’s UK Capital Delivery division is implementing voluntary driver safety measures for its employees.   National Grid is an international company that owns and manages the grids that connect people t...

2017-05-03

Vauxhall showed ‘a reckless disregard for safety’ of drivers over vehicle fires, say MPs

Vauxhall was too slow to begin a full investigation into fires affecting its Zafira B models and too quick to attribute them to improper and unauthorised repair, according to MPs on the House of Commons Transport Select Co...

2017-05-03

Anti-diesel bias could be driving improvements in hybrid Toyota Prius values

Average values of the hybrid Toyota Prius at three-years/60,000 miles have increased by four percentage points in the first three months of this year, according to Glass Guide, prompting speculation that the rise could be ...

2017-05-03

Places available for fleet decision-makers on new ICFM Advanced Diploma Programme

Places are filling up fast for the next tutor-led ICFM Diploma (Advanced Level) Programme, but some delegate spaces remain available.   The ICFM is dedicated to advancing the profession of car and light commerci...

2017-05-03

European motor manufacturers warn Brexit could trigger 22% new vehicle price rise

The implementation of trade tariffs on the UK as a result of Brexit could increase the price of light commercial vehicles by 10-22%, cars by 10% and the cost of parts and components by an average 3-4%, according to the Eur...

2017-05-03

No such thing as a fleeting moment as the AA signs five-year FTA contract extension

The Freight Transport Association has signed a five-year contract extension with the AA fleet and SME division for the provision of breakdown and recovery services to 2,000 FTA Recovery members for their 86,000 mixed vehic...

2017-05-03

High Court rules government must publish air pollution plans before general election

The UK government has failed in its attempt to delay publication of its air quality plans until after the general election.In a long-running legal battle, the government had been given until April 24 to set out draft guidel...

2017-05-03

New fleet operations director joins the team at Fraikin

Keith Atkins has joined the Fraikin executive leadership team in the role of fleet operations director, where his focus will be on further improving the commercial vehicle leasing and fleet management company’s vehicle c...

2017-05-03

Audi national contract hire and leasing manager moves into top fleet role

Tom Brennan has vacated his position as national contract hire and leasing manager for Audi UK to move up into the role of head of fleet sales for the brand.   He has taken on his new duties following the depart...

2017-05-03

First cars delivered in major pioneering fleet hydrogen car trial

The first cars - two Toyota Mirais and a Hyundai iX35 - have been delivered to businesses as part of a major, pioneering hydrogen fleet car trial.The cars have been delivered to three businesses in Swindon - fleet manageme...

2017-05-03

Unite union takes action against diesel fumes ‘time bomb’

A major new initiative to protect workers from the ticking time bomb caused by exposure to diesel fumes has been launched by Unite, the UK’s largest union. The union which represents workers right across the economy h...

2017-05-03

RAC launches manifesto to ensure biggest issues for motorists don’t get parked

The RAC has written to all the major UK political party leaders urging them to remember the key issues that matter most to business and private road users when drafting their party manifestos ahead of the general election ...

2017-05-03

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a ‘glass act’ for Laddaw

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a clear winner in the reliability and carrying capacity stakes for Laddaw, the wholesale and distribution arm of vehicle glass repair and replacement company Autoglass.   A long-term...

2017-05-03

Fleets need to keep ‘walkaround’ checks interesting to fight driver complacency

Fleets need to adopt a range of strategies to keep driver ‘walkaround’ checks interesting otherwise complacency quickly sets in, according to FleetCheck.The fleet software provider reports that it regularly sees example...

2017-05-03

Daily rental industry learning value of ready-to-retail defleeting, says Meridian

The daily rental industry is learning the value of defleeting stock in ready-to-retail condition in order to maximise returns, according to Meridian Vehicle Solutions   Phil Jerome, managing director, at Meridian Veh...

2017-05-03

New Enterprise Car Club mobile app offers new functions and better access to mobility

Members of Enterprise Car Club, the UK’s largest privately owned car club, now have access to a faster, more feature-rich mobile app, which is also available for the first time on Android as well as iOS.   New...

