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Marathon motors: The most fuel efficient cars ever

28/07/2016

The relatively reasonable fuel prices present at the moment mean that efficiency isn’t as high on car buyers list as it once was. Yet the amount you get from a tank of petrol is an essential that should never be overlooked, it can save you huge amounts over time. We’ve had a browse through the archives, as well as picking more recent entries to assemble a list of the most efficient cars ever. These machines have mastered the art of MPG

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The top five roads the UK has to offer

26/07/2016

The UK is home to 247,523 miles of road, much is said about our sprawling motorways and gridlocked city centre lanes, yet the nation as a whole is certainly no concrete jungle. In fact, the United Kingdom has some of the most scenic roads and trails on the planet. Here is our countdown of the best roads in Britain, just try not to get too upset when you return to the M1.

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Driverless cars: The future? And if so, when?

22/07/2016

The lack of human control associated with self-driving cars instils apprehension within even the most experienced of road user. Development of the technology seems to have sprung up very quickly, with the hype around the product exploding over the last couple of years. Here’s a rundown of the proposed benefits and just when you can expect to see driverless cars on UK roads.

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Living on the edge…of a motorway

19/07/2016

In 1958, the very first motorway made its mark in the UK and totally transformed the way we all travel. Since then, motorways have played a big role in the economy, making it easier, quicker and safer to transport goods anywhere in the UK.

 

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Motorway congestion - does anyone have the answer?

14/07/2016

With stats from the Freight Transport Association claiming congestion on UK roads is at its worst in more than 10 years, and with a 60 per cent increase in motorway traffic forecasted by 2040, a solution is required. Those proposed range from the logical to the extremely ambitious - here’s a selection, and an idea of what the future of our motorways will look like.

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“Textalyser” can determine whether you were texting while driving

21/04/2016

"Textalyser" – a new device might tell police whether drivers were using their phones at the time of an accident. Find out more about "Textalyser"

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Is Shell V-power Nitro+ worth it?

14/03/2016

Many motorists wonder what the difference between Shell FuelSave and Shell V-Power Nitro+ is. What advantage does it have over each other apart form the price?

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Service stations - the good, the bad and the ugly

25/02/2016

For professional drivers, motorway service stations can be an important part of the working day. We often rely on them for fuel, food, drink and rest. 

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How much do air-con or trailers boost your fuel bill?

23/02/2016

For many drivers fuel efficiency is a crucial part of their business. Increasing or decreasing your vehicle’s mpg can have a profound effect on your profit.

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What is the best time of year to buy a car?

18/02/2016

Surely this is one of the easiest questions in the fleet industry? The obvious time to buy a new car is at the time of the two annual number plate changes in March and September. This means your new company vehicle will have the status and value of the latest registration and most up-to-date specification.

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Are your fleet vehicles up to standard?

19/01/2016

Research has found that many of our vehicle interiors are in fact so dirty and neglected that they pose a health risk. For professional drivers who spend much of their lives in that environment this could be worrying news for their own health. 

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Tyres: Are you all worn out?

19/01/2016

Tyres that were perfect for July’s hot and dry roads aren’t quite as perfect for January and February with cold, wet surfaces. So should UK business drivers switch to special winter tyres at this time of year?

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Grey Fleet drivers

19/01/2016

Many businesses around the UK run a ‘grey fleet’ but what is a ‘grey fleet’ and what are the benefits of having one?

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The True Cost Of Motoring

19/01/2016

Everybody knows that buying and running a fleet of vehicles is expensive but have you ever really weighed up all of the costs?

 

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Peugeot speed six

07/09/2015

Peugeot has introduced new versions of its 207 and SW models with new six-speed manual gearboxes and faster diesel engines.

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Do 20 mph Zones Really Work?

04/08/2015

Many streets in the UK have roads which restrict drivers to a 20mph limit. The main road and feeder roads around these 20mph zones usually have a 30mph speed limit so this usually results in areas with variable speed limits.

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Vans should be fitted with speed limiters

18/06/2015

Van manufacturers should supply vehicles with a speed limiter set at 70 miles per hour as a no-cost option, according to the Freight Transport Association's Van Excellence Governance Group.

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UK logistics sector sees significant increase in confidence

29/08/2013

Survey reveals more than 100 senior executives have identified a significant rise in confidence in the UK’s logistics sector.

