Android and iPad users can now download Vauxhall's free RoadTrip app which allows for the tracking of business journeys. New features in the software include a look-up function which lets users add new vehicles by entering the registration number.
Company car and van drivers who have to drive after a long haul flight should make sure their journey is well planned to minimise the risks from jet-lag fatigue. The new advice from Interactive Driving Systems is the product of extensive research into the effects of jet-lag on road safety.
A road safety charity is urging fleet managers to attend a training course designed to help reduce the number of fatalities and serious accidents on UK roads. In Britain, 10 people are killed and 100 injured in crashes every week while driving for work purposes.
Road safety officials and campaign groups have welcomed European rule changes regarding the size and shape of lorry cabs. New proposals from Brussels aim to introduce longer and rounder cabs in an effort to reduce the number of accidents involving "vulnerable" road users.
Van manufacturers are hoping that a boost in van sales across the UK is a sign of wider economic recovery. Registrations of light commercial vehicles rose by 11.
LCV values continued to rise last month, reaching £4,860, the highest monthly average on record since 2005, according to BCA. Record values were also revealed for fleet and lease and dealer part-exchange vans.
A programme that teaches employees how to drive more efficiently and safely has taught its 30,000th person, the Energy Saving Trust has announced. The Smarter Driving programme, which is funded by the Department for Transport, recently hit the landmark figure - evidence of its popularity with managers.
Autoglass has designed a new aid to facilitate repair and replacement services in wet weather conditions. The Vanbrella, an extendable canopy fixed to its mobile technician's vans, will ensure everything underneath it remains dry while work is carried out.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has called for a severe increase in the penalty for motorists caught using hand-held mobiles at the wheel.
Nissan is turning over an environmentally-friendly LEAF, as it launches its 100% electric car of the same name. The LEAF vehicle is set to float off the line at Nissan's Sunderland base.
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