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1 Aug
DVSA

DVSA Compliance – Desk Based Assessment

Are you ready for DVSA Desk Based Assessments?

Since the merger of the DSA and VOSA the drive to remove non-compliant transport operators continues. The latest development include the newly formed Remote Enforcement Office, which is based in Avonmouth, Bristol.

DVSAIn a bid to continue the streamlined approach to assessments the DVSA are now distributing Desk Based Assessments to transport operators. This represents a shift from the standard practice where DVSA Examiners would make personal visits to Operators.

These letters now request that the Operator supply full evidence to support their compliance with a series of regulations and operating conditions.

Although this desk based assessment seems to be a major and progressive step there is concern that many Operators are simply ill-equipped to provide the supporting evidence that is required.

Obligations that constitute this remote enforcement process includes the ability to provide supporting evidence on the following –

  • Driver licence/CPC/ADR compliance,
  • Drivers hours, working time records
  • Driver defect reporting
  • Preventative maintenance, inspections and forward planning,
  • Driver’s Continual Professional Development
  • Observance of loading/speed limits

This step change follows recent months of evolution from within the DVSA and a desire to both improve the practical relationship between the DVSA and the Transport, and also to speed up the process of enforcement.

In May 2014 Western Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell said the Traffic Commission hopes to streamline the process between a DVSA examiner visiting an operator’s premises in a targeted check, and bringing them to a public inquiry.

She went on to say that the various Traffic Commissions are this year working with the DVSA on strategies to get non-compliant operators off the road quickly by reducing the amount of time and steps needed before going to a public enquiry. They also want to work more closely with the DVSA.

These developments within the UK transport and haulage industry are set to bring in new ways to maintain compliance. As such there has never been a clearer signal that Transport Operators need to take matters seriously.

Advanced vehicle telematics are now able to provide a practical solution, giving accurate and valid data that provides clear supporting evidence of a commitment to full compliance.

For an independent evaluation and advice on how to prepare for Desk Based Assessment please contact Tom Dickerson of FLEETSense

 

Sources: CommercialMotor.com

1 Aug
tomtom telematics

Tomtom Telematics – Leading the Way

TomTom Telematics tops 400,000 vehicles subscribed to its Software as a Service

Tomtom vehicle tracking solutions have proved to be the industry choice. with Tomtom reporting record numbers of vehicles using this advanced technology.

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22 Apr
CAA selects TomTom

Claims management specialist selects TomTom

CAA selects TomTom fleet management technology

News Release from TomTom Telematics – 18 Mar 2014

Claims management specialist CAA has selected TomTom as its preferred fleet management technology supplier to help its customers reduce accidents and their associated costs.

WEBFLEET incorporates crash detection technology which sends automatic notifications to CAA as soon as incidents occur. This is expected to reduce claims costs by up to 60 per cent, keeping a lid on motor insurance premiums.

WEBFLEET gives us the ability to receive First Notification of Loss (FNOL) at the earliest possible opportunity on behalf of our insurers, brokers and direct clients. This means our claims department is equipped with the information needed to process claims more quickly, said CAA director Simon Bennett. By using TomTom technology our clients can share valuable insights on driver behaviour. This will enable us to work with them on risk analysis and to advise them on steps to improve their risk profile.

Claims Management Specialist CAA selects TomTom

Vehicle and driving performance data from WEBFLEET will also help CAA’s fleet customers reduce fuel consumption and improve safety standards by profiling drivers’ behaviour and providing live driver feedback. This will enable them to set performance benchmarks and target driver training where it is most needed.

Thomas Becher, Vice President, Business Development, TomTom Business Solutions, added: TomTom is in a unique position to be able to supply the depth of data required to shape the future of insurance and risk management. CAA has used this data to underpin a forward-thinking approach and offer a superior service to customers.

Content Posted with permission of TomTom Telematics – FLEETSense is an Approved TomTom Reseller

7 Apr
tomtom-renamed

TomTom Business Solutions renamed

TomTom Business Solutions renamed to TomTom Telematics

SaaS platform WEBFLEET will be the company’s leading product brand for the fleet management market

31 March 2014
TomTom today announced that its business unit dedicated to providing fleet management and vehicle telematics services has been renamed to TomTom Telematics.

