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75% of people want all vehicles charged to enter clean air zones

At the ALD Automotive event, three quarters of all attendees indicated that all vehicles emitting CO2 gas should pay to enter Clean Air Zones.

As well as that, 65%of all fleet operators said that they were looking at purchasing or leasing ultra-lowemission vehicles as part of their fleet.

The ALD event hostedin Bristol was attended by 200 people including local and national employersand is the first Clean Air Zone (CAZ) event held.

The attendees includedrepresentatives from local authorities and Government organisations that arekeen to from experts in the Electric Vehicle (EV) field. Demonstrating detailedpresentations on topics such as the charging network across the UK and thebenefits of switching fleets over to use ULEV and quality improving strategies.

During thepresentations, delegates answered a set of questions on their own motoringhabits and what their views were on the effect of motoring on the environment.

The findings show that,although the vast majority of attendees drove a conventional petrol or dieselcar, 75% were in favour of charging all vehicles to enter CAZ zones UNLESS theywere zero emission.

Chaired by TV actor andRobert Llewellyn who is passionate about electric vehicles and founder of the ‘FullyCharged Show’.

Held in conjunctionwith The University of the West of England, the event was targeted at thefuture of business mobility and to highlight the growing aspect of CAZ’s.

The presentations alsoincluded insights into the future of the UK’s national charging network howlack of choice or accessibility to ULEV’s were the biggest barrier to choosingULEV vehicles.

Although it wasappreciated most of the attendees were from across Bristol, most of theattendees do travel across the UK taking them in CAZ’s.

The study which lookedat 4000 vehicles which made 300,000 trips with tracking technology highlightedthat is CAZ’s were in full effect, over £30,000 collectively would be generatedby the vehicles. For those not wanting to pay that, the option of buying orleasing ULEV’s becomes even more appealing.

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Couriers Invest in Courier Fleet Insurance to handle demand

With Christmas now fast approaching, online shopping and the demand for couriers to deliver goods reaches an all-time high with an additional increase year on year. Long gone has the time of shopping the high streets for gifts, Amazon and eBay are the new high-street.

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Is your courier business future ready?

April 2018 saw UK high street retailers suffer the biggest drop in sales for 22 years (in fact, since records began). This follows news earlier this year of household names like Toys R Us and Maplin collapsing. And, a number of others such as House of Fraser and New Look searching for agreements to reduce rent costs and close their shops.

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The demonisation of diesel

Since the beginning of 2017, the market has seen a decline in the number of new diesel registrations by nearly 25%, according to statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Performance-wise, new diesel cars in 2017 emitted around 12% less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than equivalent models. This, experts say, suggests that the decline in buying diesel vehicles has resulted from a ‘demonisation’ of diesel.

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Intelligent Telematics launches fleet insurance solution

News in the fleet insurance sector has seen Intelligent Telematics release an innovative new product. They hope it will not only provide greater immediate access to incidents but also help fleet insurance costs fall. The cutting-edge product is a real game changer for fleet managers who are looking at better ways to manage their insurance costs.

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‘Beast from the East’ creates £35 million vehicle insurance bill

As we roll into spring, the worst of this year’s winter storms are thankfully behind us – but for many couriers, taxi drivers, HGV operators and others in the logistics trade, the Beast from the East has been a bitter pill to swallow, after many faced disruptions for the best part of a week.

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Connected vehicle cameras offer huge savings for insurance claims

Research from Intelligent Telematics and Plexus Law has revealed that connected vehicle cameras prove remarkably successful at cutting the lifecycle and costs of insurance claims. This is likely to result in substantial cost savings for commercial fleets and possibilities of reductions in the overall cost of fleet insurance.

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Matrix Telematics releases details on new dashcam

In recent news that is sure to impact on those who need fleet insurance, Matrix Telematics have announced details of their new dashcam. Fleet managers at all businesses know the value that dashcams have, both in terms of evidence to support a claim and also bringing fleet premiums down, so this new technology is sure to be welcomed by many in the commercial motor industry.

