Today in Fleet – Thursday 20 April
All the key news in fleet…
Groupe Renault UK appoints new managing director
Groupe Renault UK has appointed Vincent Tourette as managing director, effective immediately.
Tourette replaces Paul Flanagan, who moves onto a new role within the group to be announced shortly, and has worked for the Renault-Nissan Alliance for 23 years. Most recently, he was with Nissan, based in Tokyo, as vice-president, sales and marketing, with global responsibility for their LCV range.
Improving infrastructure critical to driving productivity, finds CBI
Improving the UK’s regional infrastructure, including roads, could add £175bn to England’s economy over the next decade, according to a new CBI report.
The analysis showed infrastructure’s crucial role in connecting businesses to supply chains and a greater talent pool. It adds that this is particularly important for the North of England, where better transport links could provide access to a population of up to 16 million – the same number that is within an hour of London today.
Brake guidance on assessing fitness to drive
Brake has published a new report to help fleets ensure their drivers are fit for the road.
Published in collaboration with Teletrac Navman, the report includes practical advice in the form of a fleet audit document.
The resource is available free of charge to all Brake Professional members through www.brakepro.org. Non-members can order the resources from the Brake shop, or join Brake Professional for £50 + VAT per year online, to access these and other resources.
Home improvement company outsources to TCH
Thistle Windows and Conservatories Ltd has appointed TCH Leasing to manage its fleet of cars following a tender process.
TCH Leasing was chosen after providing the best value for money solution which delivered on all of Thistle’s fleet management requirements including minimising vehicle downtime, consolidating costs, and reducing the internal administrative burden of managing the fleet.
Older drivers most accurate for decision making
New research from insurance provider Rias indicates that older people tend to make the most accurate decision-making drivers.
The research of over 2,000 drivers found that 45-54 year-olds balance both speed and accuracy in their driving decisions while the over 55s are most likely to change their driving behaviour following an accident. In contrast, 17-24 year-old drivers are the second quickest, yet the least accurate. For more results, click here.
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