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Truck registrations still hard hit

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The latest figures from the SMMT show that there were 13,099 registrations last month for the market as a whole, down 11.4% on the total for … Read More »

New Movano built for practicality

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Vauxhall says that the Movano is also an excellent base for conversions and will be available ex-works as a tipper, dropside and box van. The modular … Read More »

Fleet & Lease values on the up again

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This halted a three-month reverse that had taken £825 off the average value. Performance against CAP Clean also improved, up for the second month running and … Read More »

Stay one step ahead of new VED regime

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From this date, new cars will be subject to a new first-year VED rate, based on CO2 emissions and commonly referred to as a "showroom tax". … Read More »

Sales up 10.4% at Kwik-Fit Fleet

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A large part of Kwik-Fit Fleet's sales growth has been the result of companies running their fleet vehicles for longer, leading to increased demand for replacement … Read More »

Contract extensions come in for criticism

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As such, the leasing company is warning about the possible knock-on effects of running fleet vehicles for longer. Robert Kingdom, head of marketing at Masterlease, said: … Read More »

2009 used car sales volumes lowest in a decade

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In terms of age, the 0-3 year old cars suffered the most, with sales dropping by 15.4% when compared with Q4 2008, due to the boost … Read More »

EVs trialled on A40 in Germany under pilot project

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The "E-mobility in commuter traffic" development project for the Rhine-Ruhr region is being run by a group of research institutes and businesses. Companies participating comprise energy … Read More »

E-Class makes star debut at auction

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A total of 150 vehicles from the Mercedes-Benz and smart range were offered at the event, including the E-Class Saloon and Coupé, which sold at an … Read More »

Pendragon Contracts and Trafficmaster team up for new services

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The new agreement means that fleet directors and managers will be able to benefit from dynamic satellite navigation, live traffic information used to calculate the quickest … Read More »

Interactive new RoSPA website goes live

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Intended to help visitors with answers to questions such as "are employers responsible for fatigued workers driving home" or "what is meant by the morning after … Read More »

SEAT opens dedicated fleet centre

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The new facility, designed to work as an extension to the SEAT UK Fleet and Business field sales team and dealer network, has been established to … Read More »

Fleet savings stack up with e-procurement

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According to the company's research, by using e-procurement and electronic tracking of vehicles in the order pipeline, it is possible to generate savings through reduced acquisition … Read More »

IRU says issue of self-employed drivers must be addressed

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The IRU has called upon the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee in its forthcoming discussions on 17 March to follow the approach of its … Read More »

Nissan to establish design studio in Beijing

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Scheduled to open early in 2011, the studio in the Chao Yang district of Beijing is said to be the first design facility in China established … Read More »

Focus on costs inspired growth in TMC Mileage Capture in 2009

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The company’s growth was fired by firms wanting to control costs more proactively, it said. Paul Jackson, managing director of TMC – which was previously known … Read More »

Market to benefit from global safety standard for EVs

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Adopted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the new type approval requirements will ensure that electric and hybrid vehicles are as safe as … Read More »

Over 122,000 penalties issued in European seatbelt campaign

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Officers in 23 countries across Europe stopped vehicle occupants of all ages who were observed not using seatbelts. The campaign in February was co-ordinated by TISPOL, … Read More »

Van values up again, says Manheim

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The company's data shows that values increased by 4.4% (£169) in February compared with the previous month. Average values have now increased in all but two … Read More »

Qualcomm and GreenRoad partner on fleet solution‏

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Initially being offered to commercial vehicle fleets in North America and the UK, the solution combines Qualcomm’s Service Fleet Manager and the GreenRoad 360 service and … Read More »

Industry optimistic for economy recovery but sceptical over fleet growth

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Over half (57%) of fleet managers believe that the UK economy will improve slightly by the start of 2011, while a further 4% think that the … Read More »

Smartnav launches PAYG sat nav

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Using its Smartnav system, the service allows users to only pay for sat-nav directions and traffic information when they need it, and is available using an … Read More »

GME secures UK Government guarantee

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Business Secretary Lord Mandelson said the guarantee will be provided under the Government’s Automotive Assistance Programme. He said: ‘I always said the Government would stand foursquare … Read More »

Fleets to count the cost of "showroom tax" this April

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From 1 April new vehicles with high levels of CO2 will see a dramatic increase in VED at the showroom. Currently a "Band M" vehicle – … Read More »

Automotive Leasing wins Government van and car hire contract

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Effective from 22 March 2010 for four years, the new agreement can be used across all public sector organisations to create a comprehensive vehicle hire service … Read More »

Wilsons Auctions wins in Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards

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The awards, in association with Bank of Scotland (Ireland), recognise Irish companies that are operating at the highest levels of business performance. Wilsons Auctions is the … Read More »

New route for rapid vehicle disposal‏ launched

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According to UK Car Exchange, the new website – www.ukcarexchange.com – gives buyers another route to disposal, with the potential to achieve higher returns on sales. … Read More »

Mileage management is key to dealing with fuel hikes, says TMC

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In a statement yesterday, the AA said that fast-rising European wholesale petrol prices combined with the 1 April increase in fuel duty could push UK average … Read More »

Fleets increasingly turn to sale and leaseback, says Lex Autolease

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The survey carried out for Lex Autolease follows an annual audit by the firm, which highlights the growth in funds being raised through "sale and leaseback" … Read More »

CBI calls for change to working patterns to counter gridlock

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In a new report called "Tackling congestion, driving growth – A new approach to roads policy", the organisation argues that time and money wasted on Britain's … Read More »