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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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.

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

6 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.

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.

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.

The logistics of attracting and retaining top talent on our roads

7 months 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

8 months 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

8 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?

9 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

9 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

10 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

10 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

10 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’

10 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…

10 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 »