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New ADLV Team Eyes Evolving Opportunities Including GDPR

Several new faces have joined the Association for Driving Licence Verification (www.ADLV.co.uk ) board. The changes, made in accordance with the Association’s founding charter, see Licence Check’s Terry Hiles elected a...

2017-08-31

Drivers in denial - motorists play the blame game

With up to half a million new cars being registered in September, over 11m motorists do not want future car technology to prevent them from breaking the law – like speeding or illegally using a phone. Revealing double ...

2017-08-31

Emissions from electric vehicles fall by two thirds thanks to greener electricity generation

As more renewables replace coal on the power system – the electricity we use is getting cleaner, making electric cars and SUVs better than ever for lowering our carbon emissions.The latest Electric Insights report, prod...

2017-08-31

Three new guide papers available for free download from FleetCheck

Three new guide papers designed to help fleets gain expertise in key areas have been created for free download by FleetCheck.   Called “Grey Fleets: Hidden and Unmonitored”, “What is Fleet Management?” an...

2017-08-31

KPMG strengthens UK Mobility 2030 team with senior appointment

KPMG has appointed Christoph Domke to lead its Commercial Mobility function as a Director within its Mobility 2030 practice. The professional services firm’s Mobility 2030 practice provides global insights and support to...

2017-08-31

Survey reveals support for fining motorists for using parent-and child parking bays

A new survey carried out by YourParkingSpace.co.uk reveals that over half want to fine motorists who use parent-and-child parking spaces when they don’t have a child in the car. Of the 500 people who took part, over a...

2017-08-31

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK given unlimited volunteering hours

All colleagues at Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd have now been given the unique opportunity to utilise an unlimited amount of volunteering hours as part of the newly-launched ‘Give Back Programme’ – a new internal corpora...

2017-08-31

Mini Electric concept revealed

Almost 10 years after MINI E laid the foundations for production-standard battery electric vehicles within the BMW Group, the new Mini Electric will make its premiere at the Frankfurt motor show. This debut follow...

2017-08-31

Electric vehicle charging on highways with second-life batteries

UK-based Connected Energy and Groupe Renault have installed two quick-charge stations based on the innovative E-STOR energy storage technology on highways in Belgium and Germany.  Motorists there will be the first in ...

2017-08-31

New BMW i3 and i3S unveiled

With over 8,000 vehicles sold in the UK since launch, the BMW i3 is the best-selling electric car in the premium compact segment. Now, the story is set to continue with a major refresh, new technology and the addition of a...

2017-08-31

Škoda contract grows with Clancy Plant

Clancy Plant, the service provider of all plant and transport requirements to The Clancy Group, has renewed its long-standing vehicle agreement with Škoda UK. The new contract has already delivered 11 vehicles and wi...

2017-08-31

Hyundai launches scrappage and emission reduction scheme

Hyundai Motor has launched an innovative new petrol and diesel scrappage and trade-in scheme that offers up to £5,000 off the price of a new model and seeks to improve air quality across the UK by making it easier and mor...

2017-08-31

Drivers need reassurance if truck platoons are to deliver

With the Department of Transport announcing the trialling of platoons of self-driving lorries on England's motorways, IAM Roadsmart is advising there must be more reassurances on issues such as cyber attacks as well as basi...

2017-08-31

Aston Barclay opens new Donington Park Mega Centre

Aston Barclay has announced an opening date for its new Donington Park Mega Centre – the 28th September 2017.  It’s less than five weeks to go until the site hosts its first sale with 250 used cars being enter...

2017-08-31

Fleets need a balanced view on vehicle choice, says Fleet Alliance

Vehicle selection has to be more carefully evaluated than ever before, but diesel still has an important role to play although its importance will diminish over time. That’s the view from Fleet Alliance, which is advisin...

2017-08-31

RAC comments on DfT attitude survey on transport and mobile phone use at the wheel

The Department for Transport has published a report on public attitudes towards transport which highlights that 71% of drivers feel that the law on using a handheld mobile phone is not enforced properly. RAC road safety...

