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Category : Today in Fleet

Fleets urged to increase focus on driver eyesight

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Fleet operators are being reminded of the need to ensure drivers have regular eyesight tests following new research showing thousands of UK drivers lose their licence … Read More »

Gloucestershire council tackles road risk and emissions with staff car club

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Tewkesbury Borough Council has cut both costs and carbon emissions while replacing the grey fleet through the introduction of a car club.

SUVs still top of used buyers’ lists

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SUVs were the most popular used car model in 2019 as a raft of smaller, affordable used SUVs hit the market.

Avis expands European connected fleet with 22,000 FCA vehicles

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Avis Budget Group is adding around 22,000 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cars and vans to its European fleet, streamlining customers’ rental experiences.

Projects to advance cyber security in self-driving vehicles score £1.2m funding

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The winners of a competition focused on cyber security in self-driving vehicles have been awarded a total of £1.2m in funding to help advance connected and … Read More »

Škoda Kodiaq converted for specialist duty at ambulance service

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A fleet of 18 Škoda Kodiaqs are being put through their paces by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust as operational officer vehicles.

EU car registrations up for sixth year running in 2019

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New car registrations in the EU increased 1.2% in 2019, hitting 15.3 million units in total and marking the sixth consecutive year of growth.

Electric Smart EQ Fortwo and ForFour go on sale

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Smart’s new EQ range is now on sale in the UK, priced from £16,850 including the Plug-in Car Grant.

Staffordshire Police and Opus mark 10-year anniversary with renewed deal

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Staffordshire Police has renewed its deal with Opus Claim Solutions as the relationship between the two companies reaches its 10-year anniversary.

RoSPA appoints new road safety manager for Scotland

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Steve Whitehouse has joined the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to spearhead its road safety work in Scotland, in particular on occupational road … Read More »

Mobility management solution racks up 43,000 users in first 14 months

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A journey assessment and booking system launched by Enterprise has attracted more than 43,000 individual users after 14 months of operation.

New InstaVolt CTO to lead work on mobile app

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Gary Kirkland has joined InstaVolt as chief technology officer to advance the firm’s technology offering, including a new mobile app.

Fleets still wary despite election result, says Meridian

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Business confidence may have improved since the general election but fleets are still cautious over making long-term commitments.

Tusker appoints new chief financial officer

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Car benefit specialist Tusker has named Dianne Buchanan as its new chief financial officer (CFO), replacing Laura Alexander who left in December 2019.

Ionity switches to kWh-based charging pricing

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The Ionity ultra-fast charging network is to get a new kWh-based pricing scheme, intended to reflect actual consumption but already under fire from the Norwegian Electric … Read More »

Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry becomes BigChange ambassador

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Businesswoman Michelle Dewberry, famed for having won the second series of The Apprentice, has become an ambassador for mobile workforce management technology firm BigChange.

Fleet and lease values hit new high

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Average values for fleet and lease vehicles reached record levels at BCA in December 2019, marking the third time in four months that BCA has reported … Read More »

One in 15 motorists breathalysed found over the limit in festive season

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One in 15 drivers breathalysed by police in Scotland over the festive season were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

January revealed as riskiest month of the year to drive

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The most accident claims take place in January despite motorists typically driving less.

Drug driving laws not being properly enforced, say drivers

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Nearly two-thirds of people feel that drug driving laws are not being properly enforced; possibly the result of a decline in police numbers in recent years.

Selsia partnership with TIDAL to bring ‘significant’ benefits for fleets

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Selsia has teamed up with The Independent Distributor Alliance Limited (TIDAL) under a strategic partnership intended to bring significant benefits for fleets as well as insurers … Read More »

Oliver Stevenson joins DriveTech to lead growth in fleet sector

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DriveTech has appointed Oliver Stevenson as national sales manager for fleets as it looks to further strengthen its work with corporates.

Grey remains UK’s favourite new car colour

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Grey has taken the top spot in the list of the UK’s favourite new car colours for the second year running, accounting for more than one … Read More »

Hybrid and EV used prices hit all-time high in Q4

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Prices of used hybrids and electric cars reached a record level in Q4 2019; the result of “unprecedented” demand.

Volvo true fleet sales rocket 20% in 2019

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Volvo’s true fleet sales grew 20% in 2019, underpinned by significant increases in sales to both SMEs and large corporates.

Lavazza sees ‘massive productivity boost’ thanks to Trakm8

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Leading vending machine and office coffee service provider Lavazza Professional has reported a major increase in productivity as a result of installing Trakm8 telematics.

Quartix results on track to beat market forecasts

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Quartix has said it expects revenue, profit and free cash flow for 2019 to be ahead of current market forecasts, aided by excellent progress in its … Read More »

Ford Puma named Car of the Year at 2020 What Car? awards

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The new Ford Puma has taken the top spot in the What Car? Car of the Year Awards, fending competition from models such as both the … Read More »

DriveTech to innovate new products and services under latest appointment

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DriveTech is looking to drive its solutions offering with the help of new head of product solutions, Leo Taylor.

Vehicle and equipment theft costs fleets more than £16,000 a year

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Theft of vehicles and equipment costs fleets an average of £16,253 each year, with the average business having at least one vehicle stolen annually.