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Category : Latest News

Transporter Sportline debuts

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The Sportline specification is available with panel van and kombi models in short and long wheelbase. In all cases, power comes from VW's 180PS twin-turbo 2.0-litre … Read More »

Tenneco develops cost-effective exhaust system for Euro 6 vans

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  While that will probably not result in a significant increase in cost for light vans, the more complex systems needed to treat exhaust gases for … Read More »

Winter van tyres from Yokohama

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Named the WY01, the new tyre will use similar technology to that used in the company's W.drive range of winter tyres for cars. This means that … Read More »

CV Show visitor figures exceed forecasts

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A total of 16,137 visitors attended the CV Show, comprising 15,403 from the UK and 734 from abroad. Road Haulage Association (RHA) chief executive Geoff Dunning … Read More »

Men most at risk from driving stress, finds TomTom research

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In the independent tests – which measured physiological stress markers in participants' saliva – it was revealed that women suffered an 8.7% increase in stress from … Read More »

Hitachi Capital selects MoDel for electronic delivery and collection process

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MoDel is a new online solution that provides added automation to the new vehicle delivery handover and collection process, and has been developed as a joint … Read More »

North Lanarkshire Council adds Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicles to fleet

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The council has said that it's committed to working sustainably and has implemented a carbon management plan, developed with help from the Carbon Trust. It has … Read More »

Intellitec launches website to calculate Battery Guard savings

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The new website – www.fleetsavingcalculator.com – uses data entered by the user to calculate the level of cost savings made by installing the Battery Guard System. … Read More »

LEZ offer launched by Fiat

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The main feature of the offer is a six-month payment holiday. The van user will only need to pay VAT up front. In addition to the … Read More »

ALD to deliver Mazda's dealer-based contract hire scheme

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After winning a competitive tender, ALD Automotive will work with Mazda dealers and its four regionally-based business development managers to further support franchises in maximising local … Read More »

Fleets to help in wireless charging project for EVs in the UK

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The project sees HaloIPT, which develops Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) systems for wireless charging electric vehicles, team up with the UK's Chargemaster, which provides electric vehicle … Read More »

Kwik-Fit to increase business volumes in 2011 with 10 new centres

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The firm has confirmed centre openings in Farnham, Heywood and Scunthorpe this year, with other locations expected to be revealed over the coming months. In recent … Read More »

Renault announces product offensive for India

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The Fluence is manufactured at the Chennai plan and will be sold through the first 14 outlets making up Renault’s new Indian network. It will be … Read More »

VRA remarketing seminar to debate key issues

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Attendees will have the chance to join two of the four interactive debates during the morning and then attend a summing up of all four topics … Read More »

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 »