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Category : Opinions

Shades of grey

5 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

5 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 »

Interview: Nissan's Barry Beeston

5 years ago / 0 comments

Barry Beeston reckons Nissan deserves more attention for the position it occupies in fleet. He might well be right. For, in volume terms for cars, once … Read More »

An enhanced offering

5 years ago / 0 comments

How were Hyundai UK’s fleet sales last year? It was another record year for us. The key measure for me is the volume via the dealer … Read More »

Getting close to Infiniti

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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?

5 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

5 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?

5 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

5 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 »

What I’ve learnt: LeasePlan UK's Lesley Slater

6 years ago / 0 comments

Working for a global leasing company It’s fast paced, constantly evolving and full of positive challenges. More often than not, large corporate clients are now looking … 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 »

Q&A: Tim Porter of Lex Autolease

6 years ago / 0 comments

  How are you finding business confidence in general? Business confidence is pretty strong at the moment and we have been a beneficiary of that confidence, … Read More »

The Insider: Taking responsibility

6 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

6 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 »

Q&A: CAP's Mike Hind on the firm's acquisition

6 years ago / 0 comments

What are Solera Holdings’ plans for the deal? Solera will help CAP to leverage the numerous synergies between its strengths and core data assets to bring … Read More »

Is the future electric for organisations?

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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 »

Earning the right, every day

6 years ago / 0 comments

  Some jobs, you might think, are just a case of turn up for work, grab a coffee, put your feet up and watch the orders … Read More »

On the road: A bumpy ride

6 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 »

The Insider: Things I hate to hear

6 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 »

A touch of class

6 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 »

Fleet on Fleet: Tim Watts of Perfect Circle

6 years ago / 0 comments

You’ve worked on both sides of the fence previously, running a fleet and then for a leasing company. What was it like branching out on your … Read More »

What I've Learnt: TMC's Paul Jackson

6 years ago / 0 comments

That people are “lazy” Everyone has times when they know they could make a change for the better but they end up giving into the temptation … Read More »

On the road: Creature comforts

6 years ago / 0 comments

  For most of my childhood, my grandmother lived in a quayside cottage overlooking a muddy creek on the Fal estuary. Every day at 6.00pm, her … Read More »