2017-05-03

Brown appointed as operations director for Subaru UK

Subaru UK has appointed William Brown to the position of operations director with immediate effect.   Mr Brown is currently operations director for Isuzu UK, and the new position will add responsibility for Subar...

2017-05-03

ATS Euromaster appoints new head of national fleets

ATS Euromaster has appointed Jess Jones as head of national fleets, with the goal of driving the tyre and vehicle maintenance provider’s growth in the car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) national leasing fleets sector...

2017-05-03

Changes to trade licence application process – Renewals June 2017

DVLA has introduced new validation requirements for first applications and renewals. This is to make the trade licence application process more secure and robust.   These launched on 30 January 2017 for first app...

2017-05-04

DVLA System Unavailability May 2017

System Upgrade UnavailabilityThe DVLA will be implementing system upgrades over the next two weekends.Saturday 6th May (9pm) -  Sunday 7th May (1.30 pm)The DVLA services that will be impacted will be the Personalised Reg...

2017-05-04

Motoring fines surge for company car drivers, research finds

Businesses faced a sharp rise in motoring fines in 2016 as the number of penalties incurred by company car and van drivers rose 21 per cent year-on-year, according to annual figures from Lex Autolease, the UK’s leading v...

2017-05-05

Cutting road fatalities through first global online training course, run by EASST, Cranfield University and IRU Academy

An educational collaboration between the world’s largest network of training institutes has launched a new online road safety training tool on occupational road safety, paving the way for greater safety and efficiency an...

2017-05-05

ACFO provides HMRC with data to publish Advisory Fuel Rates for plug in cars following fleet industry summit

ACFO, the UK’s premier fleet decision-makers’ organisation, has called on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to publish Advisory Fuel Rates for plug-in cars after providing it with real world mileage reimbursement figures. ...

2017-05-08

Senior management changes at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK

Andrew Tracey has been appointed brand country manager, Alfa Romeo and Jeep, and takes up his new role immediately.   Mr Tracey (37) brings to Alfa and Jeep’s UK operations more than 15 years’ experience ac...

2017-05-11

Local Clean Air Zones to be focal point of government moves to improve UK air quality

Clear Air Zones are set to be introduced by local authorities that have breached air quality standards making them the central focus of the government’s long-awaited plans to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels nationall...

2017-05-11

Arval offers ‘top five’ tips to fleets as thefts from vans increase

Arval has issued new advice to fleet operators in the light of reports that thefts from vans are rising rapidly.New figures obtained by the BBC from 30 police forces showed that thefts from vans had increased from 14,063 in...

2017-05-11

Van values up at Manheim as age and mileage fall

The average selling price of vans sold in April by Manheim, the major commercial vehicle auction company, rose by 13.8% from the same month in 2016, to £5,154.   With bank holidays dominating the month of Apri...

2017-05-11

Brake set to go on fuel price rises predicts RAC

Pump prices rose by more than 1p a litre last month, but a drop in the price of oil in the second half of April and a jump in the value of the pound means retailers are now in a position to pass on a cut to motorists immin...

2017-05-11

Fleet Assist and Sinclair Finance and Leasing extend partnership with new agreement

Supply chain management specialist Fleet Assist has secured a three-year extension to its business partnership with fast-growing Sinclair Finance and Leasing.   The leasing specialist, which currently operates a ...

2017-05-11

New car registrations slump 20% as VED changes bite

New car registrations fell by almost a fifth (19.8%) in April to 152,076 units as the market felt the effects of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) changes, but year-to-date performance remains at record levels, according to the So...

2017-05-11

Pendragon Vehicle Management shapes partnership with NT Killingley

Pendragon Vehicle Management (PVM) has secured a new partnership with NT Killingley for the supply and management of its entire commercial fleet.   NT Killingley is an award-winning commercial landscape and eart...

2017-05-11

Alphabet powers growth in electric mobility with Chargemaster

Leasing and business mobility organisation Alphabet GB has appointed Chargemaster as its official electric vehicle charging partner in the UK.   Alphabet is one of the UK’s leading proponents of alternative po...

