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Tag : COVID-19

Pump prices plummet as oil demand collapses

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UK petrol prices fell by their largest margin in 12 years in March, triggered by a complete collapse in the world oil price.

DriverMetrics white paper explores how to recruit safe drivers

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A new white paper intended to help fleets address the issue of ‘How to Recruit Safe Drivers’ is now available for free.

Mobile mechanics have vital role in supporting essential services fleets

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Mobile mechanics have an important role to play at the moment in supporting those on the frontline.

Ford production suspension in Europe to continue until at least 4 May

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Ford has confirmed that the temporary suspension of vehicle and engine production at most of its European manufacturing sites is now expected to run at least … Read More »

Theft and vandalism risk for unattended vehicles

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Cars and vans left unattended and without proper security could attract theft and vandalism during the lockdown.

Ford helps employees support Covid-19 response efforts

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Ford is ramping up its work to support the coronavirus response effort with two new schemes to help employees join in the fight against the outbreak.

NHS staff offered free roadside assistance across all PSA brands

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Groupe PSA is extending the free roadside assistance programme for its vehicles to provide continued support to essential services and key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vauxhall offers free roadside assistance to NHS staff

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Vauxhall is extending its Roadside Assistance programme to all NHS workers who drive a Vauxhall vehicle, and do not already have mechanical breakdown cover.

TrustFord mobile van fleet brings support to NHS workers

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TrustFord is using its mobile service fleet to support NHS staff and essential workers.

RED Driver Training brings online solution to meet increased training demand

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RED Driver Training is offering fleet driver training online as demand for delivery drivers rises during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Licence checking just as vital during coronavirus outbreak

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Licence Check has issued latest advice to fleets regarding vital licence checking services, covering the latest changes in regulations under coronavirus.

COP26 climate summit in Glasgow postponed

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The United Nations’ COP26 climate change conference due to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to Covid-19.  

AA launches free breakdown service for all NHS workers

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The AA is to keep NHS workers on the move for free during the Covid-19 crisis, backed by a dedicated hotline.

Making the most of lockdown: Key advice for fleets

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Professor Colin Tourick FICFM on how fleets can best spend the coming weeks and months in lockdown to good effect.

Volkswagen extends production suspension

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Volkswagen has suspended production for a further five working days at its German plants as it responds to the continued fall in car demand.

BiK should be suspended during lockdown, says AFP

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The Government should explore the impact of the lockdown on company car and van Benefit-in-Kind taxation with a view to suspending BiK during the crisis.

Legal tread depths still apply despite MOT suspension, drivers warned

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The law covering the minimum legal tread depth for tyres is still in force despite vehicle owners being given exemption on MOTs.

Rural fuel stations under threat from coronavirus lockdown

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Many fuel stations, particularly in rural areas, will have to close over the coming weeks as sales dry up.

Fleet Source meets online Driver CPC demand with new TV studio-based training

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Fleet Source has deployed an interactive TV-based training solution across its Driver CPC classroom course offering to help its customers maintain training.

Rivus maintains service levels to keep fleets moving

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Rivus Fleet Solutions is maintaining its usual levels of service as it works to keep both new and existing customers on the road during the pandemic.

Funds break through £100k mark for NHS ‘Donate a ride campaign’

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A fantastic public response to Addison Lee’s Donate a Ride’ has seen funds break through the £100k mark in just over 12 hours.

AA support to keep frontline ambulance crews moving

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The AA is providing essential support to help the London Ambulance Service keep its clinicians on the road; part of a range of actions it’s taking … Read More »

‘Explosion’ in fleet safety checks sees FleetCheck app pass new milestone

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FleetCheck’s Vehicle Inspection App has accelerated past the three million milestone in the last week, driven by an “explosion in checks”.

Jaguar Land Rover provides 160-strong global fleet to support coronavirus response

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Jaguar Land Rover is playing its role in supporting the fight against coronavirus, providing more than 160 vehicles to emergency response organisations.

2020 Paris Motor Show cancelled

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The Paris Motor Show has become the latest major event to be cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, following in the footsteps of the … Read More »

Carmakers rise to the challenge of producing respirators

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Carmakers across the globe have outlined how they’re putting their production capabilities to use with producing respirators and ventilators in response to urgent medical needs.

Covid-19 could increase pollution long term, expert warns

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Air pollution around the world is reducing due to Covid-19’s impact on the global economy, but the eventual recovery could leave our environment worse off and … Read More »

MG extends roadside assistance free of charge

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MG is working to keep customers mobile during the coronavirus pandemic by offering a free-of-charge extension to all qualifying MG Roadside Assistance packages.

Free online training course to help fleets manage business drivers and volunteers

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DriveTech is offering a free online course to help fleet operators manage risk, especially where ‘other than normal business drivers’ are being called into essential action.

New motorways services at Leeds bring vital facilities for key workers

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Extra MSA has opened a ‘next-generation’ £64m motorway service area (MSA) at Junction 45 of the M1 to provide vital facilities for key workers, emergency services … Read More »