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FleetPoint 10/23/2019 04:01
SMH Fleet Solutions is expanding its digital passport scheme, which enables defleeted and refurbished vehicles to be remarketed by any operator, directly from one of the company’s five sites around the UK. The move follows extensive trials, which showed a drastic cut in the amount of time it takes from end-of-life inspection to dealer forecourt. Commenting on the development, Simon Withey, director at SMH Fleet Solutions said: “We understand time is of the essence in a dynamic market and a lengthy defleet and remarketing process can ramp up costs and miss key market opportunities. The experienced team at SMH developed […]
FleetPoint 10/23/2019 03:41
East Yorkshire-based Simplytrak, a fleet management and remote tracking solutions provider, is pleased to announce its preferred supplier status for Practical Car and Van Rental’s 4000-strong vehicle fleet. Simplytrak offers a cutting-edge vehicle tracking system with integrated cameras and live footage of incidents. The telematics solution offers in-depth fleet reports for those that wish to monitor vehicles for driver behaviour, mileage and fuel usage amongst other options. Simplytrak offers fleet managers the ultimate control over their vehicles with Simplytrak’s Remote Immobilisation option which can de-mobilise vehicles with the click of a button. Ian Wood, Simplytrak’s Managing Director, comments, “We are […]
FleetPoint 10/23/2019 03:13
Morrisons is installing the nation’s largest network of rapid electric charging points for electric vehicles, allowing customers to charge the majority of cars from flat to full battery in under 45 minutes. This week Morrisons unveils its first 50 GeniePoint rapid charging points at its stores nationwide, with a further 50 planned by 2020. The rapid chargers will charge an electric car six times quicker than standard charging points. It enables customers to fill their car up even during a short shopping trip, which means that a 20-30 minute charge will give drivers up to 100 miles of travel range. To help customers, […]
FleetPoint 10/22/2019 04:41
Toga Freight Services Ltd, the long-established International Freight Forwarders based in Dublin, have announced a major deal with German Logistics company Loxx Logistics GmbH. Loxx Logistics are headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, the logistics and industrial heartland of Germany and were established in 1977, just a year before the incorporation of Toga Freight in Dublin. Loxx have almost 600 staff located across Germany and Europe including over 370 at the Gelsenkirchen logistics hub. With group owned depots across Germany, Poland and Russia, as well as 250 partner companies in Germany and over 80 across Europe, Loxx is one of the largest and […]
FleetPoint 10/22/2019 04:26
New figures show there are now 13,500 fewer polluting cars being driven into central London every day and a significant drop in harmful air pollution, since the Mayor introduced the Ultra Low Emission Zone six months ago. Polluting vehicles account for around half of London’s harmful NOx air emissions, with air pollution costing the capital up to £3.7 billion every year The ULEZ – operating in the Central London Congestion Charging zone – the world’s first, is the centrepiece of Sadiq Khan’s bold action to tackle London’s toxic air health crisis that leads to thousands of premature deaths every year […]
FleetPoint 10/22/2019 04:11
Last week, Vauxhall once again hosted its ‘Women in Engineering’ event at its manufacturing plant in Luton. Every day, the company welcomed 48 female students from local Luton senior schools to its site to take part in a range of engaging and interactive activities. As well as promoting the various careers available at Vauxhall, the five-day initiative seeks to raise the profile of women in engineering and celebrate their achievements, while encouraging female students to consider careers in manufacturing and engineering. In addition to a visit to the production line in body shop and general assembly, the girls will take […]
FleetPoint 10/22/2019 03:36
Rotala, a UK transport business with headquarters in Sandwell, West Midlands, has acquired a new bus depot in Bolton from First Manchester, after securing a £5.3 million finance package from HSBC UK. The new Bolton depot, which makes Rotala the second largest player in the Manchester bus market, will become the company’s new North West headquarters, providing a base for further expansion in the area. The purchase includes 18 commercial bus routes operating in the Bolton, Bury and central Manchester area as well as the depot, plant and machinery at the site. With two smaller depots already in operation in […]
FleetPoint 10/22/2019 03:21
