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Toyota appoints European chief quality officer

7 years ago / 0 comments

In an impromptu visit to Europe, Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, made the formal announcement that Didier Leroy, EVP, Toyota Motor Europe, would assume the post of chief quality officer for Europe. … Read More »

HiQ hits £50,000 target for Breast Cancer Care

7 years ago / 0 comments

The fast fit network says that it hit the five-figure target last season, thanks in the main to the kind hearts of BTCC supporters, who gave generously to the cause throughout the 2009 season. … Read More »

Budget 2010: GE Capital response

7 years ago / 0 comments

'Yesterday’s Budget announcement has very little impact on fleets. Whilst the Government announced that company car tax would be halved for cars emitting between 1 and 75g CO2 per km, these vehicles do not … Read More »

Hyundai and Kia to use Parrot hands-free technology in Europe

7 years ago / 0 comments

Under the move, Hyundai will equip its Tucson and ix35 models with the technology, which features a Speaker -Independent Voice Recognition solution in 20 languages. To place a hands-free phone call via Bluetooth, customers … Read More »

CFC Solutions sees sharp rise in driving licence checks

7 years ago / 0 comments

The company says that the number of checks has quadrupled in the last year as fleet interest in the issue continues to grow. This has led to its Licence Link product – which checks … Read More »

Navman Wireless partnership could cut insurance premiums

7 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle tracking specialist says it believes the partnership reflects an increasing trend for insurers to take the technology into account when assessing risk. ‘Vehicle tracking gives companies total visibility of their entire fleet,’ … Read More »

Budget 2010: Equalease response

7 years ago / 0 comments

In the Budget, Chancellor Alistair Darling announced the launch of a new national investment corporation, to be called UK Finance For Growth, which will streamline and improve the offer to SMEs. This will also … Read More »

Budget 2010: TMC response

7 years ago / 0 comments

'Not including fuel duty, the last three budgets have added over £400 million to the tax burden on fleets and company car drivers over the next three years, through higher BIK on cars and … Read More »

Ford aims to top company car wish list with new pricing initiative

7 years ago / 0 comments

The move means that prices for the new S-Max now start from £20,645, with the new Galaxy priced from £22,945 and the latest Mondeo priced from £17,295. Combined with the lower CO2 ratings of … Read More »

Used LCV market sets new record for average values, says BCA

7 years ago / 0 comments

It is now the fourth consecutive month to set a record value, a run that has seen average values improve by a significant £727 – equivalent to a 18.8% increase over the period. The … Read More »

Specsavers registers significant growth in the corporate market

7 years ago / 0 comments

Sales figures released by the company reveal a strong trading performance for the company's 2009/10 accounts, with a massive 38% year-on-year increase for the quarter ending February 2010. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare says it has … Read More »

Royal Mail boosts fleet performance

7 years ago / 0 comments

C-track was fitted on 8,000 vehicles in the Royal Mail fleet to improve route planning and analysis, enhance driver performance and increase management control. The web-based, multi-user solution, which can support up to 3,000 … Read More »

Mycompanyfleet develops enhanced driver checking solution

7 years ago / 0 comments

The new service not only checks and validates driver licence status, but also carries out deeper background checking of a driver’s qualifications, references and even criminal record. Mycompanyfleet, the automotive arm of HR solutions … Read More »

Budget 2010: Arval response

7 years ago / 0 comments

Fuel The phased approach to the previously planned rise in fuel duty, with the now smaller fuel price rises happening in April and October 2010 and January 2011, may come as positive news for … Read More »

City of London Corporation takes delivery of electric van

7 years ago / 0 comments

The City of London is the local authority responsible for the famous "square mile", and says that it sees low-carbon technology as vital to efforts to reduce vehicle emissions in the capital. The battery-powered … Read More »

Mazda to license Prius hybrid technology from Toyota

7 years ago / 0 comments

Mazda says it plans to combine the hybrid system taken from the Prius with its next-generation SKY engine that is currently under development, with the resultant hybrid vehicle set to go on sale starting … Read More »

Plans for "hydrogen network" in London unveiled

7 years ago / 0 comments

Under the plans, the London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP) is working with London boroughs and private landowners to deliver at least six refuelling sites to run hydrogen-powered vehicles in the capital over the next two … Read More »

Keyfuels fuel card now offers payment method for M6 Toll

7 years ago / 0 comments

From 2 April, Keyfuels card holders will receive a monthly invoice for their fleet's M6 Toll charges alongside their fuel transactions. Designed to make the expense process more cost- and time-effective for businesses, the … Read More »

Salary sacrifice cars "leaner and greener", says Tusker

7 years ago / 0 comments

Watford-based Tusker, which was one of the UK’s salary sacrifice "early adopters", having launched its SalarySacrifice4Cars scheme (SS4C) in 2008, says that it is seeing huge interest currently and has recently signed a number … Read More »

Lombard: fleets misunderstanding salary sacrifice

7 years ago / 0 comments

The leasing firm said that a large number of fleets still think salary sacrifice is a money-saving opportunity, when in fact the intention is that they should be cost neutral. Paulo Larkman, head of … Read More »


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