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Category : Latest News

RAC launches specialist patrols to deal with misfuelling

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RAC Fuel Patrol is a service available to both RAC members and non-members that aims to get drivers back on the road faster after misfuelling. The … Read More »

Magnet renews 650-vehicle contract with Leasedrive Velo

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Based in Darlington, the leading kitchen retailer has committed to a fully managed contract that covers both company cars and vans and 40 user-chooser drivers. The … Read More »

Trimble to expand European solutions with Punch Telematix

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Earlier this year Trimble made a cash bid worth €13.5 million euros for the Belgian maker of on-board computers for trucks. Now the company says it's … Read More »

New MD at Michelin Tyre PLC

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Eric Le Corre has assumed the role, bringing with him experience of Michelin’s operations in Europe and North America after 11 years with the company, most … Read More »

PARIS PREVIEW: Citroen DS4 to put in appearance

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Like the DS3, the new model, which combines coupé style with 2+2 door practicality, will focus on bold styling and agile handling. From a design point … Read More »

Gamestec to put vehicle monitoring system to test

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The system is to be provided under a new three-year arrangement with Northgate Vehicle Hire that will see Gamestec provided with a fleet of 24 Mercedes … Read More »

LeasePlan profits jump to €90 million for H1 2010

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The leasing and fleet management company posted an increase in net profits from €61 million in the first half of 2009 to €90  million for the … Read More »

De Lage Landen car lease business outperforms expectations

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The company, a fully owned subsidiary of Rabobank Group, has posted strong profits across all its operations, which also include vendor finance and consumer finance. For … Read More »

Wilson Auctions to host 'largest ever' van sale in Ireland

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The Portadown-based auction complex says it's anticipating hundreds of serious buyers will turn out to bid for the commercial vehicles, most of which originate from the … Read More »

New look, new vehicles for British Gas fleet

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The vans include a mixture of Volkswagen Caddy and Caddy Maxi vans, plus a Crafter dropside, and the trial of a Transporter Shuttle minibus. They form … Read More »

Lexus unveils revised IS range, including new IS 200d

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The model replaces the previous IS 220d and delivers improved fuel economy, lower emissions and reduced tax bills thanks to the use of a new 148bhp … Read More »

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 »