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Clean Air Day to become clean air all the time


Thursday 8th October marks the return of Clean Air Day, with government, industry bodies and pioneers in sustainability calling upon the great Brit...

Read full news item Date Posted: 07/10/2020
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Free Online Guide To Upsizing To A Socio-Economically Friendly HGV Fleet


Venson Automotive Solutions’ tips to creating a fleet of vehicles that are beyond a 3.5T Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) With the public becom...

Read full news item Date Posted: 30/09/2020
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The Real Cost of EV Ownership


Venson provides cost-savings clarity to help businesses transition to zero emission fleets According to the latest sales figures from the Socie...

Read full news item Date Posted: 14/09/2020
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An increase in ‘bad manners’ on UK roads as speeding remains UK’s top driving offence


The easing of lockdown highlights erratic and discourteous driving behaviour Results from a recent survey[i] by Venson Automotive Solutions hav...

Read full news item Date Posted: 12/08/2020
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Post lockdown travel the ticking time bomb of “Grey Fleet”


With working from home set to be the new-norm for the foreseeable future, Venson Automotive Solutions is putting the spotlight on employee contract...

Read full news item Date Posted: 04/08/2020
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On the road to a European summer holiday


The lifting of many lockdown restrictions, scrapping of foreign travel quarantine and the introduction of “travel corridor” destination...

Read full news item Date Posted: 14/07/2020
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Prioritising driver mental well-being


A recent study¹ has revealed that a driver’s average working week increased by almost five hours during lockdown, as many played a key r...

Read full news item Date Posted: 01/07/2020
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Tyre buyer beware!


Venson Automotive Solutions is encouraging fleet managers and company vehicle drivers to do their research before buying seemingly ‘bargain&r...

Read full news item Date Posted: 16/06/2020
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2 in 3 consumers would consider riding an e-scooter to work


As government trials of rental e-scooter schemes get underway this month1, a Venson Automotive Solutions survey shows two thirds of consumers welco...

Read full news item Date Posted: 16/06/2020
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Steer clear of the cheap fleet false economy


As businesses start to take tentative steps out of lockdown, uncertainty around new-world business operations and utilisation of fleets will domina...

Read full news item Date Posted: 02/06/2020
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Drivers lack confidence in government EV ownership advice


As consumer appetite to reduce emissions grows, EV ownership doubts prevail Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has confirmed significant invest...

Read full news item Date Posted: 20/05/2020
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MoT extension confusion & vehicle neglect could cause chaos for businesses


Venson survey reveals 69% of motorists are unclear as to the MoT extension parameters and 1 in 4 have not carried out any basic vehicle health chec...

Read full news item Date Posted: 12/05/2020
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The all new company car - the office on your driveway


Venson survey reveals the new definition of ‘company car’ as people on lockdown take refuge in their cars for peace, quiet and uninterr...

Read full news item Date Posted: 21/04/2020
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Motorists reconsider EV switch in the wake of Covid-19


Government-enforced lockdowns around the world, due to Covid-19, are without doubt making life difficult for many, but they are also having a drama...

Read full news item Date Posted: 06/04/2020
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Coronavirus: News update (8.00am March 27, 2020)


The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is forcing local authorities to delay the introduction of planned Clean Air Zones later this year. Oxf...

Read full news item Date Posted: 27/03/2020
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Coronavirus: News update (10.30am March 25, 2020)


All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MoT test will be exempted from needing a test from Monday, March 30 2020 for six mont...

Read full news item Date Posted: 25/03/2020
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Coronavirus: News update (8am March 24, 2020)


Garages, fuel stations and car rental outlets are among the ‘essential businesses’ the Government is allowing to stay open as the UK mo...

Read full news item Date Posted: 24/03/2020
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Tyre Condition - Achilles Heel of today's fleet manager & company car driver


As fleet decision-makers and company car and van drivers invest precious time in speccing their next vehicle for the very latest connected technolo...

Read full news item Date Posted: 25/02/2020
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57% of Business Drivers Would Consider Ditching Their Own Car to Reduce Emissions


Businesses can play an active role in introducing staff to schemes like ridesharing, says Venson 42% of business car drivers would act...

Read full news item Date Posted: 03/02/2020
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Venson Automotive Solutions Awarded Specialist Vehicles Provider On YPO Framework


Leading fleet management company offers Public Sector solutions Venson Automotive Solutions, has been awarded appointed provider status on YPO&...

