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Category : Latest News

Russian car market to gain momentum, says Frost & Sullivan

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As expected, the European car market has been losing steam as cash-for-clunkers scrappage schemes wind down. Frost & Sullivan estimates that although four-month YTD figures in … Read More »

Toyota boosts EV plans with Tesla tie-up

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Under the deal, Toyota is to acquire $50 million of Tesla shares. In return, Tesla has purchased Toyota's former factory near Silicon Valley. Based in Palo … Read More »

HiQ network celebrates Q1 business results

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HiQ’s retail director, Juergen Titz announced HiQ’s Quarter One trading results at the first HiQ National Franchise Conference of 2010.  Total gross profit for the opening … Read More »

DigiCore invests £3 million in Minorplanet subsidiary

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DigiCore has invested £3 million in the newly formed subsidiary, which provides immediate financial stability for Minorplanet, which has faced significant financial problems that have reportedly … Read More »

BCA celebrates Fleet World Honours award win

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The auction specialist was presented with the award in this year's event for its new-generation website and web-based marketing services, which offer its wide-ranging E-marketing Solutions. … Read More »

Mycompanyfleet enhances grey fleet solution with new journey logger

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The new functionality works through any G3-enabled mobile phone and allows drivers to independently log all business trips and update their mileage claims through their mobile … Read More »

2010 ACFO AGM and Conference sees record turn-out

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The cross-section of delegates attending the AGM and Conference had a range of different job titles across fleet, procurement, HR and finance which underlined the breadth … Read More »

Paul Hollick appointed to larger 11-strong ICFM Council

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Paul Hollick, a Member (MICFM) of the ICFM, has extensive experience of building and developing business in the fleet industry. He moved into his current role … Read More »

ACFO looking to start green vehicle tax talks with new Government

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With the newly formed Government scheduled to announce its Parliamentary legislative programme in a Queen's Speech due to be held on Tuesday 25 May and an … Read More »

Leaseurope cautions over latest IFRS lease accounting standard proposal

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Leaseurope, the body representing the leasing industry at European level, says that the industry’s pleas for international standard setters, the IASB and FASB, to draw up … Read More »

Inchcape Fleet Solutions plugs into electric vehicles

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The Portsmouth-based vehicle leasing and fleet management company has just completed a trial of a Peugeot eExpert developed by Glasgow-based Allied Electric, part of the Allied … Read More »

Vinyl-wrapped Astras are picture perfect for Google Streetview

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The specialist vehicle graphics company based in Witney, Oxfordshire, worked to extremely tight deadlines to transform the vehicles, which are to be used to photograph the … Read More »

2010 FW Honours: ALD Automotive recognised for driver initiative

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Fleet operators have consistently rated ALD Automotive one of the leading service-focused vehicle contract hire and leasing companies in the country and now ALD Automotive is … Read More »

Santander and Zenith Provecta announce joint trading partnership‏

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Under the new agreement, which is available now, Santander will provide the funding of the fleet, with Zenith Provecta providing all other aspects of a fully … Read More »

Putting the fun into driver training

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The firm organised the racing car event at Sellafield Ltd’s Capenhurst Site in Cheshire as part of its Safety First campaign, and saw staff “inundate” the … Read More »

RoSPA and Journey Dynamics collaborate on eco-driving tool

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The collaboration is bringing together the MyDrive software from Journey Dynamics, a Guildford-based provider of driver analysis and traffic forecasting, with RoSPA’s road safety expertise. Intended … Read More »

Saab turns to JATO in build-up to 9-5 launch

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Saab has a long-standing relationship with JATO but this is the first contract signed under the management of its new owner, Spyker. The deal is intended … Read More »

2010 FW Honours: Mazda6 revealed as "Best Estate Car"

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Chairman of Judges, Steve Moody said: 'Mazda continues to build on its solid reputation in the fleet market as a manufacturer of stylish and attractive cars. … Read More »

Infiniti prices up second diesel

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To be badged EX30d and priced from £35,975, the crossover promises to 'raise the bar for diesel engine refinement and vehicle safety' and Infiniti says its … Read More »

Lexus issues global recall of 11,500 LS 460 and LS 600h models

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The recall, which comes hard on the heels of other Toyota and Lexus product recalls, forms the latest blow to the car manufacturer and affects some … Read More »

ICFM puts freeze on membership fees

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Chairman of the ICFM, Roddy Graham said: 'We have not had a membership fee rise since April 2006 and Council did not consider it appropriate, given … Read More »

Keyfuels looks to raise fuel card fraud awareness

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Although overall car crime has fallen by 57% since 1995, according to Home Office figures, Keyfuels says that fuel card fraud has soared by more than … Read More »

2010 FW Honours: Mercedes S-Class and Sprinter retain FW crowns

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Both vehicles retained their awards from 2009, whilst Sprinter now enjoys a three-year reign. The Best Luxury Car award for the S-Class was presented to Adrian … Read More »

Leading media firm turns to Hitachi Capital for sale and leaseback

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The deal provides A&N Media with a structure to manage the fleet within a centralised function, whilst Hitachi Capital administers the routine maintenance on the leased … Read More »

2010 FW Honours: Driving for Better Business champions awarded

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At the 2010 event, Langley's Solicitors of York and Lincoln won the Fleet Safety Award for Small Fleets while Essex County Council won the Fleet Safety … Read More »

Women “missing out” on driver training, says IAM Drive & Survive

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The poll, which was conducted by IAM Drive & Survive and the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) and covers both genders, found that 61% of females … Read More »

SMEs failing to address grey fleet issue

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That's the finding of Enterprise Rent-A-Car following a survey of small and medium enterprises. Employers are responsible for ensuring that the so-called "grey fleet" – employee’s … Read More »

2010 FW Honours: Ford wins four awards, including "Best Fleet Car"

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Commenting on the judges' reasons for choosing the Focus for Best Fleet Car, Steve Moody – Fleet World editor and judges' chairman, said: 'While the rest … Read More »

2010 FW Honours: Vauxhall Astra named "Best New Car"

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Chairman of Judges Steve Moody said: ‘In a difficult year for the brand, Vauxhall still showed that it knows how to launch products that the fleet … Read More »

Road deaths hit record low, says ITF

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According to the Paris based organization, which is part of the OECD family, for the first time ever the figure for road fatalities fell below 150,000 … Read More »