October 9, 2017 by Beverley Wise
The pressure on businesses to reduce emissions is growing. Mandatory Carbon Reporting is already in place for quoted companies in the UK, who are obliged to measure and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but firms of all sizes should be giving serious consideration to the issue. Although regulation remains thin on the ground, public perception […]
April 11, 2017 by Beverley Wise
Many people view Nico Rosberg as the best driver in the world but what about the unsung heroes? Thousands of business drivers across Europe demonstrate skill and precision on the roads every single day. To recognise these forgotten stars, we are launching a competition to crown the Driver of the Year for European business fleets. […]
November 29, 2016 by Beverley Wise
Commercial drivers find few things more irritating than being stuck in a traffic jam. Delays caused by traffic congestion can lead to missed appointments, customer complaints, job pressure and general stress for mobile workers. But, looking at the bigger picture, congestion represents a cost to the UK economy. In fact, a new study conducted by […]
September 23, 2016 by Irvin Gray
What possibilities are now available for the ‘connected’ truck? The ground-breaking world of the connected car has been well documented. But what opportunities does the same connectivity offer to owners of HGV fleets in the transport industry? The answer is unequivocal – lots. Fleet management software has witnessed a quiet revolution over the past couple […]
May 3, 2016 by Irvin Gray
Check your knowledge on factors impacting on fuel economy with our quiz. Keeping your fleet running at maximum efficiency is probably the most critical KPI for the modern fleet manager. We all know that the generally quoted optimum driving speed for car fuel economy is 55/56mph, but this presents a very over simplified version of […]
October 13, 2015 by Philip Wood
There can be little doubt that construction is one of the most resource-hungry industries in the world. According to a report by Willmott Dixon, the built environment is responsible for around 45-50 per cent of global energy usage, 50 per cent of worldwide water usage, and 60 per cent of raw materials for buildings and […]
April 2, 2015 by Irvin Gray
Road transport currently contributes around one-fifth of Europe’s total CO2 emissions, making it one of the biggest single contributors to air pollution. And commercial transport in particular must bear a significant degree of responsibility for the continent’s pollution problems. Given the potential damage caused to the environment, reducing business transport emissions has emerged as a […]
March 18, 2015 by Irvin Gray
While driverless cars continue to grab the headlines, there are lots of other highly sophisticated new technologies currently in development, all aimed squarely at creating safer, greener fleet driving. From motorway ‘platooning’ and predictive mapping to highly accurate coasting alerts, we reveal eight of the most exciting eco-driving innovations just launched or on the horizon, […]
April 29, 2014 by Irvin Gray
It is generally accepted that taking a green approach to business has practical benefits, and is no longer simply seen as a purely ethical question. We have discussed how and why you should run a green fleet elsewhere on this blog, such as our post on the benefits of eco driving for reducing fleet costs. Up to 30% of a vehicle’s TCO is based on a driver’s fuel consumption and maintenance, so this is an issue that many fleet managers are getting serious about.
April 17, 2014 by Irvin Gray
Big data shouldn’t be seen as a big problem.
Company owners or managers might occasionally feel like they’re on the receiving end of a fire hose of data, such is the volume and range of statistics provided by some modern business systems.