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RVs ‘protected’ as Budget signals reduced risk of new car oversupply in UK

Downward pressure on sterling resulting from the 2013 Budget could reduce the risk of new car oversupply and prevent a dramatic downturn in residual values, according to CAP.   Fears have been growing since las...

2013-04-10

200 people are injured in road crashes each day while driving for work

An estimated 73,000 people - 200 a day - are seriously or slightly hurt in road crashes while travelling on company business, excluding commuting, according to new data.   The information, contained in previous...

2013-04-10

500 new Mazda6 models in UK recall over electrical fault

A total of 502 recently launched new Mazda6 models in the UK - and approximately 15,000 globally - are being recalled by the manufacturer.   The recall relates to a potential quality issue with the vehicle’s e...

2013-04-10

Check out Asda’s new Iveco Daily home delivery fleet

Iveco is delivering a further 250 3.5 tonne Daily home delivery vehicles to supermarket giant Asda, as part of a total order for 700 identical light commercials placed during 2012.   Forty of the vehicles are ...

2013-04-10

Free Brake webinar supports businesses to boost environmental credentials

Road safety charity Brake has revealed dates for an essential webinar on designing and implementing sustainable travel plans.   The April 10 webinar (2-3.30pm) is free for all delegates, thanks to sponsorship ...

2013-04-10

Businesses unprepared for company car tax changes, suggests new research

Almost half (48%) of senior managers with decision-making responsibility for company cars say their businesses were unprepared for the changes to company car related taxes that came into effect this week.   Accord...

2013-04-10

BVRLA appoints Keaney as new chief executive

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association has appointed Gerry Keaney as its new chief executive with effect from May 1.   Mr Keaney takes with him to the BVRLA a long-established automotive pedigree, ha...

2013-04-10

BVRLA’s Lewis takes chairmanship of Leaseurope Automotive Steering Group

Leaseurope, the voice of the leasing and automotive rental industry at European level, has appointed John Lewis, chief executive of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, as chairman of its Automotive Steering...

2013-04-10

Center Parcs takes delivery of all-electric fleet from Renault

Center Parcs has underlined its green credentials with the short-break operator taking delivery of 22 new all-electric Renault Kangoo Maxi Van Z.E. models.   The new models will be used across Center Parcs’ oth...

2013-04-10

Commuters behave badly behind the wheel

UK commuters are behaving badly behind the wheel, with 65% admitting to their own bad driving behaviours over the last year, dispelling the patient and polite British persona, according to new research.   Rushed...

2013-04-10

Diesel pump prices continue to fall but cuts in petrol prices stall

Diesel pump prices continue to fall, but petrol prices drops have stalled, according to the latest monthly price report from the AA.   The motoring organisation says that average diesel prices have fallen from con...

2013-04-10

Seven Asset Management expect cost savings with new Jaama software

Operational efficiencies and improved data visibility that will improve cost management and fleet reporting are tangible benefits achieved from Seven Asset Management introducing Jaama’s internet-based software system. ...

2013-04-10

Tyre change for Volkswagen Group Leasing

Volkswagen Group Leasing (VGL) - the fleet and corporate hire arm of Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) - has appointed ATS Euromaster to fit and service the tyres across its fleet for the next two years.   VGL ...

2013-04-10

46% of UK business drivers submit false mileage claims

Almost half of UK business drivers surveyed in a new study admit to submitting false mileage claims.   The research conducted by TomTom Business Solutions found 46% of drivers had over-estimated their mileage...

2013-04-10

Employers urged to help drivers ‘tune in’ to road safety

Brake, the organiser of Road Safety Week (November 18-24, 2013), the UK’s biggest road safety event, is appealing to everyone to tune in to road safety and avoid distractions to help save lives.   The road ...

2013-04-10

E.ON powers ahead with Toyota Hybrids

Energy company E.ON has chosen the Toyota Auris Hybrid for its venues and events teams across the country.   Twelve of the cars with emissions from 87 g/km have been handed over to E.ON at Toyota’s Burnaston...

2013-04-10

Brake calls on fleets to put focus on cycle crash reduction

More than one in ten (13%) of cyclist collisions involve commercial vehicles and that has prompted road safety charity Brake to call on fleets to put the focus on blind spots and manoeuvring   A new survey reve...

2013-04-10

Fleet chiefs warned to consider used car buyers’ when selecting company cars

Fleet operators have been warned of a growing difference between used cars buyers’ increasing preference for smaller petrol-engined models and the larger, diesel-engined used cars entering the market for the first time fr...

2013-04-10

Franchised motor trade unites behind campaign to cut MoT failure rate

A new initiative has been launched to reduce the number of MoT failures caused by simple, easy-to-identify issues.   As well as cutting the MoT failure rate, which can undermine customer confidence in the vehi...

2013-04-10

Government in £105m company car tax giveaway to drivers and employers

The Government claims that changes to company car benefit-in-kind tax and capital allowances from 2015/16 amount to a £105 million giveaway to drivers and employers.   The Budget decision to extend 100% first ...

2013-04-10

Hitachi encourages fleets to educate drivers about new MOT regulations

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions is using the introduction this month of new tougher MOT rules to remind company motorists that their car needs an MOT by law when it reaches three years of age.   As average comp...

2013-04-10

Leasedrive focuses on urban mobility with new paper

Leasedrive has published a new white paper entitled ‘The future of urban mobility. An overview of current global initiatives and future technologies to help meet the challenges of urban mobility’.   Commercial...

2013-04-10

Manufacturers ‘deceive’ customers over emission and MPG data

Suspicion over the accuracy of car emission and MPG figures published by motor manufacturers has been further underlined by a new report from sustainable transport campaigners Transport & Environment (T&E). &nbs...

2013-04-10

Michelin cold weather tyres keep Tesco home delivery on the move

Switching to Michelin cold weather tyres has significantly improved customer service and increased driver confidence over the past two years according to one of the UK’s leading online grocers, Tesco.com.   Th...

2013-04-10

O’Shea takes charge of Volkswagen fleet as Kinner takes Group role

Changes at the top of Volkswagen fleet see long-time chief Vincent Kinner move to a newly created group-wide function with his role at the German marque being taken by Michael O’Shea.   Mr Kinner, Volkswa...

2013-04-10

Pharma specialist Polar Speed is ‘fighting fit’, thanks to Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Polar Speed has chosen the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter to deliver to hospitals and other healthcare clients temperature-critical, time-sensitive medicines and vaccines.   The company, the UK’s premier distributor ...

2013-04-10

PSR enhances customer service and cuts emissions with TomTom WebFleet

Platform Service and Repair (PSR) is taking its customer service to new heights after investing in innovative fleet tracking technology.PSR is the UK’s leading provider of mobile service engineers to users of powered acc...

2013-04-10

Reliability is number one factor for new van buyers

Reliability is the number one issue for buyers when making their next new van purchase, according to the first edition of Company Van Trends - quarterly research carried out for GE Capital’s Fleet Services division. &...

2013-04-10

HGV & Bus Drivers relief from road stress is at hand.

HGV and Bus Drivers no longer need to feel that the job of dealing with stress and conflict on the road is theirs alone as a much needed support course had just been authorised to help them.An Ingenie survey in 2012 showed th...

2013-04-10

KeeResources calls for uniform vehicle whole life cost data

A minimum level of data should be included as standard in calculating whole life costs, according to KeeResources, a leading provider of automotive data to vehicle manufacturers, retailers and the fleet industry. The organisa...

2013-04-11

Kwik-Fit launches new fleet initiatives at CV Show

Kwik-Fit is further boosting its service to light commercial vehicle fleets with a range of new initiatives, which were unveiled at this week’s Commercial Vehicle Show.Kwik-Fit used the event at the NEC Birmingham to•&nbs...

2013-04-11

Environmental training delivers benefit to Arval customers

Arval has called upon its longstanding relationship with Energy Saving Trust (EST) to promote and deliver environmental awareness training to employees so that they are better placed to advise customers. Green Fleet Managemen...

2013-04-11

Tyre appointments could revolutionise the fleet industry, says Michelin

Company car drivers should book appointments for tyre replacements in advance to avoid unnecessary waiting times and guarantee availability, according to Michelin. The tyre company’s head of fleet Dave Crinson believes ther...

2013-04-11

CAP warns of RV erosion as shadow hangs over new car market

A ‘gradual erosion’ of residual values at most years and for most models after a long period of strength is being predicted by Black Book Live, which is published by CAP.The biggest threats to the maintenance of strong us...

2013-04-11

CAP calls on Renault to end ‘battery not included’ approach to electric vehicles

Experts at independent automotive information experts CAP have called on Renault to ‘give some great electric cars a real chance’ in the company car market.The call came as CAP reaffirmed its decision not to forecast used...

2013-04-11

Seminar advice for fleets on using in-vehicle technology to improve safety

Road safety charity Brake is holding a seminar on using in-vehicle technology to improve driver safety. The seminar, sponsored by GreenRoad, takes place from 12:30-4pm on Tuesday, April 30 in Birmingham. Further information i...

2013-04-11

Risk advice vital on moving to a bigger vehicle or driving a van for the first time

The importance of coaching and managing employees who may be taking to the roads in an unfamiliar vehicle for the first time has been underlined in new advice from Interactive Driving Systems.Dr Will Murray, research director...

2013-04-11

Market remains steady for ex-company cars, say auction groups

Prices of defleeted company cars fell slightly last month but values remain significantly up on 12 months ago, according to Britain’s two largest auction groups.Although the economic climate continues to bite, demand for ...

2013-04-11

Van values continue to accelerate to record levels

A chronic shortage in the volumes of commercial vehicles being sold at auction has pushed average values to record levels, according to both of the UK’s major vehicle auction houses in their latest monthly reports.BCA’s l...

2013-04-11

GreenRoad increases driver insights for fleet operators

Driver performance management company GreenRoad is giving fleet operators a new level of insight into fleet performance, resulting in improved fuel economy, better asset utilisation, and enhanced productivity. The development...

2013-04-11

Tilbrook takes the helm at Glass’s

Well-known fleet industry personality Ian Tilbrook is the new managing director of Glass’s.He joins the UK team at the vehicle information provider on Monday (April 15) and will lead the company in fulfilling its commitment...

2013-04-11

RAC appoints Powley to grow corporate partnerships

Jenny Powley has swapped the sales director role at AllStar for a similar post at the RAC where she will lead its growing corporate partnerships division.Ms Powley will play a central part in the strategic development and del...

2013-04-11

British Gas on course for ‘substantial’ electric fleet by 2015

British Gas has announced the conclusion of an intensive month-long Nissan eNV200 test programme ahead of its plan to make a substantial proportion of its 13,000 strong LCV fleet electric by 2015.The cold weather testing prog...

2013-04-11

VOSA to make keynote address at FTA Van Excellence conferences

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) will be making the keynote address at each of this year’s Freight Transport Association Van Excellence conferences.The events will provide the opportunity for delegates to hea...

2013-04-11

Motiva forms risk management partnership with TR Fleet

Motiva Group has added risk management to its fleet management offering after forming a partnership with TR Fleet to resell DriveSecure.TR Fleet’s DriveSecure, which was developed in-house, provides employers with a long-te...

2013-04-11

TruckForce rolls out new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter fleet

TruckForce, tyre manufacturer Goodyear Dunlop’s dedicated mobile service and breakdown network, has returned to Mercedes-Benz for its new fleet of vans.The 60 additional Sprinter 313 CDIs are now being delivered at a rate o...

2013-04-15

Ogilvie True Cost gives fleets the most accurate whole life cost of company cars

Ogilvie Fleet is providing customers and prospects with what it says is the most accurate whole life costs as industry debate rages over the inaccuracy of some figures provided to fleet managers.The fast-expanding, multi-awar...

2013-04-18

BVRLA to press Government to reinstate 100% first year capital allowance

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association is to continue to lobby Government for the reinstatement of 100% first year capital allowance availability for leasing and rental companies.The concession was withdrawn by th...

2013-04-18

Fleet managers urged not to miss Brake’s Fleet Safety Conference

Road safety charity Brake is encouraging fleet operators and suppliers to book now to attend its annual Fleet Safety Conference at the St John’s Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham, on Thursday, June 13.This year, for the first tim...

2013-04-18

Sanctuary takes Mercedes vans on five-year buy-back deal

Fast-growing Sanctuary Maintenance has begun reaping the benefits of fuel-efficient operation and reduced maintenance costs after switching to Mercedes-Benz vehicles with a five-year buy-back agreement.In the last six months ...

2013-04-18

New DMS tool enables fleets to predict real world driving fuel bills

A new online tool that allows fleet decision-makers to more accurately predict individual vehicle real world fuel consumption has been introduced by leading automotive industry data provider Derwent Management Services (DMS)....

2013-04-18

Top tips to minimise driving risks from jet-lag

Risk management experts Interactive Driving Systems have issued 10 top tips to fleet decision-makers on how to minimise the risks from jet-lag induced driver fatigue following the death of a senior executive who fell asleep a...

2013-04-18

ATS upgrades housing group’s tyre policy through Government scheme

Radian Services has teamed up with tyre expert ATS Euromaster to upgrade the tyres on its 160-strong fleet of vans, after accessing the Government Procurement Services (GPS) tyre framework agreement.Radian Services provides m...

2013-04-18

Venson calls on fleet managers to ditch unnecessary vehicle modifications

Venson Automotive Solutions is urging businesses to give greater consideration to the vehicle modifications required for their fleet, in the wake of the new Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) requirements.  Although the ...

2013-04-18

Biofuel increase to push up fuel and food prices

Pump prices are set to rise even higher as a consequence of the Government’s decision this week to increase its target for biofuel use to 5% of transport fuels. New research from Chatham House, the independent policy instit...

2013-04-18

Lexus claims new 300H leads the field on ownership costs

The all-new Lexus IS 300h will offer customers cost of ownership advantages unmatched by any of its 2.0 litre diesel rivals in the premium saloon market, it is claimed.That is due to the combination of low maintenance and run...

2013-04-18

Digital radio standard in a third of new cars

A total of 35.4% of new car registered in the first three months of 2013 were fitted with digital radio as standard, according to 2data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and CAP.That is an increase from 22.5...

2013-04-18

Procurement for Housing names fleet suppliers

The Procurement for Housing, the purchasing consortium for the social housing sector, has announced suppliers of fleet services for a four-year period to March 2017.Procurement for Housing, provides services to 800 members fr...

2013-04-18

BMW ActiveE to provide insight into the future for Arval customers

Arval customers are to be given an insight into the future with the vehicle leasing and fleet management company taking delivery of a BMW ActiveE fully electric four-seat sports coupe. Based on the BMW 1 Series, it is one of ...

2013-04-18

Peugeot trying to convey ‘upmarket’ message to car buyers

Peugeot is becoming more upmarket and more international in its outlook, but needs to find a way of getting that message across to more buyers, according to UK managing director Tim Zimmerman.“When we get the 2008 (compact ...

2013-04-25

M6 Toll free for RHA members during July

Road Haulage Association (RHA) members will be able to use the M6 Toll road free-of-charge during July after the organisation negotiated an exclusive deal with operator Midland Expressway.The month-long trial will, says RHA, ...

