Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo
Workbench Logo

Category : Latest News

Truck registrations still hard hit

7 years ago / 0 comments

The latest figures from the SMMT show that there were 13,099 registrations last month for the market as a whole, down 11.4% on the total for January 2008 and 34.5% for the rolling year. … Read More »

Lombard boss joins Carsite

7 years ago / 0 comments

A retail financial services professional, with extensive general insurance and asset finance experience, Mr Banister was responsible for bringing clarity to the benefits of personal leasing to the UK new car buyer at Lombard, … Read More »

Fleet & Lease values on the up again

7 years ago / 0 comments

This halted a three-month reverse that had taken £825 off the average value. Performance against CAP Clean also improved, up for the second month running and rising by over a point to 96.64%. Fleet … Read More »

Stay one step ahead of new VED regime

7 years ago / 0 comments

From this date, new cars will be subject to a new first-year VED rate, based on CO2 emissions and commonly referred to as a "showroom tax". This showroom tax will see cars with emissions … Read More »

New Movano built for practicality

7 years ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall says that the Movano is also an excellent base for conversions and will be available ex-works as a tipper, dropside and box van. The modular platform, developed jointly with Renault, comes with front … Read More »

Sales up 10.4% at Kwik-Fit Fleet

7 years ago / 0 comments

A large part of Kwik-Fit Fleet's sales growth has been the result of companies running their fleet vehicles for longer, leading to increased demand for replacement parts, including tyres The company also benefited as … Read More »

Contract extensions come in for criticism

7 years ago / 0 comments

As such, the leasing company is warning about the possible knock-on effects of running fleet vehicles for longer. Robert Kingdom, head of marketing at Masterlease, said: 'At Masterlease we are aware that businesses will … Read More »

2009 used car sales volumes lowest in a decade

7 years ago / 0 comments

In terms of age, the 0-3 year old cars suffered the most, with sales dropping by 15.4% when compared with Q4 2008, due to the boost in new car sales from the scrappage scheme, … Read More »

Pendragon Contracts and Trafficmaster team up for new services

7 years ago / 0 comments

The new agreement means that fleet directors and managers will be able to benefit from dynamic satellite navigation, live traffic information used to calculate the quickest route, stolen vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions. … Read More »

E-Class makes star debut at auction

7 years ago / 0 comments

A total of 150 vehicles from the Mercedes-Benz and smart range were offered at the event, including the E-Class Saloon and Coupé, which sold at an average price of £32,711. The average price of … Read More »

EVs trialled on A40 in Germany under pilot project

7 years ago / 0 comments

The "E-mobility in commuter traffic" development project for the Rhine-Ruhr region is being run by a group of research institutes and businesses. Companies participating comprise energy efficiency-related business RWE Effizienz GmbH, Renault Deutschland AG, … Read More »

SEAT opens dedicated fleet centre

7 years ago / 0 comments

The new facility, designed to work as an extension to the SEAT UK Fleet and Business field sales team and dealer network, has been established to further improve customers' experience of dealing with the … Read More »

Interactive new RoSPA website goes live

7 years ago / 0 comments

Intended to help visitors with answers to questions such as "are employers responsible for fatigued workers driving home" or "what is meant by the morning after effect in relation to drink driving", the site … Read More »

IRU says issue of self-employed drivers must be addressed

7 years ago / 0 comments

The IRU has called upon the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee in its forthcoming discussions on 17 March to follow the approach of its Rapporteur Mrs Edith Bauer (EPP Slovakia) and agree … Read More »

Fleet savings stack up with e-procurement

7 years ago / 0 comments

According to the company's research, by using e-procurement and electronic tracking of vehicles in the order pipeline, it is possible to generate savings through reduced acquisition and administration costs, improved productivity, fewer errors and … Read More »

Nissan to establish design studio in Beijing

7 years ago / 0 comments

Scheduled to open early in 2011, the studio in the Chao Yang district of Beijing is said to be the first design facility in China established by a Japanese automaker. 'With the addition of … Read More »

Focus on costs inspired growth in TMC Mileage Capture in 2009

7 years ago / 0 comments

The company’s growth was fired by firms wanting to control costs more proactively, it said. Paul Jackson, managing director of TMC – which was previously known as The Miles Consultancy, said: ‘Our growth last … Read More »

Over 122,000 penalties issued in European seatbelt campaign

7 years ago / 0 comments

Officers in 23 countries across Europe stopped vehicle occupants of all ages who were observed not using seatbelts. The campaign in February was co-ordinated by TISPOL, the pan-European traffic police organisation. TISPOL president Javier … Read More »

Van values up again, says Manheim

7 years ago / 0 comments

The company's data shows that values increased by 4.4% (£169) in February compared with the previous month. Average values have now increased in all but two of the last 13 months. Compared with February … Read More »

Market to benefit from global safety standard for EVs

7 years ago / 0 comments

Adopted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the new type approval requirements will ensure that electric and hybrid vehicles are as safe as conventional cars. A key consideration is that vehicles … Read More »


Strict Standards: mktime(): You should be using the time() function instead in /var/www/vhosts/fleetworld.co.uk/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/custom-background/includes/class.BackgroundsFrontend.php on line 347