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Vision Techniques strengthen southern service offer

Posted on 15th Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are please to announce our further expansion plans by strengthening their southern support services network. Together with industry specialist Munihire we unveil our plans to add a purpose-built service centre in Horsham, Surrey.

Steve Hurd VT’s MD shares his expansion plans “We have a historically strong partnership with the team at Munihire. They are leaders in their field and have been at the forefront of safety for many years. Over the years our collaboration with Munihire has resulted in numerous awards, most recently the Chairman’s Awards for Excellence in Safety at the Highways England award. Our new plans are a natural progression for this partnership to strengthen our coverage in the south.

The company’s alliance will provide the southern region with a state-of-the-art workshop with the latest diagnostic equipment and manufacture trained technicians will carry out the installations and repairs of Vision Techniques innovative vehicle safety systems.

Lawrence Webster Munihire’s Operations Director commented “Service and maintenance are key priorities for us, all our vehicles meet the highest safety standards, our workshop caters for the full spectrum of vehicles specialising in road sweeper repairs. Our technicians have been working with VT products for many years and makes sense for us to work in partnership with Vision Techniques”

The new service centre will provide installation, service and repairs for vehicles within the waste, highways and construction sectors across the southern region by a team of qualified engineers. For more information call 01254 679 717

Checklist for HGV driver safety

Posted on 5th Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

mistakes

HGV drivers are actually some of the most careful drivers you’ll find out on UK roads. To qualify as an HGV driver, candidates must undergo extensive additional training to help them accurately judge and handle the vehicle’s significant size and weight.

Although this means they’re typically responsible, careful drivers, they’re not immune to human error, and one unfortunate but fundamental fact of HGV driving is that even the rarest and most simple mistakes have a much greater potential to cause harm than those of any other drivers.

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We are hiring!!!

Posted on 2nd Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

We are currently looking for a project coordinator to work alongside our sales and services departments to ensure that our high customer service levels are maintained.

The applicant will need to have experience in coordinating resources, equipment and information as well as passing that information on when required, with the goal of organizing projects and getting them completed on time and within budget.

On a day-to-day basis, the project coordinator’s key responsibilities will typically involve maintaining project documentation, such as plans and reports; assigning tasks and controlling schedules; liaising the project’s progress to customers, team members and other stakeholders, providing a managed service and supporting our internal sales team.

We are looking for a reliable team-player to join our team with a strong work ethic who is eager to learn. This person should see themselves as a self-motivator who is quick to assimilate information with the ability to use their initiative.

Previous customer service, project planning, coordination & administration experience would be beneficial and a confident and affable telephone &email manner essential.
Must be numerate, computer literate, comfortable with Microsoft Office, Business Intelligence & CRM software’s.

This position is a key part within our business, so the right ‘can do’ attitude is crucial.
The role is full time, working Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm.

Typical job roles including but not limited to;
– Designing and controlling the project schedule – while ensuring deadlines are met
– Presenting updates to team members and end user representatives on the projects progress and value
– Delegating tasks through team members
– Tracking and communicating project risks and opportunities
– Proactively working with other project team members to understand the level and status of their workload
– Liaising with clients to determine the project’s objectives.
– Managed service
– Sales & service support
What we’re looking for;
– Strong analytical and logical thinking skills
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Have a positive approach; always looking for solutions
– Highly driven with exceptional attention to detail
– Passionate about technology and quality
– Excellent organisation and time management while being proactive with reporting
– Good inter-departmental communication
Benefits:
Life insurance
On-site parking
Bonus scheme
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Experience:
Administration: 1 year (Preferred)
Project Planning & Coordination: 1 year (Preferred)
Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
Education:
GCSE or equivalent (Required)
Licence:
UK Drivers (Required)

STOPSAFE shortlisted for an FTA

Posted on 2nd Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

FTA has announced the 58 finalists in the running to win an accolade at the prestigious FTA Logistics Awards 2019, following a record number of entrants this year. The awards, now in their third year, celebrate the companies and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the logistics and supply industry and have become acknowledged as the ultimate celebration of one of the UK’s most important industry sectors.
We are excited to announce that our innovative STOPSAFE braking system has been shortlisted for the Most Innovative Product award.
The date is fast approaching for FTA’s 3rd Annual glittering awards. With full multimodal representation in the entries from road, rail, sea and air including operators, manufacturers, retail, logistics and supporting industries, it really is set to be the event of the year.
Steve Hurd tells us how excited he is about the nomination “ This is our second nomination for these awards, last year with BANKSMAN AUTOBRAKING    and this year with STOPSAFE.

We’ve got to admit we were a little disappointed we didn’t win last year, however, we can’t win them all and we are hopeful that this will be our winning year. Being shortlisted again is very exciting and it’s fantastic that our new innovations are being recognised by the industry.

