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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 […]
FleetPoint 10/18/2019 04:17
Increasingly stringent environmental standards continue to put the spotlight on diesel’s environmental performance. At the same time, alternative fuels and a growing interest in electric vehicles are generating headlines. However, diesel’s days as a fuel for commercial vehicles are far from over, although some misconceptions about its performance remain. It is important to correct these myths to enable an informed debate about fuel options and environmental regulation. Clear-cut data put into a well-defined context benefits everyone involved in the critical dialogue about how to power vehicles in the future. So what are the key misconceptions that need to be addressed? […]
FleetPoint 10/18/2019 03:53
Northgate, the UK’s largest van rental company, has today announced the launch of a new Vehicle Inspection App. Powered by CheckedSafe, the app has been designed to facilitate and streamline the end to end management of fleet vehicles. The App allows Northgate customers to monitor all daily vehicle checks at the click of a button, providing added insights into where the checks were carried out, how long they took, and what, if any, defects were identified. The system uses existing kit, namely smartphones or tablets, and requires no additional capital investment. As the market-leading solution, the App has several bespoke […]
FleetPoint 10/18/2019 03:46
Truckman has developed the robust RS-3 for the Toyota Hilux Active, a British-built commercial hardtop which features remote central locking on the side doors and the rear tailgate. One of the most accessible and tough hardtops on the market, the cab-high Truckman RS-3, can be specified for the double cab Hilux Active models. The hardtop was successfully launched earlier this year for the Isuzu D-Max with further OEM models due for release soon. Featuring gull-wing doors which, along with the rear door, the hardtop has been designed predominately for tradespeople and engineers to provide easy access to tools and equipment […]
FleetPoint 10/18/2019 03:23
In response to an expansion of its business activities both in the UK and internationally, Oxford-based technology solutions provider, Ebbon-Dacs, has appointed Justine Hawkins as its new Chief Commercial Officer. Reporting to directors Rob Pilkington and Craig Gibbin, Hawkins, who was formerly Head of Commercial, will have an over-arching responsibility for continuing the development of relationships in several key customer areas: leasing companies, vehicle manufacturers and dealers. And she will be responsible for Ebbon-Dacs’ continued expansion into Europe, which has seen the setting up of operations in the Netherlands and Germany in recent years and the award of a significant […]
FleetPoint 10/17/2019 05:10
Gray & Adams, the UK’s leading supplier of temperature-controlled semi-trailers and rigid vehicle bodywork, has designed an automated loading pod, built inside a 15.6m refrigerated body, that holds 60 pallets at -22 degrees C. This innovation, coupled with a 44-pallet capacity double deck trailer, can be loaded in under seven minutes, automatically – a first for the UK.
FleetPoint 10/17/2019 04:01
NewMotion introduces its new Business Hub developed for companies that are making the switch to – or scaling up their – e-mobility. The platform allows businesses to monitor, analyse and control all aspects of their NewMotion charging infrastructure and their EV fleet charging. The detailed level of data gives crucial insights into the total cost of ownership of EV fleets and EV infrastructure efficiency. The Business Hub comes as part of NewMotion’s comprehensive business packages. The platform is used with NewMotion’s smart charge points and charge card and allows remote access management, tariff setting and cost allocation. Companies can see […]
FleetPoint 10/17/2019 03:46
Michelin has launched the next-generation version of its popular 315/70 R22.5 X Line Energy multi-position tyre, commonly specified on the steer axles of Euro VI tractor units. The new 315/70 R22.5 X Line Energy Z2 – ‘Z’ meaning multi-position, and ‘2’ marking the second generation of this product – becomes Michelin’s most fuel-efficient tyre in this key size to-date, rated ‘A’ for rolling resistance. Designed specifically for trucks and coaches used on long-distance routes, and where the majority of time is spent travelling at sustained high average speeds, the new tyre builds on the already impressive fuel savings of its […]
FleetPoint 10/16/2019 04:11
It is a foregone conclusion that no fleet manager in the UK can afford to sit back and simply wait for the effects of a Brexit deal or no deal to take effect. The ability to go into the future with any degree of confidence requires agility and the willingness to put some cautionary pre-emptive measures in place. Experts continue to urge the haulage industry to prepare for every possible scenario, which is sound advice, considering the uncertainty around the details of Brexit. But even an extension to the October 31 deadline won’t eliminate the potential of a ‘no-deal’ exit […]
FleetPoint 10/16/2019 04:00
Once again, Krone attended the Annual Fleet Transport Awards held in Saggart, Co. Dublin and this time with no less than five of their latest trailers on display in the outdoor exhibition arena. Designed for the Ireland, UK and European markets the line-up comprised a double-deck Cool Liner; a steel-sided Dry Liner; an insulated Dry Liner; a command-steer City Liner and a dual -temp’ Cool Liner. Joining the Noon Transport Fleet, the double-deck Cool Liner was specified with full, Krone telematics including auto-tyre pressure and temperature monitoring. Also, from Krone’s temperature-controlled trailer range, the dual-temp’ Duoplex Steel Cool Liner, recently […]
