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NorthEdge backs £40m turnover MBO buyout of fleet management specialist

NorthEdge Capital has supported the MBO of Prohire, a specialist provider of commercial fleet management solutions, backing the existing management team led by managing director Dave Barlow.Headquartered in Stoke-on-Trent w...

2018-04-26

Chevin launches fleet management software designed for SME fleet operators

Chevin Fleet Solutions, a provider of fleet management software, has launched a new SaaS package designed to support essential fleet, maintenance and compliance management responsibilities.The new product, FleetWave CORE, i...

2018-04-26

DEFRA replaces 400 diesel cars with British-built Toyota Auris hybrids

DEFRA, the government department responsible for the environment, food and rural affairs, is replacing a significant proportion of its diesel company car fleet with British-built Toyota Auris hybrid electric models.The cha...

2018-04-26

Michelin announces key UK and Ireland appointments

Michelin Tyre has announced key appointments to lead its B2B division covering the van, agricultural, bus/coach, earthmover and truck sectors.The moves see Chris Smith (34) appointed sales director B2B; and Helen Ratcliff ...

2018-04-26

Goodyear Tyres warns fleet drivers: ‘Donut Ignore the Signs’

Goodyear Tyres has launched a new campaign designed to educate fleet and commercial vehicle drivers on the signs and symptoms of unhealthy tyres and encourage them to commit to the habit of checking their tyres once a mont...

2018-04-26

Changes at the top at Tusker

Tusker, which bills itself as ‘the car benefit people’ has promoted David Hosking, CEO for the past 15 years, to the newly created role of deputy chairman with current chief operating officer, Paul Gilshan, stepping up...

2018-04-26

Volvo supplies Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue with 15 V60 response cars

Volvo has been appointed to supply 15 new V60 estate cars to Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS).Following an extensive tender and evaluation, the new vehicles join an existing fleet of 21 V...

2018-04-26

Demand for defleeted company vans sends hammer prices to record levels at BCA

Fleet and lease light commercial vehicle (LCV) values rose sharply in March to reach a new record of £8,291 at BCA.Values climbed by £596 from February’s figure, equivalent to a 7.7% increase and one of the largest mont...

2018-04-26

Fleet demand for plug-ins to rise with WLTP: Managers must ‘get to grips’ with system

Fleet and company car driver demand for plug-in hybrid and zero emission electric vehicles is expected to increase with the arrival of the all-new Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as those models a...

2018-04-26

Volvo claims XC90 is a ‘genuine life-saver’ with no fatalities in UK car-to-car crashes

Not a single Volvo XC90 occupant has died in a car-to-car crash in the UK, according to official government crash figures.The manufacturer says that statistics, provided by the police as a result of personal injury accident...

2018-04-26

moDel-VM brings ‘major’ fleet vehicle delivery benefits for Vehicle Connections

Lichfield-based logistics company Vehicle Connections says it has seen a number of major benefits from introducing moDel-VM, the standalone version of Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel solution, to improve the efficiency of its vehicle ...

2018-04-26

Sainsbury’s trials UK’s first grocery delivery service by electric cargo bike

Sainsbury’s is setting the wheels in motion on an innovative new trial - the UK’s first grocery delivery service by electric cargo bike.Starting this week, a fleet of five zero emission bikes will set off daily across ...

2018-04-26

Lightfoot first to secure £1m loan from Innovate UK

Connected car technology company Lightfoot has become the first recipient of a £1 million Innovation Loan from Innovate UK.The loan from the government’s innovation agency will be used by Lightfoot to further develop it...

2018-04-26

Agenda confirmed for Brake’s Fleet Safety Conference 2018

Road safety charity Brake has confirmed the speaker line-up for its Fleet Safety Conference 2018.This year’s conference is based around the theme of ‘Facing the Future - are you Ready?’ and will see experts from the w...