2017-05-11

Fleet Alliance earns laureate status with fifth Great Place to Work award

Leasing and fleet management specialist, Fleet Alliance, has been voted one of the best places to work in the UK for the fifth year in a row, achieving laureate status as a result.   The Glasgow-based company rec...

2017-05-11

Motoring fines surge for company car drivers, reveals new research

Businesses faced a sharp rise in motoring fines in 2016 as the number of penalties incurred by company car and van drivers rose 21% year-on-year, according to annual figures from Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest vehicle l...

2017-05-11

Public sector fleets charged with driving demand for ULEVs and ‘avoiding diesels’

Local authorities and other public bodies, including government departments, have been charged to demonstrate leadership both to businesses and their local community in the procurement and operation of fleet vehicles and t...

2017-05-11

Jaama expects demand for Key2 management solution to grow with CV Show success

Jaama, the fleet industry asset management software system provider, is to further increase its supply of Key2 into the commercial vehicle sector following business success at the recent Commercial Vehicle Show.   ...

2017-05-11

Mon Motors Group reports ‘unqualified success’ for Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel-VM pilot

Mon Motors Group claims to have seen positive results from a pilot scheme involving its Audi franchise in Cardiff and moDel-VM, the standalone version of Ebbon-Dacs’ market-leading moDel solution, which improves vehicle ...

2017-05-11

The final countdown underway for diesel fleets as Venson urges change

Fleet managers are being urged to end their reliance on diesel vehicles as the government considers changes in taxation and ‘pay as you pollute’ technology is in the pipeline.   This week the government publi...

2017-05-11

Tracker urges fleets to join NOx emission measuring Air.Car trial

Tracker, part of the Tantalum Corporation, is urging fleet managers to become part of a six-month 1,000-vehicle trial testing what it claims is a ground-breaking capability to accurately estimate, in real-time, nitrogen ox...

2017-05-11

Evidence-based risk profiling important step to improve accident management

Businesses can improve management of accidents and driver safety by making better, evidence-led projections about fleet risks, according to Chevin Fleet Solutions, the global provider of web-based enterprise-level fleet an...

2017-05-11

Companies may need to undertake more checks on sub-3.5 tonne vans, says FleetCheck

Fleets should consider introducing more thorough and regular checks on LCVs that weigh under 3.5 tonnes, according to FleetCheck.   Vehicles in the category fall outside of the scope of a Driver and Vehicle Standards ...

2017-05-11

Two industry specialists join the growing sales team at Marshall Fleet Solutions

Marshall Fleet Solutions has announced the appointment of two well-known industry specialists within the growing sales team at the Cambridge-based commercial vehicle company.   Danny Ealing and Simon Denny have r...

2017-05-11

TTC Group wins Award for course to cut young driver deaths

A road safety organisation which works with the fleet sector has won a national award for its innovative training programme aimed at reducing the tragically high number of young driver deaths and injuries.   The...

2017-05-11

Mental health concerns are an issue for the nation’s van drivers, reveals new research

Almost one in five van drivers describe their current mental health as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’, with three-quarters commenting that work was a contributory factor, according to exclusive research commissioned by Merc...

2017-05-11

Insurance premium savings on offer to fleets fitting vehicles with life-saving technology

Fleets fitting Dawes Highway Safety’s innovative and award-winning PeoplePanels and DawesGuard to commercial vehicles to protect vulnerable road users from death and injury could secure insurance premiums discounts. &...

2017-05-11

Brake publishes essential guidance for organisations with at-work drivers

Road safety charity Brake has published a new guidance report for fleet managers and HR professionals, in collaboration with telematics specialist Quartix. Called ‘Managing Road Risk: A guide for Senior Managers’ it...

2017-05-11

Used petrol car prices rise but diesel is still buyer’s fuel of choice, says Autorola

The price of used petrol cars is at a four-year high, according to a survey by Autorola UK.   The average price of petrol vehicles sold on its online remarketing portal, between 2014 and 2017, rose to a high of ...

2017-05-11

Fuelling FORS members - Triscan Systems becomes an Associate

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has made Triscan Systems an Associate, part of the group of companies that provide exclusive offers and discounts to the organisation’s members.    Triscan Syst...