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Dash cams prevent ‘crash for cash’ scams

Latest figures are making it very compelling to ensure all vehicles in a fleet are fitted with advanced camera solutions, especially for a decision maker who’s thinking about the cost of fleet insurance. Why? Well, according to the Insurance Fraud Bureau, ‘crash for cash’ criminal scams are costing the insurance industry millions of pounds every year.

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Dedicated telematics technology set to drive fleet insurance costs down

While many professional couriers, delivery drivers and taxi operators have made good use of dashcam recording technology to protect themselves from bogus third-party claims for many years, 2018 is set to see the first of many fleet insurance underwriters implementing a dedicated combination of telematics and camera technology to drive the overall cost of policies down for seasoned, accomplished drivers.

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ODO: a new fleet management system for small to mid sized businesses

Fleet managers will welcome the opportunity to check out a new software and fleet insights service available on the Drive platform. ODO is a new fleet management system from Drive Software Solutions Ltd that’s specifically aimed at small and medium sized businesses. The software runs in the Oracle cloud, making it easy to access the system from any device, any place.

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Waymo paves the way for self-driving taxi service

The announcement by autonomous car developer Waymo that they plan to introduce a taxi fleet of self-driving taxis in the US soon was initially beset by one major problem: what would the company do about insurance for the self-driving taxis ferrying customers around? Naturally, getting the correct taxi insurance is just as key whether there is a human driver or not!

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Do dash cams bring fleet insurance premiums down?

Sales of dash cams have doubled in the last 12 months. There have been various headlines about drivers slashing 20% from motor insurance costs by having one installed. Not surprisingly then, organisations requiring fleet insurance or even those running courier services, could be excused for getting excited.

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Why claiming on your insurance is a bad idea

Living in a faster paced society, and commonly having to work harder for our money than we did 10 years ago. Many people look at their insurance as a quick way to make some money when the smallest of accidents happen.

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Employers Urged to Register for Road Safety Week 2017

This year’s Road Safety Week is being held from November 20-26. Road Safety charity Brake, the coordinators of the events are encouraging organisations and employers to visit the roadsafetyweek.org.uk website in order to register for a free action pack, which will aid in raising awareness for road safety amongst the motoring community.

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New 3G Vehicle Camera Designed for Commercial Fleets may lead to Annual Savings of £400 Per Vehicle

The Commercial Vehicle Show of 2017 (CVS) is set to commence in Birmingham on the 25th April. Alongside countless technological innovations sure to be uncovered at the Britain’s most comprehensive commercial road transport show, Intelligent Telematics have confirmed that they will be showcasing their new 3G vehicle camera designed for the company fleet insurance marketplace.

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Will “Big Data” Revolutionise the Fleet Industry, or Lead to a Tightening of Surveillance on Fleet Vehicles?

New technological developments within the fleet industry have meant that wireless connectivity is now available within luxury car models. However, with the current rates of technological growth, predictions state that one in five vehicles will have a wireless network connection by 2020.

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Three or more taxis? Try fleet insurance

If your taxi company consists of more than one vehicle – and we think that’s quite a lot of you – you’re probably wondering how to keep your insurance costs down. After all, you can buy your groceries at a wholesaler with a discount, so why not buy your insurance the same way?

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Digital insurance and self-drive on collision course for fleet insurers

Fleet managers are facing a rapidly changing business environment, with new trends in the back offices of their insurers, and on the road with self-driving cars and automated delivery vehicles threatening a gradual reshaping of the market.

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Choosing the best vehicles for your fleet

Securing a deal on a fleet of vehicles for your business is a big step, a sign of things moving forward. Having a new, smart looking armada gives your firm a fresh new image, gets your name out there with crisp decals, keeps employees happy, and streamlines maintenance issues. But you need to choose the right vehicles to meet your every need. Here is a quick guide to the various considerations you need to have in mind when picking vehicles for your fleet.

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