FleetPoint 10/16/2019 03:29
The Grosvenor Group has launched a new group website covering all of its contract hire, rental and fleet management services. The Grosvenor Group’s overall proposition encompasses Grosvenor Leasing and Interactive Fleet Management and, prior to the new Group site being developed, each business had its own separate web site. Now, with all group activity in one place, visitors to www.thegrosvenorgroup.co.uk can choose whether they are seeking a contract hire or fleet management solution before being directed to the relevant pages. “We’re delighted with our new group web site,” said Grosvenor Group CEO, Shaun Barritt. “It not only makes it far […]
FleetPoint 10/16/2019 03:19
Sprint Telematics Ltd, (part of The Sprint Group), announced today that they have chosen Key Telematics as a software platform for all of Sprint’s customers. Sprint Telematics Managing Director, Leon Boshoff speaking from their London HQ, said: “We have tested many telematics platforms and Key is undoubtedly best of breed. We will now migrate all our customers to this outstanding platform.” Leon went on to say that their years of experience in some of the toughest environments meant they are able to provide a service most telematics companies cannot match. Sprint Telematics and its associate company Edge Telematics provide telematics […]
FleetPoint 10/15/2019 04:05
Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist says the current eyesight test for drivers is long out of date and not fit for purpose. GEM is calling for a detailed check of every driver’s visual acuity and field of view every 10 years. GEM road safety officer Neil Worth renewed the organisation’s call for the government to update driver vision laws to ensure that a detailed eye examination formed part of the driver photocard licence renewal process, every 10 years. “If you can’t see properly, you shouldn’t be driving,” he said. “Poor eyesight is linked to more than 3,000 fatal and […]
FleetPoint 10/15/2019 03:47
Morris Commercial, a UK-based automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up, is delighted to announce that it will soon be unveiling its stunning new electric light commercial vehicle, the Morris JE. Boasting a state-of-the-art, full electric, lithium-ion battery powertrain, the new Morris JE is designed as a premium product with sensational styling, excellent functionality and a practical driving range for business and pleasure. The vehicle benefits from a lightweight, modular chassis, making it highly adaptable for future derivatives. The combination of advanced lightweight chassis with a complete carbon fibre body makes the Morris JE one of the lightest LCVs in the marketplace. […]
FleetPoint 10/15/2019 03:29
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said that it wants to ban the way some car dealers and brokers make commission on car sales. Presently, dealers can set their own interest rate on car loans and can then draw commission on that interest. The FCA estimates that drivers are losing out by as much as £1,250 over the lifetime of the loan. The FCA said this “creates an incentive for brokers to act against customers’ interests”. “We have seen evidence that customers are losing out due to the way in which some lenders are rewarding those who sell motor finance,” […]
FleetPoint 10/14/2019 06:05
Fleet Alliance Group, the award-winning Glasgow based vehicle leasing company, is increasing its office space at its Skypark base in line with continued expansion in the business. Fleet Alliance, which now manages a fleet valued at £1billion following an increase to 37,000 vehicles under management, has taken on an additional 3,324 sq ft on a five-year lease to occupy a total of 9,939 sq ft of office space at Skypark in Glasgow’s fashionable Finnieston district. The additional offices will be used to house the group’s growing team of technical and customer service staff, as it looks to continue on its […]
FleetPoint 10/14/2019 05:21
Millions of people will be needing home charge points for Electric Vehicles in the next few years. Only the UK’s first ever car charger comparison site, Rightcharge, can help drivers choose the best home charge point and find the best installation rates in their area. Electric vehicles (EVs) are going mainstream. Sales skyrocketed in July, up 158% compared to July 2018, and the much-anticipated Tesla Model 3 has landed in the UK. National Grid even forecasts up to 10 million more electric vehicles on the roads by 2030. That means millions more people will need a home charge point. The […]
FleetPoint 10/14/2019 05:12
Leading specialist Rolfo has unveiled a new concept in car transporter bodywork which is based on a Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor unit supplied by Dealer Midlands Truck & Van, and sets new standards for productivity, safety, and build quality. The Italian manufacturer presented its innovative EGO 539 model to prospective UK customers for the first time, at Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ Wentworth Park customer experience centre, in South Yorkshire. The rig is capable of transporting 12 cars, or mixed loadings with large vehicles. The truck, which carries four cars, is a 315 kW (428 hp) Actros 2443. It has a low-roofed CompactSpace cab, […]

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