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Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to Justauto.com

Housing market and online shopping fuel van rental rush

By |2021-07-29T08:31:32+01:00July 29th, 2021|Van News|

VWFA has seen online van rental bookings on its Rent-a-Car platform increase by a massive 219% over the past 12 months along with consistently high annual growth in van rentals across the first half of 2021, with January (+132%), February (+215%), March (+209%), April (+280%), May (+319%) and June (+130%) all up significantly compared to 2020.

Oxford becomes DPD’s first all-electric city

By |2021-07-27T10:41:01+01:00July 27th, 2021|Van News|

All Oxford parcel deliveries will be made from DPD's new Bicester eco-depot. The huge new 60,000 sq ft hub at Symmetry Park is DPD's first ‘net zero carbon in construction' building, as regulated by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).  The depot has a fleet of 40 electric vehicles, and they will deliver over 15,000 parcels a week right across the city.

Building a post pandemic fleet

By |2021-07-26T12:09:12+01:00July 26th, 2021|Archive|

Many fleets saw an increase in demand for their delivery or mobile services during the pandemic induced lockdowns, while others had the majority of company cars sit idle on driveways. Either way, fleet requirements changed dramatically from March 2020 onward, and are set for another shift when restrictions lift.  

Redde Northgate acquires EV charging business

By |2021-07-19T12:32:18+01:00July 19th, 2021|Van News|

Northgate, which supplies LCV flexible hire solutions and support services to British businesses, is committed to supporting its customers as they transition to electric vehicles. The company has already adapted its workshops for EVs, and is installing charging infrastructure across its network of 70+ locations. It has also professionally trained over 300 technicians on EVs.

Vehicle replacement planner provides help for Covid-affected fleets

By |2021-07-19T12:24:10+01:00July 19th, 2021|Van News|

Planner incorporates key factors affecting replacement such as vehicle mileage, age, total maintenance costs and the finance terms under which it is funded. These settings can be created by the user and customised to suit their existing vehicle replacement policy, or benchmark profiles created by FleetCheck can be adopted.

Fleet tyre payments made easy

By |2021-07-13T09:29:33+01:00July 13th, 2021|Van News|

By providing the means for tyre fitting when a car or van is already at a garage for other SMR work, TyreServe creates a one-stop shop for fleets. Work can be carried out at a network of over 3,500 franchise dealers and independent garages that offer competitive, fixed pricing for the tyre brands, using parameters defined by subscribing vehicle leasing companies.

Allstar expands charging network with EB partnership

By |2021-07-13T09:21:14+01:00July 13th, 2021|Van News|

Partnership signifies the continuation of Allstar’s EV network expansion and follows the launch of its EV charging payment solution, the Allstar One Electric card. As the 282 chargers are added to the network, the partnership comes at a time when businesses are increasingly looking to incorporate alternative fuels (AF) vehicles and EV into their fleets.

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