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How much does it cost to charge an electric car?
Release Date: 19-03-2019

  The below table is based on an average electricity price of 14p per kWh. Please note that tariffs during the night are often cheaper than those during the day, and as such it is advisable t...
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Ford Transit Custom PHEV Revealed
Release Date: 22-09-2018

  The new Ford Transit Custom will be getting a PHEV variant in 2019, offering managers a new model to add to their fleet. After the success of the Transit’s redesign in 2018, Ford w...
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The Difference Between Good and Bad Drivers, And How To Promote Good Driving
Release Date: 26-07-2018

  The Difference Between Good and Bad Drivers, And How To Promote Good Driving. For fleet managers, one of the biggest, overriding concerns of the job is trying to push good driving habits...
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The top 5 vehicles to lease between £150 - £250
Release Date: 19-07-2018

  Have a budget in mind? Need help narrowing it down to the best vehicles your money can get? We've dwindled the list down to what we think are the top 5 vehicles to lease for a monthly renta...
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The Effects Of Incorrectly Using AdBlue On Your Car
Release Date: 26-06-2018

  In a recent study put forward by AA, it has been found that driver error is behind the majority of 23,000-plus breakdowns linked to AdBlue last year. This large number is almost twice the a...
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The Fleet World Honours 2018
Release Date: 15-02-2018

  Fleet World held their honours for 2018 this month, naming the best when it comes to the motoring industry. In London on the Pall Mall, the 2018 Fleet World Honours were held at the Roya...
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The 2018 Nissan Leaf
Release Date: 06-02-2018

  Nissan have undergone production on their new Nissan LEAF, which promises a larger range than the previous model along with a total re-design. The LEAF is Nissan’s leading electric...
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The New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Release Date: 04-02-2018

  The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been the van of choice for many since it came on sale, and most courier companies wouldn’t disagree with this statement. However, in an ever-competitive...
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Fleet Car of the Year
Release Date: 12-12-2017

A new Fleet Car of the year has been announced for 2017. With 4 different body styles available, an efficient and powerful engine, this year’s number one is deserving of the award. At the ...
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The latest tax changes
Release Date: 16-08-2017

  According to the latest research by Arval, most small-to-medium businesses were unaware of the new company car tax changes. The 2017 Corporate Vehicle Observatory Barometer surveyed 3,84...
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The new Volkswagen Arteon
Release Date: 14-08-2017

  The new Volkswagen Arteon is open to order this month, hoping to take on the likes of its rival saloons from BMW and Audi. The standard specification of the Arteon (the Elegance model) i...
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The Geneva Motor Show - the only way is the hybrid way
Release Date: 09-03-2017

At the Geneva Motor Show Kia unveiled not only one, but two, plug-in hybrid models: the all-new Niro PHEV and Optima Sportswagon PHEV. Both are planned to go on sale in Q3 2017 and are expected to ...
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Fleet World Honours 2017
Release Date: 06-03-2017

The prestigious Fleet World Honours returned this year and once again honoured vehicles that were best in their class. Sponsored by BT Fleet, this year’s event took place on Tuesday February ...
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The All-New BMW 4 Series Range
Release Date: 30-01-2017

2017 represents new beginnings for BMW and in particular for their 4 Series range. The Coupé, Convertible and Gran Coupé are being refined with several upgrades to its styling, cabin ...
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The Workplace Charging Scheme
Release Date: 14-11-2016

The Workplace Charging Scheme Further information released… In an announcement recently made by the transport minister, John Hayes, it was stated that a grant of £7.5 million would b...
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Seat get involved in a whole new ball game...
Release Date: 08-11-2016

Seat get involved in a whole new ball game Seat Ateca Review Seat has launched it’s first-ever SUV, the Seat Ateca, and we welcome aboard the Spanish company whilst congratulating them on a...
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Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.  Each year there is at least 70 fatal accidents on British roads, where ‘distraction in vehi...
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Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers. Each year there is at least 70 fatal accidents on British roads, where ‘distraction in vehicles’ a...
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Government launches three consultations on tax policy affecting fleets
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Government launches three consultations on tax policy affecting fleets The government has issued consultations on three key areas of tax policy affecting the fleet sector: 1.  ...
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Budget 2016: The Impact on the Motoring Industry
Release Date: 06-04-2016

