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Today in Fleet – Thursday 20 April

All the key news in fleet…

Vincent Tourette - managing director, Groupe Renault UK (2)

Vincent Tourette – managing director, Groupe Renault UK

Groupe Renault UK appoints new managing director

Groupe Renault UK has appointed Vincent Tourette as managing director, effective immediately.

Tourette replaces Paul Flanagan, who moves onto a new role within the group to be announced shortly, and has worked for the Renault-Nissan Alliance for 23 years.  Most recently, he was with Nissan, based in Tokyo, as vice-president, sales and marketing, with global responsibility for their LCV range.

CBI report on 'Shaping Regional Infrastructure'

Infrastructure should play a role in delivering £175 billion for England in higher productivity gains, finds the CBI report.

Improving infrastructure critical to driving productivity, finds CBI

Improving the UK’s regional infrastructure, including roads, could add £175bn to England’s economy over the next decade, according to a new CBI report.

The analysis showed infrastructure’s crucial role in connecting businesses to supply chains and a greater talent pool. It adds that this is particularly important for the North of England, where better transport links could provide access to a population of up to 16 million – the same number that is within an hour of London today.

Driver behind wheel

The Brake report focuses on the impact of poor health, including stress and fatigue, on an employee’s ability to drive.

Brake guidance on assessing fitness to drive

Brake has published a new report to help fleets ensure their drivers are fit for the road.

Published in collaboration with Teletrac Navman, the report includes practical advice in the form of a fleet audit document.

The resource is available free of charge to all Brake Professional members through www.brakepro.org. Non-members can order the resources from the Brake shop, or join Brake Professional for £50 + VAT per year online, to access these and other resources.

Mark Hammond, managing director of TCH

Mark Hammond, managing director of TCH

Home improvement company outsources to TCH

Thistle Windows and Conservatories Ltd has appointed TCH Leasing to manage its fleet of cars following a tender process.

TCH Leasing was chosen after providing the best value for money solution which delivered on all of Thistle’s fleet management requirements including minimising vehicle downtime, consolidating costs, and reducing the internal administrative burden of managing the fleet.

Man driving car

Over 55s are the most accurate driving decision-makers while 17-24 year-old drivers are the second quickest, yet the least accurate.

Older drivers most accurate for decision making

New research from insurance provider Rias indicates that older people tend to make the most accurate decision-making drivers.

The research of over 2,000 drivers found that 45-54 year-olds balance both speed and accuracy in their driving decisions while the over 55s are most likely to change their driving behaviour following an accident. In contrast, 17-24 year-old drivers are the second quickest, yet the least accurate. For more results, click here.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.