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Owners advised to look after their ‘Landies’ as thefts rise in recent months.

November 30th, 2020

Organised criminal gangs are scouring the countryside stealing iconic Land Rover Defenders warns NFU Mutual. The cost of Defender thefts was up 34% to £2.1 million in 2019. At least four Defender thefts were reported every week in January. Although this fell during the lockdown, the number of thefts is rising sharply back to pre-Covid levels. “We’re warning people in the countryside to be on high alert,” said Rebecca Davidson, NFU Mutual rural affairs specialist. Traditional Defenders are in high demand since they ceased production in 2016….

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ARE YOU DVS READY?

November 18th, 2020

Launching in October 2020 the Direct Vision Standard has been designed to make the streets of London safer for pedestrians and cyclists.   WHY HAS DVS BEEN INTRODUCED?  26,000 people injured on London roads in 2018 63% of cyclist deaths and 25% of pedestrian deaths in london involved HGVs Enforcement of The Standard comes into effect in March 2021 and affects ALL 12 tonne and above vehicles that enter London, with a £550 per day fine for non-compliance. It is something that…

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STAYING COMPLIANT HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER WITH WEBFLEET SOLUTIONS – Call us now to find out more!

January 15th, 2019

Managing your fleet’s operation has never been easier. Webfleet Solutions – WEBFLEET provides you with the most complete fleet management solution for your business, helping to improve your service level and increase your drivers’ safety and stay compliant with HMRC. While business drivers have a legal and moral responsibility behind the wheel, employers also have a legal and moral responsibility to ensure both they and their drivers comply with minimum safety standards. The legal, and financial, repercussions of road safety failings,…

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It Takes only 23 Seconds to Steal a Car!!

December 4th, 2018

PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE AGAINST MODERN DAY THEFT METHODS Official figures show car theft hit a six year high last year, up an estimated 57,000 crimes in 2 years. These are worrying stats on the increase of car crimes involving relay theft. One in 3 cars are stolen with the vehicles own key. Do something about it! Install a Meta Trak VTS tracker to your vehicle. The VTS comes with driver ID tags which fight wireless key relay theft and key…

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Four ways to help manage your risk, reduce road accidents, and cut costs

November 13th, 2018

It should come as no surprise that road traffic accidents are extremely bad for business. While your number one concern is understandably the safety of your staff, the financial implications are just as severe. Accidents can eat into your finances on many levels, whether your business is shelling out for vehicle repairs, dealing with litigation costs, or simply having to fork out for an increase to its insurance premium, the argument for reducing risk is well founded. The utopian dream…

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Save Now on TomTom LINK Fleet Tracking Systems

September 14th, 2017

If you order 5 TomTom LINK 410/510 vehicle tracking devices before 31st October 2017 you will get the fifth one free. This is a fantastic offer and a great way to get started with a fleet tracking system.   Why use a fleet tracking system? TomTom fleet management is a fantastic way to keep track of a mobile workforce. This practical, reliable solution features professional navigation and traffic information so that you can optimise your route planning and ensure your…

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Mobile Phones & Driving: Your Guide to the Law

May 4th, 2017

You might have seen in the news that the law has been updated when it comes to using a mobile phone while driving. Since 2003 it has actually been against the law to even touch your phone while driving, whether that is to make a call, respond to a message or use GPS. This includes using a handsfree set, using your mobile to follow a map or “just reading a text” without responding. Even if you are stationary, queueing in…

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HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

April 13th, 2017

When you think about investing in a fleet management system, often there are three main points you will want to know about: reducing fuel consumption; improving driver accountability and increasing overall efficiency. All three of these are fairly easily achieved, but if you stop there you’re missing out on some of the great features of your fleet management system. Here is a quick breakdown of the benefits you can get from your fleet management system: Fuel Savings The cost of…

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Meta Track Systems

January 23rd, 2017

Recently TomTom Telematics released their new Pro 8 series portable terminals which will transform the possibilities and have a big impact on the fleet management system. The terminals are connected to the Webfleet platform via a tom-tom link tracker and are designed to relate information back to the office in real time so decisions can be made more quickly and effectively. The 2 new pro models are the 8270 and the 8275, the main difference between the devices is that the 8275 comes with a 5 megapixel rear camera support and 3G modem .

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Tomtom Telematics Series 8 Release

January 23rd, 2017

Recently TomTom Telematics released their new Pro 8 series portable terminals which will transform the possibilities and have a big impact on the fleet management system. The terminals are connected to the Webfleet platform via a tom-tom link tracker and are designed to relate information back to the office in real time so decisions can be made more quickly and effectively. The 2 new pro models are the 8270 and the 8275, the main difference between the devices is that…

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