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The London T-Charge - What is it?

The London T-Charge - What is it?

As of Monday October the 23rd, Mayor Sadiq Khan has introduced the new T-Charge to come into effect immediately as an effort to tackle the problem of toxic air pollution in London.

Vehicle Safety Checks - What Can You do to Protect Your Staff?

Vehicle Safety Checks - What Can You do to Protect Your Staff?

Whether you want your employees to drive the company vehicles or their own cars for work purposes, it is paramount to have a policy to address any issues that may come up, given the risks of driving at work. According to the Health and Safety Executive, about one-third of road traffic accidents that occur throughout the UK involve an individual that is at work at the time.

5 Of The Most Innovative Automotive Technology Companies

5 Of The Most Innovative Automotive Technology Companies

The automotive industry is having a full makeover the past few years with more and more car companies entering the game with pioneering breakthroughs that transform one of the largest industries in the world, bit by bit. From cars that drive themselves and long-range electric cars to making embedded wireless connectivity the new standard, the new breed of automakers is driving change in the car business. Here are the top 5 most innovative companies in automotive.

Dashcam Technology & Privacy Laws – What You Need To Know For Driving In Europe

Dashcam Technology & Privacy Laws – What You Need To Know For Driving In Europe

The use of dashboard cameras (aka dash cams or dashcams) is becoming more and more widespread in the UK. Motorists purchase a dash cam not only to capture idyllic scenery of their journey but also gain quality footage in case of an accident or road incident and protect themselves against bogus insurance claims. The evidence can then be sent either to the police or insurance companies to settle any disputes. The question that arises is whether dash cams are legal to own and use. As a relatively new gadget, things are a bit blurry in regards its ownership and usage because there are concerns that using one constitutes a violation of privacy laws.

What should I replace my diesel vehicles with in my fleet?

What should I replace my diesel vehicles with in my fleet?

Diesel fuel is the dominant option for high-mileage, business-critical fleets. However, air pollution in the UK is considered one of the main driving forces for alternative fuels. According to government data, Britain's poor air quality causes around 50,000 early deaths annually. Among the most polluting vehicles are those that use diesel fuel. Despite the scrappage-scheme for old diesel vehicles that aimed at encouraging diesel drivers to turn to greener, low-emission vehicles, with a compensation of up to £2,000 per car scrapped, the toxic NOx emitted by the overwhelming majority of modern diesel cars is forcing for even lower limits of nitrogen dioxide.

How to write a road safety policy for your business

How to write a road safety policy for your business

A business can often need a fleet of vehicles to run alongside their business. Enabling a company to complete a transaction by delivery a product or offering a service within the home. One way companies do that is to hire drivers to drive the vehicles in question. But, it is vitally important to ensure that you have some form of safety policy in place for your business and for your drivers. This helps a driver to feel secure in their position and know exactly what is expected of them. But how do you write a road safety policy for your business? What do you need to consider and include? Here’s a quick guide to help you put something together.

Winter driving checklist - what should you keep in your car?

Winter driving checklist - what should you keep in your car?

The past few winters have been among the harshest winters the country has coped with. With temperatures persistently well below zero and lots of ice and snow, fleet safety was the first concern and the number one priority of fleet operators for sure. Given that this winter is more likely to be no different, although some meteorologists predict this is going to be the snowiest winter the country has experienced so far, winter driving is about to become more challenging than what we are used to. This means drivers will need to be extra careful when on the road and extremely vigilant with servicing their vehicles. So, proper fleet preparation for the ruthless winter months ahead, when breakdowns and crashes are more likely to occur, is more than necessary.

Diesel vs. Petrol vs. Electric for my fleet - what's best?

Diesel vs. Petrol vs. Electric for my fleet - what's best?

Diesel was the dominant force in the fleet sector; until a short while ago, at least. And, things used to be so simple: most lorries and vans used diesel and most cars run on petrol engines. However, diesel has become a fuel under fire, especially considering the severely worsened air quality in British cities due to high NOx levels, among others, that are attributed to diesel transportation. Although the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders answered with a campaign that highlighted the environmental credentials of the latest diesel engines that meet Euro 6 emissions standards, great controversy still rages over this matter.

How can vehicle tracking reduce fuel costs?

How can vehicle tracking reduce fuel costs?

Vehicle tracking can change the way a business runs their company fleet. A vehicle, whether a van, truck or car, can be an essential part of any business, so ensuring that they are costing as little as possible, and being as efficient as they can be, will always be a high priority. Which is why more business owners are welcoming the introduction of vehicle tracking systems to their fleet. Not only to help a driver become more accountable for their actions, but to also ensure that the costs are reduced. One of the biggest costs of any fleet is fuel, and with the price of diesel and oil on the rise, it is now more essential than ever to ensure that you keep a vehicle fuel efficient. However, the introduction of a vehicle tracking systems could help you reduce fuel costs. Here’s how that could happen...