The new budget has finally been announced so we have put together all the key points and how it will affect fleets and the motoring industry... Fuel Duty Despite there being a pencilled-in rise ...
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Fleets lead the way for electric vehicles
Release Date: 29-10-2015

Thursday 22nd October saw Transport Minister Andrew Jones hail the significance  of UK vehicle fleets at the Future of Business Mobility business summit held in London. The summit saw company...
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Smoking ban in cars with children
Release Date: 02-10-2015

As of today, drivers of vehicles where a child is present are now banned from smoking by law across England and Wales. This law is coming in to force in an attempt to reduce passive smoking- as the...
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Introducing new Alternative Route Team members
Release Date: 17-04-2015

As part of our expansion, we have been taking on lots of new members of staff for a variety of exciting roles throughout the company.  Left to right: Euan, Fred, Jack, Anouska, Mark and Pet...
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Alternative Route Finance Staff Charity Boxing
Release Date: 27-03-2015

On the 21st of May, Aaron Mouland, one of our talented fleet consultants took part in an event which left him bloody and bruised but ultimately victorious. Aaron took part in the Ultra White Colla...
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Budget 2015: Company Car Tax and Duty Freeze
Release Date: 27-03-2015

Company car drivers will face a three percentage point year-on-year hike in their company car tax from 2019/20. However, the Government has indicated that the rates for ultra-low emission vehicles...
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Alternative Route Finance at Fleet Show 2015
Release Date: 27-03-2015

Alternative Route is exhibiting at the FleetShow 2015 this year at the iconic Silverstone Circuit. The event takes place on Tuesday 12th May, with many exhibitors from all over the fleet industry &...
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UK to become leader of driverless cars
Release Date: 26-02-2015

Will the UK become the leading counry in the pursuit for autonomous cars? The UK has long been the leader of certain prestigious vehicles such as the Rolls Royce, McLaren, Austin Healey and the As...
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A debate into Speed Cameras
Release Date: 09-02-2015

  Are speed cameras really beneficial to cutting road accidents? We investigate to find out more. Speed cameras have long since been the subject of debate; from boardrooms to front rooms, th...
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A study into the UKs greenest councils
Release Date: 12-12-2014

Living in a green city is something which is becoming increasingly more important to people. This shows, with Caroline Lucas running the countries first green administration in Brighton. The UK has...
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Fleets could save costs by replacing vans
Release Date: 11-06-2014

 If you currently run a fleet of light commercial vehicles, the newest generation of vans have revealed such a significant step forward, you should consider replacing your vehicles earlier. Ac...
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Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI Bluetec Sport Auto
Release Date: 11-06-2014

When it comes to quality and performance, the jump between Mercedes-Benz C-Class to E-Class has always seemed greater than the likes of BMW’s 3-series to 5-series and Audi’s A4 to A6. I...
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Mini Hatchback opens its doors to fleets
Release Date: 09-06-2014

 Anyone who is anyone will recognise Minis by their typical 2-door stance, however, they are now adding another pair of doors to their erstwhile hatchback, signalling that the BMW-era Mini is ...
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Fleets at risk if they use Windows XP
Release Date: 19-05-2014

It has been revealed that fleets who are still using the Windows XP operating system may be compromising their online security.  This comes from Fleet Management Software Company Chevin. Micr...
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Intervention can reduce insurance claims by up to 60%
Release Date: 19-05-2014

Insurance claims can be very costly. However if intervention instantly follows a driving incident, claims can be reduced by as much as 60%. This statistic comes from Ben Burford, the Managing Dir...
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Fleets support tougher penalties for disqualified drivers
Release Date: 19-05-2014

A recent law has been proposed that speaks of how disqualified drivers who cause death or serious injuries should receive tougher prison sentences. And it seems this law would be widely supported b...
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Brake offers advice to help drivers remain safe
Release Date: 16-05-2014

At-work drivers are a high risk group on our roads, and this is why Brake is calling for all businesses to make sure their vehicles are safe to be on the road and avoid any unnecessary crashes. T...
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Company Car drivers more careless
Release Date: 14-05-2014

When it comes to the difference between drivers of company vehicles, and those driving their own vehicles, it has emerged that those using company vehicles are 25% more likely to have a minor accid...
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Catalytic converter thefts on the rise
Release Date: 12-05-2014

When it comes to car thefts, there are a rising number of cases of catalytic converters being taken, something which is taking a considerable toll on UK businesses. This theft is largely due to t...
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Ctrack releases new fuel reader device
Release Date: 12-05-2014

