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Category : Features

RAC Insurance issues best practice business tips for commercial fleet managers

4 years ago / 0 comments

From a transport company perspective, key legislative changes and issues over the next 12 months include the introduction of Euro 6 engines, the arrival of the French Ecotax system and the impact of the … Read More »

Video reduces risk

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In-vehicle camera recorders are one of the tools that fleet managers have at their disposal to help improve driver behaviour and with it, reduce injury and damage, as well as fuel consumption. Cameras can … Read More »

Sprinter heads for silver

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‘We have a strategy to grow our volume, both new and used. We want to be number two by 2016, so we are aspiring to substantially increase our van sales,’ says Lawson. Mercedes will … Read More »

AutoGlass Eco-Drive

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Eco-Drive is AutoGlass’s internal project to reduce the cost and carbon footprint of its 1,000-vehicle fleet. With 90% of the company’s business now mobile, it trialled numerous telematics-based solutions before deciding the Lightfoot driver-monitoring … Read More »

Are you approved?

4 years ago / 0 comments

As many fleet managers will know, some 25% of new 3,500kg gross vehicle weight (GVW) light CVs are not panel vans but conversions, involving a separate body built on a chassis cab, double cab … Read More »

Renault reviews truck range

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No truck manufacturer has ever renewed its entire range at one stroke – until now. Renault Trucks has been able to call on its incorporation in the Volvo Truck Group and the company’s existing … Read More »

Building bridges, removing barriers

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From its head office in Loughborough, the UK’s first centre of excellence for low carbon vehicle technologies, better known as Cenex, has been an ever-present organisation in the first steps of the move towards … Read More »

No train, no gain…

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Despite the best efforts of manufacturers to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, fuel continues to represent around 20% of the overall cost of ownership of a van. Finding a way to reduce the … Read More »

The eyes don’t have it

4 years ago / 0 comments

During the past 12 months we have seen one in three drivers fail the basic test of being able to read a number plate at 20 metres. I would not have believed these figures … Read More »

Back into contract hire…

4 years ago / 0 comments

Following the economic downturn in 2008, a number of van fleets looked for more flexibility in their operations than that provided by the contractual obligations of contract hire. That in turn may have encouraged … Read More »

Rentals on the rise?

4 years ago / 0 comments

It is still difficult to gain a clear picture of the state of the European economy. Recently, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) cut its economic growth forecasts for the area as … Read More »

New racking at CV Show

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Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Citan, and coming soon, the new Mercedes Sprinter – just some of the van models that will be launched in the next year. Van manufacturers try to minimise changes to … Read More »

30 years' young – White Clarke Automotive Solution celebrates RentMan anniversary

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Take us back to the beginning. Thirty years ago, nothing like RentMan existed. Can you sum up how you identified the market need and opportunity, brought it to life, and have kept it on … Read More »

Alternative cooling solutions

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As we move increasingly towards low emission vehicle use, particularly in an urban delivery environment, alternative methods of powering fridge and freezer compartments incorporated in vans will need to be found. Simply running the … Read More »

Contract hire still favourite for many fleets

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The market for light CVs below 3,500kg gross vehicle weight (GVW) was a tough one in 2012, finishing the year down 7.9% compared with 2011 at 239,641 registrations. Yet more contraction in the economy, … Read More »

CV Show Preview

5 years ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz Atego breaks cover Mercedes-Benz will use the CV Show to give the new Atego light truck its global launch. Spanning 6.5 tonnes GVW to 16.0 tonnes GVW, the latest Atego will come with … Read More »