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Operators and drivers dragging heels over CPC

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Driver Hire’s survey was conducted over three days at the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show. The mix of people interviewed was evenly split between transport operators, drivers … Read More »

Ghosn re-elected as Renault chairman and CEO

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The AGM also renewed the terms of office of Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière (chairman and CEO of Fimalac), Franck Riboud (chairman and CEO and chairman of … Read More »

Mazda Motor Europe has appointed a new head of R&D

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Matsumoto-San is a veteran engineer with years of management experience in product development. He joined Mazda in 1985 working for the Test and Research Department No. … Read More »

Fleets should be on the ball over World Cup drink driving

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That's according to Arval's fleet and road safety manager, Tracey Scarr, who says businesses in particular need to be mindful of staff issues around excessive consumption … Read More »

BBUS extends usage of GreenRoad to entire fleet

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BBUS first started using GreenRoad 360 in late 2008 in conjunction with the Fleet Support Group's Riskmaster. The deployment forms part of its "Zero Harm" initiative … Read More »

Nissan reports profit in full-year results

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The carmaker reported an annual profit of ¥42.4 billion (€320 million) compared to a loss of ¥233.7 billion for fiscal year 2008. Nissan said its performance … Read More »

RoSPA launches new workshop options for young at-work drivers

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The organisation already offers a free online toolkit to enable employers to run their own in-house workshops targeting 17-24-year-old employees who drive as part of their … Read More »

BMW upbeat for full year sales following Q1 results

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The Munich-based carmaker reported a pre-tax profit of €508 million compared to a loss of €198 million for the same period in 2009. Group revenues grew … Read More »

Free tyre inspections for SMEs

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The fast-fit specialist, which has over 380 centres and 1,000 mobile service vans operating across the UK, will also undertake the first tyre repair it identifies … Read More »

New Government plans electric car charging network

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Following the announcement that Philip Hammond has become Transport Secretary, the Conseratives and Liberal Democrats have said that they are planning to introduce a nationwide network … Read More »

AA comments on new “fixed-term” Transport Secretary

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Edmund King, AA president, said: 'We have had 13 transport secretaries in 22 years so on average they have served only about 20 months each. The … Read More »

Philip Hammond named as Transport Secretary

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Mr Hammond, who was elected in 1997, was initially a member of the Conservative shadow health team before going on to serve as trade and industry … Read More »

European automotive production forecast raised in new report

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According to the latest report, the recovery in production volumes has been underpinned by better-than-expected performances from several vehicle manufacturers and specific models, notably Ford (Fiesta), … Read More »

Minorplanet avoids winding-up order

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HMRC is chasing Minorplanet for £2 million it claims it is owed. In a statement last week, the firm said: 'Further to the announcement of 22 … Read More »

New operations director at LeasePlan

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The vehicle management giant has appointed Matt Cranny as operations & service director with effect from 1 May 2010. Mr Cranny previously held the role of … Read More »

Fleet values remain up in latest BCA data

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Manheim's April data showed that fleet values fell in April by 1.5%, as did overall used car values as a whole. However, in BCA's latest Pulse … Read More »

Wilsons Auctions Portadown celebrates annivesary with new deal

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The Northern Ireland-based auctioneer says it's been experiencing record sales levels at its "Fleet 2010" auctions, which sell quality cars on behalf of manufacturers, fleet and … Read More »

Kwik-Fit equips drivers for rainy weather

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Designed for improved performance on wet roads, Uniroyal tyres are said to be  perfect for UK conditions at this time of year, when drivers can suddenly … Read More »

Ford looks to reduce prices across range

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‘The weakness of the pound has been a big problem for us forcing up our costs, but discounting prices doesn’t work in fleet markets because Benefit … Read More »

Streetcar and Zipcar join forces to create large-scale car sharing network

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The acquisition, valued at around $50 million, will give Zipcar a much larger presence in the UK. Streetcar currently operates in over 1,100 locations across eight … Read More »

BCA's Marie Jarrold joins ICFM Council

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Ms Jarrold, who is a member (MICFM) of the ICFM, joined the institute in September 1996 and holds a Diploma in Car Fleet Management, having previously … Read More »

New deals represent increased brand recognition, says Hyundai

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Commenting on the new wins, Hyundai’s national corporate operations and remarketing manager Jeff Peyton-Bruhl said: ‘It’s great to see so many SME businesses growing their businesses … Read More »

Convertible demand rolls on at Lex Autolease/BCA sale

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Lex Autolease and Black Horse offered 319 convertibles at BCA Brighouse on Wednesday 28 April and sold 309 for a 97% conversion that generated a turnover … Read More »

PSA teams up with Chang'an Automotive Group for JV

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The plant will produce environmentally friendly LCVs and passenger cars, according to PSA. In a statement, the carmaker said: 'The new JV will complement both parties … Read More »

Resolution on electric vehicles calls for European standards to be adopted

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The resolution is a formal response by the Parliament to the publication of the European Commission’s proposed strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles. MEPs have … Read More »

Renault ticks all the boxes for ISS fleet

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Last week saw the company take delivery of its latest batch of vehicles from Renault. The Mégane Coupé and new Kangoo Van models will be used … Read More »

New funding helps THINK push ahead with North American expansion

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The latest equity round will be used to support further product development and planned expansion into North American markets. According to the company, the new equity … Read More »

New car CO2 emissions fall

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Last year saw the greatest single-year decline in average CO2, which the analyst said was due to the rich mix of customer demand for more fuel-efficient … Read More »

Fleet interest in Mazda3 is fast accelerating, says Mazda

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The 119g/km CO2 model – and specifically the TS2 trim level derivative – has contributed to total fleet registrations of Mazda3 almost doubling to 849 units … Read More »

Pendragon Contracts goes the extra mile for Cancer Research

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Inspired by the memory of his father and a passion for the worthy cause, Mr Hillier and his brother Brian, along with friends Peter Drugan and … Read More »