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Category : Comment

The Insider: Easy, rider

4 years ago / 0 comments

Fleets are increasingly exploring the potential of motorbikes but the risks must be taken into account, reckons The Insider.

What I’ve Learnt: Raj Singh of Crystal Ball

4 years ago / 0 comments

Raj Singh, MD of workforce management specialist Crystal Ball, on the importance of staff retention and a commitment to standing out from the crowd.

The Insider: Damage Limitation

4 years ago / 1 comments

There must be an easier way to handle end-of-contract charges, reckons The Insider.

Fleet SOS: How to gear up your fleet this winter

4 years ago / 0 comments

Scott Chesworth, operations director at RAM Tracking, looks at how to prepare fleet vehicles for winter driving.

A question of attitude

4 years ago / 0 comments

What do dealers really think of the brands they represent and what does this mean to fleets? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

What I’ve learnt: Chris McClellan of RAM Tracking

4 years ago / 0 comments

Chris McClellan, CEO and co-founder of RAM Tracking, on the challenges of developing a business.

A solution to driver privacy concerns over telematics

4 years ago / 0 comments

RAC Telematics managing director Nick Walker looks at the issue of overcoming driver concerns to telematics.

The Insider: Driven to distraction

4 years ago / 0 comments

Investing in safety tech is useless without driver eduction, reckons The Insider.

Q&A: Simon Lloyd, CEO of EV HUB Global

4 years ago / 0 comments

Simon Lloyd, CEO of EV HUB Global, explains how the company’s network of charging ‘hubs’ will make life easier for electric vehicle drivers.

Back from the Brink: Renault’s recovery

4 years ago / 0 comments

Renault dealers have achieved a remarkable turnaround in the latest Driver Power satisfaction survey, says Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader.

Accidental data sharing: could your car be sharing personal data with strangers?

4 years ago / 0 comments

John Chuhan, chief risk officer at Alphabet examines why the data generated and stored in your vehicle is just as vulnerable as information stored on a … Read More »

Public sector fleets increasingly investing in software, finds Chevin

4 years ago / 0 comments

Public sector fleets are increasingly turning to software to help them maximise value from their vehicles, plant and other assets, says Chevin Fleet Solutions. The company … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Andrew Cope

4 years ago / 0 comments

Andrew Cope, the driving force behind vehicle leasing giant Zenith, on lessons learnt when managing teams and identifying top talent – along with some insights into … Read More »

Beyond retail therapy – Why RRP is important to fleets

4 years ago / 0 comments

How useful is a car’s retail price when fleets are deciding what to source? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports. No-one really talks about recommended … Read More »

The Insider: The only certainty is uncertainty

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider reckons that while Brexit may bring increased costs for fleets, there could be opportunities too.So we’re out! I am of course referring to Brexit, … Read More »

The Insider: Diesel debate revisited

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider has been doing his sums on petrol vs diesel…

Car auction independence at risk

4 years ago / 0 comments

The independence of UK car auctions is at risk – that’s the message from Matt Dale, director of vehicle remarketing specialist G3. The bold statement comes … Read More »

Order of service: How service plans could aid SMEs

4 years ago / 0 comments

Service plans sales have grown in the retail sector and could play a useful cost control role for SMEs too. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, … Read More »

Changing the law for autonomous vehicles

4 years ago / 0 comments

Nick Terry, a partner at Burton Copeland LLP Solicitors, explains why adapting the current law governing motor vehicles may not be enough to cater for the … Read More »

Brand with a plan: How Vauxhall’s servicing initiative will benefit fleets

4 years ago / 0 comments

A new Vauxhall fleet initiative for servicing SME vehicles is to be welcomed. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports. Last year was a record breaking … Read More »

Supply demands: Why fleets should research their suppliers

4 years ago / 0 comments

The integrity of your suppliers is fundamental in running a successful fleet, says The Insider. The availability of robust independent data quantifying the return on investment … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: John Ellis, MD of Nexus Vehicle Rental

4 years ago / 0 comments

First impressions count The importance of first impressions cannot be underestimated; the impact of your first interaction with a customer, supplier or member of your team … Read More »

Time to act on autonomous vehicles: Selwyn Cooper of Volvo

4 years ago / 0 comments

Selwyn Cooper, head of Business Sales, Volvo Car UK, on how developments in autonomous driving are likely to benefit fleets. There is not a day that … Read More »

What is the point of telematics if you don’t use it?

4 years ago / 0 comments

The majority of fleets now use one of the seemingly numerous telematics solutions available in the UK. These systems use a combination of technologies to monitor … Read More »

A question of attitude

4 years ago / 0 comments

If you use local dealers to source and service your fleet vehicles then you might find it useful to know what they think of the brands … Read More »

Phoning it in

4 years ago / 0 comments

News that the Department for Transport has opened a public consultation on the possibility of increasing penalties for using a hand-held phone while driving has left … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: FleetEurope’s John Yarroll

4 years ago / 0 comments

Taking the long-term view I’ve spent over 40 years in the rental and leasing industry; my formative years were spent in large, often multi-national corporations, the … Read More »

Q&A: James O’Neill, UK sales manager at Ensto Chago

4 years ago / 0 comments

Why is it important for businesses to have charging points for their plug-in company cars and vans? The evolution of ‘smart’ homes and offices means … Read More »

How a multi-supplier purchasing strategy can help future-proof your fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

When the Office of National Statistics (ONS) announced the latest inflation rate for the UK, there was a snippet among its figures that should have acted … Read More »

Premium choice

4 years ago / 0 comments

No-one’s ever been fired for sourcing German cars for their company’s fleet. As well as being desirable for user-choosers, especially those with an eye for what … Read More »