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Early introduction of ULEZ will penalise SMEs, says RAC

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In response to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s announcement that the government will bring the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) into London a year earlier … Read More »

“We want to hear Brexit ideas,” urges Business Secretary Savid Javid

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Business Secretary Sajid Javid has moved to reassure the fleet and automotive sectors over Brexit, saying he wanted to hear ideas from firms about how the … Read More »

Working in harmony: The future for licence checking

4 years ago / 0 comments

One year on from the abolition of the paper licence counterpart, we look at how the licence checking industry is changing. After years of toing and … Read More »

A grand day out: A review of the 2016 Fleet Show

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Hundreds of fleet industry professionals descended on Silverstone for Fleet Show 2016. In the first of two months of coverage we look at what they drove … Read More »

Canterbury tales: An interview with Longleys Private Hire Ltd director, David George

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Telematics can transform a business. It certainly did for Longleys Private Hire, which installed a system and found its business crippled as a result. The Canterbury-based … Read More »

SMMT launches Motor Industry Facts Guide 2016

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The 34 page guide contains a wealth of data and background for journalists covering the automotive sector, with information including the latest investment and environmental facts, … Read More »

Vertu Motors names new general manager of Vertu Group Fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

Mr Jewell retired from Vertu Group Fleet, part of Vertu Motors PLC after nine years of service and 48 years in the motor industry. Mr Lowdon, … Read More »

Twitter engagement goes into overdrive for Silverstone Fleet Show

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Networking opportunities proved particularly popular. Exhibitor Fuelmate (@Fuelmate) tweeted: “Thank you @thefleetshow, we had a great day meeting lots of new friends,” and CVM iLease (@CVMiLease) … Read More »

Visitor enthusiasm not dampened by weather at Fleet Show 2016

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Visitors enjoyed a stunning array of cars available to drive on three different circuits of Silverstone’s world-famous Grand Prix track. Manufacturers were kept busy all … Read More »

Aston Barclay makes £750k improvements to Westbury auction site

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Aston Barclay has completed a £750,000 investment programme at its Westbury site.

Vauxhall OnStar reaches 1.5m customer interactions

4 years ago / 1 comments

Currently, about half of new Vauxhall/Opel models delivered in Europe feature OnStar, with customers able to contact a trained advisor using the built-in blue OnStar service … Read More »

Fleet service companies to the fore at Silverstone Fleet Show

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Show organisers have revealed that a total of 44 fleet service companies have signed up to attend the event, which is being held over three halls … Read More »

Vauxhall enhances fleet website with industry-first video tutorials

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The fleet knowledge area features a range of helpful short tutorials explaining complex areas such as whole life costs, P11D values and Benefit-in-Kind taxation for for … Read More »

Latest Fleet Matters flip-book explains ‘Why and how’ of compliance

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It also explains the fleet manager's legal obligations and offers suggestions on the help available to best protect the driver and the organisation's interests. Each … Read More »

Nominations for Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards 2016 now open

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Established in 1987, The PMIRSA recognises outstanding achievement in road safety and innovation world-wide. All road users, including pedestrians, drivers, cyclists, bikers and horse riders … Read More »

‘Red Thumb’ awareness day highlights risks of distracted driving

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Developed in the UK by Devon County Council’s road safety team, My Red Thumb sets out to reach as many road users as possible through the use … Read More »

G3 Remarketing expands physical car auction offering

4 years ago / 0 comments

As part of a strategy to present a comprehensive programme of remarketing events to the motor trade, G3 will introduce a second physical evening sale every … Read More »

Fleets must fight to control vehicle data, says Chevin

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The situation is likely to be caused by the development of the connected car over the next few years, the company explains, and the desire of … Read More »

Plate change impacts volume mix and used values in March, finds BCA

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Dealers sold a greater number of part-exchange vehicles following on from the new registration plate on 1 March.Year-on-year, however, the headline figure was up by £314, … Read More »

Practice what you preach: The IAM’s David Batten

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As one of the UK’s highest profile road safety charities, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has a commitment to making Britain’s roads a safer … Read More »

Drivers using abrasive chemicals to try to declog DPFs, specialist finds

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PF investigated the call history for its blocked DPF helpline for last year to find some of the inappropriate ways customers have tried to unblock their … Read More »

Day in Life: Russ White, group auctioneer at Manheim

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Nationwide auction network As a group auctioneer at Manheim I engage in pre‐sale activity, trying to get bids on vehicles and placing vehicles, and checking catalogues … Read More »

Lease accounting changes: What’s it all about?

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The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published a new set of rules – an ‘accounting standard’ – setting how companies should account for leases in … Read More »

Confirmation of visitor numbers as easy as ABC for Fleet World Fleet Show 2016

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Last year’s Fleet Show attracted higher numbers of top quality fleet decision-makers than ever before – up 25% on the previous year – and the audience … Read More »

Pimlico Plumbers: A very modern old-fashioned fleet

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Stopping to chat with busy mechanics during a tour of Pimlico Plumbers’ HQ, managing director Charlie Mullins’ pride in his company’s in‐house fleet management operation is … Read More »

Subaru's new Global Platform to underpin future EVs and hybrids

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The new platform will provide a single concept for all Subaru models, including hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and other types of alternative power units. … Read More »

LowCVP and Clean Air Alliance launch joint initiative to tackle air quality

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The initiative, which focuses on the impacts of road transport on health, environment and air quality, was launched at a seminar and Parliamentary reception on 1 … Read More »

SMEs in focus

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Fluctuations in fleet size The SME market will be a growth area for new registrations in the year ahead, both fleets and their suppliers reckon. … Read More »

Councils spending more on road projects and repairs, finds IAM

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A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by the IAM has found councils are increasingly investing more money into capital projects (i.e. road rebuilding) rather than spending … Read More »

Petrol and diesel prices could dip as low as 86p, predicts RAC

4 years ago / 0 comments

In a statement, the RAC explained that since the beginning of December, oil has tumbled by 30% from $43.26 to a 12-year low of $30.06 on … Read More »