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Tag : Coronavirus

Millions lost from parking fees to hit councils hard

4 days ago / 0 comments

Councils are set to lose millions in parking fees and charges as a result of lockdown, prompting some difficult decisions ahead.

Fears of spike in drink-driving as pubs reopen

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Drink-driving cases could hit a new record this summer as pubs and bars in England reopen their doors after more than three months in lockdown – … Read More »

Car accident rates climb sharply after decline in lockdown

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​Car accident rates in the UK are rapidly rising as lockdown eases and drivers hit the roads again.

Coronavirus crisis has advanced motor industry digitisation by five years

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The coronavirus crisis has “pushed forward digitisation of the motor industry by probably five years”.

Tips on managing driver risks in ‘new normal’ revealed in webinar

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Key advice for fleets on ensuring the safety of employees as they return to work post-lockdown is to be revealed in a new webinar this week.

Comment: The future’s green: fleet electrification opportunity post-COVID-19

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Lauren Pamma, electrification propositions lead at Lex Autolease, discusses the role electric vehicles can play in businesses’ green recovery plans, and the advantages they offer for … Read More »

Fluctuating June used car market sees older car values rise

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

June saw a two-tier market for used car values with older, cheaper car prices increasing in general, but under two-year-old car prices dropping on average, Cap … Read More »

Comment: Why fleets have a critical part to play in the UK’s green recovery

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

André ten Bloemendal, VP Europe for ChargePoint, discusses the outlook for electric transport being more promising than ever despite the impacts of COVID-19, its potential to … Read More »

SMMT figures reveal UK car production fell 95.4% in May

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Latest SMMT figures show UK car manufacturing output fell 95.4% in May, with just 5,314 vehicles built.

Road safety must be a top business priority, warns Licence Bureau

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Licence Bureau has warned that road safety and legal compliance must remain top priorities as businesses adapt to working from home.

Fleet managers keener than ever on sustainability despite COVID-19 impacts, says Lex Autolease

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Two-thirds of fleet managers who responded to a poll by Lex Autolease said that sustainability remains as important to their business as it was before the … Read More »

Road space needs re-prioritising away from cars, says Transport Sec

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today told the Transport Committee that local authorities need to re-prioritise the way road space is used, with cycling and walking at … Read More »

PM announces easing of lockdown restrictions

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined lockdown easing including many businesses able to return to work from 4 July 2020.

One in six auto industry jobs at risk, says SMMT

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The impact of COVID-19 on the UK automotive sector could lead to one in six job losses, warns industry body the SMMT, unless government implements a … Read More »

VRA AGM to discuss impact of COVID-19 on remarketing

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Vehicle Remarketing Association’s (VRA) online Annual General Meeting to be held on 1 July 2020 will attempt to tackle the difficult pertinent subject of COVID-19’s … Read More »

#Chevin500 charity fundraiser launched by Chevin Fleet Solutions

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Chevin targets a 500km run in 50-days to raise money for the International Federation of Red Cross’ (IFRC) emergency appeal.

A third of people planning to stop car sharing permanently

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Over a third of people questioned are planning to stop car sharing permanently in the wake of COVID-19 according to Motorpoint.

BVRLA urges government to use fleet sector’s strengths to rebound economy

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The vehicle rental, leasing and fleet sector can work with policymakers to deliver a swift rebound in the economy and a faster trajectory towards transport decarbonisation, … Read More »

Flexible working and staff well-being crucial to new ways of working, says Fleet Alliance

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Flexible working and investment in staff well-being are just two of the aspects Fleet Alliance employs that could help other companies with the mass transition to … Read More »

AFP’s first webinar looks at impact of COVID-19 on fleet management

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Association of Fleet Professionals’ (AFP) has announced its first webinar as a new organisation – looking at the impact of COVID-19 on fleet management.

World first coronavirus treatment approved for NHS use by government

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The government has immediately authorised the NHS to use the world’s first coronavirus treatment proven to reduce the risk of death.

“Journey approvals” could be future of company car use, says FleetCheck

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Journey approval could be the future of fleet, with fleet drivers required to get permission before going on trips, FleetCheck has suggested.

Congestion Charge temporary increases vital to keep the city moving, says TfL

4 weeks ago / 2 comments

The Mayor of London and TfL have today confirmed temporary changes to the Congestion Charge.

Aston Barclay sets out new auction working practices

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Aston Barclay has initiated changes to how it conducts physical auctions, while maintaining that it is too soon to restart physical auctions despite government say so.

Businesses should be alert to new photocard expiry extension, says Licence Check

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Companies should be alert to a seven-month extension given to drivers by government, whose photocard expires between the start of February and end-August, says Licence Check.

FORS restarts on-site audits

1 month ago / 0 comments

On-site Bronze auditing for members based in England will resume on Monday, 15 June, FORS has announced.

TfL urges Londoners to drive safe amidst increase in cyclists and pedestrians

1 month ago / 0 comments

Transport for London (TfL) is reminding Londoners to drive safely as large numbers of people are walking and cycling, and significant temporary infrastructure changes are being … Read More »

Manheim extends its customer support package

1 month ago / 0 comments

Cox Automotive’s Manheim Auction Services customers now benefit from free QuickList image service and Simulcast fees.

Licence Bureau calls for businesses to take responsibility and empower drivers

1 month ago / 0 comments

Licence Bureau is calling for all businesses not to mount more work-related stresses on drivers and instead empower them with the tools necessary to make more … Read More »

Comment: Leasing in a lockdown

1 month ago / 0 comments

Scott Norville, managing director of Silverstone Fleet Management, navigates the opportunities now present in a brave new fleet world.