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How to Create a Successful Fleet Driver Training Strategy

Posted in: Fleet Management Systems
Date posted: 21 December 2017

Being on the road for hours at a time brings with it a number of safety risks for both drivers and the public.

Consider these numbers:

Apart from putting lives at risk, speeding also impacts a vehicle’s fuel efficiency. The Department of Transport says driving at 80mph eats up 25% more fuel, which, when it accumulates, negatively affects a company’s bottom-line.

While it’s tempting for drivers to speed up for faster delivery, you need to help them understand that the risks of speeding far outweigh the time they would save.

This is where a personalised fleet driver training comes in. And with the help of technology, you get the added benefit of using telematics data in optimising your fleets logistics. Read more

The Road Ahead: The Fleet Trends of 2018

Posted in: Fleet Management Systems
Date posted: 21 December 2017

The fleet industry is on the cusp of several big technological advancements that are set to shake up the industry over the next few years.

With 2017 drawing to a close, the successes and failures that marked the year are not the only facets you should consider when planning for the future of your fleet.

By analysing the upcoming fleet trends for the next year, you’ll be able to better anticipate the opportunities and challenges that can help you position your business better in 2018. Read more

Is the Future of Fleet Management in Your Mobile?

Posted in: Fleet Management Systems
Date posted: 30 November 2017

These days, mobile devices aren’t just used for communication but as tools to manage every aspect of our lives, including our businesses.

So ubiquitous is their use that by 2025, 80 billion devices are predicted to be connected to the internet—a significant increase from the less than 20 billion today. Read more

The Best Vehicle Tracking Systems For Your Fleet

Posted in: Fleet Management Systems, Vehicle Tracking Systems
Date posted: 27 November 2017

Vehicle tracking systems have advanced greatly over recent years, as they consistently prove their worth to businesses across a range of industries.

With competitive pricing and constant innovations, customers—be it consumer or a business—find themselves inundated with a range of options. Read more

A Proactive Approach To Grey Fleet Management & Tracking

Posted in: Fleet Management Systems, Vehicle Tracking Systems
Date posted: 26 October 2017

Whilst organisations continue to offer employees the use their personal cars for business purposes, the need for proper grey fleet management also increases.

There are legal and financial risks involved when you mismanage a grey fleet. To prevent your business from running into any problem, taking a proactive approach becomes necessary. Read more

The Best Sat Navs for Truckers (And Why Your Fleet Needs Them)

Posted in: Fleet Management Systems, Telematics
Date posted: 25 September 2017

By the start of 2017, one bridge in Leicestershire was hit by lorry trucks 11 times in 12 months, according to Network Rail.

This is far from an isolated incident, as the group documented 1,606 underline bridge strikes and 136 overline bridge strikes by the end of 2015/16 financial year.

Given these numbers, the Local Government Association called for a ban on lorry drivers from using car Sat Navs, and instead use GPS systems suitable for HGVs.

While it is now a challenge to imagine, a few decades ago, Sat Nav units were of science fiction territory. In-car navigation systems were not considered a necessary addition to vehicles in the same way as airbags or radios were.

However, the growing need for a more accurate navigation system, especially for truck and HGV fleets, paved the way for further development of Sat Navs. Read more

How to Protect Your High Risk Fleet

Posted in: Fleet Management Systems, In-Vehicle Cameras, Telematics
Date posted: 30 August 2017

Vehicle theft is a huge industry. It can cost fleets across the globe billions of pounds a year in lost revenue, stock and property. Unfortunately, due to their cargo and the often expensive equipment stashed inside, fleet vehicles can be highly attractive targets. But how can you stop criminals from targeting your fleet?

The short answer is that you can’t. Fleets, particularly those that are utilised by well-known manufacturers and large enterprises, will always be subject to crime because of the opportunities they represent. What you can do, however, is mitigate the level of risk to your fleet. Read more

How do Vehicle Cameras Work?

Posted in: In-Vehicle Cameras
Date posted: 24 August 2017

The automotive fleet industry has expanded rapidly over the last decade. With the advancements made in telematics technology, the rise of the connected car and the subsequent increased vigilance over driver and road user safety, the marketplace has and is altering irrevocably, continually surpassing its own standards of innovation, safety and efficacy. With increasingly integrated driverless technology, the industry is on the precipice of a huge paradigm shift.

One of the features that has progressed the fleet industry forward, that has also been widely adopted into and improved, civilian driving practices is the in-vehicle camera. Read more

TomTom WEBFLEET Review

Posted in: Telematics
Date posted: 25 July 2017

Most known for being at the forefront of navigation and mapping innovation, TomTom is also one of the world’s leading GPS navigation and telematics equipment manufacturers, offering state of the art fleet solutions to companies around the globe. Since opening operations in 1991, TomTom has expanded into over 35 countries worldwide, developing products that push forward the industry standards for fleet management into new paradigms.

WEBFLEET from TomTom is a unique Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that allows fleet management to obtain instant and detailed insights into the operations of the fleet, from any web browser. And now available on applications like WEBFLEET mobile, you can manage your fleet from multiple devices, allowing you easier access than ever before. Read more

The Evolution of Telematics and the Connected Car

Posted in: In-Vehicle Cameras, Telematics
Date posted: 27 June 2017

The connected car is here and it’s certainly here to stay. With rapid advancements in telematics technology and mobile internet speeds, the stage is set for internet-connected vehicles to begin merging and integrating with telematics tech on an elemental level. It’s clear that the market landscape is already altering significantly for both private drivers and commercial fleet-based businesses, but experts agree that many of the biggest changes may be yet to come.

With the evolution of telematics technology and the connected car converging rapidly, a new groundwork is being laid for an exciting new world of automated travel and fleet management. Read more