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Category : Opinions

Complex relationships

3 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…

3 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

3 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?

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 years ago / 0 comments

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

A solution to driver privacy concerns over telematics

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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?

3 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 »