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Tag : AA

No-deal Brexit could bring driving licence ramifications

4 days ago / 0 comments

UK drivers may need to get an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in the EU from March 2019 in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Scrapping MOT could bring legal risks for fleets

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The AA is urging MPs not to consider suggestions of scrapping the MOT as it highlights the possible increased risks of such a move for fleets.

New fleet technology could predict a third of breakdowns

4 weeks ago / 1 comments

AA technology that can helped predict and prevent breakdowns is to be rolled out to fleets later this year from the consumer sector.

4,000 AA hotels offered free EV charging points by Chargemaster

2 months ago / 0 comments

As part of the strategic partnership between the AA and BP Chargemaster, all 4,000 or so AA hotels and B&Bs are being offered free electric vehicle … Read More »

Dashcam usage up 20-fold in five years

2 months ago / 0 comments

A fifth (20%) of drivers now use dashcams, up from 1% five years ago, AA research shows.

UK roads turning into pothole money pit, warns AA

3 months ago / 0 comments

Vehicle damage from defective road surfaces is seeing a sharp rise, says the AA, as it urges the Government to take action.

AdBlue breakdowns double in 2017

3 months ago / 0 comments

The number of breakdowns linked to AdBlue almost doubled last year to 23,000 according to the AA as driver ignorance over the chemical and its use … Read More »

Learner drivers take to motorways

4 months ago / 0 comments

Learner drivers are now allowed to take lessons from fully qualified driving instructors on motorways following a change in the law effective from today (4 June).

Pressure on business drivers brings misfuel burden for fleets

4 months ago / 0 comments

Increasing pressure on business drivers is driving the number of misfuel incidents a year, according to the AA.  

Embrace connected car data to reduce breakdowns, says AA

6 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets are being urged to make use of connected car data to help reduce the number of breakdowns.

Future Perfect: The fleet challenges for 2018

8 months ago / 0 comments

The 2017/18 Operational Fleet Insight Report from BT’s Fleet Solutions, produced with the AA, shed light on how businesses are responding to the latest fleet challenges, … Read More »

All lane running motorways more dangerous than country roads, say drivers

8 months ago / 0 comments

Drivers still have serious safety concerns over all lane running schemes, ranking them four times more dangerous than conventional motorways with a continuous hard shoulder.

Drivers getting cocky over lack of police presence

8 months ago / 0 comments

Two thirds of drivers (65%) feel they can get away with offences such as tailgating and lane hogging due to a lack of police presence on … Read More »

Growing cap between conditions on England’s local roads

8 months ago / 0 comments

Conditions on local authority-managed ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ roads in England have gradually improved over the last decade, while unclassified roads have declined.

AA to axe 100 jobs and close national training centre

8 months ago / 0 comments

The AA is planning to cut 100 jobs and close its national training centre in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire as part of a restructuring.

Hazardous conditions reinforce need for comprehensive fleet road safety policies

9 months ago / 0 comments

Fleets are being urged to ensure they have wide-ranging road safety policies in place as the AA warns of company car drivers attempting to travel in … Read More »

EV drivers offered emergency charging service under AA

10 months ago / 0 comments

Electric vehicle drivers who run out of range on the road can now benefit from a new AA emergency charging service.

Fleet industry should provide more SME guidance, the AA says

11 months ago / 0 comments

Businesses and SMEs deserve more fleet industry support to stay ahead of up-coming regulatory and legislative changes, says the AA’s fleet and SME division.

5 key points from BT Fleet Solutions 2017 Operational Fleet Insight Report

1 year ago / 0 comments

This year’s Operational Fleet Insight Report from BT’s Fleet Solutions sheds light on how businesses are responding to the latest fleet challenges. We look at the … Read More »

Brexit already impacting on fleets, finds BT’s Fleet Solutions report

1 year ago / 0 comments

The UK vote to leave the EU is already taking its toll on some UK fleets, with the true impact of Brexit yet to be felt.

Today in Fleet – Friday 25 August

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All the key news in fleet…

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 23 August

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Majority of motorway refuge area stops are ‘not emergencies’

1 year ago / 0 comments

Motorists are misusing the emergency refuge areas (ERAs) on Britain’s ‘smart’ motorways, with the majority of stops being made for non-emergency reasons…

Today in Fleet – Tuesday 25 July

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All the key news in fleet…  New Alphabet portal offers online tyre service for fleets  Alphabet has launched a new tyre replacement portal – believed to … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Tuesday 18 July

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All the key news in fleet… Honda celebrates 100th dealership to sign up to fleet programme Glyn Hopkin Honda has become the 100th dealership to sign up to … Read More »

Today in Fleet: Friday 12 May

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All the key news in fleet… Diesel still tops list for used buyers The price of used petrol cars is at a four-year high but diesel … Read More »

FTA extends AA contract for 2,000 Recovery members

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has signed a five-year extension with the AA fleet and SME division to provide breakdown and recovery services to 2,000 FTA … Read More »

Tougher penalties for drivers using mobile phones come into force

2 years ago / 2 comments

Drivers using their mobile phone face tougher penalties from today as the Government looks to cracked down on an ‘epidemic’ of handheld phone use.

Eight of 10 drivers admit to driving when very tired

2 years ago / 0 comments

Motorists are being warned that driving while tired can be as dangerous as speeding after new AA research highlighted alarming figures.

All-lane running motorways deemed dangerous by drivers

2 years ago / 0 comments

The majority of drivers think the removal of the hard shoulder on ‘smart’ motorways has made them more dangerous, research by the AA finds. With work … Read More »