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Improve the security of your van

By |2017-10-06T15:56:25+01:00October 6th, 2017|Guest blog, Van News, Van Security|

LIGHT commercial vehicle ownership has improved vastly in the last 10 years, with the changing trends towards home comforts and a soaring demand for same-day delivery in the home shopping market but it's essential to ensure the security of your van. LCV’s are comparatively diverse to Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) and the features that come with these vehicles are more [...]

13 techniques to keep your fuel bill low

By |2017-09-22T16:27:33+01:00September 22nd, 2017|Driving advice, Guest blog, Van Advice|

IF your business involves a lot of driving, you’ll know just how infuriating it can be to see your various costs totted up at the end of the month. Between purchase costs and repairs, insurance, tax, and your fuel bill, it’s expensive to keep a van on the road. Chances are, you’re also feeling a little guilty about the toll [...]

Fleet rolls out connected cameras after van impact captured

By |2017-08-31T14:07:21+01:00August 31st, 2017|Telematics, Van Insurance, Van News|

BRUCE'S Doggy Day Care is rolling out a connected vehicle camera solution across its fleet after footage of a serious collision involving one of its vans was captured during a trial of Intelligent Telematic’s 3G devices. The IT1000 vehicle camera recorded the moment another van jumped a red light and crashed into the company’s van as it joined the A3 in [...]

Conducting driving licence checks

By |2017-06-01T15:21:23+01:00June 1st, 2017|Driving licences, Van Law, Van management, Van News|

IF someone needs to drive in the course of their work or wants to hire a vehicle conducting driving licence checks is imperative for employers and hirers for the legal entitlement to drive the appropriate vehicles, and for penalty points and any disqualifications. Driving licence checks also need to be carried out if you want to hire a van or minibus - and [...]

Dashcam video saved an innocent van driver £16,000

By |2017-03-23T13:41:47+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Telematics, Van Insurance, Van News|

A COMPANY avoided a £16,000 insurance nightmare after the driver’s VisionTrack 3G dashcam video proved he was the innocent victim of a motorist jumping a red light. The footage showed the Ford Transit going through a green light at a junction in Sydenham, South London. Seconds later, the Transit was in collision with a Nissan Note coming from the opposite direction [...]

Keep your vans in check with new FleetCheck app

By |2017-03-07T10:42:28+00:00March 7th, 2017|CV Show, Van management, Van News|

THIS looks pretty useful for small van fleet managers: it’s a new app from FleetCheck to carry out essential commercial vehicle safety checks. The new  Walkaround Check App will be launched at the CV Show 2017 on 25 April. Designed for vans,  the Walkaround Check App creates the means to schedule, carry out, confirm, follow-up and audit all kinds of [...]

Small fleet firms neglect essential van inspections

By |2017-03-07T10:35:15+00:00March 7th, 2017|Roof Racks & Ladders, Van Advice, Van Law, Van management|

SMALL van fleet owners often neglect essential van inspections and should do more to ensure their vans are regularly inspected during their operating life. We already know that heavy vans are the worst for failing the MOT test, and this failure to conduct regular risk assessments is a real duty of care issue, reckons Gain Solutions. A decade on since [...]

‘Live Map’ page for Hubio Fleet users

By |2017-02-03T14:36:24+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Telematics, Van News|

THOSE businesses who have invested in Hubio Fleet telematics technology can now see live traffic displayed in the ‘Live Map’ page of their online dashboard. Using a colour code of green to yellow to red, depending on the congestion severity, the van fleet controller can very quickly determine how a live traffic situation may impact their operations. They can then take [...]

RAC telematics installed on all new Hitachi Capital vans

By |2017-01-05T13:59:35+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Telematics, Van News|

HITACHI Capital Vehicle Solutions, one of the UK’s biggest vehicle and specialist asset leasing companies, has signalled its confidence in connected vehicle technology by having RAC telematics installed on all new vans. It has selected RAC Telematics as its partner for the technology installation which will deliver data on vehicle condition and health, forming the basis of new and enhanced [...]

RS Connect aims for £20m turnover target

By |2016-03-01T12:44:23+00:00March 1st, 2016|Telematics, Van News|

TELEMATICS specialist RS Connect aims for £20m turnover within two years, doubling its current level of trading success. News of the ambitious plan comes with the announcement that the company, recently rebranded from RS Fleet Installations, has won investment backing from Beech Tree Private Equity. Among its recent contract successes, RS Connect won an RAC contract to fit on-board diagnostics devices to vans for Volkswagen Financial Services. Managing director [...]

Tracker Connect offers low-cost telematics for van fleet managers

By |2016-02-26T09:50:34+00:00February 26th, 2016|Telematics, Van News|

TRACKER Connect low-cost plug-in telematics system has been launched for van fleet managers with no installation expense and costing from just £9.95 a month. The easy to self-install device just plugs into the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic (OBD) port, eliminating installation costs. It provides managers with real-time driver and vehicle information, to improve fleet efficiency, saving time, fuel and money, while boosting customer satisfaction.  [...]

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