2013-04-25

New arrival at Mercedes Commercial Vehicles further strengthens UK team

Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles has a new member in its UK line-up of fleet strategic account managers with the appointment of Mark Hamilton to the newly created role of leasing and strategic account manager.Mr Hamilton joi...

2013-04-25

Fuel prices crash to bring relief to businesses

A new crash in wholesale fuel prices is expected to lop another 3p off the average pump price of petrol within two to three weeks, according to the latest AA Fuel Price Report.  The petrol price storm that started in Jan...

2013-04-25

70% of drivers believe they can reduce fuel consumption through incentivisation

More than 70% of fleet drivers believing they could reduce their fuel consumption if they were financially incentivised to do so, according to a survey by ALD Automotive. With fuel prices continuing to dominate the news, help...

2013-04-25

Sales of electric cars set to fall flat, forecasts new report

Sales of electric cars are set to fall far short of official expectations with petrol and diesel cars continuing to dominate sales for many years to come, according to a new report.The Committee on Climate Change had previous...

2013-04-25

ATS keeps ambulances running on cold weather tyres

ATS Euromaster has supplied and fitted more than 10,000 new cold weather tyres to 20 NHS and private ambulance operators around the country during the last six months.The specialist tyres are proven to offer better vehicle ha...

2013-04-25

Hydrogen vehicles move a step nearer as Hyundai joins London partnership

The development of a hydrogen economy in London has moved a step closer with Hyundai, the first manufacturer to begin assembly-line production of zero-emission fuel cell vehicle, joining the London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP)....

2013-04-25

Total launches web-based mobile app to reduce crash stress for business drivers

Total Accident Management has launched a new web-based app for clients aimed at alleviating the stress of collating vital information when involved in an accident.The app, Total Response, assists its customers to gather the n...

2013-04-25

Arval encourages drivers not to forget their VE103B

Business drivers have been reminded to ensure that they have a valid VE103B (or vehicle on hire) certificate if they take their leased or rented company car abroad.The reminder comes from vehicle leasing and fleet management ...

2013-04-25

Fewer than 30% of business have speeding policy in place

Fewer than 30% of business (28.85%) have a policy on speeding in place, according to a survey of 100 fleet operators carried out by TrackCompare. What’s more 21.5% said they had no speeding policy, and half of those surveye...

2013-04-25

Citroën Contract Motoring aims to cut fuel costs for fleets with new card

Citroën Contract Motoring (CCM) is now offering its fleet car and LCV customers a leading brand fuel card, which it claims can businesses between 4p and 10p per litre at current fuel prices. The new CCM fuel card is expected...

2013-04-25

ATS appoints new Group chief

Peter Allen, currently commercial director of Michelin Canada, will become Group managing director of ATS Euromaster On June 1.He will replace Ian Stuart, who is to retire after seven years in the post on May 31. Mr Stuart no...

2013-04-25

BCA expands logistics operation with NKL Automotive purchase

BCA has bought NKL Automotive, the vehicle logistics and storage specialists based in Goole, for an undisclosed sum.  NKL, which was established in 2002 by Nick and Joy Laister, will become part of BCA Logistics.Mr and M...

2013-04-25

ALD operations director moves to Manheim

Well known fleet industry personality Nigel Fletcher is to join Manheim as group development director following 14 years as operations director at ALD Automotive.Mr Fletcher will leave the vehicle leasing company on Friday (A...

2013-04-25

Ampera lays the foundations for Eric Wright Group’s fleet

One of the UK’s leading construction, civil engineering, property development and facilities management companies, the Eric Wright Group, has taken on a Vauxhall Ampera in a four-year test case that could influence the futu...

2013-04-25

Inspect and collect specialists Uniloads becomes Vmoves Fleet Solutions

Uniloads, one of the UK’s leading commercial vehicle and car collection, inspection and delivery companies managing over 1,000 movements per week has changed its name to Vmoves.Under the stewardship of Group managing direct...

2013-04-25

Lex Autolease bolsters its executive management team with Hall appointment

Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest provider of fleet management solutions, has appointed experienced contract hire specialist Fiona Hall to lead its broker and branded solutions division.Ms Hall, who will be part of Lex Autole...

2013-04-25

SMMT forecasts car and van sales increase

The recovering economy has resulted in the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders predicting that sales of cars and light commercial vehicles will rise in 2013 and increase further in 2014.The SMMT, which revises its fore...

2013-04-25

Three star Euro NCAP result for Mercedes Citan Kombi

The new Mercedes-Benz Citan Kombi failed to shine in a market segment poorly equipped for safety, according to a European New Car Assessment Programme crash test result.The Citan Kombi scored three stars - the top rating is f...

2013-04-25

Nissan restructures sales and corporate sales operations

Nissan’s UK sales and marketing operation is to undergo a restructuring following the retirement of sales director, Kevin Butler, at the end of April.Mr Butler, who has spent five years in the role and has been with Nissan ...

2013-04-25

Prime Minister says planned fuel duty increases will be scrapped

Anti fuel duty increase campaigners have welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron’s comments that the Government will scrap future petrol and diesel tax increases in the run up to the 2015 general election.Mr Cameron was quote...

2013-04-25

Three star Euro NCAP result for Mercedes Citan Kombi

The new Mercedes-Benz Citan Kombi failed to shine in a market segment poorly equipped for safety, according to a European New Car Assessment Programme crash test result.The Citan Kombi scored three stars - the top rating is f...

2013-04-26

Ultra low emission discount to make London congestion charge scheme greener

Changes to the London congestion charge will see the introduction of a new discount scheme for ultra low emission vehicles. The new scheme will be introduced on July 1 and offers a single 100% discount from the congestion cha...

2013-05-02

UK hydrogen car sales to total 300,000 a year by 2030

Sales of hydrogen powered cars could total 10,000 units a year by 2020 with 1.6 million on the UK’s roads by 2030 when registrations are estimated to total more than 300,000 a year.Those are the figures contained in a new r...

2013-05-02

Environment Agency buys Citroën Berlingos in efficiency drive

The Environment Agency has bought 31 Citroen Berlingo HDi 90 manual L1 850 Enterprise vans as part of its commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of its LCV fleet. Graham Patrickson, the Agency’s fleet operations manager,...

2013-05-02

Sanctuary cuts fuel bills by a third through fleet technology

Housing and care provider Sanctuary Group expects to make substantial cash savings through an innovative scheme to improve driver behaviour. Sanctuary Maintenance, part of Sanctuary Group, has slashed fuel bills by a third ac...

2013-05-02

MEPs approve new rules for achieving cleaner cars

Tighter new car emission regulations have moved a step close after MEPs on the European Union Environment Committee approved plans for an average 95 g/km by 2020.The MEPs gave the go ahead for average CO2 emissions across a m...

2013-05-02

Fleet Driver of the Year 2013 crowned at Silverstone

Paul Cook, from leading house building and construction group Galliford Try, fought off stiff competition from drivers from across the UK to be named as the inaugural Fleet Driver of the Year 2013 in the final of the competit...

2013-05-02

Brake urges companies to improve driver safety

Road safety charity Brake is urging companies in Scotland to improve the safety of their drivers by attending a training course on May 22 to help them to spread vital road safety messages.The Fleet Safety Forum, a not-for-pro...

2013-05-02

Volkswagen Caddy report reveals bosses’ business mistakes

Mistakes and bad decisions cost UK businesses an average of £2,340 every year, according to a new report from Volkswagen.The Volkswagen Caddy ‘However Big Your Ambition’ report was commissioned to understand the common m...

2013-05-02

Lex boss to leave fleet industry

Rick Francis, managing director of Lex Autolease, is to leave the company at the end of June to take up a new role outside the fleet industry. The process for appointing a successor to Mr Francis is already at an advanced sta...

2013-05-02

UK overlooked by car makers in cheaper fuel fight says LPG provider

Vehicle manufacturers are failing to offer businesses a cost-effective solution to petrol and diesel that is already available to drivers in mainland Europe says LPG supplier, Autogas Limited.Pump prices of petrol and diesel ...

2013-05-02

Volvo supports smaller fleets with new initiative

Volvo is looking to simultaneously build relationships with and drive awareness among smaller fleet owners by targeting SME's through a new bespoke partnership with a national newspaper. Alongside activity with the fleet and ...

2013-05-02

FTA focuses on carbon reduction at May conference

The 2013 ‘Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference’ organised by the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), which is managed by the Freight Transport Association, will be held on Wednesday, May 22.Taking place at the H...

2013-05-02

AA Route Planner introduces new online mileage calculator

The AA has launched a new online tool linked to its Route Planner to help employees accurately calculate mileage expense claims.Introduction of AA Mileage Calculator comes amid claims in research conducted by TomTom Business ...

2013-05-02

Nissan Leaf is green option for Microsoft company car scheme

Two Nissan Leafs have been delivered to Microsoft UK, becoming the first 100% electric models to join its staff company car scheme.Keen to look for ways to reduce its vehicle fleet carbon footprint, Microsoft UK ran five week...

2013-05-02

Fleets urged not to turn a blind eye to blind spots

Road safety charity Brake is urging fleet managers to sign up for a seminar on blind spots and manoeuvring in a bid to reduce the number of road crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians. The May 28 seminar in Birmingham, sp...

2013-05-02

New Congestion Charge Policy Could Provoke Unintended Reaction, Says Marshall Leasing

Feedback gathered by Marshall Leasing on the change in London congestion charging policy suggests that businesses will not be manipulated into fulfilling the Mayor of London’s electric vehicle vision, and that the inc...

2013-05-02

Geoffrey Bray retires from ARI Fleet after guiding FSG to prominence

Geoffrey Bray, who founded Fleet Support Group (FSG) in 1987 and oversaw its expansion to become the UK’s largest privately-owned fleet management company, has retired from the recently-rebranded ARI Fleet UK business. ...

2013-05-09

New GE application makes end-of-life fleet vehicle collection easier

A new mobile-device friendly website introduced by GE Capital’s Fleet Services division will make booking end-of-life vehicle collections easier for fleet managers and company car drivers alike.   ‘Collect M...

2013-05-09

Drink-drive rules get tougher for serious offenders

Drink-drive rules involving the most serious offenders are to be tightened up from June 1, 2013, the DVLA has announced.Under new regulations the most dangerous offenders will have to prove they are no longer dependent on alc...

2013-05-09

Average new car prices continue to accelerate

The average price of new cars rose 0.163% or £47 in April from £28,727 to £28,774, according to analysis by DrivenData.It was the eighth monthly rise since April 2012. The average annual price since April 2013 has increase...

2013-05-09

Vehicle rental and leasing contributes £14bn to UK economy

The car and van sector of the vehicle rental and leasing industry contributes around £14 billion per year to the UK economy and supports over 183,000 jobs, according to a new report.   Commissioned by the Britis...

2013-05-09

Europcar encourages fleet managers to use van hire

Businesses should consider van hire as a cost-effective, flexible, and most importantly, safe alternative to running a fleet of older vans, claims rental giant Europcar.The company was responding to research by the Freight Tr...

2013-05-09

Arval shares best practice advice in UN Road Safety Week

The second annual United Nations Global Road Safety Week ends on Sunday (May 12) and vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval has distributed thousands of credit card sized safety cards containing 10 essential tips ...

2013-05-09

Ambulance trust sticks with Michelin cold weather tyres

An ambulance service that fitted its rapid response vehicles with Michelin cold weather tyres for the second year running has praised the tyres for keeping its fleet mobile throughout winter.East Midlands Ambulance Services N...

2013-05-09

Citroën appoints new sales director

Bekir Hassan has been appointed as Citroën UK’s new sales director in succession to Charles Peugeot who moves to Citroën France to lead part of the team that will develop future DS models.Mr Hassan assumes the post on Jul...

2013-05-09

RAC launches new accident management service with major investment

The RAC has launched RAC Accident Management, a new B2B service for businesses with large fleets, following a £2 million investment in a market leading IT platform.Created and headed up by some of the best known names in the...

2013-05-09

Close scrutiny of LCV sectors required to understand price movements

Close scrutiny is required to understand the market and segment movements of light commercial vehicles as lower de-fleet volumes are playing havoc with overall sector headlines, according to auction giant Manheim.The company...

2013-05-09

Car values fall in April as volumes rise in the marketplace

The headline average monthly used car value declined by 7% in April compared to March, although year-on-year values were up by over 16%, according to BCA’s latest market analysis.  Changing model mix combined with incr...

2013-05-09

VOSA warns of ‘reality check ahead’ for van operators

Van operators failing to comply with regulations will be targeted by the authorities, VOSA’s head of enforcement policy Gordon Macdonald told this year’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) Van Excellence conference.Makin...

2013-05-09

European Commission moves on ‘rigged’ fuel prices

Fleets and private motorists may have been overcharged by thousands of pounds over many years for petrol and diesel at the pumps it has been claimed after European Commission officials took steps that could lead to an investi...

2013-05-17

Venson calls for change in the ‘replace over repair' culture for fleet windscreens

Fleets are incurring unnecessary costs by replacing windscreens instead of repairing them, according to fleet management specialist Venson Automotive Solutions.The cost of repair is on average less than 15% of the replacement...

2013-05-17

ATS rolls out fleet inspection tool

ATS Euromaster is introducing an updated electronic fleet inspection device which it says will radically improve speed and accuracy when recording the condition and wear of approximately 250,000 tyres monthly, for its van and...

2013-05-17

Car share scheme launches in Birmingham with 250-strong fleet

A new car sharing scheme has launched in Birmingham with 250 Smart vehicles available for hire from 35p per minute.The scheme has been implemented by car2go - developed by Daimler and Europcar – and follows the launch of it...

2013-05-17

Ryder to lead fleet sales at Nationwide

Nationwide Accident Repair Services, the UK’s largest accident repair company, has appointed Chris Ryder as head of fleet sales.  Previously at Goodyear Dunlop, Mr Ryder’s new role will see him lead Nationwide’s gr...

2013-05-17

Van auction values hit new record at BCA

Light commercial vehicle values - including those of ex-fleet and lease vans - rose for the third consecutive month to reach a new highpoint in April according to BCA’s latest market report.The average April figure of £4,9...

2013-05-17

Ex-fleet car values hit six month high, says Manheim

The average price of ex-company cars sold by Manheim reached a six-month high in April despite an increase in the average age of models, although mileage is falling.Manheim’s latest market analysis highlights that, despite ...

2013-05-17

Manufacturers hit out at horse-trading over van emissions

New emissions targets for vans have been branded political horse-trading by manufacturers following a vote by the European Parliament.The European Automobile Association (ACEA), which represents motor manufacturers, called fo...

2013-05-17

Fines set to increases for motoring offences including mobile phone use

Fines for a wide range of motoring offences, including using a hand-held mobile phone while driving, could increase.In a move to crack down on dangerous driving, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin indicated in an intervie...

2013-05-17

Used car start to fall as marketplace volume increases, says CAP

A long period of stability in used car values has given way to falling prices in the trade, according to Black Book Live, the real-time valuation trending tool, published by CAP Automotive.An increase in vehicle volumes lies ...

2013-05-17

Fuel retailers to raise volatility of wholesale prices with Government

The Petrol Retailers’ Association (PRA) has again voiced its concerns about the unpredictability of the wholesale petrol market and plans to take the issue to Government.This month there has been a drop of more than 2.6p pe...