2017-08-31

UK car buyers to benefit from toughest-ever emissions tests

Motorists are set to benefit from more realistic emissions and fuel economy performance data after two new groundbreaking EU car tests come into force today, replacing a single test that hasn’t been updated for some 20 y...

2017-09-01

VW launches new UK diesel scrappage scheme

Volkswagen UK is offering customers discounts of up to £6,000 to trade in diesel vehicles when buying a new car. All the Volkswagen UK brands - including Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles - will part...

2017-09-01

LowCVP launches WLTP information portal

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has launched an information portal to give clarity and consistency about the introduction and progressive adoption of the new WLTP fuel economy test, at www.lowcvp.org.uk/initiat...

2017-09-01

Licence Bureau leads the way in licence checking ahead of GDPR compliance

Licence Bureau has cemented its position as the UK’s leading driving licence validation provider as more companies continue to switch to online licence checking as a means of fleet compliance.   According to t...

2017-09-01

Ford launches new Transit PHEV ahead of London fleet trial

Ford’s new plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Transit Custom van, designed to help improve local air quality by running solely on electric power for the majority of city journeys, has made its debut at the Cenex Low Carbon V...

2017-09-06

Scotland to phase out new petrol and diesel cars by 2032

Scotland plans to phase out new petrol and diesel cars by 2032, eight years earlier than under proposals recently set out by the London government, as part of a move to a low carbon economy.   The Scottish Gover...

2017-09-06

New car sales fall as businesses and consumers wait for plate change

The brake was applied to new car registrations in August as businesses and consumers delayed purchases to take advantage of September’s plate change.   A total of 76,433 new cars were registered last month, a ...

2017-09-06

Drivers face bans for using mobile phones as satnavs

Drivers who use their mobile phones as satellite navigation devices risk being banned from driving, police chiefs have warned.   Tougher penalties, which came into force in April, were intended to clampdown on ...

2017-09-06

ICFM ‘Big Data Masterclass’ in demand: fleet decision-makers urged to book places

Fleet decision-makers have been urged to book their places for the forthcoming ICFM Masterclass focusing on ‘big data’, which is rapidly transforming the long-established fleet management model.   ICFM’s t...

2017-09-06

Chevin launches new API to enhance integration opportunities for fleet software

Fleet management software provider Chevin has launched a standard API (application programming interface) tool for its FleetWave product.   Designed to be the central hub for all asset, fleet and driver-related...

2017-09-06

SEAT launches Ibiza four-day test drive programme for fleets

SEAT has expanded its four-day test drive scheme to include the latest incarnation of its Ibiza for business drivers and fleet decision-makers.   The programme provides greater access to the latest models in the...

2017-09-06

Record entries for FTA Driver of the Year competition

A record number of van and truck drivers have entered this year’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) Driver of the Year competition.   Open to all UK drivers from any business sector, the 2017 FTA Driver of t...

2017-09-06

Go Ultra Low companies hit 100 as top UK organisations embrace EV future

OVO Energy, Oxford City Council, Santander UK, Swansea University and Gatwick Airport are among the latest private and public sector organisations to become ‘Go Ultra Low Companies’ - signing-up to a clean, green motor...

2017-09-06

Long-awaited tough new emissions test comes into force

Long-awaited tough new car emissions tests have come into force promising to deliver to fleets more representative carbon dioxide CO2 and fuel economy figures as laboratory tests have been overhauled in line with modern dri...

2017-09-06

Arval launches ‘My Arval Mobile’ to enhance digital experience for drivers

Arval has launched a new version of its ‘My Arval Mobile’ app for fleet drivers. More user-friendly and more modern, the app is claimed to offer a completely new experience by introducing new functions to access the co...

2017-09-06

Mercedes-Benz Vans serves up a tasty solution for Tiffin Sandwiches

When it comes to reliability and fuel economy, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is ‘the best thing since sliced bread’ according to Tiffin Sandwiches, the UK’s largest independent wholesale sandwich producer, which is now ...

