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Europa outsources fleet management to Fleet Alliance

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The company operates a fleet of around 240 commercial vehicles and 110 cars throughout the UK and first appointed Fleet Alliance two years ago to source all new vehicles using its competitive tendering to … Read More »

Fleets urged to adopt "repair first" culture for windscreens

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The call comes from independent fleet management specialist Venson Automotive Solutions, which says that many companies still choose replacement as the automatic option despite the fact that the cost of repair is on average … Read More »

ATS Euromaster rolls-out TyreCheck tool

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After a successful pilot that began in March 2013, ATS Euromaster’s team of 40 fleet inspectors have started to use the tool, manufactured by TyreCheck, this month. The team inspects more than 340 commercial … Read More »

NAMA LCV Commercial Vehicle report – April 2013

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The report shows that during April the average values of used LCV’s at auction rose from £4,293 to £4,497, equivalent to a 5% increase between March and April. With conversion rates staying at 80% … Read More »

New Renault Kangoo offers extra fleet-friendly features

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The latest Kangoo range features a new front-end in line with the brand’s new styling as well as a number of design changes to distinguish between the passenger car, van and Z.E. versions. These … Read More »

Apex Lifts saves times and money with vehicle tracking

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A leading lift company in the London region, Apex operates a mixed car and van fleet of 66 vehicles and originally introduced the Quartix technology in 2007 as part of a move to improve … Read More »

FTA publishes European Road Transport Guide 2013

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This year’s guide includes updated country sections with amended information on public holidays, weekend lorry bans, toll prices and other facts for fleet operators in both the own account and hire and reward sectors. … Read More »

Garages show green credentials with "Responsible Retailer" initiative

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The programme has been designed specifically for retailers to manage their used tyre disposal in line with industry best practice guidelines and help promote these green credentials to motorists. The initiative is being supported … Read More »

Network Rail signals it's "green" ethos with Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cells

4 years ago / 0 comments

The eight-seat Vito E-CELL Traveliners are driven by the concierge team, who make dozens of journeys each day from Westwood, on the outskirts of Coventry, to the Tile Hill railway station less than a … Read More »

“London 2012 effect” could increase road safety and benefit the environment

4 years ago / 0 comments

That’s the finding of a major new in-depth analysis of the performance of the logistics sector during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Undertaken by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) … Read More »

Severn Trent Water upgrades fleet tracking contract with Ctrack

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The new deal sees the company implement Ctrack Online with Driver ID across approximately 1,700 commercial vehicles with the aim of enhancing health and safety, boosting performance and reducing operating costs. Ctrack Online will be accessible … Read More »

Average used LCV age hits all-time high

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The company’s data shows an average age of 63 months, while average mileage is 2,066 miles short of its February peak of 86,602. April also saw a seasonal spike in de-fleet volumes, which is … Read More »

Citroen adds to Stop & Start range with Relay models

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Relay 30 L1H1 e-HDi 130 and Relay 35 L3H2 e-HDi 130 Stop & Start 6-speed manual vans go on sale following their CV Show debut last month and join the company’s existing Nemo … Read More »

Palmer & Harvey expands fleet with 50 new Isuzu trucks

4 years ago / 0 comments

Launched under the “P&H Direct” banner, the new operation sees the company move into the service of retail food outlets such as cafes, snack bars, garden centres, sandwich shops and pubs. The trucks were … Read More »

Northgate rental deal provides added flexibility for Leven Energy Services

4 years ago / 0 comments

Under the deal, Leven can access flexible rental of up to 18 vehicles at any one time to suit its requirements. The deal provides Leven with full control over the hire periods across different … Read More »

Drivers to face harsher penalties for using a mobile phone behind wheel

4 years ago / 0 comments

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Patrick McLoughlin indicated that fines for a variety of offences would rise by 50%, from £60 to £90 although the number of penalty points given to … Read More »

Fleet drivers warned of sat nav security risk

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The warning comes from TRACKER, which says that criminals are targeting long-term car parks, knowing that it could be hours before a driver misses their stolen car. Thieves then use the sat nav or … Read More »

VOSA warns van operators of increased enforcement activity

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The warning comes from Gordon Macdonald, head of enforcement policy at VOSA, during his keynote speech at the inaugural Van Excellence Conference held by the Freight Transport Association. Within his address at the Sheffield-based … Read More »

Isotrak brews up 25% savings for Ringtons

4 years ago / 0 comments

With in-cab terminals, bonnet switches and panic buttons fitted to a quarter of its fleet, Ringtons will monitor improvements in driver behaviour, safety and vehicle maintenance checks. Because Ringtons’ drivers are lone mobile workers, … Read More »

Technology Strategy Board chairman to open Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Event

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The event, which takes place on 4-5 September at the Millbrook Proving Ground, will also see the Technology Strategy Board, the UK's innovation agency, participate in the exhibition and host seminar workshops over the … Read More »