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Natalie Middleton

Flogas renews three-year deal with Fraikin

4 years ago / 0 comments

The contract covers the management, maintenance provision and fleet administration of most of the fleet deployed by Flogas, which varies seasonally between 250 and 400 vehicles, except for the larger bulk trailers and the … Read More »

Claudio Zanframundo appointed new MD of Iveco UK

4 years ago / 0 comments

Zanframundo brings more than 12 years’ experience working within the Fiat Group, having held roles within Case New Holland, Fiat Auto, Iveco and Iveco Capital. He takes the new role after more than two … Read More »

Geoffrey Bray to retire from ARI Fleet UK

4 years ago / 0 comments

Bray, who as chairman saw the fleet grow to 55,000 cars, vans and HGVs, said: ‘Developing the business gave me enormous pleasure and excitement, but there comes a time when succession moves to the … Read More »

Cost preventing fleets from going green, says Nexus

4 years ago / 0 comments

That’s the finding of Nexus Vehicle Rental in a survey spanning more than 600 business drivers. The survey asked: “Are environmental vehicle policies important to your business?”, with just over 40% replying that cost savings … Read More »

Government gets tough on most serious drink-drive offenders

4 years ago / 0 comments

Meanwhile those drink-drivers who obstruct the police by refusing to allow their blood samples to be analysed will now be treated the same as other high-risk offenders. Under the current rules, all high-risk offenders … Read More »

Brake targets fleets with blind spot safety seminar

4 years ago / 0 comments

The road safety charity highlights that more than one in 10 (13%) cyclist collisions involve commercial vehicles such as trucks, vans, coaches and buses, and these crashes can have a devastating impact on both … Read More »

Northgate opens new depot as part of 2013 plans for expansion

4 years ago / 0 comments

Formerly a Northgate Vehicle Sales outlet, the depot on Red Doles Lane is being redeveloped to introduce the company’s flexible vehicle hire solutions to the area in a move to meet the demand for … Read More »

New Mercedes Sprinter to offer fleets economical running & Euro 6 compliancy

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new Sprinter is the world’s first van to meet the future Euro 6 emissions standard in all of its engine variants. Euro 6 drastically reduces the emission limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx), total … Read More »

Business mistakes cost £2,340 on average per year, finds VW report

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Volkswagen Caddy “However Big Your Ambition” report has been commissioned to understand the common mistakes business owners regularly make, and to help prevent bosses from continuing to make costly blunders. The research finds … Read More »

Manheim confirms ALD boss appointment

4 years ago / 0 comments

The move, as announced by ALD Automotive last week, will see Fletcher will take responsibility for strategic business planning, product and services strategy, digital development and new business acquisitions. Although primarily UK-focused, his role … Read More »

BVRLA wins Congestion Charge concession

4 years ago / 0 comments

From 1 July 2013, Transport for London is introducing a new 100% Ultra Low Emission Discount (ULED) for the London Congestion Charge, with a stricter emissions threshold of 75g/km of CO2 or lower. Although … Read More »

Environment Agency cuts van fleet carbon footprint with Citroen Berlingos

4 years ago / 0 comments

The HDi 90 manual L1 850 Enterprise vans are being allocated to staff involved in flood defence and maintenance work, as well as to EA specialists carrying out environmental management monitoring. The agency will … Read More »

Cenex extends Plugged-in Midlands scheme

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new scheme will complement the original Plugged-in Midlands (PiM) scheme, which offered grant funding towards the capital costs associated with vehicle charging infrastructure, and which ran until the end of March. The latest … Read More »

EU commercial vehicle registrations slump 11% in Q1

4 years ago / 0 comments

The figures, published by the ACEA, show that the Q1 downturn was seen across all segments. In total, 401,838 new vehicle registrations were recorded. All major markets posted a drop, with the exception of … Read More »

TfL introduces tough new rules for Congestion Charge exemption

4 years ago / 0 comments

The move sees the introduction of the new Ultra Low Emission Discount (ULED) scheme to replace the previous Greener Vehicle Discount (GVD) and the Electric Vehicle Discount, although anyone registered for the latter will … Read More »

Aughton Automation cuts costs on van fleets with Northgate deal

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new partnership sees Northgate provide Aughton Automation with a flexible fleet solution, which includes up to 40 rental vehicles in addition to fleet services such as maintenance and repair, a direct driver line … Read More »

Mercedes Citan gets three stars in latest Euro NCAP safety tests

4 years ago / 0 comments

The recently launched van/MPV scored a three-star rating, with a 74% rating for adult safety, 69% for child safety, 56% for pedestrian safety and 33% for safety assist. Euro NCAP commented: ‘The new Mercedes-Benz … Read More »

Fleet Driver of the Year 2013 crowned at the Fleet World Fleet Show

4 years ago / 0 comments

Second place went to Martin Candish from the Freight Transport Association, and David Mills from Amec secured third place. The Fleet Driver of the Year is a new and unique driving competition that puts … Read More »

J Sainsbury signs repeat deal with Fraikin

4 years ago / 0 comments

The new contract in the south east takes Fraikin’s responsibility to over 600 vehicles nationwide with the leading superstore, which operates a total of 1500 vehicles across the UK. The deal follows a contract … Read More »

Goodyear Dunlop rolls out Ctrack tracking to drive efficiencies

4 years ago / 0 comments

Using the Ctrack system will allow TruckForce to access a wide range of real-time and historical data to ensure that the its fleet is achieving optimum levels of performance. By monitoring driving behaviour such as … Read More »