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Category : Latest News

Volvo project explores conductive charging for electric cars

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The carmaker has teamed up with Belgian technological and development specialists Flanders' Drive as well as bus manufacturer Van Hool and tram manufacturer Bombardier to develop … Read More »

Government launches jam-busting review into motorway incidents

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The report estimates the annual cost of motorway closures in England at around £1bn. As well as funding laser scanning technology for police incident analysis, the … Read More »

Fleets invited to challenge unnecessary red tape in government initiative

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Over 400 Whitehall regulations – including those on Licensing, Registration and Insurance – have been placed on the Red Tape Challenge website (click here) for four … Read More »

"Green tide" turning, reports Fleet Alliance

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For the first four months of this year, some 62% of all new cars ordered by customers of the contract hire and fleet management firm have … Read More »

Balfour Beatty launches new mobile driving simulator

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Over 100 people, including large fleet operators, blue light organisations, local authorities and vehicle manufacturers, are expected at the launch that is running from 24-26 May … Read More »

New Windfall promotion from Multileasing offers generous cash rebate

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Dubbed WindFall, the promotion covers every order placed between now and 29th July 2011 and will see clients gain from the firm's accident management service, a … Read More »

Aston Barclay to roll out "Dashboard" vehicle data system to all vendors

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Dubbed "Dashboard", the web-based programme provides Aston Barclay's fleet and dealer vehicle vendors with precise information relating to their vehicles. The system has been designed to … Read More »

Fleets told to prepare for Olympic disruptions

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To help athletes, officials, supporters and the media get between the event's locations, the Olympic Delivery Authority is establishing an Olympic Road Network (ORN) and Paralympic … Read More »

"Zero emission" car claim banned

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It recently banned a Renault advert on the grounds that a large percentage of the UK's electricity came from fossil fuels, environmental advisor Don Potts told … Read More »

Hertz's Cunningham becomes new BVRLA chairman

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Currently general manger of Hertz UK, Cunningham has more than 25-years' experience of the rental industry in Europe and the UK, working with cars and commercial … Read More »

Tusker continues growth plans with new appointment

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White comes to Tusker with over 20 years' experience in the fleet industry, many with leading leasing companies, and includes extensive experience of the employee car … Read More »

German brands triumph in downbeat market

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That's the finding of JATO in its analysis of the new car sales figures for April. The European new car market declined by 3.1% in April, … Read More »

EU new car sales fall 4.1% in April

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New registrations amounted to 1,089,118 units. April 2010 counted one more working day across the region. April results showed a decline in the major markets, except … Read More »

ALD implements Experteye's Driver Satisfaction system

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  The decision comes after a market review to identify the best mechanism for measuring and acting upon driver feedback after key events such as order … Read More »

Chevin donates RoadBASE software to support work of North Star Alliance in Africa

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The donation follows a meeting between the two parties at the annual international aid conference, the Fleet Forum in Geneva, and will allow North Star Alliance … Read More »

Fleet downtime rises 20% through avoidable car faults

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And according to RAC's latest Vehicle Fault Analysis (VFA) data, the number of call-outs resulting from driver error has risen 10% year-on-year to nearly 110,000. The … Read More »

Hyundai displays hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to European business leaders

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During his speech at a seminar entitled "EU-Asia: Solutions to sustainable transport", Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and COO at Hyundai Motor Europe, highlighted Hyundai’s work … Read More »

New car price rises hit fleets in form of increased depreciation

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Speaking at this week's ACFO Conference, Norman said that following rises in used car values after the 2008 inspired credit crunch recession, a "rebasing" of prices … Read More »

ACFO to press for five years' notice on BiK changes

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Historically, the Government has given three years' notice of company car BiK tax thresholds, but that has slipped to two years, with the coalition Government having … Read More »

Chevin to drive growth with new sales director

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Paul Verkinderen becomes sales director for Benelux, Germany and France and joins just weeks after the opening of Chevin’s latest European office in Belgium. Mr Verkinderen will … Read More »

End of the road for the Highway Code, says E-Training World

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Graham Hurdle, managing director of the fleet risk management firm, said: 'When the Highway Code was first produced to set out the rules of the road. … Read More »

More than 115,000 penalties issued in European seatbelt operation

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The campaign in March was co-ordinated by TISPOL, the pan-European traffic police organisation. Officers in 26 countries across Europe stopped drivers of all ages who were … Read More »

Ford's new Driver Alert safety technology gives ultimate wake-up call

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The device uses advanced technology and sophisticated algorithms and comprises a small forward-facing camera connected to an on-board computer. The camera is mounted on the back … Read More »

Brake launches campaign for regular eyesight tests for company drivers

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Fleet managers can order for free the Fleet Safety Forum’s Look Sharp poster and e-guidance campaign pack, sponsored by Boots Opticians. The poster aims to help … Read More »

Glass's gives thumbs up for leasing batteries

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The values show that the Nissan LEAF, the purchase cost of which includes the battery, retains 35% of its value after three years and 36,000 miles. … Read More »

Frost & Sullivan: European EV charging infrastructure to hit 2 million

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The firm says that the approximate investment over the next seven years is likely to be about €5 billion for building EV infrastructure in Europe in … Read More »

AA boosts Ford Transit fleet with 500-unit order

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The AA is more than doubling the 247 Ford Transits ordered in 2010, with The AA roadside rescue fleet gaining 450 new Transit vans. A further … Read More »

Car values fall as market slows, reports BCA

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The data shows that fleet values fell by £132 (1.7%) to £7,413 in April, with CAP performance dropping by over three points to 93.3%. Sold volumes … Read More »

LCV values and volumes slide as demand weakens

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Volume decline was sharp in the fleet & lease LCV sector, where sold numbers decreased by over 34% in the month, with much of the early … Read More »

NAFA hosts Canadian Advanced Fleet Management seminar

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NAFA’s Canadian Advanced Fleet Management Seminar (AFMS) will take place on 21-23 September 2011 at the Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport in Toronto, Ontario. Designed for … Read More »