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Category : Opinions

Comment: Managing a remote fleet during lockdown

11 months ago / 0 comments

As we continue through the uncertainty of lockdown, fleet managers are likely to be finding themselves in situations where their drivers are busier than ever, or … Read More »

Comment: Covid-19 lessons

11 months ago / 0 comments

Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) CEO Paul Campion reflects on the lessons we have learnt from the changes in transport use over the last couple of months … Read More »

Comment: How rising car use could affect road risk

11 months ago / 0 comments

Colin Paterson, head of marketing at DriveTech, part of the AA, looks at how a switch away from public transport and increased car usage and active … Read More »

Comment: Inform to empower

11 months ago / 0 comments

Technology such as telematics has failed to have a positive impact on insurance costs. With premiums continuing to rise, businesses need to find innovative ways to gain … Read More »

Comment: Fleets and oil volatility during Covid-19

11 months ago / 0 comments

Paul Holland, MD for UK Fuel at Fleetcor, looks at the current uncertainty of oil and fuel prices.

Comment: AI’s helping hand with fleet safety

12 months ago / 0 comments

Derek Bryan, VP EMEA, Verizon Connect, explores the  impact that using real-time AI analysis of dash cam footage in combination with telematics data will have on … Read More »

Comment: Is now the right time for fleets to switch to electric driving?

12 months ago / 0 comments

For many of us the recent pandemic has allowed for more time to focus on business planning and strategy and that includes time to assess what … Read More »

Comment: Keeping your fleet drivers safe during Covid-19

12 months ago / 0 comments

David Brennan, CEO of Nexus Vehicle Rental, offers advice on how to continue operations safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Comment: Air pollution and Covid-19 – Clean Air Zones postponed across the UK

12 months ago / 1 comments

Katherine Nield, lawyer, UK clean air at ClientEarth, on why it’s essential that Clean Air Zones – postponed due to the coronavirus crisis – should go … Read More »

Interview: Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions’ Jon Lawes on continuing ‘business not as usual’

12 months ago / 0 comments

Jon Lawes, managing director, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, tells Fleet World how the company has taken action to ensure continued operation during the coronavirus pandemic and … Read More »

Comment: A drivers’ guide to lockdown

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alfonso Martinez, managing director at LeasePlan UK, advises key workers and other drivers making essential trips on how to use their vehicles safely during lockdown.

Comment: Why a bottom-up approach is vital in EV design

1 year ago / 0 comments

Mike Brown, director of industry collaboration & partnerships at the University of Salford, looks at the need for manufacturers to diverge from simply converting existing vehicle … Read More »

Comment: How to disinfect your vehicle and stay protected from Covid-19

1 year ago / 1 comments

Attila Dobos, operations director at LeasePlan UK, shares shared seven steps to ensure that your car is as clean as possible during the coronavirus outbreak. 

Comment: Busting the myths of autonomous vehicles

1 year ago / 1 comments

The UK Government has pledged to have autonomous vehicles on the street by next year, but how far are we really in making the self-driving car … Read More »

Why risk your business reputation over failing to make basic safety checks?

1 year ago / 0 comments

A new report has revealed UK businesses are failing to make basic checks to ensure the safety of employees who drive for work, including failings to … Read More »

Meeting the urban mobility challenge

1 year ago / 0 comments

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) represent a considerable opportunity for fleets, says Andrew Overton, CEO of connected vehicle solutions provider, Connexas Group.

Interview: Geotab’s Charlotte Argue on EVs, telematics and International Women’s Day

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day, Charlotte Argue, senior manager, fleet electrification at telematics specialist Geotab, speaks to Fleet World about working in a notoriously … Read More »

Interview: Richard Abbott, head of specialist fleet, PSA Group

1 year ago / 0 comments

Peugeot has gone from selling 200-250, to a maximum of 1,500 cars thanks to police tenders. Martyn Collins talks to Richard Abbott, head of specialist vehicles … Read More »

Comment: International Women’s Day and my fleet journey

1 year ago / 3 comments

With International Women’s Day being celebrated on Sunday 8 March, Agility Fleet operations director Jacki Stevenson looks at how perceptions have changed in the workplace and … Read More »

Comment: Realigning the fleet gender imbalance

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020, Jayne Pett, sales and marketing director at Fleet Operations, looks at the under-representation of women in the … Read More »

ADAS is changing our vehicles: regulation needs to keep up

1 year ago / 1 comments

Dr Chris Davies, head of technical superiority at Autoglass, recently spoke at an industry roundtable hosted by Autoglass and Brake entitled ‘Small Degree, Big Impact: How … Read More »

Curtis Hutchinson: Why PHEVs still plug a gap

1 year ago / 0 comments

Demand for new PHEVs tumbled 18% in 2019 but this is not necessarily the end of the road for this transitionary technology.

Interview: David Peel, managing director at Peugeot

1 year ago / 0 comments

David Peel, managing director at Peugeot, speaks to Martyn Collins about the latest, second-generation 208 supermini and how alternatively fuelled models might change fleet demand.

A less taxing option?

1 year ago / 0 comments

New company car tax incentives are expected to boost the sales of plug-in hybrid cars. So is this the time to consider the PHEV alternatives? By … Read More »

Why 2020 will be a pivotal year for fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

Jon Lawes, managing director at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions discusses the trends that are likely to dominate the fleet management sector in 2020.

Curtis Hutchinson: Expecting the unexpected

1 year ago / 0 comments

Toyota’s acquisition of Inchcape’s leasing operations is part of a wider trend as OEMs move to future-proof themselves.

Interview: Avis Budget Group’s Keith Rankin on shifting mobility

1 year ago / 0 comments

Keith Rankin, newly appointed president of the Avis Budget Group’s international region, speaks to Martyn Collins on the changing face of mobility and the latest pioneering … Read More »

Comment: Making the UK’s EV mission a success

1 year ago / 0 comments

Jarkko Aro, sales and operative director at IC Electrical, on how the electricity grid is at the heart of the EV rollout.

Comment: No cause for alarm about electric battery recycling

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alan Colledge, senior manager of hazardous waste at electric car battery recycling service Cawleys, explains why concerns over an “electric vehicle battery waste mountain” are unfounded.

Comment: How vehicle-to-grid innovations will make EVs commercially viable

1 year ago / 0 comments

Rob Massoudi, SVP digital transformation at ABB Ability, looks at how V2G solutions could open up electric vehicle usage to many more fleets. With increasing demand … Read More »