Fuel prices can be a huge drain on resources for fleets, and companies are always looking for ways to cut expenses. Now, thanks to telematics solutions company Ctrack, car and van fleet operators c...
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UK holds highest petrol prices
Release Date: 07-05-2014

The UK is continuing to struggle to pull out of the recession, and one factor not helping our wallets is the fact we hold the highest petrol pump prices of any major world economy. This hits busine...
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Global NCAP recommends 5-star vehicles
Release Date: 06-05-2014

Global NCAP has recommended that organisations operating vehicle fleets only buy 'five-star' cars; a statement that comes from new guidelines they have published.  These guidelines advise fle...
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Fleets ranked for MOT pass rate
Release Date: 06-05-2014

When it comes to choosing a best-selling car, you would not envisage a failed MOT being part of the deal; however it seems that some of the best-selling cars in fleets today have a one in four chan...
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Vehicle emissions continue to fall
Release Date: 02-05-2014

2013 figures which have been released by the European Environment Agency show that the average passenger car fleet emissions were 127g CO2/km compared to 186g CO2/km in 1996- a 31.7% decrease. ...
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What are the pros and cons of Contract Purchase?
Release Date: 28-04-2014

While perhaps not quite as popular as Contract Hire, Contract Purchase is also a finance option preferred particularly by businesses when it comes to acquiring company cars.  This is mainly b...
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DPF problems push petrol
Release Date: 22-04-2014

Diesel cars have been climbing the popularity ranks; however driver ignorance could push petrol back up on the fleet agenda if problems persist with diesel particulate filters (DPFs).  DPFs h...
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Learner drivers not ready for the road
Release Date: 22-04-2014

Learning to drive is a fundamental rite of passage for the majority of youngsters once they hit their 17th birthday. Weeks of lessons lead to the all so nerve-wracking test at the end, however it s...
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Review: Porsche Macan Diesel
Release Date: 16-04-2014

It might disappoint some Porsche enthusiasts who were hoping to see a new 911 or Boxster in the manufacturer’s line-up, but the choice to launch the Macan is a vital one for Porsche. It mea...
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London to introduce ultra low emission zone
Release Date: 11-04-2014

In a major first for the city, Transport for London (TFL) is preparing a consultation on creating the world's first ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) which would incorporate everything from motorcycle...
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Budget penalises low emission vehicles
Release Date: 09-04-2014

Chancellor George Osborne has been accused of discouraging the take-up of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) following recent changes to company car tax rates announced within the budget.  T...
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FTA urges A14 proposals to be examined
Release Date: 08-04-2014

Plans to develop the Cambridge to Huntington stretch of the A14 moved a step closer to happening yesterday, causing the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to say it is time to ‘look seriousl...
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RAC roll out tyre help service
Release Date: 07-04-2014

With 2014 looking to throw over 120,000 'puncture no spare' breakdowns at the RAC, they are launching a new mobile tyre-fitting service across 10 key city and urban centres.  A correlated ris...
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Road safety improvements
Release Date: 07-04-2014

Statistics have revealed that up to a third of all road accidents in the UK involve someone who is at work, resulting in over 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries a week. It is because of this th...
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Innovation reveals how to reduce fleet fuel by 100%
Release Date: 07-04-2014

When the Fleet World Fleet Show launches at Silverstone on April 9th, attendees will learn how to drastically reduce fuel bills by visiting Innovation Professional Services Ltd’s stand at the...
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Image upload feature speeds repair authorisation
Release Date: 04-04-2014

When it comes to improving your fleet, you are always looking for ways to make it better, and now a new document and image upload tool offers great benefits not just for fleet customers, but for re...
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Seat pick Leon Cupra to spearhead 2014 Company Car in Action line up
Release Date: 04-04-2014

Seat have picked the Leon Cupra 280 to lead the line at 2014’s Company Car in Action. The new car will sit alongside the equally fresh Leon ST Estate and Leon SE 1.6 TDI.  The Leon Cupr...
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Hydrogen fuel collaboration leads to popularity increase
Release Date: 04-04-2014

A number of leading car manufacturers such as Hyundai, Honda, BMW, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler, have joined hydrogen fuel supplier and energy consultancies from about the globe....
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New fleet management information systems
Release Date: 02-04-2014

