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Category : Latest News

Ford introduces 'most technologically advanced Mondeo model ever'

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Billed as the 'most stylish and technologically advanced Mondeo model ever', the new Mondeo completes Ford's update of its European large car line-up, following the launch … Read More »

IFB pinpoints top 20 "crash for cash" hot spots

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Drawing on two years of insurance claims and policy data, the IFB has produced a league table of regional hotspots for "crash for cash" activity. In … Read More »

Plus Dane Housing Group partners with Northgate

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The Liverpool-based housing group awarded the contract after winning a tender for a new housing maintenance contract in Cheshire and Liverpool that is anticipated to last … Read More »

PARIS PREVIEW: Orlando family MPV to break cover on Chevrolet stand

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Billed as having function with attitude, this model will blend a crossover look with seven-seater versatility and is based on the show car concept first seen … Read More »

Euro NCAP to broaden scope of safety assessments

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The organisation has said that it's set to test the new generation of electric vehicles to ensure that high safety standards are maintained, with the first … Read More »

Renault highlights plans for Russian market with Latitude world premier

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Renault has been developing its production facilities in the country since 2005 in partnership with the Government of Moscow. It has also outlined plans to capture … Read More »

PARIS PREVIEW: Honda to take covers off hybrid Jazz

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The model will use Honda's petrol-electric IMA system as seen in the Insight hybrid. This comprises a 1.3-litre i-VTEC engine combined with a CVT gearbox, with … Read More »

Revised Mazda6 set to attract more fleet drivers

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The new range features a refreshed exterior and interior styling improvements, additional equipment and a range of significant technical enhancements that improve fuel economy by up … Read More »

RSPB appoints CLM to improve maintenance management

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CLM is introducing a number of proactive, web-based initiatives, including greater use of independent garages, tighter cost controls and the minimising of vehicle downtime through the … Read More »

Government urged to take zero-tolerance approach to drink-driving

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Sources close to Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond have said that he is sceptical about cutting the drink-drive limit following the publication of Sir Peter North's report … Read More »

Workplace parking levies to bring about major culture change for fleets

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According to Robert Kingdom of Masterlease, the main considerations from the fleet industry perspective are how this tax will be administered and who will be liable, … Read More »

Nokia-Clarion collaboration to accelerate development of connected car technology

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According to the two firms, the Terminal Mode technology will enable a totally new way of mobile devices and car infotainment systems to seamlessly work together. … Read More »

Finning (UK) signs up with Arval

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The contract will see Arval providing 200 company cars and 400 LCVs to Finning (UK) Ltd. The project was spearheaded by a team representing all areas … Read More »

New lease accounting proposals will not erode benefits of leasing/rental, says BVRLA

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That's the view of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), which says it's confident that its members will be able to adapt their business … Read More »

Latest CAP Index shows acceleration in falling values

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The index for August reveals that the fall in values accelerated last month, making the cars from two further sectors typically cheaper than a year ago. … Read More »

TRACKER launches 'most advanced tracking device now on the market'

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TRACKER Locate incorporates GSM, GPS and VHF technology in one unit to provide a robust stolen vehicle recovery solution that has three means of location and … Read More »

European new car sales fall below 2009 levels

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According to the latest car sales analysis from JATO Dynamics, Europe's new car market is officially 1.5% lower versus 2009. The move into the red has … Read More »

NHS authority advocates use of telematics to drive cost reduction strategies

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NHS Fife is using Fleetstar-Online telematics technology from Cybit and is reporting a strong return on investment. 'All public sector organisations need 100% visibility of their … Read More »

AVH upgrades vehicle adaptations workshop

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The AVH workshop already provides fleet, leasing and rental companies with a rental vehicle adapted to meet disabled drivers' exact requirements. With the latest enhancements, new … Read More »

Mitsubishi slashes £10k off i-MiEV price

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Previously announced as being priced at £38,699, the model will now cost £28,990 for orders placed for delivery from 1 January 2011. This coincides with the … Read More »

New guide to managing the post collision escalation

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Developed by Interactive Driving Systems, the guide covers the following areas: • Crash reporting and recording self-audit.• Fast track reporting and scene management.• Managing the media.• … Read More »

Forum criticises plans to tax small firms on staff parking

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It is thought that councils across the UK plan to introduce a workplace parking levy (WPL) scheme, which will see businesses being taxed on parking provisions … Read More »

Drivers in consultancy, utilities and telecoms industries have most penalty points

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The company categoried its findings into low and high risk drivers. Percentage of drivers with no points – representing low risk: 1. Financial/insurance     93.69% 2. … Read More »

PARIS PREVIEW: upgraded Mazda2 to make its premiere

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These include the Mazda2 supermini, which has received an upgrade and will be given its European premiere in Paris. The latest Mazda2 has been updated with … Read More »

BCA notes interesting developments in fleet sector in half-year data

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BCA's half-year report shows that fleet & lease cars outperformed the market significantly in terms of price, setting a record average value in the first half … Read More »

More models added to Citroen's Ready to Run Plant & Go range

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Under the changes, Andover-based KFS Special Vehicles Ltd has increased the maximum payload from 1,600kg to 1,680kg and expanded the number of multi-function models in this … Read More »

Pressure on values is due to 'typical seasonality', says BCA

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LCV values averaged £4,112 across the board in July, a fall of £168 (3.9%) against June’s values, with nearly-new, fleet & lease and part-exchange values all … Read More »

PARIS PREVIEW: Mercedes to premiere new CLS 'design icon'

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While the proportions of the new model remain the same as the first generation CLS from 2003, Mercedes says that everything else is different, including the … Read More »

Rental firms urged to consider disabled customers' needs

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Rental industry guru, and disabled motorist, Professor Peter Cooke, is warning rental companies to take note of the current case in France where Easyjet is facing … Read More »

SMEs more likely to neglect duty of care

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When it comes to risk management and duty of care, many small fleet operators have failed to recognise the importance of these issues compared to their … Read More »