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Toyota reassures fleets over recall

7 years ago / 0 comments

Mark Roden said the firm had set itself a target to complete work on the 30,000 fleet cars affected and had put in place a number of measures to speed the process up, including … Read More »

GENEVA: Honda to show one-person battery electric vehicle concept

7 years ago / 0 comments

Created by European designers working at Honda’s Research and Design facility in Milan, the 3R-C features a battery electric drivetrain that is mounted low in the three-wheeled chassis to give a low centre of … Read More »

J & E Hall extends relationship with Venson

7 years ago / 0 comments

The two companies have signed a new three-year contract, building on an existing partnership that started in 1996 when J & E Hall outsourced its fleet management before swiftly signing up for contract hire … Read More »

Days Contract Hire introduces licence checking service

7 years ago / 0 comments

The Swansea-based leasing specialist operates a fleet of more than 8,700 vehicles and has introduced licence checking as an added-value service due to client demand. Jaama’s fully outsourced licence checking service means that once … Read More »

Chevin relocates as part of bid for expansion down under

7 years ago / 0 comments

Taking a crucial role in the drive for growth on the continent is managing director and founder of Chevin, Ashley Sowerby, who left the UK for Sydney in September last year: 'The opening of … Read More »

Road pricing trial claimed to be success

7 years ago / 0 comments

According to the two companies, key findings of the trial included: 70% of drivers improved their driving behaviour by avoiding rush-hour traffic and using highways instead of local roads. On average, these drivers in … Read More »

FleetLine takes action to reduce staff carbon footprint

7 years ago / 0 comments

Under the partnership, carbon heroes is providing FleetLine with a branded website that all employees can access to log their various journey details. The system will then match these journeys with any colleagues making … Read More »

All-new website is launched as Fleet World's latest business tool

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The new website delivers the latest news in the world of fleet straight to your desktop, working hand-in-hand with the all-new Fleet World monthly magazine and the weekly Fleet World Confidential (FWC) electronic publication … Read More »

Spyker completes Saab acquisition

7 years ago / 0 comments

Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars NV, said: 'We are delighted – Saab's future is now secure.' Under Spyker's plans, the two carmakers will be run as sister companies under the umbrella of parent … Read More »

Brake launches free Pledge2DriveSafely electronic guide

7 years ago / 0 comments

The publication provides guidance on the Pledge2DriveSafely campaign, which was first started in 1999, giving practical advice and examples of how managers can use it to affect the behaviour and improve the safety of … Read More »

Hummer deal falls through

7 years ago / 0 comments

'One year ago, General Motors announced that we were going to divest Hummer, as part of focusing our efforts on Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac going forward. We have since considered a number of … Read More »

BVRLA cautiously greets electric car subsidy

7 years ago / 0 comments

Under the "Plug-In Car Grant", fleets and private motorists buying qualifying electric cars will be able to get 25% or up to £5,000 from next January. BVRLA chief executive John Lewis commented: 'Business fleets … Read More »

Fleet giant trials solar panels for vans

7 years ago / 0 comments

The company is a leading provider of cash solutions in the UK and runs a fleet of around 2,000 vehicles throughout a network of 44 cash transportation branches and 10 cash and coin centres. … Read More »

Electric car buyers gain £5,000 subsidy

7 years ago / 0 comments

The car grant will provide 25% towards the cost of purchasing a new ultra-low carbon car, capped at £5,000. It will be open to private and business fleet buyers and will be conditional on … Read More »

Volkswagen Fleet Services increases focus on leasing

7 years ago / 0 comments

He will be supported by two regional contract hire and leasing managers, Melanie Miles and Peter Gallier, who will have day-to-day responsibility for developing closer relationships with the leasing companies. The new team also … Read More »

A unique approach to driver training

7 years ago / 0 comments

The new online Risk Profile contains 20 factual questions, each relating either to the driver, the vehicle or the journey to capture specific information and assess individual risk. Professor Stradling explained how the system … Read More »

European take-up of small cars drives down average CO2

7 years ago / 0 comments

According to the firm, the reduction has accelerated, compared with 2008, which saw CO2 emissions reduce by 5.4g/km. The majority of this decrease is being driven by shifts in buying habits towards smaller, low-CO2 … Read More »

Arval looks to reduce emissions of employees' cars

7 years ago / 0 comments

The new choice list is underpinned by Arval's True Cost of Operations (TCO) approach which focuses on whole life costs and is restricted by CO2 thresholds. Tracy Young, Arval's fleet & road safety manager, … Read More »

Infiniti adds diesels to line-up

7 years ago / 0 comments

The engine, the first in the brand's 20-year history, has been specifically designed to deliver high levels of refined performance in line with Infiniti philosophy. It will initially be available in both the EX … Read More »

Auto Windscreens extends operating hours

7 years ago / 0 comments

The company now operates from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week for its 700-strong mobile service fleet, enabling customers to choose a time and date to fit for glass replacement and repairs around … Read More »