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How to manage your fleet with drivers speeding in company cars

New research figures from RAC Business show that 88% of company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways. This is a figure that has actually increased since last year by 7%. The majority of these people admitted to breaking the limit regularly, this is nearly double the percentage of private motorists who admitted to going over the speed limit often. A worrying 7% of company car drivers actually admitted to driving at 90mph.

The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

On Friday 30th September, it’s the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ which if you don’t know is a Macmillan Cancer Support fundraiser. The event has been around since 1990 and has grown exponentially – it raised a huge £25 million last year and hopes to top it again this year!

The Build Show 2016 - See you there!

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Build Show on Stand B3/419. The show is part of UK Construction Week and is taking place at the Birmingham NEC on 18th – 20th October 2016.

Excellence in track and (out in the) field!

It’s been a busy summer so far – and the Olympics haven’t even got going yet. The Olympics are the biggest peace time mobilisation of people and so, with such a huge buzz coming out of Rio, it’s time to warm up for the Games ahead…

CEO Chris McClellan Talks Internships

In 2013 we launched the RAM Foundation, a ‘giving back’ initiative designed to support local and national charities with the provision of asset tracking, in the hope of maximising publicity and increasing donations. However an area of our business which has been less publicised in recent years is that of our passion to develop and grow our employees, as well as offer practical work experience placements and/or internships to aspiring youngsters.

Telematics will never become compulsory in private vehicles

Telematics will never become compulsory in British new cars as some recent reports have claimed, unless a major change in statute is made in the European Court of Human Rights. The simple reason is that without voluntary opt in, consumers will see this as a violation of their privacy and manufacturers will neither want an objection to a sale nor wish to handle the vast amounts of private data produced

Why Challenging Parking Fines Could Save us Millions

I think most people want to believe traffic wardens are doing something wrong, like giving tickets minutes before they actually should, or lurking around a corner waiting for you to leave a vehicle. Well in a weird way, it turns out this could be true.

Brake and British Cycling team up to promote safety

Research data released at the end of last month by road safety charity Brake and British Cycling revealed that more than one in ten (13%) of cyclist collisions involve commercial vehicles. With one sixth (16%) of crashes between commercial vehicles and cyclists resulting in the cyclist being killed or seriously injured and up to one third of drivers suffer from psychological problems a year after the collision as a result, even in the case where physical injuries were minimal.