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Fleet Industry News

Keeping up with the fleet industry can be hard work with all its changes. Here Total Insurance provide the latest on Fleet Insurance News.

Matrix Telematics releases details on new dashcam

2018-02-16T10:21:17+00:00 February 16th, 2018|

Matrix Telematics Releases Details on New Dashcam for Courier Fleets 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 [...]

Dash cams prevent ‘crash for cash’ scams

2018-02-13T11:01:29+00:00 February 13th, 2018|

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 [...]

Dedicated telematics technology set to drive fleet insurance costs down

2018-02-05T21:01:28+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

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 [...]

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

2018-01-25T13:18:45+00:00 January 25th, 2018|

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 [...]

Could you inadvertently invalidate your fleet insurance?

2018-01-15T16:32:11+00:00 December 31st, 2017|

Could you inadvertently invalidate your fleet insurance? Let’s be honest. One of the best reasons to use Total Insurance to compare quotes online is that it saves time. And for many business people, getting their commercial insurance sorted as quickly and seamlessly as possible means more time to concentrate on making money. However, no matter [...]

Insurance industry calls on businesses to improve road safety policies

2018-01-15T15:21:01+00:00 December 31st, 2017|

Insurance industry calls on businesses to improve road safety policies As the recent winter weather conditions left many employees in need of recovery because of the hazardous weather conditions, fleet insurance companies are calling on businesses to improve road safety policies. To reduce claims and protect employees it is essential that businesses have an effective [...]

Waymo paves the way for self-driving taxi service

2017-12-29T20:26:30+00:00 December 29th, 2017|

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 [...]

Do dash cams bring fleet insurance premiums down?

2017-12-14T17:05:44+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

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. [...]

Untrained drivers and the wider risk to road users

2017-11-22T17:00:36+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|

Untrained drivers and the wider risk to road users According to a recent piece of research conducted by ALD Automotive, a staggering 62% of fleet drivers have had ‘no formal driver training’, while only two in five admit they’ve been asked to complete a simple health check to ensure they are fit to work. This [...]

Operating events with fleet vehicles

2017-11-13T21:19:25+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Operating events with fleet vehicles Companies often have different motoring needs at different times of the year and this is never truer than in the events industry. When vehicles are needed only a few times each year, it is silly to buy them or even hire them all year round. It can, however, be very [...]