Last week our Headache of Britain’s Roads blog post revealed some interesting statistics regarding the increasing pothole crisis we face on UK roads. Over the last year, companies with a mobile fleet have paid out more than £215m on vehicle repairs as a result of potholes and poorly maintained road surfaces.
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Cruise control systems are designed to accurately maintain a driver's desired set speed, without any intervention from the driver. This is considered to be cautious way of maintaining a steady speed, although few motorists are aware of the dangers of using cruise control whilst driving in the rain.
Over the last year, companies with a mobile fleet have paid out more than £215 million on vehicle repairs, caused by potholes and poorly maintained UK roads. Halfords recently revealed that 1.5 million vehicles per year suffer from steering and suspension damage as a result.
By law it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure their equipment is well maintained, in an efficient state of working order and in good repair. It is vital that all vehicles are maintained; to the level specified by the manufacturer and that they are mechanically in good condition. Employers often find it helpful to provide each of their drivers with a daily vehicle checklist, in order to ensure the vehicle is in sufficient repair before it goes out on the road. A daily check list acts as a reporting system for any faults or hazards regarding the state of the vehicle, which an employer has a legal obligation to address immediately and repair the vehicle in order to meet with the legal guidelines.
The installation of vehicle tracking devices within your fleet should be viewed as an investment into the future of your business, which will allow you to drive productivity and increase profitability. Yet when researching into vehicle tracking, there are a number of fleet management solutions you should look for from your provider.
After making the decision that vehicle tracking is for you, it is vital to ensure your workforce feel at ease with the introduction of the tracking devices into the business. It is important that employees understand the reasoning behind the change and that the system itself has been installed to benefit everyone within the organisation, as well as the incentives to them individually.
Last week our Valentine’s Day blog featured some tongue in statistics regarding what the average British commuter gets up to in their cars across a lifetime of driving, including the occasional smooch with a partner, flirting with fellow motorists and singing along to our favourite tunes on the radio. However there is a more serious underlining issue with us choosing to partake in in-car activities such as making phone calls, breaking the speed limit and even applying make-up.
If you plan to pucker up with a partner or date in the car this valentine’s day, you may not be surprised to know that you won’t be the only one. In a recent study by the Press Association, statistics revealed that over a life time of driving, the average British commuter will KISS AN ESTIMATED 680 TIMES in the car.
With fuel prices at a record high, we are all looking for inventive ways to reduce our fuel consumption, although you may be surprised to know that it isn’t quite as difficult as you might think, follow these simple steps and see how much you can save.
Our Marketing Executive Amy holds a very unique position in that she is still studying full time at university – we caught up with her to find out how she copes with the workload, what her biggest challenge has been, and her favourite car.
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