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What I’ve learnt: Jo Elms, commercial director at LeasePlan

6 years ago / 0 comments

On having a work-life balance As a working mum with three children my life is pretty full on and not in a way which allows much … Read More »

The Insider: A dystopian future

6 years ago / 0 comments

The suggestion that UK cities could have devolved powers to run their transport infrastructure fills me with dread. This seems to be on the grounds that … Read More »

What I've Learnt: Alphabet's Nigel Trotman

6 years ago / 0 comments

Don’t underestimate the value of networking One of the main things I have learnt is how valuable networking with others within the industry can be. When … Read More »

The return of Renault

6 years ago / 0 comments

At the end of 2011 I was invited to a press conference by Renault. The timing was curious as there was no new car due to … Read More »

The Insider: You don’t know what you don’t know

6 years ago / 0 comments

  This week I learned of two more well-respected award-winning fleet managers whose roles have been outsourced. The first to a leasing company who promptly took … Read More »

Vauxhall’s fresh approach

6 years ago / 0 comments

A growing number of car manufacturers talk about the importance of delivering top quality fleet services through their dealer networks. Fortunately, some are even backing their … Read More »

On the road: getting into scrapes

6 years ago / 0 comments

For those wont to visit the rolling hills and honeyhued architecture of Mudfordshire and then bang on at some length about how lucky I am to … Read More »

Devolution for road safety?

6 years ago / 0 comments

Progress in reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on the roads varies dramatically across the UK, according to a new report.  The new … Read More »

Acknowledging the best

6 years ago / 0 comments

  Who has the best fleet dealer network? The big boys Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Peugeot must be in the running. Perhaps the German premium triumvirate … Read More »

Shades of grey

6 years ago / 0 comments

  Fifty shades of grey is a much-hyped book and film, but the title is curiously appropriate to that other well-known phenomenon, the grey fleet. Except … Read More »

Q&A: Edmund King, president of the AA, on the company's plans for refinancing

6 years ago / 0 comments

What are the reasons for the refinancing? We have always said that reducing the amount of expensive debt we inherited from the previous private equity owners … Read More »

Getting close to Infiniti

6 years ago / 0 comments

  Company car choice is an emotive issue for all companies from SMEs up to blue chips. The higher up the pay scale the more emotive … Read More »

The Insider: Spec adjusted

6 years ago / 0 comments

Cyclist safety is prominent in the news at the moment. We are encouraged to get out on our bikes to ease traffic congestion and aid our … Read More »

Upwardly mobile

6 years ago / 0 comments

  Mobility has fast become a buzzword across the fleet industry. The January issue of Fleet World posed the question ‘do mobility managers exist’ and I … Read More »

Keeping your employees on the road

6 years ago / 0 comments

When an employee is out on the road, they become something of an unknown risk factor. From the vehicle they drive to their behaviour behind the … Read More »

How will we travel in years to come?

6 years ago / 0 comments

The question of how we might travel in years to come tends to provoke a multitude of fascinating responses depending on the people invited to comment … Read More »

Q&A: HMRC on the new digital service for company car drivers

6 years ago / 0 comments

Why has the change been implemented? HMRC has introduced this new online trial service to make it easier for customers who have company cars to make … Read More »

UK asset finance returns to pre-recession levels – but will the momentum last?

6 years ago / 0 comments

The continuing recovery in the UK economy has been reflected in the growth of asset finance, with businesses keen to use leasing and hire purchase to … Read More »

On the road: Speedy thinking

6 years ago / 0 comments

  The only thing that even faintly amuses me about Steve Harley (of popular beat combo Cockney Rebel fame) being fleeced to the tune of £1,000 … Read More »

Rules and regulations

6 years ago / 0 comments

The way dealers sell cars and service customers has changed in recent years. Whether they planned to change their ways or had change thrust upon them … Read More »

The Insider: Taking responsibility

7 years ago / 0 comments

  I'm not quite getting the idea of the latest news on the Corporate Manslaughter Act. Not that I wish to trivialise what is undoubtedly a … Read More »

On the road: Charging ahead

7 years ago / 0 comments

Three diverse brushes with the National Grid this last month have cornered me into contemplating anew our collective motoring future when the oil runs out… A … Read More »

Is the future electric for organisations?

7 years ago / 0 comments

Over the past year we’ve started to see a shift in attitudes towards electric vehicles (EVs). Once considered unfashionable, expensive and unachievable, EVs have now found … Read More »

Short-term solution

7 years ago / 0 comments

Finding a good local short-term rental provider can be an issue for many businesses. The easy option is to source from one of the large national … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: Julie Jenner

7 years ago / 0 comments

  Why I joined ACFO and the benefits it brings I joined ACFO in 1992 after inheriting responsibility for 35-40 company cars when working in the … Read More »

Health care

7 years ago / 0 comments

Diabetes is the biggest threat to the workforce, so we are told, with the number of people diagnosed more than doubling from 1.4 million in 1996 … Read More »

The Insider: ESOS fables

7 years ago / 0 comments

By now I’m guessing you will have heard about ESOS. My first thought was “more work” followed by “jobs for the boys” but given that sometimes … Read More »

On the road: A bumpy ride

7 years ago / 0 comments

Which particular aspect of the UK's crumbling road infrastructure are you currently least gruntled with? Endless potholes? Incessant roadworks? Inadequate gritting in winter? Country lane surfaces knobblier … Read More »

A touch of class

7 years ago / 0 comments

From the second quarter of 2015 Ford is launching its up-market Vignale sub-brand and the first model to wear the badge is the new generation Mondeo. … Read More »

The Insider: Things I hate to hear

7 years ago / 0 comments

I’ve been in fleet a long time now so for a change, I thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve really hated hearing over … Read More »