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Q&A: Simon Lloyd, CEO of EV HUB Global

10 months ago / 0 comments

Simon Lloyd, CEO of EV HUB Global, explains how the company’s network of charging ‘hubs’ will make life easier for electric vehicle drivers.

Back from the Brink: Renault’s recovery

10 months ago / 0 comments

Renault dealers have achieved a remarkable turnaround in the latest Driver Power satisfaction survey, says Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader.

Accidental data sharing: could your car be sharing personal data with strangers?

12 months ago / 0 comments

John Chuhan, chief risk officer at Alphabet examines why the data generated and stored in your vehicle is just as vulnerable as information stored on a mobile phone or laptop. Jonathan Chuhan, chief risk ... Read More »

Public sector fleets increasingly investing in software, finds Chevin

12 months ago / 0 comments

Public sector fleets are increasingly turning to software to help them maximise value from their vehicles, plant and other assets, says Chevin Fleet Solutions. Ashley Sowerby The company says that a growing number of ... Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Andrew Cope

12 months ago / 0 comments

Andrew Cope, the driving force behind vehicle leasing giant Zenith, on lessons learnt when managing teams and identifying top talent – along with some insights into the fleet industry. Andrew Cope, co-founder of Zenith ... Read More »

Beyond retail therapy – Why RRP is important to fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

How useful is a car's retail price when fleets are deciding what to source? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader No-one really talks about recommended retail prices ... Read More »

The Insider: The only certainty is uncertainty

1 year 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, although the sentiment could apply equally to ... Read More »

The Insider: Diesel debate revisited

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Car auction independence at risk

1 year ago / 0 comments

The independence of UK car auctions is at risk – that’s the message from Matt Dale, director of vehicle remarketing specialist G3. Matt Dale, director of vehicle remarketing at G3 The bold statement comes ... Read More »

Order of service: How service plans could aid SMEs

1 year ago / 0 comments

Service plans sales have grown in the retail sector and could play a useful cost control role for SMEs too. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Changing the law for autonomous vehicles

1 year ago / 0 comments

Nick Terry, a partner at Burton Copeland LLP Solicitors, explains why adapting the current law governing motor vehicles may not be enough to cater for the nuances of driverless cars. Current legislation is outdated … Read More »

Brand with a plan: How Vauxhall’s servicing initiative will benefit fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

A new Vauxhall fleet initiative for servicing SME vehicles is to be welcomed. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader Last year was a record breaking one for ... Read More »

Supply demands: Why fleets should research their suppliers

1 year ago / 0 comments

The integrity of your suppliers is fundamental in running a successful fleet, says The Insider. The availability of robust independent data quantifying the return on investment from driver training and telematics is a major … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: John Ellis, MD of Nexus Vehicle Rental

1 year ago / 0 comments

First impressions count The importance of first impressions cannot be underestimated; the impact of your first interaction with a customer, supplier or member of your team can make or break the relationship you are … Read More »

Time to act on autonomous vehicles: Selwyn Cooper of Volvo

1 year ago / 0 comments

Selwyn Cooper, head of Business Sales, Volvo Car UK, on how developments in autonomous driving are likely to benefit fleets. There is not a day that goes by without the mention of autonomous driving … Read More »

What is the point of telematics if you don’t use it?

1 year ago / 0 comments

The majority of fleets now use one of the seemingly numerous telematics solutions available in the UK. These systems use a combination of technologies to monitor other road users, location, speed, driving behaviour, fuel … Read More »

A question of attitude

1 year ago / 0 comments

If you use local dealers to source and service your fleet vehicles then you might find it useful to know what they think of the brands they represent. Not all manufacturers own and operate … Read More »

Phoning it in

1 year ago / 0 comments

News that the Department for Transport has opened a public consultation on the possibility of increasing penalties for using a hand-held phone while driving has left me scratching my head in puzzlement. Surely it’s … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: FleetEurope’s John Yarroll

1 year ago / 0 comments

Taking the long-term view I’ve spent over 40 years in the rental and leasing industry; my formative years were spent in large, often multi-national corporations, the last 20 plus years as CEO of my … Read More »

Q&A: James O’Neill, UK sales manager at Ensto Chago

1 year ago / 0 comments

Why is it important for businesses to have charging points for their plug-in company cars and vans? The evolution of ‘smart’ homes and offices means an increase in reporting is available. As cars … Read More »