• bad driving habits

    Bad driving is bad for business

    Posted by Andrew Mead

    We’ve all been witness to a reckless driver in our time: slamming on brakes, swerving between lanes, tailgating and any number of other motor-based sins. What’s most shocking, however, is the number of times these reckless drivers are behind the wheel of a company vehicle -- with a poor ...

    Read More

  • Keep your fleet safe with Fleetmatics

    Posted by Andrew Mead

    It goes without saying that the two most important assets in your business are your people and your vehicles. Keeping track of these vital assets, however, is easier said than done. How do you really know how well your drivers are performing, where your vehicles are at all times and whether your fle...

    Read More

  • vehicle idling

    Beware idlers!

    Posted by Andrew Mead

    Idling – or letting a vehicle’s engine run when the vehicle is parked or stationary – is not only one of the largest contributors to wasted fuel. These days it can even cost you a fine! For example, Westminster City Council recently introduced a £20 penalty for drivers who si...

    Read More

  • drivers hours rules tired driver

    When is it time to stop?

    Posted by Andrew Mead

    According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), driver tiredness is a contributory factor in up to 20% of all road accidents. Things could be even worse if driving is what you do as a living: Many professional drivers, especially HGV drivers, report increased levels of sleepi...

    Read More

  • speeding van tracking

    Know Your Speed Limits

    Posted by Andrew Mead

    What’s the speed limit if you’re driving a goods vehicle on a dual carriage way? If your answer is 70 mph you’re 10 mph away from the truth, which is 60 mph. Speed limits can vary according to the type of vehicle and road and, if you are a fleet manager, you should ensure...

    Read More