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Honest John Awards
Release Date: 03-05-2019

  Online review site Honest John has announced its 2019 awards, highlighting the very best vehicles from each category. HonestJohn.co.uk announced the multitude of awards at the Vinyl factor...
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JLR testing a ‘Smart Wallet’, enabling drivers to earn money on the move
Release Date: 29-04-2019

  Jaguar Land Rover are testing a device which will allow drivers to earn money on their daily commutes. The system, developed at JLR’s software engineering base in Ireland, works by...
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Emoji number plates introduced in Australia
Release Date: 21-02-2019

  Drivers in Queensland, Australia will have the option to add emoji faces to their number plates. From March 1st 2019, residents of Queensland, Australia will be given the ability to add ...
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The Weird and Wonderful Manufacturer Merchandise
Release Date: 13-12-2018

  Most manufacturers have a line of merchandise available for the enthusiast, from the obligatory mug to the branded baseball cap - but there are a few odd offerings amongst the normal. Vo...
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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 £250 - £350
Release Date: 20-07-2018

  So, you have a healthy budget of £250 - £350 + VAT per month. What do you get? This is our breakdown of what we think are the top 5 vehicles to lease for the money. All pricing...
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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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Wimbledon champion splashes out on new I-PACE
Release Date: 08-06-2018

  Andy Murray, a two-time Wimbledon Champion, has splashed out on a new Jaguar I-PACE – making him one of the first customers for Jaguar’s flagship electric model. During WWF&r...
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Advice for test driving
Release Date: 09-11-2017

Test driving can seem a daunting task, especially if you decide to sign away a chunk of your money after. Here are a few things to check before and during a test drive, so that you feel you can mak...
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The top 5 vehicles to lease between £350 - £450
Release Date: 30-07-2017

  So, you've got a considerable monthly budget to spend on your new lease, but aren't too sure what to get. Let us point you in the right direction. Here are the top 5 cars to lease for the m...
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Are motorway journey times predictable?
Release Date: 27-10-2016

Are motorway journey times predictable? Four out of five business drivers think not… Research carried out by the RAC’s Report on Motoring 2016 reveal an increase in concern from com...
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Top five cars for new drivers…
Release Date: 24-08-2016

Top Cars for new drivers… Congratulations you’ve passed!!! You’ve done the hard bit now it’s time to find you the perfect vehicle. Getting a new car when you’re a ...
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15 Car Accessory hacks you can
Release Date: 16-08-2016

For all those moments on road trips when you think …'Oh gosh, I wish I had a…’  Well, look no further here is our Top 15 list of car accessories you should all run to...
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15 Car Accessory hacks you can
Release Date: 16-08-2016

For all those moments on road trips when you think …'Oh gosh, I wish I had a…’  Well, look no further here is our Top 15 list of car accessories you should all run to...
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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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New Kia Sportage Review
Release Date: 14-03-2016

The all new Kia embraces an exciting new future for its Sportage model... With an attractive brand new interior and exterior design, a whole host of advanced new technology features and a higher q...
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Why Learning to Drive at a Young Age is Better
Release Date: 26-06-2015

Passing your test and learning to drive has always been a milestone, having the independence and responsibility that comes with a having your very own car is amazing, and having it when you’r...
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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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5 of the Most Stupid Car Accessories Ever
Release Date: 12-08-2014

We’ve all been tempted to spend some of our hard-earned money on superfluous accessories for our cars over the years. Sometimes it’s a funny sticker, others it’s a witty floor mat...
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16 Fastest Sports Cars in History
Release Date: 10-07-2014

Ever since the release of the Benz Velo in 1894, the first production car to hit 12mph, automobiles have always strived to outdo each other in the need for speed. As the years fly by, a new car has...
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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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Top tips to save money on fuel
Release Date: 02-05-2014

When it comes to expenditure whilst driving, one of the most money-draining aspects is fuel. However, a recent survey by Ford on European drivers, found that four easily-applied fuel-saving tips co...
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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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Government not doing enough to fix potholes
Release Date: 11-04-2014

So far this year the Government have provided £200 million to fix the nation’s pothole problem, but experts claim it isn’t anywhere near enough. The additional funds mean that a t...
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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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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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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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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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Decade saves diesel drivers money
Release Date: 18-03-2014

The past decade has seen technological innovations make diesel vehicles vastly more clean and efficient than ever before. Bosch reported the findings and stated that it is thanks to the increasing...
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Insufficient road markings meet the grade
Release Date: 17-03-2014

A recent survey by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has shown that half of all road markings on England's highways need replacing. They surveyed nearly 4,000km of the country's roads and...
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Drivers warned of new MOT laws
Release Date: 17-03-2014

As of last month, new MOT laws came into place regarding diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and drivers of diesel cars are being warned not to fall foul of charges as a result.  This guidance ...
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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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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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More pothole problems
Release Date: 28-01-2014

January is normally a month where money is tight, hard earnt cash splashed out on countless Christmas presents is taking its toll, and bills are looming. One thing most people do not need, are furt...
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CAP Consulting:- Customer experience makes a premium car
Release Date: 20-01-2014

CAP Consulting has recently reiterated how aspiring premium car makers must understand that the ownership experience is as important as the quality of the cars they launch. CAP warns that fast and ...
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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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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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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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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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Review: Nissan Qashqai+2 Hatchback 1.5 dCi 360 5dr
Release Date: 19-11-2013

The original Qashqai was the first ever SUV crossover to touch UK soil, and the five-seater combined some of the best elements that you would associate with such a creation. It gave drivers the b...
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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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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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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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