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Management firms are replacing traditional fleet managers

28/08/2013

The reduction in full-time fleet managers opens the door to fleet management companies

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HMRC makes arrest over illicit fuel site in Northern Ireland

27/08/2013

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) arrests man after discovering fuel laundering plant in Northern Ireland

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DSA approves use of high-tech HGV simulators for training

23/08/2013

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) takes HGV driver training to the next level

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RHA backs A9 average speed cameras

22/08/2013

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) says average speed cameras would improve safety on A9

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Highways agency reappoints National Vehicle Recovery Manager

20/08/2013

Fleets to benefit from extended National Vehicle Recovery Manager (NVRM) contract

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The FTA calls for national guidelines for fixed penalties

19/08/2013

Fixed penalties for careless driving offences need national guidelines says Freight Transport Association (FTA)

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The HMEP has launched its guides on highway maintenance funding

16/08/2013

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) launches guides on the best way forward for highway maintenance funding

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Clarification on online licence database

15/08/2013

DVLA introduces a new licence database but fleets call for clarity on how the system will work

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Fleets set to benefit from improved FTN service

14/08/2013

The Fleet Tyre Network (FTN) adopts the Online Tyre Catalogue (OTC) to enhance fleet service

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Hauliers targeted by stowaways face higher fines

13/08/2013

Hauliers targeted by stowaways trying to reach the UK could pay more in fines according to Commercial Motor

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Cabotage rules relaxed around peak vehicle registration times

12/08/2013

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) influences Government ruling to relax cabotage rules for car transporter firms.

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Police operation to tackle HGV drivers breaking the law

09/08/2013

Road traffic police in Cleveland and Durham to step up surveillance of lorry drivers

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Truck sales increase helped to steady CV market in July, says SMMT

08/08/2013

Commercial vehicle (CV) registrations were stable in July, with 177,708 registrations year-to-date, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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VOSA to give talk to transport managers at FTA conferences

07/08/2013

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) set to talk to industry at the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) 2013 Transport Manager Conference.

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Fuel duty reductions must apply to all motorists, say the FTA and RHA

06/08/2013

Transport groups say fuel rebate must apply to all, not just rural motorists

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CVO unearths key reasons for fleets going greener

05/08/2013

Total cost of ownership and CO2 legislation drive greener fleet decisions, research reveals

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Truck demand to rise in second half of 2013

02/08/2013

Truck manufacturers are set to enjoy busier books in the second half of the year

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FTA calls for consistent message on ‘yellow-lines’ delivery times in the capital

01/08/2013

Consistent message needed in London for ‘yellow-lines’ delivery times

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Interest escalating in Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

31/07/2013

TfL sees surge of interest in scheme to improve fleet operations.

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DSA reveals pass rate of LGV test has fallen

30/07/2013

The number of new drivers taking and passing LGV test has decreased

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European truck registration down in Europe

29/07/2013

Europe’s truck registration down by 11.3 percent on last year

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Truck Stowaways Arrested at Service Station

26/07/2013

Police arrest 17 stowaways at Cobham Services

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Government ditches plans for 80mph speed limit

25/07/2013

Survey reveals 60 percent of Britons regularly break speed limit

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The Fuelcard Company Supports Craig's Charity Challenge

25/07/2013

The Fuelcard Company is supporting inspirational charity fundraiser Craig Walter by providing him with a Diesel Advance pre-pay fuel card to purchase fuel along his epic cross-country charity challenge.

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RHA comments on MPs’ report on VOSA

24/07/2013

RHA hopes police will provide the support VOSA needs

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Improvements on freight delivery restrictions in the capital

23/07/2013

Councils need to be more flexible with freight deliveries in London

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TfL to continue building on transport legacy

22/07/2013

Transport for London (TfL) publishes report outlining plans to continue building “Transport Legacy” after last year’s Olympics.

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Operators to work with MPs on new recovery safety standards

19/07/2013

MPs are looking to develop new safety standards with the help of recovery operators to ensure cowboy operators don’t go unnoticed.

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Ation plan to address OCRS concerns

18/07/2013

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency has outlined plans to address concerns about the OCRS

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Highways Agency to become publicly owned

17/07/2013

In a bid to boost effectiveness and efficiency, the Highways Agency is to be transformed into a publicly owned company

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M25 melts causing severe delays

16/07/2013

A section of the M25 melted and was closed for 14 hours causing delays to deliveries

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RHA emphasises importance of maintaining London’s road network

12/07/2013

The Road Haulage Association has described improving London’s roads as 'essential', following the publication of a report by the Roads Task Force.

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Councillors have voted in favour of a controversial overtaking ban for HGVs

11/07/2013

The Highways Agency may introduce a pilot scheme preventing lorries from overtaking on the A12 in Essex.

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HGV drivers warned a crackdown on driving offences will take place this week

10/07/2013

A crackdown on motoring offences will target HGV drivers.