2018-04-26

Tyre-related deaths and injuries preventable say Highways England and Bridgestone

Almost three quarters of motorway incidents related to tyre failure could be prevented if drivers carried out simple checks, according to new research unveiled by Highways England and tyre company Bridgestone.More than 30 p...

2018-04-26

Engenie leads the electric vehicle charge with Investec deal

Engenie, a London-based company specialising in electric vehicle rapid charging, has received a “substantial capital investment” from Investec, which will allow the business to reach its network target of 1,500 rapid c...

2018-04-26

Ogilvie Fleet delivers affordable outsourced van solution to housing group

The ability to make fleet operating cost savings and the ‘simplicity’ of monthly fixed costs contributed to Grand Union Housing Group (GUHG) switching to a fully outsourced contract hire solution with Ogilvie Fleet for...

2018-04-26

Contractor fined after worker suffers life changing injuries in a van fire

Greenseal Insulation, a company specialising in spray foam insulation services, has been fined £40,000 and ordered to pay costs of £11,779 after an inexperienced worker suffered severe burns while attempting to refuel pe...

2018-04-26

Silver clings on to the title of Britain’s most popular car colour

Silver has kept its title of being the most popular car colour in Britain despite a 3% decline in popularity which has seen its numbers fall by 205,326 to 6.6 million vehicles.New Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)...

2018-04-26

Fiat Professional launches new converted business programme

Fiat Professional has launched a new, manufacturer-approved converted business programme which will allow customers to order fully converted vehicles directly from the factory.Called ‘Ready For Professionals’ the new p...

2018-04-26

Salary sacrifice cars are the ‘ultimate’ in employee convenience, says Fleet Evolution

Salary sacrifice cars are the ‘ultimate’ in convenience for employees, providing a ‘company car-like’ care experience, as well as offering peace of mind for employers, according to Tamworth-based car benefits and f...

2018-04-26

Venson urges procurement departments to turn their back on a ‘golden hello’

Paying a sum to win business is commonplace in today’s vehicle leasing and fleet management industry, but while a ‘golden hello’ or ‘signing on fee’ may feel like a good deal for procurement teams, Venson Automoti...

2018-04-26

Renault Pro+ commercial vehicles offers directly supplied sign writing to fleets

Renault Pro+ Commercial Vehicles has launched a new initiative with sign writing supplied and fitted by Renault UK claiming that for many van buyers, the thought of adding sign writing to their vehicles was not considered ...

2018-04-26

Brake hosts fleet road safety webinar

Road safety charity Brake is running a free webinar that will provide fleet and road safety professionals with best practice guidance on engaging at-work drivers with key road safety messages.The webinar will be delivered b...

2018-04-26

Bosch claims ‘breakthrough technology’ delivers a future for diesel

Bosch, the technology supplier to numerous motor manufacturers, is claiming a “decisive breakthrough in diesel technology” that will end the debate as to whether or not diesel vehicles have a future.Diesel vehicles are ...

2018-04-26

Rise in digital car theft techniques signals revamp of security by manufacturers

Security assessments for all new cars are being tightened to bring in fresh measures to address the challenges presented by digital theft techniques, Thatcham Research has announced.The motor insurers’ automotive research...

2018-05-03

GDPR arrival means fleets must renew driver licence checking consent

More than two million drivers will be required to give their fleet operator permission to check their driving licence with the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).The new data protection r...

2018-05-03

Jaama urges Key2 users to undertake data mapping exercise ahead of GDPR arrival

Users of Jaama’s multi award-winning Key2 vehicle and driver management system have been urged to undertake a data mapping exercise ahead of the imminent introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Jaam...

2018-05-03

Three more leading fleet industry suppliers join ICFM’s Corporate Programme

Three more major organisations operating in the company car and van sector have joined ICFM’s rapidly expanding Corporate Investor Programme, which is designed to appeal to employers that provide products and services to...