2013-05-17

Vulnerable road users need much more protection, says IAM

Car makers must make pedestrian-friendly car fronts a top priority, according to the IAM.It wants the Government to take the lead in lobbying the European Commission and car manufacturers to make radical changes so that vulne...

2013-05-17

Zenith recruits new staff as business expands

Zenith has recruited three new employees - Martin Rogers, David Raponi and Rebecca Priest - who have joined the company’s business development and customer relationship teams.Zenith’s new relationship director Mr Rogers h...

2013-05-17

Leasedrive moves Midlands operation to new hi-tech premises

Leasedrive has moved its Birmingham-based operation to new hi-tech offices on Blythe Valley Park, Solihull, West Midlands. The move from International House near Birmingham International airport was prompted by a desire to ha...

2013-05-17

Pendragon Contracts gives NSF food for thought

NSF International is consolidating its entire fleet management programme into one central solution offered by Pendragon Contracts, which is claims will add value to its fleet policy while making savings across the 82-vehicle ...

2013-05-17

Ovenden takes sales director’s role at Kia

David Ovenden has joined Kia Motors (UK) as its new sales director. Reporting to commercial director Yaser Shabsogh, Mr Ovenden heads up a 42-strong sales team and takes on the responsibility of developing and managing the Ki...

2013-05-17

Lex increases SME fleet focus

Lex Autolease increased its small and medium sized customer base by 22% last year and is targeting further growth in the sector.  More than 9,400 new SME business customers chose to lease or purchase their vehicles throu...

2013-05-17

ATS says weather study proves value of winter tyres

The latest annual Winter Weather Study by ATS Euromaster shows that temperatures dropped below seven degrees Celsius during prime commuting hours on 173 separate days between October 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.The figures, co...

2013-05-17

Ford Transit helps power British Gas with 520-van order

The Ford Transit was chosen by British Gas when asked which van best suited the needs of its central heating installation engineers.That compatibility was one of the key factors that has resulted in an order for 520 Transit m...

2013-05-17

Fleet Alliance voted best company to work at in Scotland

Fleet Alliance is officially the best company to work at in Scotland, following the results of a survey by the independent Great Place to Work Institute.The fleet management specialist, which operates nationally from a head o...

2013-05-17

New vehicle procurement framework insists on highest installation standards

FITAS, the vehicle installer best practice scheme, has warmly welcomed the publication of Government Procurement Service’s new RM956 Framework for vehicle modifications.  For the first time, every fleet buyer across th...

2013-05-17

EST launches free online tool to help businesses cut fleet emissions and costs

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has developed a new online service to help organisations reduce fleet emissions and costs.‘Fleet Health Check Online’ provides organisations with an accurate business transport carbon footpri...

2013-05-22

Nurse Plus decides to operate with SEAT Mii fleet

Nurse Plus, one of the UK’s fastest growing recruitment agencies to the healthcare industry, has decided that when it comes to curing its travel needs, the best medicine is the SEAT Mii.The specialist in homecare services h...

2013-05-22

‘Business as usual’ despite new lease accounting rules, says BVRLA

Leasing and rental will retain their status as essential forms of fleet vehicle finance despite the long-awaited announcement of new lease accounting proposals by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB’s).The Br...

2013-05-22

Marshall Leasing boss becomes BVRLA chairman

Peter Cakebread, managing director of Marshall Leasing, is the new chairman of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).He takes over from Hertz’s Neil Cunningham, who has stepped down after completing his...

2013-05-22

Fleet car policy harmonisation wins over Davidson Holdings

Davidson Holdings, which owns and manages the Cistermiser, Combimate, Keraflo, Salamander and Talon brands in the lightside building products sector, is harmonising its company car policy under a group-wide choice list and ha...

2013-05-22

9% of company drivers are ‘high risk’ reveals new research

A total of 9% of company car, van and HGV drivers on average are ‘high risk’, 68% are ‘medium risk’ and 23% ‘low risk’, according to E-Training World after more than a decade of offering online driver risk assessm...

2013-05-22

SECAmb introduces patients to new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter fleet

Patients across Kent, Surrey and Sussex are now making scheduled visits to hospitals and health centres aboard a state-of-the-art fleet of 85 Mercedes-Benz ambulances.The new patient transport vehicles were commissioned by So...

2013-05-22

Lex Autolease appoints new managing director

Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest provider of fleet management solutions, has appointed Tim Porter as its new managing director.  He joins Lex Autolease from parent company Lloyds Banking Group and replaces Rick Francis,...

2013-05-22

Small fleet operator makes the mark with Van Excellence

Van Excellence, the national accreditation scheme for van operators, has shown that the initiative is not just open to national fleets by signing up a business that operates just six light commercial vehicles.Leighton Buzzard...

2013-05-22

CEMEX wins RoSPA’s new occupational road risk management award

CEMEX UK Operations - Logistics has lifted the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ new MORR (Managing Occupational Road Risk) Technology Trophy in recognition of its use of the latest technology to cut work-relat...

2013-05-22

Carmakers must adopt ‘Apple model’ and get closer to their customers

Carmakers should take a bite out of Apple’s business model and directly engage with customers rather than sticking with an outdated dealer network model.That’s the view of former car company boss Martin Leach who wonders ...

2013-05-22

New traffic courts to be established to ‘fast-track’ motoring offenders

Traffic-light jumpers and speeding motorists are to be dealt with in special traffic courts in a bid to free up time for more serious cases, the Government has announced.About 500,000 motoring cases are heard in Magistrates C...

2013-05-22

Cycle to work rises as users save more than 112,000 tonnes of CO2

Users of the Government-backed Cycle to Work Scheme are cycling a total of 13,222,620 miles per week saving 112,210 tonnes of CO2 in reduced carbon emissions.A total of 67% of participants would commute to work by car if they...

2013-05-22

Fuel prices tumble, but new ‘spike’ is looming

A 3.5p-a-litre fall in the average pump price of petrol since mid April has signalled the end of the third big price swing in 12 months, according to the AA’s latest monthly fuel price report.But, with Tuesday’s Internati...

2013-05-22

City of London Police target fleet efficiencies with help from Jaama

Administration efficiency and substantially improved management reporting that will generate financial savings are some of the benefits that City of London Police says it will obtain from the introduction of Jaama’s Key2 Ve...

2013-05-22

Mercedes and Leasedrive form fleet finance partnership

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has announced that it is to partner Leasedrive for its fleet finance operations from the autumn. Leasedrive will provide support to Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, allowing it to respond wit...

2013-05-22

Government consults on new Dartford crossing to ease congestion

Plans for a new Lower Thames river crossing to reduce congestion and boost growth have been announced by Roads Minister Stephen Hammond.The consultation is the first step in deciding on the location of a new Lower Thames road...

2013-05-22

Winners revealed in 2013 Fleet World Honours

The winners of this year’s Fleet World Honours were revealed at a lunch at the RAC Club in London on Tuesday (May 21). The winning fleet managers, fleet suppliers and motor manufacturers are detailed below:Fleet Manager Awa...

2013-05-22

Demand triples size of Mazda6 corporate demonstrator fleet

Fleet manager and company car driver interest in the all-new emission-busting Mazda6 has led to a tripling of the manufacturer’s corporate demonstrator fleet. There are now a total of 225 Mazda6 vehicles on the manufacturer...

2013-05-24

World's largest free motoring event puts fleet in focus at ACFO seminar

The world’s largest free to visit motoring event - Motorexpo - is putting the focus on corporate motoring for the first time with help from ACFO, the premier organisation for fleet decision-makers.The 18th annual Motorexpo,...

2013-05-29

Plug-in and low emission vehicles in focus at ACFO conference along with tips on cost-cutting strategies

•    Members invited to find out if plug-in vehicles are good for business•    Fleet chiefs told to liaise with leasing companies to curb end-of-contract charges•    Peugeot ...

2013-05-29

Used car prices and conversion rates fall as new market strengthens

The long-time buoyancy of the UK used car market may be slipping as strong new model sales cause a falter in conversion rates with a softening of prices set to follow and a warning that low-emission diesel cars maybe hard to ...

2013-05-29

Ogilvie forecasts fleet growth after securing ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 status

Ogilvie Fleet is confident of winning significant new contracts after achieving ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.The privately-owned vehicle leasing and fleet management company has seen its fleet expand to almost 11,000 ...

2013-05-29

Citroën strengthens G4S relationship with 437 new C1 city cars

Citroën has just delivered 437 C1 VTR models to G4S Utility Services, the UK’s largest supplier of data collection and meter reading services. The C1s have been acquired for a new contract with a major power supplier and w...

2013-05-29

Manheim sees most positive used car market for four years

Conditions in the UK automotive market are the most positive in four years, according to the world’s largest used vehicle wholesaler, Manheim. During the first four months of 2013 the volumes of used vehicles sold through M...

2013-05-29

Employers urged to show greater duty of care to drivers

Employers are being urged to maintain a duty of care or risk falling foul of legislation, following a recent survey of almost 1,000 business drivers.Only 41% of drivers have been given any formal driver training or coaching b...

2013-05-29

Jaguar is top manufacturer with two Skoda cars highly prized in survey

Jaguar is the top manufacturer and Skoda took the top two places in the model rankings with the Superb and the Yeti in the 2013 JD Power customer satisfaction survey.The survey of 16,000 car owners in the UK covers 116 models...

2013-05-29

Benfield Contract Motoring switches to Michelin tyres for longevity

Expanding Benfield Contract Motoring has transformed its tyre policy to focus on whole life costs and is now switching to Michelin. The company, which leases both cars and vans to businesses of all sizes, has started converti...

2013-05-29

Increasing demand for service advisers from fleet sector

There is an increasing level of demand from the fleet sector for experienced dealer service advisers, according to Jobco-op automotive.The technical expertise and customer service skills that they hold make them ideal to fulf...

2013-05-29

Leasedrive celebrates 10th anniversary since management change

Leasedrive, which claims to be the UK’s largest independent privately-owned vehicle management group, celebrated its 10th anniversary this week since the group was established following a buy-in management buyout (BIMBO) tr...

2013-05-29

New Renault Captor obtains five-star Euro NCAP rating

The Renault Captur, the French manufacturer’s new supermini crossover model, has become its latest car to achieve a top five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).The car, which will be in s...

2013-05-29

HMRC publishes new Advisory Fuel Rates

HM Revenue and Customs has published the following Advisory Fuel Rates for the quarter commencing June 1, 2013. Rates for the previous quarter are in brackets.Engine size    Petrol    LPG1400cc o...

2013-05-29

Korean marques Hyundai and Kia target huge new car sales growth

The South Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia are planning on being the biggest players in the UK new car market.Hyundai has joined sibling brand Kia in targeting a top five spot in the sales charts by the end of the decade....

2013-05-29

Car share scheme expands business area in London

Car2go, the car sharing scheme from Daimler and Europcar, will next month (June) expand its business area in London. In December 2012 Car2go launched in two boroughs (Islington and Sutton), the service is now also available i...

2013-05-29

Fleet managers express a positive outlook for the year ahead

A total of 81% of fleet managers expect their fleet to grow over the next year with pool cars the most popular area of existing investment, according to the latest news from Alphabet’s Fleet Management Report (AFMR) 2012.Wh...

2013-05-29

ALD appoints new operations director

LD Automotive UK has appointed former commercial director of Alphabet, Greg Taylor, as its new operations director.Joining the business on Thursday, June 6, Mr Taylor has more than 16 years’ experience within the contract h...

2013-05-29

Drivers warned to be aware of crash risk from deer menace

Drivers are warned to be extra vigilant for at least the next month and a half as the deer menace, which leaves upwards of 11,500 vehicles significantly damaged each year, hits its spring peak, the AA has warned.Between 40,00...

2013-06-07

Ex-Ford man to lead the RAC Foundation

The former chairman of Ford of Britain, Joe Greenwell, has been appointed to lead the RAC Foundation.Mr Greenwell, who has spent his working life in the motor industry, will formally take over the role of chairman at the tran...

2013-06-07

Hitachi Capital signs up to Van Excellence scheme

Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Services has become a recognised Freight Transport Association (FTA) Van Excellence partner.After undertaking an audit to the standards of the Van Excellence Code, which sets demanding expec...

2013-06-07

Iceland enhances home delivery service with Route Monkey

One of the UK’s leading retailers is enhancing its home delivery service, thanks to software from Route Monkey.Iceland is rolling out Route Monkey’s scheduling technology to all of its 800 stores nationwide. Scheduling so...

2013-06-07

FTA conference to tackle new whole vehicle type approval scheme

An overview of the impact of the European Commission’s first Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) scheme will be the subject of the key note address at a special Freight Transport Association (FTA) conference on the issue.T...

2013-06-07

Volkswagen Crafter conversions an excellent investment for NCH

Great residual values, reliability and fuel economy made Volkswagen Crafter Luton-bodied vans the perfect choice for NCH (UK), a provider of industrial maintenance solutions, when selecting a fleet of 10 new vehicles for its ...

2013-06-07

County Contractors continues Renault Fleet update thanks to continued growth

A healthy order book and continued success has led to one of the country’s leading commercial refurbishment contractors taking delivery of its second fleet of Renault vans.County Contractors, based in Weston-super-Mare, has...

2013-06-07

Used car values fall, but market poised for improvement, says CAP

Erosion of used car trade values is slowing and the market shows signs of stabilising, according to Black Book Live, the real-time car valuation trending tool published by CAP Automotive.Research for Black Book Live during Ma...

2013-06-07

Kia recalls 25,000 vehicles over faulty brake light switch

Kia is recalling 25,192 vehicles sold in the UK for the replacement of a possibly faulty brake light switch on a variety of cars built between 2006 and 2011.On-going monitoring of vehicle operations and research and developme...

2013-06-07

SMMT appoints ex-Bentley man as new chief executive

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the organisation representing the UK automotive industry, has appointed Michael Hawes as its new chief executive.He has more than 20 years’ experience in policy and public aff...

2013-06-07

Average selling price remains stable for fleet cars, says Manheim

Demand for ‘retail-ready’ defleeted cars is still strong, according to Manheim’s latest market analysis. The market remained steady during May, with values falling by just £8, or 0.01%, with no change in the average ag...

2013-06-07

Richard Irvin Services’ fleet places largest ever Nissan LCV corporate order

Richard Irvin Services Group (RISG), the Scottish building services and engineering company, has ordered an initial 275 vans in Nissan’s largest corporate LCV deal to date to support its commercial and domestic maintenance ...

2013-06-07

Fleet Operations claims £5m of savings for customers in 12 months

In the last 12 months, a record £5 million worth of savings have been generated by independent fleet vehicle management consultancy Fleet Operations for its clients, it is claimed.The findings from data collated from between...

2013-06-07

Fleet Operations claims £5m of savings for customers in 12 months

In the last 12 months, a record £5 million worth of savings have been generated by independent fleet vehicle management consultancy Fleet Operations for its clients, it is claimed.The findings from data collated from between...

2013-06-07

Government increases fixed penalty notice fines and targets careless drivers

Careless drivers who put other road users at risk face on-the-spot fines with an extension of penalty charge notices to cover a wide range of new offences.In addition, existing fixed penalty levels for most motoring offences ...

