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Dean, Rose, NexusNexus appoints Dean Rose as head of account management

Story: Martyn Collins | Posted 30 October 2014

THE UK’s leading corporate vehicle rental provider, Nexus Vehicle Rental, has announced the appointment of Dean Rose as its head of account management He has held various positions in the vehicle rental industry, with Dean’s most recent position being Head of Corporate Sales at Avis Budget Group. Dean will play an integral role at Nexus by leading and… Read more…

Vincent, St, Claire,Fleet Assist extends deal with Days Contract Hire

Story: Debbie mountford | Posted 30 October 2014

UK fleet and leasing industry supply chain management specialist, Fleet Assist has inked a new agreement with Days Contract Hire. It will see the decade-long partnership extended by a further three years, with the family-owned and run leasing and fleet management company utilising Fleet Assist’s network of more than 7,000 garages to undertake service, maintenance… Read more…

Vauxhall, Cascada, South, of, France, NiceCompany car fleets promised enhanced telematics from Vauxhall with growth of hi-tech partnership

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 30 October 2014

THE promise of a fleet-focused telematic system to suit SME small fleet operators is on the cards with the development of a hi-tech partnership covering Vauxhall vehicles. “When it does launch it will offer a fantastic business proposition to SMEs.” An extension of General Motor’s (GM) partnership with telematic provider Telogis claims it will deliver… Read more…

Refuelling with unleadedCaptive company car drivers call for cap on motorway fuel prices

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 30 October 2014

  TIME hungry company car drivers, forced to use high speed motorways, are being rinsed by the petrol giants inflating fuel prices as they ‘hold to ransom’ a captive market. Now a survey of business drivers regularly using motorways has revealed most are demanding a price cap on the UK’s main commercial arterial roads. The… Read more…

Martin Quail AlphabetAlphabet recruits Martin Quail as new chief commercial officer

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 29 October 2014

BUSINESS mobility specialist Alphabet has appointed Martin Quail as its new chief commercial officer. Quail brings with him a wealth of automotive and partnership experience to Alphabet. He previously worked for National Express, where he was executive director for Business Development, while prior to that Martin worked in the leasing industry with Interleasing and ACL (formerly… Read more…

Boris, Johnson, in, cabBoris bashes SME fleets with new daily air quality tax

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 28 October 2014

SMALL fleet operators running ageing diesel vehicles are facing a potentially ruinous daily air quality levy under new plans to clean up London’s atmosphere. An extra £12.50 a day could be slapped on top of the existing congestion charge for drivers of the most polluting vehicles entering London by 2020. The move, being promoted by… Read more…

Toyota, Auris, fleetFleets worth over £19 billion to UK economy

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 28 October 2014

FLEETS in the UK are worth over £19 billion to the economy, according to a new investigation from Sewells Research. The average amount fleets spend on running each vehicle is estimated to be between £4,500 and £6,500 per annum, based on figures supplied by hundreds of fleet operators, and with approximately 3 million fleet cars… Read more…

AA, Ford, Transit, patrolKeyFleet partners with the AA

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 27 October 2014

LANCASHIRE based fleet management specialist KeyFleet has agreed a supplier arrangement with the AA, it has been confirmed. The deal will see the AA provide KeyFleet’s corporate clients with a range of solutions to add value to KeyFleet’s fleet and driver management solutions. Marc Mcloughlin, MD at KeyFleet, said: “This is an exciting development in KeyFleet’s… Read more…

BMW i3Alphabet powers up AlphaElectric with EDF Energy partnership

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 27 October 2014

BUSINESS mobility specialist Alphabet has announced a new collaboration with EDF Energy. It will see Alphabet work closely with EDF through its Electric Vehicle (EV) consultancy service, AlphaElectric, to advise fleet customers about EV charging points and supply bespoke infrastructure to suit individual plug-in needs. A statement from Alphabet explained:“The new partnership with EDF Energy is… Read more…

Criena, L, Davies, Concept, Vehicle, LeasingConcept Vehicle Leasing recruit new head of marketing

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 27 October 2014

CONCEPT Vehicle Leasing, have appointed Criena L Davies as new head of marketing as part of their continued expansion plans. Criena has previously worked in the automotive retail dealer sector and has seven years’ experience as an advertising and social media manager. Criena said: “Throughout the interview process, I was instantly made to feel welcome and at ease, and… Read more…