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Tag : Coronavirus

New AFP white paper to help fleets address post-pandemic driver wellbeing

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A new white paper that can help fleets manage driver wellbeing and safety post-pandemic is now available from the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP).

Seldoc Healthcare goes greener with Toyota RAV4s

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Seldoc Healthcare has deployed a fleet of Toyota RAV4 full hybrids, cutting emissions while providing year-round mobility.

Comment: Getting Europe’s automakers Fit for 55

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Following last week’s Fit for 55 announcement by the European Commission, David Borland, EY’s UK&I automotive leader, comments on the proposals’ impact on automakers.

New vehicle replacement planner brings support for Covid-affected fleets

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New Vehicle Replacement Planner technology from FleetCheck can help Covid-affected fleets calculate when cars and vans should be renewed.

Salary sacrifice EV schemes could aid return to work, says Fleet Evolution

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Salary sacrifice EV schemes could help entice reluctant workers back to the office, following the Government’s easing of Covid restrictions on so-called ‘Freedom Day’ today (19 … Read More »

Shocking levels of speeding during first lockdown revealed in new stats

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More than 50% of cars and vans exceeded the speed limit in towns and on motorways in 2020, as drivers took advantage of the emptier roads … Read More »

Comment: Covid accelerates the move towards digitisation

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Peter Millichap, marketing director at Teletrac Navman, on how digitisation has been the saviour for many businesses during the pandemic.

New car market to face more significant challenges, predicts Cox Automotive

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The new car market is to be hit by further significant challenges over the coming months, on top of the existing semiconductor issues.

Zenith adopts agile working policy

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Zenith is offering ‘agile’ working to all of its 1,000 colleagues, supported by new technology, training and facilities.

Fleet usage of contract hire to surge in next three years

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Fleets are planning to rapidly increase their use of contract hire as a method of funding company cars and vans over the next three years, new … Read More »

Driver training ‘key’ to ensuring continued fall in road casualty numbers

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Driver training has a key role in ensuring the reduction in road casualties during the pandemic is continued into the future.

Fleet sector leads new car market recovery but supply issues hit growth

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New car registrations were up 28.0% year-on-year in June but market recovery continues to be hampered by the global semiconductor shortage.

‘Unprecedented’ demand for sale and leaseback as fleets restructure for future

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The number of businesses looking to sell and lease back their fleets has dramatically increased in 2021 as businesses review options post-pandemic.

Business use of mobility solutions to double in next three years

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Implementation of mobility solutions such as rental, salary sacrifice and car sharing is to roughly double among UK businesses over the next few years, bouncing back … Read More »

SMMT to speak about pandemic lessons at VRA 2021 AGM

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The subject of what the automotive sector has learnt from the pandemic is to come under focus by two major guest speakers in the Vehicle Remarketing … Read More »

Leasing customers turning to ‘in-stock’ vehicles to plug supply gap

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Leasing customer interest in ‘in-stock’ vehicles is fast-rising due to continued new car manufacturing impacts from the semiconductor supply shortages.

Benefits of combining technology and human interaction underscored in pandemic

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Automation and personal communication proved a perfect combination to keep drivers safe and compliant during the pandemic, according to Fleet Service GB’s (FSGB) recent customer partner … Read More »

New telematics product to help insurers trial mileage-based insurance

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A new mileage-based telematics product has launched, enabling insurers and brokers to internally trial a usage-based insurance (UBI) programme.

Reduction in road casualties in pandemic ‘must not be one-off’

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Fatal and serious collisions in Great Britain dropped by more than a fifth (22%) in 2020 but there have been calls for the reduction during the … Read More »

Road traffic plummeted to 1960s levels in lockdown

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Traffic on Great Britain’s roads in the first lockdown fell to levels last seen in the 1960s, new analysis suggests.

Fleets must prepare for next ‘Covid-level’ event, says AFP

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Preparing fleet operations for the risk of future ‘Covid-level’ events will become essential to winning new business.

Have your say on the future of fleet telematics

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Fleets are being invited to feed back on the current pros and cons of telematics with a new survey.

New research reveals fatigue is serious problem for drivers

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One in 10 drivers have momentarily fallen asleep behind the wheel, potentially putting their lives and other drivers’ at risk.

Price rises for popular fleet cars and vans ‘almost inevitable’, says FleetCheck

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Prices for some of the fleet sector’s most popular fleet cars and vans will inevitably rise over the next few months, potentially by well more than … Read More »

Return to roads still causing stress for drivers

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New research on motorists’ top 10 stresses reveals the return to the roads is still causing concerns over driver and vehicle capabilities.

Fiercer competition for used vehicles as fleet sector turns to nearly new cars

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Fleet and leasing companies are turning their attention to sourcing nearly new cars, exacerbating the existing challenges for the used car market.

Used car and van stock shortages under focus in VRA webinar

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The stock shortages affecting the used car and van markets are to come under focus in a Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) webinar.

Diesel registrations halve in two years, SMMT data shows

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Registrations of new diesel cars have halved since 2019, with more drivers now opting for hybrid or electric alternatives, according to the latest data from the … Read More »

UK road traffic back at pre-Covid levels

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Road traffic in the UK returned to pre-pandemic levels during the last week of May 2021, according to the latest Department for Transport (DfT) statistics, though … Read More »

AFP to host post-Covid fleet strategy webinar

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The Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) is to hold an hour-long webinar on 16 June, addressing how fleet managers can handle new working conditions following the … Read More »