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Dashcam helps van driver after crash with sports car

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 24 February 2021 09:00:00 GMT

A Leicestershire haulage firm said its decision to install cameras to its fleet had been vindicated after a driver was cleared of writing off a £180,000 Lamborghini thanks to dashcam footage.

The crash, involving a Leicestershire-based Crouch Logistics vehicle working on a UPS contract, occurred in Northampton on November 27.

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Categories: News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety

Lower traffic volumes do not stop the pothole season

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 20 January 2021 09:00:00 GMT

Despite the lower volume of traffic on British (and European) roads because of the pandemic, the RAC has been called to rescue around 1,500 drivers that suffered a pothole-related breakdown during the last 3 months of 2020.

The numbers, published on what is known as the National Pothole Day, January 15th, do not only reveal the cause of the pothole-related breakdowns (1,461 call-outs for damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels reveals, representing nearly 1% (0.9%) of all RAC attendances), but also correspond to the same proportion of breakdowns attended by the RAC in the same period in 2019 and even slightly more than in 2018 - when Coronavirus wasn't even on the radars and vehicle circulation was normal compared to now.

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Categories: Fleet Management, News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety

Stricter laws on mobile phone use behind the wheel coming in 2021

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 13 January 2021 09:00:00 GMT

Tighter laws around mobile phone use behind the wheel are set to come in this new year in different locations.

The UK DfT announced last year the intention of making mobile phone use illegal in all circumstances while driving, as it is now currently illegal only to receive calls and texts while driving, but no mention is made of taking pictures, playing games or browsing the web, as according to the current legislation these are not classified as "interactive communication". In the spring of 2021 changes are going to be made to tackle this legal loophole.

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Categories: distracted driving, News, Stats & Facts

Which fleet management trends will 2021 hold?

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 30 December 2020 09:00:00 GMT

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and will have a great start of the new year: we wish you will spend the next days relaxing or not worrying too much if you are at work and hope this article will bring you some food for thought. 2020 has surely been a year like no other, but some of the things that made it different have somehow paved the way for 2021 and future trends: let's have a look at them!

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Categories: Fleet Management, News, Stats & Facts

Christmas digital shopping makes new van registrations spike

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 16 December 2020 09:00:00 GMT

Will images like this one, of what looks like an empty shopping center, become the norm because of Covid-19? In the current global situation, where the world is divided between countries in lockdown, countries with restrictions and vaccination campaigns getting started in others, it seems that last year's shopping numbers, that saw around 28 billion euros spent in online shopping and 58 billion euros spent in stores are going to be reversed in 2020.

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Categories: Fleet Management, News, Stats & Facts

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