2018-05-03

Plans for prestige medium term rental fleet announced by Meridian Vehicle Solutions

Plans for the launch of a new prestige medium-term rental fleet later this year have been announced by Meridian Vehicle Solutions.   The company intends to offer what it describes as a range of ‘director level’ ...

2018-05-03

Isuzu showcases pickup fleet conversions in bid to boost corporate business

Isuzu UK has showcased its award-winning D-Max conversions following significant fleet partnerships in first quarter of 2018.The two conversion models based on the D-Max Utility were claimed to showcase the versatility of ...

2018-05-03

r2c Online reports record levels of interest at Commercial Vehicle Show

Compliance and maintenance software provider r2c Online has reported record levels of interest at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, after claiming to have generated more than double its previous record of sales leads ...

2018-05-03

Company car drivers spend almost three years of their career behind the wheel

Company car drivers will spend the equivalent of nearly three years of their working life in the driver’s seat, according to the latest Škoda fleet research.The survey was commissioned to gain insight into life on the r...

2018-05-03

Nexus launches new management information suite to drive further client savings

Nexus Vehicle Rental, the tech-driven business mobility provider, has launched a new management information (MI) suite within its award-winning rental booking and management system, IRIS.The improved, intuitive reporting mo...

2018-05-03

£20m Air Quality Fund and 50mph speed limits in Wales to cut transport emissions

A £20 million Air Quality Fund to reduce vehicle emissions will lead to the introduction of a range of measures in Wales including 50 mph speed limits.   The package of measures to improve air quality was announ...

2018-05-03

Fraikin Group acquired by European consortium

The Fraikin Group, the provider of services and investment solutions for commercial and industrial vehicles in Europe, which includes operations in the UK, has announced the completion of the acquisition of the parent hold...

2018-05-03

FCA launches Company Car Drivers Club

A new scheme, which offers company car drivers a range of benefits, has been launched by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK (FCA).Open to drivers of FCA products, or drivers of competitors’ cars obtained for business use, the...

2018-05-03

Private parking tickets surge by a million with record numbers being issued

The number of penalty tickets issued to drivers parking on private land has surged by almost a million in just 12 months to a new high, the latest official data suggests.RAC Foundation analysis of Driver and Vehicle Licens...

2018-05-03

Shoreham launches used electric van training courses for fleet vendors and dealer staff

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) has launched the first used electric van training course for light commercial vehicle dealer sales staff and fleet vendors.Developed in conjunction with the Energy Savings Trust, the course ...

2018-05-03

Autodata service interval information added free to FleetCheck software

Manufacturers’ service and cambelt interval information from Autodata, which allows fleets to check when the next service is due on cars and vans, is being added at no extra charge to FleetCheck’s fleet management soft...

2018-05-03

Diesel ‘is finished’, says Suzuki GB boss

Suzuki has dropped diesel engines from its UK line-up, following a year where more than 97% of its sales were petrol-powered, trade website https://fleetworld.co.uk/ has reported.Nobuo Suyama, managing director of Suzuki G...

2018-05-03

Toyota Connected arrives in London with the promise of fleet services

Toyota Connected has arrived in London with the promise to launch new shared mobility and fleet management solutions for businesses, consumers, governments and other stakeholders.Toyota Connected launched in North America ...

2018-05-03

Fleet communication critical with new MoT rules to avoid breaches of road traffic laws

Communication and clarity with company car and van owners and drivers will be more critical than ever with this month’s introduction of MoT test changes with the new rules potentially contradicting the established Road T...

2018-05-03

VRA calls on producers to make it easier to check ‘essential equipment’ on used cars

Vehicle manufacturers should make it easier for the used car sector to check which items of essential equipment need to be included with a car or van that is for sale, according to the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA)...

2018-05-03

60-strong hydrogen car fleet to take to London’s roads

A 60-strong fleet of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles is to take London’s roads - similar sized fleets will also go on test in Brussels and Paris - as part of ZEFER (Zero Emission Fleet vehicles for European Roll-out...

