This week's broadcast looks at new data showing that one in 10 drivers have fallen asleep while driving in the past 12 months, equating to 3.4 million motorists in the UK. And the benefits of cold weather tyres come under the spotlight following new research by the RAC Foundation and ATS Euromaster. Meanwhile Venson Automotive Solutions urges fleets to rethink the way they deal with damage to windscreens to save thousands of pounds.
This week’s broadcast sees Autoglass reveal that nearly three motorists a day are being attacked by missile throwers on Britain’s roads while Deloitte comments on the latest new car figures. We also look at the latest fleet trials of electric & low-carbon vehicles and there’s news of a car sharing programme being introduced by Cambridgeshire County Council. And finally Audi launches a new service that will help fleets and fleet drivers save fuel while the Energy Saving Trust & Vertivia Mileage Management team up to offer free driver training for fleets.
This week’s broadcast has a green theme, with announcements that fleets are increasingly looking to green their vehicle selection, according to a new report by Alphabet, while Tusker reveals that its staff have achieved a major improvement in fuel consumption after taking part in the EST’s “Smarter Driving” eco-training. Meanwhile Transport for Greater Manchester is to go live with its EV charging network this summer.We also look at the news that the AA has launched an online mileage reporting tool and we have more footage of last week’s Fleet World Fleet Show, which saw a large number of vehicles made available for testing on the prestigious Silverstone tracks, including a number of highly popular new cars.
In today’s broadcast we review this week’s Fleet World Fleet Show 2013, which saw impressive 30% growth in visitor numbers over the 2012 event, helped by balmy weather, a superb venue, an extensive indoor exhibition and an incredible line-up of new cars.And we look at the results of the inaugural Fleet Driver of the Year competition, which saw the winner crowned in the final stage, held at the Fleet Show. And finally, this week has also seen the news that ALD Automotive UK’s operations director Nigel Fletcher is to move to Manheim.