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Natalie Middleton

Pan-European telematics system to save fleets time and money

4 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed Fraikin Vision, the web-based system has been developed by the commercial vehicle fleet management and transport solutions provider to enable fleets to keep track of driver status, vehicle locations, journey history and progress, … Read More »

Cineworld inks sole supplier fleet contract with Pendragon Contracts

4 years ago / 0 comments

The leading multiplex cinema chain previously split its fleet between Pendragon Contracts and various brokers but, following a sole supplier selection process, will use Pendragon Contracts to manage the maintenance of its full fleet … Read More »

Geneva News: Kia unveils MINI-rivalling concept

4 years ago / 0 comments

The carmaker says the Rio-based model hints at a potential future B-segment vehicle. Gregory Guillaume, chief designer at Kia's European styling base in Frankfurt, described it as ‘an emotional and muscular car aimed at … Read More »

Beat 1 April tax changes with immediate Mazda6 fleet delivery, says Mazda

4 years ago / 0 comments

From 1 April 2013, the introduction of lower company car emission thresholds is set to hit capital write down allowances. The move means that outright purchase fleets will only be able to benefit from … Read More »

Hyundai tops i40 with new Premium SE trim

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new trim sits above the current Premium trim and essentially offers as standard the items from the previous Comfort, Vision and Assist packs, including heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats … Read More »

Volvo launches professional driver package to attract more chauffeur fleets

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new package incorporates a pre-owned Volvo offering to provide chauffeurs with an alternative to buying new with the same level of service. It also includes an in-car black box recording camera for collision … Read More »

Fleets to receive £5,000 grant for Volvo plug-in diesel hybrid

4 years ago / 0 comments

The scheme is intended to offer incentives for buyers to choose new ultra-low carbon cars and the addition of the V60 plug-in to the list of eligible cars will bring the purchase price down … Read More »

Tax changes increase attractiveness of hybrids, says Fleet Alliance

4 years ago / 0 comments

From April, the threshold for the main rate of capital allowances for business cars reduces from 160g/km to 130g/km, while the threshold for claiming 100% first year capital allowances falls from cars emitting 110g/km … Read More »

Cascada, ADAM and Mokka to become halo products for GM Europe

4 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking at the launch of production of the Cascada at the company's Gliwice plant in Poland, Mr Girsky said: ‘Along with the new Mokka, these are important models in terms of re-building our brand … Read More »

Government shows personal financial cost of drink-driving for first time with £50k pint campaign

4 years ago / 0 comments

More than 51,000 people were convicted of drink or drug driving in 2011. The Institute of Advanced Motorists has now calculated the average cost of a drinking and driving conviction at £50,800, broken down … Read More »

JCT600 appoints volume group fleet manager

4 years ago / 0 comments

As volume group fleet manager at the independently owned motor group, McFadzen will lead a team managing customer and brand relationships across all the company’s various motor brands as well as seeking new business … Read More »

TMC advises fleet fuel claims review as HMRC announces latest AFR changes

4 years ago / 0 comments

The fuel and mileage cost management specialists at the Miles Consultancy (TMC) have said that fleets may gain slightly from using real-world costs to calculate mileage repayments for drivers in company cars rather than … Read More »

Weather and stock keep used car market in stable, reports CDL VIPDATA

4 years ago / 0 comments

Gavin Amos, head of valuation services, said: ‘The recent bout of snow should have caused the phones to start ringing at any dealership with a stock of 4x4s but it hasn’t been the case. … Read More »

Analyse fleet rental needs to manage suppliers more effectively, says Enterprise Rent-A-Car

4 years ago / 0 comments

The rental giant notes that many businesses now are turning to rental as an alternative to pool cars and grey fleet mileage reimbursement as well as for medium and long-term solutions. As a result, … Read More »

Gunnebo turns to Masternaut to reduce critical response times

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company’s portfolio of physical security equipment is all preventatively and reactively serviced and maintained by a mobile workforce. These engineers are on call 24/7, and drive a fleet of response vehicles that are … Read More »

EST calls for applications for latest Plugged-In Fleets initiative

4 years ago / 0 comments

The initiative, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, follows the successful completion of the original Plugged-in Fleets Initiative (PIFI), which demonstrated how 20 of the UK’s leading organisations from the public and … Read More »

CAP reinforces manufacturing sector focus with new key sales appointment

4 years ago / 0 comments

The appointment is part of CAP’s on-going strategic investment in the development of OEM-specific data, insight and decision-support tools, which h as seen the scope of key sales roles broaden to encompass input into … Read More »

Chevrolet among first car brands to offer Siri eyes free integration

4 years ago / 0 comments

Siri Eyes Free can be used by iPhone users to perform a number of tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. ‘We are excited about … Read More »

Kwik-Fit restructures to focus on outright-purchase fleets

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company says that outright-purchase fleets have always been a key target market but its increased focus on the light commercial vehicle sector has highlighted major additional business opportunities. As a result, its new … Read More »

Tim Laver appointed to ALD board

4 years ago / 0 comments

Mel Dawson, managing director of ALD Automotive, said: ‘Tim has played an important role in the development and financial success of our business. This move ensures we have the right financial leadership in place … Read More »