2018-05-03

TMC publishes updated advice on business mileage payments for plug-in vehicles

Mileage management experts TMC has published an updated version of its guide to reimbursing drivers of company-run or ‘grey fleet’ electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.‘Electric Vehicle Fuel Rates - a TMC Guide’ sho...

2018-05-10

Iveco launches second-generation parts range for vans and trucks

Iveco has launched its own second-generation parts line providing operators of light commercial vehicles and trucks - typically six years old or more - with what is claimed to be a competitively priced and growing range of...

2018-05-10

Pump prices rise 3p to increase fleet costs and further increases in the pipeline

Fleet fuel budgets are under pressure after the biggest increase in petrol and diesel prices for 16 months.Data from RAC Fuel Watch shows the average price of a litre of unleaded went up 2.74p from 120.46p to 123.20 d...

2018-05-10

Volvo Car restructures leasing team with focus on residual values

Volvo Car UK has announced a restructure of its national leasing team, with an increased focus on residual values.Jonny Miller has been promoted to the newly created role of national leasing and residual value manager from ...

2018-05-10

Wheely Safe makes key appointments to drive vehicle safety technology in fleet sector

West Midlands-based Wheely Safe, which claims to be the first in-motion driver alert system for wheel loss, tyre pressure and brake overheating, has announced two senior appointments to drive its growth across the fleet ma...

2018-05-10

Brussels threat to hardworking British van drivers will stifle growth

A call by Brussels bureaucrats for vans in the UK to be fitted with a tachograph is an “unfair and excessive exercise in red tape”, which will make it even harder for British business people to make a daily living, acco...

2018-05-10

New car registration rise, but Lex says fleets are delaying company car replacement

New car registrations increased 10.4% last month - putting an end to 12 months of decline - but with fleet sales static there was a warning from Britain’s largest vehicle leasing company that some businesses were putting...

2018-05-10

Business demand for new vans rises, but sector in ‘transformative phase’

Demand for light commercial vehicles increased last month with registrations up across all segments with the exception of pickups.Registrations totalled 23,501 units last month, 3.9% up from April 2017’s total of 22,625, ...

2018-05-10

Government ponders ban on sale of hybrid vehicles without 50-mile zero emission range

Hybrid cars, such as the Toyota Prius, could be banned from UK sale alongside petrol and diesel models from 2040, according to leaked government reports.The reports, which first emerged in the Financial Times and consumer p...

2018-05-10

Growing Activa Contracts strengthens and expands sales team

Business growth at vehicle leasing and fleet management company Activa Contracts has seen the company strengthen and expand its sales team with the creation of two new management positions, the recruitment of a new area sa...

2018-05-10

Expanding Puddy Vehicle Solutions launches new asset finance brokerage

Fast-growing Puddy Vehicle Solutions (PVS) has launched a finance brokerage division to help support companies fund their car, commercial vehicle and specialist vehicle fleets, plant and machinery.Critically, the brokerage ...

2018-05-10

Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks share live vehicle data to improve traffic safety

Volvo Cars and truck maker Volvo Trucks are to share real-time data to expand coverage of the companies’ connected safety technology, a cloud-based system that allows vehicles to communicate with each other and alert dri...

2018-05-10

Heathrow to take delivery of 200 fully-electric Jaguar I-PACE cars

Heathrow, Jaguar and travel services company WeKnowGroup have signed a landmark deal that will see a fleet of up to 200 fully-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles available to passengers for travel to and from Heathrow.The servi...

2018-05-10

Fleets urged to check vehicle safety recalls or face severe penalties

Fleets and retailers have been urged to check vehicles for outstanding safety recalls or risk a £20,000 fine or prison.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), together with the Driver and Vehicle Standards A...

