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FleetPoint 05/28/2020 03:53
With the slight ease of the lockdown, and with many people going back to work, we can see more cars on the street. With that, we inevitably see road rage rear its ugly head. But does it really have to be inevitable or is there something we can do to prevent it? The experts at were curious to find out more about this issue, and got into contact with Lee Chambers, Environmental Psychologist and Wellbeing Consultant, to get a comment on how road rage can affect us both mentally and physically. Plus, how we can prevent ourselves from getting […]
FleetPoint 05/28/2020 03:38
Europcar’s UK Vans & Truck business continues to see sustained double digit YOY growth throughout the Government-enforced COVID-19 lockdown period. Europcar has been quick to launch a number of new initiatives to help support UK Business, especially in the SME and Micro Business Sector. This has been coupled with the continuation of its unbroken period of growth. Strong demand from new and existing customers from sectors such as the home delivery market, UK crop growers, in addition to the continuity of a number of key infrastructure and ground transportation contracts, has meant the doors at Europcar have remained open, the […]
FleetPoint 05/28/2020 03:19
With new 5G technology pushing digitisation in all industries to its next phase, the future of the transport and fleet industry is certainly one to watch. Just recently, it was announced that autonomous vehicles will be able to use this network to communicate with each other, alerting other vehicles about hazards in the area. However, technology is a constantly evolving phenomenon which often develops at a rate faster than the laws designed to regulate it and implement it successfully into UK infrastructure. With AVs being an exciting and inevitable aspect of the fleet industry’s future, it’s vital that fleet managers […]
FleetPoint 05/28/2020 02:48
As a result of the Covid-19 crisis, many hauliers are having to change processes and adapt systems to keep their drivers safe and wheels turning. For the directors of Tapfreight Ltd, the Barnsley-based operator who specialises in the distribution of chemicals and pharmaceuticals in the UK and Europe, it was essential for them to reduce the risk of contact at the point of delivery. Tapfreight use a Mandata transport management system and integrated Manifest ePOD app to capture electronic proof of delivery for most of their work. However, many of their customers insist on their own paperwork being signed, in […]
FleetPoint 05/27/2020 04:00
With the announcement car dealers WILL reopen on June 1st, obtained comments from CarwiseUK: What will car dealerships look like when they reopen? Being shut down since 22 March has had a dramatic effect on business, like the whole of the motor industry, both selling brand new and used cars. From our perspective, giving an insight from a used dealership, we purchase most of our stock from Auctions, which have all been closed. This has had a huge impact on the few cars that we have been able to sell since lockdown to key workers. This has left us […]
FleetPoint 05/27/2020 03:32
30 ŠKODA Kodiaq SUVs have been added to the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service fleet. The vehicles will be used by the service to assist in keeping over 850,000 people safe across the region. ŠKODA’s popular 4×4 SUV was selected by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service to enable senior staff not based at its headquarters to be able to respond to incidents quickly to support crews in an emergency situation. In addition to fires, the emergency team respond to road traffic accidents – attending 634 in total last year – with the performance capabilities of the Kodiaq ensuring […]
FleetPoint 05/27/2020 03:01
What began as a simple pilot project for digital freight startup Ontruck has helped overcome the ongoing transportation challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. A new service in full, national distribution, the first of its kind for the UK market, enables shippers to book national full truck loads for long-haul while also providing access to instant real-time quotes and driver availability. This new offering links together core routes for distribution, connecting operations from Greater London to the North West, Manchester, and Yorkshire to provide shippers with a full end-to-end transport solution. While adding a national product to its current regional […]
FleetPoint 05/27/2020 02:45
How to give the EV battery a better second life by James O’Brien, Product Group Director, MIVOLT Will electric vehicles really end our dependence on the combustion engine – and help save our planet in the process? Automakers are certainly eyeing up the potential of the EV market, but industry needs to tackle the impending mountain of waste ahead. The new space race Traditional car OEMs are changing their strategy. Volkswagen switched its focus to EVs with the goal of overtaking Tesla as market leader by 2025. BMW, which passed the 100,000 plug-in vehicle milestone in 2017, intends to launch […]
FleetPoint 05/26/2020 05:09
Shared transport specialist Kura has updated its award-winning vehicle tracking technology, creating a tailored solution to help workers to maintain safe social distancing while travelling to work. As Britain begins to return to work, a combination of reduced public transport services and overcrowding mean that public transport is currently not a safely viable option for all who need it. Kura’s services, already in use in more than 30 schools across the country, as well as with a variety of businesses in the online retail, NHS services and food sectors, has subsequently been updated to allow businesses to keep track of […]
FleetPoint 05/26/2020 04:42
The tough TORSUS PRAETORIAN has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot Award in the Product Design 2020 category, for its outstanding design quality. TORSUS, in partnership with Werkemotion – an independent award-winning transportation and industrial design studio – designed the TORSUS PRAETORIAN, the world’s first heavy duty 4×4 off-road bus. Designed to transport personnel and equipment safely across the world’s harshest environments, the bus is based on an upgraded heavy-duty MAN chassis and is powered by MAN engines and drivetrain. From the Michelin off-road tyres, to the Line-X™ military grade coating on body parts, PRAETORIAN is engineered to take on […]
