Telematics data highlights increased levels of speeding

Telematics data highlights increased levels of speeding

Vehicle data taken from VisionTrack’s IoT platform backs recent motoring research and Police figures that points towards drivers increasingly flouting the speed limit during the coronavirus crisis. In fact, the findings show that fleet and road transport drivers are amongst those speeding during the lockdown, with overall incidents increasing by 2.61% despite a 22.6% reduction in the number of miles driven. The video telematics specialist used Autonomise.ai, its next generation IoT platform, to analyse the…

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New service station information hub for hauliers

New service station information hub for hauliers

Hauliers moving vital supplies across the UK can view daily service station updates on the Traffic England website to ensure smoother journeys, thanks to an update from Thales and WSP’s joint venture, Network Information Services (NIS). On behalf of Highways England, the information updates show the current availability of service stations across England to keep people informed when making essential journeys as the nation enters the next stage of lockdown. Thales and WSP have worked…

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Pallet distribution specialist improves service with Mandata TMS

Pallet distribution specialist improves service with Mandata TMS

Farrall’s Group, the Chester-based family-owned logistics provider, have streamlined their procedures and improved reporting, visibility and vehicle tracking since installing a fully integrated Transport Management System from Mandata. A founding member of the PalletForce network, Farrall’s Group provide a diverse range of transport and warehousing services which, says Managing Directors Matthew & Kat Farrall, require real-time accurate information to keep customers informed every step of the way. “With such a diverse operation, we required a…

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Illuminated chevron and safety equipment to increase roadside safety for delivery professionals

Illuminated chevron and safety equipment to increase roadside safety for delivery professionals

A newly-launched business is helping to create a safer working environment for delivery professionals operating at the roadside. Inspace Media’s illuminated chevron and safety signage solutions uses unique and revolutionary technology that dramatically improves vehicle visibility, so home delivery and road transport businesses can mitigate fleet risk and overcome duty of care concerns regarding their delivery teams. “With growing volumes of traffic, especially in urban areas, there is an increasing threat posed to logistics personnel…

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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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