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Business key to Kia plans

Business key to Kia plans

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.

Apr 30 2013

Freight safety summit tickets on sale

Freight safety summit tickets on sale

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.

Apr 26 2013

Online courses to help business drivers

Online courses to help business drivers

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.

Apr 18 2013

Fleets think Budget will have positive effect

Fleets think Budget will have positive effect

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.

Apr 12 2013

British Gas concludes electric Nissan tests

British Gas concludes electric Nissan tests

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.

Apr 9 2013

Record values for fleet and lease vehicles

Record values for fleet and lease vehicles

Three to five year old fleet and lease vehicles are proving popular among buyers, with British Car Auctions reporting record values in recent months.

Apr 2 2013

Charity to help with sustainable travel plans

Charity to help with sustainable travel plans

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.

Mar 27 2013

Fleets can compare safety records

Fleets can compare safety records

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.

Mar 22 2013

Chancellor urged to retain tax allowance

Chancellor urged to retain tax allowance

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.

Mar 19 2013

HGVs face long Channel Tunnel delays

HGVs face long Channel Tunnel delays

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.

Mar 13 2013


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