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Category : Opinions

Should you outsource your fleet management?

1 year 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 »

The Insider: Rate of change

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider ponders whether the blanket approach to AMAPs has had its day.

Complex relationships

2 years ago / 0 comments

The NFDA’s newly published Dealer Attitude Survey sheds light on the relationship between car manufacturers and their dealers. Motor Trader editor Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Mobility-as-a-Service isn’t a buzzword, it’s already here…

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fleetondemand CEO, Justin Whitston puts forward the case for Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) and Internet of Things (IoT) with examples of initiatives already disrupting the way we travel … Read More »

Commercial Breakthrough – ARI and Royal Mail Fleet

2 years ago / 0 comments

Joining forces to offer an all-in-one management and maintenance solution for time-critical fleets, ARI and Royal Mail Fleet have the biggest names in the business in … Read More »

PSA and GM Europe – a platform for success?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The combined GM Europe and PSA business will become the second largest automotive company in Europe, with the potential for significant cost-savings thanks to platform and … Read More »

The Insider: Jumping the gun

2 years ago / 0 comments

This month, The Insider is caught off-guard by updates to VED and questions the speed of changes. Well I definitely took my eye off the ball … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – John Pryor, ACFO

2 years ago / 0 comments

John Pryor, fleet and travel manager at Arcadia Group and ACFO chairman, on how the fleet industry has transformed over the last three decades and the … Read More »

Interview: Rob East, Mercedes-Benz

2 years ago / 0 comments

Mercedes’ head of fleet, Rob East has taken over at a brand that has seen huge growth in fleet in past few years. Steve Moody finds … Read More »

Taxing times: New VED regime

2 years ago / 3 comments

A new VED regime will quietly be ushered in on 1 April 2017 and will have a significant impact on some user-choosers. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of … Read More »

Q&A: Graeme Jenkins, Suzuki

2 years ago / 1 comments

Appointed in January, Suzuki’s new head of fleet, Graeme Jenkins, is tasked with doubling the size of the brand’s corporate sales in the UK. And it’s … Read More »

The Insider: New management

2 years ago / 0 comments

Last month I wrote about a clash of interests as cars become controlled more by electronics and apps than mechanical processes. The availability of mass data, … Read More »

LeasePlan UK’s future plans – Matt Dyer

2 years ago / 0 comments

Settling under its new owners, LeasePlan UK is setting out plans to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse fleet sector, as managing director Matt Dyer … Read More »

DS finds its fleet

2 years ago / 0 comments

This year will see Citroën accelerate the move to make DS a standalone brand, but what will this mean to fleet customers? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of … Read More »

The Insider: Crossed wires

2 years ago / 0 comments

The increasing integration of technology with fleet vehicles creates issues of clarity and security, says The Insider.

Q&A: Owen Gregory, Ford

2 years ago / 0 comments

Owen Gregory, appointed director of fleet operations at Ford in 2016, on new opportunities and the advantages of turning long-standing relationships into partnerships.

The Insider: Easy, rider

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fleets are increasingly exploring the potential of motorbikes but the risks must be taken into account, reckons The Insider.

What I’ve Learnt: Raj Singh of Crystal Ball

2 years ago / 0 comments

Raj Singh, MD of workforce management specialist Crystal Ball, on the importance of staff retention and a commitment to standing out from the crowd.

The Insider: Damage Limitation

2 years ago / 1 comments

There must be an easier way to handle end-of-contract charges, reckons The Insider.

Fleet SOS: How to gear up your fleet this winter

2 years ago / 0 comments

Scott Chesworth, operations director at RAM Tracking, looks at how to prepare fleet vehicles for winter driving.

View from the top: Alex Smith, MD, Nissan UK

2 years ago / 0 comments

With 2016 sales growth largely driven by new LCV launches, communication will be key as Nissan begins this year with a reinvention of one of its … Read More »

A question of attitude

2 years ago / 0 comments

What do dealers really think of the brands they represent and what does this mean to fleets? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports.

What I’ve learnt – Nick Cleary, Autoglass

2 years ago / 0 comments

Nick Cleary, customer and digital director for Autoglass, on how technology is accelerating customer-centric businesses and how the fleet industry can benefit.

Q&A – Adrian Rushmore, Cap Automotive

2 years ago / 0 comments

Established for over 30 years in the UK, cap hpi is launching a new globally-applicable Cap Code in Europe’s biggest markets as a first step towards … Read More »

New opportunities for SEAT

2 years ago / 0 comments

SEAT might be on the cusp of its biggest-ever product offensive, but it’s never felt more streamlined, as UK head of fleet, Peter McDonald, tells Alex … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: Chris McClellan of RAM Tracking

2 years ago / 0 comments

Chris McClellan, CEO and co-founder of RAM Tracking, on the challenges of developing a business.