Haulage Driver shortage – 50,000 new drivers needed in the industry

The RHA have advised that the industry has a shortfall of between 45,000 and 50,000 drivers and the situation is getting worse. Thousands of older drivers are leaving the industry and younger people can’t afford to get a truck licence. More than 85% of all goods bought in the UK are carried by a lorry at some stage in the supply chain.The road freight industry and its associated warehousing operations employ more than 2.2 million people. It is therefore extremely important to hold on to your existing drivers and improve driving abilities. Telematics systems can help by providing data on driver’s behavior allowing for incentive or bonus schemes to be tailored to the improving performance of the driver. At Ascend we can offer a telematics insurance solution that can provide this valuable information but also capture important claims information to help improve claims loss ratios which could then decrease premiums. Our policy includes the following benefits:- - Front Facing CCTV & Telematics - One price per vehicle, per annum, includes fitting, data cost and give access to footage from anywhere at any time. - Instant Accident Notification - Automatic accident alerts including photos and footage as evidence of the incident - Live Vehicle Tracking - Know where your vehicles are and where they have been. Instant defense against spurious and fraudulent claims - Driver Behavior Management - Monitor harsh braking, sharp turning and aggressive acceleration. Video download available to provide back up to bad driving reports. Unfortunately accidents do happen but by fitting telematics systems it can provide Insurers with early notification and fast capture of third party information which can reduce claims costs by 20%. And Lower claims means lower premiums. Contact Ascend Transportation Director Simon Horton to find out more or how we can provide you with advice or an alternative quotation. 01245 449068 simon.horton@ascendbrokingold.co.uk www.ascendbrokingold.co.uk  

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