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Category : Opinions

The Insider – There will be trouble ahead…

5 days 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

6 days 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

3 weeks 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

2 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 »

Q&A: Peter Millichap, UK marketing director at Teletrac Navman

3 months ago / 0 comments

Peter Millichap, UK marketing director at Teletrac Navman, discusses the challenges fleet operators face in today’s fast-paced environment and how telematics can help tackle them.

A fresh focus: How ESE Consulting brings a new approach for fleets

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 »

Security within your fleet: Why the neutral car platform is the future

4 months ago / 0 comments

Glenn Atkinson, vice president of product safety at Geotab, argues why the telematics industry should advance the concept of the ‘neutral vehicle’ to fix security and … Read More »

The £365m Diesel Tax Grab

4 months ago / 0 comments

Professor Colin Tourick is unconvinced by the company car tax reforms announced in the latest Budget.

What can the UK learn from Norway’s eco-friendly car boom?

4 months ago / 0 comments

Norway is leading the way globally in the adoption of plug-in vehicles, which accounted for nearly a third of the country’s new car sales in 2017. … Read More »

Act in haste repent at leisure

4 months ago / 0 comments

Jayne Pett, sales and marketing director at Fleet Operations, considers whether diesels remain the vehicle of choice for business fleets?

Star Quality: Rob East, head of fleet, Mercedes-Benz

5 months ago / 0 comments

Looking back at a turbulent 2017 but with plenty of new initiatives on the horizon, Mercedes-Benz’s head of fleet, Rob East, sits down with Craig Thomas.

Q&A: Gary Smith, managing director, Europcar

6 months ago / 0 comments

Gary Smith, managing director of Europcar UK Group, speaks to Alex Grant about the company’s increasing focus on mobility and the launch of its new portal.

Q&A: Matthew Avery, head of research, Thatcham

6 months ago / 0 comments

Thatcham’s head of research Matthew Avery speaks to Natalie Middleton about the importance of AEB for fleets and the need for differentiation between assisted and automated … Read More »

Feature: Should we move from contract hire to PCP?

6 months ago / 0 comments

Attractive monthly rates could hide a multitude of complexities for fleets, explains Professor Colin Tourick.

Testing Times

7 months ago / 0 comments

Test drives can be an unsatisfying part of the decision making process but not anymore, according to Motor Trader editor Curtis Hutchinson.

Q&A: Paul Philpott, president and CEO of Kia Motors UK

7 months ago / 0 comments

With 14 different electrified cars planned before 2020, Paul Philpott, president and CEO of Kia Motors UK, explains the company’s attitude towards alternative fuel vehicles as … Read More »

Cenex explains how fleets can prepare for UK CAZs

7 months ago / 0 comments

Following Cenex’s launch of the CLEAR Capture data collection and emissions performance tool, Luke Redfern, project manager at Cenex, explains how it works and the benefits … Read More »

Taxation & Funding: How the industry has changed in the last 40 years

8 months ago / 0 comments

I have been writing for Fleet World for nearly 15 years now and hope to go on doing so for years to come.

Interview: Benoit Dilly, Arval UK

9 months ago / 0 comments

Following a period of huge growth, Arval UK is out to broaden its offer for customers and hang on to market share despite large challenges facing … Read More »

Winners and losers

9 months ago / 0 comments

What do dealers really think of the car brands they represent? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Fast learner: dealing with GDPR challenges

9 months ago / 0 comments

After years of dealing with drivers’ speeding tickets, The Insider has recently had to deal with his own.

Q&A: Paul Davies, Fuelcard sales manager

9 months ago / 0 comments

Following the launch of Applegreen’s new fuel cards in the UK, Paul Davies, Fuelcard sales manager – UK, tells Natalie Middleton about how the company’s new … Read More »

Q&A: Celia Stokes, CEO eDriving Fleet

10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

11 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

11 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

12 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

12 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

12 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.