Read full news item Date Posted: 18/12/2019
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The North Wind Doth Blow, And We Shall Have Snow


Venson provides fleets with practical advice on keeping electric vehicles moving this winter Recognising the growth of the UK’s electric ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 09/12/2019
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No Bells Or Whistles Please!


UK road users simply want electric vehicles to sound like petrol or diesel cars to protect vulnerable pedestrians, says Venson Automotive Solutions...

Read full news item Date Posted: 14/11/2019
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Free Online Guide Helps Fleets Understand New Company Car Benefit-In-Kind Tax Rates


Venson Automotive Solutions’ tips for fleet decision-makers In light of the new company car benefit-in-kind tax rates, Venson Automotive ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 23/10/2019
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What A Difference A ‘Car Free Day’ Makes


Venson urges company car drivers to ditch their vehicles for London’s ‘Car Free Day’ Sunday 22nd September 2019 With...

Read full news item Date Posted: 23/09/2019
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Managing the Road Ahead: Company Car Tax


Venson guides visitors to Fleet Live through the changes to company car BiK tax 2020-2023with a new White Paper showcased on Stand No B10 Visit...

Read full news item Date Posted: 12/09/2019
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‘Range anxiety’ remains the biggest turn-off...


...for switching to an EV,reports Venson Despite evidence that proves a lack of EV charging stations and public charging connectors is an urban...

Read full news item Date Posted: 21/08/2019
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Company Car Acquisition Decisions...


...Hampered By Lack Of Business-Critical Published WLTP Co2 Data, Says Venson COMPANY CAR ACQUISITION DECISIONS HAMPERED BY LACK OF BUSINESS-CR...

Read full news item Date Posted: 30/07/2019
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Venson Awarded FTA Van Excellence Accreditation for Fifth Year


Ongoing commitment to best practice and fleet safety recognised Venson Automotive Solutions has passed the requirements for the Freight Transpo...

Read full news item Date Posted: 16/07/2019
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Obey the rules of the road in Europe this summer or pay the price


British drivers heading to Europe this summer need to watch out when it comes to driving offences abroad, as foreign police forces can pursue guilt...

Read full news item Date Posted: 11/07/2019
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Best Practice Training for Commercial Fleets in the South West


Venson helps fleet managers operate the UK’s safest van fleets withFreight Transport Association Venson Automotive Solutions continues to...

Read full news item Date Posted: 04/07/2019
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58% of London’s Residents Opt for Public Transport...


...to Avoid the Congestion Charge and the Hassle of Driving in the Capital As the first ever London Climate Change Week (1-8th July) gets...

Read full news item Date Posted: 01/07/2019
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81% Of Consumers Call For Licence Ban For Reckless Drivers


Venson surveyreveals growing public angst over risk takers on the UK’s roads As the fifth UN Road Safety Week (6-12 May) calls for people...

Read full news item Date Posted: 13/05/2019
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VanTainer at the CV SHOW 2019 with partner Venson


Hands on demonstrations of its lightweight Mobil System for visitors Stand Number 5D55 VanTainer and its approved supply and fit partner, Venson Au...

Read full news item Date Posted: 25/04/2019
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Don't Get Caught Out By Tyre Neglect


45% of motorists fail to check their tyre pressure reveals Venson A Venson Automotive Solutions survey of motorists has revealed that as many 4...

Read full news item Date Posted: 02/04/2019
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Future-Proof Fleets For Clean Air Zones


Venson Automotive Solutions highlights how fleets and SMEs can mitigate the impact of new emissions regulations The first of the UK’s C...

Read full news item Date Posted: 01/04/2019
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Don't Let Business Drivers Get Caught Out By Tyre Neglect


Venson Automotive Solutions urges fleets to review their tyre management policies A Venson Automotive Solutions survey of motorists has reveale...

Read full news item Date Posted: 21/03/2019
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The government’s Spring Statement 2019


Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s second Spring Statement (Wednesday, March 13) was an update on the health of the UK economy and ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 15/03/2019
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‘Papers Please’ For Post-BREXIT Drivers On EU Roads


Venson Automotive Solutions reminds organisations to ensure their drivers have their Green Card before heading to the EU after 29 March From 29...

Read full news item Date Posted: 11/03/2019
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Addressing The HGV Technician Shortage...


...With Bespoke Training Initiative Venson Automotive Solutions invests in upskilling programme and shows support for National Apprenticeship W...

Read full news item Date Posted: 04/03/2019
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Thames Ditton Business Venson Presents £1,000 Cheque To Children’s Hospice South West


Bernadette Chambers, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser accepts cheque at Little Harbour Hospice in St Austell on behalf of the whole charity Ve...

