Archive for 'Business and Fleet'

Fleets Urged to Prioritise Driver Safety

Fleets Urged to Prioritise Driver Safety

While the UK has enjoyed a milder start to winter in 2011 than in recent years, bad weather will still be a key issue over the coming months, particularly for fleets. The Fleet Safety Forum has [...]

SMEs At Risk On Driver Safety

SMEs At Risk On Driver Safety

According to the Department of Transport, it has been estimated that up to a third of all road traffic accidents involve either a company car or a private car being driven on company business. Fleet driver [...]

Fleet Operators’ Accelerating Costs

Fleet Operators’ Accelerating Costs

With rising fuel costs, many motorists are looking at any way possible to save money and maximise fuel efficiency, with some people cutting out short journeys altogether. And, while the majority of van drivers are conscious [...]

Volvo Supplies 2100 Cars to Tristar

Volvo Supplies 2100 Cars to Tristar

Tristar Worldwide has renewed a solus three-year car supply deal with Volvo for 2,100 cars to service its Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Upper Class chauffeur contract. Volvo will supply 700 cars per year to Tristar to chauffeur [...]

Jaguar XF Scoops Another Award

Jaguar XF Scoops Another Award

The Jaguar XF has emerged as winner of the Executive and Luxury category in the What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards 2011. Commended by the judges as a ‘seriously desirable and sophisticated car’, the [...]

Dangerous tyre convictions rise

Dangerous tyre convictions rise

Court convictions in England and Wales for driving on defective tyres are at a four year high, according to figures obtained from the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office. In 2010, 10,475 motorists were successfully [...]

Lane change accidents continue to rise

Lane change accidents continue to rise

More than 6% of accidents on UK roads are the result of ‘lane change’ manoeuvres, causing vehicle damage in excess of £437 million each year, according to new research by Accident Exchange. The study, conducted by [...]

Advisory Fuel Rates published

Advisory Fuel Rates published

Advisory Fuel Rates detail how much cash company car and van drivers can claim back against business mileage and are reviewed quarterly. HM Revenue and Customs published the new rates last week and, with the exception of [...]

The Grey Fleet – You Can’t Ignore Them

The Grey Fleet – You Can’t Ignore Them

Henry Ford famously quoted that you can have any colour – providing it is BLACK and we all know what happened to that policy. Then the environmentalists came along and everything became GREEN and now we [...]

Corporate Manslaughter Prosecutions

Corporate Manslaughter Prosecutions

In February 2011, Cotswold Geotechnical were fined £385,000 after being found guilty in the first ever corporate manslaughter prosecution in the UK. While this specific case was not related to fleet driver training, it served as [...]