ByBox awarded prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council

ByBox awarded prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council

International technology company, ByBox, has been awarded the Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council. This accolade was awarded to the ByBox Coventry Distribution Hub in recognition of the very high standard of health and safety measures it has successfully implemented. The ByBox Coventry Hub is one of just 61 organisations worldwide that achieved a Sword of Honour, which is awarded to organisations that have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety…

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Road safety boost for UK haulier as TomTom Telematics helps slash speeding by 95 per cent

Road safety boost for UK haulier as TomTom Telematics helps slash speeding by 95 per cent

A leading UK haulage firm has helped improve the safety of its drivers by using TomTom Telematics to cut instances of speeding by 95 per cent. KBC Logistics, which operates a 120-strong fleet of 44-tonne articulated trucks, has introduced a risk management initiative underpinned by WEBFLEET, the TomTom Telematics fleet management platform. “With WEBFLEET we have been able to address poor driving performance and improve our safety risk profile by having clear, real-time, insights into…

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Launch Of New Ecommerce System Makes Selling Online More Accessible

Launch Of New Ecommerce System Makes Selling Online More Accessible

A staggering 1,800 businesses have already signed up to a free online service just weeks after being launched – following a significant investment from eCommerce parcel broker Parcel Monkey. Kong – easyCommerce is an innovative new model which aims to make eCommerce more accessible by empowering anyone to sell products through their own, professional online store. The free service, which is being seed funded by the technology-driven parcel firm, is already creating a buzz among…

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Pocket App Develops New Tyre Pressure App for Bridgestone Europe

Pocket App Develops New Tyre Pressure App for Bridgestone Europe

Pocket App, the UK’s largest independent app developer, is proud to announce that a new vehicle tyre pressure monitoring system for smartphones is now available for download.  The new app which has been designed for Bridgestone Europe, a subsidiary of Bridgestone, a global manufacturer of tyres, rubber products, services and vehicle management, captures pressure readings from Bridgestone’s TPMS sensors using a Bluetooth Transceiver. Transmitters attached to the valves of each tyre send data to the…

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Paragon encourages planners to get smarter with Smarter Maps

Paragon encourages planners to get smarter with Smarter Maps

Paragon is encouraging planners to get more out of their plan with a suite of smarter mapping products designed to add greater precision to transport plans.  Paragon’s Street Level Mapping, Average Road Speed Data and Truck Attribute Data all provide planners with a highly detailed picture of the road network, allowing planners to develop more accurate and realistic plans faster, reducing mileage and fuel costs and improving the accuracy of delivery times. “When producing a…

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Fleets Set To Become “Corporate Technological Leaders”

Fleets Set To Become “Corporate Technological Leaders”

A range of breaking technologies means that fleets are set to become the most advanced department in almost any corporate setting over the next few years, says Chevin. Developments such as autonomous cars, increasingly sophisticated route planning and telematics, the further potential of mobile devices, the arrival of “big data” – and enhancements to fleet software to handle these – will all play a role. Managing director Ashley Sowerby added: “Travel back a generation and…

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Connected car product launched by TomTom Telematics to give drivers greater insight into their driving performance

Connected car product launched by TomTom Telematics to give drivers greater insight into their driving performance

TomTom Telematics has launched a new smartphone app in the UK and Germany that gives drivers real-time feedback on their driving style. TomTom CURFER uses the latest developments in connected car technology from TomTom Telematics to provide drivers with visual information on how they drive – including live and retrospective feedback on their braking, cornering, acceleration and idling. “This new aftermarket solution brings the benefits of our advanced, cloud-based, fleet management technology to all drivers…

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Samsung’s New ‘See-Through’ Safety Trucks Allow Drivers To See The Road Ahead

Samsung’s New ‘See-Through’ Safety Trucks Allow Drivers To See The Road Ahead

Ever been stuck behind a massive truck, unable to see what’s ahead of you, debating whether to edge out and overtake or not? Then, you might be interested in these new ‘Safety Trucks’. They use a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck, which connects to a video wall on the back, to show drivers the road ahead. This way, even on single lane roads, drivers will be able to overtake trucks safely. Samsung…

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Fleet Software Must Make “Big Data” Easily Understandable, Says Chevin

Fleet Software Must Make “Big Data” Easily Understandable, Says Chevin

One of the key tasks facing fleet software developers is to make the growing wave of “big data” surrounding company cars and vans easily understandable. So says fleet software specialist Chevin, which reports that the fleet software systems of today are being asked to handle something like 10 times as much data as those from a decade ago, and that they in turn stored 10 times as much as in the mid-1990s. Ashley Sowerby, managing…

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The E-commerce Boom

The E-commerce Boom

The emergence of e-commerce, with its demands for fast and flexible customer service, has had a major impact on most businesses. European online retail sales are expected to grow at a rate of 11% a year from 2012-2017. Forecaster Research says. The pace of growth will be fastest, at 18% a year, in southern European countries. Before the recent recession eCommerce was, for most companies, a minority interest. A website was an additional advertising channel,…

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