When it comes to new management information systems that fleets are planning to adopt, licence checking and duty of care are heading the list of most important. This data comes from the latest quar...
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Brake produce new guide for small businesses
Release Date: 31-03-2014

Road safety charity Brake has compiled a free comprehensive guide aimed at small businesses with employees who drive for work, to explore how they can improve road safety and cut costs.  This...
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Changes wanted to help learner drivers
Release Date: 31-03-2014

When it comes to learning to drive, you'd think it would be important that the topics to study and the Highway Code learner licence questions were kept with the times; however a survey of Approved ...
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Company Car carbon emissions reduced
Release Date: 25-03-2014

Recent data has been revealed by ALD Automotive which shows how the average carbon emissions of new company cars fell to an all-time low of 120.4g/km in February 2014; a 4.8g/km drop compared to AL...
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Portland fixed fuel card
Release Date: 25-03-2014

Fleets are always trying to find ways to save money, and it is widely known that fuel cards can assist with this. However, specialist oil trading company Portland claims to have a fuel card which w...
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Road Safety Week 2014
Release Date: 25-03-2014

Road Safety Week is nearly on it's second decade and this year road safety charity Brake are urging fleets to take part. The 17th-23rd of November 2014 will see in 2014's week dedicated to road saf...
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Smartwitness new device must-buy for fleets
Release Date: 24-03-2014

SmartWitness, vehicle and CCTV safety systems manufacturers, have unveiled their new and innovative vehicle journey recorder that is more advanced that any others before. They claims that the new K...
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Health & safety legislation decision questioned
Release Date: 24-03-2014

A recent case has come into light which has seen apparent contradiction to expert opinion on how health and safety legislation should be applied.  The employer of a company car driver who was...
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Tracking tools save £1000s for fleets
Release Date: 21-03-2014

Running a fleet is costly, and if you are looking for ways to save cash then we know just what you need; a vehicle tracking system. This simply device can save fleets up to £1000 every year p...
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Fleet Logistics slam rise in company car tax
Release Date: 21-03-2014

The Budget delivered mixed news for fleet operators, according to Fleet Logistics International who deeply regret the 2% tax increase announced by the Government for company cars in 2017/18 and 201...
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Budget sheds light on company car tax rates
Release Date: 20-03-2014

Chancellor George Osborne has revealed new details on company car tax rates for Budget 2014, as well as plans for simplifying employee expenses and benefits.   The Government responded to the...
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Ctrack Driver ID enhanced for fleets
Release Date: 19-03-2014

Ctrack, the intelligent vehicle solutions company has enhanced its already popular Driver ID solution. This innovative invention determines exactly which driver is operating a vehicle and now will ...
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Fleets need to check drivers
Release Date: 18-03-2014

Every driver knows that before you even start driving you need a licence, yet surprising figures have revealed that more than five in every thousand company car, van and truck drivers do not hold a...
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Cut costs with regular maintenance checks
Release Date: 13-03-2014

New research is suggesting that fleet owners could be doing lots more to reduce the need for emergency repairs and maintenance, despite their existing focus on managing costs. Autoglass sur...
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Fleets hit with £2.5 million in flood damage
Release Date: 11-03-2014

Fleet owners are holding their heads in their hands after the recent floods caused the damage of hundreds of vehicles. Fleet vehicles have seen flood-related claims shoot up by 250% over the last...
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2013 was a successful year for Nissan
Release Date: 04-03-2014

2013 was a successful year for Nissan, seeing a strong lift in both their car and LCV fleet sales with respective sales of 55,776 and 8,140. This is a 9% rise in car sales, and 39% for LCV's, helpi...
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Nissan take a LEAF out of their own book
Release Date: 04-03-2014

Nissan are celebrating the achievement of their 2013 sales being even better than before, a success which is thought to be greatly due to the popularity of their new electric car the Nissan LEAF, w...
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Companies spending unnecessary funds on training
Release Date: 04-03-2014

Whilst spending money on training drivers on your fleets is greatly encouraged, it seems companies are wasting money by focusing their training on incorrectly assessing drivers as 'high risk' when ...
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Renault celebrate low emission success
Release Date: 03-03-2014

Renault Group has become the first automotive group to have an average of below 115g/km CO2 emissions. This figure is based on its sales of passenger cars over the full year of 2013. Renault Twing...
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Treatable sleep condition causing accidents
Release Date: 03-03-2014