Hendy Group has been named Company of the Year in the prestigious Solent Business Awards. Chief executive Paul Hendy was presented with the award at a glittering black-tie event this week and said he was thrilled the company had won this accolade. “Winning Company of the Year is a real honour and testament to everyone who works at Hendy,” said Paul. “This award is for all of our colleagues who play such an important role in our ongoing growth and success.” This award recognises the most successful Solent and South Coast company with a turnover above £10 million, and judges […]
FleetPoint 10/21/2019 05:20
Electric truck development in America has just received a major financial boost. Electric truck specialist Motiv Power Systems said it has raised $60 million in new investment as it enters its second decade. Colorado-based GMAG Holdings Inc. led the Series B funding round. Recreational vehicle giant Winnebago Industries is the second major participant. The new funding leaves Motiv “debt-free with a strong balance sheet,” Matt O’Leary, chief executive of the Foster City, Calif., company, told Trucks.com. Previously, Motiv had raised about $7 million in investment funding and $20 million in various electric truck development grants, mainly from California air quality regulators. Winnebago […]
FleetPoint 10/21/2019 04:47
A charity which represents blind and visually impaired people has stepped up its campaign to have shared space schemes abolished – describing them as unsafe, inaccessible and a ‘big mistake’. In a petition to the European Union, issued on 11 October, the National Federation of the Blind of the UK (NFBUK) says shared spaces ‘take away the safety and navigational features in the urban environment that keep blind people away from moving traffic’. First developed in the Netherlands, shared space schemes – where features such as kerbs, road surface markings, designated crossing places and traffic signs are removed – have […]
FleetPoint 10/21/2019 04:39
Tougher laws on drug driving, and a new roadside testing regime, are set to come into effect in Scotland – bringing the nation in line with England and Wales. From 21 October, Scotland will adopt a ‘zero tolerance approach’ to the eight drugs most associated with illegal use – including cocaine, cannabis, ketamine, ecstasy, heroin and diamorphine – with limits set at a level where any claims of accidental exposure can be ruled out. A list of other drugs associated with medical use will have limits based on impairment and road safety risk. Drug-driving limits were introduced in England and Wales […]
FleetPoint 10/21/2019 04:31
Jaama, the UK’s leading fleet and asset management software and risk management specialist, has launched a new driver pool vehicle booking portal module for its Key2 system. Fleets that use Jaama’s multi award-winning Key2 asset management system and have pool vehicles within their operations are able to use the portal to encourage drivers to go online and book a pool car or van for a specific journey. The self-help portal then asks drivers a number of questions about the booking with all information fed back into Key2. Employees using their own vehicles – known as the ‘grey’ fleet’ – on […]
FleetPoint 10/21/2019 04:12
As part of its business expansion plans, TIP Trailer Services has relocated its branch in Scotland from its site in Motherwell to a brand-new modern 5-acre site at nearby Chapelhall. The move, which was completed in the last few weeks, more than doubles the available workshop capacity, in addition to providing much more modern facilities and considerable trailer parking space. The new branch, to be known as ‘TIP Glasgow’, is located close to Junction 6 of the M8 motorway, providing easy access for customers in central Scotland and beyond. Following its acquisition of D&M Trailer Services in October 2014, TIP […]
FleetPoint 10/21/2019 04:05
Ringway Jacobs will be relying on a fleet of new Mercedes-Benz gritters to keep the roads of Cheshire East clear of ice and snow this winter. The leading highways service provider turned once again to preferred supplier Roanza Truck & Van for the eight new vehicles, all of which are based on muscular Arocs chassis with ClassicSpace S-cabs and Econ Engineering bodywork. Four are double-drive 2633 26-tonners with 10.7-litre in-line six-cylinder engines producing 240 kW (326 hp). The remainder are 4×4 18-tonne 1824 AK variants with high-torque, 175 kW (238 hp) 7.7-litre straight-sixes. Econ Engineering’s bodies – the six-wheelers have […]
FleetPoint 10/18/2019 04:36
Dometic launches new intelligent turn assistant system to support the fight against fatal blind spot accidents. The new Dometic CAM1000 blind spot camera reliably distinguishes pedestrians and cyclists from irrelevant objects like traffic light poles. The system fully complies with the new legal requirements in Germany. The number of cyclists hurt or killed on roads in blind spot accidents is constantly increasing. To stop this alarming trend, German legal authorities have redefined the technical requirements for vehicles and have launched an incentive program. To support such initiatives, save lives on roads, and meet the new legal requirements, Dometic has developed […]

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