2017-09-06

Mileage adjustment should be regulated to put a stop to clocking, says VRA

Regulation should be introduced to bring a much higher level of control to the mileage adjustment sector, believes the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA). The trade organisation, which represents companies that are in...

2017-09-06

APD highlights how data drives customer care and reveals five ‘golden rules’

Customer feedback provides manufacturers and fleet companies with the vital data they need to drive their customers’ care, make them feel extra special and to generate more enquiries and increase conversions, according t...

2017-09-06

Essential Fleet supercharge fleet management with r2c Online

Specialist fleet management provider Essential Fleet Services has adopted r2c Online’s digital platform to manage fleet and workshop compliance for its commercial vehicle and specialist vehicle fleet. Anthony Doherty, ...

2017-09-06

South Western Ambulance Service rolls out Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres on fleet

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is completing a roll out of Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres across its 200-car ‘rapid response’ fleet, reducing the number of tyre changes required by its previous wint...

2017-09-06

Grosvenor Leasing enjoys ‘easi business growth’ following the launch of new service

Having your fleet managed the easi way is claimed to be proving popular following the launch of an innovative new service from Grosvenor Leasing.   easi-Fleet Management, Grosvenor’s fleet management solution ...

2017-09-06

Hurst Plastics locks onto savings with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Door manufacturer Hurst Plastics has found the key to more flexible, cost-effective fleet operation, with a little help from Mercedes-Benz Vans’ Retailer of the Year.   The Hull-based company acquired its 15 ne...

2017-09-06

Menzies Distribution acquires UK’s largest all-electric delivery fleet

Logistics specialist Menzies Distribution has acquired London-based Gnewt Cargo, the all-electric delivery provider for an undisclosed sum.   Gnewt Cargo, which was founded in 2008, provides final-mile delivery...

2017-09-08

Unleaded petrol price set to overtake diesel for the first time in over a year

A hike in unleaded petrol prices on the forecourt in the coming days is being predicted by the RAC largely as a result of Storm Harvey in the southern United States.  The price of a litre of petrol could rise by up ...

2017-09-08

Super-fast EV recharging points on forecourts are the future, says National Grid

A national network of “a few thousand” super-fast electric vehicle charging forecourts with the capability of ‘fuelling’ a car or van at a speed similar to filling up with petrol or diesel today is forecast for the ...

2017-09-08

Organisations join forces to deliver EV charging across nationwide forecourt network

ChargePoint Services and Motor Fuel Group have signed a partnership deal for the roll-out of forecourt electric vehicle charging across their UK network.The proposed roll-out is claimed to be the first of its kind in the e...

2017-09-08

Changes at the top at Gain Solutions

Marcus Blakemore has been promoted to managing director, with Robin Watson becoming the first chairman of Gain Solutions, which offers fleet and dealer independent solutions covering all aspects of the management of captiv...

2017-09-08

London on course for ‘charge rage’ unless demand for EV charging points is met

London’s roads could see a ‘charge rage’ epidemic if the predicted demand for electric car charging points is not met, according to a new report.‘Clearing the Air’, by London Assembly member Shaun Bailey, found ...

2017-09-08

SMH £16m fleet investment on schedule for early autumn opening

What is claimed to be the largest UK investment in the vehicle fleet market, totalling some £16 million by SMH Fleet Solutions, is close to completion and will open for business in early October.The purpose-built 40,000 sq...

2017-09-08

Brake offers free webinar on addressing fleet driver attitudes

Road safety charity Brake is running a webinar for fleet managers and road safety professionals on investigating crashes and near-misses to mitigate and manage risk to prevent similar incidents in the future.   ...

2017-09-08

Pendragon launches free fleet cost reduction guide

Pendragon Vehicle Management (PVM) published a 30-point ‘how to’ guide on cost reduction for fleets.Having supplied thousands of fleet vehicles to UK companies across numerous sectors, PVM has pooled together more than ...

