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Why governments take the outsourcing option

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A ‘perfect storm’ is forcing government fleets to outsource an activity that the overwhelming majority still complete in-house: routine vehicle maintenance. Steve Saltzgiver, a 30-year-plus fleet management executive, explains why to Mark Boada.

Country Profile: Czech Republic

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The Czech Republic automotive sector has matured greatly over the past 12 months according to Rene Buzek, managing director of Autorola Czech Republic, with vehicle manufacturers leading the charge.

Comment: Still little progress on WLTP homologation status

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Felipe Munoz, global analyst at JATO Dynamics, looks at the latest update for carmakers’ WLTP testing programmes in Europe.

Country profile: Poland

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Michal Wojciechowski, managing director of Autorola Poland, discusses how the country will take on unwanted diesels from other countries and how younger drivers are happy to carshare rather than own their own wheels.

The true cost of congestion

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Dave Moss looks at the growing problem of traffic congestion and what the future holds. 

Don’t leave money on the street: How international fleet consolidation can cut costs

1 month ago / 0 comments

Thilo von Ulmenstein, managing partner, Fleetcompetence Group, looks at the benefits of adopting a Europe- or global-wide fleet policy.

The big picture: How telematics is helping fleets

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The role of telematics in helping better manage global fleets is growing on the back of connected car technology, but centralisation is the key to success. Curtis Hutchinson reports.

Early Drive: 2019 BMW 3 Series

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Neil Briscoe gets an early drive of the all-new, high-technology 3 Series in prototype form, to find out what’s in store for the next generation of the fleet stalwart.

Shell Power of Data survey: How attitudes to telematics are changing fast

2 months ago / 0 comments

In the third of our exclusive surveys, Shell and Fleet World analysed attitudes to telematics and emerging connected technologies from 252 industry executives to see how data is affecting the way they run their …

Trump’s tariffs – the impact on fleets

2 months ago / 0 comments

With his ‘America First’ mantra, President Trump is trying to protect his own county’s economy by proposing tariffs on a wide range of products – including imported passenger cars. Our man in North America, …

Fleet Focus: Sweden

2 months ago / 0 comments

Brian Madsen, Autorola Sweden’s country manager explains the massive hike in sales in June and how export is helping balance a restricted demand for used diesels.

Country Focus: Portugal

3 months ago / 0 comments

Autorola Portugal country manager Miguel Vassalo looks at how data science is a powerful tool to make smarter business decisions in a country where diesel sales remain very strong.

Whatever happened to hydrogen?

3 months ago / 0 comments

The number of battery electric passenger car models continues to rise as diesel demand drops. But are other alternatives a viable solution to future transportation needs? Dave Moss investigates.

Business Mobility: More than a lease car

3 months ago / 0 comments

Kevin Loeffelbein, senior manager future mobility, Capgemini Invent, and Manuel Schneider, business strategy manager, Alphabet International, on the changing face of fleet management.

Global leasing: From strength to strength

3 months ago / 0 comments

The leasing industry has experienced growth and has introduced innovative ways to finance equipment for companies worldwide. By Brendan Gleeson, group CEO, White Clarke Group.

Interview: Donlen VP John Korte on the mobility revolution

3 months ago / 0 comments

While mobility as a service – known in the fleet world as “MaaS” – is gaining traction among fleets in Europe, there isn’t as much activity to report. Mark Boada spoke to John Korte, vice …

Country focus: Australia

3 months ago / 0 comments

Autorola Australia country manager Philip Browne on the changing face of the automotive industry since it lost its final domestic car manufacturer.

Country focus: UK

5 months ago / 0 comments

Jon Mitchell, group sales director for Autorola UK, discusses growth of used cars and consumer finance in the UK and how online is becoming the sales channel of choice for vendors.

Feature: Evolutions in leasing

5 months ago / 0 comments

The ability to keep staff moving on a local, regional or national level can be a challenge. Dave Moss looks at how more flexible vehicle procurement options are helping to ease the pain.

A clear vision on mobility: the challenges facing our cities

6 months ago / 0 comments

A recent report by Arthur D. Little found cities still need to work intensively on improvements to their mobility systems. Francois-Joseph Van Audenhove, partner at the firm, looks at the findings.

Country focus: Italy

6 months ago / 0 comments

Thomas Andresen, Autorola Italy’s country manager, says growing new car sales give a false picture of the country’s automotive industry.

Country focus: USA

6 months ago / 0 comments

Dick Dennis, Autorola USA’s country manager, shares his thoughts on how the American markets for new and used car and light trucks are faring under the Trump administration.

High impact: How technology is raising repair costs

8 months ago / 0 comments

New technology is driving collision repair costs upwards. Dave Moss finds out why and what can be done to stop the trend.

Feature: How much risk are your drivers exposed to?

8 months ago / 0 comments

A fleet manager’s main concern is typically the vehicle, but what about the driver? Klaus Allion, managing director at ANT Telecom, warns not to underestimate health and wellbeing of those behind the wheel.

The French winning formula for used cars

9 months ago / 0 comments

France is beginning to change its mindset to online selling, says Autorola France country manager Pierre Emmanuel Beau.

Security within your fleet: Why the neutral car platform is the future

9 months ago / 0 comments

Glenn Atkinson, vice president of product safety at Geotab, argues why the telematics industry should advance the concept of the ‘neutral vehicle’ to fix security and privacy issues.

Q&A: Michael Cole, COO Kia Motor Europe

10 months ago / 0 comments

Michael Cole, chief operating officer at Kia Motors Europe talks to Martyn Collins about alternative vehicles, new products and the future of fleet.

Remarketing notes: Land Rover Discovery

10 months ago / 1 comments

Dieter Fess analyses the resale value of Land Rover’s seven-seat family SUV Discovery.

Setting up smart fleet success in 2018

11 months ago / 0 comments

The past few years have seen huge advances in autonomous vehicles. Trials of wireless trucks travelling in convoy across Europe have been a success, and manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz are creating concept commercial vehicles such …

Car sharing makes great strides in China, despite challenges

12 months ago / 0 comments

Car sharing is growing exponentially in China, due to still-inadequate public transport options and government efforts to stimulate the new energy vehicle (NEV) market. As a result the alternative solution has grown in popularity …