2017-05-11

New event throws a spotlight on the future of LCV fleet management

Experts and visionaries will uncover the trends and upcoming challenges facing van fleets at a new event – Let’s Explore: LCV Fleet 2017 – aimed at helping businesses better prepare for the future.   The e...

2017-05-11

ADLV Goes Live With CPC & Tacho Data

Answering the demands of UK Fleet and Haulage managers, members of the ADLV (Association For Driving Licence Verification www.adlv.co.uk) are now adding Tacho and CPC data to their products. This new ‘live’ data allows...

2017-05-11

New report reveals ‘dramatic increase’ in fleet adoption of plug-in and hybrid vehicles

There has been a dramatic increases in the proportion of fleets operating electric and hybrid vehicles over last two years, according to the latest ExpertEye Fleet Industry Review.Based on a survey of more than 200 fleet ...

2017-05-19

New event throws a spotlight on the future of LCV fleet management

Experts and visionaries will uncover the trends and upcoming challenges facing van fleets at a new event - Let’s Explore: LCV Fleet 2017 - aimed at helping businesses better prepare for the future.The event, to be held i...

2017-05-19

Fleets urged to combat rising insurance premiums by improving safety

Fleets have been urged to mitigate insurance premium increases by working to improve their driver safety record.Vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval says that reducing claims is the surest way to managing risi...

2017-05-19

‘Grey fleet’ low management priority reveals survey

A total of 92.7% of companies that use a contract hire or fleet management provider to assist with the running of their fleet deem it as vital for their business, yet only 6% feel they need help with their ‘grey fleet’...

2017-05-19

Aston Barclay completes £500,000 refurbishment of Leeds centre

Aston Barclay has completed a £500,000 investment in its Leeds centre, aligning its facilities with the remainder of the Group to enhance the overall experience for buyers and vendors.   Listening to the require...

2017-05-19

Kwik Fit leads fleet industry with top title for service from major leasing company

Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive repair company, has won the Fleet Service Provider of the Year title at fleet leasing expert Alphabet GB’s inaugural ‘Supplier Award’.   The two companies enjoy a bus...

2017-05-19

Values of ex-fleet company cars hit new record high at BCA

Average values for ex-fleet and lease company cars have, for the second consecutive month, accelerated to a record high, according to the latest data from auction giant BCA.   With a small month-on-month rise of ...

2017-05-19

EQUA partners with Fleet News for car CO2 and fuel economy figures

Trade publication Fleet News has partnered with a leader in real-world vehicle emissions testing to help operators drive down fuel bills and reduce CO2 emissions with a new online car data service.   Providing a ...

2017-05-19

Aftermarket calls for open data sharing to prevent monopolisation of industry

Concerns are raising that vehicle manufacturers will have “much more power” than currently in the use of repair and technical information with the introduction of ‘connected cars’ to mainstream motoring.The concern...

2017-05-19

MP visits Licence Bureau to discuss road safety and compliance challenges

Mike Penning, running for re-election as an MP for Hemel Hempstead, has visited Licence Bureau’s offices in the Hertfordshire town to discuss existing road safety and compliance issues.   Finding time in his di...

2017-05-19

Government most improve road infrastructure, says LeasePlan boss

The government needs to provide a better connected and dynamic road infrastructure that suits both the needs of people and businesses, according to Matt Dyer, managing director of LeasePlan UK.He was reacting to an AA poll...

2017-05-19

Brake offers free webinar on managing driver distraction in fleets

Road safety charity Brake is running a free webinar for fleet and road safety professionals on the importance of eliminating and mitigating the distraction of communication technology in vehicles.   The webinar ...

2017-05-19

Fleet Alliance provides car boost for local Maggie’s centre

Leasing and fleet management specialist Fleet Alliance has donated a new car to the recently-opened Maggie’s Forth Valley Centre to allow volunteers to offer patients a vital transport link between Forth Valley Royal Hos...

2017-05-19

Fleet managers urged to future proof their vehicle fuel choice

Fleet decision-makers must future proof their vehicle operating decisions as the default fuel choice is no longer diesel, according to Puddy Vehicle Solutions (PVS).   The government’s recently published consu...

