Thieves Target Latest Models With ‘Relay Attacks’

Certain Cars Susceptible To New Style Of Car Theft Criminals are targeting certain types of keyless entry cars in a new form of vehicle theft called a ‘relay attack’ which uses a transmitter relay device and two criminals working together. One thief stands near the car being targeted and the other stands near the front door of the owner’s home to get in range of ‘keyless’ key fobs, which are often left on hallway tables or kitchen worktops. The relay device then picks up the key fob signal from inside the house and relays it to the car. Using this method, thieves are then able to drive away in a stolen vehicle in a matter of just a few seconds. [...]

By |February 17th, 2018|Categories: Driving, Vehicles|0 Comments

AFVs On The Rise As Diesel Fall Continues

Sales Of Alternative Fuel Vehicles Increase AFV sales have risen in January but the overall January new car market was down 6.3% as 163,615 cars left UK showrooms Sales of AFVs rose almost 24% last month to 9,020 new units compared to the same month last year, but this did little to counter a fall of 25.6% in sales of diesel cars which saw numbers decrease from 78,000 last January to just 58,000 this year. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which compiled the figures, said the fall was due to confusion over government policy towards diesel cars which had continued to cause buyers to hesitate. Petrol sales also up At the same time, sales of petrol cars rose [...]

Car Accessories Available From CLM

CLM Car Care For All Your Car Accessory Needs! New website launched to fleet and retail markets with access to thousands of accessories CLM Fleet Management has launched an exciting new Car Care website featuring accessories for over 2,000 different models of cars and vans and available to both fleet and retail markets. CLM Car Care online at https://clm.uniquecorporate.co.uk/ offers a huge selection of retro-fit accessories including: Tailored car mats Tailored boot liners Bumper protectors Vehicle safety kits Heavy duty seat covers Wind deflectors And many more. The new website covers a huge selection of models, carpets, colours and trim levels for a massive array of makes and models. All new car mats are supplied by the UK's leading car [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Categories: Driving, Fleet|0 Comments

Company Drivers At Risk From Over The Counter Remedies

Drug Driving Laws Company drivers could be unwittingly putting themselves in danger of prosecution by taking over-the-counter remedies that are on a Government prohibited substance list In 2016, following the introduction of new screening equipment and roadside tests by the police, there was a seven-fold increase in the UK in the number of drivers being convicted for drug-driving. What does the law say? The law, which was first introduced in 2015, makes it illegal to drive with certain drugs in the body– eight illegal drugs and nine prescription drugs - above specified limits. If caught, drivers face losing their licence for at least a year, being fined up to £5,000 or a spell in prison. However, some of the banned [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Categories: Driving|0 Comments

Press Release | Driver’s Views on Alternative Fuelled Vehicles

Drivers Lack Knowledge Of Electric Vehicles And Hybrids Drivers require extensive education on the various electric and hybrid powered vehicles on the market before sales of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) will start to accelerate towards Government targets. So says Newport Pagnell based CLM Fleet Management, part of the Maxxia Group, following research it commissioned last month which showed drivers’ knowledge of EVs and hybrids was woefully lacking. The Government has announced recently that it wants all new cars and vans to be ‘near-zero emission’ by 2040, just 23 years from now. However, sales of AFVs, while still rising, are doing so only from a very small base level. In October, sales of petrol-electric hybrids rose by 31% to 4,742 new units, [...]

Christmas Holiday Period Arrangements

CLM Christmas Opening And Service Availability 2017 As the festive season beckons, we need to make you aware of the arrangements in place for supporting your fleet management requirements over the Christmas and New Year period. CLM’s opening hours are detailed below – during these dates/times, service will be delivered completely as normal. Friday 22nd December 2017 – 08.15 to 18.00 Monday 25th December 2017 – Closed Tuesday 26th December 2017 – Closed Wednesday 27th December 2017 – 08.15 – 18.00 Thursday 28th December 2017 – 08.15 – 18.00 Friday 29th December 2017 – 08.15 – 18.00 Monday 1st January 2018 – Closed CLM will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January at 08.15 During the days that CLM’s offices are closed, services will continue to [...]

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Mini-lease Offer | Volvo V60

Volvo V60 Mini-lease offer from £12.46 a day Medium-term car hire - otherwise known as Mini-lease - is a cost-effective solution for keeping mobile while awaiting the arrival of a new company car, or whenever temporary requirements may crop up. Right now, CLM has a range of Volvo V60 R-Design models which are being offered on a five or six month mini-lease from as little as £12.46 + VAT a day. The Volvo V60, kitted out with Nav and Winter Pack, could be the perfect vehicle to get you through the winter months. With a mileage allowance of 10,000 miles and free delivery / collection anywhere in mainland UK, you just have to think about which colour you might like best! We [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Fleet, Rental|0 Comments

Download Guide: Winter Driving

Winter Driving Tips For Keeping Safe On The Road With dark mornings and nights and wintery weather conditions, fleet managers and company vehicle drivers need to keep in mind the ‘dos and don’ts’ of winter driving. So, with this is mind, we have created the following winter driving tips as a reminder of the added perils on our roads at this time of year.  We've also created a PDF guide which you can download, keep and share - click here for your copy. We’ve noticed an increase in the use of the latest technology in favour of driving long distances for face-to-face business meetings at this time of year. And arguably the safest and most environmentally sustainable approach to winter driving is [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Driving|1 Comment

Drink Driving Rules For The Festive Season

Don’t Be A Drink Driver During This Festive Season! Over 70,000 people are caught drink driving every year Drivers are again being warned that a festive tipple or two could bring severe penalties as Christmas fast approaches. More than half a million drivers are stopped and breathalysed each year by the police, with more breath tests carried out in December than other months - but not without good cause. Although the level of drinking and driving has dropped dramatically over the last three decades, more than 200 people are still killed in drink drive accidents every year. Despite 30 years of drink drive education and enforcement, over 70,000 people are still caught drink driving annually. Often it is an innocent person [...]

By |December 4th, 2017|Categories: Driving|0 Comments