2013-06-07

LCV auction values fall, but market remains buoyant, says Manheim

The average value of vans sold at auction dropped by £78 to £4,338 last month compared to April 2013, according to Manheim which, says the company, supports its recent prediction that the market may have hit a glass ceiling...

2013-06-07

ACFO to play key role in reducing death and injury on London’s roads

ACFO is set to play a key role in reducing crashes on London’s roads, as part of the capital’s newly published safety plan.Ambitious plan aims to reduce the number of people killed and injured on London’s roads by 40% -...

2013-06-13

Government and police launch summer drink-drive crackdown

The Government has launched a new drink-drive campaign as the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) revealed plans to carry out extra checks on motorists this month (June).Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond launched a...

2013-06-13

Average values of ex-company cars accelerate close to record high

Average values of ex-fleet and lease cars recovered last month to just below the record level seen in February, according to the latest data from auction giant BCA.Fleet and lease cars averaged £8,804 in May, a rise of £212...

2013-06-13

Ex-fleet LCVS decline in value as operators are warned to review sale strategies

Values in the fleet and lease LCV sector fell from April’s highpoint to £5,942 in May, a decline of £229 (3.7%) but still the second highest value on record, according to BCA.  Performance against CAP fell back by ne...

2013-06-13

Pendragon Contracts launches Mercedes campaign to fleets

Pendragon Contracts is embarking on a campaign to raise greater awareness among fleet managers and customers of the merits of considering a Mercedes fleet.The campaign, launched this month, claims that Mercedes vehicles deliv...

2013-06-13

Hitachi Capital helps streamline Ginsters fuel costs

Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions has teamed up with bodybuilder Solomons to develop a prototype refrigerated box van for Cornwall-based bakery manufacturer Ginsters.The vehicle’s new aerodynamic box body design ...

2013-06-13

Used Mercedes-Benz Sprinters are the pick of the crop for IA Harris

Fruit and vegetable wholesaler IA Harris has turned to a fleet of used Mercedes-Benz vans to distribute produce from its base at London’s New Covent Garden Market. The company runs a fleet of 28 refrigerated Sprinter vans w...

2013-06-13

FTA publishes update to drivers’ handbook

The Freight Transport Association has published an updated edition of its Drivers’ Handbook.The guide was first published by the FTA in the 1960s and is targeted at truck drivers.The FTA says that with an increasing volume ...

2013-06-13

Audi trials new models that can ‘pay their own way’

New technology being piloted by Audi could mean that in the future it won’t be necessary to go through the rigmarole of grabbing a ticket on entry to a car park, keeping that ticket safe until departure and then fumbling fo...

2013-06-13

FTA offers intensive Driver CPC courses for passenger vehicle operators

The Freight Transport Association has highlighted the fact that passenger carrying vehicle (PCV) operators now have just three months to make sure that their professional drivers complete the mandatory 35 hours of approved Dr...

2013-06-13

Britain’s battle-scarred motorists in danger of disappearing down a pothole

Britain’s roads are crumbling into one big pothole and storing up a huge bill for the future, despite nine out of 10 UK motorists feeling they are ‘sitting ducks’ for the Treasury as the Government collects more than £...

2013-06-13

Venson teams with Viezu technologies to remap fleet efficiency

Venson Automotive Solutions has forged a new relationship with vehicle environmental tuning and ECU remapping specialist, Viezu Technologies, to help light commercial vehicle fleets meet their own environmental and cost reduc...

2013-06-13

Isuzu builds fleet business with double deal

Isuzu has secured two significant fleet deals, underlining the increasing appeal of the Isuzu D-Max to fleet buyers across a wide range of sectors.East Anglia-based housing association, Flagship Housing Group, signed a deal f...

2013-06-13

Vehicle Whole life costs are critical basis for company car selection, experts tell ACFO seminar

•    Employees need help to benefit from company car tax system•    Salary sacrifice car schemes ‘complement’ company cars•    Accounting standard change proposals to inf...

2013-06-19

ACFO board elects new Chariman and Deputy Chairman

Retiring chairman Julie Jenner takes on key role working with external agenciesACFO, the leading UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, has appointed a new chairman and deputy chairman.Damian James, head of operati...

2013-06-21

Coldest spring for 50 years puts the chill on convertible values

Auction values for convertibles have failed to warm up with the coldest spring for 50 years taking its toll, according to BCA.Prices for soft tops often follow the same trend as temperatures - as the mercury rises so too do c...

2013-06-21

Furmanite specifies Citroën LCVs once again

Plant and pipeline maintenance specialist Furmanite is again renewing its 100-strong LCV fleet with Citroën vans following a comprehensive assessment process involving six vehicle manufacturers.The deal sees the Kendal-based...

2013-06-21

Ogilvie continues Northern Ireland expansion with office move

Fast-growing Ogilvie Fleet’s expansion in Northern Ireland has continued with the company’s move into new offices.The business, the only privately-owned and operated full service vehicle leasing and fleet management compa...

2013-06-21

European Commission rules mandatory eCall in cars and vans from 2015

Cars and vans will automatically be able to call the emergency services in the event of a serious road crash by October 2015 under proposals adopted by the European Commission.However, motor manufacturer have called the deadl...

2013-06-21

New eCall system poses data challenges for vehicle manufacturers

Motor manufacturers must start preparing for ‘big data issues’ when the new eCall system starts to transmit information on driver behaviour, a telematics specialist has warned.Wunelli, the telematics solutions provider to...

2013-06-21

Chinese manufacturer imports electric cars for fleet use

More than 50 of BYD e6 pure electric cars have arrived in the UK and will be going on trial with a number of fleet operators in the coming months. The right-hand drive cars were offloaded at Southampton docks and are in the p...

2013-06-21

BCA sees LCV market ‘bounce back’ with strongest sale this year

The light commercial vehicle market appears to be bouncing back strongly in June after average values stalled in May, according to auction giant BCA.The company sold 425 vans last Thursday (June 13) at its Blackbushe centre, ...

2013-06-21

Fleet safety award winners revealed

Winners of this year’s Fleet Safety Awards from charity Brake have been revealed.The winners were announced at a gala dinner, sponsored by Arval, and attended by more than 200 guests. The event followed Brake’s annual Fle...

2013-06-21

Vendors urged to keep stock moving amid trend for ‘poor quality’ cars

The poor quality of cars at auction looks set to continue, according to Justin Lane, chairman of the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) as the publication published its latest monthly market report.Trade buyers, he...

2013-06-21

Grey fleet: a black and white issue for leasing companies

Vehicle leasing and fleet management companies need to do more to help their corporate customers manage the risk to their businesses posed by the ‘grey fleet’ - employees that drive their own cars on business - according ...

2013-06-21

Ford vans are the Speedy choice

Ford is supplying 400 new commercial vehicles to Speedy, the UK’s leading provider of equipment rental and support services. The order is worth in excess of £8.6 million and marks an 18-year association between the compani...

2013-06-21

CAP reveals radical transformation of car RV forecasting

CAP is claiming the biggest transformation in quality and transparency for its car residual value forecasting service for more than 20 years with a revamp of its offering.CAP Monitor, which was launched in 1991, is being rech...

2013-06-21

Decision making is less of a grey area with Arval’s new rental calculator

A new rental calculator designed to inform fleet managers as to whether a short-term rental vehicle is a cheaper option than completing a journey with a ‘grey fleet’ vehicle has been launched by Arval.Every week thousands...

2013-06-21

Tracker makes managing fuel costs easier with new technology

Tracker has launched a new fuel card feature within its fleet telematics technology.Fuel Card Integration within Tracker Fleet offers businesses insight into, and control of, their fuel usage and costs to help them make cruci...

2013-06-21

Mazda expands fleet focus with new developments

Mazda is further increasing its fleet focus with growth of its fleet specialist dealer network and expansion of its corporate sales team.Holdcroft Mazda in Stoke-on-Trent and RRG Mazda in Salford, Greater Manchester have beco...

2013-06-21

Bevan opts for Nissan NV400 vans for aftercare fleet

Bevan Group, one of the UK’s leading vehicle bodybuilders, has purchased 20 Nissan NV400 vans for use by its national network of mobile technicians.The fleet of 3.5 tonne GVW front-wheel drive 125 PS NV400s in SE trim will ...

2013-06-21

Step changes in rental team at Hitachi Capital drives business forward

he rental solutions team at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions has experienced two significant step-changes with the deployment of the cloud-based state-of-the-art daily rental system, Fleetondemand and the addition of Kathlee...

2013-06-21

Britain’s road network in crisis and could become unusable

wathes of Britain’s local road network could become unusable should there be more flooding or another severe winter this year, highways bosses have warned.As well as frustrating motorists the nation’s crumbling carriagewa...

2013-06-21

SMMT urges Government to fund Plug-In Car and Van Grants beyond 2015

Continued Government funding for the Plug-In Car and Van Grants beyond 2015 is needed to ensure business and consumer confidence to buy and drive ultra low-emission vehicles in maintained, according to the Society of Motor Ma...

2013-06-27

Reduced fees a possibility with DSA and VOSA merger

Businesses and private motorists have been told they will benefit from the Government’s decision to merge the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and the Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) in 2014 with reduced fees a possib...

2013-06-27

Government consults on new exemptions to Driver CPC

New exemptions to Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) could be announced that will take technicians driving light goods and passenger carrying vehicles outside the scope of the legislation.Both the Freight Tra...

2013-06-27

New Brake reports target management of young drivers at work

Almost a quarter (23%) of respondents to a fleet manager survey did not know what proportion of their vehicle collisions involved a young driver, the most high risk group on Britain’s roads. That, said Brake was concerning ...

2013-06-27

Low and fixed price SMR demand from fleets to increase for ageing vehicles

Demand for low and fixed cost servicing, maintenance and repair among fleets as well as private motorists is predicted to increase.The rising age of the UK car parc means that providers of SMR will need to continue to innovat...

2013-06-27

Fuel prices retain stability, but diesel drivers must shop around

UK drivers have had a month of relatively stable pump prices with petrol and diesel both adding around 1p to the cost of a litre.However, June’s AA Fuel Price Report reveals that retailers have on average this year been cre...

2013-06-27

Cars ‘will become more like robots’ forecasts industry expert

Cars of the future will be more like robots as a result of the population migration to large cities and the impact this will have on driving patterns, former Ford chief technical officer Richard Parry-Jones, who now co-chairs...

2013-06-27

CO2 emissions and fitness for purpose head company car choice criteria

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, fitness for purpose and maximum monthly rental are the top factors used by fleets when setting company car choice lists, according to the latest quarterly Company Car Trends research from GE Ca...

2013-06-27

Science company plugs into electric Nissan Leafs for company car scheme

Royston-based science company Blacktrace Holdings has taken delivery of eight new Nissan Leafs as part of its company car scheme.Blacktrace Holdings is a group of companies who create commercially-viable products from new sci...

2013-06-27

Satellite navigation is number one option for van fleets

The growing pressure by companies to get the most out of their driver and vehicle assets means that satellite navigation has become the top option fitted to a new van, according to the latest round of research released from t...

2013-06-27

Councils and police urged to buy UK-built vehicles by trade union Unite

Local councils and police forces should make every effort to buy UK-built vehicles, a top union leader told the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Unite assistant general secretary for manufacturing Tony ...

2013-07-04

Telematics systems could open the door for car thieves

Weaknesses in vehicle telematics systems due to complex embedded software and the multitude of communication channels could be exploited by vehicle thieves, a new report claims.The study by automotive technology consultancy S...

2013-07-04

Tyre pressure monitoring systems do not replace basic checks, says Michelin

Drivers should not become complacent with tyre pressure checks following the introduction of Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), according to Michelin head of fleet Dave Crinson.The electronic safety device, which became...

2013-07-04

Tattersall selected for wider national fleet role at ATS

Simon Tattersall, previously ATS Euromaster’s head of national truck, has been promoted to a new position which will see him lead the company’s growing portfolio of national fleet business, encompassing its largest car, v...

2013-07-04

LeasePlan enjoy ready to retail sale success at BCA

LeasePlan’s ‘Ready to Retail’ sale at BCA Nottingham recently was a great success with nearly every car on offer sold on the day.The special sale featured 110 hand-picked grade one, two and three cars which were retail ...

2013-07-04

Fiat appoints new commercial director with fleet responsibility

Fiat Group Automobiles UK has appointed of Karl Howkins (41) to the newly created role of commercial director.Reporting to managing director Steve Zanlunghi, Mr Howkins takes over responsibility for developing sales of new ca...

2013-07-04

High mileage does not mean high risk, says safety expert

Companies that categorise their drivers as being high risk, simply due to the number of miles they cover each year, the type of car they drive or the number of points on their licence should think again.Graham Hurdle, managin...

2013-07-04

Two new models achieve top five star Euro NCAP rating

The Honda CR-V and the Citroën C4 Picasso have both achieved the coveted top five star overall crash test rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme. Furthermore, Euro NCAP has revealed two new Euro NCAP Advanced ...

2013-07-04

Renault Captur posts impressive residual value forecast with CAP

Renault is claiming ‘impressive’ residual values for its all new Captur model, which takes on the likes of the Mini Countryman and Peugeot 2008.The crossover model has been given a residual value forecast up to 43% over t...

2013-07-04

Alphabet seeks to ignite EV adoption with launch of AlphaElectric

Vehicle leasing and fleet management specialist Alphabet has unveiled plans to launch AlphaElectric, billed as a ‘completely new solution designed to help businesses assess the suitability of electric vehicles for their fle...

2013-07-04

Government reveals major road improvement plans to get Britain moving

Billions of pounds are to be spent on new transport projects - including new and improved roads - from April 2015.Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced a £600 million increase compared with 2014/15 in the Depa...

2013-07-04

Automotive expert launches new RV consultancy

One of the UK’s foremost automotive market experts, Martin Keighley, has launched a new automotive residual value consultancy.KIS Autodata, part of Keighley Information Services Limited (KIS), is a consultancy specialising ...

2013-07-04

Reduced car and van emission targets move a step closer

New mandatory car and van emission targets have moved a step closer with their introduction slated for 2020.The 95 g/km target by 2020 for average car emissions was retained in a deal agreed by negotiators for the European Pa...

2013-07-04

Road deaths fall to lowest level since records began

The number of people killed on Britain’s roads has fallen to the lowest level since national records began in 1926, according to 2012 casualty figures published by the Department for Transport.The number of people killed in...

2013-07-04

Trade values continue to stabilise in the used car sector, says CAP

Used car values continue to stabilise, with only pockets of downward pressure where supply threatens to exceed demand, according to Black Book Live, the real time trade valuation trending tool published by CAP Automotive.Reta...

2013-07-04

Venson selects RoSPA for driver assessment and training programmes

Venson Automotive Solutions has selected the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) range of driver assessment and training services to add to its portfolio of driver risk management products. Venson awarded...

2013-07-04

Mandatory training for truck drivers can should be improved, says RHA

The Road Haulage Association has launched a review of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC), a European Union-wide mandatory training requirement that came into force almost four years ago. It is clear that ...

2013-07-04

Van owners are running corporate manslaughter risk, says insurer

Five year’s on from the introduction of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, AXA Business Insurance has warned that many businesses using vans are not following the most basic of steps to protect themselve...