FleetPoint 05/26/2020 04:19
Phase two of Road Safety GB’s Take Extra Care campaign urges all road users to continue to protect the emergency services by staying alert and travelling safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. On 10 May, prime minister Boris Johnson unveiled the Government’s roadmap out of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions – encouraging people to travel to their place of work if they are unable to work from home, and outlining plans for schools to reopen from 1 June for some primary aged pupils. Restrictions on exercising have also been eased, with people now allowed to exercise outdoors as often as they wish – […]
FleetPoint 05/22/2020 04:03
The adoption of a hat-trick of compliance technologies by Bibby Distribution has seen efficiencies enhanced across its entire network. Bibby Distribution, which operates across more than 50 locations nationwide, has introduced a state-of-the-art software system as part of a longer-term strategy to further streamline its business – and one which is already reaping huge rewards. The system, designed by Convey Technology – a provider of compliance management software for the commercial vehicle industry – features a number of innovative modules each designed to help drivers and managers collect, monitor, and share vital business data. Introducing the system’s dedicated Tachograph module […]
FleetPoint 05/22/2020 02:23
PRIM works closely with organisations to recognise them for their commitment to reducing road risk across their fleet. Uniquely, we award organisations of all fleet types and sizes, who are focusing on reducing road risk though proactive risk management. Organisations enter the accreditation at Bronze level and are awarded higher levels according, with Platinum being the highest level of achievement. One of the perks of becoming a PRIM – Fleet Standards member, is gaining access to a comprehensive range of vetted and approved Suppliers. All suppliers approved by PRIM are carefully selected to enhance a client’s business and assist their […]
FleetPoint 05/21/2020 03:14
Every two years, the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) updates and toughens its test protocols. This year new tests are introduced to address some long-standing needs in occupant protection, improve post-crash protection and promote the latest advanced driver assistance technology. A key change is the implementation of a new moving barrier to moving car frontal crash test, replacing the regulation-based moderate offset-deformable barrier test, used by Euro NCAP for the last 23 years. This new crash test not only evaluates the protection of occupants inside the car, but also assesses how the cars’ front-end structurers contribute to injuries in […]
FleetPoint 05/21/2020 02:57
Improved air pollution levels during lockdown could result in a surge towards electric vehicles (EVs), a new study has found. The latest research by online parking portal discovered that 4-in-10 people are more likely to purchase an EV in the future as a direct result of the lockdown which has seen fewer vehicles on the road, resulting in less pollution. Indeed, the findings correspond to April’s car sales, which although dramatically down due to the government restrictions, saw the electric Tesla Model 3 as the UK’s best-selling car and EVs take a record market share of 32 per cent. […]
FleetPoint 05/21/2020 02:45
In such a short amount of time, the coronavirus outbreak has disrupted so many of our lives. For most of us, ‘normality’ feels a long way off. The Government is still advising that people in England continue to work from home wherever possible and for the rest of the UK the message is to ‘stay at home’. Therefore, we’re still in a situation where there is large number of fleet vehicles sitting idle on people’s driveways. Yet, some fleet and company car drivers, such as delivery drivers and the emergency services, are busier than ever. The lockdown has meant daily […]
FleetPoint 05/21/2020 02:20
New report by GoCompare* reveals Brits have saved an incredible £267 million on fuel prices since the start of lockdown in March! Lockdown restrictions have canceled the daily commute for millions of workers, freeing up both the roads and our budgets. As most cars stay stationary, less petrol is being purchased across the UK. That saving has severely impacted the cost of fuel at the pumps, with prices for both petrol and diesel plummeting since coronavirus arrived leading to petrol pricing wars taking place between Tesco, Asda and Morrisons. Find out how much YOU have saved as lockdown changes our […]
FleetPoint 05/20/2020 02:47
Calor is one of the UK’s best-known gas suppliers but the ground-breaking FUSO eCanter now delivering its bottled butane and propane to customers in central London relies on battery power. As well as producing zero exhaust emissions, the fully electric 7.5-tonner is exceptionally quiet, smooth to drive, and highly cost-effective to run. The truck is based at Calor’s depot in Wandsworth, south-west London, and spends much of its time working inside the city’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The company’s National Vehicle Engineering Manager Alan Harrison said: “At Calor we like to move quickly to adopt any new technology that […]
FleetPoint 05/20/2020 02:26
National Courier Speedy Freight, has today announced a 200% increase in the movement of medical related consignments since the Covid-19 lockdown began in March this year – covering 150,000 miles across the country. The goods include national transportation of vital PPE equipment, including protective masks and gloves to key NHS and care workers. Speedy Freight has also been delivering critical apparatus such as ventilators to hospitals across the country. Destinations also include the specialist Nightingale hospitals, with cargo covering vital medical equipment to copper piping to the temporary hospitals. Mike Smith, Managing Director at Speedy Freight said, “Keeping the nation […]


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