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TMC and JCT600 join forces to promote advanced fleet fuel solutions

Clients of JCT600 Vehicle Leasing Solutions (VLS) are now being offered access to advanced fuel management solutions under a new agreement between VLS and The Miles Consultancy (TMC). The agreement includes TMC’s mileage capture, audit and control solution, which offers fleets guaranteed savings on fuel bills. It also covers Fuel+, the fuel card and mileage […]

Hyundai introduces i30 to Zipcar car club fleet in London

Hyundai has partnered with Zipcar to add the i30 to its London car club fleet. The deal marks the first between Zipcar and Hyundai in the UK and brings a total of 100 Hyundai i30 models to Zipcar members from key locations throughout central London. Zipcar members can now reserve a Hyundai i30, to use […]

London Mayor tackles air pollution with £5m projects and Tower Bridge ‘no idling’ scheme

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced a package of measures to improve local air quality, including a no-idling scheme on Tower Bridge and other projects across the Capital. From today drivers using Tower Bridge will be encouraged to stop idling and switch their engines off when the bridge is opening, prompted by new road […]

Masternaut opens nominations process for Safe From Harm Awards

Fleets can now send in nominations for the awards ceremony at Masternaut’s free Safe From Harm conference. Taking place on Tuesday 15 March at The ICC Birmingham during the Safe From Harm conference, the awards ceremony is being held by the fleet telematics specialist to recognise excellence in fleet management, safety, driver engagement and community […]

Surrey County Council signs up City Car Club as car club provider

Surrey County Council has appointed City Car Club to offer car club services using a range of low-emission vehicles to residents, council employees and businesses in the county. City Car Club has been appointed as the council’s preferred car club provider following a competitive tender process and will initially operate 14 low emission vehicles, including […]

5% of motorists drive morning after heavy drinking on weekly basis

Brake is warning drivers about the risks of ‘morning after’ drinking after its research found that one in 20 drivers (5%) drive the morning after a big night out on a weekly basis. The research by the road safety charity and Direct Line found that one in five motorists have confessed to previously getting behind […]

Skoda reports 24% rise in true fleet sales

Skoda UK says it’s seen a phenomenal year for fleet sales, helped by the launch of the new Superb and Fabia. For 2015, the brand has reported true fleet sales growth of 24% year-on-year – nearly double the rate of growth seen in the entire true fleet sector, which increased at 13% year-on-year. As a […]

Fleet & lease car values fall slightly in January, reports BCA

Values for fleet & lease cars and the headline average used car value saw a slight decline last month, BCA has reported. The latest Pulse report shows fleet & lease car values averaged £9,440 in January, a fall of £148 (1.5%) compared to December’s figure of £9,588. Performance against CAP improved sharply from 95.64% to […]

A Speech on Marriage at the Oxford Union

The Oxford Union has now posted online the debate on Marriage in which I took part a few months ago. Here is my contributions

Castelan Group replaces Furniture Care van fleet with new Renault Trafics

Castelan Group, provider of warranties, insurance and claims handling solutions to the retail sector, has replaced its Renault sole supply commercial vehicle fleet with 80 new Renault Trafic panel vans. The Trafics replace the company’s previous generation models, with Castelan opting for the new Trafic after putting the order out to tender and considering light […]

The power of choice: Ford of Britain’s Andy Barratt on the brand’s growth plans

When you’re number one in the UK, how do you continue to grow? Ford’s Andy Barratt reckons the solution is appealing to drivers’ aspirational side. Alex Grant finds out more. Only halfway through his first year as Ford of Britain chairman and managing director, Andy Barratt, may have taken on the role in one of […]

New RoSPA website for older drivers

Aimed at helping older people adapt to changes in their driving to stay safe on the road, a new website has been launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The new website – – has been set up with funding from the Department for Transport and gives tips on how […]

The New Hampshire aftermath: This week’s PB/Polling Matters TV Show looks at where the race stands now

Where does the battle for Obama’s successor stand now? Although the outcome in both the Republican and Democratic races in the New Hampshire primary was completely in line with the polls the results have come as a massive shock. One thing’s for sure – previous assumptions about how US elections work don’t apply any more […]

Would Jeremy Corbyn prefer George Galloway to be Mayor of London?

If a dirty mind is a perpetual feast, then a filthy mind is an open sewer. You see where the… The post Would Jeremy Corbyn prefer George Galloway to be Mayor of London? appeared first on Coffee House.

When voters don't understand their job (a US election post)

The point of the primaries is to pick a nominee and the point of the early contests is to narrow the field somewhat so that the choice is clearer. The trouble is that voters in neither Iowa nor New Hampshire appear to have read their job description. Show More Summary

LEAVE moves into lead for 1st time in ICM’s EURef tracker

Cameron’s “deal” not going down well After a stormy week during which he’s come under sustained attack from the papers that were so supportive last May the latest ICM EURef poll has LEAVE taking the lead for the first time. The figures are. LEAVE 42+3 REMAIN 41-1 This is just one point and a lot […]

Honda Civic prototype to be revealed at Geneva

Honda has given a sneak preview of its Civic concept prior to its worldwide debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The all-new hatchback is due out in 2017 and will be produced in the UK and sold globally, including in the US. The rear shot of the prototype that will premiere at Geneva […]

Nick Butler named head of corporate mobility at Alphabet

Alphabet has announced the appointment of Nick Butler as its new head of corporate mobility. Butler joined Alphabet’s commercial team in 2003 and has spent the last five years heading up the Intermediary and Wholesale Funding division. He commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Corporate Mobility team. Advanced mobility products like AlphaCity, AlphaElectric and […]

Fleets more actively managing tyres as costs rise, reports Chevin

Fleet operators are becoming more proactive on tyre management as tyre costs continue to rise, reports Chevin Fleet Solutions. The fleet software provider said the issue is not just being forced by the increase in bigger, and more expensive, wheels and tyres being used on vehicles but also the fact that they are seemingly more […]

Support BEN with Fleet World registration

Fleet operators are being asked for their help in raising funds for automotive industry charity, BEN, by completing their Fleet World/VAN Fleet World reader registrations/renewals online. This year will once again see Dan Gilkes, industry expert and editor of VAN Fleet World, compete in the London Marathon to raise funds for BEN, which is the […]

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