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Colour blindness

2 years ago / 0 comments

Ford famously once offered customers any colour they wanted so long as it was black. These days customers are more discerning and new cars can be ordered in a bewildering array of shades and … Read More »

Q&A: Peter Bridgen of FleetCor UK

2 years ago / 0 comments

  What is the Allstar One card? Customers have informed us that they find using two separate cards for Allstar and Keyfuels transactions a bit cumbersome, and we have listened to this feedback and … Read More »

The Insider: Ensuring insurance

2 years ago / 0 comments

  I’m slightly surprised that the idea of bundling motor insurance together with vehicle leasing is growing, even though it has a certain logic. It was always my understanding that fleet motor insurance was … Read More »

What I've Learnt: David Hosking of Tusker

2 years ago / 0 comments

On developing a strategic mind Spending time away from the operational side of the business to really focus on strategy and the future is, and was, a game changer. Back in 2008 I was … Read More »

Transformers coming to a vehicle near you – soon

2 years ago / 0 comments

The blockbuster franchise Transformers may have once seemed far-fetched and futuristic, but events last week proved that the so-called ‘Internet of Things’ is the here and now and can be used for bad as … Read More »

Q&A: Martin Port of BigChange

2 years ago / 0 comments

Martin Port, the UK founder of Masternaut, on the latest developments in the telematics market and his new venture, BigChange.

What I’ve learnt: Jo Elms, commercial director at LeasePlan

2 years ago / 0 comments

On having a work-life balance As a working mum with three children my life is pretty full on and not in a way which allows much 'me time' in the mix. A wise customer … Read More »

The Insider: A dystopian future

2 years ago / 0 comments

The suggestion that UK cities could have devolved powers to run their transport infrastructure fills me with dread. This seems to be on the grounds that if one national body can’t get it right, … Read More »

What I've Learnt: Alphabet's Nigel Trotman

2 years ago / 0 comments

Don’t underestimate the value of networking One of the main things I have learnt is how valuable networking with others within the industry can be. When I first started in the fleet industry, the … Read More »

The return of Renault

2 years ago / 0 comments

At the end of 2011 I was invited to a press conference by Renault. The timing was curious as there was no new car due to be launched and Dacia was still on the … Read More »

The Insider: You don’t know what you don’t know

2 years ago / 0 comments

  This week I learned of two more well-respected award-winning fleet managers whose roles have been outsourced. The first to a leasing company who promptly took on the redundant fleet manager themselves to help … Read More »

Vauxhall’s fresh approach

2 years ago / 0 comments

A growing number of car manufacturers talk about the importance of delivering top quality fleet services through their dealer networks. Fortunately, some are even backing their words with deeds. Take Vauxhall. You’d think the … Read More »

On the road: getting into scrapes

2 years ago / 0 comments

For those wont to visit the rolling hills and honeyhued architecture of Mudfordshire and then bang on at some length about how lucky I am to have such scenery on my doorstep, here are … Read More »

Devolution for road safety?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Progress in reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads varies dramatically across the UK, according to a new report.  The new analysis of accident figures from the RAC Foundation … Read More »

Acknowledging the best

2 years ago / 0 comments

  Who has the best fleet dealer network? The big boys Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Peugeot must be in the running. Perhaps the German premium triumvirate of Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz? Then there's relative … Read More »

Shades of grey

2 years ago / 0 comments

  Fifty shades of grey is a much-hyped book and film, but the title is curiously appropriate to that other well-known phenomenon, the grey fleet. Except there are many more shades than just 50. … Read More »

Q&A: Edmund King, president of the AA, on the company's plans for refinancing

2 years ago / 0 comments

What are the reasons for the refinancing? We have always said that reducing the amount of expensive debt we inherited from the previous private equity owners is a top priority. This refinancing will reduce … Read More »

Getting close to Infiniti

2 years ago / 0 comments

  Company car choice is an emotive issue for all companies from SMEs up to blue chips. The higher up the pay scale the more emotive this issue becomes. It used to be simple, … Read More »

6 steps to better Risk Management

2 years ago / 0 comments

    Seek expert advice Being ignorant of duty of care laws is unacceptable in today’s corporate climate, where information is readily available and hundreds of risk management solutions exist to help fleets stay … Read More »

The Insider: Spec adjusted

2 years ago / 0 comments

Cyclist safety is prominent in the news at the moment. We are encouraged to get out on our bikes to ease traffic congestion and aid our health and weight. It's a bit of a … Read More »


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