2017-09-08

Fleet benchmarking exercise shows breakdown by industry sector for the first time

New benchmarking figures released by Arval’s Corporate Vehicle Observatory show how fleets compare across five major areas of UK industry for what is thought to be the first time.The exercise, covering 10,558 cars and va...

2017-09-08

Commuters slow to a crawl hits businesses as city driving speeds plummet

Nightmare commutes could soon be the norm around the country, with average driving speeds falling within some of the UK’s major cities in just one year.The survey covering 450,000 journeys in Q2 of 2016 and Q2 of 2017 b...

2017-09-08

Commercial fleet operators applaud Venson and FTA’s courses

Venson Automotive Solutions and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) have delivered more than 12 Van Fleet Certificate of Excellence courses arming fleet chiefs with the knowledge needed to ensure best practice.A total ...

2017-09-08

Drivers urged not to risk lives by using the phone

Road safety and breakdown specialist GEM Motoring Assist is urging all drivers to put safety first and refrain from using their mobile phones at the wheel. The call comes six months after new, tougher sanctions were i...

2017-09-08

Iceland racks up a Mercedes-Benz Vans milestone

Iceland Foods has taken delivery of its 1,000th Mercedes-Benz Sprinter panel van, four years after resolving to switch its entire fleet of home delivery vehicles to the German marque.The landmark vehicle, a Sprinter 314 CDI...

2017-09-08

Arval UK sees major efficiencies in electronic deliveries through moDel

Arval UK, one of the country’s largest leasing and fleet management providers, says it has witnessed a series of major efficiencies in its new vehicle delivery and used vehicle collection operations since switching to th...

2017-09-08

Waterlogic refreshes its fleet with Fraikin

Fraikin has delivered a fleet of 19 new commercial vehicles to Waterlogic on full-service contract hire, strengthening a 13-year relationship with the national water cooler company.The new deal is structured over four years...

2017-09-08

National Windscreens retains preferred supplier status with ARI Fleet UK

National Windscreens has retained preferred supplier status with ARI Fleet UK, part of the world’s largest privately held family-owned fleet management company.   ARI Fleet UK renewed its contract for a further...

2017-09-08

Brake takes essential fleet road safety training to Scotland

Road safety charity Brake, with the support of vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval and Kennedys legal advice, will deliver two days of road safety training in Edinburgh.   The training course offer...

2017-09-08

Major construction fleet branches out into vehicle leasing

One of the UK’s leading suppliers to the construction industry in East Anglia and the East Midlands has launched a vehicle leasing division.   Mick George, which operates a fleet in excess of 400 different veh...

2017-09-08

Fleet and manufacturer optional extras strategies to change with arrival of WLTP

Fleets as well as motor manufacturers are expected to have to reconsider their vehicle optional extra strategies with the introduction of the new vehicle emissions and MPG test procedure, known as Worldwide harmonised Ligh...

2017-09-13

Business vehicle leasing demand increases but rate of growth in the slow lane

Demand for vehicle leasing by businesses continues to grow, although the rate of expansion has slowed, according to the latest British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) survey.The BVRLA’s survey for the secon...

2017-09-13

Tax experts ask ‘when is a van not a van’ and call for HMRC clarification

A leading firm of accountants and business advisers has called on HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to clarify its benefit-in-kind tax guidance on company cars and vans with double cab pick-ups a specific concern.   ...

2017-09-13

Arval launches online customer community

Vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval has launched a new online community which encourages customers to engage with its experts, provide feedback on a range of subjects, and get involved in discussions with th...

2017-09-13

Compensation payout changes to crash victims could signal insurance premium cuts

Measures to change the way compensation payouts are calculated have been unveiled by Lord Chancellor David Lidington and could signal reduced insurance premiums.   The announcement follows a pledge made by ...

2017-09-13

Maserati restructures corporate team to meet sales growth

Maserati GB has restructured its corporate sales team in the wake of continuing sales growth with Howard Dalziel promoted to the role of national corporate sales manager.   Mr Dalziel takes on the role having pre...