Read full news item Date Posted: 06/02/2019
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Employees Still Overlooking Company Car Obligations


Venson survey reveals number of employees not reporting minor damage nearly doubles in three years Key findings 33% would not report ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 04/02/2019
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Avoid ‘Blue Monday’ Motoring With A Little Preparation And A Good Pinch Of Patience


Venson Automotive Solutions offers business drivers advice on stress free commuting Monday 21st January apparently marks 2019’s ‘Bl...

Read full news item Date Posted: 21/01/2019
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Venson Hosts RoSPA Regional...


...Managing Occupational Road Risk Training Helping businesses operate safer fleets Venson Automotive Solutions continues to place an empha...

Read full news item Date Posted: 10/01/2019
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Budget 2018


Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his third Budget speech on Monday, October 29, 2018. It was the final Budget prior to...

Read full news item Date Posted: 02/11/2018
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Venson Launches White Paper...


...examining mental health and driver safetyand calls for businesses to consider mental health as part of their ‘safe driver’ policy ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 18/10/2018
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Police Crackdown On Poor Vision


Venson reveals 1 in 4 motorists are not confident they can read a number plate from 20m away Three police forces in England have announced t...

Read full news item Date Posted: 24/09/2018
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Venson Achieves FTA Van Excellence Accreditation For Fourth Year


Commitment to safety and enhancing fleet standards recognised Venson Automotive Solutions has gained accreditation for the Freight Transport As...

Read full news item Date Posted: 16/08/2018
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Getting Fleets Ready For WLTP


Venson Automotive Solutions launches white paper, examining the impact of WLTP for businesses https://www.venson.com/media/ViewWhitePaper/31 ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 01/08/2018
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The ‘Road to Zero’ could be a bumpy ride says Venson Automotive Solutions


UK motorists remain cautious – if not stubborn - on making the switch to EV As the UK government unveils its Road to Zero plan to reduce ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 24/07/2018
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Pop Goes The Weasel


Venson highlights the everyday items that could spontaneously combust if left in a vehicle on a hot day As the heatwave continues to sweep the...

Read full news item Date Posted: 16/07/2018
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Blurred Vision Over Driver Eyesight Rules


Venson Automotive Solutions encourages fleet managers to update driver vision policies to better protect their employees and their business 7...

Read full news item Date Posted: 18/06/2018
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Clean Air Initiatives Driving Demand For EV And Hybrid Vehicles


Venson Automotive Solutions urges businesses to back ‘Clean Air Day’ to help tackle air pollution https://www.cleanairday.org.uk ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 08/06/2018
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Don’t Confuse Value For Money...


...With ‘Price’ On Fleet Procurement Venson Automotive Solutions recommends taking a ‘full balanced score card approach&rsquo...

Read full news item Date Posted: 29/05/2018
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Venson Urges Procurement Departments To Turn Their Back On A ‘Golden Hello’


And says a signing on fee will be a false economy Paying a sum to win business is commonplace in today’s vehicle leasing and fleet manage...

Read full news item Date Posted: 24/04/2018
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Fleet Managers Weigh Up The Risks Of Overloaded Vans


New 2018 dates set for Venson and FTA training seminars Venson Automotive Solutions reminds businesses that overloaded vans can be one of the m...

Read full news item Date Posted: 15/03/2018
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44% Of People Back A Code To Bring Civility To UK Roads


Venson urges businesses to instil greater responsible road use amongst fleet drivers The latest survey from Venson Automotive Solutions reveals...

Read full news item Date Posted: 28/02/2018
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As Sales In EV And Alternative Fuel Vehicles Rise


VENSON URGES VAN FLEET MANAGERS TO RIDE THE REVOLUTION and dispels the myth that the UK’s charging infrastructure is a barrier for busine...

Read full news item Date Posted: 15/02/2018
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British Cyclists, Joggers and Smokers Lack Civility


Venson reveals that motorists are not the public’s biggest highway grievance The latest survey from Venson Automotive Solutions reveals t...

Read full news item Date Posted: 29/01/2018
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Autumn Budget 2017


Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his second Budget speech on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.Below we highlight the Chancellor&rsq...

Read full news item Date Posted: 23/11/2017
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Time Is Of The Essence: Speed Down Save Lives


Over a quarter of people driving on business related trips speed because they set off too late The latest survey* from Venson Automotive Solu...