2017-05-19

Activa Contracts’ trio first to complete customer service NVQs

A trio of Activa Contracts’ employees have become the first at the fast-growing vehicle leasing and fleet management company to successfully complete National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs).   Activa Contract...

2017-05-19

CLM appoints Andy Short as commercial director

Newport Pagnell-based fleet management specialist CLM, has appointed Andy Short as its commercial director, responsible for the company’s client services activities as well as managing supplier relationships with leasing...

2017-05-19

Local road conditions on a ‘knife-edge’ as pothole-related breakdowns increase

The RAC claims the condition of local roads are on a ‘knife-edge’ after patrols attended 63% more pothole-related breakdowns in the first quarter of 2017 than they did over the same period in 2016, despite mild and com...

2017-05-19

End of the road for the internal combustion engine by 2025, says new report

Petrol and diesel powered vehicles will have reached the end of the road within the next eight years with all new cars, commercial vehicles and buses sold being electric, according to a new study published in the United St...

2017-05-19

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is the ‘right way’ for Hireway

Vehicle hire company Hireway has purchased 40 Transporters and 10 Caddys from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles as part of the hire firm’s ongoing fleet replacement programme. Based in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Hireway opera...

2017-05-19

Six of the best: Stoke-on-Trent City Council takes delivery of new Citroën C3 fleet

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has taken delivery of a fleet of six new Citroën C3 models, which is part of an order for 10 C3s in total.   It is one of the first major deliveries of new C3 models to a public sec...

2017-05-19

Average values of ex-fleet vans sold at BCA remains ‘steady’

Average values of ex-fleet and lease light commercial vehicles sold at BCA in April remained “steady” at £7,091, a fall of just £2 compared to March.    Retained value against manufacturer recommende...

2017-05-19

Hydraquip pumps up its fleet with more Mercedes-Benz vans

Hydraulic hose specialist Hydraquip likes the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter so much that it has commissioned no fewer than 100 in the last three years.   The company was founded in Crawley, West Sussex, and now has a n...

2017-05-19

Businesses turning to pool cars to meet ‘grey fleet’ needs, reports Meridian

Companies are replacing the use of ‘grey fleet’ vehicles - privately owned cars driven by employees on business - with medium-term rental cars, according to one of the sector’s leading suppliers.   Meridian Veh...

2017-05-19

Toyota reliability fosters fleet loyalty with EP Barrus

EP Barrus, a leading manufacturer and importer of custom engines, is sustaining its status as a loyal and long-standing Toyota fleet customer with a new order for 29 vehicles.   The company has taken delivery of...

2017-05-19

Conservatives pledge top scrap Severn Bridge tolls if re-elected

The Conservative Party will scrap the Severn Bridge tolls if they win the general election, Prime Minister Theresa May has said, predicting a £100 million economic boost, according to the BBC (16 May, 2017).   ...

2017-05-19

Drivers face £526m variable speed fines from smart motorway cameras

Drivers have been stung with millions of pounds in fines after being caught out by sudden drops in speed on UK motorways, according to new research. Since the first variable speed cameras were installed on motorways in 2...

2017-05-19

Companies fined after worker killed by reversing vehicle

A construction company and its groundwork contractor have been fined after a worker was killed by a reversing vehicle.   Exeter Crown Court heard how an employee of Steve Hoskin Construction Limited (SHCL) was ...

2017-05-19

ADLV members add Driver CPC and tachograph data to online checks

Members of the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) are now adding Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) and tachograph data to their products.   The new ‘live’ data allows ADL...

2017-05-19

ICFM to hold operational road risk management Masterclass

Occupational road risk management is good business practice, but for too many employers it is a ‘tick box compliance exercise’ without a real focus on reducing costs, according to ICFM.   That’s why the org...

2017-05-19

Diesel remains the preferred choice for car hire customers

Diesel remains the preferred choice for Europcar UK’s car rental customers, while the appetite for electric was “slowly building”, according to a company survey. An analysis of customers using Europcar’s ‘Mod...

2017-05-19