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Transport Committee relaunches inquiry on young and novice drivers

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The Transport Select Committee is returning to its inquiry to scrutinise the Government’s actions to reduce the risks of young and novice drivers being involved in … Read More »

New Ford tech addresses rural driving dangers

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Ford has introduced new technology that could help keep drivers safer on rural roads.

Police fleets recognised for safety efforts at DriveTech Vision Zero Awards

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DriveTech has revealed the winners of its Vision Zero Awards, which recognise police forces running campaigns or initiatives focused on road casualty reduction and safer roads.

Decision-makers equip for future fleet challenges with new ICFM Advanced Diploma Programme

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Fleet decision-makers are turning to ICFM’s tutor-led Diploma (Advanced Level) Programme to help get to grips with  “unprecedented” changes facing the sector.

Nearly a third of fatalities in vehicles not wearing a seatbelt

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Almost a third (31%) of the people who died in vehicles in Great Britain in 2018 were not wearing a seat belt – prompting calls for … Read More »

Charge point grant schemes confirmed for another year

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The electric vehicle homecharge, workplace charging and on-street residential charge point schemes are to run for a further year but with reduced funding to support increased … Read More »

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Carmakers step in to top up Plug-in Car Grant shortfall

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Two carmakers have now stepped in to ‘plug’ the gap left on the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) after the Government slashed funding by £500 in the … Read More »

Dealer closures bringing new fleet pressures, warns FleetCheck

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Many businesses re having to travel further for routine servicing, maintenance and repair (SMR) as more franchise dealer operations close.

VisionTrack and Lightfoot partner to enhance fleet safety solution

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A new tie-up between driver behaviour technology specialist Lightfoot and video telematics firm VisionTrack will bring a “unique” suite of products to help accelerate driver safety … Read More »

Half of employers not set up for remote working, amid coronavirus fears

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Just under half (48%) of UK businesses are not geared up for remote working, with 60% of employers fearing it would be abused.

Government publishes smart motorway action plan but concerns remain

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An 18-point package of measures intended to redress safety issues with smart motorways has been published by the Government, but concerns remain over how quick and … Read More »

Budget 2020: The main points for fleets

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It may have been dubbed the ‘coronavirus Budget’, but for fleets and drivers the news was, on the whole, positive and designed to help with the … Read More »

City of York Council works on ‘future-proofed’ EV charging network

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City of York Council is exploring a new electric vehicle (EV) charging strategy that, if approved, could see fast charge points introduced at a minimum of … Read More »

Birmingham fleets able to apply for Clean Air Zone exemption permits

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Residents, low-income workers and businesses in the Birmingham Clean Air Zone (CAZ) area can now apply for temporary exemption permits ahead of the CAZ launch this … Read More »

Council staff embrace driver safety solution

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North Yorkshire County Council’s work to promote road safety and fleet efficiency has stepped up a gear with the adoption of new vehicle tracking technology.

Auto Windscreens opens new Fitting Hub in Harlow

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Drivers in the Essex and M25 area can now turn to Auto Windscreens’ new Fitting Hub in Harlow for windscreen repairs/replacements.

Government to explore pavement parking ban

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Long-awaited proposals to crack down on pavement parking are being set out by the Department for Transport, with a consultation due this summer.

Budget 2020: Plug-in Car Grant continues but funding now slashed

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The Government has been slammed after it revealed that funding for the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) is being slashed with immediate effect, just hours after announcing … Read More »

Budget 2020: 0% BiK rate confirmed and future rates set out

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The Budget has provided long-awaited confirmation that the company car tax rates announced last year will go ahead as planned, while also setting out rates for … Read More »

Budget 2020: EV package continues Plug-in Grants and brings Rapid Charging Fund

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Alongside company car tax and Vehicle Excise Duty measures intended to encourage electric vehicle take-up, the chancellor also committed further support for electric vehicles with the … Read More »

Budget 2020: Electric cars exempt from VED surcharge

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Providing a further incentive for drivers and fleets to switch to electric cars, the chancellor has announced that zero-emission cars will be exempt from the Vehicle … Read More »

Budget 2020: £27bn pledged in ‘largest-ever’ roads investment

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first-ever Budget made a pledge for the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) to spend more than £27bn between 2020 and 2025 and pledged an … Read More »

Budget 2020: Fuel duty to remain frozen for further year

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that fuel duty will remain frozen for a further year, despite concerns from some groups over the impact on congestion and … Read More »

Budget 2020: Chancellor to announce £2.5bn pothole funding package

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The chancellor is to announce £2.5bn of funding in today’s Budget; enough to fix up to 50 million potholes.

Leeds Clean Air Zone launch date announced

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Leeds City Council has confirmed its Clean Air Zone will go live on 28 September this year, giving owners of non-compliant buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles, … Read More »

Ubeeqo adds Hyundai Ioniq hybrid to fleet as membership doubles

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Car sharing brand Ubeeqo, part of Europcar Mobility Group, has introduced the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid to its UK fleet to help local authorities across London to … Read More »

TTC Group completes Licence Bureau acquisition

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TTC Group has completed the acquisition of licence checking and document verification business, Licence Bureau, as it further expands its portfolio of fleet compliance services.

Enterprise Car Club expands in Cardiff

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Enterprise Car Club has more than doubled the number of on-street vehicles in Cardiff as it reports fast-growing demand.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé starts deliveries

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BMW has expanded its 2 Series range with the addition of the four-door Gran Coupé, which starts UK deliveries this week.