ICFM News

Posted On : 15th May, 2017

Fuel & Green
Alphabet powers growth in electric mobility with Chargemaster
Leasing and business mobility organisation Alphabet GB has appointed Chargemaster as its official electric vehicle charging partner in the UK.
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Brake set to go on fuel price rises predicts RAC
Pump prices rose by more than 1p a litre last month, but a drop in the price of oil in the second half of April and a jump in the value of the pound means retailers are now in a position to pass on a cut to motorists imminently.
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Local Clean Air Zones to be focal point of government moves to improve UK air quality
Clear Air Zones are set to be introduced by local authorities that have breached air quality standards making them the central focus of the government’s long-awaited plans to reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels nationally.
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Public sector fleets charged with driving demand for ULEVs and ‘avoiding diesels’
Local authorities and other public bodies, including government departments, have been charged to demonstrate leadership both to businesses and their local community in the procurement and operation of fleet vehicles and the requirements placed on contractors, including avoiding acquiring diesel vehicles.
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The final countdown underway for diesel fleets as Venson urges change
Fleet managers are being urged to end their reliance on diesel vehicles as the government considers changes in taxation and ‘pay as you pollute’ technology is in the pipeline.
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Tracker urges fleets to join NOx emission measuring Air.Car trial
Tracker, part of the Tantalum Corporation, is urging fleet managers to become part of a six-month 1,000-vehicle trial testing what it claims is a ground-breaking capability to accurately estimate, in real-time, nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.
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Insurance & Road Safety
Brake publishes essential guidance for organisations with at-work drivers
Road safety charity Brake has published a new guidance report for fleet managers and HR professionals, in collaboration with telematics specialist Quartix.
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Evidence-based risk profiling important step to improve accident management
Businesses can improve management of accidents and driver safety by making better, evidence-led projections about fleet risks, according to Chevin Fleet Solutions, the global provider of web-based enterprise-level fleet and asset management software.
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Insurance premium savings on offer to fleets fitting vehicles with life-saving technology
Fleets fitting Dawes Highway Safety’s innovative and award-winning PeoplePanels and DawesGuard to commercial vehicles to protect vulnerable road users from death and injury could secure insurance premiums discounts.
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TTC Group wins Award for course to cut young driver deaths
A road safety organisation which works with the fleet sector has won a national award for its innovative training programme aimed at reducing the tragically high number of young driver deaths and injuries.
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Manufacturers
Senior management changes at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK
Andrew Tracey has been appointed brand country manager, Alfa Romeo and Jeep, and takes up his new role immediately.
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Disposals & Remarketing
Used petrol car prices rise but diesel is still buyer’s fuel of choice, says Autorola
The price of used petrol cars is at a four-year high, according to a survey by Autorola UK.
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Van values up at Manheim as age and mileage fall
The average selling price of vans sold in April by Manheim, the major commercial vehicle auction company, rose by 13.8% from the same month in 2016, to £5,154.
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Fleet News
ADLV Goes Live With CPC & Tacho Data
Answering the demands of UK Fleet and Haulage managers, members of the ADLV are now adding Tacho and CPC data to their products.
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Fleet Alliance earns laureate status with fifth Great Place to Work award
Leasing and fleet management specialist, Fleet Alliance, has been voted one of the best places to work in the UK for the fifth year in a row, achieving laureate status as a result.
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Fleet Assist and Sinclair Finance and Leasing extend partnership with new agreement
Supply chain management specialist Fleet Assist has secured a three-year extension to its business partnership with fast-growing Sinclair Finance and Leasing.
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Fuelling FORS members – Triscan Systems becomes an Associate
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has made Triscan Systems an Associate, part of the group of companies that provide exclusive offers and discounts to the organisation’s members.
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Jaama expects demand for Key2 management solution to grow with CV Show success
Jaama, the fleet industry asset management software system provider, is to further increase its supply of Key2 into the commercial vehicle sector following business success at the recent Commercial Vehicle Show.
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Mon Motors Group reports ‘unqualified success’ for Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel-VM pilot
Mon Motors Group claims to have seen positive results from a pilot scheme involving its Audi franchise in Cardiff and moDel-VM, the standalone version of Ebbon-Dacs’ market-leading moDel solution, which improves vehicle collection and delivery efficiency.
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Motoring fines surge for company car drivers, reveals new research
Businesses faced a sharp rise in motoring fines in 2016 as the number of penalties incurred by company car and van drivers rose 21% year-on-year, according to annual figures from Lex Autolease,
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New car registrations slump 20% as VED changes bite
New car registrations fell by almost a fifth (19.8%) in April to 152,076 units as the market felt the effects of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) changes, but year-to-date performance remains at record levels, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
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Pendragon Vehicle Management shapes partnership with NT Killingley
Pendragon Vehicle Management (PVM) has secured a new partnership with NT Killingley for the supply and management of its entire commercial fleet.
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Two industry specialists join the growing sales team at Marshall Fleet Solutions
Marshall Fleet Solutions has announced the appointment of two well-known industry specialists within the growing sales team at the Cambridge-based commercial vehicle company.
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Vans  
Arval offers ‘top five’ tips to fleets as thefts from vans increase
Arval has issued new advice to fleet operators in the light of reports that thefts from vans are rising rapidly.
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Companies may need to undertake more checks on sub-3.5 tonne vans, says FleetCheck
Fleets should consider introducing more thorough and regular checks on LCVs that weigh under 3.5 tonnes, according to FleetCheck.
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Mental health concerns are an issue for the nation’s van drivers, reveals new research
Almost one in five van drivers describe their current mental health as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’, with three-quarters commenting that work was a contributory factor, according to exclusive research commissioned by Mercedes-Benz Vans UK to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2017.
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New event throws a spotlight on the future of LCV fleet management 
Experts and visionaries will uncover the trends and upcoming challenges facing van fleets at a new event – Let’s Explore: LCV Fleet 2017 – aimed at helping businesses better prepare for the future.
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