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Fuel theft explodes due to rising prices

09/07/2013

Fuel theft is on the increase, according to the NFIB, with gangs stealing thousands of pounds worth of petrol and diesel from fuel stations around the country.

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Commercial vehicle registrations on the up

08/07/2013

Registrations of commercial vehicles are up 7.6 percent at the year’s halfway point, according to figures released by the SMMT.

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VOSA launches a guide for recovery vehicle operators

05/07/2013

VOSA has launched a guide for recovery operators giving quick and easy answers to specific questions.

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New shape HGV cabs and mega-trucks could be given go-ahead by European Commission

04/07/2013

HGVs with more aerodynamic shaped cabs could soon be common place on UK roads.

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100 former armed forces personnel are to receive professional driver training

03/07/2013

A new scheme will put 100 former armed forces personnel through driver training.

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Lorry drivers warned not to be easy targets for Police enforcing new driving laws

02/07/2013

HGV drivers need to be aware of new offences in order to stay safe and legal while on the road.

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Tesco drivers to stage permanent walk out

30/11/2012

Tesco lorry drivers engaged in a long-running dispute over the transfer of their depot to an transport contractor, are to walk out permanently next Thursday after failing to reach a resolve with their new managers.

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The Fuelcard Company reminds fleet managers to tackle drivers’ mobile phone use following report

23/11/2012

New figures released today show more than one million drivers have been convicted of using a mobile phone behind the wheel since the ban came into effect in 2003.

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Speedy road construction pilot schemes

21/11/2012

The Government has chosen four road improvement projects to trial new measures for reducing construction times.

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Motorists sceptical about driverless cars

20/11/2012

Forty percent of motorists would never consider using a driverless car, according to a poll by the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

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Young drivers could be banned from carrying non-family passengers

19/11/2012

The Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, is considering banning young drivers from carrying non-family passengers in order to cut the number of road accidents involving teenagers.

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Traffic lights cause more accidents

16/11/2012

The Chairman of the National Trust has said all traffic lights should be “torn down” because they are dangerous and cause more accidents.

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HGVs could see speed limits increase

14/11/2012

The Department for Transport has announced a consultation examining the speed limit of HGVs over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads.

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FairFuelUK campaign goes to Parliament

12/11/2012

FairFuelUK campaign ramps up with a Parliamentary lobby to highlight Labour’s fuel duty debate in The House of Commons this week.

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British motorists clueless about car maintenance

09/11/2012

New research reveals most of Britain’s motorists are unable to undertake the simplest car maintenance tasks.

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Poor eyesight to blame for 2,900 causalities yearly

05/11/2012

An estimated 2,900 people are injured each year due to motorists who have poor vision, according to a report by RSA.

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New tyre labelling system comes into effect

02/11/2012

As of yesterday (1 November) all new tyres must bear a label which helps consumers make more informed decisions.

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Motorists don’t know rules surrounding emergency vehicles

30/10/2012

A poll by the Institute of Advanced Motorists has found 35 percent of motorists don’t know the current rules on dealing with approaching emergency service vehicles.

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Government road safety response gets knocked down

26/10/2012

The Transport Committee Chair has attacked the Government for showing a lack of leadership on road safety following an increase in the number of road deaths for the first time in nearly a decade.

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Life saving changes to British Summer Time

23/10/2012

The Institute of Advanced Motorists is calling for the Government to move the clocks forward an hour in winter to extend the hours of daylight and reduce road casualties.

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Drivers reminded of dangers of using Sat Navs

19/10/2012

The Fuelcard Company reminds drivers of the dangers of blindly following a Satellite Navigation device.

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AA organises ‘people’s audit’ of UK roads

17/10/2012

AA members to carry out neighbourhood road audit looking for potholes and uneven surfaces.

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Motorists use Facebook while driving

15/10/2012

New research by Motors.co.uk suggests as many as nine percent of drivers text while driving and two percent update their Facebook accounts while behind the wheel.

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More fleet managers using smartphone apps for daily tasks

12/10/2012

A growing number of fleet managers are using their smartphone or mobile apps to complete daily tasks, such as fleet tracking.

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Calls for driving education to be on the school curriculum

09/10/2012

Driving and road safety should be part of the school curriculum, according to the AA.

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ABI proposes radical rethink for young drivers.

05/10/2012

Young drivers could be made to learn for a minimum of one year under proposals being put forward by the Association of British Insurers.

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DfT refuses to rule out 80mph speed limit on motorway

02/10/2012

Motorway speed limit could still be increased to 80mph despite the Transport Secretary’s safety concerns.

