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The Insider: Technological Revolution

8 months ago / 0 comments

No matter how clever the latest technology might be, there’s a little experience needed to get past those initial trust issues, The Insider explains.

The Insider: Light at the end of the tunnel?

10 months ago / 0 comments

As manufacturers offer ever-easier access to cars, and taxation drives end-users towards cash allowances, The Insider asks; are dealers missing a trick?

The Insider: Striving to win

11 months ago / 0 comments

With unprecedented competition, manufacturers’ fierce fighting for market share is good news for fleet and retail customers alike, writes The Insider.

The Insider: No more ‘Treasure Island’

11 months ago / 0 comments

Long seen as a place for the dealers and manufacturers to reap high margins and generate significant profits, The Insider wonders if the UK is still … Read More »

The Insider: There will be trouble ahead…

11 months ago / 0 comments

“There may be trouble ahead” is the first line of Irving Berlin’s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” – written, ironically, for the film “Follow the … Read More »

Fast learner: dealing with GDPR challenges

2 years ago / 0 comments

After years of dealing with drivers’ speeding tickets, The Insider has recently had to deal with his own.

The Insider: The fuel picture

2 years ago / 0 comments

With a diesel tax on the way, improving petrol economy and a switch to electric mobility, The Insider reckons it’s never been trickier to model whole-life … Read More »

The Insider: Second Sight

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider finds out first hand that drivers and suppliers aren’t always aware of the pitfalls of new safety technology.

The Insider: Close for Comfort

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider seeks feedback from his drivers and wonders if there really is a substitute for on-road training.

The Insider: Rate of change

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider ponders whether the blanket approach to AMAPs has had its day.

The Insider: Jumping the gun

2 years ago / 0 comments

This month, The Insider is caught off-guard by updates to VED and questions the speed of changes. Well I definitely took my eye off the ball … Read More »

The Insider: New management

2 years ago / 0 comments

Last month I wrote about a clash of interests as cars become controlled more by electronics and apps than mechanical processes. The availability of mass data, … Read More »

The Insider: Crossed wires

2 years ago / 0 comments

The increasing integration of technology with fleet vehicles creates issues of clarity and security, says The Insider.

The Insider: Easy, rider

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fleets are increasingly exploring the potential of motorbikes but the risks must be taken into account, reckons The Insider.

The Insider: Damage Limitation

2 years ago / 1 comments

There must be an easier way to handle end-of-contract charges, reckons The Insider.

The Insider: Driven to distraction

3 years ago / 0 comments

Investing in safety tech is useless without driver eduction, reckons The Insider.

The Insider: The only certainty is uncertainty

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider reckons that while Brexit may bring increased costs for fleets, there could be opportunities too.So we’re out! I am of course referring to Brexit, … Read More »

The Insider: Diesel debate revisited

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider has been doing his sums on petrol vs diesel…

The Insider: Quantifying the unquantifiables

3 years ago / 0 comments

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy evaluating a new product and trying to make a business case for it, and then seeing how … Read More »

The Insider: Feeling the (Ad)Blues

3 years ago / 0 comments

This month, I’m suffering from the AdBlues. Having read the available information, taken on board the published advice and informed our drivers well in advance, reality … Read More »

The Insider: A wishlist for 2016

3 years ago / 0 comments

Let’s start with the return of the spare wheel to all vehicles as standard. Damaged tyres are one of the biggest causes of trouble in fleet, … Read More »

The Insider: Driving less, living more

3 years ago / 0 comments

As I write this, our company has been making an effort to support Road Safety Week, with initiatives targeted at our own employees. And I’ve been … Read More »

The Insider: The emissions scandal and the tip of the iceberg

4 years ago / 0 comments

First let me say that I don’t dispute that it is totally and utterly wrong to knowingly mislead the public and we could debate the moral … Read More »

The Insider: Medical schooling

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Glasgow bin lorry crash, together with other similar cases that are now coming to light, is incredibly sad, and highlights a number of areas where … Read More »

The Insider: Energy conversation

4 years ago / 0 comments

Now here’s a thing. We recently tackled our ESOS transport energy audit and, reading through all the preamble, I was pretty sure I’d got it taped. Our … Read More »

The Insider: Getting into scrapes

4 years ago / 0 comments

  We are all good at complaining about end of contract damage charges, but the thing is, whether damage is incurred during the contract or at … Read More »

The Insider: Ensuring insurance

4 years ago / 0 comments

  I’m slightly surprised that the idea of bundling motor insurance together with vehicle leasing is growing, even though it has a certain logic. It was … Read More »

The Insider: A dystopian future

4 years ago / 0 comments

The suggestion that UK cities could have devolved powers to run their transport infrastructure fills me with dread. This seems to be on the grounds that … Read More »