When it comes to accidents on the road, drink driving is usually the main culprit; however, sleep deprivation has been found to account for up to a fifth of road incidents. In fact, one sleep condi...
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Global economies want UK fleets
Release Date: 28-02-2014

The Fleet Management Software firm Chevin claim that UK fleet expertise is highly sought after from emerging economies all across the globe. Chevin say that they’ve had enquiries for system...
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AmeriCam Automotive new device
Release Date: 17-02-2014

When it comes to safe driving, AmeriCam Automotive are continually developing new ways to enhance and improve. Their newest venture is a software addition to its TradeCraft MDVR line that allows dr...
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ATS Euromaster offer brake checks
Release Date: 17-02-2014

With continuous heavy downpours affecting the majority of the UK, it is important driver's brakes are in fully functioning order to ensure that cars and vans have maximum stopping power and prevent...
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Lack of driver education puts fleets at risk
Release Date: 12-02-2014

Fleets could be breaking the law if their drivers lack education and ignore dangerous driving legislation, according to new research. The penalty for causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years...
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Drivers opt for practical rather than luxury vehicles
Release Date: 12-02-2014

When it comes to researching the long-term ownership costs of a vehicle, priorities are changing. New results show that when it comes to choosing a car, consumers will elect for practicality over l...
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Fleet and lease values rise
Release Date: 12-02-2014

January saw fleet and lease values rise an impressive 8.1%. In figures released from BCA’s latest Pulse report, the average value for fleet and lease cars rose by £56 between December a...
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Drivers paying £1.2bn in pothole damage repair bills
Release Date: 11-02-2014

Experts claim that we are about to experience the worst pothole season ever seen in the UK. Due to the incredible amount of rain and wet weather and potentially freezing conditions in the next few...
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New Audi A6 Ultra
Release Date: 07-02-2014

Looking to be popular with fleets and businesses is a new range of Audi A6 ‘Ultra’ models which will offer low and cost-efficient emissions of 114g/km. Highly proficient, yet with no co...
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BMW 4-series Gran Coupe revealed
Release Date: 04-02-2014

BMW unveils its third and final member of the 4-series range; the Gran Coupe, which will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show on March 4th and on sale June 21st. The vehicle provides the elegant ...
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New website to improve views on electric vehicles
Release Date: 04-02-2014

Although the popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles is growing, there is still a certain amount of negative stigma behind them. The Government and UK automotive industry are hoping to quash the...
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Volkswagen introduce the all new Polo
Release Date: 03-02-2014

July will see the all-new Volkswagen Polo arriving in the UK ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The vehicle will be equipped as standard with an automatic post-collision ...
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Mazda SKYACTIV technology popular for fleets
Release Date: 20-01-2014

Mazda’s sales have soared by an impressive 84% in the last 9 months, and as we enter the New Year they are expected to continue that rise. This is against a total fleet car market up just 7% ...
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DVLA and BRVLA meet to discuss abolition of the tax disc
Release Date: 17-01-2014

One of the hotly talked about topics of the moment is the abolition of the tax disc, and a group of BVRLA members became one of the first organisations to meet with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing...
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Toyota celebrate reaching over 6 million global hybrid sales
Release Date: 17-01-2014

Toyota currently sell 24 hybrid passenger car models and one plug-in hybrid in around 80 countries and regions around the world, and last December they smashed the six-million landmark. Not only wa...
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Vauxhall aim to lead wholelife costs
Release Date: 16-01-2014

Vauxhall is prepared to offer fleets the most competitive deals in terms of wholelife costs for every single model across its range. The decision comes in the wake of the need to benchmark costs ...
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Citroen release Grand C4 Picasso
Release Date: 15-01-2014

Citroen have just released their new Grand C4 Picasso. Priced £1,700 higher than an equivalent five-seat C4 Picasso, ownership starts at £19,200 for the VTi 120 manual VTR, rising ...
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Ford brings 3 new models to UK
Release Date: 15-01-2014

Following on from Vauxhall's ambition to nab the top spot by 2016, Ford is bidding to retain UK leadership by bringing in a trio of models next year. Bringing an iconic American sports car, a new S...
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Brake hold crisis response training course
Release Date: 14-01-2014