2017-09-13

Mobile phone industry urged to cut driver distraction with ‘opt out’ handset tool

A group of road charities and organisations has written to Android, Microsoft and the GSMA (Groupe Spéciale Mobile Association), urging them to include an ‘opt out' driving mode as standard across mobile handsets. &...

2017-09-13

Activate Group launches into fleet and insurance sector with three acquisitions

A new group of companies has been launched bringing together service providers for a nationwide customer base of clients in the vehicle fleet management and motor insurance sector.   Led by an experienced executi...

2017-09-13

Work pressures undermine a good night’s sleep that helps keep drivers alert

Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to ensure they get sufficient sleep before getting behind the wheel with work pressures keeping many people awake at night, it is claimed.&n...

2017-09-13

‘Grey fleet’ drivers fail to undertake vehicle maintenance checks

At-work drivers who drive their own cars for work, the so-called ‘grey fleet’, do not always carry out basic safety checks on their vehicles, according to new research from Enterprise Rent-A-Car.   The study ...

2017-09-13

Eye health crisis set to deepen, reveals new report

One in five people (20%) will live with sight loss in their lifetime despite at least half of all cases being avoidable, a new report published by charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and high street opt...

2017-09-13

Euro NCAP to hold car makers accountable for autonomous car safety

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), which sets vehicle occupant protection standards via a star-rating system, has laid down the foundations for the safety assessment of autonomous vehicles.   ...

2017-09-13

Nationwide Windscreen Services continues to expand with TCH Leasing deal

Automotive glazing repair and replacement specialist Nationwide Windscreen Services has been awarded the contract to supply TCH Leasing and its customers with a full range of services.   As part of the contract ...

2017-09-13

Goodyear conducts ‘intelligent’ tyre fleet trial to maximise vehicle uptime

Goodyear has equipped a fleet of electric cars with wireless sensors in its tyres to improve overall tyre management and maximise vehicle uptime.   The trial is being undertaken in association with Tesloop, a Cal...

2017-09-13

Cox Automotive appoints Nothard to external relations role

Automotive solutions and service provider Cox Automotive, whose stable of brands include vehicle remarketing company Manheim, has appointed Philip Nothard as head of external relations.   Mr Nothard has more than...

2017-09-13

Chargemaster launches ‘low-cost’ Powercharge workplace EV charger

Chargemaster has launched Powercharge, which is claims is a new cost-effective and compact electric vehicle charging point, designed specifically for workplace charging.   The new Powercharge unit can provide b...

2017-09-13

Volvo Car appoints Beattie as new head of business sales

Steve Beattie has been appointed head of business sales of Volvo Car UK with immediate effect.   Mr Beattie will be responsible for overseeing all of Volvo’s fleet and corporate sales in the UK, with particula...

2017-09-13

Europcar adds all-new Volkswagen Crafter to commercial fleet

Europcar UK has added 170 new Volkswagen Crafter panel vans to its commercial fleet.   Reflecting the long-standing partnership between Europcar and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the addition of the new vans p...

2017-09-13

Tusker sees 10% rise in ultra-low emission vehicles in salary sacrifice schemes

Specialist salary sacrifice provider Tusker has reported a 10% rise in the number of ultra-low emission vehicles delivered under employer schemes following the 6 April introduction of Optional Remuneration Arrangements (Op...

2017-09-13

Date set for autumn 2017 Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced that the government will publish its autumn Budget on Wednesday, 22 November.   The autumn Budget will set out the government’s plans for the economy ba...

2017-09-20

European vehicle manufacturers set car and van CO2 2030 emission reduction targets

European vehicle manufacturers have proposed a 20% carbon dioxide (CO2) cut in car emissions by 2030 and a 13% cut in van emissions by the same date, compared with their 2021 new registration fleet average.   Man...

2017-09-20

One in three UK businesses slow to adopt new technology

Almost a third of businesses (31%) admit being slow to adopt technological innovations, according to a new study conducted among senior managers in 400 companies with five employees or more by TomTom Telematics.   ...

