M Group Services introduces Samsara cameras to enhance fleet safety

M Group Services Plant & Fleet Solutions, a part of M Group Services, has introduced a new camera system to enhance and promote safer behaviour across its fleet.

The business, which is a provider of essential infrastructure services within the water, energy, transport and telecommunication sectors in UK and Ireland, operates a fleet of more than 7,000 vehicles.

The Samsara camera system uses advanced telematics and software, combined with front and inward facing cameras, to detect and capture telematics events in real-time.

Embedded artificial intelligence (AI) and g-force accelerometer data provides the ability to detect and audibly alert drivers to any high-risk behaviours and events such as distracted or harsh driving fatigue, rolling stops, etc.

Incident footage of any event recorded by the system is auto-uploaded to the cloud and communicated to road risk and safety managers to review within minutes, ensuring a deeper insight into day-to-day road occurrences across the fleet.

Jeremy Harrison, M Group Services Plant & Fleet executive director, said: “Ensuring our people are safe is at the core of everything we do, so we invested in this innovative camera system to enable behavioural and cultural change in support of this. We strive to reach the highest level of safety management across our business, and the introduction of this technology provides us with real-time incident detection, as well as preventative in-cab coaching. This investment provides us with an additional layer of visibility into safety and enhanced protection for our people and fellow road users alike.”

Fleet News Awards + Commercial Fleet Awards 2021

The Fleet News Awards is moving to a new date for 2021.

Traditionally held in March, next year the awards night moves to June 29 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. It will also for the first time incorporate the Commercial Fleet Awards to create an unparalleled celebration that honours and recognises excellence across every part of the fleet sector.

Stephen Briers, editor-in-chief of Fleet News, said: “With the industry in turmoil due to the coronavirus pandemic, we had a chance to reflect and review our awards proposition for 2021. While going virtual is an option, and one we are very excited about with our Fleet & Mobility Live show in November, we believe that an awards evening is also a networking evening and a chance to meet old friends and make new acquaintances in a relaxed environment.

“For many guests, it’s their industry highlight of the year. That’s why we decided to move the date to give us a better chance of being live at the Grosvenor House.”

Fleet News Awards 2021, incorporating Commercial Fleet Awards, will offer a unique opportunity to bring together the entire fleet sector to celebrate and honour the best people, companies and vehicles.

It is set to become the biggest and most important night in fleet. Further details about awards categories, judges and auditing will be released in January when Fleet News officially launches the Fleet News Awards 2021.

If you can’t wait until then, and want to know more, please email

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