2018-05-10

Demand for used diesel cars remains ‘as strong as ever’, says Glass’s

Demand remains as strong as ever for used diesel cars at auction with their popularity among retail buyers undiminished by national media headlines ‘demonising’ diesel for its impact on air quality.That’s the message ...

2018-05-10

Art logistics provider says Iveco’s Daily Blue Power is a ‘masterpiece’

Art logistics provider Mtec has taken ownership of the UK’s first Iveco Daily Blue Power van - the International Van of the Year 2018.The Daily RDE 2020 Ready is claimed to be the most advanced diesel light commercial ve...

2018-05-10

Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel solution sets new record for electronic vehicle movements

Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel vehicle movement management platform has chalked up record results, after volume handled by the system hit an all-time high with more than 30,000 units transported in a single month in the fleet market....

2018-05-10

Convictions for traffic offences on the rise again in England and Wales

Official government figures analysed by road safety charity IAM RoadSmart have found that convictions for traffic offences in England and Wales’ courts are steadily increasing again from a low point in 2013 - including a...

2018-05-10

Thousands of road workers’ lives are being put at risk, says Highways England

Drivers have been asked to “think what it would be like if you had to contend with lorries and cars driving through your place of work” by Highways England as it released video footage of a reckless motorist mounting t...

2018-05-10

Vision Track to fit cameras to Speedy fleet

In-vehicle video telematics provider VisionTrack is to supply 4G multi-camera DVR systems to the Speedy Asset Services fleet.The company has one of the largest, national networks in its sector with more than 1,000 vans, mor...

2018-05-10

Cars and vans to have ‘on-board fuel consumption monitoring devices’ from 2021

All new cars and vans will be equipped with on board standardised and accessible fuel and energy consumption monitoring devices from 2021, if the proposal is adopted by the European Commission.The proposals comes from the C...

2018-05-10

UK’s largest LCV van fleets urged to back ‘Clean Van Commitment’

A ‘Clean Van Commitment’ has been launched calling on the 100 largest UK van fleets to commit to being tailpipe emission-free in cities by 2028.The initiatives to tackle air pollution has been launched ahead of Clean A...

2018-05-10

Audi halts deliveries of 60,000 A6 and A7 models over software ‘irregularities’

Audi has stopped customer deliveries of approximately 60,000 V6 TDI versions of the A6 and A7 after identifying “irregularities in the engine-management software” system.The engines are used in the current generation C7...

2018-05-10

Modern fuel cards avoid recently publicised £99 pump deposit controversy, says Arval

The latest generation of chip and PIN fuel cards avoid the pump deposit controversy that has appeared in the press in recent days, according to Arval.   Several national newspapers and radio stations have reported th...

2018-05-17

Taylor joins Vehicle Quality Solutions as head of sales and marketing

Vehicle Quality Solutions (VQS), the largest independent provider of pre, in-life and post contract vehicle inspections in the UK, has appointed Sid Taylor as its first head of sales and marketing.Mr Taylor will be responsi...

2018-05-17

Ogilvie Fleet rolls out CrossClimate+ across customer’s cars to reduce downtime

Michelin’s CrossClimate+ tyres have helped boost the efficiency of a key Ogilvie Fleet customer that was losing too much time on the road switching between summer and winter fitments.Following the success of a CrossClimat...

2018-05-17

UPS to trial electric vehicle delivery fleet in London

Parcel delivery and logistics company UPS is to pilot a fleet of 35 electric vehicles in London and Paris.Working with UK-based technology firm Arrival, which will supply the delivery vehicles with a battery range of more t...

2018-05-17

LCV performance continues to strengthen at Manheim in a ‘superheated market place’

Remarketing giant Manheim says it saw strong demand from light commercial vehicle buyers once again in April, driving record-breaking average sale prices and conversion rates highlighting a “superheated market place”.T...

2018-05-17

ATS Euromaster wins RoSPA Gold Award for fifth year running

ATS Euromaster has received the Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the fifth consecutive year.RoSPA presented the tyre and vehicle maintenance provider with the award for its intro...