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Motorists banned from cleaning their own cars

21/09/2012

Brain Madderson of the RMI has written to David Cameron urging him to ban motorists from washing their cars in the street and instead force them to pay for their cars to be washed at garages.

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Compulsory retests for elderly drivers

19/09/2012

IAM says non-compulsory driving assessments for the elderly should be introduced rather than compulsory retests.

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Plans to increase motorway speed limit

18/09/2012

Comments from the new Transport Secretary suggest plans to increase the motorway speed limit to 80mph are to be scrapped.

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Congestion Charges ‘unfair’, says London firm

14/09/2012

Vauxhall has backed an engineering plant firm that has labelled Congestion Charge rules ‘unfair’, claiming it penalises low CO₂ van users while green car fleets receive exemptions.

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Dangerous drivers still using phones behind the wheel

12/09/2012

More than two in five drivers admit to using their phones while driving for talking, texting and tweeting, according to a survey by the AA.

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FTA pleased with ‘promising progress’ on Driver CPC

11/09/2012

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is pleased with progress reported by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) regarding take up of Driver CPC training.

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Modified cars could fail MOT under EU proposals

07/09/2012

New EU plans could mean all components of a vehicle must remain identical to its specification when first registered or face failing its MOT test.

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OFT investigation ignores ‘the bigger picture’

06/09/2012

The OFT’s decision to investigate fuel prices has been welcomed by The Fuelcard Company, but fears it could be too little, too late.

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Patrick McLoughlin appointed as new Transport Secretary

05/09/2012

Patrick McLoughlin has been appointed as the new Transport Secretary after Justine Greening was controversially removed in the Prime Minister’s reshuffle yesterday.

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Fuel Card News Motoring Updates: Motorists divided on CO2 incentives

04/09/2012

Half of motorists would not consider switching to eco-friendly vehicles if Vehicle Excise Duty tax breaks were increased, according to an IAM poll.

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Hailstones the size of golf balls write off cars in Leicestershire

29/06/2012

Insurers have issued a warning that some cars may have to be written off due to damage caused by a freak hailstorm in Leicestershire yesterday

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UK’S First Pre-Pay Fuel Card Launched By The Fuelcard Company

26/06/2012

One of the country’s largest commercial fuel card resellers, The Fuelcard Company, is revolutionising the transport sector by launching the UK’s first pre-pay fuel card, Diesel Advance.

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Labour Party calls for the August fuel duty rise to be scrapped

26/06/2012

Labour says the 3p a litre rise in fuel duty scheduled to come into effect in August should be delayed.

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120,000 children march for safer roads

22/06/2012

This week 120,000 school children took part in Brake’s Giant Walking Bus, a march for better road safety.

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Tyre labelling will have positive effect on fleet buying habits

20/06/2012

New compulsory tyre labelling will change fleet buying habits in a very short space of time, according to CFC Solutions.

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UK freight industry uncompetitive

19/06/2012

Heavy goods vehicle operating costs have reached an all time high and are making them uncompetitive with foreign haulage companies, according to the Freight Transport Association.

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Speeding fines to go up to £90

15/06/2012

Fixed penalty notices for motoring offences should rise from £60 to £90, according to a government consultation.

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Motorists fined for warning other drivers of police speed traps

12/06/2012

Drivers in Lancashire are being fined when warning other road users of speed traps by flashing their headlights.

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Nine out of ten cars sold privately are dodgy

11/06/2012

A new report has found 88 percent of second hand cars sold privately are actually faulty.

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Britain driving happy

08/06/2012

A recent survey suggests Britons are driving happy with less people suffering from road rage.

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IAM ask for more lenient sentences for drink-drivers

06/06/2012

The Institute of Advanced Motorists is urging for more lenient sentences for motorist breaking drink-driving laws in Scotland, after the legal limit is reduced.

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Cars should have alcohol sensors, says former Government advisor

01/06/2012

A former Government chief drug advisor has recommended all cars be fitted with alcohol sensors to reduce drink-driving.

