Fleets urged to act now after driving licence counterpart abolition delay

The delay in the date for the abolition of the paper counterpart to the current driving licence is ‘irrelevant’ as the time for fleets to change their processes is now, says the Association for Driving Licence Verification. The association said some corporate fleet users are concerned that even when the current alternative proposed by the DVLA becomes available it might not address all their business compliance and operational requirements for fleets of 20 or more. The ADLV is recommending that fleet managers evaluate available commercial alternatives now to reap immediate and significant efficiency savings as well as data security enhancements. Malcolm Maycock, chairman of the ADLV, said: “The benefits of electronic checking are already available and proven so why wait until someone decides a date for the inevitable? “Organisations seeking to professionally manage and protect their employees’ driver data should make the move to…

Support for in-car cameras to tackle insurance fraud

UK motorists believe on-board CCTV cameras could stop crash for cash fraudsters in their tracks, research suggests. Latest figures show that 71% of drivers believe introducing in-car cameras would help cut bogus car insurance claims. Vision Unique Equipment (VUE) says it has witnessed a significant reduction in fraudulent insurance claims after installing its technology is thousands of fleet vehicles in the UK. According to research from the Association of British Insurers, insurance fraud is at a record high, reaching £1.3bn in 2013, with £811million of fraudulent claims attributed to car insurance. ‘Crash for cash’ car insurance scams were identified as the main contributor to a 34% rise on the number of false motoring claims. Glen Mullins, managing director of VUE, said: “There are approximately 23.3 million private cars on UK roads and fraudulent insurance claims are costing British drivers thousands of pounds each year,…

Our hero! Vicky Reed at EST Fleet Hero Awards 2014

Vicky Reed, Project Administrator at Fleetdrive, has been recognised for her achievement in supporting the UK’s electric vehicle revolution at the 2014 Energy Saving Trust ‘Fleet Hero Awards’. While the UK economy continues to improve, the challenge of saving fuel, reducing costs and reducing the environmental impact of transport remains. The Fleet Hero Awards showcase how good advice, innovative supply chain partners and new technology combined with courageous fleet management can deliver this triple win. Vicky Reed has made a massive contribution to the Nissan LEAF‘s outstanding sales growth and success in the UK after becoming the first woman in the country to support delivery of 200 of the pure electric vehicles through her excellent administration of the pioneering ‘My Electric Avenue’ project. ‘My Electric Avenue’ is an innovative project funded by Ofgem that aims to provide a solution to the potential impact that…