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Category : Features

Union blues and twos

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  Just as criminals are using technology to carry out ever more sophisticated crimes, the police are adopting equally high-tech solutions in a bid to beat … Read More »

A clear case for telematics

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Although vehicle telematics has been around in one shape or form since the 1990s, it’s only now appearing on the radar for many fleets – particularly … Read More »

Thinking out of the box

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With proven benefits for reducing fuel costs and increasing driver safety, telematics is increasingly finding its way on to fleets’ radars. But for some firms the … Read More »

Glass's reviews key product for 2014

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With 2014 now well under way we have a clearer view of what the year is likely to hold from a new car registration and used … Read More »

Geneva Motor Show Highlights

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Jaguar XE Jaguar’s new 3 Series challenger will be called the XE, the firm has revealed. With an all-aluminium monocoque and a new range of engines … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

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EyeFi Mobi A fast-access SD card with a trick up its sleeve; via a built-in WiFi connection it can instantly transfer images from a digital camera … Read More »

What lies ahead…

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The RV panel: DM – Derren Martin, Black Book Live senior editor, CAP RW – Roger Woodward, managing director, CD Auction Group DS – Dylan Setterfield, … Read More »

Worth the sacrifice

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INITIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Recognise that salary sacrifice is tried and tested No doubt during 2014 we will continue to see many opinions and surveys concerning the take-up … Read More »

Piecing it all together

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As one of the most consistently popular ways of financing a new company car, contract hire has garnered a reputation as a cost-effective and comprehensive leasing … Read More »

Katie against the machine

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Settling down into the driver’s seat, I felt my palms go clammy. Until recently I could barely start up an engine without feeling the stirrings of … Read More »

Smarter data

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  What is it? Smart Witness is one of a growing number of dashboard cameras on the market, popular not only with fleets but increasingly with … Read More »

The business climate in 2014…

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  ‘There are clear signs that economic recovery is taking place in a number of business sectors, but at the same time employers remain fully focused … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

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Olloclip Olloclip is a four-in-one clip-on lens system designed to expand the capabilities of the iPhone’s built-in camera. New shooting modes include a 180° fisheye lens, … Read More »

Six of the best for 2014

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Mitsubishi hasn’t announced prices for its first plug-in hybrid, but the target is total cost of ownership parity with a diesel. The drivetrain … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

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Bosch IXO Gourmet Not your average powertool, the IXO Gourmet is able to uncork wine bottles and dispense salt and pepper from a spice mill using … Read More »

Nissan LEAF Road Trip: The end of range anxiety?

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You’d be forgiven for expecting that, in a day which included a 200-mile all-electric trip from Leeds to London, the long recharge stops would be the … Read More »

Terra forming

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Unless you were looking for it, you could easily drive past Buntingford Police Station. It’s an anonymous looking building which, until the 1970s was a police house, home … Read More »

A police station on wheels

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Just as criminals are using technology to carry out ever more sophisticated crimes, the police are adopting equally high-tech solutions in a bid to beat them … Read More »

Fleet Geek – the latest techy developments

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Energie ChargeGenie 200 Power Mountain Storing enough power to add up to five hours of life to a laptop, up to ten full recharges for a … Read More »

How to make a fast-fit faster

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In much the same way that Formula One teams have refined the art of the quick pit-stop to give them on-track advantage, so the fast-fit industry … Read More »

Behind the warranties

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The modern fleet vehicle has never been more complicated. Downward pressure on fuel consumption and CO2 means the latest models are achieving ever-higher efficiency from ever-lower … Read More »

The road ahead

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  A technological showcase for the low-carbon industry, the LCV2013 event offered a glimpse of developments set to revolutionise road transport in the near future, as … Read More »

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 »