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Ross Durkin

Motorvate Conference shows how low-emission cars can be desirable, cost-effective and fit for purpose

4 years ago / 0 comments

And there are still some places available at the free-to-attend event which takes place at the Institute of Directors on Pall Mall from 2.00pm – 5.00pm. … Read More »

Road Test: Range Rover Autobiography 3.0 TDV6

5 years ago / 0 comments

Sector: Large SUV Price (January 2014): £87,910 Fuel: 37.7mpg CO2: 196g/km The press pack for the new Range Rover doesn’t pull any punches in its description … Read More »

Silverstone Fleet Show 2014: Fleet associations give their backing

5 years ago / 0 comments

The three trade bodies, the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO), the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM) and the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association … Read More »

TRACKER acquisition brings perfect data a step closer

5 years ago / 0 comments

The combined businesses will form Tantalum Corporation, with TRACKER set to play a key role in the organisation’s future, as Tantalum’s CEO Cédriane de Boucaud told … Read More »

Fleet Show grows again in 2014

5 years ago / 0 comments

The event – which has grown every year since its launch in 2011 – has developed into the UK fleet industry’s most important one-day event, with virtually every … Read More »

Fleets warned of keyless vehicle theft trend

5 years ago / 0 comments

Armed with a simple bit of equipment, available to buy online, criminals can programme their own key fob, circumventing a car’s security system and allowing them … Read More »

Powered by technology

6 years ago / 0 comments

It was Albert Einstein who famously said that “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”. Applied to modern-day … Read More »

Simply the best!

6 years ago / 0 comments

The competition is being organised by ALD Automotive and Toyota & Lexus Fleet Services, in association with Fleet World magazine. Company car drivers and fleet managers … Read More »

Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue gives green light to a salary sacrifice scheme

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Service selected SalaryPlan from Automotive Leasing as the most practicable and cost effective scheme tendered under Sector Treasury Services’ robust framework for Salary Sacrifice Car … Read More »

Drivers unaware of fuel prices, according to Energy Saving Trust report

6 years ago / 0 comments

Research for the Energy Saving Trust’s Fuel Your Passion campaign found almost three-quarters (71 per cent) of drivers do not know the average price of a … Read More »

Toyota announces recall for Avensis, Corolla and Prius

6 years ago / 0 comments

On certain Avensis, Corolla and Prius models (July 2001 to April 2009) there is a possibility of an issue with a component in the steering system, prompting … Read More »

Honda unveils new EV concept

6 years ago / 0 comments

Using vehicles based on this prototype model, Honda will begin demonstration testing in Japan in 2013. The demonstration testing will verify the potential of the vehicle … Read More »

Ford appoints new fleet director

6 years ago / 0 comments

Phil Hollins joined Ford as a graduate trainee in 1985.  He held a variety of sales and marketing roles in Ford of Britain before moving to … Read More »

LeasePlan launches new sub-100 fleet brand

6 years ago / 0 comments

LeasePlan Go will focus on businesses operating small to medium sized fleets of 1 to 100 vehicles. The organisation will also target consumers who require a … Read More »

Safety must be government priority

6 years ago / 0 comments

The Prime Minister has set this autumn as the deadline for a radical review of the finance and ownership of the major road network.  The Foundation … Read More »

Northgate appoints new business development director

6 years ago / 0 comments

Mike will also be working with the UK sales and marketing team at Northgate to help develop the company’s future growth plans. He brings with him a … Read More »

Infiniti introduces new M35h Business Edition

6 years ago / 0 comments

With 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds, the M35h Business Edition is also loaded with driver appeal, but not at the expense of fuel consumption. That’s 40.9mpg … Read More »

Leasedrive launches fuel management guide

6 years ago / 0 comments

Roddy Graham, commercial director at Leasedrive, said: “Over the past five years, fuel prices have risen by an average of over 50 per cent! While they … Read More »

Chevin partners FTA’s Van Excellence Scheme

6 years ago / 0 comments

With over 3.2 million vans on Britain’s roads (a 40 per cent increase since 1990), the Scheme, designed to improve standards and recognise excellence in van … Read More »

TyreSafe launches new fleet film

6 years ago / 0 comments

Worryingly, it is estimated that more than a third of cars on the UK’s roads have dangerously under-inflated tyres. Coupled with the fact that a million … Read More »

Carmakers voice concerns over tough EU emissions targets

6 years ago / 0 comments

ACEA Secretary General, Ivan Hodac said that the auto industry shares concerns about global warming and is contributing actively to find sustainable solutions. In 2011, the … Read More »

SMMT: Van market remains stable in June

6 years ago / 0 comments

‘The commercial vehicle market stabilised in June, down just 0.4%, after a changeable few months. Truck volumes remained strong, up 14.7% in the month while van … Read More »

Fleets continue to dominate new car sales

6 years ago / 0 comments

For the year to date, fleet sales are fractionally down on 2011 levels at 50.8% of registrations. 

Audi launches new mileage checker app

6 years ago / 0 comments

Audi fleet and aftersales marketing manager, Nathan Dennis, said:'The Audi Mileage Tracker allows real-time tracking of your car journey using GPS mapping. Programme the amount you … Read More »

Fleet World and Mercedes-Benz honour the heroes

7 years ago / 0 comments

The first donation came about following Mercedes’ success in last year’s MPG Marathon when pro-driver Mick Linford – a twice former winner of the MPG Marathon … Read More »

Company car drivers call for better roads

7 years ago / 0 comments

The Report into UK motoring behaviour and attitudes reveals frustrations at travel delays are a key concern for company car drivers who want solutions to the … Read More »

A step forward in pedestrian safety from Volvo

7 years ago / 0 comments

The revolutionary new airbag is launched one year after Volvo, as a strategic partner of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), joined road safety … Read More »

Audi receives coveted accolade from Euro NCAP

7 years ago / 0 comments

The Audi pre sense front plus technology is available on the Audi A6, which achieved 5 stars in 2011. With two long range radars positioned at … Read More »

Motor manufacturers push safety standards upwards

7 years ago / 0 comments

All four vehicles show that car makers are rising to Euro NCAP’s challenging 2012 5 star requirements, especially in the area of pedestrian protection where the … Read More »

Mazda and Fiat announce co-operation programme

7 years ago / 0 comments

The study calls for both Mazda and Fiat to develop two differentiated, distinctly styled, iconic and brand-specific light weight, roadsters featuring rear-wheel drive. The Mazda and … Read More »