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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 …

Vision Techniques announce further growth with acquisition of global telematics company

Posted on 2nd May, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Telematics deal

Vision Techniques launch next generation fleet management platform with VT FMS. The deal brings together innovators in vehicle safety systems Vision Techniques and leaders in global telematics Geotelematic Ltd. The acquisition combines the knowledge of fleet management and processing connected …

Speed limiting technology to become mandatory in the UK

Posted on 29th Mar, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

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You probably don’t need us to tell you that road safety is a massive ongoing issue, not just for us here in the UK, but globally. Recently, the European Commission has taken one of their biggest significant steps recently to …

How you can stop workplace deaths due to reversing vehicles

Posted on 20th Dec, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

How does a failsafe brake system work?

According to annual statistics by the British Health and Safety Executive, collisions with moving vehicles still accounts for a major cause of deaths in the workplace. Over the last 5 years, these sorts of accidents made up around 18% of …

The Coca-Cola Christmas Truck is not as road-safe as it could be

Posted on 30th Nov, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

coca cola truck

You know it’s finally Christmas when the the Coca-Cola Christmas truck makes its official appearance on our screens. Sponsored by one of the world’s biggest global brands and deployed by the ultimate logistics manager – the venerable Santa Claus – …

Why VT Ident is an effective anti-terror device

Posted on 31st Oct, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

lorry on highway

Security is always a key concern for fleet operators and drivers of HGVs. Historically, theft and vandalism has always been a problem, as it’s hugely expensive to recover or replace heavy vehicles that have been stolen or damaged.

Are you driving on one of Britain’s most dangerous roads?

Posted on 2nd Oct, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

road

It’s an unenviable title that – of course – has been awarded to various stretches of roads over the years. It’s always been the subject of numerous studies from various organisations concerned with vehicle safety, and throughout all of the …

What is National Road Victim Month all about?

Posted on 15th Aug, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

road victim

You might think you can guess the purpose of National Road Victim Month just from the name. Many would say it’s just about taking a moment to appreciate all the people who’ve been injured or killed in road traffic accidents. …

3 reasons why extra visibility is essential in summer

Posted on 26th Jul, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

lorry sunshine

On the whole, many would think that summer is the one time of year where visibility on the roads wouldn’t be an issue. That’s certainly true in one sense, but it’s not quite that simple! The darkness and wetness of …

How to prevent the 3 most common causes of HGV accidents

Posted on 22nd May, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

lorries on motorway

Despite making up only a relatively small proportion of road traffic, HGVs are regularly involved in some of the most serious accidents on Britain’s roads. And although there are certain accidents which will always be unavoidable, happily for fleet managers …