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Category : Opinions

A solution to driver privacy concerns over telematics

2 years ago / 0 comments

RAC Telematics managing director Nick Walker looks at the issue of overcoming driver concerns to telematics.

The Insider: Driven to distraction

2 years ago / 0 comments

Investing in safety tech is useless without driver eduction, reckons The Insider.

Q&A: Simon Lloyd, CEO of EV HUB Global

2 years ago / 0 comments

Simon Lloyd, CEO of EV HUB Global, explains how the company’s network of charging ‘hubs’ will make life easier for electric vehicle drivers.

French Connections: Mark Dickens of Renault

2 years ago / 0 comments

Behind a raft of successful product launches, Renault’s recent sales growth is just as much a sign of a streamlined process behind the scenes, as head … Read More »

Back from the Brink: Renault’s recovery

2 years ago / 0 comments

Renault dealers have achieved a remarkable turnaround in the latest Driver Power satisfaction survey, says Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader.

Accidental data sharing: could your car be sharing personal data with strangers?

2 years ago / 0 comments

John Chuhan, chief risk officer at Alphabet examines why the data generated and stored in your vehicle is just as vulnerable as information stored on a … Read More »

Public sector fleets increasingly investing in software, finds Chevin

2 years ago / 0 comments

Public sector fleets are increasingly turning to software to help them maximise value from their vehicles, plant and other assets, says Chevin Fleet Solutions. The company … Read More »

Q&A – Tom Hughes of the TTC Group

2 years ago / 0 comments

Tom Hughes, recently appointed business development director of road safety organisation the TTC Group, on latest developments… Are fleets waking up to the message of managing … Read More »

What I’ve learnt – Andrew Cope

2 years ago / 0 comments

Andrew Cope, the driving force behind vehicle leasing giant Zenith, on lessons learnt when managing teams and identifying top talent – along with some insights into … Read More »

Beyond retail therapy – Why RRP is important to fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

How useful is a car’s retail price when fleets are deciding what to source? Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports. No-one really talks about recommended … Read More »

The Insider: The only certainty is uncertainty

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider reckons that while Brexit may bring increased costs for fleets, there could be opportunities too.So we’re out! I am of course referring to Brexit, … Read More »

Bringing greater insight: ARI Fleet managing director Keith Allen

2 years ago / 0 comments

ARI Fleet is geared up for businesses with highly complex, bespoke needs, MD Keith Allen tells Steve Moody.

The Insider: Diesel debate revisited

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Insider has been doing his sums on petrol vs diesel…

Car auction independence at risk

2 years ago / 0 comments

The independence of UK car auctions is at risk – that’s the message from Matt Dale, director of vehicle remarketing specialist G3. The bold statement comes … Read More »

Order of service: How service plans could aid SMEs

2 years ago / 0 comments

Service plans sales have grown in the retail sector and could play a useful cost control role for SMEs too. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, … Read More »

Changing the law for autonomous vehicles

2 years ago / 0 comments

Nick Terry, a partner at Burton Copeland LLP Solicitors, explains why adapting the current law governing motor vehicles may not be enough to cater for the … Read More »

Brand with a plan: How Vauxhall’s servicing initiative will benefit fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

A new Vauxhall fleet initiative for servicing SME vehicles is to be welcomed. Curtis Hutchinson, editor of Motor Trader, reports. Last year was a record breaking … Read More »

Supply demands: Why fleets should research their suppliers

2 years ago / 0 comments

The integrity of your suppliers is fundamental in running a successful fleet, says The Insider. The availability of robust independent data quantifying the return on investment … Read More »

Q&A: John Watkins, executive chairman of Trakm8

2 years ago / 0 comments

John Watkins, executive chairman of Trakm8, on developments within the group and the broader telematics marketplace. What are the plans for the Trakm8 group following its … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: John Ellis, MD of Nexus Vehicle Rental

2 years ago / 0 comments

First impressions count The importance of first impressions cannot be underestimated; the impact of your first interaction with a customer, supplier or member of your team … Read More »

SEAT targets user-choosers for ongoing growth

3 years ago / 0 comments

SEAT is aiming for “double digit” growth in sales by optimising its product range and focusing on higher-value segments than previously, according to chairman of the … Read More »

Canterbury tales: An interview with Longleys Private Hire Ltd director, David George

3 years ago / 0 comments

Telematics can transform a business. It certainly did for Longleys Private Hire, which installed a system and found its business crippled as a result. The Canterbury-based … Read More »

Q&A: Eric Feunteun on Renault’s EV programme

3 years ago / 0 comments

How healthy is the EV market? The growth of EV volumes is quite impressive; over 50% worldwide, and also on a European basis. Among that Renault … Read More »

Time to act on autonomous vehicles: Selwyn Cooper of Volvo

3 years ago / 0 comments

Selwyn Cooper, head of Business Sales, Volvo Car UK, on how developments in autonomous driving are likely to benefit fleets. There is not a day that … Read More »

What is the point of telematics if you don’t use it?

3 years ago / 0 comments

The majority of fleets now use one of the seemingly numerous telematics solutions available in the UK. These systems use a combination of technologies to monitor … Read More »

A question of attitude

3 years ago / 0 comments

If you use local dealers to source and service your fleet vehicles then you might find it useful to know what they think of the brands … Read More »

Phoning it in

3 years ago / 0 comments

News that the Department for Transport has opened a public consultation on the possibility of increasing penalties for using a hand-held phone while driving has left … Read More »

What I’ve learnt: FleetEurope’s John Yarroll

3 years ago / 0 comments

Taking the long-term view I’ve spent over 40 years in the rental and leasing industry; my formative years were spent in large, often multi-national corporations, the … Read More »

Q&A: James O’Neill, UK sales manager at Ensto Chago

3 years ago / 0 comments

Why is it important for businesses to have charging points for their plug-in company cars and vans? The evolution of ‘smart’ homes and offices means … Read More »

How a multi-supplier purchasing strategy can help future-proof your fleet

3 years ago / 0 comments

When the Office of National Statistics (ONS) announced the latest inflation rate for the UK, there was a snippet among its figures that should have acted … Read More »