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ACEA assigns Harrie Schippers as chairman of commercial vehicle board for 2012

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Harrie Schippers was elected President of DAF Trucks in 2010 and is Vice President of parent company PACCAR. Since he joined DAF Trucks in 1986, he … Read More »

BCA boosts Measham's commercial sales with two new appointments

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Dominic Burr joined BCA in 2002, as a trainee manager at Measham Commercials. He was promoted to Operations and Marketing Support manager for LCVs in 2004 … Read More »

Flexible Vehicle Contracts supplies UK property company with efficient fleet

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The Anglesey Group – a property management, development and investment company – was recently launched by managing director Jonathan Pritchard after recently securing a £6m bank … Read More »

Hitachi Capital renews three-year tyre deal with ATS Euromaster and Michelin

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The agreement, extending a partnership between the companies that began in 1991, will also see ATS Euromaster provide a range of fast-fit services including batteries, brakes, … Read More »

Isotrak encourages staff onto two wheels

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The scheme encourages workers to opt for a healthier, more carbon-friendly way of getting to work by offering up to 50% off the cost of a … Read More »

Diesel prices set to reach record high, warns RMI Petrol

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The organsiation says that from Monday 19 December to Thursday 5 January the cost of diesel increased by nearly 4.50ppl and unleaded petrol by as much … Read More »

Enterprise Rent-A-Car launches mobile booking functionality

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Visitors who use mobile internet devices to access www.enterprise.co.uk, www.enterprise.ie or www.enterprise.de will now be automatically redirected to a new, mobile-optimised site in the local language. … Read More »

Manheim reports strong start to 2012 following fall of just 0.6% in average wholesale used car values in 2011

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The first sale of the year at Manheim Auctions, Bristol on behalf of Hitachi Capital resulted in a conversion rate of 89% and average values achieved … Read More »

Cost control will be key for fleets in 2012, says Mycompanyfleet

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1 Fuel management Despite the postponement of the planned 3ppl rise this month, fuel prices look set to go still higher this year, making this the … Read More »

Vauxhall records market-leading year in LCV sales

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The Luton-based manufacturer sold an impressive 11,436 vans to small businesses last year with sales up 28.05 per cent in a market up 8.32 per cent.  … Read More »

SEAT UK records all-time sales high in 2011

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The dynamic Spanish car maker today confirms its best year here to date, with new car sales of 36,089 in 2011 for an all-time record market … Read More »

December values up 4% on November despite thin trading – BCA Pulse Report

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Average values rose to £6,451, the highest figure on record since Pulse began reporting in 2005. Some of this was down to model mix, but the … Read More »

Northgate Vehicle Hire secures three-year supplier contract with One Vision Housing

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After a highly competitive tender process, Northgate is now providing OVH with a core fleet of up to 80 vehicles, as well as supporting this with … Read More »

Toyota front of the pack in Europe with lowest fleet-wide CO2 average

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The fleet-wide CO2 average for TME was 112.2g/km (comprising of both Toyota and Lexus vehicles), well below the industry average of 140g/km and some 16 g/km … Read More »

BCA to focus its business on Bridgewater in south-west

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The 20 acre Bridgwater centre serves an active catchment area in the M5 corridor and into the South-West of the UK and will benefit from a … Read More »

ATS Euromaster and Michelin secures renewal of Arval contract

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The fast-fit company will fit Michelin tyres across Arval's growing fleet of 58,000 maintained contract hire cars and vans for the next three years. Angela Montacute, … Read More »

Leasedrive signs five-year sole supplier agreement with furniture specialists

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Harveys is wholly owned by the Steinhoff UK retail group which also owns Cargo, Reid Furniture and the largest UK bed retailing business through its Bensons … Read More »

Kwik-Fit predicts growth in fleet vehicle servicing after residual values boosted

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Although an increasing number of fleets, contract hire and leasing companies and rental firms are using Kwik-Fit centres for car and van servicing – as well … Read More »

Over 1/5 motorists would go to extreme lengths to avoid Birmingham – Survey

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Aside from London, the poll of 3,000 motorists by Thrifty Car & Van Rental reveals that more than a fifth (21%) loathe driving around the UK’s … Read More »

Volkswagen looks for 25% reduction in factory emissions by 2018 as part of new initiative

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'Through the growing efficiency and productivity of our plants, the Volkswagen brand is already making a key contribution to the achievements of Group strategic targets for … Read More »

Christmas cheer for Honda as Swindon boosts factory output

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He is nevertheless "very confident" that the recruitment process, starting immediately, will be a success. He was speaking at the launched of mass production of the … Read More »

Not all carmakers doing enough to meet 2012 CO2 emissions target – EEA

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Road transport is responsible for 17.5% of overall greenhouse gas emissions in Europe and its emissions increased by 23% between 1990 and 2009. To reduce the … Read More »

Tom Tom announces worldwide LIVE Services figures

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Currently, more than 90% of TomTom’s automotive systems and 20% of TomTom’s Portable Navigation Devices sold in Europe come equipped with LIVE Services.  The quality of … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Announces 109g/km E-Class Hybrid

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On sale next year, European markets will be offered an E300 BlueTEC Hybrid, with a Euro 6 compliant four-cylinder, 201bhp diesel engine and a 27bhp electric  … Read More »

Volkswagen Golf retains European "top-spot" in November – JATO Dynamics

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The Volkswagen Polo, with sales up 1.2% in November, retains second place while Ford’s Fiesta claims third, despite sales decreasing 13.5% in November.  Within the top … Read More »

TomTom's WEBFLEET system reaches new European milestone

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The landmark achievement represents a 30% increase on the 134,000 actively managed vehicles at the start of the year.  As a result of TomTom's organic growth … Read More »

Average wholsale used van values rise 2.6% in November – Manheim

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Examples of year-on-year increases include Car Vans up 10.3% (£252) to £2,701 and 4x4s up 10.6% (£805) to £8,369. Meanwhile Large Panel Vans <3.0t fell by … Read More »

Rumours from the Rostrum – Manheim Auctions

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'November carried on as in previous months with a strong market. Although the buyers in the hall were not out in the same numbers as in … Read More »

New survey indicates 2012 to be challenging year for fleet industry

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The survey, which questioned over 70 senior fleet personnel across UK business sectors, highlighted that the biggest concern for the coming year was that of reduced … Read More »

Saab Automobile Files For Bankruptcy

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Parent company Swedish Automobile N.V. (Swan) had been in talks to sell 100% of its shares in Saab to investors Pang Da Automobile Trade Company (Pang … Read More »