2017-09-20

BVRLA calls for ‘progressive company car tax regime’ to stop high CO2 PCH opt out

The government has been urged to introduce a “progressive company car tax regime” that does not encourage employees to opt into personal contract hire schemes and selecting vehicles with higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emis...

2017-09-20

Fleet managers back Clean Air Zones, but want further EV recharging investment

Fleet managers are largely supportive of the introduction of more Clean Air Zones to UK cities, but are concerned about investment in the UK’s electric vehicle infrastructure to support the running of alternatively-fuell...

2017-09-20

Brake backs 20mph urban speed limit in Scotland

A proposal for a bill to replace the current 30mph default speed limit on restricted roads in built-up areas with a 20mph limit in Scotland has won the support of road safety charity Brake   The charity has issue...

2017-09-20

ProVision launches fleet risk assessment tool

ProVision has launched a fleet risk assessment tool for commercial fleet operators, to provide insights on how to improve safety and reduce risk.   The new Fleet Risk Assessment Tool is available, free of charg...

2017-09-20

Motorists demand end to ‘self-policing’ by private parking industry

The RAC is backing MP Sir Greg Knight’s private member’s bill to tackle rogue private parking companies head on by introducing better regulation to protect motorists, as research showed overwhelming support for such pr...

2017-09-20

Growth in online retail sales fuels demand and prices of 3.5 tonne panel vans, says SVA

The 3.5 tonne panel van market is already showing signs of “hotting up” prior to the anticipated growth in online retail sales this Christmas, according to Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA).   Following two rec...

2017-09-20

Jaama launches game-changing app delivering huge fleet and driver benefits

Fleet innovation-focused Jaama has launched a game-changing smartphone app delivering benefits to fleet managers thanks to ‘auto-triggering’, as well as simplifying tasks for drivers.   Unlike other apps, ‘...

2017-09-20

UK introduction of E10 petrol can helps meet transport carbon targets

The availability of E10 petrol - a biofuel made up of 90% regular unleaded and 10% ethanol - would be one of the most cost-effective means of rapidly reducing carbon emissions from road transport currently available to the...

2017-09-20

BMW, Mercedes, VW and Ogilvie Fleet celebrate multiple successes at industry Awards

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Ogilvie Fleet were the big winners at trade publication BusinessCar’s first-ever awards evening.   The BusinessCar Awards are actually in their 11th year and the event saw BM...

2017-09-20

Arval expands Outsourcing Solutions to meet fleet customer demand

Arval, which claims to be the European leader in multi-brand company vehicle leasing, is enhancing its outsourcing solutions.   Arval has invested in completely redesigning Arval Outsourcing Solutions around th...

2017-09-20

Toll charges to be cut at Severn Crossings on the road to abolition

The government has announced the schedule for abolishing toll charges on the Crossings across the River Severn linking England and Wales.   The Crossings will revert to Government control on 8 January, 2018, aft...

2017-09-20

Volkswagen Crafters make light work of the coffee run for Pelican Rouge

Pelican Rouge, a European leader in coffee roasting and solutions, has taken delivery of 62 Volkswagen Crafter vans.   In selected the vans, the company said it recognised the model’s reliability and Volkswagen...

2017-09-20

Ex-fleet and lease car values hit record levels at BCA

Used car values in the fleet and lease sector improved by an average £48 in August to a record £10,534, equivalent to a 0.4% rise, according to the latest data from remarketing giant BCA.      I...

2017-09-20

Samworth Brothers scoops double honours at FTA Driver of the Year 2017

Drivers from Samworth Brothers Supply Chain are holding a double celebration, after winning two major transport awards.   Thomas Kent achieved overall first place in the Freight Transpor...

2017-09-20

Inspect Any Car appoints VQS to support launch of new vehicle inspection service

Vehicle Quality Solutions (VQS) has been appointed as the vehicle inspection partner for a new service for drivers and fleet managers that is claimed to dramatically reduce end of lease return charges.   Inspect ...

