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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Police Crackdown On Drivers With Defective Eyesight

Police Crackdown On Drivers With Defective Eyesight

A police crackdown on motorists with defective vision has highlighted the risks that couriers run if they take to the road despite having sub-standard eyesight. Police in Thames Valley, Hampshire and West Midlands are to run roadside tests on every driver they stop to check that they can read a number plate 20m (65ft) in the distance. They plan to ask the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to revoke the driver’s licence if they…

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Insurance savings potential of connected vehicle cameras revealed

Insurance savings potential of connected vehicle cameras revealed

Connected vehicle cameras are having a dramatic impact on the cost and lifecycle of insurance claims according to Intelligent Telematics and Plexus Law, so could save the commercial fleet sector many millions of pounds each year. Following the analysis of 4,000 vehicles fitted with the SureCam 3G forward-facing device, it was found that there was a 50% reduction in average claims costs and a 15% increase in the average speed of resolution when compared to…

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Driver shortage the biggest challenge facing the road transport sector in 2018

Driver shortage the biggest challenge facing the road transport sector in 2018

The ongoing driver shortage is by far the most significant challenge facing the road transport sector in 2018 and a growing cause for concern amongst logistics operations according to the findings of Paragon Software Systems’ annual UK customer survey. Almost half of all respondents (46.4%) stated that the lack of drivers and other skilled workers across the industry was the biggest barrier to success, up by over a third (36.8%) when compared to the previous year’s results….

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Will self-driving vehicles result in job losses?

Will self-driving vehicles result in job losses?

According to Sky News, self-driving lorries have been given the green light for trials to begin across UK roads – to which the Government have committed to a £8.1 million investment to finance the trials. This comes as no surprise to the UK who already have vehicles on the roads which operate with semi-autonomous driving systems, from cruise control and lane departure warning to active park assist. But as the Government funds further developments, we…

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The Future Of Business Transport

The Future Of Business Transport

Whilst we may not be travelling to work in Jetsons-style flying cars anytime soon, vehicle technology is developing at an increasingly rapid rate and, as a result, business transport is set to change dramatically over the coming years. Indeed, this transformation has already started and we believe firms of all sizes, including small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), must keep a close eye on future developments to ensure they don’t get left behind. Autonomous vehicles…

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Fleetdatasolutions.com – A contact name isn’t enough anymore.

Fleetdatasolutions.com – A contact name isn’t enough anymore.

Fleetdatasolutions.com can help reduce the amount of time spent researching for fleet and trucking statistics to prepare for business development, financial analysis, marketing outreach, and sales calls. Using our nationwide fleet data to size up the industry and identify your target market potential, Fleetdatasolutions.com can uncover aggregated details about fleet businesses.  Searching the Internet won’t bring home the accurate fleet data that you need to be competitive. Managing a large corporate fleet can be extremely complicated; the various factors involved…

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’Too soon to ban hands-free mobile kits in cars’ – leading lawyer

’Too soon to ban hands-free mobile kits in cars’ – leading lawyer

There is a growing debate about whether the Government should introduce a ‘blanket ban’ on the use of mobile phones in a vehicle – even if they are ‘hands-free’. In March this year, the penalty for using a mobile phone behind the wheel increased to six points and a fine, though it is still legal to use hands-free kits, which allow motorists to take calls without actually having to touch their phone. Road safety campaigners…

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Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford Unveil the Early Build StreetScooter WORK XL Electric Delivery Van

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford Unveil the Early Build StreetScooter WORK XL Electric Delivery Van

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans – or e-van – today in Cologne, Germany. The vehicle, called the StreetScooter WORK XL, is based on a Ford Transit chassis fitted with a battery-electric drivetrain and a body designed and built to Deutsche Post DHL specifications. In 2017, around 150 early build e-vans will be manufactured in the StreetScooter plant in Aachen, Germany. Deutsche Post DHL will…

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