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FleetCheck launches new problem-solving factsheets for FORS fleets

A new series of problem-solving factsheets for companies taking part in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has been launched by FleetCheck.

The factsheets are based on new research undertaken by the company that revealed six areas in which FORS fleets often encounter problems: Driver Engagement, Managing Compliance, Automated Fuel Reporting, Common Challenges, FORS Tools and Five Common Mistakes.

Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck, said: “The factsheets are designed to be easy to access and easy to read, giving fleet managers the information that they need to reach the and maintain their FORS standards in an ideal format.”

The factsheets are available online at challenges.fors-fms.org.uk.

Inspire launches first safety e-learning solution

Inspire International UK has announced the launch of its new vehicle workshop safety e-learning solution, E-Workshop.

E-Workshop offers 16 health and safety e-learning modules, with more set to be released in future, according to the company.

The launch of the E-Workshop follows recent statistics revealing that over half of companies expect an increase in their risk profile, with 71% expecting to increase investment in legal compliance, with the largest anticipated risk increase from health and safety.

The E-Workshop offers a Covid-19 Return to Work programme, which explains the changes that have been introduced in the workplace and what employees must do to protect themselves and others from the spread of infection.

Jagjeet Singh Virdee, managing director at Inspire International UK, said: “We have worked with senior commercial vehicle leaders to ensure they can maximise workshop hours/utilisation whilst complying to the health and safety regulations that are applicable to their operations.”

ITS Telematics Solutions to partner with Verex Group

ITS Telematics Solutions (ITS) has announced its new partnership with Verex Group.

Using ITS’s technology and the latest innovations in connected data services, ITS will support and drive Verex’s strategy of enhancing customer experience within the vehicle manufacturer market.

Verex’s new range of insurance solutions will include products and services that allow vehicle manufacturers to offer a personalised service to their customers.

Services will include; Usage Based Insurance (UBI) and Pay As You Drive (PAYD), plus ‘E-FNOL’ (First Notification Of Loss) capture can be fully deployed.

Mark Aryaeenia, director at Verex Group, said, “The ITS platform allows us to offer vehicle manufacturers across the UK a market-leading customer experience and a new range of insurance solutions through the use of connected data services suited to customer specific needs, including crash detection capabilities and E-FNOL capture and alerts.”

B Mundell reports ‘easy integration and improved data control’ with Mandata TMS

B Mundell installed a Mandata TMS in August 2019 and one year on reports easy integration, improved data control and greater transparency for its customers.

With 25 vehicles including tankers, tippers, curtainsiders and temperature-controlled trailers, B Mundell delivers from the central Scottish belt to destinations throughout Scotland and the UK.

Matthew Mundell, operations manager at B Mundell, said: “We needed a system which could provide vehicle tracking, proof of delivery, pallet monitoring and ETAs while cutting out all the attendant paperwork."

Four new Scania trucks for Exol fleet

Four Scania trucks have been added to Exol Lubricant’s fleet.

The additions include two new trucks for its Rotherham site, 13-litre G450 low roof cabs, and two for its Wednesbury site, nine-litre, G320 rigid high roof cabs.

The new 13-litre trucks feature SCR only technology, allowing Exol reduce its environmental impact and fuel consumption.

Steve Dunn, sales and marketing director at Exol Lubricants, said: “These additions will enable us to meet continued demand up and down the country, while helping us to efficiently control our fuel consumption and keep our drivers as comfortable as possible at all times.”

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