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Natalie Middleton

Cheap road repairs to add to pothole problems for fleets

8 years ago / 0 comments

The potholes.co.uk website has warned that potholes are not only getting deeper but are also becoming more widespread on main roads following the use of cheaper … Read More »

Entry deadline approaches for Brake annual Fleet Safety awards

8 years ago / 0 comments

The event will take place at the St John's Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham, UK, on Thursday 13 June 2013 and will for the first time combine both … Read More »

Vauxhall MD takes on acting Opel Vauxhall role

8 years ago / 0 comments

The move follows the departure of Alfred Rieck, formerly the president of Skoda China, after just seven months in the role. ‘We respect Alfred Rieck's decision … Read More »

Wintry weather causes costly claims

8 years ago / 0 comments

A study of the claims league table shows the following: Parked cars came off worst, accounting for just over 10% of the claims. Tail-end shunts came … Read More »

Mike Pilkington to head up Paragon Automotive

8 years ago / 0 comments

Previously part of Autologic, the division has now been acquired by the Paragon Group to complement its existing services and expand its customer offering. As part … Read More »

Alphabet research shows significant drop for in-house fleet managers

8 years ago / 0 comments

The AFMR, based on a survey of 250 fleet managers, now includes year-on-year comparisons and shows that the percentage of fleets run by a fleet manager … Read More »

PRA warns of 4.00ppl rise in fuel prices in coming days as “floodgates open”

8 years ago / 0 comments

The association, which is demanding an investigation into the area, says that wholesale costs have risen by a shock 5.00ppl in just over four weeks since … Read More »

Dylan Setterfield assumes senior editor role at CAP

8 years ago / 0 comments

Setterfield brings 13 years’ experience in forecasting future residual values at GE Capital Fleet Services, latterly as senior European analyst, where he had oversight of future … Read More »

Geneva News: Kia reveals teaser of urban concept car

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Little details have been given but the vehicle will carry the company's ‘signature tiger-nose morphing into a mischievous, yet friendly, grille and headlight arrangement’. The Geneva … Read More »

Plans for new Zafira take shape under GM and PSA global strategic alliance

8 years ago / 0 comments

Under the alliance, the two firms will co-develop a C-segment MPV for Opel/Vauxhall as the next Zafira. The agreement also sees the development of a C-segment crossover … Read More »

BMW and Toyota to co-develop fuel cell system for 2020

8 years ago / 0 comments

The binding agreement follows a deal signed in December 2011, which saw the two companies agree to collaborate on various eco developments as well as the … Read More »

“Early bird” rates available on inaugural FTA Van Excellence conferences

8 years ago / 0 comments

The Van Excellence initiative aims to enhance standards of van operator compliance, celebrate operators who demonstrate excellence and represent the interests of the van industry.  To … Read More »

Matt Schembri appointed as LeasePlan marketing manager

8 years ago / 0 comments

Schembri has held senior marketing and consultancy roles with Arval, Masterlease, Volkswagen Financial Services and Argos. Commenting on the announcement, Matt Dyer, LeasePlan’s commercial director, said: … Read More »

Tusker sales team on award shortlist

8 years ago / 0 comments

The team, led by business development director Alison Argall, will learn the outcome at the award ceremony on 28 February at the Lancaster hotel in London. … Read More »

Euro NCAP announces Best In Class cars for 2012

8 years ago / 0 comments

The eight vehicles all gained five-star ratings and performed highly in each of the four individual marking criteria: adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection … Read More »

Nissan drops price of LEAF by £2,500

8 years ago / 0 comments

The price reduction is effective immediately, ahead of the launch of the updated model, and brings the price down to £23,490 (with the Plug-In car grant … Read More »

ARI Fleet UK warns of true cost of driver tyre negligence

8 years ago / 0 comments

The company, formerly Fleet Support Group, says that poor driver care and maintenance is responsible for the premature replacement of a quarter of tyres on vehicles … Read More »

MG6 proves worth for life-saving duties

8 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle has been supplied to volunteers for FastAid, a group of highly-trained Community First Responders who support West Midlands Ambulance Service by attending 999 calls … Read More »

Paragon expands vehicle processing business with Stobart Vehicle Services acquisition

8 years ago / 0 comments

Previously the vehicle services division of Autologic, the division will be immediately renamed Paragon Vehicle Services, with Stobart Group retaining all of the Stobart brands. The … Read More »

EST transport webinar to focus on running an efficient LCV vehicle fleet

8 years ago / 0 comments

Presented by the EST’s Ian Featherstone, knowledge manager and Fergus Worthy, assistant knowledge manager, the webinar will cover topics including vehicle procurement and specification, and how … Read More »

Government move to encourage more 20mph limits welcomed by Brake

8 years ago / 0 comments

The guidance sees the Department for Transport ask local authorities to consider the introduction of more 20 mph limits and zones, over time, in urban areas … Read More »

Healthcare firm to make major savings following fleet review

8 years ago / 0 comments

The company provides patient transport, carrier and waste disposal services to hospitals, GPs and private sector healthcare organisations and following the review is benefiting from a … Read More »

New driver licence changes to add administrative time for fleets

8 years ago / 0 comments

Effective as of 19 January 2013, the changes mainly impact drivers passing their test after the 19 of January and introduce restrictions around towing a trailer. … Read More »

Visitor registrations open for 2013 Fleet World Fleet Show

8 years ago / 0 comments

Taking place on Wednesday 24th April 2013 at Silverstone, UK, the event builds on the success of the 2012 show and combines a seminar programme, test … Read More »

Brake reasserts call for zero-tolerance drink-drive limit following latest enforcement statistics

8 years ago / 0 comments

The association’s data shows that a total of 7,123 drivers were caught risking lives by driving over the limit during the month-long December enforcement campaign across … Read More »

New Chinese carmaker Qoros to show first car at Geneva

8 years ago / 0 comments

The compact saloon will offer ‘modern, German-influenced design, world-class safety technology, and the highest production quality standards’ as well as a touchscreen infotainment system as standard, … Read More »

Mazda and Fiat seal deal to co-produce new roadster models

8 years ago / 0 comments

The open-top, two-seater sports cars will be produced at Mazda’s plant in Hiroshima, Japan, starting from 2015. Both will feature rear-wheel drive but the two brands … Read More »

Burnt Tree Vehicle Hire launches safer winter driving campaign

8 years ago / 0 comments

Customers hiring one of Burnt Tree’s vehicles in January will be given a “top tips” guide to safer driving along with a specially produced winter safety … Read More »

Police Christmas campaign shows reduction in drink-drivers

8 years ago / 0 comments

Figures released by the Association of Chief Police Officers show that during the month of December, more than 175,000 people were stopped and tested for drink … Read More »

Brian Nott becomes head of vehicle operations at Tusker

8 years ago / 0 comments

Reporting to chief operating officer Mark Sinclair, Nott joins the contract hire and salary sacrifice provider with over 25 years’ fleet industry experience, including with companies … Read More »