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Category : Opinions

Q&A: Tim Porter of Lex Autolease

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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?

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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 »

Q&A: Tom Gardiner of Aviva

6 years ago / 0 comments

How serious is the crash for cash problem? Fraudulent “slam-ons” – road traffic accidents deliberately caused in order to claim for whiplash compensation – increased by … Read More »

One year on

6 years ago / 0 comments

How time flies, whether or not you are having fun. It’s almost a year since we instigated our fleet’s mileage capture scheme and as HMRC mileage … Read More »

On the road: Switching off

6 years ago / 0 comments

Remember that delicious spat, almost a decade ago now, between Bill Gates and General Motors, in which the former suggested that ‘If GM kept up with … Read More »

Right place, right time

6 years ago / 0 comments

  Often successful careers are partly ability, partly huge work ethic, and partly being in the right place at the right time. Ken Ramirez, managing director … Read More »

Clamping down on "crash for cash"

6 years ago / 0 comments

The rate of reported fatal road accidents in the UK has dropped by 40% in the last fifty years; thankfully our roads continue to become safer … Read More »

Fleet on Fleet: John Pryor of ACFO

6 years ago / 0 comments

Fleet size: 590 user-choosers, 700 cash out, 30 vans   How are you finding being chairman of ACFO? It was and is a great honour. Arcadia … Read More »

Driver power

6 years ago / 0 comments

Everyone who has stepped inside a car showroom has a view on car dealers. Most people will also have a story to tell, chances are it … Read More »

Q&A: Bob Saynor of the EST

6 years ago / 0 comments

    Why is the scheme being replaced? When we introduced short-duration ecodriving training to the UK in 2009 the concept was virtually unknown in the … Read More »

Pod life

6 years ago / 0 comments

  I’m hearing a lot about autonomous driving at the moment. We already have cars which will brake if we don’t, keep us a safe distance … Read More »

What I’ve learnt

6 years ago / 0 comments

On personal and work values It is very important to know that your company’s core values match your own personal values. This starts at the interview … Read More »

Look at the small picture

6 years ago / 0 comments

  With the UK economy finally back to pre-recessionary levels, there's some unexpected dynamics developing in the new car market. Private demand for new cars is … Read More »

The lion’s share

6 years ago / 0 comments

The new management at the head of Peugeot in the UK is convinced that the firm can raise itself above the other volume brands and carve … Read More »

Democratising the electric car

6 years ago / 0 comments

How large do you predict the European market will be for the Model S? Our hope for Europe is that we sell a comparable number of … Read More »

What I’ve Learnt: Robert Pieczka, marketing & business development director at Arval

6 years ago / 0 comments

The growing influence of technology The effective management of a business fleet is a moveable feast. The world around us has always changed but the rate … Read More »