Posted On : 29th Sep, 2017

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ICFM ‘big data’ masterclass: final places available for fleet decision-makers
Fleet decision-makers have been urged to book the final available places for next week’s ICFM Masterclass focusing on ‘big data’, which is rapidly transforming the long-established fleet management model.
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Fuel & Green
Dyson to launch first electric car by 2020
Dyson, best known for its vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, is to develop and build in the UK an electric car with the vehicle destined to go on sale by 2020.
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Supermarket launch new fuel pump price war with 2p a litre cuts
A supermarket-led fuel pump price war has started after Asda cut the price of petrol by 2p per litre and that of diesel by 1p a litre. All other major supermarkets immediately followed Asda’s lead
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Taxation & Finance
Chancellor receives Budget company car tax hike warning from BVRLA
Continuing increases in company car benefit-in-kind tax will mean a “rapid decline” in employee take-up of the ‘perk’, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has warned the government.
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Insurance & Road Safety
Nine million habitual illegal handheld phone drivers refuse to quit
A hard-core of motorists still admit to flouting the law by habitually using their handheld phones while driving despite penalties for the offence being doubled on 1 March, new RAC research has found.
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Police data reveals 30% increase in stolen vehicles in three years
Vehicle theft is accelerating after years of decline as thieves becomes more adept at defeating sophisticated technology-based anti-theft systems designed by motor manufacturers.
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Disposals & Remarketing
Ex-fleet and lease van values go into reverse after long period of stability
Average values for ex-fleet and lease light commercial vehicles fell by £124 (1.7%) in August at remarketing giant BCA having been essentially static for the previous three months.
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Online remarketing company CD Auction Group acquired by Arctos Holdings
One of the UK’s leading online vehicle auction companies, CD Auctions, has been acquired by Arctos Holdings, owners of SMH Fleet Solutions and Hudson Kapel for an undisclosed.
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VRA seminar to focus on 2018 ‘challenges’ facing used car and van sectors
A major free seminar on ‘The Challenges of 2018’ facing the used car and van sectors is to be held by the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA), which represents organisations involved in the buying, selling and preparation of 1.5 million used vehicles every year.
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SEAT appoints Martin Gray as new contract hire and leasing manager
SEAT UK has appointed Martin Gray as the new contract hire and leasing manager for the North within its burgeoning fleet team.
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Fleet News
Activate Group expands fleet presence with RVM Assist acquisition
Halifax-based Activate Group has made its fourth acquisition of 2017 by bringing RVM Assist into the business.
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Bank of Ireland buys Marshall Leasing in £42.5m deal
Bank of Ireland has bought Marshall Leasing, which is focused on the SME sector and has a fleet of in excess of 6,000 vehicles, in a £42.5 million deal from Marshall Motor Holdings.
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Breakwell takes the wheel as AA CEO after sacking of executive chairman
Simon Breakwell has been appointed permanent chief executive officer of the AA in succession to former boss Bob Mackenzie, who was sacked earlier this year for “gross misconduct” after he assaulted a colleague on a company away-day.
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Business development expert Rick Wilson joins CBVC
CBVC, the Staffordshire-based fleet management and leasing specialist, has appointed Rick Wilson as business development manager.
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Chevin reports 21% global business growth
Global fleet management software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions has confirmed a 21% global business growth in the past 12 months.
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Daimler Fleet Management raises its service game with new appointments
Daimler Fleet Management (DFM) has strengthened its offering to UK customers by recruiting four sales specialists.
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End of the road for Uber in London as licence will not be renewed
Uber will no longer be able to operate in London after the licensing authority denied the company’s request to renew its operating licence.
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Firms need to ensure drivers carry out vehicle walkaround checks, says FleetCheck
Fleets need to ensure that drivers are carrying out walkaround checks on their company vehicles, warns FleetCheck.
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Future of independent garages at stake over Brexit data threat
Independent garages could lose access to information and data needed to repair vehicles as a result of Brexit threatening the sector’s future, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has warned.
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LeasePlan publishes new fleet funding and tax guide to help managers overcome change
LeasePlan has published its annual fleet funding and taxation guide covering a range of key issues that fleet managers must grapple with.
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Leasys UK passes the 10,000 vehicles on fleet mark
Leasys UK is celebrating after passing the 10,000 figure for the number of vehicles currently on its fleet.
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Ogilvie Group expands fleet presence with acquisition of Active Auto Solutions
Ogilvie Group, the parent company of Ogilvie Fleet, has acquired privately-owned Active Auto Solutions for an undisclosed sum.
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Aquaflow ‘goes for gold’ with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Multi-faceted Aquaflow Services has celebrated the arrival of its 100th Mercedes-Benz van by wrapping the landmark vehicle in shimmering gold.
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Iveco Daily’s unrivalled payload capacity seals the deal for N D Brown
N D Brown, which specialises in supplying vehicles to the utility, civil engineering, municipal and highway maintenance sectors, has taken delivery of six Iveco Daily 7.2-tonne chassis cabs from Stoke-on-Trent-based dealer Sherwood Truck & Van.
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Lights shine on SolarFrame deal with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
SolarFrame Direct, a family-owned business specialising in PVC-u windows, doors, conservatories and solid roofs, has taken delivery of eight new Volkswagen Crafter panel vans and five Caddy panel vans.
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