Fleet Point Industry News


Autoglass response to Volvo request for drivers to use Volvo technicians and windscreens

18th December 2018

Following a post on the 5th December: Volvo Car UK recommends Volvo-standard windscreen repairs to maintain vehicle safety standards, Taxiarchis Konstantopoulos, Managing Director, Autoglass®, r...

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Youngsters are the answer for the UK’s trucker shortage

17th December 2018

Youngsters, some as young as 10, could provide a long-term solution to the UK’s lack of lorry drivers which estimates put at more than 40,000 vacancies. Indeed, industry leading bodies, such as the F...

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99% of part worn retailers selling ‘illegal and unsafe’ tyres

17th December 2018

An investigation has found that 99% of part worn tyre retailers are selling ‘illegal and dangerous’ tyres. Carried out by TyreSafe during Tyre Safety Month, 68 part-worn traders across England and...

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Elvis’ lights and 5G technology

17th December 2018

Researchers in Finland are taking part in a project – 5G-Safe – which is examining how the 5G mobile network can be used to improve road safety. Researchers at the Technical Research Centre of F...

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First autonomous bus fleet in passenger service to be trialled

17th December 2018

The successful bid from bus operator Stagecoach along with partners Transport Scotland, Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL), Fusion Processing Ltd, ESP Group, Edinburgh Napier University and University of...

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Government-funded charging points must be smart from July 2019

17th December 2018

All domestic charging points for electric vehicles (EVs), which are funded by the UK government, will need to be smart from July next year. The government has confirmed the move, following a commitment ...

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Mitsubishi Shogun Sport wins 4 X 4 LCV of the Year

17th December 2018

The Mitsubishi Shogun Sport Commercial has been named 4×4 Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year 2019 by the influential commercial vehicle title What Van? during a presentation ceremony at The Bre...

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Brexit – a threat or opportunity for the UK’s car leasing sector?

14th December 2018

March 29th is fast approaching, yet Brexit continues to cast a foreboding shadow over the UK’s automotive industry, its customers and suppliers. At the time of writing, we’re still no closer to k...

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Research reveals that the smarter the van, the richer the driver

14th December 2018

Vandrivers should be asking Santa for a new van this Christmas according to research from Vanarama, the UK’s leading van leasing company. The research revealed how dirty old vans are costing tradespeo...

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Contract renewal for the award-winning safety partnership of SSE and Applied Driving Techniques

14th December 2018

Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) has won a recent retendering exercise to be appointed as fleet safety partner to leading energy firm SSE Plc. The competitive process saw the driver risk experts reap...

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