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Curtis Hutchinson: The Short Game

3 days 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

1 week 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.

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.

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

4 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 »

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.

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.

The Insider: Striving to win

4 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.

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.

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 »

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 »

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

8 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

8 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?

8 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

8 months ago / 0 comments

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

Feature: Should we move from contract hire to PCP?

10 months ago / 0 comments

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

Testing Times

11 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.

Cenex explains how fleets can prepare for UK CAZs

11 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

12 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.

Winners and losers

1 year 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

The Insider: The fuel picture

1 year 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 year 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 »

The Insider: Second Sight

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Business Suited

1 year 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 »