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Brake launches free Pledge2DriveSafely electronic guide

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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

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'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 »

Spyker completes Saab acquisition

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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 »

BVRLA cautiously greets electric car subsidy

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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

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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

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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 »

A unique approach to driver training

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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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Arval looks to reduce emissions of employees' cars

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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

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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 »

eSafety Challenge receives EU funding boost

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The challenge will focus on innovative vehicle safety technologies and the potential for lives to be saved on the roads through increased deployment of these technologies. The key eSafety applications promoted by the eSafety … Read More »

Rental shortage to impact fleets

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Like in 2009, this year's predicted car shortage is the result of rental companies reducing their fleet sizes in response to the recession, leaving them with fewer vehicles to meet any bottlenecks in demand. … Read More »

GENEVA: Ford to reveal new C-segment cars

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The next-generation Ford Focus will go into production simultaneously in Europe and North America in late 2010, with individual market launches starting early in 2011. It forms part of the "One Ford" plan to … Read More »

New MD at Honda UK

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Mr Hodgetts moves to Honda (UK) from the company's Swindon car plant where he has 20 years' experience with Honda. This culminated in his current role as director of planning and administration, where he … Read More »

Fiat launches fleet-specific eco:Drive system

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The latest software launch follows in the footsteps of the Eco:Drive technology, which was launched in 2008 and allows drivers to download a record of their driving style from car to computer with a … Read More »

IFS wins Allianz outsourcing contract

7 years ago / 0 comments

The new rolling contract builds on a fleet management deal that Inchcape Fleet Solutions has held for more than six years, and was won following a tender and review process by Guildford-headquartered Allianz of … Read More »

Global expansion for Navman Wireless

7 years ago / 0 comments

Commenting on the prospects for the Italian market, Marco Federzoni, who is heading up the new operation there as country manager, said: 'Vehicle tracking for fleet management is relatively new to Italy and the … Read More »

CAP launches RV project for EVs

7 years ago / 0 comments

As well as the problem that battery replacement costs threaten to render commercial electric vehicles in particular worthless after warranties expire, another issue lies with the diversity of approaches being taken by manufacturers, says … Read More »


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