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Trak Global Group takes Amazon Growing Business Award for the second year running

Trak Global Group, the UK’s largest telematics technology company, has scooped the Real Business Award, sponsored by Amazon, for Business of the Year 2017, this time for Mid-Sized Business. Bob Skerrett, MD of the Telematics division, said: “It is hugely satisfying to win this award. In 2016 TGG won the smaller company award, and this… Read more

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16th January 2018

While these fresh driver behaviour statistics may in reality single out a very small number of motorists, one crash or life lost is too many

With a full twelve months’ worth of data to crunch, the New Year typically brings with it an array of surveys and opinion polls. Our Group portfolio including a young driver insurance company and a fleet telematics business, we’re especially interested in road safety and driver behaviour statistics – and although examining the figures more… Read more

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10th January 2018

Telematics’ role in reassuring buyers amidst the UK’s used car scandal

Buying a used car is for many people one of the largest purchases or financial commitments they will make in their lifetime. Although industry voices and indeed well-meaning relatives and friends usually encourage caution to anyone on the verge of shaking hands on a car they think ticks all the boxes, emotions can sometimes cloud… Read more

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4th January 2018

Surprising findings point to 20mph zones perhaps not increasing safety as much as anticipated

Along with speedbumps, mini roundabouts, potholes and vehicles sat idling outside public buildings, 20mph zones are something that today’s motorists have come to accept when driving through urban areas. They were first documented by the DfT in 1990, with early adopter regions including Sheffield, Kingston upon Thames and Norwich in the nineties1. Through a mix… Read more

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3rd January 2018

Readily obtainable vehicle theft kits pose an added concern for private and business motorists

With Christmas fresh in our minds, we set about identifying what could be bought for £2,600. Some brief Googling pinpointed a healthy range of 65-inch 4K smart TVs to choose from, one of the more modestly-priced dresses from designer Tom Ford’s fashion range, or an Eastern Europe river cruise from a leading tour operator. Why… Read more

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22nd December 2017

Should rear daytime running lights be made mandatory if drivers and pedestrians face increased risks during winter months and in the dark?

As with everything in life, darker nights have their pros and cons. To many, it can feel irresistibly alluring to be able to close the curtains much earlier than at other times of the year and snuggle up by the fire in their PJs to watch one of the myriad streamed box sets. Large numbers… Read more

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16th December 2017

How is the maritime sector mirroring the automotive in reducing emissions, becoming more efficient and lessening its environmental impact in other ways?

Through our activities in providing services and solutions to car and van fleets small and large throughout the UK and other parts of the world, fuel efficiency, emissions and connected technology are key focuses, with telematics hardware and software along with bolstered training efforts and alternative powertrains helping to change driver behaviour in ways that… Read more

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12th December 2017

The escalation in ‘relay’ vehicle theft is a concern for rental and other fleets, but simple deterrents along with more advanced solutions will hopefully result in a decline

Much to the delight of scores of private and business motorists, most manufacturers offer keyless entry for some or all of the models in their ranges, with 95% of European car brands, for example, featuring the technology. ‘Smart key’ entry can be traced back to the early nineties when the Chevrolet Corvette boasted an early… Read more

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11th December 2017

Carrot wins ‘Claims Partner of the Year – Motor’ at Insurance Times awards

Carrot, the rewarding insurer for young drivers, has won the Insurance Times ‘Claims Partner of the Year – Motor’ award, for its work with Zurich Insurance. The Crewe-based company, which is part of the Trak Global Group, has had a strategic partnership with Zurich since 2012. Tim Spreadbury, Carrot’s Head of Claims said: “We are… Read more

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7th December 2017

Having become commonplace among cars, hybrid, electric and other powertrains are now being explored for planes

This year has seen conventional non-plugin hybrid car sales leap by almost 50% in the UK1, with a smidgen short of 58,000 of them registered by the end of October 2017. Whereas fully electric cars don’t provide the mileage ranges and fast refuelling capabilities that many drivers require, hybrid cars combining a petrol or diesel… Read more

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6th December 2017

Anglian Water wins Appy Fleet’s ‘Perfect Ten’ challenge

Drivers from Anglian Water have won the ‘Perfect Ten’ challenge competition designed by Trak Global Group’s (TGG) Appy Fleet team to promote UK Road Safety Week. Their ten best-performing drivers will receive an F1-style VIP karting experience. Andrew Brown-Allan, from TGG, explained that dozens of fleets from around the UK took part in a competition… Read more