Business car leasing is a key part of Kia's expansion plans in the coming years, the company has revealed. Kia UK president and chief executive Paul Philpott told Fleet News of the firm's intention to win new leasing business as it looks to become a big supplier of vehicles to businesses by the end of the decade.
Tickets for a major transport and logistics safety conference have gone on sale at a special early bird rate. Industry experts and regulators will be appearing at the Freight Transport Association's (FTA) Safety in Logistics Conference, which takes place on June 12 in Coventry.
E-Training World has moved to bring down the number of rear-end collisions and accidents in car parks by introducing two new online courses.
The majority of fleet operators think the 2013 Budget will have a positive effect on the business of their companies, a new survey shows. Of the 100 firms operating 10 or more vehicles that were polled, 44% think the Budget will be good for business.
British Gas has finished intensively testing an all-electric Nissan model as it makes plans to include more green vehicles in its LCV fleet of 13,000 by 2015. The energy firm announced the end of the month-long tests on the Nissan eNV200 at the first day of the Commercial Vehicle Show.
Three to five year old fleet and lease vehicles are proving popular among buyers, with British Car Auctions reporting record values in recent months.
An online seminar is to be staged to help firms develop sustainable travel plans. Run by Brake, the road safety charity, the webinar aims to reduce firms' costs, improve their fleet safety and lessen their vehicles' impact on the environment while still focusing on company goals.
A new website announced by Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond will allow fleets to compare the road safety performance of their local council with the safety records of other areas in Britain.
George Osborne has been urged not to abandon the 100% First Year Allowances policy on low-emission car leasing. The BVRLA, a trade body for the UK vehicle rental and leasing industries, says the Chancellor is in danger of making a "glaring policy error" in his bid to lower the carbon emissions of road transport.
Freight traffic waiting to board ferries at Dover is facing up to the prospect of long delays after the unseasonably freezing weather brought Channel Tunnel traffic to a standstill.
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