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Julian Kirk

All you need to know about GDPR

2 days ago / 0 comments

New European legislation comes into effect next year which will have serious implications for anyone handling data generated from vehicles. Julian Kirk explains.

Fleet Hero Awards case study: Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd

2 days ago / 0 comments

Healthcare equipment supplier Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare (DDH) has seen its fleet’s average fuel economy rocket by 44% since undergoing an Energy Saving Trust fleet review and implementing an environmental fleet strategy.

Second Hand, Second Rate?

1 week ago / 0 comments

With tightening BIK tax bands and the growth in used car PCP deals, should companies be worried about cash-for-car drivers taking the used route for their next company car? Julian Kirk reports.

Fleet Hero Awards case study: Gateshead Council

1 week ago / 0 comments

Gateshead Council has taken the lead with a proactive approach to reducing congestion and promoting sustainable and active journeys – with one result being grey fleet mileage reduced by a third.

Fleet Hero Awards case study: West Yorkshire Police

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

A large scale telematics-based fleet review involving around 600 vehicles helped West Yorkshire Police to identify savings in its operations. A new national purchasing agreement aims to save around £5m over two years. This ... Read More »

Road Test: Mercedes-Benz E220d AMG Line

2 months ago / 0 comments

The new E-Class goes straight to the top of the executive sector, says Julian Kirk.

Road Test: Volvo S90 D5 PowerPulse AWD Inscription

3 months ago / 0 comments

The S90 impresses in many ways, says Julian Kirk, but the top-spec models are pricey. 

Road Test: Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi 2 Eco

3 months ago / 0 comments

Good to drive, well equipped and keenly priced – there’s little to complain about in the revised Sportage, says Julian Kirk.

PSA and GM Europe – a platform for success?

3 months ago / 0 comments

The combined GM Europe and PSA business will become the second largest automotive company in Europe, with the potential for significant cost-savings thanks to platform and technology sharing. Julian Kirk looks at what the … Read More »

FCA to showcase broad fleet offering at Fleet Show 2017

3 months ago / 0 comments

From sleek two-seater sports cars to SUVs and rugged LCV workhorses, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be demonstrating the breadth of its corporate offering at the Fleet Show.

Exclusive fleet preview of all-new Mazda CX-5

4 months ago / 0 comments

Visitors to the Fleet Show are to be given exclusive access to the all-new Mazda CX-5 ahead of its launch in the UK.

Fleet Show debut marks next step in Suzuki’s growth

4 months ago / 0 comments

With its sights set on doubling its sales to business users, Suzuki will mark its Fleet Show debut with the chance to try its entire product range, including the all-new Swift supermini.

Future-proof technology could save fleets £20m

4 months ago / 0 comments

More than a third of companies are still not using telematics systems to help monitor their fleet – leaving themselves open to potential fines of up to £20m.

Get ahead of the big data issue

4 months ago / 0 comments

The percentage of new cars able to connect to the internet is set to mushroom from 20% to 75% in just three years’ time – so now is the time for fleet managers to ... Read More »

Don’t leave yourself open to uninsured drivers

4 months ago / 0 comments

The vast majority of employees will not tell their bosses if they receive points on their licence – leaving companies exposed to potential risks such as being uninsured in the event of an accident.

Exclusive first drive of the all-new SEAT Ibiza

4 months ago / 2 comments

Visitors to Fleet Show 2017 will be the first in the UK to drive SEAT’s all-new Ibiza supermini challenger, months ahead of it going on sale.

Reality Check: WLTP, RDE and the impact for fleets

4 months ago / 0 comments

A new testing regime is being introduced later this year aimed at providing a more accurate reflection of a car’s fuel economy and emission. Julian Kirk finds out what’s in store.

First Drive: Volkswagen Golf

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Golf aims to lure buyers back to the brand after recent controversies. By Julian Kirk.

Spring Budget: Diesel tax regime on cards

5 months ago / 2 comments

A ‘warning shot’ has been fired across the bows of diesel drivers, with the Government planning to explore changes in the way such vehicles are taxed.

PSA-Opel tie-up to boost technology development

5 months ago / 0 comments

The combined PSA-Opel group will benefit from a ‘step-change’ in vehicle development thanks to its new scale, according to industry experts.


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