About Chris Wright

Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to Justauto.com

SELDOC Healthcare goes green with Fleet Alliance and Toyota

By |2021-07-21T11:27:25+01:00July 21st, 2021|Unpublished|

With many GP surgeries having to reduce face-to-face consultations during the pandemic, SELDOC Healthcare found that its home visiting services were becoming ever more important. In order to get doctors to see patients quickly and safely, the team needed greater mobility and very reliable vehicles.

Redde Northgate acquires EV charging business

By |2021-07-19T12:33:40+01:00July 19th, 2021|News|

Northgate, which supplies LCV flexible hire solutions and support services to British businesses, is committed to supporting its customers as they transition to electric vehicles. The company has already adapted its workshops for EVs, and is installing charging infrastructure across its network of 70+ locations. It has also professionally trained over 300 technicians on EVs.

Vehicle replacement planner provides help for Covid-affected fleets

By |2021-07-19T12:22:50+01:00July 19th, 2021|News|

Planner incorporates key factors affecting replacement such as vehicle mileage, age, total maintenance costs and the finance terms under which it is funded. These settings can be created by the user and customised to suit their existing vehicle replacement policy, or benchmark profiles created by FleetCheck can be adopted.

Can salary sacrifice entice employees back to the office?

By |2021-07-19T12:06:58+01:00July 19th, 2021|News|

A salary sacrifice car scheme offers employees a number of benefits. Typically, all maintenance, road tax, business insurance and breakdown cover costs are included within the monthly cost, which is deducted from the employee’s gross salary. This creates savings in income tax and National Insurance Contributions which can be significant.

Mitigating fleet risk: Are you keeping your drivers and business safe?

By |2021-07-15T09:55:06+01:00July 15th, 2021|News|

Fleets carry a huge range of risks and costs to businesses, all of which can be minimised. They could even be eliminated with careful planning. What’s more, not only does mitigating risk protect against negative consequences, but there can be significant benefits for the most proactive businesses. 

Government announces decarbonisation plans

By |2021-07-14T14:46:08+01:00July 14th, 2021|Industry Intelligence, News|

THE steps required to reach the Government's plans to achieve net zero emissions from transport by 2050 have been announced by the Department for Transport. These include: Accelerating a modal shift to public and active transport. The decarbonisation of road vehicles. Decarbonising how we get our goods, including a transformation of ‘last-mile’ deliveries. Place-based solutions, to consider how and why [...]

Fleet tyre payments made easy

By |2021-07-13T09:30:17+01:00July 13th, 2021|News|

By providing the means for tyre fitting when a car or van is already at a garage for other SMR work, TyreServe creates a one-stop shop for fleets. Work can be carried out at a network of over 3,500 franchise dealers and independent garages that offer competitive, fixed pricing for the tyre brands, using parameters defined by subscribing vehicle leasing companies.

Allstar expands charging network with EB partnership

By |2021-07-13T09:20:31+01:00July 13th, 2021|News|

Partnership signifies the continuation of Allstar’s EV network expansion and follows the launch of its EV charging payment solution, the Allstar One Electric card. As the 282 chargers are added to the network, the partnership comes at a time when businesses are increasingly looking to incorporate alternative fuels (AF) vehicles and EV into their fleets.

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