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Category : Opinions

Interview: Nick Laird, managing director, SsangYong

7 months ago / 0 comments

New products and top-level changes are driving renewed interest in fleet at SsangYong Motor UK – and managing director, Nick Laird, reckons it’s playing to the … Read More »

Škoda closes in on SMEs

7 months ago / 0 comments

Škoda is using its dealer network and digital channels to get closer than ever to small fleets. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Q&A: Miguel Cabaça, UK managing director, Arval

7 months ago / 0 comments

Arval is repositioning itself as a mobility solutions company with a plethora of new services, some aimed at non-company car driving members of staff. UK managing … Read More »

The Insider: No more ‘Treasure Island’

7 months ago / 0 comments

Long seen as a place for the dealers and manufacturers to reap high margins and generate significant profits, The Insider wonders if the UK is still … Read More »

Q&A: Albert Biermann, Kia executive VP for vehicle testing

7 months ago / 0 comments

Driver appeal isn’t dead: for Kia, it’s centre stage for the next generation of products. And Albert Biermann, the 30-year ex-BMW employee tasked with making that … Read More »

The Insider: There will be trouble ahead…

8 months ago / 0 comments

“There may be trouble ahead” is the first line of Irving Berlin’s “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” – written, ironically, for the film “Follow the … Read More »

Interview: David Brennan, CEO, Nexus Vehicle Rental

8 months ago / 0 comments

Uncertain economic conditions are driving a booming rental market in the UK. And Nexus Vehicle Rental CEO, David Brennan, reckons it’s signs of a new way … Read More »

Interview: Ford’s fleet learning process

8 months ago / 0 comments

In a rapidly changing market, Ford UK’s director of fleet operations, Owen Gregory, is finding new ways to keep businesses moving. By Alex Grant.

Q&A: Paul Baker, FleetCor’s vice president, customer management

10 months ago / 1 comments

Allstar ServicePoint aims to streamline fleets’ SMR requirements through a paperless, cloud-based online portal. Paul Baker, Allstar’s parent company FleetCor’s vice president, customer management, says it’s … Read More »

Q&A: Peter Millichap, UK marketing director at Teletrac Navman

10 months ago / 0 comments

Peter Millichap, UK marketing director at Teletrac Navman, discusses the challenges fleet operators face in today’s fast-paced environment and how telematics can help tackle them.

A fresh focus: How ESE Consulting brings a new approach for fleets

11 months 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 »

Security within your fleet: Why the neutral car platform is the future

12 months ago / 0 comments

Glenn Atkinson, vice president of product safety at Geotab, argues why the telematics industry should advance the concept of the ‘neutral vehicle’ to fix security and … Read More »

The £365m Diesel Tax Grab

12 months ago / 0 comments

Professor Colin Tourick is unconvinced by the company car tax reforms announced in the latest Budget.

What can the UK learn from Norway’s eco-friendly car boom?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Norway is leading the way globally in the adoption of plug-in vehicles, which accounted for nearly a third of the country’s new car sales in 2017. … Read More »

Act in haste repent at leisure

12 months ago / 0 comments

Jayne Pett, sales and marketing director at Fleet Operations, considers whether diesels remain the vehicle of choice for business fleets?

Star Quality: Rob East, head of fleet, Mercedes-Benz

1 year ago / 0 comments

Looking back at a turbulent 2017 but with plenty of new initiatives on the horizon, Mercedes-Benz’s head of fleet, Rob East, sits down with Craig Thomas.

Q&A: Gary Smith, managing director, Europcar

1 year ago / 0 comments

Gary Smith, managing director of Europcar UK Group, speaks to Alex Grant about the company’s increasing focus on mobility and the launch of its new portal.

Q&A: Matthew Avery, head of research, Thatcham

1 year ago / 0 comments

Thatcham’s head of research Matthew Avery speaks to Natalie Middleton about the importance of AEB for fleets and the need for differentiation between assisted and automated … Read More »

Feature: Should we move from contract hire to PCP?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Attractive monthly rates could hide a multitude of complexities for fleets, explains Professor Colin Tourick.

Testing Times

1 year ago / 0 comments

Test drives can be an unsatisfying part of the decision making process but not anymore, according to Motor Trader editor Curtis Hutchinson.

Q&A: Paul Philpott, president and CEO of Kia Motors UK

1 year ago / 0 comments

With 14 different electrified cars planned before 2020, Paul Philpott, president and CEO of Kia Motors UK, explains the company’s attitude towards alternative fuel vehicles as … Read More »

Cenex explains how fleets can prepare for UK CAZs

1 year ago / 0 comments

Following Cenex’s launch of the CLEAR Capture data collection and emissions performance tool, Luke Redfern, project manager at Cenex, explains how it works and the benefits … Read More »

Taxation & Funding: How the industry has changed in the last 40 years

1 year ago / 0 comments

I have been writing for Fleet World for nearly 15 years now and hope to go on doing so for years to come.

Interview: Benoit Dilly, Arval UK

1 year ago / 0 comments

Following a period of huge growth, Arval UK is out to broaden its offer for customers and hang on to market share despite large challenges facing … Read More »

Winners and losers

1 year ago / 0 comments

What do dealers really think of the car brands they represent? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Fast learner: dealing with GDPR challenges

1 year ago / 0 comments

After years of dealing with drivers’ speeding tickets, The Insider has recently had to deal with his own.

Q&A: Paul Davies, Fuelcard sales manager

1 year ago / 0 comments

Following the launch of Applegreen’s new fuel cards in the UK, Paul Davies, Fuelcard sales manager – UK, tells Natalie Middleton about how the company’s new … Read More »

Q&A: Celia Stokes, CEO eDriving Fleet

1 year ago / 0 comments

eDriving Fleet CEO Celia Stokes gives an update on how things stand one year after the US driving safety specialist acquired Interactive Driving Systems.

The Insider: The fuel picture

1 year ago / 0 comments

With a diesel tax on the way, improving petrol economy and a switch to electric mobility, The Insider reckons it’s never been trickier to model whole-life … Read More »

Bangers for cash

1 year ago / 0 comments

Carmaker scrappage schemes could prove a useful way to dispose of ageing pool cars or get non company car employees out of their old polluters.  Curtis … Read More »