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Blogs and Comment
23 Dec 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 23 December 2011 - Delivering the goods to your home, but at what cost?
Let us take the example of just one home delivery driver, he does his job to the best of his ability and to be fair his boss must be delighted with hi...
21 Dec 11
Mike Waters' blog: 21 December - Give it time
With Christmas nearly upon us there are a host of reminders not to drink and drive so I'm not going to provide another one. However, I do want to flag...
12 Dec 11
Mike Waters' blog: 12 December 2011: Value your vehicle
When it comes to maintaining your vehicle, there are some more technical areas that the majority of us avoid and leave to the experts. However, there ...
08 Dec 11
Graham Hurdle's Blog: 8 December 2011 - Does road safety need rebranding?
Branding is essential to communicate the right messages to a target market, and engage with customers. If a brand is becoming tired, or portraying the...
06 Dec 11
Mike Waters' blog: 6 December 2012 - It's a tough time to be a motorist
It is no secret that these are financially difficult times for almost everyone. What makes things worse is that the cost of some things continues to e...
02 Dec 11
Graham Hurdle's Blog: 2 December 2011 - As the temperature drops, is driver training advice given the cold shoulder?
One thing's for sure at this time of year; drivers will start having more accidents. In fact, ask any bodyshop owner and they will tell you that they ...
30 Nov 11
Mike Waters' blog: 30 November 2011 - Mischievous motorists
There are people out there who are perfectly nice, considerate and polite in their daily lives, but stick them behind the wheel of a car and their ent...
29 Nov 11
Richard Schooling's blog: 29 November 2011 - Changing the way we think
The writer Upton Sinclair famously remarked that it's difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understandin...
25 Nov 11
Graham Hurdle's Blog: 25 November 2011 - But that was yesterday!
I can't help thinking that TV advertising has gone Christmas mad all too early this year. But when you consider that the retailers could be in for a t...
23 Nov 11
Mike Waters' blog: 23 November 2011 - Personal fleet management
By the time you read this article, MPs will have debated a motion urging the Government to stem the rise in fuel prices. The motion was tabled in resp...
21 Nov 11
Graham Hurdle's Blog: 21 November 2011 - Is the Government debating fuel, or just fuelling their bigger agenda?
MPs recently debated a motion urging the government to stem fuel price rises amid a public outcry over costs.
18 Nov 11
Mike Waters' blog: 18 November 2011 - The Trouble With Technology
Vehicle technology has come on leaps and bounds in recent years making it safer, more comfortable and even more fun to drive. Picking the right gadget...
17 Nov 11
Roddy Graham's Blog: 17 November 2011 - Not exactly electric take-up
You would expect electric car grant applications to rise as the year progresses. After all, there are nine electric and hybrid vehicles eligible for ...
16 Nov 11
Graham Hurdle's Blog: 16 November - Road safety is on everyone's minds, but for how long?
The terrible accident on the M5 has shocked us all, and whilst I'm not going to speculate about why it happened (because that's for the authorities to...
13 Nov 11
Mike Waters' blog: 13 November 2011 - Food for thought
Mobile phone use while driving is a contentious subject. While it is illegal in the UK to use a mobile phone whilst behind the wheel, you will still s...
10 Nov 11
BusinessCar Office blog: 10 November 2011 - Racing debut
I drove a couple of very diverse products from the same manufacturer in the same week recently.
08 Nov 11
Richard Schooling's blog: 8 November 2011 - Never mind Mr Osborne's green views
Why are we trying so hard to be green? I only ask because the messages coming out of Downing Street these days are pretty mixed.
04 Nov 11
Mike Waters' blog: 4 November 2011 - Whatever happened to the environment?
A couple of years ago, the environment was right at the top of the fleet agenda; in many of the meetings that I attended it was identified as a distin...
02 Nov 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 2 November 2011 - Do we really care about being Green?
I've spoken to many fleet managers and finance directors about how we can help their fleet become 'Greener' but the harsh reality is that most people ...
01 Nov 11
FLEET SPEAK: 1 November 2011 - Pointing out the problems
inflammatory language - calling it an "enormous risk to the public" and an "appalling situation" - is designed to provoke reaction rather than look ra...
26 Oct 11
Mike Waters' blog: 26 October 2011 - Charges change behaviour
25 Oct 11
Roddy Graham's blog: 25 October 2011 - The road traffic sign overhaul
21 Oct 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 21 October 2011 - Do drivers really learn from their mistakes?