Read full news item Date Posted: 22/11/2017
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LCV Fleet Owners Could Drive Down Whole Life Costs


Make the switch and ‘plug in’ says Venson Automotive Solutions With more than 96% of commercial vehicles on the road being diesel, ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 09/11/2017
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Motorists Call For Cheaper And Better Public Transport To Help Reduce Reliance On Cars


Venson survey reveals driver concerns over future commuting options As the toxic fuel charges and a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles from some...

Read full news item Date Posted: 07/11/2017
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Preparation Vital For Safer Driving


AS THE NUMBER OF UK ROAD TRAFFICFATALITIES RISE, VENSON URGES MOTORISTS TO GET THEIR CARS ‘WINTER READY’ Preparation vital for safe...

Read full news item Date Posted: 31/10/2017
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Are You Ready?


Venson Provides Advice To Fleet Managers On Preparing Fleets For Winter Winter weather in the UK can be unpredictable. In recent years there h...

Read full news item Date Posted: 31/10/2017
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Diesel No Longer The Default Option For Corporate Travel


But it does have its place alongside future newer alternatives, says Venson The Future of Diesel for Fleets: White Paper Venson Automotive ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 29/09/2017
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Commercial Fleet Operators Applaud Venson And The FTA’s Van Fleet Certificate Of Excellence


Arming individuals with the knowledge needed to ensure best practice Venson Automotive Solutions and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) ha...

Read full news item Date Posted: 05/09/2017
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Plugging In To Savings With Electric Vehicles


Venson Automotive Solutions highlights the cost benefits for fleet managers andcompany car drivers Electric Vehicles: A guide to spark your int...

Read full news item Date Posted: 15/08/2017
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Venson Signs Contract With r2c Online


Delivering benefits in the management of commercial vehicle downtime Independent contract hire and fleet management company, Venson Automotive ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 24/07/2017
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69% Of Motorists Don't Know...


...The Minimum Legal UK Tyre Tread Depth Venson Automotive Solutions urges businesses to help their employeesfocus on tyre safety A new sur...

Read full news item Date Posted: 19/07/2017
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69% Of Motorists Don't Know...


...The Minimum Legal UK Tyre Tread Depth Which puts themselves and fellow road users at risk, warns Venson Automotive Solutions A new surve...

Read full news item Date Posted: 19/07/2017
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How To Tackle ‘Range Anxiety’ In Electric Vehicles


Venson Automotive Solutions offers advice to drivers of electric vehicles According to Venson Automotive Solutions research, the lack of chargi...

Read full news item Date Posted: 05/07/2017
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Venson Supports Introduction Of Electric Vehicles Bill In Queen's Speech


Lack of electric charging points acts as key deterrent in adoption of electric vehicles Yesterday’s Queen’s Speech introduced the A...

Read full news item Date Posted: 23/06/2017
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Venson Spark's Electric Vehicle Interest With Guide To Educate Business Drivers


As news of the Government’s plans to expand the number of Clean Air Zones in England to 27 hits the headlines, Venson Automotive Solutions ha...

Read full news item Date Posted: 06/06/2017
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“Is this your car Sir?”


Venson reminds company car drivers to be aware of currentEuropean motoring laws this summer Driving abroad poses a number of risks and not ju...

Read full news item Date Posted: 23/05/2017
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The Final Countdown For Diesel Fleets


Venson Automotive Solutions urges fleet managers to review their reliance on diesel vehicles Hot off the heels of the government’s confir...

Read full news item Date Posted: 08/05/2017
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What the BIK Changes Might Mean for Company Car Drivers


Venson Automotive Solutions offers advice to fleet managers compilingcompany car choice lists In the Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced re...

Read full news item Date Posted: 31/03/2017
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Connected Cars and the Myth of ‘Big Brother’


Venson Automotive Solutions applauds the fleet industry for dispelling fears of having a ‘spy in the cab’ as technology advances Wi...

Read full news item Date Posted: 24/03/2017
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Venson News - March 2017


Welcome to the latest edition of Venson News. Venson News is our regular newsletter written to keep fleet managers informed of relevant and top...

Read full news item Date Posted: 21/03/2017
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Spring Budget 2017


Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his first Budget speech on March 8, 2017. To find out what the Budget means for fleet oper...

Read full news item Date Posted: 10/03/2017
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Motorists Applaud Plans To Install Electric Vehicle Charging Points At Petrol Stations


Venson reveals 85% of motorists would now seriously consider buying an electric vehicle A new survey from Venson Automotive Solutions reveals ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 01/03/2017
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Work Related Driving Accidents


Work Related Driving Accidents Kill 541 People In 2016 Venson Automotive Solutions offers safety advice to SMEs operating vans According to...

