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21 09, 2020

Fleet managers risk penalty points when their employees are convicted of driving offences

2020-09-21T14:23:23+01:00September 21st, 2020|

Licence Bureau is warning fleet managers and others responsible for business fleets that they face the same penalty points as their employees when they are convicted of a driving offence, such as mobile phone use. Responsible parties can incur the same amount of points as the actual vehicle driver to the often unknown and [...]

11 09, 2020

Thieves got away, lorry raid in lay-by – £12,500 worth of cigarettes stolen

2020-09-11T16:18:28+01:00September 11th, 2020|

Over £12,500 worth of cigarettes were stolen after thieves hijacked a lorry owned by Tesco in Wiltshire on July 16th. The criminal gained access to the lorry whilst the driver parked up on a lay-by taking a break but stole the goods after it moved to the depot loading bay. It is thought the criminals [...]

4 09, 2020

87% of drivers do not follow speed limits, statistics show

2020-09-04T16:42:44+01:00September 4th, 2020|

A recent analysis by the Department of Transport has shown that figures on speeding data show that most motorists exceed 20mph speed limits, with the average speed measured at 26mph. 87% of drivers. In 2018, under free-flowing traffic conditions, 46% of cars exceeded the speed limit on motorways compared to 52% on 30mph roads and [...]

26 08, 2020

Non-compliant with the Direct Vision Standard after October? Beware of the insurance risk!

2020-09-01T11:02:44+01:00August 26th, 2020|

Operators are at risk if their vehicles are not compliant with the Direct Vision Standard by October 26th, despite the enforcement deadline having been extended to March 2021. The Direct Vision Standard, which is being introduced with the support of London Councils, is set to reduce danger to all road users by introducing a permit [...]

21 08, 2020

London anti-idling campaign #EnginesOff targets fleets

2020-08-21T15:10:17+01:00August 21st, 2020|

If your vehicles travel in and through London then you should be aware of the new campaign #EnginesOff, which is led by Idling Action. This is to encourage vehicles to switch off their engines whilst stationary, reducing the amount of toxic air within London. The Idling Action Protect has so far seen 30 local [...]

10 08, 2020

ULEZ Expansion – TFL begins preparation for 2021

2020-08-17T14:43:55+01:00August 10th, 2020|

London's Ulez Expansion has come to a step closer with the installation of the first new cameras. The Ultra-Low Emission Zone currently covers the same area as the Congestion Charge Zone and the new cameras will enable it to expand up to the North and South Circular in October 2021 - spreading the benefits of [...]

15 07, 2020

Vehicle thefts up by more than 50% – Beat the thief with AdvancedFleet Telematics

2020-07-15T11:16:20+01:00July 15th, 2020|

Recent studies have shown that vehicle theft crime has risen to the highest level in four years, as more than 150,000 cars, vans and motorcycles were reported as stolen between 2018-2019.  (According to data analysed by RAC) Can your business afford to lose vehicles? In a fifth of cases (18% in 2018), thieves were able [...]

17 06, 2020

Remote working, a permanent fixture for fleet management?

2020-06-17T15:51:13+01:00June 17th, 2020|

Every fleet up and down the country has been affected by the impact of COVID19. Remote ways of working have been introduced as offices close and some of those measures may likely become permanent for some businesses. A recent survey by LinkedIn found that 82 per cent of working professionals would like to work from [...]

8 06, 2020

Managing your fleet efficiently during COVID-19 lockdown

2020-06-18T16:34:46+01:00June 8th, 2020|

For many fleets up and down the UK involved in the logistics business have had to deal with a huge uncertainty along with additional constraints brought on by COVID 19. It is not surprising that this virus has disrupted the supply chain across the world and with restraints and bars closed, the fleet industry is [...]

3 06, 2020

How ACSS are leading the industry during crisis

2020-06-03T12:16:26+01:00June 3rd, 2020|

Over the past months, further to Government’s guidance, ACSS offices were closed although we continued to operate remotely. Our offices have now reopened so we can serve our clients better. Like all of you, we were confronted with such uncertainty. We wanted to prevent the shut-down domino effect that would have been far too significant [...]

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