Commercial Vehicles

The Outward Bound Trust Renews Minibus Fleet

The Outward Bound Trust renews 20-strong Minibus fleet with FleetEurope

Educational charity The Outward Bound Trust, has again renewed its 20-strong fleet of Ford Transit Minibuses with FleetEurope as part of a four year contract hire arrangement. The new fleet is being used to transport course participants and instructors to various remote locations from the Trust’s residential centres based in the Lake District, the west coast of Wales and the Scottish Highlands. The 17-seater vehicles are powered by Euro 6 compliant diesel engines and equipped with a rear view camera, reverse [...]

Orchid Field Marketing FleetEurope

FleetEurope’s SelectPlus mini lease service offers a flexible alternative for Orchid’s commercial fleet

Orchid, one of the UK’s leading field marketing agencies, has chosen FleetEurope for the provision of 35 customised Peugeot Expert vans, as part of a two-year flexible mini lease arrangement. The vans were sourced and personalised with branded vehicle wraps before being delivered to Orchid’s drivers at multiple locations throughout the UK. The new fleet was required within a very short timeframe as part of a merchandising strategy for global drinks brand Carabao, one of Orchid’s largest clients. Orchid had previously [...]

FleetEurope SelectPlus Model Specific Mini Lease

FleetEurope’s new SelectPlus service offers a flexible alternative to vehicle leasing

FleetEurope, a leading independent vehicle management solutions provider, has launched a mini lease service for customers that provides a cost effective and flexible alternative to vehicle leasing. The new SelectPlus service offers a range of vehicles to rent for 90 days or longer at highly competitive rates, starting from only £6.35 per day for a Vauxhall Corsa 1.4i ecoFLEX Design. Unlike daily rental, customers can select a specific make and model for the full duration of the hire period. The vehicles [...]

Fleet Operators shouldn't ignore the importance of AdBlue

Fleet operators shouldn’t ignore the importance of AdBlue

For fleet owners in the UK and Europe, AdBlue is growing in importance, as are the costs of ignoring it. The AA reported that, in 2016, the number of AdBlue-related breakdowns went up every month, to the point that they were dealing with more than 1,000 every four weeks. They also predicted that there could easily be more than 20,000 diesel vehicles suffering the same fate in 2017. So, what is AdBlue and why has it become such an important [...]

Diesel vehicle exhaust fumes

Will scrappage mean the end of the road for diesel vehicles?

The total number of diesel cars sold worldwide last year reached 10 million. Around 7.5 million of those cars were sold in Europe, making the recent issues of pollution and public health risks associated with them, a very European problem indeed. Over the last 15 years’ motorists in the UK have been encouraged to drive diesel vehicles because they were found to produce less CO2 than their petrol equivalents. The Government incentivised businesses to choose them by offering lower tax [...]

Electric Nissan Van FleetEurope

Van operators need to start planning for an electric future

The UK has experienced a significant increase in demand for electric vehicles in recent years with new registrations of plug-in cars surging from 3,500 in 2013 to over 80,000 in December 2016, according to SMMT figures. On the other hand, EV take-up among van operators has been slow in comparison, with only 5,000 live registrations for plug-in vans. So, why are the majority of light commercial fleets reluctant to make the switch to electric, despite a record-breaking 29,784 new vans [...]