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Coryton refinery resumes supplies

27/01/2012

PwC announces agreement with PRML

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One in five young drivers involved in an accident

19/01/2012

House of Commons Transport Committee told reason behind high insurance costs

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O-licence refused over links to failed company

18/01/2012

Traffic Commissioner refuses WC Drainage Services license after public enquiry

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Campaigners warn against mega-trucks

09/01/2012

60-tonne trucks could hit UK roads

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Government to tackle satnav wrong turns

06/01/2012

Satnav problems to be discussed at summit

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Vehicles for coping with crumbling roads

04/01/2012

Research reveals Honda cars as most resilient to potholes

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Motorists warned of cold weather ‘frost jackings’

02/01/2012

'Frost jacking' figures soar as temperatures continue to fall

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RHA welcomes Transport for London retrofit decision

22/12/2011

Road Haulage Association approves of Transport for London announcement

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Driver safety is top concern for fleets

21/12/2011

Fleet management report reveals managers' main safety concerns

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Motorists unaware of new tyre labelling system

20/12/2011

Survey shows 90 percent of consumers are unaware of new legislation

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BVRLA warns of bogus car hire deals

20/12/2011

Festive travellers scammed out of hundreds of pounds

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Four in five fleet drivers break speed limits

14/12/2011

80 percent of company car and van drivers are putting their lives at risk, according to new statistics

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Motorists fined every three minutes

12/12/2011

A motorist is fined every three minutes for using a mobile phone while driving, says new research

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Transport Minister to investigate HGV wheel safety

08/12/2011

Transport Minister Mike Penning has agreed to investigate claims that many second-hand HGV wheels entering the market are not fit for purpose

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Goodyear introduces microchipped truck tyres

08/12/2011

Goodyear has introduced the company’s first commercial truck tyre with built-in microchip

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Fleet new car registrations continue to take the strain

07/12/2011

Fleet and business registrations accounted for over 59 percent of new car market in November

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'Morning after' drink drive accident warning

06/12/2011

New data shows 'morning after' drink driving accidents have reached an all-time high

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UK’s first ‘virtual solicitor’ could help struggling motorists

01/12/2011

The UK’s first ‘virtual solicitor’ has been launched to improve access to justice for road traffic offenders.

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Too old to drive?

01/12/2011

A recent survey revealed 60 percent of motorists think elderly people should be forced to give up their driving licences.

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Bank Holiday wash-out for motorists

31/05/2011

Drivers travelling over the holiday weekend faced double trouble as bad weather combined with heavy traffic.

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Tyre maintenance warning for fleet drivers

27/05/2011

IAM Drive and Survive is reminding motorists to regularly check tyres to help reduce fuel consumption.

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New technology set to reduce motor accidents involving pedestrians

25/05/2011

The Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre, Thatcham, is currently testing new braking systems which will reduce the number of accidents involving pedestrians.

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World’s top 5 most expensive number plates uncovered

25/05/2011

The UK and world’s top five most expensive number plates have been revealed on Yahoo! Cars.

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Fatty foods being used to produce diesel

20/05/2011

Production begins on bio fuel made from fatty foods and aims to reduce the environmental impact of the fuel it produces.

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Drivers warned about risks of transferring penalty points

20/05/2011

The Fuelcard Company has this week warned drivers and fleet managers against a common practice which is, in reality, a serious offence that could lead to a prison sentence.

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Citroen C3 Picasso recalled over brake problems

19/05/2011

Citroen has announced a recall of its C3 Picasso after BBC Watchdog programme reported passenger brake fault.

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Mandatory speed limits aim to reduce congestion

18/05/2011

The Highways Agency has introduced controllable speed limits on sections of the M1 to improve the flow of traffic.

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Logistics companies encouraged to do night-time deliveries in run up to Olympics

16/05/2011

Logistics companies should plan ahead for deliveries in the lead up to the Olympic Games, advises Freight Transport Association.

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Web searches for Aston Martin double following Royal Wedding

13/05/2011

The Aston Martin Volante has sparked new interest following The Royal Wedding

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Small and medium sized logistics firms at risk of insolvency

13/05/2011

Smaller businesses have to cut costs due to fuel increases to avoid bankruptcy.

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Survey highlights problem of uninsured grey fleet

12/05/2011

Research has shown ‘grey fleet’s are being overlooked and employers should take more responsibility for their employees when it comes to motor insurance.

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Police given power to impose instant fines in a bid to differentiate between honest and dangerous motorists.

11/05/2011

Government to target dangerous motorists with police issuing on the spot fines to drivers committing minor offences and making genuine mistakes.

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Warnings of increases in lorry crime with frequently used scams revealed

10/05/2011

TruckPol has released figures showing an increase in truck crime compared with last year and warns criminals are becoming more dangerous and persistent

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Ford Focus to launch on-board wi-fi

09/05/2011

Wi-fi will be available in all new Ford Focus vehicles from next year

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Fleets and businesses lead new car registrations in April

09/05/2011

Fleets and businesses dominated new car registrations in April according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

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World unites to support ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’

06/05/2011

A leading travel company has reported a rise in the number of people using the bus, with numbers expected to grow due to increases in fuel costs.

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Car clubs reduce UK traffic levels, says charity

05/05/2011

A new survey has highlighted the positive impact car clubs are having on reducing traffic.

