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Category : Opinions

Curtis Hutchinson: The Short Game

12 hours ago / 0 comments

Not all employees entitled to company cars actually want them, which is why new mobility services offered by carmakers could offer a practical alternative.

Dashcams and GDPR: What fleets need to know

4 days ago / 0 comments

Brian Craig, legal director and Rika Papadopoulou, legal assistant at UK law firm TLT, look at the data protection obligations for fleets using dashcams.

Interview: Seat head of fleet Peter McDonald

1 week ago / 0 comments

In a challenging UK market, Seat’s focus on wider appeal and straightforward interactions is reaping rewards, according to head of fleet Peter McDonald. By Alex Grant.

Testing Times: The impacts of WLTP testing on the used car market

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Has carmakers’ rush to meet last month’s deadline for the new WLTP test cycle impacted the used market? Natalie Middleton explores the issues.

Latest road casualty figures are a call to arms

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Beverley Wise, sales director UK & Ireland, TomTom Telematics, on how latest road casualty figures make road risk management more pertinent than ever for fleets.

Interview: Vauxhall fleet sales director James Taylor

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

One year into PSA Group ownership, the quick pace of change at Vauxhall is setting new foundations for growth, fleet sales director, James Taylor, tells Alex … Read More »

Could the UK government bring in monthly rises in fuel duty?

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Paul Hollick, managing director of TMC, the mileage capture and mobility data specialist, says fuel duty rises could still be on the cards.

The Insider: Technological Revolution

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

No matter how clever the latest technology might be, there’s a little experience needed to get past those initial trust issues, The Insider explains.

The logistics of attracting and retaining top talent on our roads

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

With a renowned driver shortage in the logistics sector, Peter Millichap, UK marketing director at Teletrac Navman, is encouraging operators to deploy their own effective tactics … Read More »

Alfen event aims to helps fleets go electric

1 month ago / 0 comments

Fleet operators looking to add electric vehicles or charging points to their business are invited to discuss the technology with experts, at an event hosted by … Read More »

Interview: Albert Chu, Masternaut

1 month ago / 0 comments

Telematics giant Masternaut is laying the foundations for a more data-rich future, and vice president of strategy and marketing, Albert Chu, reckons fleets need to take … Read More »

Interview: Edward Kulperger, Geotab

1 month ago / 0 comments

With a growing global customer base, Canada-based telematics company, Geotab, reckons there’s untapped value for vehicle data that goes far beyond the traditional fleet-focused use case, … Read More »

Go with the Grain: How to deal with today’s fleet challenges

2 months ago / 0 comments

Today’s fleet manager faces a perfect storm of challenges, but there are opportunities within this tricky period, explains Professor Colin Tourick.

Q&A: Andrew Leech, managing director of Fleet Evolution

2 months ago / 0 comments

Andrew Leech, managing director of Fleet Evolution, on the future for salary sacrifice.

The Insider: Light at the end of the tunnel?

3 months ago / 0 comments

As manufacturers offer ever-easier access to cars, and taxation drives end-users towards cash allowances, The Insider asks; are dealers missing a trick?

Alternative thinking: the dilemma for diesel drivers

3 months ago / 0 comments

With diesel demonised and severely taxed, is there a viable alternative for high-mileage company car drivers? Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Q&A: Ese Consulting

3 months ago / 0 comments

Launched last year, ESE Consulting combines three of the industry’s leading female figures to bring a refreshingly different approach to help fleet and automotive consultancy. Directors … Read More »

Q&A: Dr Dave Finn, CEO and co-founder, Tritium

3 months ago / 0 comments

The ever-growing European plug-in car market is changing, with new player Tritium hoping to capitalise on the boom; a charge point manufacturer that admits choosing EVs today … Read More »

The Insider: Striving to win

3 months ago / 0 comments

With unprecedented competition, manufacturers’ fierce fighting for market share is good news for fleet and retail customers alike, writes The Insider.

Small investment, Big return

4 months ago / 0 comments

Given the potential financial benefits of driver training, Professor Colin Tourick wonders why it isn’t more common for fleets to offer it to employees.

Q&A: Katy Medlock, UK managing director, Drivy

4 months ago / 0 comments

Katy Medlock, UK managing director at car sharing scheme Drivy, talks about the firm’s new service that enables fleets to hire out idle vehicles.

Interview: Nick Laird, managing director, SsangYong

4 months ago / 0 comments

New products and top-level changes are driving renewed interest in fleet at SsangYong Motor UK – and managing director, Nick Laird, reckons it’s playing to the … Read More »

Škoda closes in on SMEs

4 months ago / 0 comments

Škoda is using its dealer network and digital channels to get closer than ever to small fleets. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Q&A: Miguel Cabaça, UK managing director, Arval

4 months ago / 0 comments

Arval is repositioning itself as a mobility solutions company with a plethora of new services, some aimed at non-company car driving members of staff. UK managing … Read More »

The Insider: No more ‘Treasure Island’

4 months ago / 0 comments

Long seen as a place for the dealers and manufacturers to reap high margins and generate significant profits, The Insider wonders if the UK is still … Read More »

Q&A: Albert Biermann, Kia executive VP for vehicle testing

4 months ago / 0 comments

Driver appeal isn’t dead: for Kia, it’s centre stage for the next generation of products. And Albert Biermann, the 30-year ex-BMW employee tasked with making that … Read More »

The Insider: There will be trouble ahead…

4 months ago / 0 comments

“There may be trouble ahead” is the first line of Irving Berlin’s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” – written, ironically, for the film “Follow the … Read More »

Interview: David Brennan, CEO, Nexus Vehicle Rental

4 months ago / 0 comments

Uncertain economic conditions are driving a booming rental market in the UK. And Nexus Vehicle Rental CEO, David Brennan, reckons it’s signs of a new way … Read More »

Interview: Ford’s fleet learning process

5 months ago / 0 comments

In a rapidly changing market, Ford UK’s director of fleet operations, Owen Gregory, is finding new ways to keep businesses moving. By Alex Grant.

Q&A: Paul Baker, FleetCor’s vice president, customer management

6 months ago / 1 comments

Allstar ServicePoint aims to streamline fleets’ SMR requirements through a paperless, cloud-based online portal. Paul Baker, Allstar’s parent company FleetCor’s vice president, customer management, says it’s … Read More »