Category Archives: driving

Over 2/3rds of drivers uninformed of EU tyre label system

The tyre manufacturer Continental revealed that after questioning a sample of motorists, the vast majority were unaware of the new tyre label system which was newly put into place in November of last year.

Extending the use of Telematics in your Fleet

Many fleets use telematics and the benefits are quite clear. When asked, fleet managers cited that telematics had the benefit of increasing vehicle use, routes, driver timesheet management, fuel monitoring, maintenance scheduling and so on. In short, telematics can prove a huge advantage when considering the promotion of efficiency in fleet management.

Lets revise the Carbon Dioxide – Emission Tax

After being criticized for the attempt to introduce a company car tax, the Government may push to boost incentives for ultra-low emission vehicles.

No more tax discs?

I apologize if you were perched on the edge of your seat clicking with anticipation just then. No, this doesn’t mean that vehicle tax will be removed in any form, just that the DVLA is planning on removing the paper tax discs and making the whole business digital (which it already is to a large extent).

Novice Van Hiring Tips

If you’re thinking about hiring a van and aren’t entirely confident, the following tips should help you out!

Remapping Saves Huge Amount for BT

The BT fleet of commercial vehicles is being tuned and being remapped by Viezu Technologies who are specialists in the area. They are doing this to reduce fuel consumption across their light commercial vehicles. This means that over 20,000 vans are being modified for the better. They have a range from small corsa vans to Transit chassis cabs.

The new EU tyre label

Our friends in Brussels have decided to implement a new tyre label system.
However, the choice of tyre is a factor which is often overlooked by both fleet managers and commercial vehicle insurance companies. Could this change the way in which fleet managers choose their tyres?

Upgraded Renault Master is more ECO

Renault Trucks have launched a revamped front and rear wheel drive Master line-up that have been optimised for fuel efficiency. They have done this by upgrading the oil and the power steering pumps. They are also using a new lubricant for the gearbox and have optimised thermal management as well as fitting low rolling tyres.

Low bridge claims trucks

In Durham, North Carolina, USA, a nasty railway bridge has been claiming trucks, coaches, vans.
Anything over 11’8 that speeds through is likely to be a victim.This video shows what happens when you don’t pay attention to road signs and you’re driving anything tall.. that said, your commercial vehicle insurance probably won’t cover such stupidity in a hurry. The Bridge is a century old this year and considering what’s been hitting it, you’re probably looking at just […]

DAB Radio upgrade for Vauxhall Commercial Vehicle Drivers

There has been an announcement by Vauxhall that there will be a DAB digital radio upgrade for all its commercial vehicle customers.
The Range
This upgrade is available across all of its commercial vehicle range. This includes the Astravan, Corsavan, New Combo, Vivaro and the Movano. The upgrade isn’t free however, there is a charge of £195 but this does include the cost of fitting it and VAT.