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England tops road safety charts

25/02/2011

A report from the Institute of Advanced Motorists suggests England's roads are the safest in the UK.

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Drivers fail to carry out basic maintenance checks

25/02/2011

A third of drivers are not carrying out basic maintenance checks on their cars, according to a survey by Sainsbury’s Car Insurance.

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Fleet drivers put safety before comfort, survey reveals

23/02/2011

Fleet drivers put road safety before their own comfort and needs, according to a survey by The Fuelcard Company

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Jaguar Land Rover receives more than 6,500 applications for 280 graduate recruitment places

21/02/2011

Graduate applications triple in two years

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Rolls-Royce builds electric car

21/02/2011

Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce has developed its first ever electric car which could act as a prototype for the development of future commercial models.

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Clampdown on Blue Badge drivers

14/02/2011

The Government is clamping down on the fraudulent use of blue disabled badges.

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Social networking by drivers has doubled in the last year

09/02/2011

The number of motorists updating social networks while driving has doubled in the last year, according to research by Halfords.

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Vehicle DNA

30/04/2010

Telematics specialist Trimble MRM claims its vehicle history recording technology could reduce the risk of dishonest swappage valuations.

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Spring in the air at Volvo

30/04/2010

Volvo has announced plans to begin fitting pollen filters as standard in all new cars.

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Used vs new

29/04/2010

Dealers must do more to meet the expectations of customers who can no longer afford to buy new cars, says consultancy Network Automotive.

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The road to ruin

28/04/2010

The Fuelcard Company has called for road maintenance to be made an election issue.

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Crashing for cash

27/04/2010

Insurance firm Direct Line has named the top ten areas in the UK for 'crash for cash' frauds.

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Audi beat

27/04/2010

German carmaker Audi has launched a free racing game for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Essex drivers road rage claim

26/04/2010

A judge has called on drivers in Essex to recognise the seriousness of road rage.

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Motorway legscapade at 70mph

23/04/2010

A 27-year old driver has been spared jail after being caught driving on a motorway at 70mph with his foot hanging out the window.

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Plug-in hybrids are the future

22/04/2010

Hybrid vehicles which can run on both electricity and petrol are the ideal vehicles for the 21st Century, claims the Managing Director of Toyota Motor Europe.

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Toyota in yet more recalls

20/04/2010

Troubled Japanese carmaker Toyota has announced two further recalls of models due to safety concerns.

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Logistics manifesto

19/04/2010

None of the three main political parties displayed a clear commitment to the logistics sector in their election manifestos, claims the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

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Vote of no confidence

16/04/2010

Well over a third of motorists have no faith in any political party, according to a new What Car? poll.

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Safe roads in Portsmouth

15/04/2010

Women living in Portsmouth, Hampshire, are the nation's safest drivers, according to a new survey by carmaker Hyundai.

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Seeing the signs

15/04/2010

Road signs should be larger to help older drivers, the RAC Foundation has said.

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Hyundai satisfaction

14/04/2010

The Hyundai i30 has been declared the most satisfying new car to own in the annual Driver Power survey carried out by Auto Express magazine.

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Distraction subtraction

13/04/2010

Modern drivers are so accustomed to constant connectivity via mobile phones and other technology that they are at greater risk of distraction, claims a senior research fellow at the Transport Research Laboratory.

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Grey fleet issues

13/04/2010

Specialist software firm Mycompanyfleet has decided to extend its current series of seminars on grey fleet issues into May.

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State of the roads address

12/04/2010

A significant 77 per cent of UK residents say road damage and potholes are a major issue in their area, according to a new Ipsos MORI poll carried out across Britain for the RAC Foundation.

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AA strike

09/04/2010

AA patrol staff have voted to strike in protest at plans to cap employee pensions.

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SNP unveils poster campaign

09/04/2010

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has launched the first in a series of viral posters targeting the issue of fuel costs.

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UK in transit

06/04/2010

Ford has extended plans to produce the Transit panel van at its Southampton plant into 2012.

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Guide for hauliers on May 1 sideguard compliance regime

06/04/2010

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has published a guide to help HGV drivers and fleet managers prepare for the stricter vehicle sideguard compliance regime due to be introduced on May 1.

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Euro NCAP hits the ESC button

01/04/2010

Motor safety organisation Euro NCAP has released new findings on the effectiveness of ESC (Electronic Stability Control) systems.

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Road victim recognition call

31/03/2010

Road safety charity Brake has called on newly appointed Victims Commissioner Louise Casey to include people who have been bereaved or injured in road accidents in government-funded services for victims of crime.

