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Category : Features

Four by Ford

3 years ago / 0 comments

Practicality Transit Courier offers a load volume of up to 2.3m3, and a load length of 1.62m with the standard full-height bulkhead in place. An optional folding mesh bulkhead, with fold and dive passenger … Read More »

Market converted

3 years ago / 0 comments

There are very few fleets that simply take a standard van from a dealer without some form of conversion or tailoring of the vehicle to meet the needs of their operation. Indeed it’s probably … Read More »

Mercedes updates mid-weight

3 years ago / 0 comments

Drivetrain The front drive Vito will use a 1.6-litre diesel delivering 88hp and 114hp, while rear drive models will use the proven 2.2-litre diesel rated at 136hp, 163hp and, in 119 BlueTec form, a … Read More »

AIA changes offer tax savings

3 years ago / 0 comments

The March 2014 Budget announced a temporary increase in Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) from £250,000 to £500,000, though it is scheduled to revert back to £250,000 on 1 January 2016. The enhanced AIA of … Read More »

Q&A: CD Auction Group on its new defleet programme

3 years ago / 0 comments

How does it work? ‘Under the Fleet Crystallisation programme, CD Auction Group will offer to pay the vendor an agreed value for any vehicle within 56 hours of it arriving on site. CD Auction … Read More »

Gaining greater fleet efficiency

3 years ago / 0 comments

Fleetmatics Fleetmatics Group has released a new software-as-service (SaaS) platform designed specifically for mobile workforces. The products that fall under the platform, including Fleetmatics REVEAL, are designed to offer a complete solution for service … Read More »

CV Show Preview

3 years ago / 0 comments

Citroën and Fiat show big van updates We’ll have an opportunity to see revised Citroën Relay and Fiat Ducato vans. As yet little is known about these two, though Citroën is promising that two … Read More »

The benefits of a business intelligence refresh

3 years ago / 0 comments

Struggling with a system that was over 10 years old and no longer able to meet the information demands of its users, Northgate hired IMGROUP to implement a new, modern system to better manage client … Read More »

YOU pay for insurance fraud!

3 years ago / 0 comments

Since the new FCA regulatory body populated last year – it did so with the vision of placing customer care at the forefront of its policies. During the Authority's commercial claims investigations over the next … Read More »

A clear case for telematics

4 years ago / 0 comments

Although vehicle telematics has been around in one shape or form since the 1990s, it’s only now appearing on the radar for many fleets – particularly car operators – as the abilities of telematics … Read More »

LCV Expectations

4 years ago / 0 comments

VAN Fleet World's inaugural LCV Round Table asked a panel of experts from van manufacturing, rental, telematic suppliers, auctions and residual value specialists, what they think the future could add to that list. Dan … Read More »

Budget 2014: Fuel benefit & van benefit charges to increase in line with inflation

4 years ago / 0 comments

The move will mean added pressure for fleets and fleet drivers to switch away from free private fuel. Meanwhile the Chancellor also announced that the main Van Benefit Charge (VBC) rate will increase in … Read More »

Finance booms

4 years ago / 0 comments

With a booming van market in the UK, it comes as little surprise that manufacturer-backed finance has also been experiencing healthy demand. When the high-street banks and other lending institutions moved rapidly away from … Read More »

The business climate in 2014…

4 years ago / 0 comments

‘There are clear signs that economic recovery is taking place in a number of business sectors, but at the same time employers remain fully focused on cost reduction. That will continue to have a … Read More »

Smarter data

4 years ago / 0 comments

What is it? Smart Witness is one of a growing number of dashboard cameras on the market, popular not only with fleets but increasingly with private drivers too. The device records court-admissible video footage … Read More »

Big data, big potential

4 years ago / 0 comments

Over the last 10 years, firms have become overwhelmed by the relentless flow of information from multiple sources, in various formats and through an array of tools. Data comes from GPS and vehicle-tracking systems, … Read More »

Commercial Vehicle Forum 2013

4 years ago / 0 comments

On 22 October, industry experts and representatives from some of the largest companies in the UK road transport sector took their seats in the British Museum lecture theatre for the Commercial Vehicle Forum 2013. … Read More »

Risky business

4 years ago / 0 comments

‘Risk management is about drawing in data and then making use of that data,’ says Shaun Rowley, senior product marketing manager at BT Fleet. ‘A lot of companies gather data, but they don’t do … Read More »

How to make a fast-fit faster

4 years ago / 0 comments

In much the same way that Formula One teams have refined the art of the quick pit-stop to give them on-track advantage, so the fast-fit industry itself is investing millions of pounds in making … Read More »

Trained drivers = fewer accidents

4 years ago / 0 comments

Road fatalities are comparatively rare in the Republic of Ireland yet some of the country's drivers appear to be determined to make the situation worse, if the results of a recent survey carried out … Read More »