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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)

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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Will self-driving technology ever be viable for HGVs?

Posted on 19th Jun, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

hgv driver

Self-driving technology is unquestionably one of the biggest advancements in automotive technology in recent years. It’s been in development for quite some time and is gradually evolving as the years pass.

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Vision Techniques recognised in Top 100

Posted on 28th Apr, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Once a year the Northern Tech Awards shines a light upon the leading technology businesses headquartered in the North of England and Scotland.

Running since 2011 The Northern Tech awards are part of the events portfolio of GP Bullhound, the leading international technology investment bank and provide a unique way of celebrating the innovative technologies and businesses developed in the region,

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