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Driving, Unwired

2 years ago / 0 comments

What is it? World-first trials of a wireless charging system which can top up electric vehicle batteries as they drive are about to begin in the UK. Led by Highways England, it’s hoped that this … Read More »

Where next for company cars?

2 years ago / 0 comments

THE HIGH COST OF CONGESTION On average, among those who use their car for work, company car drivers spend nine hours a week on work related journeys, compared with five hours a week for … Read More »

Ask the Expert

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Mark Jowsey, Director, KeeResources Kwikcarcost “Worried about the effect of diesel on air quality, some of our employees have been asking for more petrol cars to be added to our choice list, but I’m concerned they … Read More »

Q&A: £43m FMG sale

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What’s the background to the deal? Last month saw FMG, a leading Yorkshire-based incident and claims management specialist, announce that it had been acquired by Redde plc, which owns Helphire and Total Accident Management, … Read More »

Cost Trend Analyser – H2 2015/16

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RESIDUAL VALUES We have been closely watching used car market supply and demand for many months anticipating that the residual value bubble would burst. However, despite the month‐on‐month rise in new vehicle registrations we … Read More »

6 steps to better… Contract Hire

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  1. Understand the tax incentives Sourcing a fleet through contract hire can have significant economic advantages for a business over outright purchasing of assets. Vehicles under contract hire are classed as a business … Read More »

Day in the life of – Skoda area fleet sales manager Lerato Barrett

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Meeting face-to-face I have circa 90 customers to look after, and I am their main point of contact. Face‐to‐face discussion is key to building relationships. Here at Skoda we strive to be fully engaged … Read More »

7 steps to better accident management

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1. Put Drivers First According to a recent survey conducted by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), 86% of fleets had to deal an on‐road incident involving at least one of their drivers in … Read More »

Crash predictions

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Accidents in 2020 Cost versus safety On-road trials might be underway, but driverless cars won't become a day-to-day concern for fleets by 2020. Instead, while legislation readies itself for full autonomy, it’s driver assistance … Read More »

Technology in Focus

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Driverless Cars The next decade will bring huge advances in autonomous vehicles, from driver assistance systems to the first ‘driverless’ production models expected in 2025. In the meantime, agencies such as Thatcham Research and … Read More »

Advice from the front line

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Long-term BiK levels a necessity Peter Cakebread, Marshall Leasing CEO and former BVRLA chairman Peter Cakebread, who chaired a seminar entitled ‘Effective Vehicle Choice and Fuel and Mileage Management’, acknowledged that whole life cost … Read More »

Mobile management

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Eco Maps Via an easy search function, Eco Maps intelligently creates itineraries which plot the most time and fuel-efficient way between destinations, presenting multiple options if they’re available. Price: £1.49 from iTunes Store Zap-Map … Read More »

Double Vision

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  What is it? Billed as an alternative to a fixed head-up display, MINI has developed a prototype augmented reality display built into a headset which looks a little like a pair of aviation … Read More »

6 steps to better… Fleet software

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Benchmark performance To run a safe fleet 24/7, drivers need constant benchmarking of their driving performance, leading many organisations to seek more sustained approaches than just one‐off driver training. Fleet software and tracking devices … Read More »

Interview: Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director Jeremy Hicks

2 years ago / 0 comments

A few feet away from the global unveil of the Jaguar XF at the New York International Auto Show, Jeremy Hicks is feeling confident. And he has every right to – both the brands he … Read More »

6 steps to better… Telematics & navigation

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Monitor driver behaviour Businesses need to closely monitor and manage driver behaviour in order to run a safe, efficient fleet and meet regulatory compliance. Performance analytic tools measure and interpret driving data gathered by … Read More »

Silent witness

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  Once the preserve of haulage drivers travelling through corrupt or potentially unsafe territories, the dashboard camera, or dash cam, is becoming an increasingly common sight on British roads. Billed by suppliers as a … Read More »

Spare retired

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Does your car have a spare wheel? It might seem like an obvious question, but the answer has become increasingly complicated as technology has begun to replace something which was once a very valuable … Read More »

7 steps to better daily rental

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  Beware open-ended contracts Hire length terms should be locked down at the time of signing to ensure the vehicle is kept on loan for the shortest time possible to fulfil the terms of … Read More »

Five things to know about the new drug driving laws.

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Why has drug driving legislation been updated? Road safety campaigners have long lobbied for updates to the law, claiming that the official statistic of 36 deaths a year caused by drug driving could in … Read More »