ICFM News

Posted On : 18th Apr, 2017

Fuel & Green
Car clubs drive interest in electric vehicles

Car clubs may be a vital ‘shop window’ for encouraging interest and trial of electric vehicles, according to new research by Enterprise Car Club.
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UK ‘needs diesel scrappage fund and more’ to meet pollution limit Prime Minister told
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned Prime Minister Theresa May that UK will fail to meet its legal obligations on air quality unless the government signs up to a series of major interventions.
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Insurance & Road Safety
LifeSaver launches app-based solutions to reduce distractions while driving in the UK
LifeSaver has launched in the UK its арр-bаѕеd solutions that rеduсеs dіѕtrасtіоnѕ caused when using mobile phones whilst driving.
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New competition launched to find Europe’s safest business driver
TomTom Telematics has launched the inaugural Driver of the Year Awards to help promote safer and more responsible driving standards among European business fleets.
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Disposals & Remarketing
Prices for ex-fleet and lease cars reach new record high at BCA
Average values for ex-fleet and lease cars accelerated to a new record high, rising by £276 (2.7%) to £10,455, at BCA last month, according to the company’s latest data.
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Manufacturers
Volvo launches fleet-friendly tax web app
Volvo Car UK has launched a new app to give business customers the information they need to fund a company car.
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Fleet News
ADLV & Fleets Welcome DVA’s Review Of Online Driving Licence Data System For Northern Ireland
The Association For Driving Licence Verification  has welcomed moves by Northern Ireland’s DVA (Driver & Vehicle Agency) to conduct a review of its upcoming online licence verification service to ensure best-practice.
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Company car drivers remain nervous of fully autonomous vehicles, reveals Lex study
Despite growing investment in driverless technologies, last year saw only a 1.3% rise in support for fully autonomous vehicles from company car drivers, according to an annual study from Lex Autolease.
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Company Car Today Magazine launch issue out now
A fresh new magazine entered the fleet market on 5 April, with the first edition of Company Car Today landing on the desks of more than 16,000 fleet decision makers.
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Corporate fleet customers to be increasingly targeted by Meridian in 2017
Medium term rental specialist Meridian Vehicle Solutions is to increasingly target corporate fleet customers from the second half of this year.
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Drivers advised to follow the ‘blue light’ lead on tyre replacement
Motorists should follow the example of the emergency services when it comes to tyre replacement, according to Kwik Fit, the UK’s leading automotive servicing and repair company.
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Fleet industry veteran takes board role at company to promote life-saving technology
Experienced fleet manager Paul Holmes has given new meaning to American entrepreneur Victor Kiam’s famous phrase by becoming a director of PeoplePanels, a division of Dawes Highway Safety.
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Fleets to take part in government-backed emissions-busting connected vehicle project
Fleets from the public and commercial sectors are to be recruited to take part in a 1,000-vehicle trial to “test and fine tune” a connected vehicle project led by Tantalum, which has secured UK government funding.
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FORS partners with BP Fuel Cards for webinar on carbon management
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is partnering with Associate member BP Fuel Cards, to launch a two-part webinar series to help members implement strategies for carbon management in their fleets.
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Hitachi Capital signs remarketing and Inspect and Collect deal with Manheim
Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, one of the UK’s largest contract hire and leasing and fleet management companies, has renewed its remarketing deal with Manheim for the next three years.
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Imperial Commercials sees ‘great’ results from Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel-VM
The UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle dealer group, Imperial Commercials, says it has seen gains in operating efficiencies from the introduction of moDel-VM,
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Ishida Europe appoints Fleet Alliance to manage UK car fleet
Ishida Europe, a leading supplier of automated solutions to the food industry, has appointed vehicle funding and fleet management specialist, Fleet Alliance, to manage its UK car fleet.
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LeasePlan becomes first leasing provider to gain FORS Associate status
LeasePlan UK has become the first leasing company to join the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) as an Associate.
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Micheldever backs ProMOTe and urges tyre industry to sign MoT petition
Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has thrown its weight behind a cross-industry campaign to encourage a government rethink on proposed changes to current MoT legislation.
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More than 20 million cars will hit UK roads over Easter weekend
The Easter Bank Holiday weekend will see more than 20 million cars on the UK’s roads, with traffic forecasts for today (13 April, Maundy Thursday) and Easter Monday (17 April)
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Motor industry entrepreneur Sir Arnold Clark dies aged 89
Sir Arnold Clark, the founder of Britain’s biggest independent group of car dealerships, has died at the age of 89.
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Oswald appointed new chief financial officer for Alphabet
Business mobility and fleet leasing experts Alphabet has appointed Stefan Oswald to its UK executive team as chief financial officer.
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Road repair bill to rise if self-drive cars are to avoid potholes and pitfalls
The arrival of self-driving and connected cars will add weight to the case for improved road maintenance, not only to tackle the huge backlog, but also to ensure the associated communication and information systems are up to standard and offer comprehensive coverage, it is claimed.
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Scottish councils’ parking ‘profits’ top £40 million
Local authorities in Scotland made a £40.3 million surplus or ‘profit’ from their parking activities in 2015/16 – 12% higher than in 2014/15 when £36.1 million was reported.
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Security specialists save time and money with mileage reporting from ABAX technology
ABAX has partnered with security specialists BusinessWatch to provide its Triplog system to the company’s vehicle fleet.
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Telematics is ‘key solution’ for fleets to manage costs and expenses
New research from fleet and payment service provider Radius Payment Solutions has revealed that managing costs and expenses is the top priority for fleet managers in 2017, with telematics highlighted as a key enabler to achieve these goals.
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vGroup supports Arval with new ‘products in situ’ initiative to help drivers
Vehicle leasing and fleet management giant Arval has launched a new and innovative pack for drivers.
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