2018-05-17

Fleets to face further toll charges as new River Thames crossing gets the green light

Tolls will be introduced for vehicles using the new Silvertown Tunnel - a twin-bore road under the River Thames in east London when it opens in 2023 - as well as for using the existing Blackwall Tunnel.Transport for London ...

2018-05-17

Petrol and diesel prices set to rise after US abandons Iran nuclear deal

The United States decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal is set to herald a fuel price rise of “at least” 2p a litre in the next fortnight, according to the RAC.The motoring organisation’s fuel spokesman Simon William...

2018-05-17

Jaama expects business wins as fleets join new DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme

Jaama anticipates increased business with commercial vehicle, coach and bus operators needing to use a ‘validated IT supplier’ for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) newly launched Earned Recognition Sc...

2018-05-17

Road pothole epidemic a national disgrace as AA calls for £1bn fund to repair network

Potholes are costing drivers and their insurers at least £1 million per month due to massive car repair bills, according to AA estimates.Now the AA is calling on the government to fund pothole repairs by ring-fencing 2p p...

2018-05-17

Zero Emission Zones for London by 2020 in Mayor’s new Environment Strategy

Zero Emission Zones in some parts of London could be introduced as soon as 2020 in a bid to accelerate the roll-out of electric vehicles, according to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s newly published Environment Strategy.The St...

2018-05-17

Seat and Volkswagen launch recalls over current Ibiza, Arona and Polo seat belt lock

Seat and Volkswagen have issued recalls on the current Ibiza generation, Arona and Polo models respectively due to issue with rear seat belt lock fixtures.The cars impacted are the new Seat Ibiza 2017 and 2018 models, Seat...

2018-05-17

Buoyant used fleet market with strong prices reported by Aston Barclay

Demand and prices of ex-fleet cars both remain consistently high, according to Martin Potter, group operations director at vehicle remarketing company Aston Barclay.Between Q1 2017 and the end of Q1 2018 used fleet values w...

2018-05-17

‘Triple whammy’ means fleets are in a state of policy flux, says FleetCheck

A ‘triple whammy’ means that fleets are in their biggest ever state of policy flux and should perhaps put vehicle acquisition ‘on hold’ until better data becomes available, according to fleet software specialist Fl...

2018-05-17

Stigma remains around van driver mental health, according to Mercedes-Benz survey

More than half (56%) of van drivers and owners still say there is a stigma attached to discussing mental health at work despite a number of high-profile, hard-hitting campaigns, according to the latest ‘Business Baromete...

2018-05-17

Trak Global launches new fleet division to spearhead growth in the mobility sector

Telematics and big data company Trak Global Group (TGG) is launching a new Fleet and Mobility Division to meet growing demand for its products and services from businesses that are shaping travel by car in the future, acco...

2018-05-17

Bikes to be the focus for UK Road Safety Week 2018

Bike Smart is the message at the heart of this year’s Road Safety Week, focusing on the safety of those on two wheels.Taking place between 19-25 November and coordinated by road safety charity Brake, Road Safety Week see...

2018-05-17

Renault and Scottish Natural Heritage team up to influence electric vehicle use

Renault UK is supplying Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) with its first electric cars as the organisation begins its move towards a fully electric car pool fleet as a way to reduce its emissions.SNH has purchased five 100% e...

2018-05-17

MP slams EV company car benefit-in-kind tax and calls for change

MPs have called for changes to company car benefit-in-kind tax to incentivise the take-up of electric vehicles as well as reform of Vehicle Excise Duty.Andrew Selous, vice chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on E...

2018-05-17

Derbyshire County Council adopts Chevin Software to improve fleet efficiency

Fleet management software specialist Chevin Fleet Solutions is poised to implement FleetWave at Derbyshire County Council.On hand to support approximately 1,400 vehicles of all shapes and sizes - 800 of which are corporatel...