20 Oct 11
Mike Waters's blog: 20 October 2011 - Maybe the UK isn't that bad
12 Oct 11
Mike Waters' blog: 12 October 2011 - Is hydrogen highway the right way?
11 Oct 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 11 October 2011- When will drivers learn to drive in adverse weather?
6 Oct 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 6 October 2011 - Conflicting messages from road safety organisations
5 Oct 11
FLEET SPEAK: 5 October 2011 - Help us to reward the best
3 Oct 11
Mike Waters' blog: 3 October 2011 - The problem that won't go away
23 Sep 11
Mike Waters' blog: 23 September 2011 - Get a grip
22 Sep 11
Richard Schooling's blog: 22 September 2011 - Time to swap fuel tax for road tolls?
21 Sep 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 21 September 2011 - "Sorry, I just didn't see you"
20 Sep 11
Roddy Graham's blog: 20 September 2011 - Personal battery-powered cars at Frankfurt
20 Sep 11
FLEET SPEAK: 20 September 2011 - Judging the balance of power
16 Sep 11
Mike Waters' blog: 16 September 2011 - Hard times lead to new habits
15 Sep 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 15 September 2011 - Road safety charity shouts loud but are they correct
8 Sep 11
Mike Waters' blog: 8 September 2011 - Dealing with disruption
6 Sep 11
FLEET SPEAK: 6 September 2011 - Starting out on the road to recovery
5 Sep 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 5 September 2011 - Is September a new start or more of the same?
2 Sep 11
Guest blog - Leigh Stiff: 2 September 2011 - Motorway driving, reducing costs
30 Aug 11
Mike Waters' blog: 30 August 2011 - Not just about CO2
26 Aug 11
Roddy Graham's blog: 26 August 2011 - Money-making speed cameras
23 Aug 11
FLEET SPEAK: 23 August 2011 - Techies go from strength to strength
22 Aug 11
Mike Waters' blog: 22 August 2011 - What is the motivation to be greener?
16 Aug 11
Mike Waters' blog: 16 August 2011 - Get to know your vehicle
15 Aug 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 15 August 2011 - Should drivers do a knowledge test?
10 Aug 11
Mike Waters' blog: 10 August 2011 - Not to everyone's taste
9 Aug 11
FLEET SPEAK: 9 August 2011 - Checking the dangerous lack of knowledge
5 Aug 11
Roddy Graham: 5 August 2011 - Not a good week for driving
3 Aug 11
Mike Waters' blog: 3 August 2011 - A balance to be struck
2 Aug 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 2 August 2011 - Are drivers too fast or too slow?
28 Jul 11
Mike Waters' blog: 28 July 2011 - Plan and plan again!
27 Jul 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 27 July 2011 - Who can advise on at-work driving?
26 Jul 11
FLEET SPEAK: 26 July 2011 - Stepping on the gas?
21 Jul 11
Roddy Graham's blog: 21 July 2011 - Are driver standards falling?
20 Jul 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 20 July 2011 - Technology overriding common sense
19 Jul 11
Mike Waters' blog: 19 July 2012 - The focus on speed cameras
13 Jul 11
Mike Waters' blog: 13 July 2011 - A hands-off approach
12 Jul 11
FLEET SPEAK: 12 July 2011 - Making a value judgment
11 Jul 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 11 July 2012 - When technology fails, who gets the blame?
6 Jul 11
Mike Waters' blog: 6 July 2011 - It pays to be 'green'
5 Jul 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 5 July 2011 - Same old driving advice
4 Jul 11
Richard Schooling's blog: 4 July 2011 - Insurance risks
29 Jun 11
Mike Waters' blog: 29 June 2011 - Another good reason to buy a new car
28 Jun 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 28 June 2011 - Is it safe to do a U-turn?
27 Jun 11
Roddy Graham's blog: 27 June 2011 - Drivers cutting back on mileage
22 Jun 11
Graham Hurdle's blog: 22 June 2011 - Does driver training work?
20 Jun 11
Mike Waters' blog: 20 June 2011 - The road of the future
16 Jun 11
Mike Waters' blog: 16 June 2011 - Highway robbery
14 Jun 11
FLEET SPEAK: 14 June 2011 - A way of gauging customer demands
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