Brake, the road safety charity is holding an Essential Crisis Response training course over a single day to which they are inviting all HR and Fleet Management workers to attend. Sponsored by FMG,...
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Parking fines may be scrapped
Release Date: 13-01-2014

When it comes to paying fines, one most seem resentful of paying are parking fines due to the generalised view councils use parking enforcement simply as a “Cash Cow.” However, it now s...
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45% of men fallen asleep at the wheel
Release Date: 10-01-2014

For some, commuting is a time to grab a last few minute’s shut-eye before a busy day in the office with snoring being a regular occurrence on trains, buses and tubes in the early hours. Howev...
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Car repair business owner fined £7,500 for reversing into and killing customer
Release Date: 10-01-2014

Mark Walker, owner of a car maintenance company in Berkshire, has been fined a total of £7,500 for failing to adhere to basic safety regulations after killing a customer by reversing into him...
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KIA sportage refreshes range in time for New Year
Release Date: 10-01-2014

In tune with New Year and new beginnings, Kia Sportage has refreshed its range for 2014. Sticking to the ethos of ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ they worked to ensure the...
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Intelligent Telematics most advanced safety camera yet
Release Date: 10-01-2014

When it comes to crashes and incidents on the road, technological advances are continually improving to help minimise the stress, cost and personal implications that are inevitable in such situatio...
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2013 record-breaking year for Mazda
Release Date: 08-01-2014

For many, a new year equals a new start, but Mazda will be hoping to carry on its success from last year, being one of the fastest growing car manufacturers in 2013. With annual sales gro...
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Nissan designs new London Cab
Release Date: 08-01-2014

When it comes to trademark and iconic vehicles you would be hard pressed to find one more iconic than the London Taxi, yet even this vehicle is being revamped with next year seeing a fully hybrid, ...
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Government scheme to improve transport
Release Date: 06-01-2014

The Government are planning a scheme which will greatly benefit England’s sustainable transport schemes by pledging a funding boost of £78.5 million. Local transport authorities ou...
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Volkswagen adds to Passat Line-up
Release Date: 03-01-2014

To add to its Passat range, Volkswagen has introduced the new Executive and Executive Style trim levels models to replace the Highline, Sport and R-Line variants. The Executive has a comprehensive...
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BMW 1-Series Hatchback M135i M Performance 3dr
Release Date: 18-12-2013

With agile driving, high performance energy and a striking body with vivacious elegance, the BMW 1-Series is sure to leave its mark even once the wheels have stopped turning. Powerful engines, a sl...
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Young driver points show need for reform
Release Date: 18-12-2013

According to recent statistics, current training is failing to produce safe and law abiding motorists. Road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says men in particular are racki...
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Drivers lack basic Tyre check knowledge
Release Date: 18-12-2013

When it comes to checking your tyres, the method one third of drivers (42% men and 30% women) deem appropriate is one perhaps not so conventional- kicking them. This method is useless in telling ab...
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Winter breakdown outbreak
Release Date: 17-12-2013

Although diesel is the cheaper and often favourited method of fuel for fleets, thousands could be faced with a surprise breakdown in the upcoming weeks. This is due to a problem with the diesel qua...
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Smart witness accident camera proves benefits
Release Date: 17-12-2013

A recent video released by Fleet news shows just how much money 'Smart witness accident cameras' can save. This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUwWw1aA8Bs) shows the moment that a lorry is c...
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Paper tax discs abolished in 2014
Release Date: 16-12-2013

For the first time, motorists will be able to pay road tax in monthly instalments, with the old tax disc system being replaced. After ninety years, a new electronic system will see the old one bein...
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New Mercedes-Benz C-Class unveiled
Release Date: 16-12-2013

Heralding a new chapter in the Mercedes-Benz success story and setting new standards in the premium mid-range class is the all new Mercedes-Benz C-class. With an increase in space, new technologica...
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Brake calls on fleets to ensure vehicles are roadworthy
Release Date: 16-12-2013

Road safety charity Brake urge fleet managers to ensure their vehicles are safe and roadworthy and that mechanics working on their vehicles are properly trained. A recent survey they conducted foun...
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The 12 Delays of Christmas
Release Date: 13-12-2013

With Christmas fast approaching, the roads are getting busier as people rush to finish their shopping or reach relatives’ destinations. However if you think the M1 is at present more chaotic ...
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Brake and FMG urge more businesses to reduce risk
Release Date: 13-12-2013