The new name reflects its strong position in providing Telematics Software as a Service (SaaS). The SaaS platform, WEBFLEET is the company’s premiere product that helps businesses to improve vehicle performance, save fuel, support drivers and increase overall fleet efficiency.tt image

Quick to implement and easy to use, WEBFLEET can be incorporated with a range of software and hardware, enabling companies to make smarter decisions and keep moving towards their business goals.

The fleet management market is expanding rapidly. We are focused on maintaining our strong growth in this sector through innovation and the development of strategic partnerships, commented Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director, TomTom Telematics. WEBFLEET will continue to help companies achieve higher standards of efficiency, customer service and corporate responsibility, added Schmidt.

2 Apr
AllOnMobile

Data at your fingertips with AllOnMobile

Get Vehicle Tracking Data when and where you need it with AllOnMobile

AllOnMobile

Vehicle tracking and telematic solutions can provide a wealth of real-time data and valuable information, helping you to stay connected and in touch with your fleet. Now you can access this information remotely with a new advanced application that puts that data in the palm of your hand.

We are pleased to announce the AllOnMobile service to remove the paper trail between the office and field workers. By using AllOnMobile linked to your TomTom Webfleet account you can drive down costs, increase customer service and reduce mountains of paperwork.

We have uploaded a selection of videos, featuring “Brian”, that show you the power, flexibility and advantages that AllOnMobile can offer you.

 

Let’s Drive Your Business –

For a personal review of how AllOnMobile could benefit you please contact Tom Dickerson or another member of our specialist team at FLEETSense 0345 459 4998, or us this Contact Form to send a request and we will get back to you.

12 Feb
supporting-driver-safety

Supporting Driver Safety

Real-time feedback for better, safer driving

Your drivers may be on the road, but they’re still under your care. So how can you help them drive safely when they’re out of sight? And with consideration for your fuel bills and the environment?

Every fleet operator, transport manager and logistics business has a requirement to take driver safety seriously. This doesn’t simply apply to those operating HGV or LGV but also applies to those in cars, such as sales executives.

WEBFLEET OptiDrive from TomTom gives you the tools you need to promote safe and efficient driving from the office. And Active Driver Feedback gives your drivers the information they need to take better care of themselves and your vehicles.

Read the PDF data sheet here

 

12 Feb
corp-responsibility

Addressing Tracking Objections

Vehicle tracking: the road map for a happy workforce

Fleet management technologies can deliver a wealth of business benefits, from boosting productivity and driving efficiencies to meeting legal obligations and improving customer service.

Employees, however, can feel threatened by change, particularly by new technology – and all the more so when their activities behind the wheel are being monitored. For this reason addressing tracking objections is vital.

So how should vehicle tracking be introduced to your fleet, and any privacy concerns from staff allayed? Get it right and everyone will be buying into a system that will improve operational processes, employees’ working lives and the company’s bottom line.

Get it wrong, and it will be met with resistance and its potential will never be realised.

Read the full report here

 

 

12 Feb
job-flow-nav

Improving Customer Service

Using Technology to improve Customer Service

A company is only as strong as its reputation. Good, punctual, customer service is consequently one of the most essential ingredients to business success.

For a company with a mobile workforce, fleet management technology will enable it to effectively plan its operations and road journeys to optimise customer communications and service delivery.

Being able to manage your customer service standards with a remote workforce is now much easier with advanced technology. Ensuring driver standards are maintained and being able to keep an accurate record of where vehicles are in your fleet can be a major advantage.

It can assist with disputes, false or fraudulent customer claims and provide vital evidence in more serious cases.

The following white paper considers how travel time-based planning tools provide the solution to improved customer satisfaction and customer retention.

Read the full White Paper on Customer Service for Transport Businesses now

 

4 Feb
webfleet

Reducing Fleet Fuel Costs

Simple ways to save on fleet fuel costs

– A white paper produced by tomtom – vehicle tracking solutions from FLEETSense

Rising fuel costs are a major consideration, if not the most important, for fleet operators, mobile and on-road services. Controlling and managing these costs can be achieved through a number of means.

The most appropriate way for businesses to tackle fuel costs, and their bottom line impact, is to introduce technology systems that provide the tools to instigate operational and behavioural changes encouraging fuel-efficient driving.

The following white paper considers the challenges faced and how this can be achieved.

Read the full research report now