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News digest 15 September 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet. Coalition calls on mobile industry to cut driver distraction caused by phones A group of road charities and organisations has urged the mobile industry to act on driver distraction caused by phones. The letter to Android, Microsoft and the…

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New digest 8 September 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet. Parents face fines for driving children to school Many UK councils are planning to restrict parking and idling near school gates in a drive to cut down on pollution and improve road safety. Parents face fines of up to…

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News digest 1 September 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet. DVLA cracks down on offensive number plates The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has banned hundreds of offensive number plates. Approximately 300 will be number plates that are seemed too rude for the road will be withheld from…

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News digest 25 August 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet. Testing for self-driving lorries scheduled for this year The Transport Research Laboratory will be testing vehicle “platoons” this year. It’s a promise the government has held on to since 2014. The TRL will hold trial runs on a test…

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News digest 18 August 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet. Learner drivers allowed on motorway in 2018 After years of pressure from road safety groups, learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 2018. The Department of Transport has relaxed the rules forbidding motorists driving on M-roads until they…

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News digest 18 August 2017

A round-up of this week’s news from the world of fleet. New car market falls for fourth consecutive month The new car market fell by nearly 10% last month, with sales of diesel cars down by a fifth, industry figures show. This is the fourth consecutive month of decline in…

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News digest 4 August 2017

Don’t miss the week’s industry headlines with Fluid Thinking’s round-up of news from the world of fleet. Condition of UK’s road ‘getting worse’ say RAC The quality of the UK’s roads may be worsening despite a mild winter, according to new data. The RAC’s Pothole Index shows a 31% increase in…

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News digest 28 July 2017

Don’t miss the week’s industry headlines with Fluid Thinking’s round-up of news from the world of fleet. Government bans new petrol and diesel vans and cars from 2040 The sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 as part of the government’s £3…

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News digest 21 July 2017

Don’t miss the week’s industry headlines with Fluid Thinking’s round-up of news from the world of fleet. Orange emergency area trialled on M3 A new orange smart motorway emergency area is being tested on a stretch of the M3. The first of the new emergency areas went live on the…

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News digest 14 July 2017

Don’t miss the week’s industry headlines with Fluid Thinking’s round-up of news from the world of fleet. UK government offers £20m for vehicle-to-grid technology  The UK government will invest £20 million in vehicle-to-grid projects as part of a drive to create a smarter energy system. Businesses will be able to bid…

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News digest 7 July 2017

Don’t miss the week’s industry headlines with Fluid Thinking’s round-up of news from the world of fleet. M3 ‘smart motorway’ opens A £174 million upgrade to the M3 ‘smart motorway’ has finished, with a 13.4-mile stretch between Farnborough and the M25 now a four-lane carriageway. The smart motorway upgrade has converted the…

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Weekly news digest 27 June 2017

Don’t miss the week’s industry headlines with Fluid Thinking’s round-up of the news from the world of fleet. More than 350,000 vehicle crimes recorded in the UK in 2016 There were more than 350,000 vehicle crimes in the UK in 2016 according to a new report. The report, compiled by…

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Weekly news digest 30 June 2017

Don’t miss the week’s industry headlines with Fluid Thinking’s round-up of news from the world of fleet. First UK autonomous supermarket delivery trial begins The first UK trial of an autonomous delivery vehicle has begun in London. The self-driving CargoPods will be making about 100 Ocado shopping deliveries to houses…

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