Alex Grant

... he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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    New Volkswagen Crafter breaks cover

    Replacing the model introduced in 2006, which was produced alongside the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, the latest Crafter will be built at a bespoke 540-acre plant in Wrzesnia, Poland, set to employ 3,000 people once it reaches full capacity. Volkswagen said its newcomer was aimed at offering low total cost of ownership, and engineered to meet […]

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    Road Test: Volkswagen Crafter

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is keen to boost its sales in the increasingly competitive conversion market, with a growing array of pre-bodied Engineered To Go models available, along with the more specialised Engineered For You conversion scheme.  The firm also launched a converter recognition programme at this year’s CV Show, providing customers with more of […]

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    First Drive: Volkswagen Amarok

    SECTOR Pick-up  POWER 163/224hp  LOAD AREA 2.52m2  CO2 199g/km Having turned the pick-up market upside down by offering the original Amarok pick-up with a range of 2.0-litre engines, when all major competitors had 2.5 and 3.0-litre motors, Volkswagen is going against the norm again and upsizing for the updated truck. While Nissan has downsized to 2.3-litre […]

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    New integrated 3G vehicle camera and claims handling service launched

    The fleet solution will use immediate access to video evidence to minimise fraud, third-party overheads and liability disputes for vehicle operators across the UK. The IT1000 3G vehicle camera will transmit high definition video and supporting data about a collision to a secure online portal within seconds. Sopp+Sopp will then proactively monitor these alerts […]

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    Euro 6 and the future of the fleet industry

    The last few months have seen some hesitation from the UK’s commercial vehicle industry to discuss EU regulations, particularly when it concerns one of the most seismic shifts to hit the sector in years. For the commercial vehicle sector, the radio silence surrounding incoming Euro 6 legislation could see a number of operators left […]

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    Chevin highlights software enhancements at Silverstone Fleet Show 2016

    The Show will take place on 11 May 2016 at Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire. During the event, Chevin will be available to demonstrate software such as its new ‘Dispatch Fitter’ tool, which is designed to help fleets allocate jobs remotely to field-based personnel. Other products demonstrated by the company will include its updated driver licence checking software which facilitates DVLA […]

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    Talking Sense: A review of the expert seminars at VAN Fleet World Live

    Safety & security Superintendent Paul Keasey, head of the National Roads Policing Intelligence Forum Health and safety should always be a priority for fleet managers, but security must also be a major consideration. That is the opinion of Superintendent Paul Keasey, head of the National Roads Policing Intelligence Forum. “Be aware that your vehicle and […]

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    Understanding the pitfalls of van insurance

    More than 45 million people hold a driving licence here in the UK, so it’s safe to say that being on the road has become part of our everyday life. It’s quite worrying to hear then, that as many as one in three UK motorists don’t understand their insurance policy, despite the fact that this […]

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    What I’ve learnt

    The value of keeping it personal In the business world, it is vital to ensure the tone you are using is relevant for the person you’re engaging with. Key to this is making sure you come across as authentic in your interactions, whilst recognising that other people have priorities that are different to yours. In […]

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