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Scrappage stops

31/03/2010

The scrappage discount scheme officially ends today (March 31), and the Government has released its findings on the results and effectiveness of the programme.

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Hot cross drivers

30/03/2010

Motoring rescue organisation Green Flag has predicted a 40 per cent increase in call outs for Tuesday April 6 as the nation returns to work after the extended Easter break.

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Minister visits Ellesmere

30/03/2010

Business Minister Ian Lucas has toured the Vauxhall car plant at Ellesmere Port, the only manufacturing plant in Europe dedicated to production of the new Astra model.

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Toyota 200

29/03/2010

Lawyers acting for troubled Japanese car giant Toyota have asked for more than 200 lawsuits related to its recent safety recalls to be heard as a single case.

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Green aspects of yesterday's Budget

25/03/2010

The Fuelcard Company gives its views on the green aspects of yesterday's (24 March) Budget.

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British Gas in the driver’s SEAT

24/03/2010

British Gas has taken delivery of the first of 500 new SEAT Leon Ecomotive cars.

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20,000th technician accredited

23/03/2010

The Automotive Technician Accreditation (ATA) scheme has announced its 20,000th certification.

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Support for UK motorsport

23/03/2010

A government committee has called on the Government to increase support for UK motorsport.

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Vauxhall top fleet choice

22/03/2010

British carmaker Vauxhall has won Fleet Manufacturer of the Year at the 2010 Fleet News Awards.

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Turning over a new Leaf

18/03/2010

Japanese car giant Nissan has announced plans to build its new electric vehicle the Leaf at the company's Sunderland plant.

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Second-hand car dealers rapped by the OFT

18/03/2010

One in five people who buy a second-hand car from a dealer subsequently experience problems, according to new research by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

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Toyota denies runaway claims

16/03/2010

Toyota has cast doubt on a widely-reported story that a Toyota Prius driver lost control of his vehicle on a Californian freeway last week.

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Mum’s the word

15/03/2010

The majority of mothers play an active role in the purchase of new cars, according to a new survey by used car website Carmony.

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Government committee points its finger at foreign lorries

12/03/2010

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed a statement by the Commons Public Accounts Committee that foreign HGVs are more likely to be involved in accidents than their UK-operated rivals.

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73% would 'inform' on elderly drivers

11/03/2010

Three in four people would report on elderly relatives or friends if they were concerned about the state of their driving.

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Pothole insurance claims up 600%

10/03/2010

AA report shows full cost of road damage to the motorist.

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Transport minister supports night-time deliveries

10/03/2010

Paul Clark highlights cost and congestion and pollution reduction benefits of out-of-hours deliveries.

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Toyota denies faulty electronic claims

09/03/2010

Manufacturer rebuffs concerns that faulty electronics, not mechanical faults, were responsible for the recall of 8.5 million vehicles.

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Top of the body shops

08/03/2010

Motor Codes releases top 50 garages in the UK.

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Nissan February sales show 'strong' demand for core models

05/03/2010

Manufacturer sells 35,502 units in month.

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US oil pipeline expansion planned

04/03/2010

'Onramp' would allow Montana and North Dakota to use the Keystone XL pipeline for its crude oil.

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Training vital to transport enterprise

03/03/2010

Organisers of forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Operator Show highlight importance of training to all sizes of transport operator.

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EuroNCAP publishes crash test results

03/03/2010

Toyota Verso receives maximum five-star rating.

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VW aims to be 'market leader in e-mobility'

02/03/2010

Volkswagen says it wants to be world's number one producer of environmental vehicles as well as the biggest car manufacturer.

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Vauxhall cars high on lottery winners' wish lists

01/03/2010

Vauxhall ranks higher than prestige brands.

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How to stay safe driving in wet, winter conditions

01/01/0001

The weather in the UK during the latter end of 2015 was unusually mild but now some parts of the country are experiencing some terrible flooding. In fact, December was the wettest month on record in the UK with the likes of Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire amongst the worst affected by these floods as reported by the BBC.

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Fleet News
19/11/2012

The Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, is considering banning young drivers from carrying non-family passengers in order to cut the number of road accidents involving teenagers.

Fleet News
23/03/2010

A government committee has called on the Government to increase support for UK motorsport.

Fleet News
13/05/2011

The Aston Martin Volante has sparked new interest following The Royal Wedding

Event News
14/02/2011

Truck pull organised to encourage the Prime Minister and Chancellor to “have a heart” over high fuel prices

Fleet News
16/07/2013

A section of the M25 melted and was closed for 14 hours causing delays to deliveries

Fleet News
09/04/2010

AA patrol staff have voted to strike in protest at plans to cap employee pensions.

