Road transport industry failing to react to rising environmental pressure

Road transport industry failing to react to rising environmental pressure

Three quarters (75%) of transport planning professionals have seen increasing pressure on their logistics operations to reduce environmental impact in the last 12 months, yet two thirds (66%) believe that much more needs to be done to keep pace with public pressure for action. These were just some of the key results from the Paragon Software Systems’ annual UK customer survey completed by more than 100 industry specialists. The findings suggest that the greatest pressure…

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Uber controversy following 14,000 fraudulent licenses highlights growing trend for 2020

Uber controversy following 14,000 fraudulent licenses highlights growing trend for 2020

Uber has had its licence to operate in London revoked by TFL, after drivers who were not licenced or insured conducted a staggering 14,000 rides, putting passenger safety at risk.  It is not the first time the company has come under fire for not validating the true identity of its drivers. According to James Stickland, CEO at authentication platform Veridium, as we move into 2020, companies must absolutely focus on an identity verification approach that…

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Research team at Fraunhofer IPMS develops scanning eye for autonomous driving

Research team at Fraunhofer IPMS develops scanning eye for autonomous driving

In autonomous vehicles, people are only passengers. The car steers independently and recognizes obstacles and dangers. Optical sensors replace the driver’s eye so that the vehicle can recognize its environment. A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden is developing microscanner mirrors (MEMS scanners) that can perceive their environment reliably and without interference while being small and integrable at the same time. The vision of safe autonomous driving is…

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One in five UK commercial drivers breaches UK road fatigue laws

One in five UK commercial drivers breaches UK road fatigue laws

New data from Verizon Connect reveals the extent to which commercial drivers in the UK are breaking road traffic safety regulations by failing to take appropriate rest breaks. The survey of fleet managers across the UK found more than one in five commercial drivers (22%) spends more than 4.5 hours at the wheel without taking a mandated rest break of 45 minutes.[1] Fleet managers also identified fatigue as the cause of almost one fifth (18%)…

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Hermes Increases ‘Green Fleet’ As Part Of Ongoing Sustainabilty Drive

Hermes Increases ‘Green Fleet’ As Part Of Ongoing Sustainabilty Drive

Leading consumer delivery specialist Hermes UK is adding a further 42 units to its fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled vehicles. The investment follows a successful 12-month trial which delivered carbon savings in excess of 4,000 tonnes and forms part of the company’s commitment to delivering ‘a premium service that doesn’t cost the earth.’ A total of 42 Iveco Stralis CNG tractor units will be added to the operation over the coming weeks, taking…

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VisionTrack provides video telematics expertise to UK’s HGV platooning trial

VisionTrack provides video telematics expertise to UK’s HGV platooning trial

VisionTrack is providing advanced video telematics technology for a fleet of commercial vehicles being used as part of truck platooning trials taking place within the UK. The company has joined a consortium of partners, led by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), that is conducting the tests on behalf of Highways England and the Department for Transport. “We are delighted that our video telematics technology is playing an important role in these trials,” explains Simon Marsh, Managing…

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Fly By Nite harmonise compliance with TruTac and Volvo Trucks

Fly By Nite harmonise compliance with TruTac and Volvo Trucks

Fly By Nite, the award winning logistics provider for the music, events and entertainment industries, are combining Volvo Trucks’ fleet management system, Dynafleet, with TruTac’s tachograph analysis product, TruAnalysis; to deliver perfectly ‘in-tune’ driver and vehicle compliance. Midlands based Fly By Nite, cover the whole of Europe and beyond, including Russia, Israel and North Africa. With 170 specialist vehicles and drivers on the move between stadiums, theatres, exhibitions and corporate events, the extended routes mean…

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Abellio London Bus Adopts Fingerprint-Based Drug Testing

Abellio London Bus Adopts Fingerprint-Based Drug Testing

Abellio London Bus, one of London’s most innovative public transport companies, has become the first bus operator to adopt new fingerprint-based drug testing technology to support the health and safety of its employees and customers. Abellio operates day and night bus services across London, and will use the portable Intelligent Fingerprinting drug screening system to support random, for cause and post-incident drug testing for its 2,100 drivers and 200 other safety-critical employees.  Alcohol testing will also take place at…

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Technology playing critical role in addressing driver shortage

Technology playing critical role in addressing driver shortage

Logistics operations are increasingly turning to integrated technology solutions to overcome a host of transport planning pressures, while at the same time the driver and general skills shortage continues to weigh on the supply chain sector. These were two of the key findings from Paragon Software Systems’ annual UK customer survey, which was completed by more than 100 industry professionals. It found that almost all respondents (97%) are using some type of telematics solution and…

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Nearly 3 Million UK Motorists Feared To Be Driving Illegally

Nearly 3 Million UK Motorists Feared To Be Driving Illegally

Findings from comprehensive eye tests conducted by a leading optician on over 1,000 UK residents have revealed that one in five – which equates to 7.6 million licence-holders – haven’t had any vision check since reading a number plate at 20m when passing their driving test. In a bid to scrutinize the 20m test as a worthwhile indicator of roadworthy sight, Vision Express carried out the number plate check, and then gave the same individuals…

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