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Brexit – What it means for fleets…

1 year ago / 0 comments

Professor Colin Tourick looks at the financial, taxation and business ramifications for fleets of leaving the EU. Colin Tourick, Professor of Automotive Management, University of Buckingham An awful lot of business people woke up ... Read More »

In sight: What ADAS means for fleet maintenance

1 year ago / 0 comments

Camera-based driver assistance systems are adding vitally important calibration work to a windscreen replacement. As they become more common, Alex Grant finds out what the implications are for fleets. Camera-based driver assistance systems are ... Read More »

Working in harmony: The future for licence checking

1 year ago / 0 comments

One year on from the abolition of the paper licence counterpart, we look at how the licence checking industry is changing. The abolition of the paper licence counterpart has made fleet licence checking even ... Read More »

A grand day out: A review of the 2016 Fleet Show

1 year ago / 0 comments

Hundreds of fleet industry professionals descended on Silverstone for Fleet Show 2016. The 2016 Fleet Show In the first of two months of coverage we look at what they drove and reactions to the ... Read More »

VIP treatment: Latest tech developments for the luxury class

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Often the first place new technology breaks ground, the luxury class is a sign of the convenience headed for core fleet cars in the coming years. Alex Grant explains the latest features.

Badge of honour: Capstar’s fleet operations in focus

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Capstar is a chauffeur firm with a difference: its drivers are ex-soldiers who have often suffered battlefield injuries or trauma. By Steve Moody.

Safe and sound: The developments in active noise cancelling technology

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Active noise cancellation is the latest tool in the car industry’s quest to improve refinement and make cars less stressful places to be for company car drivers. It works on a similar principle to … Read More »

Safety in numbers: A look at Thatcham’s safety work

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A vital part of Europe’s automotive industry since 1969, insurance owned independent organisation Thatcham has played a huge role in reducing running costs for fleets. Alex Grant finds out how.

Getting a grip: Audi’s new quattro four-wheel drive system

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What is it? A new quattro four-wheel drive system for Audis with longitudinally-mounted engines – so the A4 and larger vehicles – targeting fuel economy and CO2 emissions close to a two-wheel drive version. … Read More »

Day in Life: Russ White, group auctioneer at Manheim

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Nationwide auction network As a group auctioneer at Manheim I engage in pre‐sale activity, trying to get bids on vehicles and placing vehicles, and checking catalogues when needed. After the sale itself – which … Read More »

Lease accounting changes: What’s it all about?

1 year ago / 0 comments

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published a new set of rules – an ‘accounting standard’ – setting how companies should account for leases in their books. In this article we try to … Read More »

Is Osborne killing the company car?

1 year ago / 0 comments

For over four decades now, the company car has been regarded as the epitome of work perks, providing many employees with an incentive to stay in a current job or to jump ship to … Read More »

Q&A: ACFO and the ICFM on their extended partnership

1 year ago / 0 comments

In January, ACFO and the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM) announced that they are to work more closely to promote the benefits of professional fleet management and the importance of training and education, … Read More »

Under new management: engine remapping in focus

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As controversial as it is sworn by, engine remapping offers impressive gains for minimal workshop time and has become a growing market for vans, with potential for job‐need cars too. With software at the … Read More »

Interview: Mel Dawson, managing director of ALD Automotive

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Actions speak louder than words – it’s not exactly a new code to live by, but the amount of hot air often expelled by business people looking to claim how fabulous and groundbreaking their … Read More »

Fleet of the Future: A review of the 2016 CES Show

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Volkswagen Volkswagen’s headline-grabber was the Budd-e concept, an all-electric, four-wheel-drive interpretation of the company’s famous camper van with a 233-mile range. Inside, the connectivity technology showed how future VWs could be part … Read More »

Foundations for growth: plans for the Source London charging network

1 year ago / 0 comments

The challenge: Bolloré Group took control of the former Plugged-in Places scheme, Source London, in September 2014. Notoriously unreliable, this included 835 charging points spread across the Capital’s boroughs, with a 60% availability … Read More »

SMEs in focus

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Fluctuations in fleet size The SME market will be a growth area for new registrations in the year ahead, both fleets and their suppliers reckon. Giving an overview of the sector, Richard Schooling, … Read More »

Mobility matters: the challenges ahead for fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

The increasing role of air quality: Reignited by the Volkswagen NOx emissions scandal, air quality is firmly on the agenda and confirmation of Low Emission Zones suggests it’s staying. But there’s scepticism about … Read More »

Data capture: A look at the latest telematics developments

2 years ago / 0 comments

Personal Data Connected services are becoming more common in the latest infotainment systems, including emails, calendars, social media and downloadable apps – potentially with accounts containing banking. Most fleet cars are at least … Read More »


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