2018-05-17

Government seeks views on graduated first year VED for vans

A new graduated first year Vehicle Excise Duty rate for vans could be introduced to incentive fleets and owner/drivers to choose the cleanest models - less than one in every 200 vans (0.4%) bought in 2016/17 was an ultra-l...

2018-05-17

Eccles moves into head of fleet role at Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has realigned its client-focused teams under the leadership of Simon Neill, UK sales director as part of the brand’s evolution and continuous focus on customer dedication.The evolution sees Andy Eccl...

2018-05-17

Seat breaks into top 10 as ‘true fleet sales’ soar

Seat’s April and year-to-date sales results have propelled the carmaker up the market rankings, with the brand featuring in the ‘true fleet’ top 10.The brand says it has recorded soaring year-on-year fleet and ‘tru...

2018-05-17

Intelligent Car Leasing launches new online van leasing division

Personal contract hire and small business leasing specialist, Intelligent Car Leasing (ICL), has launched a new online van leasing division, IntelligentVanLeasing.com (IVL), to provide access to leasing deals for light c...

2018-05-17

New technology launched to tackle tyre under-inflation in fleets

UK technology company Wheely-Safe has launched a new ‘easy-to-fit’ tyre pressure management system (TPMS) for car, van, minibus, plant and trailer operators designed to make it simple for both drivers and fleet managers...

2018-05-17

Volvo Cars’ electric future as it starts to eliminate diesel from range

The new Volvo S60 saloon - to be launched later this spring - will be the brand’s first model to be produced without a diesel engine, highlighting the manufacturer’s commitment to a long-term future beyond th...

2018-05-17

Ex-company car values hit new record high at BCA amid strong buyer demand

Values of ex-company cars hit a new record high of £11,137 in April at remarketing giant BCA as buyer demand continued.Average values improved marginally over the month by £15 - up from the previous record of £11,122 in ...

2018-05-17

Ogilvie Fleet reports 30% rise in short term hire bookings with help from 1link

A 30% year-on-year increase in short term hire bookings has been reported by Ogilvie Fleet.   The independent contract hire and fleet management specialist says that it expects to hit revenues of £6 million this yea...

2018-05-23

Ephgrave joins SEAT as new area fleet manager for the East

SEAT UK has bolstered its fleet team with the addition of Lindsay Ephgrave, who joins as the new area fleet manager for the East.Ms Ephgrave joins SEAT after building up 17 years of experience working with the Volkswagen Gr...

2018-05-23

New laws pave way for remote control parking in the UK

New laws will mean that from June drivers will be able to use remote control parking on British roads, although they must continue to maintain overall control of their vehicle.Changes to the Highway Code and relevant regula...

2018-05-23

Nexus simplifies vehicle rental supply for Tusker

Offering innovative, technology-driven, turnkey solutions to its customers, Tusker, which bills itself as the car benefit company, has further streamlined its operations and enhanced its vehicle rental supply for customers...

2018-05-23

European Commission takes UK to court over ‘dirty’ air

The UK and five other European countries are being taken to court by the European Commission for breaching rules on air pollution limits and type approval for cars.The UK government has faced legal action in the UK courts b...

2018-05-23

EC proposes mandatory fitment of life-saving technologies in all vehicles by 2021

The European Commission has proposed that within three years all new vehicles must be equipped with 11 advanced safety features, such as advanced emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping system, over-ridable intelligent speed...

2018-05-23

Business Secretary says new diesel cars ‘have a place’ on the UK roads

There is a place for diesel vehicles on the UK’s roads, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark has said amid falling sales of cars powered by the fuel.Diesel vehicles have largely been ...

2018-05-23

It’s time to get pragmatic over fuel choices, CLM tells fleet managers

Conflicting messages about the future of diesel and contradictory advice on how and when to introduce alternative fuel vehicles was not helping companies make sensible decisions about their fleets, according to John Lawren...