2013-07-04

RAC wins British Gas contract for new Repair Management Service

The RAC has announced a major new five-year contract to provide repair management services for the British Gas operational fleet across the UK.The RAC won the bid to take care of the 15,000-strong British Gas fleet following ...

2013-07-04

Council expands hybrid fleet with 29 vans

Islington Council has purchased a further 29 hybrid vans that will lower its greenhouse gas emissions and fuel bills.The investment means that Islington now owns 37 hybrid vans - the largest local authority fleet of hybrid li...

2013-07-04

Your Housing Group introduce Lex car scheme for employees

All permanent employees at Your Housing Group will now be eligible to join a new tax efficient car scheme introduced by the housing group in association with Lex Autolease. The salary sacrifice car scheme provides Your Housin...

2013-07-04

Brake publishes guidance on sustainable travel plans for employers

Road safety charity Brake has published guidance for employers on how and why to develop and implement sustainable travel plans. The best practice report, produced as part of Brake’s campaign to help organisations save live...

2013-07-04

Citroën launches new LCV ‘Upgrade to Business Class’ package

All new Citroën LCVs registered from July 1 can now be specified with a new ‘Upgrade to Business Class’ package.The initiatives, which is targeted at SMEs and excludes national fleet customers as defined by Citroën UK L...

2013-07-04

Decade of wet summers reinforces tyre safety message

The Met Office’s gloomy outlook for a decade of dismally wet summers has prompted TyreSafe, the UK’s leading tyre safety organisation, to warn that adequate tyre tread depth is more important than ever.The gloomy outlook ...

2013-07-04

Hitachi Capital adopts 1link for larger commercial vehicles and plant

Hitachi Capital has become the first fleet solutions supplier to adopt the industry standard 1link Service Network service and maintenance platform for larger commercial vehicles.The move has allowed Hitachi Capital Commercia...

2013-07-04

Father and son haulage firm owners sentenced for manslaughter of driver

A father and son have been sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison at St. Albans Crown Court after being found guilty of the manslaughter - on the basis of gross negligence - of a driver employed at their haulage firm.Adri...

2013-07-04

Salary sacrifice ‘not a priority’ for sub-100 vehicle fleets

Businesses with fleets of less than 100 company cars are turning their backs on salary sacrifice, according to a survey by independent contract hire specialist Grosvenor Contracts.When asked how likely they were to implement ...

2013-07-04

Toyota recalls 5,000 UK Yaris and Verso-S models for power steering correction

Toyota is recalling 5,409 UK-registered third-generation Yaris and Verso-S mini MPV models built between November 2010 and March 2012.Worldwide the issue affects approximately 174,000 vehicles which have been diagnosed with a...

2013-07-04

Fleet chiefs incentivised to attend Jaama’s management essentials seminars

Fleet decision-makers are being incentivised to attend Jaama’s popular one-day Fleet Management Essentials seminars in the autumn.The seminars, hosted by the fleet management software and occupational road safety specialist...

2013-07-08

New research highlights how drivers face motorway ‘rip-off’

Motorway service areas are charging up to four times the high street price for basic food and drinks, according to research conducted by road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). Essentials such as a 500...

2013-07-10

Running costs, safety and fuel will continue to dominate next year in fleet

Running costs, safety and fuel will continue to dominate decision making during the next 12 months in the fleet sector, new research shows.The finding comes from the latest quarterly Company Car Trends research from GE Capita...

2013-07-10

Used car values remain strong, says BCA

Used car values year-on-year increased by 17.3% in June 2013, according to latest data from auction giant BCA.In particular, BCA reports that demand from professional buyers remains strong for the best retail-ready vehicles i...

2013-07-10

Safer cars add to risk of driver distraction

A potential conflict of interest is looming between the advanced driver aids which are making cars less likely to be involved in an accident, and the sophisticated infotainment and connectivity features which threaten to dist...

2013-07-10

Drivers urged to undertake weekly oil checks to protect engine performance

Drivers should make inspecting their engine oil part of a weekly motoring routine, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and Mobil 1.A failure to keep oil levels topped up will lead to increased engine wear, ...

2013-07-10

National Windscreens secures solus MoD fleet contract

National Windscreens has been named the sole supplier by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for all direct repair/replacement of windscreens and bodyglass requirements.The contract covers a varied range of light and heavy logistic...

2013-07-10

Arnold Clark Vehicle Management extends Michelin tyre contract

One of the UK’s largest independent contract hire and leasing companies, Arnold Clark Vehicle Management, has renewed its Michelin tyre policy until 2015 - a deal likely to see 25,000 replacement tyres fitted per year. The ...

2013-07-10

Government sets out proposals to tackle drug-driving menace

The Government is proposing to take a zero-tolerance approach to drug-driving with plans revealed to make it easier to prosecute offenders.In January 2012 the Government announced that it would be introducing a new offence of...

2013-07-10

FairFuel campaigners to rally for oil pricing inquiry

A petition calling for a full and transparent inquiry into oil pricing is to be handed into the Office of Fair Trading on Monday (July 15).The FairFuelUK petition contains over 30,000 signatures from campaign supporters colle...

2013-07-10

Automotive industry rallies to drive up fuel efficiency and drive down costs

The automotive industry has started a drive to help UK motorists save more than £6.8 billion each year through driving more efficiently. Six of the UK’s leading automotive bodies claim that official European mpg (fuel effi...

2013-07-10

Fleets need to get pro-active about fuel management

The leasing and vehicle management industry is missing out on an opportunity to retain customers because it isn’t doing enough to help fleet operators manage steadily rising fuel costs, according to Simon West-Oliver, direc...

2013-07-10

Jaama makes changes at the top

Fast-growing fleet software company Jaama has cemented its strategy for further expansion with the promotion of Martin Evans to managing director replacing Jason Francis, who moves to the newly created position of chief execu...

2013-07-10

Average ex-fleet car selling price reaches 2013 high, reports Manheim

The average selling price of ex-fleet cars has reached a 2013 high of £7,368 - a dramatic increase in the year-on-year value, which rose by £669, or 10%, for the period of June 2012 to June 2013, according to Manheim’s la...

2013-07-10

Average van selling price plateaus but market remains strong, says Manheim

The average value of vans sold by Manheim in June was 3.4% higher year-on-year, despite average age being one month higher and mileage increasing by 683 miles.Latest market analysis figures from Manheim show that, despite a t...

2013-07-10

Workshops becoming ‘key cost battleground’ for blue light fleets, says Chevin

Workshops are becoming the main area where blue light fleets are working to cope with the reduced budgets prompted by Government austerity measures.That’s the view of fleet management software specialist Chevin Fleet Soluti...

2013-07-10

LCV corporate van values close to record levels

Values of ex-fleet and lease light commercial vehicles sold by auction giant BCA reached their second highest level on record last month.Sector values rose £31 last month to £5,973, a rise of 0.5% compared to May and just b...

2013-07-10

Venson invests in FTA van training for staff

Venson Automotive Solutions is continuing to invest in the development of key staff with a van operators ‘Certificate of Excellence’ training programme run by the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The course is based u...

2013-07-10

Businesses urged to make transport changes in £30bn London roads vision

A £30 billion, 20-year transformation of London’s roads has been revealed that includes businesses making changes to the way they operate.“Re-moding, re-timing and reducing journeys” where possible and encouraging peop...

2013-07-17

IAA joins FTA’s Van Excellence Scheme

The Independent Ambulance Association (IAA) has joined the Freight Transport Association (FTA) managed Van Excellence programme.Van Excellence, the national accreditation scheme for van operators, was launched in 2010. The sc...

2013-07-17

Vehicle emission measurements to go beyond current levels, says LowCVP

The introduction of new energy technologies in road transport will mean that the current tailpipe measures of the climate impact of vehicles will become increasingly inadequate in future, it is claimed.The Low Carbon Vehicle ...

2013-07-17

Renault ready to play the long game over EV sales

Renault says it might have to be as patient in trying to establish electric cars on the market as Toyota was over the introduction of hybrids.“You only have to look at sales of the [Toyota] Prius in the beginning,” said B...

2013-07-17

Sterling crash to hit fuel pump prices

Petrol pump prices could reach 140p per litre on average with diesel rising to 144p per litre in the coming weeks following a slump in the value of the Pound against the Dollar.The unexpected crash in the exchange rate for th...

2013-07-17

Asda drives down its hire car costs with Zenith

Supermarket Asda has significantly reduced its hire car costs by working with Zenith to tighten up its vehicle hire booking process, policy and authorisation process.Vehicle hire costs can be significantly reduced through max...

2013-07-17

Toll booths to be removed at Dartford Crossing

Toll booths at the Dartford-Thurrock River Thames Crossing are to be removed with the introduction of a ‘free-flow’ charging arrangement next year.Designed to ease congestion and improve traffic flow, the move follows two...

2013-07-17

Costa Express selects Tracker telematics to optimise fleet efficiency

Costa Express has invested in Tracker’s telematics solutions as part of a fleet optimisation and expansion plan.Having initially worked with Tracker in 2008/9, Costa realised it would need assistance from the company to man...

2013-07-17

Government pledges company car tax incentives for ultra low emission vehicles

The Government has pledged to continue supporting corporate demand for ultra low emission company cars with benefit-in-kind tax incentives until 2020 or until the early market is fully established.The pledge was contained in ...

2013-07-17

Growing fleet support for vehicle safety recall system

ReCare, the free-to-use online vehicle safety recall system, is gaining rapid adoption within the fleet sector, with around 20 leasing companies, several major daily rental operators and a number of large corporate fleets sig...

2013-07-17

RAC utilises ultimate diagnostic capability to deliver more roadside fixes

The RAC has made a £6 million investment to equip its 1,700 plus patrols with the very latest mobile technology to fix more of its members at the roadside even faster with its new state-of-the-art diagnostic system backed up...

2013-07-17

Telematics delivers significant savings for Morelli

Automotive repair business the Morelli Group has been making significant cost and efficiency savings through using ALD Automotive’s ProFleet2 Premium Plus telematics solution.The Morelli Group is the largest automotive refi...

2013-07-17

FairFuel price campaigners call for Parliamentary enquiry

A call for a Parliamentary enquiry into oil prices has been made by campaign group FairFuel UK.The group, led by spokesman Quentin Willson and backed by Robert Halfon MP with four other MPs, this week handed in a 32,000-name ...

2013-07-17

Cobra launches new asset control product range for vehicle fleets

Cobra UK has launched Cobra Asset Control, three new products for the fleet vehicle tracking market.Utilising experience gained from being at the forefront of developing Stolen Vehicle Tracking (SVT) and black box telematics ...

2013-07-17

Government to invest £28bn in improving road network and electric vehicles

The Government is to spend an additional £28 billion on improving England’s road network - including £12bn for road maintenance and resurfacing - with £500 million also being spent on electric vehicles.The national netwo...

2013-07-17

Hyundai set to have hydrogen cars in UK this year

Around 15 of Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell ix35 cars could be operating in London by the end of this year, and 40 or more by the close of 2014Through initiatives being taken not only in the capital but across the country, th...

2013-07-17

Employers urged to ‘tune in’ for Road Safety Week 2013

Employers, especially those with staff who drive for work, are being urged to sign up now to take part in this year’s national Road Safety Week, for a free action pack to help them promote life-saving messages to staff and ...

2013-07-17

LCV vendors praised for take a flexible approach to remarketing

Light commercial vehicle vendors and trade buyers have been praised for adopting a flexible remarketing and buying approach that has enabled supply and demand to be kept in balance.Alex Wright, chairman of the National Associ...

2013-07-17

Tyre safety key to motorway progress

Keep tyres in check to help stay safe on the  motorways is the message from the Institute of Advanced Motorists after a total of 3,852 tyre-related incidents were reported on England’s motorways between April and the e...

2013-07-17

Booking Opens For 30th Anniversary ACFO Awards Dinner

Table bookings are now open for the prestigious 2013 ACFO Awards Dinner to be held on Wednesday, 6th November 2013.This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Awards and the fourth year of the event in its present format, whi...

2013-07-19

Brake publishes new guide for fleets on cash benefits of managing road risk

New guidance for fleet managers on the financial benefits of managing road risk has been published by road safety charity BrakeThe best practice report, sponsored by driver behaviour management company GreenRoad, has been pro...

2013-07-25

Public and private fleets to lease world’s first full production fuel cell cars

Emission-free hydrogen powered vehicles will soon be leased to key public and private fleet users in London.It is the intention that five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell models - the first production fuel cell cars in the world - will...

2013-07-25

Ogilvie Fleet director Nick Hardy joins group board

Ogilvie Fleet sales and marketing director Nick Hardy has been promoted to the board of parent company Ogilvie Group.Mr Hardy, who joined Ogilvie Fleet six years ago and has been sales and marketing director for five years, i...

2013-07-25

Kwik Fit issues LCV fleet maintenance reminder as VOSA clamps down

Kwik Fit is reminding fleet operators of the importance of maintaining light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in tip-top condition in the light of a crackdown by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) on vans that defy the...

2013-07-25

Fiat’s growth potential ‘lies with fleet sales’

Growth in fleet sales is the target for Fiat Group Automobiles’ recently appointed UK commercial director Karl Howkins.He has joined Fiat after a 25-year career with General Motors and told Headlineauto: “I like a challen...

2013-07-25

Stay pumped up in the heatwave to avoid tyre failures

As the heatwave continues ahead of the great summer get-away, drivers are being reminded about the need to make sure their tyres are properly inflated, to avoid temperature induced tyre failures.When tyres are under-inflated,...

2013-07-25

Fuel prices set to soar by 5p a litre

Fuel prices could rise by around 5p a litre over the coming weeks as soaring wholesale prices filter through to the pumps, the AA has warned.A $100-a-tonne increase in the cost of petrol across NW Europe, combined with a weak...

2013-07-25

Allstar and AA launch pay-as-you-use breakdown partnership

Fuel card provider AllStar has joined forces with the AA to launch a new breakdown and fuel assist partnership service to all existing and new customers. Launched under the Allstar Plus name, the tie-up sees the automati...

2013-07-25

Brake conference to tackle driver impairment

Driving while impaired, whether through fatigue, poor eyesight or the influence of alcohol or drugs, is highly risky behaviour which results all too frequently in death and serious injury.Now road safety charity Brake is urgi...

2013-07-25

Workshop explores greater Government and fleet industry co-operation

The vehicle rental and leasing sector is a powerful ally in delivering the Government’s transport and emissions targets.That was one of the conclusions of a workshop hosted by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Associat...

2013-07-25

Changes to first vehicle registration and tax disc issuing introduced

A wide range of new measures came into effect this week (July 22) impacting on how fleets register and tax vehicles as the Government continues its programme of ‘modernising DVLA services’.ACFO, along with a range of othe...

2013-07-25

Europcar launches Business Connect for SMEs

Europcar says it is aiming to give small businesses access to many of the vehicle hire services usually just available to higher volume users with the launch of Business Connect.The rental giant says the new service gives loc...

2013-07-25

New Personal Group outsourcing deal for GE Capital

Employee benefits and financial services specialist Personal Group has awarded a new deal to outsource all of its fleet operations to GE Capital’s Fleet Services division.The Milton Keynes-based company is moving from an ou...

