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First November rise in wholesale used car values for three years, reports Manheim

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According to the firm's latest Market Analysis for Cars, values increased by 0.6% (£39) to £6,852 last month, following a rise of 1.1% (£77) in October.  … Read More »

Athlon sets up International Sales and Account Management Division

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The move follows the full acquisition and rebranding of the Fleet Synergy International JV run with Lex Autolease. The new International Sales and Account Management division … Read More »

Investec buys Masterlease

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It has contracted the management and day-to-day operations to Wokingham-based Leasedrive Velo Group. Once part of the GM empire, Masterlease has been looking for a buyer … Read More »

Renault streamlines passenger car line-up

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From 4 January, just three core trim levels will be offered – Expression, Dynamique TomTom and GT Line TomTom – across all models, in addition to … Read More »

Complete e-mobility package to be offered by Athlon Car Lease and E.ON

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The two firms will work together to provide a 'complete, competitively priced' fleet solution. This will combine "attractive" financing terms for electric vehicles from Athlon Car … Read More »

Vauxhall Corsa ticks all the boxes for recruitment firm

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The vehicles are being leased through JCT600 in Bradford. The order is made up of 30 low-emission 1.3CDTi ecoFLEX five-door hatchbacks with Start/Stop, and three 1.2i … Read More »

Manheim's three-year Market Analysis shows strength of used van market

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According to the firm's report, average wholesale used van values are 11.1% (£405) higher than in the same period in 2007, the year that was recognised by … Read More »

Snowbound buyers turn to online auctions

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According to Manheim, more than 2,000 buyers have logged onto its Simulcast live online broadcast of physical auction during the worst days of the winter so … Read More »

ALD Automotive supplies Foxtons with latest batch of customised MINIs

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Ten vehicles – including a MINI featuring Foxtons' branding – have been delivered to date and a further 53 orders are in the pipeline with more … Read More »

Audi reveals new A6

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Priced from £30,145 OTR, first customer deliveries will take place in spring 2011. There will be a choice of four efficient engines at launch – one … Read More »

EU gives green light to cross-border enforcement directive

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The decision to proceed with a directive on cross-border enforcement means that drivers will be punished for traffic offences they commit abroad, including the four "big … Read More »

MPs call for tougher actions on drink-driving

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Parliament's Transport Select Committee has today published a series of Government recommendations to tackle drink and drug driving. These include lowering the drink-drive limit to 20mg/100ml … Read More »

New idling reporting functionality boosts GreenRoad 360's fuel savings

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The company says that the typical GreenRoad 360 customer already sees fuel economy savings of up to 10% and with this new solution drivers can cut … Read More »

Survey highlights benefits of fitting cold weather tyres in UK

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The survey by traffic psychologist Adriaan Heino revealed that cars with cold weather tyres were involved in significantly less accidents during winter than those which remained … Read More »

Facilities management firm deploys fleet of Peugeot vans

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The company is a national joint venture set up to provide facilities management to BT's 8500 buildings across the UK and the vehicles will be deployed … Read More »

VRA announces speakers for January's remarketing event

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This inaugural event, being held in association with Manheim, plus other sponsors including BCA, SMAG, VQS and Autoclenz, will be hosted by well-known motoring broadcaster Ginny … Read More »

Brake announces January date for Pledge2DriveSafely workshop

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Launched in 2008, the Pledge2DriveSafely workshops train those with company driver experience to deliver Pledge2DriveSafely messages and campaigns to people who drive to work. The one-day … Read More »

Fleets must take lead on driver safety in hazardous conditions, says Masterlease

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So says Masterlease, which is warning fleets of their duty of care to drivers following this year's early snowfall. The company says that fleet managers should … Read More »

Leaseway Vehicle Rental goes into administration

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The firm operates one of the UK's largest privately owned light commercial vehicle (LCV) fleet hire firms from a network of sites across the country. Established … Read More »

Volvo and Ultimate Car Control team up for "fully legally compliant" driver training scheme

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The Excellence in Professional Driving (EPD) programme has been developed to enable fleets to meet their legal obligations and protect employees that use their cars for … Read More »

Police embark on 2010 Christmas drink-drive campaign

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The crackdown follows last year's highly successful enforcement activity, which saw more drivers than ever being stopped over the holiday period. During the campaign 223,423 drivers … Read More »

Auction values will be strong for the right vehicles in 2011, says CD Auction Group

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Roger Woodward, managing director of the online auction company, says that canny dealers used to buy at the end of December in order to take advantage … Read More »

TLS Rental closes

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In a statement, the company said: ‘The decision was not taken lightly and came after extensive consultations with staff and equally exhaustive consideration of all viable … Read More »

Fleets become early adopters of new Peugoet iOn EV

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The manufacturer says that three firms have already expressed an interest in adding the iOn to their fieet. These include UK Grid, a small company providing … Read More »

Used 4×4 interest rises as temperature plummets

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The company has reported renewed interest in 4x4s sold at its auction centres around the UK as the winter weather tightens its grip right across the … Read More »

Renault and Vinci Park team up for vehicle charging infrastructure

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Following plans announced by the French government on 1 October 2009 and 13 April 2010 to develop electric vehicles, VINCI Park and Renault are jointly studying … Read More »

Mini Coyote V2 advanced speed camera alert device launched in the UK

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The Mini Coyote V2 is already used by 600,000 drivers across Europe and uses a constantly updated database of Europe’s 26,000 fixed and mobile camera locations. … Read More »

Hanson implements whole-life cost car scheme from Pendragon Contracts

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Hanson has selected Pendragon Contracts to provide company cars for up to 750 drivers to offer its staff a range of cost-effective and CO2 efficient vehicles … Read More »

UK to dominate in Opel/Vauxhall Ampera European sales

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Bill Parfitt, chairman and CEO of Vauxhall and Chevrolet in the UK and Opel Ireland, has said that the UK will take the lion's share of … Read More »

New Combo to be Fiat Doblo-based

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Opel/Vauxhall and Fiat have signed a contract that will see Fiat supply vans, passenger variants and chassis cabs to Vauxhall and Opel from December 2011. Sales … Read More »