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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 »

How a multi-supplier purchasing strategy can help future-proof your fleet

1 year ago / 0 comments

When the Office of National Statistics (ONS) announced the latest inflation rate for the UK, there was a snippet among its figures that should have acted as a red flag for fleet operators. … Read More »

Premium choice

1 year ago / 0 comments

No-one’s ever been fired for sourcing German cars for their company’s fleet. As well as being desirable for user-choosers, especially those with an eye for what looks good on their drives, they have gilt-edged … Read More »

The Insider: Quantifying the unquantifiables

1 year 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 other consequences of its use might come into … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: Selwyn Cooper, head of business sales, Volvo Car UK

1 year ago / 0 comments

Acting as the head of business sales Looking back over my 20 years with Volvo, I’ve been fortunate enough to work across all departments within the organisation to embed fleet and business sales … Read More »

Testing times: What the Government's MoT plans could mean for fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Government has got itself hot under the collar about extending the first MoT for cars from three to four years. The move was announced last July as part of Chancellor George Osborne's Budget … Read More »

The Insider: Feeling the (Ad)Blues

1 year 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 suggests we may have been misinformed. It was … Read More »

The Insider: A wishlist for 2016

1 year 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, and don’t even get me started on the … Read More »

What I've Learnt: Robert Pilkington of Ebbon-Dacs

1 year ago / 0 comments

Don’t assume you can do it all yourself Earlier in my career, when I was IT director, I felt that I was capable of designing anything from a software point of view and … Read More »

Clouds on the Horizon: a look at forecasts for 2016 new car sales in the UK

2 years ago / 0 comments

No sooner had the festive period passed and the celebration of record breaking registration levels in 2015 subsided, when the frantic new and used car trading antics of January got under way. Unfortunately almost … Read More »

On the road: a beast of burden

2 years ago / 0 comments

Not so much the elephant in the room as the Nellie on the bonnet, one of the less trumpeted pitfalls of increasingly stringent pedestrian impact legislation is that all car componentry forward of the … Read More »

Tyred out?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet managers need to do more about the tyres fitted to the cars and vans they operate. That's one of the clear messages from research conducted in 2015 by TyreSafe which found that nearly … Read More »

The Insider: Driving less, living more

2 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 pleasantly surprised by the good feedback. Road Safety … Read More »

VW Group: the next step

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen Group diesel emissions scandal has been grabbing headlines since it broke in late September and will continue to do so as internal investigations are conducted and legal actions are pursued to discover … Read More »

What I've Learnt: Fleet Hire's Nick Poole

2 years ago / 0 comments

Valuing the power of qualifications One of the things we at Fleet Hire are passionate about is the development of our people. We use an array of training courses from a number of external … Read More »

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

2 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 standpoint for hours. There is no doubt that … Read More »

Reasons to be cheerful – National Franchised Dealers Association poll

2 years ago / 0 comments

Ever wondered what dealers think of the car brands they represent? Clearly you would rather your drivers take their cars to a dealer who is fired up about their brand, rather than one who … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: Malcolm Maycock of the Licence Bureau

2 years ago / 0 comments

Dealing with people The police force taught me a number of skill sets at the outset of my working life for which I am most grateful. Dealing with people at their worst in very … Read More »

The Insider: Medical schooling

2 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 the law is failing to protect employers. As … Read More »

Breaking traditional perceptions of the vehicle finance broker network

2 years ago / 0 comments

Alphabet's broker network is celebrating its one year anniversary. Its strategy to work only with established broker businesses that focus on renewals, retention and referrals is already starting to change the way the sector … Read More »


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