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Blogs and Comment
23 Dec 10
Mike Waters' Blog: 23 December 2010 - Planning the Christmas commute
With Christmas just around the corner many of us will be heading to see family, friends or even to chase a bit of sun. So for my last blog before Chri...
20 Dec 10
Mark Sinclair's blog: 20 December - Traffic turnaround
Something unprecedented happened on Britain's roads last year.
16 Dec 10
Mike Waters' Blog: 16 December 2010 - Carry the right equipment
So this year the snow has started early. Large swathes of the country have already had enough to disrupt drivers with the worst cases seeing motorists...
14 Dec 10
FLEET SPEAK: Year ends with a leasing sale and a van rental closure
Well 2010 had a twist in the tail didn't it? Masterlease's sale to a banking group, which then handed control over to Leasedrive Velo, tallied with a ...
13 Dec 10
Roddy Graham's blog: 13 December 2010 - Keeping the UK on the move
I don't know about electric cars - we probably now need electrically-heated road surfaces! I'm only joking but the point is that we do need to serio...
10 Dec 10
Mike Waters' blog: 10 December 2010 - Early submissions
According to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, around 42,000 drivers who received penalty points last year failed to submit their driving licen...
08 Dec 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 8 December 2010 - 'All I need is a licence'
"I have a driving licence. I've passed my test. Isn't that all I need?"
02 Dec 10
Mike Waters' blog: 2 December 2010 - Counting the cost of accidents
As the UK experienced the first heavy snowfall of the winter last week, I can't help but be reminded about last winter which was one of the most sever...
30 Nov 10
Mark Sinclair's blog: 1 December 2010 - Low carbon, high value
A couple of posts ago, I noted a comment about CO2 emissions and business success by the consulting firm McKinsey.
30 Nov 10
FLEET SPEAK: 30 November 2010 - Government deserves praise for licence law change
I'm hoping it's a sign of my law-abiding status rather than just basic naivety that meant I was amazed to discover that drivers previously had a year ...
25 Nov 10
Mike Waters' blog: 25 November 2010 - Driving concerns
The roads always seem to get busier at this time of year as the cold weather really starts to kick in. However, it would seem that overall heavy road...
23 Nov 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 23 November 2010 - DfT fails to prioritise road safety
This week I have been reading the Department for Transport Business Plan 2011 - 2015.
22 Nov 10
Roddy Graham's blog: 22 November 2010 - Hybrids will win over electric
The Nissan Leaf has been voted Green Car of the Year by the GreenCarWebsite. Probably more significantly, it has made the seven-car shortlist for thi...
19 Nov 10
Mike Waters' blog: 19 November 2010 - Speed camera mixed messages
It appears that the ongoing debate concerning speed cameras will continue. Having commented in my blog in August about Oxfordshire County Council's d...
18 Nov 10
Mark Sinclair's blog: 18 November 2010 - Starter for 100
Next year sees the centenary of the invention of one of the most mundane yet most important devices in automotive history.
17 Nov 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 17 November 2010 - Can TV programmes change drivers' attitude?
The X-factor was again in the news this week, the manner in which Treyc Cohen was eliminated and Katie Waissel was saved has evoked heated debate acro...
16 Nov 10
FLEET SPEAK: 16 October 2010 - Rating the BusinessCar website ratings
I love BusinessCar's annual rating of carmakers' fleet websites, which kicks off on page 9 of this issue, because I know it has an impact.
11 Nov 10
Mike Waters' Blog: 10 November 2010 - Glaringly dangerous
I've noticed some near misses on the roads in the last few weeks as drivers contend with the glare from the low sun which is often a problem during th...
09 Nov 10
Damian James' Blog: 9 November 2010 - Starry, starry night!!!
I know it wasn't fireworks night last Wednesday but the 2010 ACFO awards dinner went with a real bang. This was a new format because although the awar...
08 Nov 10
Mike Waters' blog: 8 November 2010 - Can high fuel prices help speed reduction?
I was interested to see that a survey by RoadPilot has found that 46% of UK motorists claim to have reduced their average speed in the last 12 months ...
4 Nov 10
The risers and fallers in the leasing industry
3 Nov 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 3 November 2010 - Lack of knowledge is no joke
27 Oct 10
Mike Waters' blog: 27 October 2010 - Why do accidents rise when the clocks go back?
