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HMRC adjustment on company car tax could go further still

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A move by HMRC to adjust the treatment of company cars for tax purposes has been welcomed by chartered accountants MHA MacIntyre Hudson, which says there … Read More »

Pump prices plummet as oil demand collapses

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UK petrol prices fell by their largest margin in 12 years in March, triggered by a complete collapse in the world oil price.

DriverMetrics white paper explores how to recruit safe drivers

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A new white paper intended to help fleets address the issue of ‘How to Recruit Safe Drivers’ is now available for free.

Mobile mechanics have vital role in supporting essential services fleets

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Mobile mechanics have an important role to play at the moment in supporting those on the frontline.

Ford production suspension in Europe to continue until at least 4 May

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Ford has confirmed that the temporary suspension of vehicle and engine production at most of its European manufacturing sites is now expected to run at least … Read More »

Michael Doyle named head of network and commercial development at Honda

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Honda UK has promoted Michael Doyle to the role of head of network and commercial development, drawing on nearly 30 years of experience with the carmaker.

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

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Theft and vandalism risk for unattended vehicles

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Cars and vans left unattended and without proper security could attract theft and vandalism during the lockdown.

Ford helps employees support Covid-19 response efforts

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Ford is ramping up its work to support the coronavirus response effort with two new schemes to help employees join in the fight against the outbreak.

NHS staff offered free roadside assistance across all PSA brands

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Groupe PSA is extending the free roadside assistance programme for its vehicles to provide continued support to essential services and key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Energy Saving Trust appoints Mike Thornton as CEO

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Mike Thornton OBE has been named as the new chief executive officer of Energy Saving Trust, replacing Philip Sellwood CBE, who is retiring.

BYD and Toyota launch electric vehicle joint venture

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Toyota has teamed up with Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD to create a new 50/50 joint venture focused on battery electric vehicles, in particular for the … Read More »

Latest clocking data reveals ‘alarming’ rise in vehicle mileage fraud

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One in 11 vehicles had a mileage discrepancy in 2019; up 22.2% from the figure of one in 14 in 2018, according to Cap HPI.

Dates announced for 2021 CV Show

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Dates have been revealed for the 2021 Commercial Vehicle Show after the 2020 event was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Vauxhall offers free roadside assistance to NHS staff

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Vauxhall is extending its Roadside Assistance programme to all NHS workers who drive a Vauxhall vehicle, and do not already have mechanical breakdown cover.

TrustFord mobile van fleet brings support to NHS workers

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TrustFord is using its mobile service fleet to support NHS staff and essential workers.

Severn Trent reinforces electric fleet commitment under EV100 initiative

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Severn Trent Water is pushing ahead with its commitment to converting 100% of its fleet to electric vehicles by 2030 as it signs up to the … Read More »

M4 near Slough to close this weekend as smart motorway work continues

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Drivers are being advised of closures on the M4 near Slough this weekend as part of work to convert it to a smart motorway.

RED Driver Training brings online solution to meet increased training demand

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RED Driver Training is offering fleet driver training online as demand for delivery drivers rises during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Licence checking just as vital during coronavirus outbreak

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Licence Check has issued latest advice to fleets regarding vital licence checking services, covering the latest changes in regulations under coronavirus.

Transport Decarbonisation Plan to aid shift from fleet to mobility

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Fleets and drivers will be able in future to access a ‘universally recognised measure’ enabling them to easily compare how much CO2 different forms of transport … Read More »

COP26 climate summit in Glasgow postponed

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The United Nations’ COP26 climate change conference due to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to Covid-19.  

AA launches free breakdown service for all NHS workers

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The AA is to keep NHS workers on the move for free during the Covid-19 crisis, backed by a dedicated hotline.

Volkswagen extends production suspension

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Volkswagen has suspended production for a further five working days at its German plants as it responds to the continued fall in car demand.

BiK should be suspended during lockdown, says AFP

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The Government should explore the impact of the lockdown on company car and van Benefit-in-Kind taxation with a view to suspending BiK during the crisis.

Legal tread depths still apply despite MOT suspension, drivers warned

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The law covering the minimum legal tread depth for tyres is still in force despite vehicle owners being given exemption on MOTs.

Rural fuel stations under threat from coronavirus lockdown

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Many fuel stations, particularly in rural areas, will have to close over the coming weeks as sales dry up.

Fleet Source meets online Driver CPC demand with new TV studio-based training

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Fleet Source has deployed an interactive TV-based training solution across its Driver CPC classroom course offering to help its customers maintain training.

Rivus maintains service levels to keep fleets moving

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Rivus Fleet Solutions is maintaining its usual levels of service as it works to keep both new and existing customers on the road during the pandemic.

Funds break through £100k mark for NHS ‘Donate a ride campaign’

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A fantastic public response to Addison Lee’s Donate a Ride’ has seen funds break through the £100k mark in just over 12 hours.