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Organised crime gang members sentenced for stolen vehicle export scam
September 23, 2020

Organised crime gang members sentenced for stolen vehicle export scam

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Six men have been sentenced to a total of 20 years for their part in supplying and exporting stolen vehicles to Northern Cyprus. The City of London Police, who led the investigation, identified in excess of 120 stolen vehicles linked to the organised crime group, with losses to industry of around £5 million. The men…

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Why app-based systems are essential for motor fleet policies
September 9, 2020

Why app-based systems are essential for motor fleet policies

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Technological advances for motor fleet policies span far beyond telematics and driver assistance systems. New ways of connecting drivers to insurers directly allows for comprehensive gathering of data that can help claims. Cloud-based technologies, such as the Ascend Claims App, allows policy holders to upload pictures and files immediately so that insurers can access them.…

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How to manage your motor fleet post-lockdown
August 12, 2020

How to manage your motor fleet post-lockdown

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For business owners managing fleets of vehicles it’s essential that provisions are made to ensure all vehicles are safe and legal and to prepare drivers for returning to the road. The most important thing for managers to inspect is whether a vehicle is safe to drive. With many vehicles being stationary for many months, problems…

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Cost of motor cover at four year low
August 5, 2020

Cost of motor cover at four year low

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In the second quarter of 2020, the cost of motor cover was at its lowest for four years. This fall reflects the impact that Corona virus has had on the UK, with motorists taking far fewer car journeys. The price of cover is down 3% from the first quarter of 2020. Motorists have clearly been…

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Nine cargo security tips
June 17, 2020

Nine cargo security tips

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NMU have released advice to secure cargo and keep it safe while in transit. These tips should be followed in order to keep your cargo as safe as possible. 1. Know where your shipment is – Know where it should be at any given time, when it is stationary and when it is being transferred…

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Driving offences, you’ve probably never heard of that carry HUGE fines and penalties
September 2, 2019

Driving offences, you’ve probably never heard of that carry HUGE fines and penalties

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There are a number of lesser known or obscure driving laws and offences in the UK that could see drivers attract huge fines and penalty point endorsements. Having a dirty number plate There is a law which states that any number plate that is obscured by dirt or grime can be charged with a hefty…

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Don’t leave your phone in your vehicle during a heatwave
July 25, 2019

Don’t leave your phone in your vehicle during a heatwave

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Throughout July Europe has seen some remarkable temperatures being recorded. Record breaking heats of almost 40 degrees Celsius across Europe has made this summer the hottest on record. Despite the joys of ice-creams, beach days and swimming pools, there are also downsides. One van driver found this out the hard way. One van driver in…

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Nightmare Car-Hacking: The remote controlled car
June 3, 2019

Nightmare Car-Hacking: The remote controlled car

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Hostile interventions by hackers in vehicle technology are not science fiction, as various cases have proven with different car manufacturers in the last few years. But what can be done about it? THE NIGHTMARE Imagine you’re driving with 100 other vehicles on a main road. As if by magic, the central locking engages, the radio…

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Is the world ready for autonomous cars?
April 22, 2019

Is the world ready for autonomous cars?

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Announcements surrounding autonomous cars have come thick and fast over the past few years. What is hardly ever mentioned is whether the world at large is ready for them. We’re only talking about fully autonomous vehicles, the fifth and final level of automation, choosing not to venture into the grey area where levels 1 to…

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Company Collapses Highlight the Need For Trade Credit Insurance
March 4, 2019

Company Collapses Highlight the Need For Trade Credit Insurance

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Since mid-January, the news headlines have been dominated by the collapse of the UK’s second biggest construction firm, Carillion. It is said that 30,000 supply chain businesses are directly, or indirectly, affected by its insolvency and inability to pay suppliers. Firms within the supply chain started to tumble like dominoes, as soon as Carillion’s position…

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