Category : Opinions

Q&A: Brake’s new Global Fleet Champions campaign and what it brings for fleets

6 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

6 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

6 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 »

Insuring the autonomous car

7 months ago / 0 comments

Craig Thomas speaks to Graham Gibson, chief claims officer at insurer Allianz – and also the current chairman  of Thatcham Research – about the seismic changes … Read More »

No-deal Brexit would give green light to Green Card system

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 months ago / 0 comments

Over 12 months since being acquired by the PSA Groupe and Vauxhall’s recovery is starting to take shape.

Czeching In: An interview with Škoda UK director Rod McLeod

8 months ago / 0 comments

Škoda UK director Rod McLeod talks to Craig Thomas about how the Czech brand is evolving, its fleet offering and its plans for the future.

Curtis Hutchinson: Tell it like it is

9 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

9 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

10 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.

Interview: SEAT head of fleet Peter McDonald

10 months ago / 0 comments

In a challenging UK market, SEAT’s focus on wider appeal and straightforward interactions is reaping rewards, according to head of fleet Peter McDonald. By Alex Grant.

Testing Times: The impacts of WLTP testing on the used car market

10 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

10 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.

Interview: Vauxhall fleet sales director James Taylor

10 months ago / 0 comments

One year into PSA Group ownership, the quick pace of change at Vauxhall is setting new foundations for growth, fleet sales director, James Taylor, tells Alex … Read More »

Could the UK government bring in monthly rises in fuel duty?

10 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

10 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

10 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

11 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 »

Interview: Albert Chu, Masternaut

11 months ago / 0 comments

Telematics giant Masternaut is laying the foundations for a more data-rich future, and vice president of strategy and marketing, Albert Chu, reckons fleets need to take … Read More »

Interview: Edward Kulperger, Geotab

11 months ago / 0 comments

With a growing global customer base, Canada-based telematics company, Geotab, reckons there’s untapped value for vehicle data that goes far beyond the traditional fleet-focused use case, … Read More »

Go with the Grain: How to deal with today’s fleet challenges

11 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.

Q&A: Andrew Leech, managing director of Fleet Evolution

12 months ago / 0 comments

Andrew Leech, managing director of Fleet Evolution, on the future for salary sacrifice.

The Insider: Light at the end of the tunnel?

12 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

12 months ago / 0 comments

With diesel demonised and severely taxed, is there a viable alternative for high-mileage company car drivers? Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Q&A: Ese Consulting

1 year ago / 0 comments

Launched last year, ESE Consulting combines three of the industry’s leading female figures to bring a refreshingly different approach to help fleet and automotive consultancy. Directors … Read More »

Q&A: Dr Dave Finn, CEO and co-founder, Tritium

1 year ago / 0 comments

The ever-growing European plug-in car market is changing, with new player Tritium hoping to capitalise on the boom; a charge point manufacturer that admits choosing EVs today … Read More »

The Insider: Striving to win

1 year 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

1 year 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.