Protecting vulnerable road users
The EU General & Pedestrian Safety Regulation (GSR) requires truck manufacturers to offer a range of features designed to protect vulnerable road users. LAPV talks to Andy Graves, CRM, Data & Insights Manager, Dennis Eagle, about what the truck manufacturer is doing to improve safety.
Fleetclear helps Osmonds maintain the Gold standard
Osmonds Transport & Planing Ltd has teamed up with Fleetclear to ensure its sweeper fleet maintains the Gold membership standards as required by the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS*).
Fleetclear enhances safety of new Milton Keynes fleet
Fleet solution provider Fleetclear has equipped Milton Keynes City Council’s new fleet with live camera recording systems to track and enhance the safety of the vehicles and consolidate vehicle and driver data using its Fleetclear Connect software.
Blackburn with Darwen boosts fleet safety
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has partnered with Vision Techniques to install new safety equipment.
Enfield adopts AI-powered vehicle cameras
Enfield Council has had AI-powered vehicle cameras fitted on its first fully-electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV).
VisionTrack launches AI-powered video analysis
VisionTrack, the AI video telematics and connected fleet data specialist, is transforming commercial fleet safety with the launch of a sophisticated AI-powered post-analysis solution.
Ringway Jacobs adopts video-enabled lone worker service
Ringway Jacobs has become the first UK fleet operation to adopt Peoplesafe and SureCam’s high-tech video-enabled lone worker service.
Hartlepool commissions Vision Techniques to boost fleet safety
Vision Techniques has been commissioned by Hartlepool Council to improve the safety of its fleet of 52 HGVs and passenger transport vehicles.
Vision Techniques installs safety equipment on electric skip transporter trucks
Vision Techniques has installed their safety equipment on waste recycling specialist Recycling Lives’ new electric skip transporter trucks.
Fleetclear launches latest upgrade of Anti-Roll and Driver ID solution
UK fleet technology and software solutions company Fleetclear has launched the latest version of its anti-roll away and driver ID solution for commercial vehicles.
East Lothian Council commissions Vision Techniques for new fleet safety equipment
East Lothian Council has appointed Blackburn-based Vision Techniques to install a range of safety equipment to its latest addition of six new Dennis RCV vehicles.
Clackmannanshire Council partners with Vision Techniques to deliver safer fleet
Vision Techniques has completed a project with Clackmannanshire Council that sees the company provide a full suite of road safety systems for the council’s latest DAF gully tanker.
ISS rebrands to Fleetclear
Leading fleet solutions provider Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) is bringing together its technology and software services under one new company brand – Fleetclear.
Keith Boyfield retires after 55 years in the industry
Fleetclear Sales Manager for Scotland, Keith Boyfield has announced his decision to retire following a very successful 55-year long career in the waste equipment and vehicle sector.
Leading waste management company invests in live camera safety solution
Recycling and waste management company, Mr. Binman has opted to install live camera technology from CameraMatics across its fleet of waste collection vehicles to protect its drivers, crew and other road users.
Canterbury turns to ‘solutions-minded’ Contel for joined up approach
Canterbury Environment Company (Canenco), which was launched in 2021 to transform the city’s services and secure more flexibility and control, has partnered with fleet safety specialist, Contel to improve operational efficiency and traceability.
The importance of van fleet safety
Commercial vehicle safety is top of the agenda for all local authorities. Brigade Electronics’ Emily Hardy talks to LAPV about the importance of ensuring van safety is not neglected.
Vale of Glamorgan Council installs new fleet safety equipment
Vale of Glamorgan Council is installing the latest safety equipment to its fleet to protect the public, cyclists, and crews.
LIVE camera systems in Cumbria reduce third party insurance claims
Cumbria Waste Recycling has equipped its entire Skip and Hook loader fleet with LIVE camera systems to monitor collections in real-time and mitigate third party insurance claims.
South Lakeland prioritises fleet safety
South Lakeland District Council, which covers an area of over 1500 square kilometres and is ranked 12th largest district in England, also has one of the country’s safest waste collection fleets.
Sentinel Systems selected to upgrade lubricants distributor’s camera systems
Vehicle safety specialists Sentinel Systems were selected to supply and install an upgraded camera system on four of Moove Lubricants Ltd’s vehicles.
New thermo detection system to protect employees during pandemic launched
Vision Techniques launches thermo detection and facial recognition system to protect employees and the public during the pandemic.
Direct Vision Standard ‘allow list’ provides HGV operators with 90-day grace period
Fleets who start the process of becoming compliant with the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) before 1 March but who are yet to receive a safety permit will be put on an ‘allow list’ allowing 90-days before they incur any penalty.
Brigade Electronics launches new vehicle turning indicator alarm
Provider of vehicle safety systems Brigade Electronics has launched a new indicator warning alarm to alert vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning.
Van manufacturers urged to fit more collision avoidance technology
Euro NCAP and Thatcham Research are urging van manufacturers to fit more collision avoidance technology to their vehicles as standard after tests for a new Commercial Van Safety Rating revealed alarming results.
Yorwaste enhances vehicle safety and protects drivers with ‘in-cab’ cameras
The North Yorkshire commercial waste management company, Yorwaste, has fitted live camera recording systems to its fleet of vehicles to enhance safety and mitigate false insurance claims.
Worcester City Council adds safety feature to new Schmidt sweepers
Worcester City Council has fitted new safety features to three new Schmidt sweepers that it has added to its municipal fleet to increase driver safety and boost productivity.
ISS announces senior appointment to lead new software division
Vehicle safety technology specialists, Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS), have announced the appointment of David Gladding as commercial director of their new Fleetclear division.
Direct vision v indirect vision: preventing blind spot collisions
Emily Hardy, a vehicle safety expert from Brigade Electronics UK, looks at ways to prevent blind spot collisions.
Kirklees Council invests in vehicle safety technology
Kirklees Council is equipping its new waste and recycling fleet with the latest vehicle safety technology.
Innovative safety technology installed in refuse vehicles
Local authorities have a duty to do all they can to ensure the safety of residents and employees. Vision Techniques’ innovative safety solution for braking refuse vehicles can help councils protect the whole community.
Vehicle cameras reduce incidents and personal injury claims, survey reveals
Fleet managers have reported that vehicle cameras and CCTV technology have significantly reduce incident reports and personal injury claims.
ISS praised for ‘robust, cost effective’ anti-roll away solution
ISS has launched its latest vehicle safety innovation, IDClear, to prevent vehicles from rolling-away or being stolen when standing idle during operations.
Preventing and mitigating damage claim costs
In a bid to combat the hike in damage claims, Brindley, the largest family-owned car dealership in the West Midlands, recently worked with Sentinel Systems to install a camera and recording device onto one of its vehicles.