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Is a pool car always an expensive luxury?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Short-term rental versus long-term lease is a debate that will undoubtedly continue to rage in the offices of finance directors and fleet managers for years to come. When considering the pros and cons of … Read More »

Should we be worried?

2 years ago / 0 comments

It is worth reflecting on how far vehicle development has come over the last 40 years. Without delving into great detail, it does not require too much effort to track back to fairly recent … Read More »

What I've Learnt: Alphabet's Martin Quail

2 years ago / 0 comments

The value of keeping it personal In the business world, it is vital to ensure the tone you are using is relevant for the person you’re engaging with. Key to this is making sure … Read More »

The Insider: Getting into scrapes

2 years ago / 0 comments

  We are all good at complaining about end of contract damage charges, but the thing is, whether damage is incurred during the contract or at the end, we still have to pay for … Read More »

Q&A: Andrew Goodwin of Lex Autolease

2 years ago / 0 comments

How will it work? Customers of the RAC’s Business Club will now have the added capability to lease vehicles, provided by Lex Autolease, through the portal. Complementary fleet services will also be available, from … Read More »

What’s in store for dealers?

2 years ago / 0 comments

When it comes to choosing a dealer to do business with the overall look and feel of the showroom is an important deciding factor for fleet managers. With just about every volume and premium … Read More »

Fleet industry lacking a vibrant start-up innovation

2 years ago / 0 comments

After starting and growing two successful fleet businesses from the ground up in the last 10 years, entrepreneur and CEO of Fleetondemand Justin Whitston believes the lack of an eco system for start ups … Read More »

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 »


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