Fleet News
09/10/2012

Driving and road safety should be part of the school curriculum, according to the AA.

Fleet News
23/04/2010

A 27-year old driver has been spared jail after being caught driving on a motorway at 70mph with his foot hanging out the window.

Fleet News
19/10/2012

The Fuelcard Company reminds drivers of the dangers of blindly following a Satellite Navigation device.

Fleet News
19/01/2012

House of Commons Transport Committee told reason behind high insurance costs

Fleet News
08/12/2011

Transport Minister Mike Penning has agreed to investigate claims that many second-hand HGV wheels entering the market are not fit for purpose

Fleet News
15/06/2012

Fixed penalty notices for motoring offences should rise from £60 to £90, according to a government consultation.

Fleet News
18/09/2012

Comments from the new Transport Secretary suggest plans to increase the motorway speed limit to 80mph are to be scrapped.

Fleet News
30/11/2012

Tesco lorry drivers engaged in a long-running dispute over the transfer of their depot to an transport contractor, are to walk out permanently next Thursday after failing to reach a resolve with their new managers.

Finance News
20/11/2012

FairFuelUK is to present to MPs its case for scrapping the fuel duty increase that is scheduled to come into effect 1 January 2013.

Fleet News
13/04/2010

Modern drivers are so accustomed to constant connectivity via mobile phones and other technology that they are at greater risk of distraction, claims a senior research fellow at the Transport Research Laboratory.

Fleet News
08/08/2013

Commercial vehicle (CV) registrations were stable in July, with 177,708 registrations year-to-date, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Fleet News
09/11/2012

New research reveals most of Britain’s motorists are unable to undertake the simplest car maintenance tasks.

Fleet News
09/11/2012

New research reveals most of Britain’s motorists are unable to undertake the simplest car maintenance tasks.

Fleet News
21/04/2016

"Textalyser" – a new device might tell police whether drivers were using their phones at the time of an accident. Find out more about "Textalyser"

Fuel Advice
01/02/2011

Egyptian protests have prompted concerns that oil prices will rise to over $100 a barrel.

Fleet News
11/09/2012

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is pleased with progress reported by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) regarding take up of Driver CPC training.

Fleet News
01/03/2010

Vauxhall ranks higher than prestige brands.

Fleet News
16/08/2013

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) launches guides on the best way forward for highway maintenance funding

Fleet News
07/12/2011

Fleet and business registrations accounted for over 59 percent of new car market in November

Fleet News
07/09/2015

Peugeot has introduced new versions of its 207 and SW models with new six-speed manual gearboxes and faster diesel engines.

Fleet News
20/05/2011

Production begins on bio fuel made from fatty foods and aims to reduce the environmental impact of the fuel it produces.

Fleet News
16/11/2012

The Chairman of the National Trust has said all traffic lights should be “torn down” because they are dangerous and cause more accidents.

Fleet News
15/03/2010

The majority of mothers play an active role in the purchase of new cars, according to a new survey by used car website Carmony.

Fuel Advice
01/02/2011

Egyptian protests have prompted concerns that oil prices will rise to over $100 a barrel.

Fleet News
19/08/2013

Fixed penalties for careless driving offences need national guidelines says Freight Transport Association (FTA)

Fleet News
06/09/2012

The OFT’s decision to investigate fuel prices has been welcomed by The Fuelcard Company, but fears it could be too little, too late.

Fleet News
08/12/2011

Transport Minister Mike Penning has agreed to investigate claims that many second-hand HGV wheels entering the market are not fit for purpose

Fleet News
09/07/2013

Fuel theft is on the increase, according to the NFIB, with gangs stealing thousands of pounds worth of petrol and diesel from fuel stations around the country.

Fleet News
14/07/2016

With stats from the Freight Transport Association claiming congestion on UK roads is at its worst in more than 10 years, and with a 60 per cent increase in motorway traffic forecasted by 2040, a solution is required. Those proposed range from the logical to the extremely ambitious - here’s a selection, and an idea of what the future of our motorways will look like.

Fleet News
19/07/2013

MPs are looking to develop new safety standards with the help of recovery operators to ensure cowboy operators don’t go unnoticed.

Fleet News
06/01/2012

Satnav problems to be discussed at summit

Fleet News
01/12/2011

A recent survey revealed 60 percent of motorists think elderly people should be forced to give up their driving licences.

Fleet News
25/02/2011

A report from the Institute of Advanced Motorists suggests England's roads are the safest in the UK.

Fleet News
07/12/2011

Fleet and business registrations accounted for over 59 percent of new car market in November