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.

Is your courier business future ready?

2018-07-09T09:32:58+00:00May 15th, 2018|

Is your courier fleet 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 [...]

The demonisation of diesel

2018-07-28T10:28:57+00:00May 1st, 2018|

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, [...]

Intelligent Telematics launches fleet insurance solution

2018-07-09T09:17:52+00:00April 23rd, 2018|

Intelligent Telematics launches new 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 [...]

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

2018-07-28T10:42:15+00:00April 13th, 2018|

'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 [...]

Connected vehicle cameras offer huge savings for insurance claims

2018-07-28T10:41:31+00:00April 4th, 2018|

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 [...]

CV Show 2018 sees launch of new interconnected multi-camera system

2018-07-11T10:04:00+00:00March 20th, 2018|

CV Show 2018 sees launch of new interconnected multi-camera system Intelligent Telematics has announced that Commercial Vehicle Show in April will see the launch of its new 3G multi-camera system that offers complete evidence for use in fleet insurance claims. Perfect launch choice The CV Show is the largest and most comprehensive road transport [...]

Matrix Telematics releases details on new dashcam

2018-07-28T10:30:15+00:00February 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 [...]

Dash cams prevent ‘crash for cash’ scams

2018-03-14T11:07:20+00:00February 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

2018-07-28T10:39:56+00:00January 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 [...]

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

2018-04-29T12:16:15+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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?

2018-07-13T13:50:51+00:00December 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 [...]

Untrained drivers and the wider risk to road users

2017-11-22T17:00:36+00:00November 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

2018-08-08T12:34:08+00:00November 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 [...]

10 Ways to reduce your Fleet Running Costs

2018-07-28T10:34:00+00:00November 8th, 2017|

10 Ways to reduce your Fleet Running Costs Keeping fleet running costs down is best done with applying knowledge and utilising the experience of a good fleet manager. Across every element of the fleet, it is wise to implement some KPI’s (key performance indicators). Usually you will see KPI’s applied to employees in order [...]

9 Ways to better manage your Fleet and Reduce Fleet Insurance Costs

2018-07-28T10:33:24+00:00October 29th, 2017|

9 Ways to better manage your Fleet and Reduce Fleet Insurance Costs Fleet Insurance is by far one of the most expensive forms of insurance out there. Having said that, it doesn’t need to be! Fleet cover is typically expensive due to poorly managed fleets and un-vetted drivers. A combination of these 2 things lead [...]

Why claiming on your insurance is a bad idea

2018-07-11T10:06:19+00:00October 29th, 2017|

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. With people being quicker [...]

‘No Deal’ Brexit would be the worst outcome for the Haulage Industry

2017-10-17T14:51:21+00:00October 17th, 2017|

‘No Deal’ Brexit would be the worst outcome for the Haulage Industry The global road transport organisation, IRU has warmed and liked the proposed plans from the Government on Customs and Trade but has warned that a no deal would be catastrophic and the worst outcome. It has left many fleet operators working within the [...]

New MGA Motor Fleet is Launched using Telematics Data

2018-01-15T13:28:40+00:00August 18th, 2017|

New MGA Motor Fleet is Launched using Telematics Data TeleFleet have launched a new Managing General Agent specialising in Motor Fleet Insurance. Michael Walton, managing director of TeleFleet said that the firm was now in the process of talking with brokers to discuss it’s offering. “The reason we are launching is that we see a [...]

Employers Urged to Register for Road Safety Week 2017

2018-07-28T10:27:41+00:00July 15th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

2018-01-15T13:27:52+00:00March 28th, 2017|

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 [...]

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

2018-01-15T13:27:43+00:00March 17th, 2017|

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 [...]

Three or more taxis? Try fleet insurance

2018-04-02T10:30:48+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

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 [...]

Are you in favour of fleet insurance?

2018-04-02T10:30:35+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

Are you in favour of Fleet Insurance? If you own and operate more than two vans or vehicles as part of your business, you could save money on your insurance policies and improve the flexibility of your work practices by purchasing fleet insurance. Businesses often acquire vehicles over a long period of time, insuring each [...]

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

2018-04-02T10:30:23+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

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. Other insurers such as property and casualty, and [...]

Choosing the best vehicles for your fleet

2018-04-02T10:29:53+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

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 [...]

Is there such a thing as non-commercial fleet insurance?

2018-04-02T10:25:28+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

Is there such a thing as non-commercial fleet insurance? By now, you’ll no doubt be aware that 2015 was a massive year for car sales in the UK. In fact, it set an all-time record, with over 2.6 million new registrations for the first time ever. But did you know that around 1.3 million registrations [...]

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