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Q2 profits up at Volvo Group

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The Swedish commercial vehicle maker announced operating income of SEK 4.8 billion (€506 million) with truck sales up 24% to SEK 41.6 billion (€4.4 billion). In … Read More »

PSA announces return to profit in H1 results

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For the first six months of 2010, the carmaker reported a net profit of €680 million compared to a loss of €962 million for the first … Read More »

Daimler to set up new smart product unit

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The carmaker said that the move would 'enhance the framework for successful expansion of the brand and further development of the product portfolio'. The new division … Read More »

Daimler raises group profit forecast for full-year 2010

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The Stuttgart-based carmaker announced a net profit to €1.31 million for Q2 2010 compared to a net loss of €1.06 million for the same period in … Read More »

Government confirms electric car grant

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The implementation had been placed on hold by the Coalition until the autumn spending review, but the Treasury has agreed to ring-fence the money from any … Read More »

Volkswagen vans provide clean solution

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Winterhalter designs and manufactures commercial dishwashing systems for the catering and hospitality industry, and the new vans will be used in its national service operation network. … Read More »

Fleet Logistics recruits strategic account manager

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Mrs L'Estrange will provide account management and customer service expertise, including providing advice on fleet policy, management reporting and industry issues, to UK fleet customers and … Read More »

Are your drivers heading for a breakdown driving abroad?

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The fleet management firm says that because they don’t own the car, company car drivers assume that their company car warranty and breakdown cover will assist … Read More »

UPS outlines 20% MPG performance improvement goal for fleet

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The goal was announced as UPS released the latest annual update of its corporate Sustainability Report, and builds on gains that the firm has already made … Read More »

New Fleet Alliance initiative guarantees no excess charges

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Standard practice in the contract hire and leasing market is for leasing suppliers to negotiate blanket benchmark mileages across the entire fleet of vehicles, with three … Read More »

Flexible car and van rental solution launched by Thrifty

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Dubbed Flexifleet, the new flexible fleet solution is said to be cheaper than conventional daily car and van rental packages, and also offers all the benefits … Read More »

Europcar to roll out touchscreen technology at locations across Europe

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From August, travellers arriving at Heathrow T5 will be able to use the new touchscreen, which features software designed especially by Europcar to give customers a … Read More »

VAT rises push 2010 MPG Marathon to fore

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Taking place at Ettington Chase, near Stratford upon Avon on September 15 and 16, the event sets out to prove that Britain's 30 million motorists can … Read More »

Win trip of a lifetime at FTA Transport Manager and Fleet Engineer 2010

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Commercial vehicle manufacturer Iveco has announced it will be giving away 15 prizes, including a grand prize of an all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime to Italy. … Read More »

Vauxhall Astra Sport Tourer to feature wealth of standard kit

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The Sports Tourer range comprises four trim levels: ES, Exclusiv, SE and SRi, but adds a variety of standard and optional equipment, including FlexFold, which allows … Read More »

Fleets overpaying millions on VAT, says BVRLA

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Under current legislation, those firms that lease their cars are only allowed to recover 50% of the VAT portion of the finance element of their rental … Read More »

Fleets urged to get involved in Road Safety Week 2010

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Organised by Brake, the road safety charity, with the support of the Department for Transport, insurance company QBE, and courier company FedEx, Road Safety Week is … Read More »

UK must play role in EC Road Safety Programme, says RoadSafe

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Top of the European Commission's seven-point agenda is the use of active safety measures in vehicles. RoadSafe director, Adrian Walsh, said: 'The vehicle industry has made … Read More »

Vital road safety work being halted following Government funding cuts

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The Thames Valley Safer Roads Partnership is ceasing operations in Oxfordshire as a result of funding cuts, meaning speed cameras will be switched off and other … Read More »

Autoquake wins global award for online excellence

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The ecommerce company is the only car retailer to be awarded a place in the AlwaysOn Global 250, which lists the leading private companies in on-demand … Read More »

ACFO re-elects Julie Jenner as chairman for 2010/11

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Ms Jenner, key solutions manager for GE Capital Solutions, has served as chairman since being first elected in 2006. She said: 'My job means that I … Read More »

Jaama offers free three-month management software trial to SMEs

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The company says that demand for its FleetAssistant web-based fleet system has risen dramatically over the last 12 months as smaller fleets recognise the considerable cost … Read More »

CV registrations rise 13.2% in EU in June

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In June, new registrations rose for all segments of commercial vehicles, resulting in an overall 13.2% increase in the EU, with 166,929 new registrations in total. … Read More »

Vauxhall Meriva gets green boost

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The first new addition is a 95PS 1.3 CDTi engine, which will power all Meriva ecoFLEX models. Featuring closed-loop combustion control, the 1.3 CDTi (95PS) uses … Read More »

Honda responds to criticism of Insight hybrid

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The suspension has been adjusted to improve ride comfort and NVH levels, while interior trim levels have been enhanced. As well as these upgrades to suspension, … Read More »

BMW X3 unveiled

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The new 184bhp BMW X3 xDrive20d has a CO2 emission level of 148g/km, and 147g/km for the auto. This reduction in emissions is thanks to the … Read More »

G4S to participate in voluntary carbon reduction scheme

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The voluntary scheme has been launched this month following the Government’s challenge to businesses to respond to national and international climate change targets. The scheme is … Read More »

Commercial vehicle fleets invited to join carbon reduction scheme

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The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) has been launched in response to Government challenges business to respond to national and international climate change targets. The scheme … Read More »

Don't wait for Government fuel duty stabiliser, says Arval

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In the recent Emergency Budget, the Government announced that the Office of Budget Responsibility is to undertake a review of oil price variations, with a view … Read More »

Fleets increasingly turning to low-emission vehicles

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The latest data from ALD Automotive, which operates a fleet of more than 52,000 vehicles, reveals that in the first six months of 2010 average CO2 … Read More »