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At Activa we like to keep our customers up to date with all the latest news regarding Contract Hire, Vehicle Leasing and Fleet Management for company vehicles throughout the UK.

Penalties for drivers caught using handheld mobile phone set for big increase

Motorists caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving will face tougher penalties, the Department for Transport has suggested.


ACFO to publish MoU to help fleets and drivers overcome parking fines on private land

Fines incurred by company car and van drivers illegally parking on private land are acknowledged to be a legal, financial and HR administration nightmare for fleet managers.


Hand-held mobile phone use at ‘epidemic’ level: Tougher penalties for drivers

The illegal use of handheld mobile phones is at epidemic proportions with an estimated 11 million motorists admitting to making or receiving a call while driving in the last 12 months and a shocking five million saying they have taken photos or videos while at the wheel of a moving vehicle, according to new research.


Mercedes to invest €500m developing hi-tech vans that will transform fleet operations

Mercedes-Benz Vans is to invest €500 million over the next five years, in a move that’s thought to revolutionise the working environment for tradesmen and parcel deliverers, making fleets and drivers more efficient and productive and potentially utilising drones.


ACFO chiefs meet with HMRC to highlight key fleet tax issues

ACFO, the UK’s premier fleet decision-maker organisation, has discussed key tax-related issues impacting on fleet operators at a meeting with officials from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).