Category: Telematics News
19th December 2018Shell’s Future of Fleet Report illustrates the exciting road ahead – with a key role for telematics
With influences ranging from the race to electrify and automate vehicles from small cars to trucks, and the simultaneous focus on adopting alternative fuels, to the proliferation of ‘big data’ and connectivity along with technologies such as on-demand transportation apps potentially changing the landscape like never before, the future of fleet is unarguably exciting. The… Read more
18th November 2018Spotlight on the latest statistics and initiatives as Road Safety Week 2018 arrives
Road safety is one of Trak Global Group’s primary aims and focusses, evident through our products including Carrot Insurance and Appy Fleet, and we eagerly anticipate the theme of each year’s Road Safety Week from Brake, arguably one of the UK’s leading campaign groups. A perennial debate Brake certainly works tirelessly to keep road users,… Read more
4th December 2018Trak Global Group calls for telematics to be at the heart of the Government’s road safety programme
Trak Global Group, the company that provides the technology for approximately 1 in 4 young driver insurance policies in the UK, said that telematics technology must play a leading role in the government’s plans to improve road safety. Speaking after the government published its 50-point strategy to tackle road justice and protect vulnerable road users,… Read more
19th July 2018How can fleet managers keep young at-work drivers safer behind the wheel?
Today’s fleet managers are ever more aware of and alert to the duty of care their personnel deserve and the increased penalties attracted under corporate culpability, at-work driving including grey fleet drivers and occasional journeys. Fleet drivers are often thought of as being older, so it’s very encouraging that road safety charity Brake has published… Read more
31st May 2018Trak Global Telematics MD Bob Skerrett speaks at Festival of Ideas
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Amazon Growing Business Awards – which Trak Global won in 2017 and 2018 – Bob Skerrett, MD of Trak Global Telematics, was invited to speak at the Festival of Ideas in London on 22nd May. Speaking to a room of entrepreneurs and business leaders, Bob sat on a panel alongside BBC… Read more
12th December 2017The 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
23rd November 2017Trak Global urges credit hire companies to embrace telematics or be left behind
Telematics offers credit hire companies (CHCs) a growing number of efficiency and risk management options, according to Nick Street, insurance solutions and claims manager at Trak Global Group, the UK’s number one telematics technology company. Nick was guest speaker at the Credit Hire Organisation (CHO) annual conference near Coventry, on 8 November. He briefed delegates… Read more
12th September 2017Forecasting realistic fuel consumption and spend should now be more achievable for fleets and motorists following the introduction of new European tests
Attempting to achieve an average combined miles per gallon or ‘MPG’ figure closely resembling the one published by a car’s manufacturer has historically felt like a tall order that actually seems impossible for certain makes and models. With economy an important influencing factor for many motorists these days, plenty are left irked by the seemingly… Read more
1st September 2017Trak Global technologies help police swiftly recover a stolen prestige vehicle
Until more recent times it wouldn’t be uncommon for a car owner to be unaware of the exact time at which their vehicle was stolen if the theft occurred during the night. Much head-scratching would typically ensue, the driver plus any other occupants or neighbours trying to recall if they heard anything and subconsciously remember… Read more
15th August 2017Trak Global welcomes motorway learners and urges government to do more for young drivers
Trak Global Group, the UK’s leading telematics technology company, has welcomed the government’s announcement that learner drivers will be allowed to drive on motorways from 2018. Andrew Brown-Allan, Trak Global’s Group Marketing Director, believes drivers would benefit from a broader driver education. “This is a welcome step forward and will encourage young people to build… Read more
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