Category : Features

AutoGlass Eco-Drive

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What is it? Eco-Drive is AutoGlass’s internal project to reduce the cost and carbon footprint of its 1,000-vehicle fleet. With 90% of the company’s business now … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

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Garmini Nuvi InrixThe latest range of nuvi navigation systems comes in three levels to suit all tastes and budgets. All include lane guidance, while the top … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

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Proximo Keep track of up to five items – such as bags, keys, and cameras – with Proximo’s Bluetooth-based tracking fobs. Paired in seconds with the … Read More »

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, … 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 … 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 … Read More »

What are fleets thinking?

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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 … 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 … Read More »

The robot fleet

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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 … 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! … 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, … 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 … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More »

More is less: Save money by buying more expensive fuel

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‘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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More »

The connected car

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It’s not so long ago that drivers would only be storing basic information in a car – data which extended as far as radio presets for … Read More »

That was the year that was

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John Lewis, chief executive, BVRLA How was 2012 for your business? We have had some major successes on the lobbying front, where the DVLA has finally … Read More »

Legal precedent set for fleet NIC refund claims?

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 Most fleet decision-makers will probably not have heard of Total People (now Cheshire Employer and Skills Development Limited) before they started their epic battle against HMRC … Read More »

Alternative cooling solutions

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As we move increasingly towards low emission vehicle use, particularly in an urban delivery environment, alternative methods of powering fridge and freezer compartments incorporated in vans … Read More »

Consequences and the myths of company car risk

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Historically, insurers have always considered company car and van drivers to be a high risk bunch, not least because of the higher than average annual mileages … Read More »

Is cash king?

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So far in this series we have considered all of the major forms of vehicle finance, including employee car ownership schemes (ECOS) and salary sacrifice schemes. … Read More »

The pick of Paris

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Volkswagen The seventh-generation Golf will be home to a wide range of fuel-saving technology, starting with a new and more efficient version of the 1.6 TDI … Read More »