Contrary to misleading claims in a new report, the latest Euro 6d diesel cars emit low pollutant emissions on the road under the new Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test, which came into application in September 2017.
Captec is pleased to announce the agreement of a new strategic partnership with Getac, one of the world’s leading providers of rugged mobile computing solutions.
The new relationship demonstrates Captec’s commitment to the in-vehicle sector, and will see it gain access to Getac’s fully rugged tablet range to deliver reliable usage in critical working environments.
Business Mobility provider Alphabet has announced that its innovative CarSharing technology, AlphaCity, is now available with a significantly expanded choice of vehicles. This announcement also sees AlphaCity technology become available to Light Commercial Vehicle fleets for the very first time
Stuart Thomas, director of fleet and SME services at the AA comments:
“The mayor’s plans to extend the ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) to most of London from 2021 is a radical step, which some businesses may struggle to budget for in terms of increased costs. Currently, there is too much stick and not enough carrot in the mayor’s plans to increase emissions standards for vehicles operating in the capital.
Venson Automotive Solutions urges businesses to back ‘Clean Air Day’ to help tackle air pollution
BUSINESS BOOMS FOR JAAMA AS IT MOVES INTO 14TH YEAR WITH FURTHER EXPANSION AND LEADERSHIP CONSISTENCY KEY TO SUCCESS
Business is booming for Jaama, the provider of the UK’s most sophisticated and requested vehicle and driver management software system, which is moving into its 14th year.
You may remember filling in your application for an operator’s licence as though it was yesterday. If not, you’ll almost definitely remember the relief you felt after hearing the Traffic Commissioner had given you permission to begin running vehicles.
Every heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operator agrees to a number of commitments when they apply to the Traffic Commissioner for a licence. These promises are always the same for restricted and standard operators, even though many restricted licence holders may not always see themselves as hauliers.
So with this in mind, when was the last time you looked at your licence document?
Your continuing commitment to compliance, safety and fair competition
Operator licensing, as you know, is about a continuing commitment to compliance, safety and fair competition. This is why there are a number of standard undertakings and conditions attached to every licence. They are your promises - the minimum standards that you have agreed to maintain.
So whether you are a scaffolder, run a skip hire firm or transport goods for a large supermarket chain, your operator licence commitments are the same. These are to:
These commitments also mean that traffic commissioners and enforcement bodies can identify and take action against those who are failing to comply.
So whether you hold a restricted or a standard licence, you should embed these promises into the decisions you make every day about vehicle and driver operations.
Remember, these decisions are the foundation of your compliance system and are there to benefit those operators who do things properly.
You may have already seen learner drivers having motorway driving lessons, the new rules came in affect as of the 4th. But what rules should be followed and what are the benefits for other road users.
How the rules work
Any motorway lessons learner drivers take will be voluntary. They must be with an approved driving instructor – so there’ll be no learners driving up the M1 with mum or dad in the passenger seat.
The car they’re driving must have dual-controls and must display L plates.
Driving instructors will only take learner drivers on the motorway when they have the right skills and experience to drive in a high-speed environment. They already practise driving on dual carriageways, so this will be a natural progression.
Driving instructors are highly-skilled and spend their lives training people to drive safely. They’ll be sitting next to their pupil in their driving school car - so for their own safety, they’re very unlikely to take anyone who is not ready onto the motorway.
It has been announced, Birmingham is to host the world’s first zero emission vehicle summit as exemplar of the government’s Industrial Strategy. Due to be held in September 2018, the summit will focus on vehicle technology to tackle carbon emissions and to find ways to improve air quality
New vehicle rating system sheds additional light on Europe's NOx emissions, urban air-quality problems
Innovative technique using remote-sensing technology and statistical analysis to measure and report real-world exhaust emissions profiles EU passenger car models, on-road vehicle fleet.
The Real Urban Emissions Initiative (TRUE) today made public a ratings system reflecting real-world emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) measured for over 90% of passenger car registrations in Europe. The rating uses a simple green/yellow/red (good/moderate/poor) scheme to profile the European vehicle fleet as well as vehicle families and individual vehicle models.
M Group Services, a leading service provider to the regulated infrastructure markets in the UK and Ireland, announced (18th May 2018) an agreement to be acquired by PAI Partners (“PAI”), a major private equity investor in businesses across Europe, from First Reserve, a leading private equity firm exclusively focused on energy.
LIFESAVING, CONGESTION BUSTING AND STRESS REDUCING - NEW LESSONS ARE A WIN-WIN FOR ALL MOTORWAY USERS SAYS IAM ROADSMART
After many years of campaigning by road safety experts, learner drivers will be allowed on motorways as of 4 June – in a move that road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has welcomed and said could save countless lives as well as reduce congestion-causing incidents.
The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) welcomes the Home Secretary’s announcement that there will be more counter-terrorism resources and increased intelligence-sharing to help with early detection of terrorists.
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has been expressing its gratitude to the workers whose efforts made sure Windsor was in pristine condition for the recent royal wedding, which saw over 110,000 visitors arrive in the town and was watched by over two billion people worldwide.
Manufacturers of hybrid vehicles now have access to a powerful new tool in the form of fully programmed engine control units (ECUs) customised for their application. Ford has appointed Essex-based Revolve Technologies as its sole European Quality Calibration Modifier (QCM), giving them unique access to its engine technical information.
Lightfoot, the award-winning in-vehicle technology and driver rewards platform, has taken its range of driver incentives to a new level with the launch of Lightfoot Rewards, a new fleet-focused package, which provides a vast range of deals and discounts that encourage better, more efficient drivers in fleets.
Warwick-based refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle recently paid a visit to pupils at Emscote Infant School, taking along one of its trucks for the children to see as part of a special assembly linked to curricular activities.
Franklin Energy and Powervault are developing an intelligent and highly innovative ‘vehicle-to-grid (V2G) / vehicle-to-home (V2H)’ product for the domestic market, designed to help customers maximise energy efficiency in the home, lowering electricity bills, whilst also reducing peak grid demand.
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