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Fleet Alliance reveals new e-Fleet developments

Fleet Alliance has implemented a number of new technological enhancements to its driver portal as it also announces a record performance for 2015. The updates are intended to further enhance customer service levels for company car drivers and fleet managers, and are available either through desktops, laptops or the e-Fleet Mobile app – the web-based […]

Masternaut technology supports BT Sport Relief Challenge

Telematics technology from Masternaut has been used to support the 2016 BT Sport Relief Challenge: Jo Brand’s Hell of a Walk. The technology allowed fans to check Jo’s progress online and turn out to support her and cheer her on.  The device was switched off every night, and was only in use when Jo was […]

FTA launches Driver of the Year Competition

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched its FTA Driver of the Year 2016 Competition.  Following the hugely successful Van Excellence Driver of the Year events, FTA has introduced three separate contests celebrating the skills and abilities of professional drivers across the freight and logistics sector.      The three contests – FTA Truck Driver of […]

Ford underestimates demand for FWD Transit

Ford executives are trying to manage an  unexpected  backlog of orders for Transit vans, which has led to lead times of more than nine months for some fleet operators. The company has admitted it underestimated demand for front-wheel-drive versions of the new two-tonne Transit, introduced at the start of 2015, while UK registrations of the […]

New Gloucester depot for SHB Hire part of expansion programme

A new depot in Gloucester is the latest development in SHB Hire’s current expansion programme. The new depot, located in central Gloucester, is a 5 acre site allowing the current depot to relocate to a facility which will enable the opportunity for growth and development of its workshops and bodyshops. The new depot aims to be […]

Runcorn firm sentenced after HGV crushes worker to death

A Runcorn haulage firm has been ordered to pay £90,000 in fines and costs after an employee was crushed to death by a runaway lorry. Tony Schulze had been trying to connect a cab to a lorry trailer when the incident happened at Freight First Ltd’s premises on the Astmoor Industrial Estate on Goddard Road […]

If Trump does win tonight in Iowa he’ll go into New Hampshire next week in an overwhelming position

Real Clear Politics New Hampshire polling average Tonight the first real votes will be cast in WH2016 Well we’ve got there at last. After months of speculation, polling and debates, the first state to decide in the long-drawn out nomination process, Iowa, will do so tonight. My guess is that we should be getting the first […]

The sting. How George Osborne is tackling the deficit

Embed from Getty Images We’re all in this together, so David Cameron told us before the 2010 general election.  This assertion was received with derision by many outside the Eton-attending classes.  And sure enough, when the coalition came to power after the election, the impact of the deficit-reduction measures was felt most keenly by those […]

Barack Obama doesn’t talk about Britain? That’s a good thing.

As was often the case, Oscar Wilde was clever and witty but mistaken. There are worse things than being talked… The post Barack Obama doesn’t talk about Britain? That’s a good thing. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Thanks For All The Fish

I was not surprised to read this interview in The Herald in which the outgoing chief executive of COSLA, Rory Mair, failed to say a single word about equal pay, one of the major issues facing Scottish local government during Rory's time in office. Show More Summary

Save Money, Shut COSLA (28/01/12)

I've just had a brainwave on the subject of 'pain free' cuts. Why doesn't Scottish local government do the hard pressed council tax payer a favour - and save money by shutting down COSLA in its present form at least. The self-styled voice of Scotland's 32 local councils - is a total irrelevance these days. Show More Summary

Leave could be making the same mistake Labour made at the 2015 General Election

The latest @IpsosMORI leader ratings which have Cameron as the best rated leader and Corbyn & Farage the worst. pic.twitter.com/P1Ds1t10Up — TSE (@TSEofPB) January 31, 2016 If the referendum comes down to a popular leader with economic credibility versus an unpopular leader without any economic credibility then there will only be one winner, again. In […]

She's done the bank scandal... maybe Margot Robbie can explain the Great Happy Pills delusion

This is Peter Hitchens' Mail On Sunday Column The biggest scandals go on for years because they are so huge that nobody notices them. We stand and watch outrageous things going on, thinking that everything is all right because nobod...

Final Des Moines Register poll has Trump as the hair apparent in the Iowa caucus

Des Moines Register Iowa Poll Trump 28% (+6)Cruz 23% (-2)Rubio 15% (+3)Carson 10% (-1)Paul 5% (-)Christie 3% (-) — TSE (@TSEofPB) January 30, 2016 It looks like the attacks on Ted Cruz and the doubts about his eligibilty have had an impact on the Senator from Texas. Whilst the Democratic race is Whilst the Des […]

William Hill say nobody’s bet on Osbo since the Google tax row broke out

William Hill reporting that they haven't taken a single bet on Osborne to be Dave's successor since the Google tax row broke out. — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) January 30, 2016 We don’t know how many bets on Osborne that they’d normally expect in the same period so it’s quite hard to assess the William Hill […]

Moonlighting MPs

A row blew up during the week about Westminster MPs having 'second' paid jobs and in response Tom Gordon from The Herald posted this perfectly reasonable piece on Twitter highlighting the SNP's previous principle stance on the issue....Show More Summary

Do As I Say........(22/01/16)

Alex Salmond, Scotland's former First Minister, continues his strange transition from a once serious and respected figure into a new breed of 'celebrity politician' who play by their own rules. Having criticised other politicians and...Show More Summary

Some extracts from a debate in Oxford on Free Speech

Here is my initial contribution to a debate on free speech at universities held last November at Blackwell’s bookshop in Oxford https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03AhikGdymw and a later one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_XfB_iNXhU I don’t know where the complete recording is, but here are some other...

We are the Bully Boys!

The former Herald journalist Robbie Dinwoodie doesn't pull his punches in telling us what he thinks about the newspaper's decision to apologise to Rangers FC after a row about the club's willingness to tackle sectarianism amongst hard core fans. Show More Summary

An Appearance on Eric Metaxas's New York radio programme

Some of you may recall an interview which I posted here recently, in which I discussed many issues with the American commentator and author Eric Metaxas, biographer of the German Protestant Pastor murdered by the Nazis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Eric was...

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