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Coca Cola and employees face large bills after company car ruling
Release Date: 28-03-2019

  Coca Cola and two of its employees will face large, backdated bills after a court overturns an appeal from the soft drink giant. One Vauxhall Vivaro and two Volkswagen Kombi vans owned b...
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Van Drivers Say Dogs Can Be Good For Business
Release Date: 05-12-2018

  Mercedes-Benz Vans have found that dogs have a positive impact on the day-to-day life of van operators. Mercedes-Benz Vans have found that 200,000 van drivers have a canine companion alo...
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Commercial Vehicle Registrations Up for October 2018
Release Date: 15-11-2018

  Registrations of van and pick-up commercial vehicles have increased in October 2018, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In October of 2017, SMMT rec...
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FCA Group to be included in Crown Commercial Service
Release Date: 27-09-2018

  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK is to be included in the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), meaning we could see FCA branded emergency vehicles in the near future. The Fiat Chrysler Auto...
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The truth about Electric Vehicles and why you need to get one
Release Date: 22-02-2018

  Electric cars are fast becoming more and more popular as a vehicle of choice, with many favouring the environmental and economic benefits. However, whilst more than 120,000 drivers are enjo...
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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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Van or car? Tax confusion over company vehicles
Release Date: 05-10-2017

  Are you paying the right tax amount? Confusion arises after Coca-Cola vans are legally regarded as cars.  An accountancy firm in the UK has recently warned that many people may not be...
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Diesel driverís doomed to pay noxious charge?
Release Date: 04-11-2016

Diesel driver’s doomed to pay noxious charge? Diesel drivers could be charged on entering city centres after a high court ruling on Wednesday stated that the government’s current plan...
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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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London Classic Car Show 2016
Release Date: 19-01-2016

Following on from the immense success of the Classic Car Show’s inaugural show in 2015, it is returning with a bang in 2016- even bigger and better than before. The must-attend event for a...
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The Best April Fools Pranks from Car Manufacturers
Release Date: 01-04-2015

  The automotive industry loves April Fools. Each year, it’s difficult to tell who is joking and who is telling the truth, leading to some comical comments and confused customers. It&rs...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Councils fine drivers in wrong lane
Release Date: 11-02-2014

All drivers know the importance of staying in the corrent lanes, not only is there a high risk of an accident, but if you manage to get away unscathed chances are high that you will recieve a hefty...
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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 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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Fiat Professional good year ahead
Release Date: 22-01-2014

2013 saw Fiat Professional's UK sales increase by 70%, causing them to outpace both the LCV market and its main rivals. Studies show that if every vehicle sold by Fiat Professional was factored in...
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Commercial vehicle registrations hit biggest high in five years
Release Date: 09-01-2014

The year of 2013 saw van and truck registrations in the UK rise by 14.7% after an incredible surge in demand for trucks in H2. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and traders (SMMT), ...
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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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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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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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