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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 »

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 »

Upwardly mobile

2 years ago / 0 comments

  Mobility has fast become a buzzword across the fleet industry. The January issue of Fleet World posed the question ‘do mobility managers exist’ and I note that Alphabet no longer describes itself as … Read More »

Keeping your employees on the road

2 years ago / 0 comments

When an employee is out on the road, they become something of an unknown risk factor. From the vehicle they drive to their behaviour behind the wheel, if they are on company time, you … Read More »

How will we travel in years to come?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The question of how we might travel in years to come tends to provoke a multitude of fascinating responses depending on the people invited to comment and also the time period in question. There … Read More »

Q&A: HMRC on the new digital service for company car drivers

2 years ago / 0 comments

Why has the change been implemented? HMRC has introduced this new online trial service to make it easier for customers who have company cars to make changes to their tax code. They can use … Read More »

UK asset finance returns to pre-recession levels – but will the momentum last?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The continuing recovery in the UK economy has been reflected in the growth of asset finance, with businesses keen to use leasing and hire purchase to invest in a wide range of assets, with … Read More »

On the road: Speedy thinking

2 years ago / 0 comments

  The only thing that even faintly amuses me about Steve Harley (of popular beat combo Cockney Rebel fame) being fleeced to the tune of £1,000 for driving at 70mph in a temporary 40mph … Read More »

Rules and regulations

2 years ago / 0 comments

The way dealers sell cars and service customers has changed in recent years. Whether they planned to change their ways or had change thrust upon them is immaterial – the bottom line is that … Read More »

The Insider: Taking responsibility

2 years ago / 0 comments

  I'm not quite getting the idea of the latest news on the Corporate Manslaughter Act. Not that I wish to trivialise what is undoubtedly a serious subject and well-intentioned Act. Apparently it is … Read More »

On the road: Charging ahead

2 years ago / 0 comments

Three diverse brushes with the National Grid this last month have cornered me into contemplating anew our collective motoring future when the oil runs out… A week behind the wheel of Volkswagen’s Tetley-sponsored, all-electric … Read More »

Is the future electric for organisations?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Over the past year we’ve started to see a shift in attitudes towards electric vehicles (EVs). Once considered unfashionable, expensive and unachievable, EVs have now found their place among corporate fleets. So what has … Read More »

Short-term solution

2 years ago / 0 comments

Finding a good local short-term rental provider can be an issue for many businesses. The easy option is to source from one of the large national providers but access to them can be dependent … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: Julie Jenner

2 years ago / 0 comments

  Why I joined ACFO and the benefits it brings I joined ACFO in 1992 after inheriting responsibility for 35-40 company cars when working in the personnel department of my then employer. I knew … Read More »

Health care

2 years ago / 0 comments

Diabetes is the biggest threat to the workforce, so we are told, with the number of people diagnosed more than doubling from 1.4 million in 1996 to 2.9 million in 2013, and an expected … Read More »

The Insider: ESOS fables

2 years ago / 0 comments

By now I’m guessing you will have heard about ESOS. My first thought was “more work” followed by “jobs for the boys” but given that sometimes it’s good to get ideas from someone looking … Read More »

On the road: A bumpy ride

2 years ago / 0 comments

Which particular aspect of the UK's crumbling road infrastructure are you currently least gruntled with? Endless potholes? Incessant roadworks? Inadequate gritting in winter? Country lane surfaces knobblier than the face of a Doctor Who extra? … Read More »

The Insider: Things I hate to hear

2 years ago / 0 comments

I’ve been in fleet a long time now so for a change, I thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve really hated hearing over the years. All of them actually happened, for … Read More »

A touch of class

2 years ago / 0 comments

From the second quarter of 2015 Ford is launching its up-market Vignale sub-brand and the first model to wear the badge is the new generation Mondeo. It’s a bold move. Much of the Mondeo’s … Read More »

What I've Learnt: TMC's Paul Jackson

2 years ago / 0 comments

That people are “lazy” Everyone has times when they know they could make a change for the better but they end up giving into the temptation to stick with the devil they know. It … Read More »


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