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Two-thirds of drivers want fuel price cap at motorway services

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Three-quarters of the 1,463 motorists (74%) surveyed by the RAC Opinions Panel said motorway fuel is “very expensive” and one in four (26%) drivers refuse to … Read More »

Government sets out new plans to help reform England’s roads

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Two new bodies – one to monitor the performance of the road network and another to champion the needs of road users – will hold the … Read More »

New app delivers tyre safety advice on the go

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‘October’s tyre safety month is coming to an end, but our new app ensures drivers can easily access a wealth of tyre related information, no matter … Read More »

Fleet Managers’ Friend offers "no win no fee" fleet review service

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Paul Holmes launched Fleet Managers’ Friend after becoming concerned at the lack of skills being employed by some organisations in managing their fleet operations – typically … Read More »

UK motorists enjoy driving too much to let the technology take over

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The testing of driverless cars in the UK is scheduled to begin next January, but the research by Autoglass shows that one in three (30%) motorists … Read More »

App helps London minicab fleets cut dead mileage by half

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As an aggregator of more than 70 of London’s best licensed minicab fleets, the latest software has been developed to work seamlessly with each of Kabbee's … Read More »

Report suggests huge potential for car sharing in London

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The report – Car Sharing in London: Vison 2020 – was commissioned by BVRLA member Zipcar and carried out by research specialists Frost & Sullivan. Commenting on the … Read More »

“Go bright and go 20” as evenings get darker, says Brake

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According to the DfT, last year in the UK 518 people were killed and 8,345 seriously injured while walking and cycling, and the risks are heightened … Read More »

The End

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Fair wear and tear: the basics End of contract charges are compensation paid by the lessee to cover the cost of returning a vehicle back to … Read More »

Drivers taking risks with tyre safety

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Despite safety recommendations stating that tyres should be checked once a month and before long journeys, 13% of respondents said they do not check their tyre … Read More »

Drivers – don’t panic over death of the tax disc, advises FTA

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is reassuring motorists that the change in the vehicle tax system should not cause problems for drivers, but they should be … Read More »

ATS Euromaster opens new flagship service centre in Wales

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Located on Mold Road and directly opposite Wrexham FC, the new site replaces the company’s previous centre on Dolydd Road. The flagship facility offers an extended … Read More »

New AFR rates announced by HMRC

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These rates apply to all journeys on or after this date, until further notice. For one month from the date of change, employers may use either … Read More »

Safety concerns over road congestion during the school run

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As the start of Autumn school term approaches, the BCA survey reveals the pressures faced by parents – and other motorists – on school run routes.  … Read More »

ABD members call for halt to “reckless” 20mph zones

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The organisation has also questioned the motivation of proponents who continue to advocate a national roll out of 20mph zones, despite the ongoing Government investigation  and … Read More »

UEFA Champions League selects 100% electric vehicles as official transport

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Nissan has supplied the all-electric Nissan LEAF hatchback and newly launched e-NV200 light commercial van as part of the official UEFA shuttle service fleet for delegates, … Read More »

LeasePlan releases latest Company Car Taxation Guide

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The Guide provides a five year update based upon this year’s Budget announcements, including: -      The re-calibrating of CO2 thresholds for the Capital Allowance regime -      … Read More »

Suzuki to unveil all-new Vitara at the Paris Motor Show

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On sale in the UK early next year, the all-new Vitara will be available with optional ALLGRIP intelligent four wheel drive‎ and both petrol and diesel … Read More »

Glass’s launches RV forecasting tool

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According to Glass’s, GlassForecast has been developed to answer the industry’s pressing need for independent future valuations, linked to trade values. With a widely recognised and … Read More »

Budget Car Rental opens over 175 new locations across Europe

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In the UK, there are eight new locations and Edinburgh which has recently moved. The new locations include London St. Pancras, which opened earlier this year, … Read More »

“Roads revolution” to create 900 extra miles of lane capacity

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This boost is the result of a £24 billion investment – the biggest since the 1970s – which will see annual funding for enhancements to motorways … Read More »

Road Safety GB to sponsor Tyre Safety Month

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As a national road safety organisation that includes representatives from many groups across the UK, such as local government road safety teams, Road Safety GB’s involvement … Read More »

Jaama expands customer service team to support growth

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Paul Adams has joined the sales team as business development manager with responsibility for managing non-major customer accounts and new business development in the south of … Read More »

Minimising vehicle downtime

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In its most recent report, automotive research company Trend Tracker found that an estimated 4.55m car body repairs were carried out in 2012, at an average … Read More »

Hyundai UK introduces “Star Rating” system for dealers

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The customer recommendations and reviews, which focus on each of our dealers’ sales & service offerings, will be collected as part of Hyundai’s continuous independent Customer … Read More »

Majority of motorists unsure if insurance policy covers them overseas

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While 33% of people knew their policy did cover them if venturing out of the country by car and 10% claimed they did not have insurance … Read More »

Top reasons for fleet drivers to have a “near miss” revealed

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‘The AA’s findings suggest that almost two-fifths of UK vehicle owners admitted to having been distracted at the wheel during the last 12 months,’ explained Steve … Read More »

Uplift in car production suggests healthier business climate, says KPMG

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‘UK car production continues to climb steadily, a trend we expect to continue for the next three years bolstered by exciting new launches such as the … Read More »

Lorry levy hauls in more than £17 million from foreign truckers

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According to DfT, this total is the equivalent of the cost to patch more than 320,000 potholes on British roads, fund 3,400 extra electric car grants … Read More »

Volkswagen Group Leasing sails away with new deal from Sunseeker

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The contract worth over £220,000 will deliver a mixture of Volkswagen Transporter and Crafter vans. These are supplied on a five year service and maintenance contract … Read More »