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5 new driving laws that fleet operators need to know in 2020

Posted on 3rd Mar, 2020 by Charlotte Coop

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2020 has a lot in store for the automotive world, and by extension, the logistics industry too. From city-wide initiatives to nationwide laws, there are lots of new rules and regulations coming into force this year, so if you’re a …

What’s the difference between FORS and the Direct Vision Standard?

Posted on 5th Feb, 2020 by Charlotte Coop

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By now, FORS and Direct Vision are both well known to most fleet managers, especially since they’ve both been around for quite some time. However, since they share certain similarities it can sometimes be easy to confuse them. With the …

How to ensure your fleet is 100% ready for a productive 2020

Posted on 5th Feb, 2020 by Charlotte Coop

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January is generally known as a great time for taking stock examining what’s working and what’s not, as you prepare yourself for fresh success in the New Year. That makes it a brilliant time to re-assess your fleet for the …

Telematics data reveals the 5 biggest causes of UK road accidents

Posted on 23rd Jan, 2020 by Charlotte Coop

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Telematics makes up one of the cornerstone products amongst our extensive range of vehicle safety products here at Vision Techniques, so we know firsthand the sorts of benefits it can provide to drivers and fleet managers. The same can be …

Should telematics be exempt from the Insurance Premium Tax?

Posted on 22nd Jan, 2020 by Charlotte Coop

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This question is the central issue of a campaign that’s already gained plenty of support from significant figures, including multiple cross party MPs – as well as Brake, the UK’s leading road safety charity. Campaigners say that exempting telematics-fitted vehicles …

Brake announces this year’s theme for Road Safety Awareness Week

Posted on 20th Nov, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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Someone is killed or injured on British roads every 20 minutes. This sobering statistic is one of the key messages behind Road Safety Awareness week, which aims to bring communities, schools and organisations together to demand (and initiate) action in …

Cost of temporary drivers to rise by up to 30% in April 2020

Posted on 22nd Oct, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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Plenty of businesses make good use of temporary drivers, especially in the run up to and just around the Christmas period. However, this year looks to be the last time it’ll be quite that cost effective to do so, as …

What’s involved in a heavy vehicle test?

Posted on 16th Oct, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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All drivers are familiar with MOTs – the mandatory annual tests that certify each vehicle is safe to use on British roads. The standards for an MOT pass are reasonably strict, so it makes sense that where the tests for …

Thrilling Thruxton for the Swallows Racing Team

Posted on 25th Sep, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

A combination of a heavy workload and Friday traffic chaos meant a late evening arrival at Thruxton in Hampshire for the most ‘local’ round of the JEC Racing Saloon & GT Championship. With the gearbox finally sorted on Tom’s XJR …

Upgrading your fleet? Don’t neglect the importance of driver training

Posted on 17th Sep, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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Vehicle safety technology has come a long way in the last few decades, and it’s evolving further with every passing year. (We should know!) Today, modern devices can improve the awareness of drivers, heighten overall visibility and even remind them …