Fleet briefs: Latest from Europcar, FORS, IMS, My Transport Planner and Fleetio

Europcar partners with Geotab and SureCam

Europcar Van and Truck has announced a new UK partnership with Geotab and SureCam to deliver telematics and video technology for the van and truck market.

The new partnership enables Europcar’s long-term van and truck rental customers to access insights to help improve driving behaviour and optimise their fleet utilisation.

Europcar says the in-vehicle technology offers fleet managers information via a personalised dashboard to enable them to understand driving habits and reward safe driving behaviours.

The SureCam forward-facing camera gives fleet managers to a street-level view and instant video footage of road accidents.

With data processed by Geotab, fleet utilisation can be optimised, and downtime can be minimised through forward planning maintenance, says Europcar.

FORS helps van drivers stay safe and efficient during Christmas period

FORS is encouraging van drivers to ensure safe and efficient driving is at the forefront of their minds during the busy Christmas retail period.

With localised restrictions in place across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, FORS says online shopping is expected to see an increase and with that, more vans completing urban deliveries.

FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme which caters for all commercial vehicles, with a best practice model offering specific guidance for van operators and van drivers.

Paul Wilkes, FORS business services manager, said: “As we enter the busy winter season, the emphasis on safety for van drivers becomes even more important.”

FORS best practice model includes training and online toolkits.

IMS chosen by Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies to provide telematics program

IMS, a subsidiary of Trak Global Group (TGG), have been selected by Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance, for a new commercial fleet insurance program, TrackMRI.

TrackMRI is a telematics solution, powered by IMS’ DriveSync connected car and telematics platform, to provide a fleet management portal, device logistics support, data collection, scoring, fleet behaviour assessment and program analytics, as well as customer support to fleet manager customers.

As part of the program, IMS provides sensors to be deployed in Berkshire Hathaway GUARD’s policyholders’ commercial fleet vehicles to gather driver behaviour data

Mike Hynes, vice president of Commercial Auto at Berkshire Hathaway Guard Insurance, said: “Through our relationship with IMS, we are helping fleet managers get the commercial insurance telematics solution they want and need with features and functionality that will have direct improvements on fleet management and driver safety, while helping them potentially save money in the process.”

Enterprise Software selects My Transport Planner as route optimisation partner

Enterprise Software has appointed My Transport Planner as its new route optimisation partner.

My Transport Planner is web-based, pay-as-you-go route optimisation platform, where users import jobs, depots and resources and the algorithms plans optimal routes and schedules.

Schedules can be pushed out to Enterprise Software’s electronic proof of delivery (ePod) devices, giving drivers complete routes, turn-by-turn navigation, and accurate estimated times of arrival.

Fleetio launches Equipment Management to centralise fleet assets

Fleetio has launched Equipment Management, a new add-on that helps users centralise their small equipment and tools alongside their vehicles and improve accountability.

The new add-on offers a centralised software for all fleet assets, where data such as equipment purchase information, location, assignment and status can be accessed to help give users a holistic view of their assets.

Equipment Management enables users to visualize an audit trail of responsibility and link equipment to the vehicles they travel in each day.

Equipment can be checked in and out so others can see availability, understand when equipment is due back and see who is responsible in case an item is broken or cannot be located.

The new solution is purpose-built for all types of job-critical small equipment and tools.

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