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Today in Fleet – Tuesday 22 January

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Axeing diesel surcharge could solve WLTP review

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Scrapping the 4% diesel surcharge from 2020 could provide a simple way to offset the impact of the switch to WLTP.

See the latest fleet innovations at Thursday’s Great British Fleet Event

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If you’re looking for a ‘one-stop shop’ opportunity to see some of the latest fleet services and solutions, then this Thursday’s free-to-attend Great British Fleet Event could provide … Read More »

Dual-lane launch at Rockingham proves major success, says City Auction Group

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City Auction Group says the opening corporate sale event of its new dual lane auction halls at Rockingham has proved a major success.

Highways England appoints new non-executive director 

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Highways England has appointed technology investment specialist Janette Beinart as a non-executive director.

Green Motion lowers vehicle damage charges

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Eco-friendly car hire company Green Motion has implemented major new initiatives, including reduced vehicle damage charges, as part of an ongoing drive to improve levels of … Read More »

Selsia reinforces fleet services with National Windscreens deal

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Selsia and National Windscreens have teamed up to provide a glass repair, replacement and ADAS calibration service for Selsia’s expanding list of fleet clients throughout the … Read More »

Bridgestone Europe acquires TomTom Telematics to create ‘fleet solutions powerhouse’

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Bridgestone Europe has signed a deal to acquire TomTom Telematics from Dutch navigation firm TomTom for a cash consideration of €910m (£800m).

Today in Fleet – Monday 21 January

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AA enhances hybrid knowledge with ‘world-first’ training rig

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The AA has commissioned and installed a training rig for hybrid vehicles to help the organisation increase the number of vans and cars fixed by technicians … Read More »

Speakers you don’t want to miss at Thursday’s Great British Fleet Event

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The countdown continues until this Thursday’s Great British Fleet Event – with fleets being reminded not to miss out on the event’s expert-packed speaker line-up.

Canterbury to renewable energy EV charge points

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Swedish energy group Vattenfall has won a deal to install charging points in Canterbury in partnership with BMM Energy Solutions.

BigChange enhances fleet solutions with Trace Systems acquisition

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Mobile workforce technology specialist BigChange has gained new fleet software capabilities with the acquisition of Trace Systems.

Toyota Prius gains AWD option for 2019

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Toyota has updated the Prius with the option of intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i) for the first time as part of a raft of updates for 2019.

SME profits hit as traffic jams hit ‘crisis level’

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Traffic congestion is reaching crisis point across the UK, affecting both productivity and profitability, according to latest research from Close Brothers Asset Finance.

Cazana data shows ‘no punishment of used diesel values’

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Used diesel values remain strong with no evidence of ‘punishment’ from buyers.

Don’t miss out on next week’s Great British Fleet Event – the must-attend fleet event of 2019

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There’s less than a week to go until the 2019 Great British Fleet Event – an unmissable event for anyone involved in fleet.

Today in Fleet – Friday 18 January

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All the key news in fleet…

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions spotlights fleet services in new campaign

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Financial solutions provider Hitachi Capital UK has launched its first-ever brand marketing campaign that will also highlight the fleet services from its Vehicle Solutions division.

Facelifted Mondeo includes hybrid estate and new diesel tech

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Ford has revealed its updated Mondeo range, which introduces new styling and its latest diesel tech while also debuting a hybrid estate version.

Activa Contracts rewards safest drivers

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Activa Contracts is sponsoring a new initiative with its risk management partner, Lightfoot, to recognise the safest drivers among its customers.

UK drops out of top five in electric vehicle preparation index

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The UK is now lagging behind European leaders in its electric vehicle preparation, according to new research from LeasePlan.

2019 to bring rising grey fleet and end-user purchases, says Honda

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Honda is refocusing its fleet efforts to work more closely with fleet-end users as it predicts rising grey fleet and opt-out sales for 2019.

Business fleet leasing continues to decline as PCH rises

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Personal contract hire (PCH) continues to eat away at the business car leasing sector as drivers increasingly opt out of company cars.

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

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This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Grey overtakes black as UK’s favourite new car colour

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Grey has become the UK’s favourite new car colour for the first time since record began, while silver is no longer even in the top five.

James Buxton promoted to Audi fleet chief role

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Audi UK has promoted sales operations manager James Buxton to the role of head of fleet sales.

Using specialist procurement firms could prove ‘expensive mistake’, says FleetLocum

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Businesses have been warned to be on their guard against a growing trend to turn to specialist procurement companies when acquiring fleet services – which could … Read More »

Technology Masterclass rounds off ‘fantastic four’ at Great British Fleet Event

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Operators looking for insight into the latest technologies and approaches for fleet have just a week to go until the 2019 Great British Fleet Event will … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Thursday 17 January

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All the key news in fleet…