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Katie Beck

£1.5bn investment in smart motorways will ease traffic hotspots, says FTA

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Announced last week by Highways England, the plans see investment in works on the M5, M6 and M1 that will see an extra 292 miles of … Read More »

6 steps to better… Fleet software

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Benchmark performance To run a safe fleet 24/7, drivers need constant benchmarking of their driving performance, leading many organisations to seek more sustained approaches than just … Read More »

Infiniti strengthens fleet team with new area managers

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Miles Cooke (L) and Mark Sheedy (R) have joined Infiniti as area fleet managers with a specific emphasis on helping grow the national fleet business. Mr … Read More »

Arval unveils Active Link telematics system & brings enhanced digital offerings to UK

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In addition to the new telematics platform, Arval also presented ehancements to existing digital tools and launched other services to the UK market for the first … Read More »

6 steps to better… Telematics & navigation

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Monitor driver behaviour Businesses need to closely monitor and manage driver behaviour in order to run a safe, efficient fleet and meet regulatory compliance. Performance analytic … Read More »

Free on-line fleet management guide from Fleet Matters

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The focus of each issue is chosen to apply equally to owned, leased and grey fleets. Suggestions are presented as ‘Action Points’ that relate to all … Read More »

AA DriveTech & EST partner to deliver eco-driver training

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Backed by the Department of Transport, this joint initiative aims to help up to 6,000 employees who drive for work to become more fuel efficient and … Read More »

Alphabet retains Crown Commercial Service framework agreement

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The CCS is a public sector organisation which acts on behalf of the UK Government to drive savings for the taxpayer through improved quality of commercial … Read More »

Avis launches Travel Partner service

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Priced at £8.99 per day and available to book in 47 stations across 11 countries including the UK, Travel Partner aims to provide assistance throughout the … Read More »

Out-of-hours vehicle purchasing points to 24/7 working

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Almost 40% of initial bids on vehicles came in ‘out-of-hours’ – after 5pm and before 8am the next morning. With the rise of unpaid overtime and … Read More »

Wiltshire Police puts Jeep Renegade on extended test

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At the end of the test period, Wiltshire Police plans to buy the Jeep, which has been fitted with full police graphics, blue lights and sirens, … Read More »

Jim O’Sullivan named as Highways England chief executive

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He will take over the chief executive post from Graham Dalton who announced his departure in January after seven years leading Highways England predecessor the Highways … Read More »

Silent witness

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  Once the preserve of haulage drivers travelling through corrupt or potentially unsafe territories, the dashboard camera, or dash cam, is becoming an increasingly common sight … Read More »

RAC and Audi set Guinness World Record by visiting 14 countries on a single tank of fuel

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The route took them from the Netherlands to Hungary, passing through Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia. The #RecordRoadTrip began … Read More »

Registration for the 2015 MPG Marathon now open

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Sponsored by The RAC, ALD Automotive and TRACKER, the event is open to all production cars and commercial vehicles, and challenges competitors to find the most … Read More »

Nearly three-quarters of parking fine appeals successful

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The Association surveyed its members to gather information on issues such as parking fine hot spots, CCTV and PCN appeals. Fifteen companies provided data about 32,633 … Read More »

7 steps to better daily rental

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  Beware open-ended contracts Hire length terms should be locked down at the time of signing to ensure the vehicle is kept on loan for the … Read More »

Nominations open for 2015 ACFO Awards

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The awards dinner, which is traditionally attended by almost 300 people, is being held at the St John’s Hotel in Birmingham on 18th November 2015. ACFO … Read More »

EU agrees to more accurate procedure for 'real world' air pollution test

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The BVRLA has welcomed the agreement and looks forward to the new ‘on the road’ tests for NOx emissions being introduced in 2017 alongside a more … Read More »

Addison Lee boosts Eco offering with acquisition of Climatecars

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Following the launch of Addison Lee Eco in February 2015, which added 350 state-of-the-art hybrid vehicles to the Addison Lee fleet, the purchase of Climate Cars … Read More »

Cornish taxi firm claims fuel and maintenance savings of £8,500 a year with LEAF

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‘Wizzy’, as the LEAF has been named by operators at St Austell-based C&C Taxis, hit the milestone in the course of more than 25,000 pure electric paying fares … Read More »

Five things to know about the new drug driving laws

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Why has drug driving legislation been updated? Road safety campaigners have long lobbied for updates to the law, claiming that the official statistic of 36 deaths … Read More »

New solar-powered Tesla Home Battery can power cars & homes

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  Initially available in the US, the solar-powered rechargeable lithium-ion battery is designed to be fitted in residential homes and can be used to power cars as … Read More »

LCV2015 open for registration

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This year over 2,500 visitors are expected to attend LCV2015, which includes new features such as a material showcase in Hall 2, a new presentation zone … Read More »

Slow drivers 'more dangerous than speeding’

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According to Flexed.co.uk, the new regulations designed to prevent 'middle-lane hogs' on British roads are producing results (albeit in the form of fines going to government), … Read More »

Skansa selects Jaama’s Key2 software to manage expanding fleet

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Skanska’s expansion through acquisition meant the fleet department, led by head of fleet Julie Madoui, was operating on two systems functioning in parallel. According to Madoui, … Read More »

Addison Lee acquires Cyclone VIP Cars & Couriers

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With a large fleet ranging from luxury cars to courier vehicles, the purchase of Cyclone strengthens Addison Lee’s position in the London private-hire market. Cyclone partners … Read More »

6 steps to better risk management

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We talk to the experts about how to minimise exposure to risk, improve driver skills and comply with duty of care regulations. By Katie Beck.

Connected cars to deliver huge UK jobs boost, finds first UK study

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In the first ever comprehensive analysis of the UK opportunities provided by this new technology, KPMG has found that these new vehicles will deliver a £51 … Read More »

7 steps to better… Fuel Management

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  Efficient vehicles One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to preserve assets, limit down-time, decrease road risk and reduce fuel consumption is to ensure … Read More »