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Category : Opinions

Q&A: Paul Davies, Fuelcard sales manager

2 days ago / 0 comments

Salary sacrifice Following reformation of the tax treatment of salary sacrifice schemes, HMRC has confirmed how legislation should be applied. Natalie Middleton looks at what’s happened. ... Read More »

Q&A: Celia Stokes, CEO eDriving Fleet

1 month ago / 0 comments

eDriving Fleet CEO Celia Stokes gives an update on how things stand one year after the US driving safety specialist acquired Interactive Driving Systems.

The fuel picture

1 month ago / 0 comments

With a diesel tax on the way, improving petrol economy and a switch to electric mobility, The Insider reckons it’s never been trickier to model whole-life … Read More »

Bangers for cash

1 month ago / 0 comments

Carmaker scrappage schemes could prove a useful way to dispose of ageing pool cars or get non company car employees out of their old polluters.  Curtis … Read More »

Q&A: Simon Turner, Driving for Better Business

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Driving for Better Business campaign has just celebrated its 10th anniversary with a complete refresh. Campaign director Simon Turner tells Fleet World how the campaign … Read More »

Servicing goes mobile

2 months ago / 0 comments

Ford has found a novel way to reduce vehicle downtime with the rollout of a new mobile servicing programme. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Q&A: Jeremy Rochfort, Autoglass

3 months ago / 0 comments

Jeremy Rochfort, national sales manager at Autoglass, on EU regulation, ADAS calibration and the potential impact of Brexit on the aftermarket.

The Insider – Second Sight

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Insider finds out first hand that drivers and suppliers aren’t always aware of the pitfalls of new safety technology.

Interview: Duncan Chumley, Free2Move Lease

3 months ago / 0 comments

PSA’s contract hire division is being transformed to deliver total mobility solutions, Free2Move Lease managing director, Duncan Chumley, tells Dan Gilkes.

Business Suited

3 months ago / 0 comments

Peugeot is rolling out a new programme to show fleet customers its dealer network is more than capable of looking after their van needs. Curtis Hutchinson, … Read More »

Should you outsource your fleet management?

4 months ago / 0 comments

The burgeoning trend for companies to outsource some, if not all, of their fleet management and maintenance roles to commercial vendors shows no sign of slowing ... Read More »

Q&A: Steve Tomlinson, Mazda Motors UK

4 months ago / 0 comments

Driving dealer engagement and streamlining processes centrally are the start point for a more customer-focused fleet programme at Mazda Motors UK, explains head of fleet Steve ... Read More »

SEAT’s bold approach

5 months ago / 0 comments

SEAT’s days as a fleet outsider may be changing as a result of a new dealer initiative. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Q&A – Marc Lafferty, chief revenue officer, EDAM Group

5 months ago / 0 comments

Marc Lafferty, chief revenue officer at credit hire company EDAM Group, on fleet’s role in its expansion plans and how the industry can learn plenty from … Read More »

The Insider – Rate of change

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Insider ponders whether the blanket approach to AMAPs has had its day.

Complex relationships

5 months ago / 0 comments

The NFDA’s newly published Dealer Attitude Survey sheds light on the relationship between car manufacturers and their dealers. Motor Trader editor Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Mobility-as-a-Service isn’t a buzzword, it’s already here…

5 months ago / 0 comments

Fleetondemand CEO, Justin Whitston puts forward the case for Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and Internet of Things (IoT) with examples of initiatives already disrupting the way we travel ... Read More »

Commercial Breakthrough – ARI and Royal Mail Fleet

5 months ago / 0 comments

Joining forces to offer an all-in-one management and maintenance solution for time-critical fleets, ARI and Royal Mail Fleet have the biggest names in the business in ... Read More »

PSA and GM Europe – a platform for success?

5 months ago / 0 comments

The combined GM Europe and PSA business will become the second largest automotive company in Europe, with the potential for significant cost-savings thanks to platform and … Read More »

The Insider – Jumping the gun

5 months ago / 0 comments

This month, The Insider is caught off-guard by updates to VED and questions the speed of changes. "This year is bound to see a significant shake ... Read More »

What I’ve learnt – John Pryor, ACFO

5 months ago / 0 comments

John Pryor, fleet and travel manager at Arcadia Group and ACFO chairman, on how the fleet industry has transformed over the last three decades and the … Read More »

Interview: Rob East, Mercedes-Benz

6 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes’ head of fleet, Rob East has taken over at a brand that has seen huge growth in fleet in past few years. Steve Moody finds … Read More »

Taxing times: New VED regime

6 months ago / 3 comments

A new VED regime will quietly be ushered in on 1 April 2017 and will have a significant impact on some user-choosers. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of … Read More »

Q&A: Graeme Jenkins, Suzuki

6 months ago / 1 comments

Appointed in January, Suzuki’s new head of fleet, Graeme Jenkins, is tasked with doubling the size of the brand’s corporate sales in the UK. And it’s … Read More »

The Insider – New Management

6 months ago / 0 comments

Last month I wrote about a clash of interests as cars become controlled more by electronics and apps than mechanical processes. The availability of mass data, … Read More »

Pump prices fall by 2.5p a litre in March

7 months ago / 0 comments


The price of fuel fell by more than 2.5p a litre in March bringing the average price of petrol down to 117.54p and diesel to 119.54p, … Read More »

BCA acquires Supreme Wheels Direct

7 months ago / 0 comments

BCA has acquired a 75% stake in Supreme Wheels Direct Ltd, a specialist in alloy wheel refurbishment, for an undisclosed sum. Avril Palmer-Baunack, executive chairman of ... Read More »

LeasePlan UK’s future plans – Matt Dyer

7 months ago / 0 comments

Settling under its new owners, LeasePlan UK is setting out plans to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse fleet sector, as managing director Matt Dyer … Read More »

DS finds its fleet

7 months ago / 0 comments

This year will see Citroën accelerate the move to make DS a standalone brand, but what will this mean to fleet customers? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of … Read More »

The Insider – Crossed wires

7 months ago / 0 comments

The increasing integration of technology with fleet vehicles creates issues of clarity and security, says The Insider.