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Category : Top Stories

Arval tailors solutions to meet post-lockdown fleet needs

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Arval has launched a new proposition to underpin its global fleet solutions and bringing customer support for the post-lockdown period.

Comment: How the transport status quo will change after lockdown

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Peter O’Driscoll, UK managing director at RingGo, looks at how the lockdown has affected transport across the private and public sector and what the industry experts … Read More »

Interview: Synergy Car Leasing’s Paul Parkinson on navigating Covid-19

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CEO & founder of Synergy Car Leasing, Paul Parkinson, discusses the current Covid-19 situation and the easing of restrictions, from the perspective of SMEs managing their … Read More »

Fleet adherence to new Covid-19 compliance measures is ‘absolute must’

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Fleets have a legal obligation to ensure they’re compliant with the Government’s recovery strategy guidance – including measures for drivers.

5 ways to take action on fleet risk as drivers return to roads

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Tony Greenidge, IAM RoadSmart interim CEO, looks at the key issues that fleets should be addressing as many businesses return to work.

E-Learning interest surging during lockdown, reports Licence Check

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Fleet interest and orders for Licence Check’s new driver e-learning service has risen during lockdown as businesses make the most of lockdown to enhance training.

Comment: Covid-19 lessons

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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

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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 »

Freeze in car valuations set to be unlocked as transactions resume 

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The used car sector is preparing for a move in vehicle valuations as remarketing activities ramp up.

E-scooter trials are ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to change transport infrastructure

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Plans to bring forward the national trial of e-scooters are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make positive changes to transport infrastructure as we emerge from the current … Read More »

Fleet risk assessments should incorporate new Covid-19 guidance, says Licence Check

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Updated Government guidance on working safely with vehicles during the Coronavirus pandemic should be carefully noted by fleets as more businesses look to return to work.

ARI appoints new sales director and head of client relations

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ARI has promoted its former head of asset funding, Rory Mackinnon, the role of UK sales director.

Greater Manchester pushes Clean Air Zone back to 2022

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Greater Manchester has delayed plans for a Clean Air Zone in the region for a further year as local leaders also call for a multi-million-pound funding … Read More »

Toyota to restart production at Burnaston

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Toyota is to restart work at its Burnaston plant next Tuesday 26 May; one of a number of carmakers resuming operations in the UK.

Jason Chamberlain appointed new sales director at Rivus

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Rivus Fleet Solutions has appointed Jason Chamberlain as its new sales director.

Remarketing set for ‘paradigm shift’ to online as lockdown measures ease

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The way defleeted cars are remarketed is undergoing a paradigm shift from physical auctions to online as Covid-19 lockdown measures are eased and wholesale activities recommence.

Euro NCAP safety rating overhaul is biggest change in a decade

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Euro NCAP is introducing new safety tests – heralded as the “the biggest change to Euro NCAP’s impact testing protocols in a decade”.

Europe central to Kia plans for EV sales growth

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Kia has outlined further details of its electric vehicle strategy, which will see many of its forthcoming EVs launch in Europe.

Fleets still in the dark on 0% BiK for electric vehicles

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Fleet take-up of electric vehicle is fast-accelerating but awareness of the 0% Benefit-in-Kind on EVs is worryingly low.

Business case for electric vehicles reinforced by new tool

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Fleets looking to electrify their vehicles can now use a new tool from Samsara to help inform their business case and provide solid grounds for a … Read More »

Rise in fleet driver speeding revealed as police clampdown starts

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Fleet and commercial drivers are among the main culprits of the increased levels of speeding seen during lockdown, leading to increased calls for businesses to take … Read More »

Surge in EV leasing counters WLTP impact on average emissions

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Average new lease car emissions fell to 113g/km at the end of 2019 – the lowest level since Q3 2018 – after a surge in battery … Read More »

Coronavirus likely to drive grey fleet use and impact mobility take-up

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The threat of coronavirus is likely to have a “fundamental” effect on the rate of adoption of mobility solutions by fleets while increasing grey fleet use, … Read More »

Timing not right to reintroduce charges in London, says BVRLA

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The Mayor of London’s move to reintroduce road user charges from today (Monday 18 May) has come under fire from the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing … Read More »

Incorporate official coronavirus advice into fleet risk strategies, says FleetCheck

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Coronavirus measures should be added to standard fleet risk management policies, with new government advice for professional drivers providing an initial source of information. 

PSA, Honda and BMW to resume UK manufacturing

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PSA, Honda and BMW have become the latest carmakers to announce production restarts in the UK ahead of the reopening of car showrooms on 1 June.

Ford to restart plants across UK and Europe

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Ford is planning to restart production across all its UK and European manufacturing facilities next week, backed by social distancing and health and safety protocols.

Online remarketing key to dealing with surge in used cars, says ADESA

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Fleets and dealers are set to turn to online remarketing as they look to dispose of rising numbers of used cars amid social distancing restrictions.

Car dealers guided on safe restarts as ‘click & collect’ greenlighted

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Car and van dealers have been provided with new guidance on ensuring a safe customer experience as the industry continues calls for showrooms to reopen.

Driver tech education critical for mandatory speed limiter fitment

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Mandatory fitment of intelligent speed assistance is a logical move for road safety but driver technology education is still a critical need.