26 Oct 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 26 October 2010 - A stitch in time saves nine
22 Oct 10
Roddy Graham's blog: 22nd October 2010 - What goes around comes around
20 Oct 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 20 October 2010 - Do your drivers have the correct vehicle?
19 Oct 10
FLEET SPEAK: 19 October 2010 - Grey fleet shouldn't be such a grey area
18 Oct 10
Mike Waters' blog: 18 October 2010 - Take the 20p test
14 Oct 10
Mark Sinclair's blog: 14 October 2010 - Just-in-time risks
12 Oct 10
Mike Waters' blog: 12 October 2010 - Environment drives vehicle innovation
11 Oct 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 11 October 2010 - Start at the top with drivers' attitudes
7 Oct 10
Mark Sinclair's blog: 7 October 2010 - Upsize down
5 Oct 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 5 October 2010 - Are men or women the best drivers?
5 Oct 10
FLEET SPEAK: Vote for the best, then toast their success
4 Oct 10
Mike Waters' blog: 4 October 2010 - Assess young driver risk on individual basis
30 Sep 10
Mike Waters' blog: 30 September 2010 - Hydrogen power
29 Sep 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 29 September 2010 - Green business or make believe
27 Sep 10
Roddy Graham's blog: 27 September 2010 - Lowering the speed limit
23 Sep 10
FLEET SPEAK: 23 September 2010 - Settling on powerful positions
22 Sep 10
Mike Waters' blog: 22 September 2010 - Have your say
21 Sep 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 21 September 2010 - Are your targets getting in the way of safety?
15 Sep 10
Mike Waters' blog: 15 September 2010 - Take action on areas you can control
14 Sep 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 14 September - Driving test fails businesses
9 Sep 10
Mark Sinclair's blog: 9 September 2010 - Problems with solutions
8 Sep 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 8 September 2010 - Getting company culture right
7 Sep 10
FLEET SPEAK: 7 September 2010 - Sense of inevitability over WPL
6 Sep 10
Roddy Graham's blog: 6 September 2010 - MOT forgetfulness
3 Sep 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 3 September 2010 - Do speed cameras save lives?
2 Sep 10
Mike Waters' blog: 2 September 2010 - Workplace parking one year on
31 Aug 10
Damian James' blog: 31 August 2010 - Techies shows positives technology can bring
26 Aug 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 26 August 2010 - How good is your driving?
25 Aug 10
Mike Waters' blog: 25 August 2010 - Don't wait for green taxes
24 Aug 10
FLEET SPEAK: One hundred and still going strong
19 Aug 10
Graham Hurdle's blog: 19 August 2010 - Mr Men: Do they work for you?
17 Aug 10
Mike Waters' blog: 17 August 2010 - Driving home the message about seatbelts
13 Aug 10
Mark Sinclair's blog: 13 August 2010 - Limits to congestion
12 Aug 10
Roddy Graham' blog: 12 August 2010 - Government cracks in motoring safety appearing
10 Aug 10
Mike Waters' blog: 10 August 2010 - Making fuel costs visible in changing times
9 Aug 10
FLEET SPEAK: Just how mobile should your phone be?
5 Aug 10
Mike Waters' blog: 5 August 2010 - The end of the road for speed cameras?
4 Aug 10
Damian James' blog: 4 August 2010 - The power is on
28 Jul 10
Mark Sinclair's blog: 28 July 2010 - The efficiency paradox
27 Jul 10
FLEET SPEAK: A straightforward case of insuring clarity
27 Jul 10
Mike Waters' blog: 27 July 2010 - Share and share alike
23 Jul 10
Roddy Graham's blog: 23 July 2010 - Passionate about the fleet industry
21 Jul 10
Guest blog: SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt - Fleet focus for industry recovery
19 Jul 10
Damian James' blog: 19 July 2010 - All vehicles should have esafety systems
14 Jul 10
FLEET SPEAK: Can't keep electric vehicles out of the news
8 Jul 10
Roddy Graham's Blog: 8 July 2010 - Road safety budgets get the chop
6 Jul 10
Damian James' Blog: 6 July 2010 - Licence Dinosaurs
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