Author Archives: Ruth Draper

Warning against deadly delays

A new survey reveals that millions of motorists are putting off vital repairs to their car or regular servicing because they can’t afford the garage bills. is warning penny-pinching drivers that ignoring essential repairs – such as replacing damaged tyres or faulty brakes could render their vehicle dangerous or illegal to drive. Worryingly, the research revealed that potentially dangerous […]

FTA calls for budget fuel tax cut

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on the Chancellor to freeze or cut fuel duty ahead of Wednesday’s FairFuelUK event at the House of Commons. Chief executive David Wells has written to George Osborne asking him not to renege on his promise to hold current levels until September. FTA, which represents 14,000 members in the logistics industry, says the […]

Cars Direct launches redesigned website

Cars Direct an online vehicle auction, has redesigned its website to make it easier for professional trade buyers to view stock and bid from mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. The new website also features new graphics to make navigation more intuitive; a search function to find specific cars by make and mileage; and a ‘my auction’ function so […]

Nationwide Hire supports car sharing

Nationwide Hire is supporting the business car sharing craze, with over 50% of people saying they would share their car if they could find someone suitable. The phenomenon of car sharing has taken the country by storm. More and more people are looking to share their vehicle with a friend, neighbour or colleague in order to reduce motoring costs. Those […]

Court confiscates £650,000 from ‘ghost broker’

Insurance Age reports that the Old Bailey has ordered £658,460.84 to be confiscated from a ‘ghost broker’ currently imprisoned for masterminding what is believed to be the UK’s biggest fake car insurance scam. Danyal Buckharee, aged 44, must repay the confiscated amount as compensation to his victims within six months or face five more years behind bars. The action came […]

Fleets set to become ‘corporate technological leaders’

A range of breaking technologies means that fleets are set to become the most advanced department in almost any corporate setting over the next few years, said Chevin. Developments such as autonomous cars, increasingly sophisticated route planning and telematics, the further potential of mobile devices, the arrival of ‘big data’ – and enhancements to fleet software to handle these – […]

Sheffield apprentice is Learner of the Year

Michael Kilner, apprentice panel technician at our Just Car Clinic in Sheffield has been awarded the accolade of Learner of the Year 2015 by Chesterfield College. In his second year of the programme, Michael has been with Just Car Clinic Sheffield since January 2014 and is showing huge potential, General Manager of Sheffield, Jim Sweeney, said, ‘Michael is a really […]

Goodwood opens with stand-out debuts

Yesterday, Goodwood’s Moving Motor Show, presented by the AA in association with the Telegraph, kicked off a weekend of high-octane action both on and off the Hillclimb, with a stand-out number of new car debuts. Thousands of car enthusiasts descended on the Goodwood Estate to see 21 brand-new models make their first UK public appearances. The Earl of March opened […]

National BikeSafe Show comes to South West

The 2015 national BikeSafe show and track experience is taking place on Saturday July 11 at Castle Combe. Motorcyclists, motorbike fans and families enjoying a day out were among the thousands who attended last year’s free-entry event and organisers are hoping for another bumper turnout. There will be a range of attractions and displays for all ages as well as […]

Direct Fleet Insurance selects FMG

Claims management company, FMG, has partnered with Direct Fleet Insurance, a specialist trading website for fleet insurance. DFI’s solution enables insurers to compete openly with one another as they bid to secure fleet insurance contracts offered by over 400 brokers and is supported by a panel of the UK’s largest fleet insurers including LV, Zurich, Aviva, Ageas, AXA, Covea, NIG […]

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