Read full news item Date Posted: 23/02/2017
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Preparing For The Future Of Driverless Cars


Venson supports industry calls to collect data and set a liability framework for autonomous vehicles By 2025, it is envisaged that cars wi...

Read full news item Date Posted: 04/01/2017
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Over Half Of People Think Road Laws Will Have To Change When Driverless Cars Take To The Roads


Venson survey looks at road safety attitudes towards autonomous vehicles to support Brake Road Safety Week 2016 The latest survey* from Ve...

Read full news item Date Posted: 21/11/2016
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Focus On Safety When Managing & Equipping Fleet Vehicles


Venson highlights best practice at the UTILITYFleetForum 16 Vehicles operated by utility companies and contractors need to ensure the...

Read full news item Date Posted: 08/11/2016
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Venson Hosting FTA Seminars Tailored To Public Sector Needs


Helping housing association staff operate the UK’s safest van fleets Venson Automotive Solutions continues to focus on safety, with ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 31/10/2016
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Venson Partners With EO Charging


Venson Partners With EO Charging To Launch CleanFleet At Fleet Management LIVE 2016 Providing fleet managers with a simple end-to-end...

Read full news item Date Posted: 18/10/2016
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Venson Urges The Fleet Industry To Collaborate To Tackle Cyber Security Fears


VENSON URGES THE FLEET INDUSTRY TO COLLABORATE TO TACKLE CYBER SECURITY FEARS As autonomous cars promise to transform fleet management and...

Read full news item Date Posted: 12/10/2016
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Automated Customer Service Lines Waste Time and Money for Fleet Managers and their Drivers


Venson Automotive Solutions focuses on delivering direct access to an accountable customer service team to radically reduce call times. Venson ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 08/09/2016
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Venson Adds Car Salary Sacrifice Function To Interactive Portal


Helping employers reduce costs and meet duty of care commitments by eliminating grey fleet risk Venson Automotive Solutions has added a ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 12/08/2016
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Venson Welcomes BVRLA Report


Urging UK Businesses To Reduce “Grey Fleet” Mileage By 50% By 2020 And adds salary sacrifice schemes could offer a solution if...

Read full news item Date Posted: 27/07/2016
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Venson Invests In Its Management Team


The appointment of Miles Cooke, Will Wastell and John Mason renews focus on delivering customer service excellence Venson Automotive Solut...

Read full news item Date Posted: 27/07/2016
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FTA Van Excellence Certification Renewal


Venson Automotive Solutions continues to focus on the safety of its staff whilst delivering the highest level of customer service, as it renews its...

Read full news item Date Posted: 19/07/2016
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Low Demand For Alternative-fuel Cars Continues


Venson Automotive Solutions reveals that diesel remains the fuel of choice, but hybrid vehicles perform well According to the latest ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 21/06/2016
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SME’s Must Focus On Safety When Equipping Fleet Vehicles


88% of businesses overload vans, posing a risk to drivers and other road users With new figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Age...

Read full news item Date Posted: 06/06/2016
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Focus On Safety When Equipping Fleet Vehicles


Venson highlights best practice for ensuring vehicles are safe and fit for work Venson Automotive Solutions reminds fleet managers to ensu...

Read full news item Date Posted: 03/05/2016
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Diesel Still King Of The Road


Venson figures show demand for diesel vehicles still strong post-emissions scandal According to the latest figures from Venson Automotive ...

Read full news item Date Posted: 24/03/2016
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Venson Survey


VENSON SURVEY REVEALS 28% OF UK MOTORISTS WELCOME GEORGE OSBORNE’S GO-AHEAD ON DRIVERLESS CAR TESTING ‘Truck Platooning’...

Read full news item Date Posted: 22/03/2016
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The Government’s Spring Statement 2016


Following The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget speech yesterday please find the below attachment for our overview from his annual economi...

Read full news item Date Posted: 17/03/2016
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Venson Launches SPEEDLINER Van Service For Businesses Within M25


Tough, durable and watertight spray-on seal for fleet vans, 4x4s and pick-ups Venson Automotive Solutions is helping businesses operating withi...

Read full news item Date Posted: 15/02/2016
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Venson Launches LINE-X Van Service In Yorkshire


Tough, durable and watertight spray on seal for fleet vans, 4x4s and pick-ups Venson Automotive Solutions is helping Yorkshire businesses prote...

Read full news item Date Posted: 15/02/2016

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