Natalie Middleton

... As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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    Steve Carroll appointed head of transport at Cenex

    A specialist in fleet management and renewable energies, Carroll comes from a background in automotive engineering and renewable energies.  During his seven years at Cenex, he has played a critical role in some of the organisation’s largest vehicle demonstration and deployment projects. As study lead for the UK Department of Transport’s Low Carbon Truck […]

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    Average fleet & lease van values at record level

    Latest Commercial Pulse data for the fleet and lease LCV sector shows values increased by £306 (4.4%) to £7,190 in October. Retained value against MRP (Manufacturer Recommended Price) improved by 1.5 percentage points to 36.63%. Year-on-year, values were up by a significant £763 (11.8%), with both average age and mileage continuing to decline compared to […]

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    Reflex Vans becomes first rental business to scoop Van Excellence operator accreditation

    The Van Excellence scheme, launched in 2010, looks to raise compliance levels across the sector by setting high standards and sharing best practice.  Mark Cartwright, FTA’s head of vans, said: “We’re delighted to award Van Excellence operator accreditation to Reflex, the first van rental business to achieve this standard. Reflex’s policy of speed limiting its […]

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    FTA expands Member Advice Centre team with new advisors

    The free telephone service for FTA members provides access to a team of transport advisors, offering expert advice and answers to legal and operational questions on any compliance issues, from drivers' hours and working time through to vehicle maintenance standards and current legislation. The team provides immediate answers to most questions, as well as briefings on legislative and […]

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    Latest Isuzu aids Skinner's Brewery with coastal deliveries

    The latest model is an Isuzu N65.150 manual 4×2 rigid truck, which is being used for the distribution of the company’s beer products to the Cornish coastal towns of Looe and Polperro.  To cope with the narrow road access in places, Skinner’s Brewery has opted for a narrow dray body to be fitted the Isuzu […]

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    Sentinel updates reversing systems

    Installed at the rear of the vehicle, the new radar systems are linked to an in-cab audio warning device, which alarms when an obstruction is detected within a predetermined distance, giving the driver notice to take caution. In addition to this, the radars can be enhanced with an auto-braking function, which automatically triggers the […]

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    Selsia strengthens internal operations

    Dickson will work closely with Selsia’s fleet clients and approved repairers where duties will include progress chasing deployed repairs, ensuring total visibility of repair status on Selsia’s online repair management portal as well as special projects carried out on behalf of Selsia’s fleet clients. The firm added that Dickson’s appointment will ensure “that Selsia’s […]

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