2013-07-25

Fleets may be suffering from “app fatigue”, says Chevin

Fleets may be suffering from “app fatigue” with hundreds of specialist apps on offer to them but too few offering really useful functionality.That’s the claim of fleet management software specialist Chevin Fleet Solutio...

2013-07-25

Manheim’s LCV team is ‘top of the van class’

Auction giant Manheim has scored an industry first as the only commercial vehicle remarketing specialist to send its staff ‘back to college’ to achieve the Certificate of Excellence in Van Operations. The course was tailo...

2013-07-25

Driverless cars are a decade away, says motor industry executive

At could be another 10 years before driverless cars take to the roads even though the technology is already available, according to long-time motor industry executive Martin Leach.The former Ford and Mazda executive who is no...

2013-08-02

Flexible working and shift to out-of-hours deliveries should be Olympic legacy

More flexible working and a shift to out-of-hours deliveries should be the transport legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games, according to a new report.Transport for London (TfL) says that in the build up to the Games and dur...

2013-08-02

Hitachi Capital issues reminder to safe fitting of company car towbars

The start of the annual summer holiday season has prompted Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions to warn of the dangers of not fitting a manufacturer approved vehicle specific wiring harness to a company car when having a towbar ...

2013-08-02

Fleets risk soaring costs by ignoring total cost of ownership data

Businesses focused more on the up-front cost of their vehicles than the total cost of ownership are likely to be making some below par decisions, according to vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval.The annual Corp...

2013-08-02

Companies fail to tackle driver behaviour in safety crusade

Many businesses are failing to tackle on-road driver behaviour despite operating the safest and most efficient vehicles ever.As a result, leasing and fleet management company Arval says that “it’s no good selecting the ri...

2013-08-02

Fleets ignore RV protection by failing to opt for contract hire

Protection against residual value risk is one of the key reasons for thousands of companies across the UK to opt for contract hire as their funding mechanism, but many companies choose alternative routes.That, suggests indepe...

2013-08-02

Businesses welcome new vehicle technologies

Despite barriers to the take-up of new vehicle technologies - in particular pure electric vehicles - growing numbers of UK businesses are positive about introducing them onto their fleets; and in some cases are willing to pay...

2013-08-02

Fleet chiefs predict growth despite cost pressures

Fleet operators are under significant pressure to cut costs in continuing challenging economic conditions, but those in larger companies are positive about growth this year according to new research.The independent research f...

2013-08-02

Practicality not principle drive fleets along the ‘green’ route

Practicality rather than principle is driving fleet environment performance with improvements being led by Government policy at many different levels, according to research from the Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO) Baromet...

2013-08-02

CYC claims world leadership with launch of first EV charge point app

A mobile phone app allowing users to find electric vehicle charge points, plan a route, start and stop a session and, uniquely, pay for a charge at all app-ready charge points across the growing Charge Your Car (CYC) national...

2013-08-02

Suzuki eyes fleet growth as sales soar

Suzuki is targeting fleet sales growth after reporting a 34% sales increase in the first half of this year that has catapulted the company into the UK top 20, ahead of Volvo and Mazda and nibbling at the heels of Renault.That...

2013-08-02

Rental industry needs clarity on Driver CPC requirements, says BVRLA

The UK vehicle rental and leasing industry is asking the Department for Transport to officially confirm that it will relax the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) requirements for staff.The Government i...

2013-08-02

Used car market maintains momentum in the face of new car sales push

Sales activity in the used car market is maintaining momentum and preventing severe erosion of trade values, despite the on-going push for new car registrations, according to CAP’s Black Book Live.In July trade values fell ...

2013-08-02

Ogilvie cements its business excellence with IIP silver standard accreditation

Ogilvie Fleet is hoping to win new business and attract more talented employees after becoming one of the first organisations in the corporate vehicle sector to gain Investors in People Silver Standard.Many businesses achieve...

2013-08-02

T-cards and spreadsheets no longer sufficient for van compliance, says epyx

Traditional methods of tracking van service and maintenance are probably insufficient in the light of recent comments from the Vehicle Operator and Service Agency (VOSA) stating its determination to drive up standards in the ...

2013-08-02

Tighter rules and better data needed on whiplash claims, say MPs

Britain is known as the “whiplash capital of the world” and now MPs say it is time to get tough with claimants without demonising people genuinely suffering from the road crash sustained injury.Ministers should consider r...

2013-08-02

Pertemps tackles driver licence checking successfully with Jaama service

One of the UK’s largest recruitment agencies, Pertemps, is using Jaama’s electronic driver entitlement checking service (EDECS) to verify the licences of 1,000 employees and thousands of agency drivers, including HGV Clas...

2013-08-02

New Chevin app allows sophisticated data gathering on the move

A new app being launched by Chevin Fleet Solutions later this quarter will allow a wide variety of data gathering on the move - covering both fleet and almost any conceivable workflow process, it is claimed.FleetWave Mobile i...

2013-08-02

Vmoves launches vehicle status checking app for fleets

Vmoves has launched what it claims is an industry first - a smartphone application designed to rapidly speed up the process for fleet customers to check the status report on the inspection of their vehicles.The UK-based vehic...

2013-08-02

Government funding for a wave of new electric vehicle chargepoints

Millions of pounds is being made available to dozens of local authorities, NHS trusts and train operators to provide electric vehicle charging points on their property and town and city streets.In February the Government anno...

2013-08-02

Fleet Hero Awards 2013

The 2013 Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Awards launched in July, beginning the search to find England’s green fleet champions. Applications are invited from organisations of all sizes, across all sectors, operating fleets i...

2013-08-06

Online Fleet Health Check

Need to reduce transport costs and carbon emissions?  The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has launched a free Fleet Health Check to provide you with a transport carbon footprint and recommendations for next steps to help your ...

2013-08-06

Strong corporate new car demand results in SMMT raising 2013 sales forecast

Strong new car demand – including from fleets and small businesses – has led to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) raising its forecast for 2013 registrations.Registrations across the fleet, small busin...

2013-08-07

Shock new figures highlight need for drivers to tow safely

Drivers are being reminded to ensure their vehicles and trailers are road worthy as they take to the roads this summer. The warning from the Institute of Advanced Motorists came as figures from the Highways Agency revealed th...

2013-08-07

High spec vans rise in value as they become conversion target

Companies investing in high spec vans are seeing a positive return at sale time as vehicles become a favourite for conversion into a camper van, it is claimed.The camper van revolution is growing at such a rate that motorists...

2013-08-07

SSE reports huge interest in new salary sacrifice scheme

SSE, one of the UK’s largest energy suppliers, has reported massive initial interest in its new salary sacrifice scheme launched with the support of leading fleet management services provider Lex Autolease.The FTSE-listed b...

2013-08-07

Campaign calls on drivers to sharpen eyesight as many fail to get tested

A new campaign is urging all drivers to sharpen up their act by getting their eyesight tested every two years to ensure their vision meets legal standards and they aren’t putting other road users in danger. The campaign by ...

2013-08-07

Ford Transit earns 44-year vote of confidence from Autoglass

Autoglass has extended its 44-year association with Ford by taking delivery of almost 100 new Transit Custom vans. The UK’s leading vehicle glass repair and replacement company, which serves more than one million motorists ...

2013-08-07

Volkswagen Group appoints new managing director

Paul Willcox has been appointed managing director of Volkswagen Group (UK), taking over from Simon Thomas who leaves the UK on September 1 to take up a global marketing role.Mr Willcox (49) joins the business on September 16 ...

2013-08-07

Cars target for cyber criminals who could remotely control a vehicle

Cars are now a genuine target for cyber criminals and it is possible for attackers to gain control of a vehicle while it is in motion, with disastrous consequences, it is claimed.Alex Fidgen, director at IT security company M...

2013-08-07

Kwik Fit realigns brake parts pricing policy to save fleets money

Kwik Fit has introduced a new replacement brake parts pricing strategy to give added value for money and increased cost transparency to fleet operators.All brake pads and discs for a manufacturer’s individual car and light ...

2013-08-07

Market for ex-company cars remains strong, despite slight decline in values

Prices of defleeted company cars fell in July, as the age and mileage of vehicles rose slightly, according to Manheim’s latest monthly barometer of auction hall activity. Despite falling by an average of £377 (5.1%) compar...

2013-08-07

Ogilvie Fleet wins plaudits for new approach to end of contract damage charges

A unique approach to tackling frequently contentious end-of-contract damage charges on leased vehicles has been introduced by Ogilvie Fleet and won glowing praise from customers.Ogilvie Fleet operates a total transparency pol...

2013-08-07

CVM Group signs up to use 1link Service Network to manage SMR

Car and van leasing specialist CVM Group has become the latest fleet to adopt 1link Service Network.The Hampshire-based fleet management company, which serves the SME market, will use the industry standard e-commerce platform...

2013-08-07

Lex Autolease delivers 100th electric vehicle

Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest fleet management company, has reached a milestone in the provision of alternative fuel vehicles with the delivery of its 100th plug in electric vehicle.  The vehicle is one of five Renau...

2013-08-07

Van values dip at Manheim as average age and mileage rises

Used van values fell £273 last month to an average £4,062 as average age and mileage of vehicles going under the hammer at Manheim increased.Nevertheless, despite the monthly fall, average LCV values were £85 (2.1%) higher...

2013-08-07

Online pool car and van key locker module introduced by Chevin

An innovative new online module has been introduced by Chevin Fleet Solutions that claims to offer a simple solution to pool car and van key issues.For fleets that operate pool vehicles, it allows drivers to book a car or van...

2013-08-07

LeasePlan offers a clearer road ahead with telematics launch

A new telematics product, powered by RAC technology, has been launched by leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company LeasePlan. Called LeasePlan Telematics, it provides driver data which can be used to improve ...

2013-08-07

Alphabet adds an electric vehicle to its AlphaCity fleet

Alphabet has added an electric vehicle to its in-house fleet of AlphaCity vehicles. The business mobility solutions provider is trialling the BMW Active E within its Corporate CarSharing solution AlphaCity.The electric car jo...

2013-08-07

ACFO Welcomes tougher mototing fines but wants more Police on the roads

New moves by the Government to promote safer driving have been welcomed by ACFO, but the organisation is concerned that the introduction of new offences and tougher fines will prove difficult to enforce due to a shortage of t...

2013-08-14

Liberal Democrats promote plans for only ultra-low carbon cars on UK roads

Ultra-low emission vehicles, which would include electric and hybrid cars but exclude those carrying freight, could be the only ones allowed on the UK’s roads by 2040 under proposals put forward by the Liberal Democrats.The...

2013-08-15

Hitachi launches app to meet grey fleet and end of life vehicle damage challenges

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions has launched a mobile solution comprising two apps that offer unique features to help companies address their ‘grey fleet’ and end of life damage challenges and ultimately save money.The ...

2013-08-15

Vendors told to ‘value used cars realistically’

Vendors have been reminded of the importance of valuing used cars realistically with prices declining and an influx of stock due in the coming weeks with the September registration plate change.Auction giant BCA reports that ...

2013-08-15

CPC driver training exemption set to cut costs and bureaucracy

A rule forcing mechanics to pay for professional driver training is to be abolished saving UK businesses £29 million, Roads Minister Stephen Hammond has announced.Under current European rules, anyone who drives HGVs or buses...

2013-08-15

New Mercedes-Benz service app launches online booking

Mercedes-Benz has enhanced its service app with a feature to allow customers to find a preferred retailer, arrange a vehicle service, see clear and transparent pricing, and complete the booking, all in real timeThe service ap...

2013-08-15

EEG expands Mercedes fleet with new Sprinters

Unbeatable reliability and excellent dealer back-up meant that when drain maintenance specialist EEG needed a new fleet of 5.0-tonne vans, it turned once again to the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.The company’s 17 new Sprinter 513...

2013-08-15

Company car drivers to benefit from Mazda6 free navigation upgrade

Fleet and company car driver demand for the multi award-winning all-new Mazda6 is expected to increase even further with the launch of a free navigation (Nav) model upgrade campaign.The cost of upgrading from a standard all-n...

2013-08-15

Digital radio now standard in 40% of new cars

More than 40% of new cars registered in July were fitted with digital radio as standard, according to data from CAP Motor Research and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.The figure equates to more than 95,000 digi...

2013-08-15

Name change for Bristol-based National Mobile Windscreens

Bristol-based National Mobile Windscreens has completed an extensive rebranding exercise with its entire network throughout the South and West of England now operating under the National Windscreens banner.The rebranding proj...

2013-08-15

Manheim’s commercial vehicle centres win mark of approval

Manheim’s three dedicated commercial vehicle auction centres are the first in the industry to gain the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) ServiceMark site accreditation. The centres at Gloucester, Haydock and Leeds, join M...

2013-08-15

LCV values remain well ahead year on year, says BCA

Values for ex-fleet and lease vans fell £171 in July to £5,782, a fall of 3.1% compared to June, but prices remain well ahead of last year, according to latest data from auction giant BCA.Year-on-year values remain well ahe...

2013-08-15

Van Excellence conference heads to Scotland

The Freight Transport Association’s next Van Excellence Conference is taking place at Dunblane in Scotland on Tuesday, October 29.The ‘must attend’ event for anyone operating vans or involved in the van industry - is th...

2013-08-15

New image upload feature from epyx aids fleet compliance

A new document and image upload feature has been added to epyx’s 1link Service Network e-commerce platform, offering benefits for fleets and their suppliers.It allows suppliers to add pictures of vehicles or scans of docume...

2013-08-15

Jobco-op Automotive expands into new, larger offices

Online motor industry recruitment specialist Jobco-op Automotive has expanded into new offices a year after the company launched.Remaining in the centrally located town of Castle Donington in Leicestershire, the business has ...

2013-08-15

Zenith launches new fleet greenhouse gas emissions reporting tool

Zenith has created a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting tool to help its customers report on emissions and comply with new reporting regulations coming into force in October.  Zenith’s GHG tool has been designed ...

2013-08-15

UK’s top 10 essential company car features identified

The top 10 essential company car features have been identified in an article by UK car buying guide Parkers.The publication says that as cars become more technology-laden with the introduction of each new model, some features...

2013-08-15

CV customers get free brake fluid change and visual health check at VW

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is offering customers a free brake fluid change, worth £40, when they replace their vehicle’s brakes.  The offer, available as part of Volkswagen’s national fixed-price brake campaign,...

2013-08-15

Driver CPC qualification countdown has started, warns FTA

There are just four weeks to go until the deadline for completion of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training for passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs) and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has advised ...

2013-08-15

Venson launches fleet tax guide

Venson Automotive Solutions has launched a Fleet Tax Guide to help customers access up-to-date tax tables, calculate the tax on company cars and employer provided fuel, and provide easy to understand definitions to commonly u...

2013-08-15

Motorists risk fines by not doing their homework before driving in Europe

A fifth of British motorists (20%) heading for the summer sun risk breaking the law in Europe because they have not researched the rules of the road before they travel, according to a new RAC study.With more than three millio...

2013-08-15

Ogilvie Fleet technology helps businesses to forecast and cut carbon footprint

Driving down vehicle CO2 emissions is a rising concern for many businesses and Ogilvie Fleet’s carbon reporting system enables organisations to automatically cap company car choice lists at a predetermined figure and projec...

