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Category : Feature

MITIE’s mobile simulator

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What is it? The state-of-the-art simulator, which uses the latest training software, gives drivers the experience of challenging driving conditions, including varying light and weather settings, to improve their skills and safety. Users are … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet: IBM's Phil Redman interviewed

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Fleet size: 4,100 company and salary sacrifice cars.   IBM historically had a very large fleet, managed on sole supply? The fleet has decreased in size in recent years as we restructure the business … Read More »

Building bridges, removing barriers

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From its head office in Loughborough, the UK’s first centre of excellence for low carbon vehicle technologies, better known as Cenex, has been an ever-present organisation in the first steps of the move towards … Read More »

What are fleets thinking?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Cost (table 1) In what remain challenging economic conditions, it is no surprise that company vehicle fleets are coming under significant cost pressure. What may be more surprising is that larger companies are positive … Read More »

Accident assistance

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Lead from the top ‘Management leadership and engagement at all levels from directors to first line managers is vital to cutting crashes and repair costs. Recent research by Loughborough University showed a clear link … Read More »

The robot fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

How much time do your employees waste on the road driving? For many businesses this time is significant, but vital: after all they have to get to their meetings and jobs. But they also … Read More »

Speech recognition

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What is it? Voice recognition is nothing new in cars, but the technology is evolving rapidly. The most modern dictation systems, such as the Dragon Drive! technology, allow drivers to dictate text messages, e-mails … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

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Deutsche Telekom V-Tron Driver Behaviour System Real-time safety alert systems are becoming more common on new cars, and this kit allows the familiar road sign recognition, lane departure and collision warnings to be retro-fitted … Read More »

The drive for a renewable future

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The onus on EV adoption is most certainly growing. Central to this is the fact that the UK is moving towards a much greater renewable and nuclear future, whereby energy could potentially become totally … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

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Scholl U-Pop Offering quick relief from neck ache at home, work or on the move, the U-Pop is a supportive cushion with a few extra talents up its sleeve. Powered from either a USB … Read More »

30 years' young – White Clarke Automotive Solutions celebrates RentMan anniversary

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Q: Take us back to the beginning. Thirty years ago, nothing like RentMan existed. Can you sum up how you identified the market need and opportunity, brought it to life, and have kept it … Read More »

Things we learnt at Geneva

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Premium small saloons offer fleets a new option The huge number of small hatchbacks they sell is both a blessing and a curse (from a spreading risk perspective) for premium manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

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ThumbsUp Dual Power Bank With two USB ports and enough capacity to fully charge a smartphone three times, as well as keeping an iPad charged on the move, this portable charging unit is perfect … Read More »

Aiming small

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The remarketing industry has been at the vanguard of adopting new technology to sell used vehicles, with thousands of cars and vans now being sold through the internet from remote bidders. With around a … Read More »

More is less: Save money by buying more expensive fuel

4 years ago / 0 comments

‘Spiralling fuel costs mean most motorists are looking to spend as little as possible to fill up, which makes super unleaded fuels seem an unnecessary expense for all except the highest performance cars. But … Read More »

Taking your drivers out of the fuel equation

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The problem with drivers is that they are human. No matter what you do, some of them will drive too fast, or badly, and cost your business more in fuel than necessary. So can … Read More »

What lies beneath

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As 2012 drew to a close, most car manufacturers were celebrating a strong year of retail sales growth in the UK. Against a backdrop of ongoing financial unrest and the economy contracting in the … Read More »

A dozen for ‘13

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Citroën DS3 cabrio Citroën has sold more than 200,000 DS3s globally since the supermini launched three years ago. It’s been an important part of reinventing the brand’s image, and popular with fleets thanks to … Read More »

When to buy and when to DIY

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In the last couple of decades, contract hire firms in the UK have evolved into not only one of the most cost-effective providers of vehicles but also the most comprehensive providers of everything a … Read More »

Cost Trend Analyser 2013

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We asked many industry experts to rate on a scale of 1 to 5 whether they see each sector increasing or decreasing, and then averaged out the result to come up with a definitive … Read More »