Road crashes account for 39% of work-related deaths in the EU, a matter road safety charity Brake and accident management provider FMG were reiterating this week. They encouraged more businesses to...
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Highest number of new cars produced in 5 years
Release Date: 13-12-2013

With the largest amount of new cars being produced and sold since 2008, 2013 has seen the automotive industry take a big step in the right direction. And according to John Leech, Head of Automotive...
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Mobileye win award
Release Date: 11-12-2013

With safety being their main priority, Mobileye technology is designed to alert drivers to the threat of collision, giving them more time to make safer decisions: to anticipate, to correct and to a...
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Fuel prices at 31 Month low
Release Date: 10-12-2013

In an occurrence we are not so used to, the prices of fuel are at a 31 month low meaning we are spending less on fuel than in over two and a half years. Many factors are thought to be the cause of...
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None for the road
Release Date: 10-12-2013

Christmas is a time for festivities and cheer, often usually accompanied by a drink or two. Yet couple these drinks with a driver and the change of events can be dramatic. This is why road safety c...
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Fleet Van Awards 2013
Release Date: 10-12-2013

Recognising the accomplishments of vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators and suppliers, are the annual Fleet Van Awards; a reward highly coveted by the light commercial vehicle industry. Judged by...
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Tyres could save NHS £22,000
Release Date: 10-12-2013

When it comes to the NHS and vehicle-related costs, you would expect the majority to come from injuries due to driving; however a further 22,000 is being drained from a cost you may not expect. In ...
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HGV
Release Date: 10-12-2013

At the same time as the M6 toll road celebrates its tenth anniversary, the Freight Transport Agency has spoken of its unrealistic options for day-to-day freight operators. When it was originally o...
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MOT to check for Diesel Particulate Filter
Release Date: 06-12-2013

In a new bid to further help protect the environment; from February 2014 part of your MOT test will now include a check for a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in an inspection of the exhaust system....
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Cold weather tyre sales hotting up
Release Date: 06-12-2013

At a time of year when the weather becomes unbearably cold, the sales of winter tyres is most certainly heating up, with ATS Euromaster recording a seven-fold interest in sales of cold weather tyre...
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Winter driving safety Advice
Release Date: 29-11-2013

Winter is fast approaching, bringing with it a whole host of foreboding weather. It is because of this that road safety charity Brake are offering important advice on driving safely whilst battling...
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Crash detection technology launched
Release Date: 29-11-2013

In the latest of accelerometer technology advances, Telematics Company Risk Technology are hoping to negate past problems of false reports utilised in conventional devices, with its Advanced Crash ...
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Crackdown on Christmas drunk drivers
Release Date: 29-11-2013

Christmas - a time for festivities, gifts, and a drink with the family; yet there is a darker side to that after dinner whisky and New Year’s champagne. 2012 saw 280 people killed and 1,210 s...
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Fuel cards lead to big savings
Release Date: 28-11-2013

Fuel cards don’t give you free fuel by any means, but they can provide a significant amount of savings for businesses through several different kinds of benefits. They can help you simplify ...
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Thousands of company car crash disputes could be avoided
Release Date: 27-11-2013

In-Car Cleverness, the vehicle-to-business technology provider has revealed that over three-quarters of a million drivers (850,000) have been involved in an accident whilst at work. In fact, In-Car...
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New gadget to calculate vehicle’s speed in crash
Release Date: 27-11-2013

In a revolutionary breakthrough for crash analysis, comes the RIEGL VZ-400 Scanner designed to calculate a vehicle’s average speed in a crash. Purchased from 3D Laser Mapping, it is...
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Drivers admit to irresponsible parking
Release Date: 26-11-2013

According to a recent survey by Purple Parking, over half of drivers admit to some form of anti-social parking behaviour. On a study of 2,800 participants, it was found that both men and women thin...
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Scepticism over Speedcameras
Release Date: 26-11-2013

As the austerity of our climate continues to increase, drivers are more often viewing speed cameras as a revenue raising scheme as opposed to accident reducing apparatus. This scepticism can be see...
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Tune in to mobile phone danger when driving
Release Date: 26-11-2013

Driver distractions are one of the main causes for accidents on our roads, and in association with Road Safety Week, the Freight Transportation Association (FTA) is voicing the importance to driver...
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Mileage capture device causes business miles to fall rapidly
Release Date: 26-11-2013