2013-08-20

Hitachi Capital branches out with RBS Group

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions is partnering with RBS Group in a unique contract to help communities in remote and rural locations meet their banking and financial needs.For the last 65 years, RBS Group has been running a ...

2013-08-20

FMG and Tusker extend partnership with incident management service

Fleet optimisation specialist FMG has signed a deal to provide incident management services for Tusker’s specialist salary sacrifice customers and drivers. The contract will initially cover over 6,000 vehicles from more tha...

2013-08-20

Scorching summer fuel prices set to cool, says AA

A surge in UK petrol pump prices, adding on average 3p a litre cost since June, shows signs of falling away, according to the AA.Having hit a peak of 137.61p a litre earlier this month, forecourt prices have dipped slightly i...

2013-08-20

New Jaama fleet management essentials seminar dates revealed

The fleet industry continues to evolve, and to help decision-makers keep abreast of industry developments Jaama is hosting four more of its one-day Fleet Management Essentials seminars in the autumn.And there is a special inc...

2013-08-20

TomTom technology helps Scotia Gas Networks hit regulatory targets

Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) is using TomTom fleet management to ensure it hits strict industry service level agreements (SLAs). The utilities giant - which supplies gas to 5.8 million customers and includes subsidiaries Souther...

2013-08-20

Brake report urges fleet managers to monitor speed and protect vulnerable road users

Brake, the road safety charity, has published a new report for fleet managers on driver speed, as part of its campaign to help organisations save lives, money and the environment by improving fleet safety.The report includes ...

2013-08-20

Renault ZOE wins Green category in 2013 BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards “The Techies”

Renault’s star electric supermini ZOE is glowing after being named the most environmentally friendly fleet motor in the business.The well-established ‘Techies’ are the only awards in the industry that reward technologic...

2013-08-21

Volvo claims Best Car Safety system award in 2013 ‘Techies' awards with Cyclist Detection system

Volvo Car UK has earned industry recognition for their revolutionary Cyclist Detection system after winning the Best Car Safety System award at the 2013 BusinessCar Fleet Technology awards - the Techies. The success is ...

2013-08-21

Hitachi Capital wins Best Daily Rental System and Best App categories 2013 BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards “The Techies”

Hitachi Capital has plenty of reason to celebrate after winning two awards at the 2013 BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards – the Techies. Hitachi Capital was awarded the top prize in both the Best Daily Rental System an...

2013-08-21

TRACKER & SHB Hire Ltd enhance partnership

Specialist vehicle hire and fleet management company, SHB Hire Ltd, has joined forces with leading vehicle tracking provider, TRACKER, to provide their fleet customers with a one-stop solution for vehicle provision, fleet man...

2013-08-21

Used car market goes from strength to strength as sales soar, says CAP

A summer of soaring used car sales continued last month, according to the latest research by CAP Automotive, the car information experts.Ever-increasing demand from motorists has put a smile on the faces of independent used c...

2013-08-21

Škoda UK fuels fleet team with key new appointments

Škoda UK has today announced the appointment of Patrick McGillycuddy as Head of Fleet. McGillycuddy joins the brand from Vauxhall where he held the role of National Corporate Sales Manager.McGillycuddy's new position will se...

2013-08-29

Uncertainty over start of French HGV tax scheme

The scheduled introduction of a French tax on trucks on 1 October has been cast into doubt as a result of delays in the administration of the scheme.It was originally scheduled to take effect from 1 July 2013.The company resp...

2013-08-29

Hyundai bolsters fleet operations with three new appointments

Hyundai  announces the appointment of three new members to its newly restructured Fleet sales team - two of which feature in all-new job roles for the brand.Gareth Thomas joins Hyundai, taking up the newly created positi...

2013-08-29

Total Accident Management ‘claims portal’ goes live

Total Accident Management has gone live with a state-of-the-art online web portal designed to streamline the accident reporting and repair process for its customers.The Claims Portal, designed for SME and grey fleet retail cl...

2013-08-29

Out of date maps cause one in three uk drivers to arrive late

New research from TomTom shows that drivers in the UK continue to drive with out-of-date maps, causing them to be late on a regular basis.  From weddings to funerals to job interviews, more than one in three driver...

2013-08-29

Company Cars Should Unite – Not Divide, Says Marshall Leasing

Company cars touch many areas of businesses today. Once seen as a commodity that only needed financial consideration, now they often involve the time and attention of managers across multiple teams and departments. This can q...

2013-08-29

FLA response to BDRC report

Today’s BDRC Finance Report, which highlights that business sentiment is at its most positive since the survey’s inception, echoes findings from the Finance & Leasing Association’s (FLA) recent Asset Finance Confide...

2013-08-29

UK economy threatened by rising oil prices

At a time when the UK economy is at last seeing positive signs of recovery, we are now at risk of being faced with high fuel prices as a result of the current tension in the Middle East. Commentators have observed that despit...

2013-08-29

More Commitment is needed to improve road conditions

Councils need to commit to long term funding to see progress with the UK’s pothole crisis, according to road safety charity IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists).  The IAM recently surveyed local highway authorities to...

2013-08-29

Understanding big data, the key to unlocking the potential of your leasing fleet

Managing a complex vehicle fleet, for demanding corporate clients, particularly on the scale of the large vehicle leasing and fleet management companies has more to do with managing big data than the more traditional role of ...

2013-08-29

Changing profile of second-hand car buyers could impact the market

Second-hand car buyers are having to factor in lower incomes and decreased job security when purchasing a vehicle, according to research from LeasePlan UK. The research, which surveyed 2,000 UK adults, found that the average ...

2013-08-29

Infiniti hails Q50 saloon a ‘breakthrough’ fleet model

Infiniti’s new boss says the Japanese premium brand is ready to step on the gas to make inroads into the fleet market with its new diesel saloon.The new model will go up against the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series with CO2 emissio...

2013-08-29

Broker ‘deals prove a draw’ to fleets

The acceleration of new vehicle registrations in Britain is being greatly assisted by an array of cut-price deals being offered by some British brokers to fleets run by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).These brokers ...

2013-08-29

Fleets ‘must not run into drug-testing employees'

Fleets should introduce robust drug and drink driving policies and educate their drivers before considering putting a testing regime in place, a drug and alcohol testing company has warned.Not only will a structured approach ...

2013-08-29

Fleets have crucial role to play as Government drives forward plug-in car revolution

Fleet sector purchasing decisions can have a crucial role in helping to accelerate sales of ultra low emission vehicles, according to a major new strategy document published by the Government.To encourage the corporate sector...

2013-09-04

Ford to take on premium brands for luxury and customer service

Ford will introduce a new luxury trim level and VIP levels of customer service on certain models in a bid to win back some of the customers it has been losing to premium brands.The high-end specification and service package w...

2013-09-04

Electric car demand driven by list price cuts

The reduction in the upfront ownership cost of electric vehicles this year - the prices of key models have reduced by as much as 18% of their 2012 price, as manufacturers look to boost sales and stay competitive - is driving ...

2013-09-04

Stock shortages drive ex-company car values to record levels at BCA

Average values paid at auction for ex-fleet and lease company cars reached a record £8,898 in August, according to the latest data from BCA.The auction giant says that the highest monthly value ever recorded for the fleet se...

2013-09-04

New car prices continue to accelerate, but the brake goes on van prices

The average price of new cars increased last month, but the downward trend of new van prices continued, according to the latest statistics from DrivenData.The average price of new cars rose in August by 0.37% or £107 from £...

2013-09-04

Evander Glazing and Locks opts for Total Accident Management

Nationwide glazing, locks, doors and windows specialist Evander Glazing and Locks has appointed Total Accident Management to handle all of its accident management needs.The Bath-based accident management company has already s...

2013-09-04

Manheim launches new specialist sale for council and utility van fleets

Manheim Colchester has launched a new monthly council and utility van sale in response to market demand.The new van sale section runs within Manheim Colchester’s four lane van auction at a prime time every four weeks. The W...

2013-09-04

AA and RAC ‘reinvent’ the wheel with trial of ‘universal’ spare

Rival motoring organisations the AA and RAC are trialling a ‘universal’ spare wheel to allow members to continue their journey with minimal disruption.The AA says that the development comes after research revealed that 17...

2013-09-04

Auction demand strong for defleeted hybrid vans

Demand was strong for two Ashwoods Hybrid Transit vans that went under the hammer at Manheim’s Haydock auction centre.Both vans, sold by Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicles, achieved significant premiums over their standard...

2013-09-04

Lex Autolease fleet returns to growth

Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest fleet management provider, capped a strong performance in the first half of the year by increasing the overall size of its fleet.  The Birmingham-headquartered business added more than 4...

2013-09-04

New Mercedes-Benz Citans in Global demand

Within days of setting its first 25 new Mercedes-Benz Citans on the fleet, van rental specialist Global Self Drive had seen them all snapped up by two major account customers. The fast-growing company, which recently ope...

2013-09-04

Vehicle tracking firm claims misconceptions are rife over the technology

Misconceptions about the financial savings that can accrue via vehicle tracking are rife, according to a provider.Vehicle tracking is proven to reduce fuel consumption by an average £200 per month and increase productivity b...

2013-09-04

Safestyle UK selects Arval as fleet service provider

Safestyle UK, the national producer of high-quality, affordable double-glazed windows and doors, has renewed its fleet partnership with Arval. As a result, Arval will continue as sole-supply fleet service provider for Safesty...

2013-09-04

Law firm launches salary sacrifice scheme

Hill Dickinson, an international law firm, has launched a salary sacrifice car scheme through Zenith for its UK-based employees.  The scheme is open to around 1,000 eligible employees in the UK, who are also able to take...

2013-09-04

Dorset County Council adopts Chevin’s FleetWave software

Dorset County Council’s Dorset Highways Operations in-house fleet management and maintenance service Fleet Services, has adopted Chevin’s Fleet Solution FleetWave, a web-based enterprise fleet software system, to manage i...

2013-09-04

Lex Autolease secures London Fire contract

The UK’s largest vehicle leasing and fleet management company, Lex Autolease, has secured a place on a panel to provide services to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA).LFEPA manages the London Fire Brig...

2013-09-04

Ashfield District Council takes on first hybrid vans

A Nottinghamshire council is cutting carbon emissions and saving fuel after adding five new Ashwoods Hybrid Transits to its fleet.Ashfield District Council deploys the vehicles to support a range of tasks across the district ...

2013-09-04

Garmin increases fleet focus with new appointment

Technology specialist Garmin, which claims to be the global leader in GPS, says it is increasing its fleet management focus.Clive Taylor has been appointed director of fleet management and commercial business for EMEA and APA...

2013-09-04

Harrison to lead Toyota GB

Toyota GB has promoted Matt Harrison to the positions of president and managing director.The company’s commercial director since the start of 2011, Mr Harrison took up his new position this week, succeeding Jon Williams. Mr...

2013-09-04

Volvo teams up with Fleet21 in drive for fleet safety

Volvo has teamed up with business driver safety consultancy Fleet21 to help reach its 2020 goal that no one will be seriously injured or killed in one of its new cars.While Volvo nears its ambitious target with its world-lead...

2013-09-04

Three and four-year-old cars shine as used car market is ‘set fair’

Older cars are enjoying the strongest demand in the secondhand market as used car dealers hunt for vehicles that will compete best against cheap new car deals.The impact on the used car demand pattern from low finance rates a...

2013-09-04

Leasedrive launches new salary sacrifice website

Leasedrive Group, the largest independent privately-owned vehicle management group in the UK, has launched version 4.0 of its dedicated website for its mycar salary sacrifice scheme.The company says it supplies cars more than...

2013-09-04

Kwik Fit to expand LCV business with new campaign

Kwik Fit is launching a major light commercial vehicle (LCV) offensive in the autumn in a bid to increase the number of services and MoTs undertaken across its network.The extensive “LCV Awareness Campaign” will be launch...

2013-09-04

Kwik Fit launches new ‘Plus’ initiative to boost fleet servicing demand

Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive repair company, is predicting a significant increase in the volume of servicing and mechanical work undertaken on fleet vehicles with the launch of a new initiative.Kwik Fit Plus is bei...

2013-09-06

ACFO survey to assess impact of car salary sacrifice schemes

Just how popular are car salary sacrifice schemes? That is what we are aiming to find out with our latest online survey. It is more than 18 months since we last analysed salary sacrifice demand. Since then evidence from ...

2013-09-10

ACFO set for sell-out 2013 Awards Dinner as voting opens

More than 70 fleet suppliers and vehicles are in contention to win prestigious 2013 ACFO Awards and it is now up to members to vote to decide this year’s winners.The nominations have been received by ACFO from members and v...

2013-09-13

Autumn brings new crop of hazards for drivers

The onset of autumn poses a wide range of hazards for drivers with sudden heavy showers, thick morning fog, low-level sunshine glare and snap frosts, says National Windscreens.Drivers need to ensure that their windscreens and...

2013-09-13

BVRLA urges companies to use its members for vehicle supply

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association has launched a new campaign urging companies - and consumers - to ‘look for the logo’ when renting or leasing a car or commercial vehicle.To provide extra marketing suppo...

2013-09-13

Telematic systems help fleets ensure vehicles are roadworthy

Utilising telematics systems helps van fleets remain roadworthy, according to specialist provider Tracker.Recent data from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) reveals that half of all vans on the roads, over three years o...

2013-09-13

Brake holds fleet webinar on corporate social responsibility through road safety

Road safety charity Brake is inviting fleets to take part in a webinar on the relationship between corporate social responsibility and promoting road safety. The webinar will be held on Thursday, October 3 at 10.30am-noon.Bra...

2013-09-13

LCV values race ahead as supplies remain scarce, says BCA

Prices paid at auction for light commercial vehicles continue to set new records as demand from professional buyers remains strong and shortages of good retail quality vans remain, according to the latest data from BCA.Averag...

2013-09-13

EV grants reduce used values and threaten viability for future owners

Subsidies for new electric vehicle purchase serve only to reduce second hand values and pose a threat to the viability of the future electric vehicle market, according to the conclusions of an independent pan-European study.A...

2013-09-13

Multi-car crashes ‘could be history by the end of the next decade’

Multiple vehicle accidents such as last week’s pile-up on the Isle of Sheppey crossing could be mitigated or avoided altogether with the widespread use of new automatic braking technologies, according to Thatcham Research, ...

2013-09-13

Martyn Bennett seeks sponsorship for 20-year anniversary walk

Seasoned Bristol charity fund-raiser Martyn Bennett is in training for a 20-mile walk to work to celebrate his 20 years’ service with National Windscreens.Mr Bennett, regional sales and marketing director at National Windsc...

2013-09-13

Government plans new toll road to ease A14 congestion

England’s second toll road is set to be opened before the end of the decade - a £1.5 billion scheme to improve the A14 trunk road between Huntingdon and Cambridge.The 25-mile stretch of new road is aimed, says the Highways...

2013-09-13

Ex-company car values remain strong despite seasonal trends

Prices of de-fleeted cars at auction remain strong despite the traditional seasonal impact, according to Manheim’s latest monthly barometer of activity.The market remained stable during August, with average values of ex-com...

2013-09-13

Protect fleet from business meltdown with winter tyres, says ATS

ATS Euromaster expects its total cold weather tyre sales to exceed £10 million in 2013 as the popularity of seasonal fitments for cars and vans continues to grow - driven largely by growth in the fleet sector during the last...

