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Category : Opinions

Getting the strategy right: Ashley Andrew on Hyundai’s fleet plans

16 hours ago / 0 comments

Four months after his promotion to Hyundai UK managing director, Ashley Andrew talks fleet with Martyn Collins.

Is the UK’s electric future grid-locked?

22 hours ago / 0 comments

Matthew Walters, head of consultancy and customer data services at LeasePlan UK, outlines the biggest barriers facing electric vehicle adoption.

Curtis Hutchinson: It’s good to talk

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Volvo’s product-led revival puts it in an ideal position to grow its fleet business, which is why it has recruited virtual sales managers to talk to … Read More »

Interview: ALD’s Matt Dale on the need for forward fleet thinking

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

ALD Automotive is working closely with fleets to help them make sense of an ever-evolving landscape – and head of consultancy, Matt Dale, says there’s no … Read More »

Going electric: Is it suitable for your fleet?

1 month ago / 0 comments

The recent introduction of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London has put electric vehicles (EVs) to the forefront of fleet owners’ minds. EV fleets would avoid charges … Read More »

How distracted driving evidence has fallen behind latest technological changes

1 month ago / 0 comments

TRL’s head of impairment research Dr Paul Jackson and head of behavioural science Dr Neale Kinnear argue that the evidence base for distracted driving has failed … Read More »

Interview: Rob East, general manager, corporate sales at BMW Group

1 month ago / 0 comments

Following his move to BMW from Mercedes-Benz in August last year, Rob East, general manager, corporate sales at BMW Group, shares the Bavarian brand’s corporate plans … Read More »

The Electric Eight: Octopus Electric Vehicles’ fleet proposition

1 month ago / 0 comments

Octopus Electric Vehicles may not yet be a household name, but it’s one that may prove key in the transition to electric vehicles for fleets. Jonathan … Read More »

Could the drive to zero catch fleets flat-footed?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Jayne Pett, sales and marketing director at Fleet Operations, looks past the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone to consider what next in the drive … Read More »

Curtis Hutchinson: Mitsubishi goes for growth

2 months ago / 0 comments

For most car makers 2018 was a tough year. Not so for Mitsubishi whose sales, powered by strong business demand, saw it grow faster than just … Read More »

Interview: JLR MD Rawdon Glover

2 months ago / 0 comments

Not in the job for a year, JLR’s still-new managing director Rawdon Glover met up with Martyn Collins to talk fleet.

Why rival car mapping services could cause collisions

2 months ago / 0 comments

Miranda Sharp, innovation director at Ordnance Survey, says the autonomous car industry urgently needs to embrace a single standard for mapping Britain’s road networks and communicating … Read More »

Q&A: Brake’s new Global Fleet Champions campaign and what it brings for fleets

3 months ago / 0 comments

Last month saw Brake launch a new free-to-join Global Fleet Champions campaign. Sarah Plumb, senior fleet officer, tells Fleet World how the new initiative enables fleets … Read More »

Curtis Hutchinson: The future for car sharing

3 months ago / 0 comments

Car sharing is starting to build momentum in the fleet world as more OEMs and rental companies roll out business offerings. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

The cost to the car market of a no-deal Brexit

3 months ago / 0 comments

LMC Automotive’s European Light Vehicle Trade Flow Forecast reveals where some of the biggest risks lie in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Managing director Pete … Read More »

Insuring the autonomous car

4 months ago / 0 comments

Craig Thomas speaks to Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at insurer Allianz – and also the current chairman  of Thatcham Research – about the seismic changes … Read More »

No-deal Brexit would give green light to Green Card system

4 months ago / 0 comments

Michael Brooks, legal director at debt recovery and asset finance specialist Corclaim, looks at how a return to a Green Card system could spell problems for … Read More »

Flexibility holds the key to a changing fleet landscape

4 months ago / 0 comments

Jayne Pett, sales and marketing director at Fleet Operations, examines the road ahead and offers advice to fleet decision-makers on how best to cope with change. 

No need to panic over clean air and ultra low emission zones

4 months ago / 0 comments

David Watts, fleet consultant at Arval, says that only businesses with vehicles that routinely work in London or operate buses or trucks in other CAZ cities … Read More »

Curtis Hutchinson: Back in contention

5 months ago / 0 comments

Over 12 months since being acquired by the PSA Groupe and Vauxhall’s recovery is starting to take shape.

Czeching In: An interview with Škoda UK director Rod McLeod

5 months ago / 0 comments

Škoda UK director Rod McLeod talks to Craig Thomas about how the Czech brand is evolving, its fleet offering and its plans for the future.

Curtis Hutchinson: Tell it like it is

6 months ago / 0 comments

What do dealers think of their car manufacturer partners and why should this matter to fleet managers? Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Curtis Hutchinson: The Short Game

6 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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?

7 months 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

7 months 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.