There is a large chance that the rate of claimed business miles will drop significantly once a new mile management system is put in place, heavily influencing driver behaviours. That’s accor...
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Top tips for winter driving
Release Date: 19-11-2013

Over 6,000 snow and ice-related vehicle accidents occurred last year in the UK, even though the country only sees 33 days of snow year-by-year on average. In light of the fact, it would be wise for...
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Government create jobs in 2014 motorway venture
Release Date: 15-11-2013

In the biggest investment since the 1970s, the Government is planning a £1.9 billion venture on British road that is hoping to rake in over 9,500 jobs, as well as allow Britain's motorways to...
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BP relaunches Supercharge fuel card
Release Date: 15-11-2013

As a fleet owner, you are always on the search for ways to cut back on costs, and with BP's relaunched Supercharge fuel card, you will gain minimal costs, maximum convenience and the best network c...
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Councils prepare for winter weather
Release Date: 13-11-2013

Winter in the UK does not only bring snow, but the inevitable traffic chaos that falls alongside it and this year Councils are aiming to be more prepared than ever before, with 98% either maintaini...
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Volkswagen launch new R-Line CC
Release Date: 13-11-2013

The Volkswagen CC has proved popular with both private and fleet owners since its launch in 2008; largely due to its saloon-style practicality and coupe style and elegance. And now they are releasi...
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Peugeot introduce their most powerful car yet
Release Date: 13-11-2013

The 2013 Goodwood festival of speed saw the launch of something powerful, fuel efficient, and that little bit special. This was of course the new Peugeot RCZ-R - their most powerful road going mode...
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Isotrak in-vehicle cameras to help fleet owners
Release Date: 13-11-2013

Isotrak have introduced a new and innovative safety camera integration in a bid to assist fleet operators in improving safety and capturing video evidence of on-road incidents in real-time. This so...
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Vehicle downtime amounts to £30,000 a year
Release Date: 12-11-2013

At a time where finances are hard, most particularly for SMEs it is vital to make every penny count, yet Ford Retail have released findings that reveal unnecessary expenditure is being made in unex...
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Audi launches new compact SUV- The RS Q3
Release Date: 11-11-2013

Audi’s new compact SUV, the RS Q3 has been highly anticipated not only for its high performance, but also for holding the best residual value in its sector. However, although this vehicle ma...
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Germany forces a revision on co2 emissions cap on new cars
Release Date: 11-11-2013

Contrary to prior debate, European Ministers have acceded to German pressure to scrap an agreement that would cap CO2 emissions from new cars at 95g/km from 2020. In June, the European Parliament,...
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ACFO Awards 2013
Release Date: 08-11-2013

Since 1973, once a year, around the beginning of November, ACFO (Association of Car Fleet Operators) members and guests gather for the ACFO awards to see which cars have driven to the top. This yea...
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RE-tech launch anti fuel theft device EyeCap
Release Date: 08-11-2013

Fuel theft has always been a problem affecting every type of vehicle owner, from councils, haulage firms, construction companies and transport managers to fleet owners; no-one is exempt. And with t...
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Mazda3 to become successful company car
Release Date: 08-11-2013

Mazda3 is set to become incredibly popular among fleets, according to experts in the industry. The new model is set to be released in January 2014.  Available as both a Hatchback and a Fastba...
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Tips for driving down CO2 emissions
Release Date: 06-11-2013

When searching for a vehicle type, fuel consumption and efficiency are a large contributing factor for fleet owners; not only is it better for the environment, but also better for the wallet too. ...
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Online training to prevent work-related collisions
Release Date: 05-11-2013

Every single day, thousands of employers are sending their staff out driving on the road without ensuring they are safe. Over a third of accidents occur during company time, and with directors beco...
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Car manufacturers embrace hybrid technology
Release Date: 10-09-2013

Mercedes-Benz has announced the impending release of a new version of the S-Class, with incredibly low emissions and an official fuel consumption of 94.2mpg. Available in the UK from September 2014...
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Vehicle Growth In The UK At An All Time High
Release Date: 07-02-2013

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the SMMT, recently announced that the total production of vehicles reached a four-year high in 2012 in the United Kingdom. A 9 percent growth over 20...
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How will you and your business be affected by ESOS?
Release Date: 23-02-1902

 How could ESOS affect your fleet and your company? You may have heard of The Governments new compliance legislation, the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)? If you don’t know wha...
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