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Car auction independence at risk

10 months ago / 0 comments

The independence of UK car auctions is at risk – that’s the message from Matt Dale, director of vehicle remarketing specialist G3. Matt Dale, director of vehicle remarketing at G3 The bold statement comes ... Read More »

Order of service: How service plans could aid SMEs

10 months ago / 0 comments

Service plans sales have grown in the retail sector and could play a useful cost control role for SMEs too. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Changing the law for autonomous vehicles

10 months ago / 0 comments

Nick Terry, a partner at Burton Copeland LLP Solicitors, explains why adapting the current law governing motor vehicles may not be enough to cater for the nuances of driverless cars. Current legislation is outdated … Read More »

Brand with a plan: How Vauxhall’s servicing initiative will benefit fleets

10 months ago / 0 comments

A new Vauxhall fleet initiative for servicing SME vehicles is to be welcomed. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader Last year was a record breaking one for ... Read More »

Supply demands: Why fleets should research their suppliers

10 months ago / 0 comments

The integrity of your suppliers is fundamental in running a successful fleet, says The Insider. The availability of robust independent data quantifying the return on investment from driver training and telematics is a major … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: John Ellis, MD of Nexus Vehicle Rental

10 months ago / 0 comments

First impressions count The importance of first impressions cannot be underestimated; the impact of your first interaction with a customer, supplier or member of your team can make or break the relationship you are … Read More »

Time to act on autonomous vehicles: Selwyn Cooper of Volvo

11 months ago / 0 comments

Selwyn Cooper, head of Business Sales, Volvo Car UK, on how developments in autonomous driving are likely to benefit fleets. There is not a day that goes by without the mention of autonomous driving … Read More »

What is the point of telematics if you don’t use it?

12 months ago / 0 comments

The majority of fleets now use one of the seemingly numerous telematics solutions available in the UK. These systems use a combination of technologies to monitor other road users, location, speed, driving behaviour, fuel … Read More »

A question of attitude

12 months ago / 0 comments

If you use local dealers to source and service your fleet vehicles then you might find it useful to know what they think of the brands they represent. Not all manufacturers own and operate … Read More »

Phoning it in

12 months ago / 0 comments

News that the Department for Transport has opened a public consultation on the possibility of increasing penalties for using a hand-held phone while driving has left me scratching my head in puzzlement. Surely it’s … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: FleetEurope’s John Yarroll

12 months ago / 0 comments

Taking the long-term view I’ve spent over 40 years in the rental and leasing industry; my formative years were spent in large, often multi-national corporations, the last 20 plus years as CEO of my … Read More »

Q&A: James O’Neill, UK sales manager at Ensto Chago

1 year ago / 0 comments

Why is it important for businesses to have charging points for their plug-in company cars and vans? The evolution of ‘smart’ homes and offices means an increase in reporting is available. As cars … Read More »

How a multi-supplier purchasing strategy can help future-proof your fleet

1 year ago / 0 comments

When the Office of National Statistics (ONS) announced the latest inflation rate for the UK, there was a snippet among its figures that should have acted as a red flag for fleet operators. … Read More »

Premium choice

1 year ago / 0 comments

No-one’s ever been fired for sourcing German cars for their company’s fleet. As well as being desirable for user-choosers, especially those with an eye for what looks good on their drives, they have gilt-edged … Read More »

The Insider: Quantifying the unquantifiables

1 year ago / 0 comments

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy evaluating a new product and trying to make a business case for it, and then seeing how other consequences of its use might come into … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: Selwyn Cooper, head of business sales, Volvo Car UK

1 year ago / 0 comments

Acting as the head of business sales Looking back over my 20 years with Volvo, I’ve been fortunate enough to work across all departments within the organisation to embed fleet and business sales … Read More »

Testing times: What the Government's MoT plans could mean for fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Government has got itself hot under the collar about extending the first MoT for cars from three to four years. The move was announced last July as part of Chancellor George Osborne's Budget … Read More »

The Insider: Feeling the (Ad)Blues

1 year ago / 0 comments

This month, I’m suffering from the AdBlues. Having read the available information, taken on board the published advice and informed our drivers well in advance, reality suggests we may have been misinformed. It was … Read More »

The Insider: A wishlist for 2016

1 year ago / 0 comments

Let’s start with the return of the spare wheel to all vehicles as standard. Damaged tyres are one of the biggest causes of trouble in fleet, and don’t even get me started on the … Read More »

What I've Learnt: Robert Pilkington of Ebbon-Dacs

1 year ago / 0 comments

Don’t assume you can do it all yourself Earlier in my career, when I was IT director, I felt that I was capable of designing anything from a software point of view and … Read More »


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