Ineos Cars’ boss Tom Crotty has denied it was forced to change its mind over building an assembly plant in Bridgend because of Brexit costs, despite being in favour of the split from the EU.
He has said there was a ready made assembly plant offered by Mercedes as the German company had revised its plans for using its assembly plant on the French/ German border.
The Massive growth in driver-owned home delivery fleets means that they need to start to “align to industry norms on safety over time,” FleetCheck is warning.
Peter Golding, managing director of the fleet software specialist, said the increase in these kinds of vehicle operations during the pandemic was an area that needed attention and added, “There have always been some issues with people using their own unsuitable vehicles for business activity but, when this was limited to, for example, a relatively small number of pizza deliveries by teenagers using their old cars, the potential for safety issues was minimal.”
US safety officials have ordered Ford to recall about 3 million vehicles fitted with suspect Takata airbags since 2006.
A few thousand Mazda models are also affected by the recall and follows a mandated recall for almost 6 million GM models issued in November.
MJB Automotive Solutions, a consultancy and training company specialising in used vehicle retailing, has launched in the UK with PAVE technology – the UK’s first AI-based Inspection tool that appraises vehicles in real-time.
Founded by Marcus Blakemore who has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, MJB Automotive Solutions will offer tailor-made remarketing, refurbishment and retailing expertise to OEMs, contract hire companies, rental operators and fleet managers wanting to save money in the used vehicle retailing and supply chain management process.