Category: Fleet News


13th March 2018

Electric cars are very much here and vans are improving, but what about heavy HGVs?

The passenger car sector has made significant strides in overcoming the ‘range anxiety’ that has deterred certain motorists from placing their trust and investing their finances in electric cars, with real-world electric ranges of over 200 miles now commonly being announced. In the world of commercial vehicles, however, even the latest breed of larger electric… Read more


16th February 2018

Exciting ‘new’ mobility products opening up for fleet managers

Over the last half a dozen years in particular, the UK has seen vehicle leasing or ‘contract hire’ proliferate among not just business customers but also private motorists. Q3 2017 ended with the BVRLA citing 2.5% growth in leasing across business fleets, while the entire market grew 6%, contributed to by a whopping 28% surge… Read more


6th December 2017

Anglian Water wins Appy Fleet’s ‘Perfect Ten’ challenge

Drivers from Anglian Water have won the ‘Perfect Ten’ challenge competition designed by Trak Global Group’s (TGG) Appy Fleet team to promote UK Road Safety Week. Their ten best-performing drivers will receive an F1-style VIP karting experience. Andrew Brown-Allan, from TGG, explained that dozens of fleets from around the UK took part in a competition… Read more


30th November 2017

What alternative fuels are being developed and promoted for light commercial vehicles?

There are over 4 million vans on UK roads1, around a quarter of them operated by end user fleets rather than rental firms and private individuals†, and the BVRLA regularly reports high-teens growth in the LCV leasing sector2. In the report ‘UK Fleet Industry Review – April 2017’ by experteye and The University of Buckingham3,… Read more


14th November 2017

Diesel makes something of a comeback in the race to develop viable and alternative fuels

Last week, a survey of almost 20,000 AA members revealed that a sizeable third of them are seriously contemplating switching from diesel and also petrol over to electric for their next car purchase1. Chargemaster, who will be working in close partnership with the AA, believes that the UK has “passed the tipping point for electric… Read more


4th October 2017

How semi-autonomous vehicle systems are shaping fleet management strategies

During the week in which Trak Labs’ home city of Manchester hosted the Conservative Party Conference 2017 and Appy Fleet once again proudly attended Fleet Management Live at the NEC, news emerged that Jaguar Land Rover’s CEO used the firm’s Tech Fest to stress the vital need for the government to unshackle the feasibly rapid… Read more


23rd November 2017

Trak Global urges credit hire companies to embrace telematics or be left behind

Telematics offers credit hire companies (CHCs) a growing number of efficiency and risk management options, according to Nick Street, insurance solutions and claims manager at Trak Global Group, the UK’s number one telematics technology company. Nick was guest speaker at the Credit Hire Organisation (CHO) annual conference near Coventry, on 8 November. He briefed delegates… Read more


26th October 2017

Appy Fleet to donate up to £10K to charity with its safe driving Perfect 10 Challenge

Appy Fleet, part of Trak Global Group (TGG), is teaming up with charities Brake and UK Youth during this year’s Road Safety Week (20-26 November) to promote safe driving for fleet employees on the UK’s roads. Andrew Brown-Allan, who runs Appy Fleet, a safer driving app which uses telematics to score driving behaviour, said that… Read more


23rd September 2017

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show roundup – Part 2: Future fleet favourites

In the first instalment of our roundup of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 or Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) as it’s formally known, we looked at exciting announcements and unveilings in the technology, mechanical and mobility arenas. This time, we run through the highlights when it comes to vehicles, from the perspective of fleets and models that… Read more


12th September 2017

Forecasting realistic fuel consumption and spend should now be more achievable for fleets and motorists following the introduction of new European tests

Attempting to achieve an average combined miles per gallon or ‘MPG’ figure closely resembling the one published by a car’s manufacturer has historically felt like a tall order that actually seems impossible for certain makes and models. With economy an important influencing factor for many motorists these days, plenty are left irked by the seemingly… Read more

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