2013-09-13

New Ford Transit Connect wins ‘International Van of the Year 2014’ title

The all-new Ford Transit Connect has been named International Van of the Year 2014 at the COMTRANS commercial vehicle exhibition in Moscow as Ford becomes the first single manufacturer to win the award for two consecutive yea...

2013-09-13

Double digit growth for Chevin Fleet Solutions in last 12 months

Fleet software specialist Chevin Fleet Solutions says it has posted net growth figures of 16% for its 2012-13 financial year, its 14th consecutive year of growth.Success in all the markets in which the company operates - Euro...

2013-09-13

Vauxhall cuts Ampera price in response to slow sales

Slow sales of electric vehicles and the fear of cuts in subsidies to help people buy them are driving down prices.The latest motor manufacturer to announce a price cut is Vauxhall which has cut £3,500 off the list price of i...

2013-09-13

Daniel Burgess joins BCA as commercial director

Auction giant BCA has appointed Daniel Burgess to the role of commercial director for the company’s UK operations with effect from October 1.Mr Burgess joins BCA from HPI where he held the position of managing director, whi...

2013-09-13

Two-tier car-derived van market bucks seasonal trends, says Manheim

Average values of used light commercial vehicles (LCV) at auction rose slightly in August to £4,076, an increase of £14 from the July figure, according to the latest data from auction giant Manheim.The average selling price...

2013-09-13

ACFO Conducts survey to assess impact of car salary sacrifice schemes

Just how popular are car salary sacrifice schemes? That is what ACFO is aiming to find out with its latest online survey.It is more than 18 months since ACFO, the UK’s leading fleet decision-makers’ organisation, last ana...

2013-09-16

Greenhouse gas reporting could provide fresh impetus for fleet CO2 cuts

New regulations that will require quoted companies to publish their greenhouse gas emissions could provide fresh impetus for fleet CO2 reductions, according to GE Capital’s Fleet Services division.The Companies Act 2006 (St...

2013-09-19

Scotland drives the way forward with electric vehicle vision

A plan to free Scottish towns, cities and communities from petrol and diesel fuelled vehicle emissions by 2050, has been published.‘Switched On Scotland: A Roadmap to Widespread Adoption of Plug-in Vehicles’, produced by ...

2013-09-19

Environment agency continues to reduce car CO2 emissions through technology

The Environment Agency keeps on reducing the average CO2 and size of its company car fleet as it mixes the most efficient employee communication methods for its staff and by adopting the car industry’s very latest engine te...

2013-09-19

Vehicle walk-around checks by drivers made easy with new FTA app

A new internet-based app which enables drivers to carry out their vehicle walk-around checks with the aid of an electronic device has been launched by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).Compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad...

2013-09-19

Working time pressures result in van drivers taking more risks

Three-quarters of van drivers admit to speeding in their work vehicles with the majority saying they break the law due to time pressure, according to a survey by telematics provider TomTom.The study found that of that 75%, 24...

2013-09-19

Plug-in vehicle sales fail to take off

The Government’s ultra-low emission vehicle incentive scheme is failing to ignite the market following publication of the latest sales figures, it is claimed.Newly-published DVLA data shows that registrations of plug-in-gra...

2013-09-19

Volkswagen launches bold offensive to lead age of electric mobility

The Volkswagen Group has set its sights on global market leadership in electric mobility. Initially, a total of 14 models from several Group brands will be available with electric or hybrid drive technology by 2014. If there ...

2013-09-19

Average online used car prices increase to record high in 2013 at Autorola

Average used car sale prices have risen to an all-time high at Autorola in 2013 at £8,369, up from £8,111 in 2012, reflecting the increased values brought about by the relative shortage of good used stock in the market. Ave...

2013-09-19

Expanding Jaama gives customer service a boost with new senior appointment

Demand for Jaama’s cutting-edge Key2 Vehicle Management software from both public and private sector fleets has led to the appointment of Bob Leighfield as customer services manager.Mr Leighfield has joined the multi award-...

2013-09-19

ATS opens new flagship centre

ATS Euromaster has invested more than £450,000 in opening a new flagship centre on the Gatwick International Industrial Estate in Crawley, West Sussex.The new facility occupies a 7,574 sq ft site and has been purpose-designe...

2013-09-19

Tracker helps police recover stolen van and tools in 50 minutes

Tracker, the stolen vehicle recovery specialist, played a key role in helping police locate and return a stolen van belonging to KD Doors in Lanarkshire. The van was stolen while an engineer was out on a job, complete with va...

2013-09-19

RHA launches campaign against A14 toll proposals

Government proposals to implement a toll on a stretch of the planned new A14 in Cambridgeshire are being opposed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), which has launched a sticker campaign against the plan.The Department for...

2013-09-19

Alphabet signs new three-year deal for Epyx fleet platforms

Alphabet has signed a new, three-year deal to continue using a trio of Epyx e-commerce platforms for its more than 115,000 vehicle fleet.The BMW-owned fleet management specialist, which bought ING Car Lease in 2011 to form on...

2013-09-19

Lex Autolease wins Caffè Nero fleet contract

Caffè Nero, the UK’s largest independent coffee house company, has selected Lex Autolease as its new fleet provider.The company, which has more than 500 outlets across the UK, will take delivery of 60 saloon and hatchback ...

2013-09-19

Pets at Home reselects Fleet Alliance to help manage growing vehicle operation

Pets at Home, the UK’s largest pet care retailer, has opted to continue to use leasing and fleet management specialist, Fleet Alliance, to manage its growing fleet of more than 240 vehicles. Pets at Home, which has more tha...

2013-09-19

Used car sales return to pre-recession levels as market rises to record value

Used car sales hit 7.1 million units in 2012, outpacing new car sales by climbing 6.4% and returning to pre-recession levels, according to data published in auction giant BCA’s annual ‘Used Car Market Report’. &nbs...

2013-09-19

All-new Mazda3 expected to transform company car sector

Mazda believes its all-new ‘3’ model will transform the lower medium company car sector led by a class-leading combination of performance, excellent fuel economy and low emissions with the latter delivering tax savings to...

2013-09-19

City of London Corporation takes the lead with Nissan e-NV200trial

The City of London Corporation has completed a trial of the 100% electric Nissan e-NV200 van as part of efforts to meet the highest levels of environmental responsibility across all areas of its operations.After enjoying a si...

2013-09-19

DVLA Christmas Opening Times 2013

Customers will be able to transact with the DVLA electronically throughout the Christmas period at: www.gov.uk/browse/driving   Opening times for our contact centre can be found below:Contact CentreTuesday 24 D...

2013-09-23

Fuel retailers urged to pass on price cuts quicker at the pumps

Fuel retailers should pass on savings quicker at the pumps, according to the AA.The motoring organisation says that despite a 5p-a-litre fall in the wholesale price of petrol this month, UK average pump prices barely budged f...

2013-09-25

Government-funded seminars to help SMEs avoid costly at-work crashes

Road safety charity Brake is launching a series of free and low-cost webinars, seminars, and an accompanying guidance report, aimed at helping small to medium size enterprises avoid costly and potentially devastating at-work ...

2013-09-25

VOSA determined to raise van operating standards

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) says it is determined to improve standards of van operation making no secret of its intention to significantly ramp up the number of roadside inspections and other enforcement a...

2013-09-25

Volkswagen’s new fleet manager guides set to lend a helping hand

Volkswagen has published a series of new guides offering fleet managers information and guidance on what is likely to be the second most expensive asset after staff.In a world full of information, Volkswagen says it is ‘som...

2013-09-25

Arnold Clark Vehicle Management procures Towquest

Arnold Clark Vehicle Management has acquired fleet software solutions provider, Towquest, in a bid to further strengthen its IT proposition.Towquest is set to maintain a ‘business as usual’ attitude, but with new backing ...

2013-09-25

Jaama fleet software helps businesses meet new greenhouse gas reporting law

Online fleet management tools are enabling businesses to meet new mandatory carbon reporting regulations that take effect from October 1.Fleets and leasing companies using Jaama’s Key2 Vehicle Management system are able to ...

2013-09-25

New greenhouse gas report to be added to Chevin’s FleetWave

A new report designed to help organisations fulfil forthcoming legal obligations to report greenhouse gas emissions from transport activity is to be added to Chevin’s FleetWave fleet management software.New regulations supp...

2013-09-25

Lexus claims company car tax leadership with new hybrid GS300h

Lexus says it is strengthening the appeal of its GS range for company car drivers with the introduction of the new GS 300h. The model will join the established GS 450h in the range early next year, promising, says Lexus, clas...

2013-09-25

Warmer Energy switches to Mercedes-Benz vans

Heating services supplier Warmer Energy evaluated vans from six manufacturers before choosing a new fleet - and came down in favour of Mercedes-Benz. The Liverpool-based company is now running 30 new Citan 109 CDI Long v...

2013-09-25

Hyundai launches new dealer-based Fleet Business Centres

Hyundai has begun the roll-out of 27 new Fleet Business Centres at selected dealers across the brand’s UK network. The new centres are designed to enhance Hyundai’s fleet customer proposition by tailoring the experience f...

2013-09-25

GreenRoad launches new modules to aid fleet managers

Driver behaviour management specialist GreenRoad has launched two new modules designed to make administration easier for fleet managers.The fuel management and vehicle health modules round out GreenRoad’s suite for fleet pr...

2013-09-25

Garage labour rates fall 10% in 12 months

Labour rates at franchise and independent garages have fallen 10% in 12 months, according to an annual survey by Warranty Direct.However, despite the drop, labour rates are up 33% overall in 10 years, according to the Labour ...

2013-09-25

Fleet Alliance triumphs in Small Fleet Leasing Awards

Fleet Alliance, which provides vehicle funding and company car fleet management services, has been named the inaugural Business Car Manager Small Fleet Leasing Company of the Year.Unanimously voted the overall winner, Fleet A...

2013-09-25

Lex appoints long-serving Guy Mason to head of fleet services role

Lex Autolease, the UK’s largest provider of fleet management solutions, has appointed Guy Mason as its head of fleet services and member of its senior operating committee. Mr Mason began his career at Lex in 1985 as a buyer...

2013-09-25

Venson focuses on further expansion with two new directors

Venson Automotive Solutions is focusing on expansion and diversification with the appointment of fleet sector veteran Gil Kelly as operations director.Bringing more than 20 years’ experience in the fleet management industry...

2013-09-25

Chancellor pledges fuel duty freeze until 2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has promised to freeze fuel duty until the next general election in May 2015.The measure, announced at this week’s Conservative Party conference, effectively cancels a 2p-a-litre r...

2013-10-03

Euro NCAP to publish first European crash avoidance ratings

The first crash avoidance ratings from the European New Car Assessment Programme will be published later this month in anticipation of the inclusion of such systems in the organisation’s overall safety rating next year.Foll...

2013-10-03

‘Self-serve’ daily rental expands 10% in a year

The volume of ‘self serve’ daily rental - where fleets both book and manage their own rental requirements online through dedicated sites created by rental providers - has grown by 10% in the last 12 months, it is claimed....

2013-10-03

Tristar Worldwide put the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid on trial

Chauffeur company Tristar Worldwide has taken delivery of three Volvo V60 plug-in hybrids to trial as part of the Energy Saving Trust’s Plugged-In Fleet Initiative (PIFI). The vehicles will be with Tristar for six to e...

2013-10-03

No time for tyre safety complacency despite fall in road casualties

The number of drivers killed or seriously injured on the UK’s roads as a result of a dangerous, illegal or under-inflated tyres, fell by 5% to 194 casualties in 2012, but not for profit road safety group TyreSafe has warned...

2013-10-03

Charity calls for Government action to stem huge rise in drink-drive deaths

Road safety charity Brake is calling for urgent Government action to tackle ‘devastating’ drink-drive casualties, as new statistics reveal a 17% increase in drink-drive deaths in Britain.In 2012, 280 people were killed - ...

2013-10-03

Winter road accidents prove importance of cold weather tyres, says ATS

now and ice were the cause of more than 6,000 road accidents in Great Britain last year, according to issued by the Department for Transport.They show it was motorists who felt the brunt of the treacherous conditions, with 5,...

2013-10-03

Route Monkey strengthens ultra-low carbon vehicle offering with appointment

Route Monkey is targeting further growth in the electric and ultra-low carbon vehicle sector, after strengthening its board of directors.Robin Haycock has joined the Route Monkey board as non-executive director. His role incl...

2013-10-03

Smartphone site keeps National Windscreens’ customers mobile

Windscreen repair and replacement specialist, National Windscreens, has launched a mobile version of its website that can be accessed via smartphones for drivers that need instant access to information while they’re on the ...

2013-10-03

Mazda CX-5 receives huge residual value boost

Mazda’s low-emission Mazda CX-5 compact SUV range has become even better value for money due to a residual value increase potentially delivering cash benefits of up to almost £1,600 per model for fleets.The new figures fro...

2013-10-03

Manheim gears up for ‘supply spike’ in October

Manheim is predicting an increase in vehicle supply to the UK wholesale market during the next six weeks. Fuelled by the increase in defleeted company cars and the seasonal influx in part-exchanges, following the September pl...

2013-10-03

Proace lifts first major fleet contract with Toyota Material Handling UK

The first major fleet deal for the all-new Toyota Proace medium-duty van has been secured.Toyota Material Handling UK has initially ordered 116 vehicles - all long wheelbase/standard height models powered by a 126 bhp 2.0-lit...

2013-10-03

Citroën Berlingo delivers the daily Schwartz spice run

Schwartz, the UK’s best-known herbs and spices brand, has taken delivery of 232 Citroën Berlingo HDi 90 manual L2 750 X Crew Vans. The Berlingos will be used by the company’s nationwide team of retail sales merchandisers...

2013-10-03

Black Book Live continues to report strong used car trade values

Demand for used cars in the trade market remained unusually robust during September, with some values increasing - a noteworthy phenomenon for this time of year, according to CAP’s Black Book Live.And, despite fears that un...

2013-10-03

FTA appeals to Commonwealth Games organisers for logistics information

A need for information as early as possible was the key message to next year’s Commonwealth Games’ organisers at the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA’s) Scottish Supply Chain Conference. The event was hosted by la...

2013-10-03

Highways Agency awards £367m contract for free-flowing Dartford Crossing

Plans to improve motorists’ journeys over the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing have moved closer with the signing of a major contract.The Highways Agency has awarded the £367 million contract to design, implement, deliver ...

2013-10-03

Accreditation promises high level of information security for Chevin customers

A high level of information security is being promised by a new accreditation received by Chevin Fleet Solutions.The fleet management software company has won certification for the ISO27001 information security standard, whic...

2013-10-03

DMS takes leasing industry pole position with SMR tool

Accurate analysis of vehicle service, maintenance and repair (SMR) costs is critical, which is why a comprehensive, sophisticated and easy to use online tool from leading automotive industry data provider Derwent Management S...

2013-10-03

Defleet vans now to take advantage of market strength

Organisations operating vans are being encouraged to defleet now and take advantage of the continuing strength of the market.That’s the message from Tim Spencer, commercial vehicle manager at Manheim Remarketing, who is pre...