2017-09-20

Addison Lee unlocks 20% tyre bill saving with Michelin

Business class car service Addison Lee, which operates the UK’s largest passenger car fleet, has reduced its annual tyre bill by 20% after adopting a Michelin CrossClimate+ policy, managed by Universal Tyre and Autocentr...

2017-09-20

Zenith appoints Lord Rose as chairman

Former Marks & Spencer boss Lord Stuart Rose has become chairman of vehicle leasing and fleet management company Zenith.   Lord Rose will juggle the position on top of his roles as chairman of online grocer ...

2017-09-20

‘Dirty’ diesel worse for the planet than petrol cars reveals new study

A new study shows that diesel cars not only pollute the air but also emit more climate-change emissions (CO2) than petrol cars.   The study by campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E), which has been ...

2017-09-20

New PHEV analysis raises doubts over suitability for fleet operations

New data from mileage audit and fuel expense management specialist TMC highlights the “worryingly-high fuel consumption and emissions in real-world driving” of plug-in hybrids raising doubts as to their suitability for...

2017-09-20

RGVA publishes free vehicle graphics guide to help prevent costly mistakes for fleets

Vehicle graphics specialist RGVA has created a free guide to vinyl wrapping that could potentially save businesses thousands of pounds, by helping them avoid sub-standard livery applications and second-rate workmanship. ...

2017-09-20

Bayer outsources management of UK fleet to Fleet Logistics

Life sciences company Bayer has outsourced the management of its UK fleet of 450 cars to fleet management specialist Fleet Logistics.   Fleet Logistics already manages around 3,400 cars across Europe on Bayer...

2017-09-20

LeasePlan joins EV100 initiative and speeds up employee transition to electric mobility

Global vehicle leasing and fleet management company LeasePlan has become a founding partner of EV100, a new major worldwide transport initiative designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles among corporate compan...

2017-09-20

Prestige Fleet Servicing launches ‘grey fleet’ driver service

Prestige Fleet Servicing has launched an online service for ‘grey fleet’ drivers and other motorists which is claimed to offer many of the benefits normally provided for company car drivers.   Using the them...

2017-09-20

Admiral and NWS confirm partnership for van automotive glazing services

Insurer Admiral has selected Nationwide Windscreen Services (NWS), on an exclusive basis and for a three-year term, to provide automotive glazing services for its van book of business.   Admiral identified NWS a...

2017-09-20

MaaS Scotland launched to promote smarter travel

A new organisation has been launched to support companies and organisations engaged in the development of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in Scotland   Officially launched this week by Technology Scotland and Scot...

2017-09-20

Manheim smashes summertime van records with average value price surge

Vehicle remarketing giant Manheim set new records in August with a 10.5% year-on-year increase in average van sale values.   Manheim’s average van selling price rose to £5,192, despite average damage...

2017-09-20

Brake forecast to be applied to UK new car sales in 2018

The brake is forecast to be applied to UK new car and van sales in 2018 marking the end of five years of strong sales growth fuelled by cheap financing deals, according to a new report by Euler Hermes, the world’s leadin...

2017-09-20

Ford Transit Custom is the smart choice for SSE meter fitters

Energy giant SSE has switched on to the Ford Transit Custom as the preferred workhorse for its army of smart meter installers, with 507 specially equipped examples joining its fleet.   The first of the liveried T...

2017-09-20

Alphabet publishes a driver’s guide to smart motorways

Business mobility specialist Alphabet has published a driver’s guide to smart motorways.   By 2020 there will be nearly 500 miles of smart motorway in the UK, more than double that compared to 2015.   ...

2017-09-20

DriveElectric launches initiative for EV drivers to sell electricity to energy market

DriveElectric, a UK provider of leased ultra-low emission vehicles, has launched a Vehicle to Grid (V2G) service for electric vehicle drivers, both at home and at the workplace.   V2G charging equipment allows el...

2017-09-20