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The Insider: Light at the end of the tunnel?

1 month 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

1 month ago / 0 comments

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

Striving to win

2 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

2 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

2 months ago / 0 comments

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

No more ‘Treasure Island’

2 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…

2 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

6 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

6 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?

7 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

7 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?

9 months ago / 0 comments

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

Testing Times

9 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

10 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

10 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

11 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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

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 »

Should you outsource your fleet management?

1 year 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 »

SEAT’s bold approach

1 year 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.

The Insider: Rate of change

1 year ago / 0 comments

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

Complex relationships

1 year 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…

1 year 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 »

PSA and GM Europe – a platform for success?

1 year 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

1 year ago / 0 comments

This month, The Insider is caught off-guard by updates to VED and questions the speed of changes. Well I definitely took my eye off the ball … Read More »

Taxing times: New VED regime

1 year 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 »

The Insider: New management

1 year 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 »