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Category : Latest News

Roll-out of smart motorways conducted with ‘shocking degree of carelessness’, say MPs

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All-Lane Running schemes have been rolled out in the UK with “a shocking degree of carelessness” and without taking necessary steps to ensure the safety of … Read More »

Nissan to spotlight EV and fleet leadership credentials at GBFE 2020

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Nissan’s pioneering work in both electric vehicle powertrains and advanced intelligent technologies is to come under the spotlight at this week’s Great British Fleet Event, demonstrating … Read More »

VR presents huge opportunity for radical change in driver training, says Fleet Source

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Driver training specialist Fleet Source is expanding its Virtual Reality (VR) driver training programme as it looks to engage further with commercial drivers to help really … Read More »

Shortage of used EVs keeping prices high, says Auto Trader

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Used car prices saw a slight increase in 2019, despite a tough environment, while interest in EVs and AFVs continued to rise.

MV and AI to bring major opportunities in driver risk management, says Lytx

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Developments in Machine Vision (MV) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are opening up significant opportunities for monitoring in-vehicle behaviour and alerting fleet managers to risks.

New driver compliance app enables remote licence checks 24/7

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Licence Check has officially launched a new driver compliance app for its Driver and Vehicle Information Solution, DAVIS, providing bespoke features including ‘quick check’ licence scanning … Read More »

New TCO analysis tool to air at 2020 Great British Fleet Event

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A new lifecycle cost analysis tool for fleets is to come under focus at this week’s Great British Fleet Event alongside a forthcoming next-generation mobility solution.

Pick the fleet industry’s brains at this Thursday’s Great British Fleet Event

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Free registrations are still open for this Thursday’s Great British Fleet Event – which will provide operators with the chance to pick industry experts’ brains on … Read More »

Fleet drivers exceeding speed limits by 19.4%

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New research revealing UK company drivers’ appetite for speeding has been published, showing that business drivers typically exceed speed limits by an average of 19.4%.

Audi EV charging service covers third of UK public charging network

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Audi has launched a new charging service, aimed at both plug-in hybrid and e-tron drivers and providing access to thousands of charging points across Europe via … Read More »

Prices revealed for Fiat mild hybrid city cars

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Fiat is launching petrol mild hybrid versions of its 500 and Panda city cars, bringing CO2 emissions from 88g/km.

Smart motorways face safety overhaul after 38 deaths in five years

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The UK’s smart motorway network is likely to be radically overhauled as new research finds 38 people have been killed on smart motorways in the last … Read More »

New Hertz approach brings more transparent pricing for repairs

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New software deployed by Hertz across Europe could help resolve the thorny subject of damage charges on returned hire cars by providing accurate repair pricing and … Read More »

Brake to run free fleet seminar on crisis management

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Fleets are being invited to a free one-day training session focusing on managing the consequences of a road crash or other sudden, violent vehicle-related events.

Switch to virtual auctions cutting need for vehicle movements, says CD Auction

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The remarketing process is changing as fleets and dealers demand fewer vehicle movements, both to go greener and to streamline operations, according to online auction specialist … Read More »

EV range and charging no longer barriers for fleets but pricing remains a concern

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UK fleets expect to add significant numbers of EVs to their operations by 2022 but the higher acquisition cost of electric cars and their lengthy lead … Read More »

Find out how to make big fleet data work for you at GBFE 2020

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Connected fleet management is one of the most revolutionary developments to arrive in the fleet sector, transforming the face of the industry as the car turns … Read More »

Going electric? GBFE 2020 Electric Vehicles Masterclass is here to help

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It’s no secret that the industry is going electric, but where does that leave fleets? As the traditional early-adopters, fleets remain at the cutting edge but … Read More »

Fleets urged to increase focus on driver eyesight

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Fleet operators are being reminded of the need to ensure drivers have regular eyesight tests following new research showing thousands of UK drivers lose their licence … Read More »

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Free trials of electric cars, vans and e-bikes up for grabs

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Fleets in West Yorkshire have the chance to trial electric cars and vans and e-bikes free of charge for up to two months to help make … Read More »

Uber signs Nissan Leaf deal under plans for all-electric fleet in London

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Uber and Nissan have signed a deal that will see up to 2,000 Leaf fully electric vehicles deployed in London; part of wider plans for all … Read More »

Gloucestershire council tackles road risk and emissions with staff car club

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Tewkesbury Borough Council has cut both costs and carbon emissions while replacing the grey fleet through the introduction of a car club.

SUVs still top of used buyers’ lists

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SUVs were the most popular used car model in 2019 as a raft of smaller, affordable used SUVs hit the market.

Clampdown on ‘exceptional hardship’ loophole could see more company drivers banned

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Drivers with 12 or more penalty points should not be able to use ‘exceptional hardship’ as a loophole to get out of a ban – even … Read More »

Avis expands European connected fleet with 22,000 FCA vehicles

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Avis Budget Group is adding around 22,000 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cars and vans to its European fleet, streamlining customers’ rental experiences.

Projects to advance cyber security in self-driving vehicles score £1.2m funding

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The winners of a competition focused on cyber security in self-driving vehicles have been awarded a total of £1.2m in funding to help advance connected and … Read More »

Škoda Kodiaq converted for specialist duty at ambulance service

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A fleet of 18 Škoda Kodiaqs are being put through their paces by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust as operational officer vehicles.

EU car registrations up for sixth year running in 2019

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New car registrations in the EU increased 1.2% in 2019, hitting 15.3 million units in total and marking the sixth consecutive year of growth.

IAM RoadSmart gears up for launch of new driver risk solution at 2020 GBFE

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Road safety organisation IAM RoadSmart is returning to the Great British Fleet Event for 2020 as it promotes its forthcoming new driver risk management solution; part … Read More »