STOPSAFE will now be judged by the FTA’s boards which represents some of the country’s most influential logistic leaders, before the winner of each category will be announced at a celebratory reception and gala dinner at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Thursday 24 October 2019.

Table bookings are now open for the 2019 Logistics Awards Gala Dinner. To find out more, and book your place at the event, please visit
https://fta.co.uk/events/logistics-awards

FTA Finialist

Don’t underestimate the dangers of heat on your workforce

Posted on 22nd Jul, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

lorry heat

Rising temperatures can be dangerous with distracted driving and drowsiness being amongst the key hazards.

While temperatures soar, it’s still important not to underestimate the effects of heat on your workforce.

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Marketing Opportunity

Posted on 16th Jul, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

We are looking to build on our success with a clear vision for the next 5 years.  To help us achieve this vision we are looking for people who have the drive and ambition to join our team at this exciting time.

We are looking for a Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant who will work closely with the Head of Marketing and Managing Director adding their innovative ideas, energy and enthusiasm into the mix to help us develop and expand further.

The successful candidate will possess a “can do attitude”, enjoy and thrive from working in a fast-paced environment and work well under pressure.

You will be highly productive and flexible as you will be working on a diverse range of projects including inhouse POS/packaging, branding, magazine advertising, affiliate banners, email campaigns, exhibition requirements, website and video content.

This role requires someone who has creative flair with an eye for detail. Someone who is enthusiastic and passionate about marketing/design with a commercial vision and someone who can bring their own fresh ideas to add real value to help drive the VT brand.

THE ROLE

  • Delivering creative image and video content that’s fresh, engaging, on-brand and customer focused to a high standard across multiple media formats and channels.
  • Combining commercial awareness with creative execution, keeping the target customer at the centre of all creative solutions.
  • Contributing to the creative look & feel across the business through thought-provoking ideas and visual applications
  • Responding to creative briefs and presenting exciting creative responses to the management team.
  • Understand our customers and have the ability to communicate with relevant tone of voice.
  • Self-proofing to ensure all work is accurate and high quality.
  • Owning designated channels, proofing work, and managing own workload.
    Manage and build relationships with all stakeholders of the business.
  • Investigate and verify all external quotes are cost effective, deliver the high quality required and provide excellent customer service
  • Outline and achieve a set of business and personal development objectives, working closely with the Head of Marketing and Managing Director.
  • Keeping up with industry trends and best practice.

SKILLS

  • Experienced in using the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator After Effects and Premiere Pro.
  • Excellent communication skills. You will have the ability to engage at all levels within the organisation and build relationships with 3rd party suppliers.
  • Organised and be able to work to deadlines
  • An eye for detail
  • Experience in WordPress (desirable)
  • Photography experience (desirable)

PERSONALITY

  • Creative flair with commercial awareness
  • Friendly/approachable
  • Self-motivated
  • Passionate/advocate of the brand
  • Flexible with a can-do attitude

OFFER

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Friendly and fun working environment
  • Social events
    Please send C.V and cover letter to Charlotte Coop – Head of Marketing ccoop@vision-techniques.com

 

 

 

 

Key challenges facing the haulage industry in 2019

Posted on 2nd Jul, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

hgv front

Advancements in vehicle safety technology and vehicle safety products in recent years have resulted in great strides forward for the haulage industry. However, modern fleet managers still face a number of significant challenges to their business, ranging from efficiency and economics concerns to crucial safety issues. The good news, though, is that there are several measures they can take to mitigate these issues – we’ve listed some of the key ones below!

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Which vehicle safety technology should you prioritise for your fleet?

Posted on 2nd Jul, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

row of lorries

Safety is one of the single most important operational considerations for fleet managers, and it’s an area which has seen substantial innovation in the past few years – not least from our own engineers here at Vision Techniques! But with such a wide range of vehicle safety products on the market today, it can be difficult to know which ones to prioritise. Below are our recommendations for the technology to prioritise for your own commercial fleet, along with a short explanation for each of exactly what makes them quite so useful.

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STOPSAFE emergency braking system gets approval from the VCA

Posted on 24th Jun, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Stopsafe gets approval from VCA

Exciting news this morning!!! We are proud to announce that after a long period of development and consultation with the VCA our emergency vehicle braking system STOPSAFE has received accreditation.

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6 key benefits of telematics systems for businesses

Posted on 20th Jun, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

lorries convoy sunset

Telematics systems are becoming the lifeblood of commercial vehicle operations often employed in tandem with a whole host of vehicle safety products. In fact, many of our vehicle safety products here at Vision Techniques fit squarely into the category of telematics, which makes it a major focus of so many of our customers. If your fleet isn’t yet fitted with some form of telematics technology, you could be missing a trick – here are just a few of the key ways you could be benefitting!

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