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Nordea Finance CEO to chair new Leaseurope board

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The trade body has elected Jukka Salonen, CEO, Nordea Finance, as its new chair, replacing Rüdiger von Fölkersamb, who leaves after a two-year mandate. In addition … Read More »

ATS Euromaster backs Tyresafe in criticism of cold weather tyre insurance premiums

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Following a report in Auto Express magazine that some insurers view winter tyres as a vehicle modification, resulting in high insurance premiums for drivers, TyreSafe branded … Read More »

Food firm to recycle waste cooking oil into bio-diesel under new contract

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Tamar Foods, which manufactures hot and cold pies and hand-crimped pasties, has signed a contract with Convert2Green for its waste oil to be collected weekly from … Read More »

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions acquires Newtown Vehicle Rentals fleet

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The sale follows an extensive marketing process and the appointment of joint administrators from Deloitte, Dominic Wong and Matt Cowlishaw, on 2 December 2010. NVR is … Read More »

New international study on drug driving has alarming findings

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The "Drugs and Driving: Detection and Deterrence" report has been published by the International Transport Forum, a transport think tank at the OECD and is based … Read More »

New MD at Europcar UK

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Effective immediately, Ken McCall replaces Mark Cotterill, who has left to pursue a new career opportunity, and brings 20 years of board experience to the table. … Read More »

Motorist comes a cropper under winter tyre rules in Germany

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From Saturday 4 December, Mud and Snow (M+S) drive axle tyres must be used by all trucks over 3.5 tonnes and buses with more than eight … Read More »

BT to trial electric vans to cut carbon output

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The company's Openreach division has begun testing two electric vans in Milton Keynes and two in East London at Openreach’s Stratford telephone exchange and nearby 2012 … Read More »

BCA latest Pulse data: Fleet values down 4% in November

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The report shows that fleet values fell back by 4% (£304) to £7,115 last month, and have declined by around £600 in the past eight weeks. … Read More »

Growing volumes and slowing demand impact on LCV values

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The firm's latest LCV Pulse data shows that fleet values fell by 5.7% from £4,882 to £4,602 last month, with two and a half points coming … Read More »

Dollar Thrifty adds to domestic and international franchises

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In a statement, the firm said that it's added 16 new US franchise locations since 1 July 2010 as part of its expansion plans, raising the … Read More »

Lysanda and Sycada partner up to offer fuel and CO2 reduction technology for fleets

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Lysanda is to provide Sycada with its Eco-Log devices including Eco-Log Lite and Micro, which will be used by its eco-friendly telematics division, Sycada.Green to provide … Read More »

Fleet achievements acknowledged by the Prince

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The Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards are presented annually to a wide range of organisations that have made a real difference to road safety, either … Read More »

AA urges Government not to unclamp the cowboy clampers

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The organisation says it's concerned that the ban which was due to be included in the Freedom Bill this autumn has already been delayed and is … Read More »

Bespoke company insurance launched for salary sacrifice schemes

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The insurance giant has developed the policy, modelled on its Fleetwise commercial insurance product for corporate fleets, in response to the growing number of companies opting … Read More »

Chevrolet looks to gain fleet market share with new Orlando

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According to Keith Jones, Chevrolet's national fleet sales manager, the new car will offer 'an outstanding and versatile proposition' that combines blends practicality, style and comfort … Read More »

First sketches published of new Kia Picanto

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The new model features a radical new design penned by Kia’s European design team based in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of chief design officer, Peter … Read More »

Volkswagen Group increases fleet market share in Europe

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According to Dataforce figures, fleet registrations of VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda vehicles from January to September 2010 totalled 408,419 units for Germany, France, UK, Spain … Read More »

Call for entries for 2011 Fleet Safety Forum Awards for Excellence

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The awards are open to commercial, public sector and not-for-profit organisations operating fleets of any size and type, as well as those providing safety services and … Read More »

Sudden increase in LCV stock to impact on prices and conversions

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The company says that due to economic and business pressures, operators are bringing vehicles to market well ahead of their planned defleet dates, adding to already … Read More »

Renault looks to build on success of Pro+ programme

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The Pro+ programme provides specialist business sales and after-sales advisors, along with demonstrations and displays of the entire van range, including conversions. It also offers extended … Read More »

New online timed auction facility goes live at Wilsons Auctions

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Set to go live from 8 December, the new functionality will allow invited motor trade professionals to buy quality stock daily in an eBay style timed … Read More »

The Fuelcard Company launches new "supermarket" fuel card

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The new Fleetmate card utilises the recently formed 2,500-site MyFuel network, which combines the existing Keyfuels network with a further 1,500 retail sites including some leading … Read More »

Business as usual at Wilsons Auctions

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The firm says that it's continued running fleet sales across its network of auction complexes, located in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of … Read More »

G3 Remarketing says inaugural online commercial sale is a success

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The company launched its CV programme with a full spectrum of vehicles and says online activity was strong, with 68 registered buyers actively taking part in … Read More »

Thrifty partners up with AVH to offer wheelchair-accessible vehicles

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AVH offers a nationwide line-up of specially adapted cars that are fitted with hand controls, flip style left foot accelerators, wheelchair top boxes, infra red controls, … Read More »

BVRLA welcomes news of Masterlease acquisition

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Under the terms of the deal, Wokingham-based Leasedrive Velo Group has been contracted to take over the management and day-to-day operations of the leasing firm. John … Read More »

Insurance firm to use black box technology from Quartix

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Coverbox is to be supplied with around 15,000 of Quartix's latest tracking devices. These will be used by its policyholders as s part of its pay-as-you-drive … Read More »

New Honda Insight promises more comfortable driving experience

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The manufacturer says the Insight received some negative feedback on ride and comfort levels. As a result, it has made a number of chassis changes to … Read More »

ACEA outlines priorities following re-election of chairman

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The organisation also outlined its two priorities for 2011: sustainable mobility including improvements in road safety, and EU industrial policy or the aim to enhance the … Read More »