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Category : Latest News

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 »

Arval Analytics tool gains North American data

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The firm says that the move significantly expands the reporting capabilities for global fleets, providing a single source for viewing key performance indicators and fleet trends … Read More »

Fleet Logistics and TÜV SÜD partner up to create major international fleet business

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The new partnership immediately creates the biggest independent fleet management group in Europe with over 100,000 vehicles under management. Fleet Logistics currently manages over 75,000 vehicles … Read More »

Practical Car and Van Rental expands fleet

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The firm, which is a nationwide franchise specialising in economic vehicle rentals, has moved its banking relationship to Barclays Corporate and has utilised an asset credit … Read More »

Fuel costs rising fastest on fleet agenda

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The research reveals that when asked to rate a variety of factors influencing fleet management decisions today, 31% of fleet managers gave "fuel costs" a maximum … Read More »

Vauxhall reveals details of 2012 Zafira Tourer

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The new model will sit above the current Zafira model in the carmaker’s line-up, with Vauxhall saying that the new model wil be distinguished from its … Read More »

Mazda announces details of first engine in new SKYACTIV range

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The SKYACTIV-G 1.3 has been engineered for an extremely high compression ratio, giving excelent efficiency, especially under high load at low rpm. It also features a … Read More »

VDIK: German government's EV programme too short-sighted

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Last May, the federal government announced a goal of having one million electric cars on Germany's roads by 2020. In response, VDIK president Volker Lange said: … Read More »

Chiltern Transport Consortium goes pure electric with i-MiEV

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The vehicle has been commissioned with Thames Valley Police corporate livery and will be used for routine non-emergency duties in and around Milton Keynes city centre. … Read More »

Bähr & fess forecasts GmbH to expand into China

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The firm, which is based in Völklingen, Saarland, is already active all around Europe and the US and is now aiming to expand into China, which … Read More »

BCA Blackbushe celebrates silver jubilee

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Officially opened by HRH Prince Michael of Kent on 20th May 1986, BCA Blackbushe is Europe's largest vehicle auction centre at over 60 acres. It sells … Read More »

GreenRoad invests for rapid growth

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At the same time, the fleet driver performance management company has announced the appointment of Jim Heeger, a Silicon Valley veteran with extensive growth-company leadership experience, … Read More »

Firms urged to use new tyre comparison data to improve fleet performance

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The data, provided by the Dutch Government, includes information on the energy efficiency (rolling resistance), noise and safety (wet grip) of tyres currently on sale in … Read More »

Majority of grey fleet drivers would prefer salary sacrifice scheme

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The firm questioned "grey fleet" drivers to see if they would opt into a salary sacrifice scheme if their current car needed replacing. A total of … Read More »

"Most comprehensive map of electric car charging points in the UK" is launched

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The map has been developed by the firm to provide an up-to-date list of charging points. In addition to pinpointing the location, the map shows the … Read More »

NHS Trust goes salary sacrifice

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  The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is now one of several NHS bodies to take advantage of the scheme, which is run in conjunction with Tusker, and … Read More »

BVRLA sets up steering group to look at issue of funding

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The Funding Steering Group will help existing and potential funders better understand the vehicle rental and leasing industry and its related risks and rewards. The organisation … Read More »

Roadsafe urges fleets to play major role in Decade of Action for Road Safety

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The Driving for Better Business campaign, which is managed by RoadSafe, is one of the influential UK-based supporters of the United Nations-backed initiative and attended the … Read More »