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Category : Opinions

The £365m Diesel Tax Grab

1 year 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?

1 year 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

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years 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 »

Q&A: Simon Turner, Driving for Better Business

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Driving for Better Business campaign has just celebrated its 10th anniversary with a complete refresh. Campaign director Simon Turner tells Fleet World how the campaign … Read More »

Servicing goes mobile

2 years ago / 0 comments

Ford has found a novel way to reduce vehicle downtime with the rollout of a new mobile servicing programme. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Q&A: Jeremy Rochfort, Autoglass

2 years ago / 0 comments

Jeremy Rochfort, national sales manager at Autoglass, on EU regulation, ADAS calibration and the potential impact of Brexit on the aftermarket.

The Insider: Second Sight

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider finds out first hand that drivers and suppliers aren’t always aware of the pitfalls of new safety technology.

Interview: Duncan Chumley, Free2Move Lease

2 years ago / 0 comments

PSA’s contract hire division is being transformed to deliver total mobility solutions, Free2Move Lease managing director, Duncan Chumley, tells Dan Gilkes.

Business Suited

2 years ago / 0 comments

Peugeot is rolling out a new programme to show fleet customers its dealer network is more than capable of looking after their van needs. Curtis Hutchinson, … Read More »

Honda: Back on its fleet?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Honda has totally revamped the way it addresses the needs of its small fleet customers. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Should you outsource your fleet management?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The burgeoning trend for companies to outsource some, if not all, of their fleet management and maintenance roles to commercial vendors shows no sign of slowing … Read More »

Q&A: Steve Tomlinson, Mazda Motors UK

2 years ago / 0 comments

Driving dealer engagement and streamlining processes centrally are the start point for a more customer-focused fleet programme at Mazda Motors UK, explains head of fleet Steve … Read More »

The Insider: Close for Comfort

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider seeks feedback from his drivers and wonders if there really is a substitute for on-road training.

SEAT’s bold approach

2 years ago / 0 comments

SEAT’s days as a fleet outsider may be changing as a result of a new dealer initiative. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

Q&A – Marc Lafferty, chief revenue officer, EDAM Group

2 years ago / 0 comments

Marc Lafferty, chief revenue officer at credit hire company EDAM Group, on fleet’s role in its expansion plans and how the industry can learn plenty from … Read More »