November 29, 2016 by Beverley Wise
Commercial drivers find few things more irritating than being stuck in a traffic jam. Delays caused by traffic congestion can lead to missed appointments, customer complaints, job pressure and general stress for mobile workers. But, looking at the bigger picture, congestion represents a cost to the UK economy. In fact, a new study conducted by […]
September 23, 2016 by Irvin Gray
What possibilities are now available for the ‘connected’ truck? The ground-breaking world of the connected car has been well documented. But what opportunities does the same connectivity offer to owners of HGV fleets in the transport industry? The answer is unequivocal – lots. Fleet management software has witnessed a quiet revolution over the past couple […]
May 3, 2016 by Irvin Gray
Check your knowledge on factors impacting on fuel economy with our quiz. Keeping your fleet running at maximum efficiency is probably the most critical KPI for the modern fleet manager. We all know that the generally quoted optimum driving speed for car fuel economy is 55/56mph, but this presents a very over simplified version of […]
April 2, 2015 by Irvin Gray
Road transport currently contributes around one-fifth of Europe’s total CO2 emissions, making it one of the biggest single contributors to air pollution. And commercial transport in particular must bear a significant degree of responsibility for the continent’s pollution problems. Given the potential damage caused to the environment, reducing business transport emissions has emerged as a […]
March 18, 2015 by Irvin Gray
While driverless cars continue to grab the headlines, there are lots of other highly sophisticated new technologies currently in development, all aimed squarely at creating safer, greener fleet driving. From motorway ‘platooning’ and predictive mapping to highly accurate coasting alerts, we reveal eight of the most exciting eco-driving innovations just launched or on the horizon, […]
January 6, 2015 by Irvin Gray
New year, new efficiency for driver behaviour Our blog outlines the 10 key steps you need to take to improve driver behaviour. From getting buy-in from drivers and creating efficiency champions to league tables and targeted training, we outline how can you cut idling, speeding and harsh braking to create more efficient, safer driving and […]
August 22, 2014 by Irvin Gray
Previously we blogged about some of the benefits a greener fleet can have to commercial businesses with comment from Energy Saving Trust. We talked about the fact that not only can a greener fleet lead to bigger profits, but can also have broader CSR and PR benefits for your organisation. In addition, we put together […]
April 29, 2014 by Irvin Gray
It is generally accepted that taking a green approach to business has practical benefits, and is no longer simply seen as a purely ethical question. We have discussed how and why you should run a green fleet elsewhere on this blog, such as our post on the benefits of eco driving for reducing fleet costs. Up to 30% of a vehicle’s TCO is based on a driver’s fuel consumption and maintenance, so this is an issue that many fleet managers are getting serious about.
April 3, 2014 by Irvin Gray
How do you get employees to cut costs by improving their driving behaviour? Traditional approaches have their place but there’s a better more sustainable way – engagement.
October 25, 2013 by Irvin Gray
The Commercial Vehicle Forum 2013 included a talk from new Under Secretary for Transport, Robert Goodwill, and a lively debate from industry experts and commentators. Find out more about what was said at this week’s event in our latest post.