2018-05-23

Citroën UK appoints Howkins as new managing director

Citroën has announced that Karl Howkins will take over the role of UK managing director, starting from 1 June.He will replace Bek Hassan who transfers to a senior position in Paris, working for parent company, the PSA Gr...

2018-05-23

Volvo is first UK car maker to comply with new WLTP MPG and emission protocols

Volvo says it has become the first car manufacturer in the UK to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).All Volvo petrol, diesel and hybrid models now comply...

2018-05-23

Fuel prices reach three-and-a-half-year high and worst still to come

Petrol and diesel pump prices have hit a three-and-half year high, but are expected to increase by another 2p a litre in the next fortnight with further rises in the pipeline.The price hikes have been driven by the rapidly ...

2018-05-23

Fleet drivers urged to ensure European law compliance on summer holidays abroad

Thousands of fleet drivers could be falling foul of European legislation when driving across the English Channel this year for their summer holidays, according to LeasePlan.The vehicle leasing and fleet management company h...

2018-05-23

MPs call for ‘full value for money review’ into Motability, Britain’s largest vehicle fleet

The boss of Britain’s largest vehicle, Motability Operations, has had his £1.7 million salary criticised as “totally unacceptable” by MPs, while the organisation’s reserves of £2.4 billion were “out of proporti...

2018-05-23

Council launches two new car clubs to aid business mobility

Waltham Forest Council says it is making it easier for local businesses and residents to get around and consider different transport options after introducing two new fixed bay car club operators to the borough.From this we...

2018-05-23

Vales of ex-company vans continue to set new records at BCA

Values of ex-fleet and lease van continued to rise and reached record levels for the second month running at remarketing giant BCA.Sector values improved by £195 (2.3%) to reach £8,486 in April. Retained value against MRP...

2018-05-23

Success with parcel delivery fleets ‘essential’ to electric van adoption, says Arval

Success with parcel delivery fleets is going to be ‘essential’ to the success of electric vans, according to vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval.   Simon Cook, Arval’s light commercial vehicle le...

2018-05-23

National Windscreens wins solus contract from Royal Mail for its 49,000-vehicle fleet

National Windscreens has been appointed by Royal Mail as sole supplier for its windscreen repair, replacement and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration requirements.As the universal service provider, delive...

2018-05-23

Government seeks new standards for vehicle tyres and brakes to tackle pollution

New standards for vehicle tyres and brakes to tackle particulate emissions from non-exhaust sources could be developed as part of the government’s newly published draft ‘Clean Air Strategy’.However, with transport rec...

2018-05-23

New-look eyecare website tool launched by Specsavers for fleet managers

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has updated its website, increasing its use as an eye care tool for fleet managers.The new site - www.specsavers.co.uk/corporate - is designed to be much more intuitive and user-friendly. It als...

2018-05-23

Vehicle rental giant rebrands to recognise mobility influence

Vehicle rental giant Europcar has rebranded as Europcar Mobility Group in recognition of a broadening of transport solutions provided in a changing marketplace.From a car rental specialist, the company says it has become a...

2018-05-23

Jaguar Land Rover boss tells government ‘be clear on car policy’

The managing director of Jaguar Land Rover in the UK has accused the government of scaring off car buyers and damaging the motor industry with its lack of clarity on vehicle emissions and car taxation policy.Addressing dele...

2018-05-23

Report questions safety of driverless vehicles amid more complex decision-making

Automated vehicles promised more safety by eliminating crashes linked to human error, but claims that self-driving cars could avoid 90% of road deaths by eliminating those mistakes were untested, according to a new report ...

2018-05-23

Fleet operators told ‘don’t panic’ over GDPR introduction

Fleet operators have been told “don’t panic” over the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force today (Friday, 25 May).Vehicle camera and mobile tracking system supplier Cry...

2018-05-23