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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 »

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 »

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 »