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Empty Trucks -February 2009
Andrew Tinkler the chief executive of Stobarts the haulier has recently suggested that the Government introduce a tax on empty trucks to cut road congestion and thus reduce fuel consumption. Mr Tinkler spoke with the Prime Ministers advisors several weeks ago and plans to take the matter further in a meeting with Geoff Hoon Transport Secretary on the 15th February. He has calculated that a 15 percent improvement in the utilisation of the UKs fleets could be worth £8bn a year, with the additional benefit that it would mean fewer trucks on the road and a lower fuel burn.
Stobarts run a 'pay-as-you-go' operation where customers do not have their own fleet of trucks in their own livery but buy in capacity as required. All of Stobarts drivers are directed to the nearest available clients, which include, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Tesco and so cutting down on empty miles. This makes Stobarts 14 percent more efficient than the industry standard and far more resilient to the current recession than some of its rivals that operate dedicated fleets for single clients.
Zoe Hastings, foretrack Sales Manager, believes that Mr Tinkler is on the right track. "With the foretrack product you can identify the exact location of your whole fleet of trucks and trailers, thus allowing you to coordinate your operation and cut down on fuel thus increasing your fleets utilisation. In a tough market every penny counts and tracking can provide a significant increase in your fleets profitability with very little change to a companies business model".
Foretrack does Sport Relief - March 2008.
On Sunday 16th March 2008, ten members of the Foretrack team ran 6 miles in Southampton to raise money for Sports Relief! Foretrack joined hundreds of others to brave the cold and rain to complete the challenge... READ MORE
Thieves target Tractors! Foretrack Vehicle Tracking can prevent such theft... - Jan 2008.
The Times reported today that .. Tractors are the latest target .. for criminal gangs who are stealing top of the range models. The products and solutions available from Foretrack can prevent such theft, recover the goods and track the criminals... READ MORE
Vehicle Tracking - Big Brother or Big Savings for businesses? - Jan 2008.
Nobody likes the feeling of being spied on. Vehicle tracking may seem like just another addition to life with Big Brother, but by installing tracking systems in fleet cars, companies are now able to manage their vehicles and drivers more effectively... READ MORE
Vehicle Tracking, or Portable Tracking: that is the question - Dec 2007.
GPS tracking is no longer technology restricted to MI5 Spooks. Foretrack are a leading provider of live, web-based tracking. The last year has witnessed an explosion of companies seeking to enhance security, reduce costs and improve overall control of their vehicle fleets... READ MORE
Foretrack Customers save more money with our live email alert service - April 2007.
Foretrack's dynamic e-mail service provides a choice of any number of customisable reports, which illustrate the exact movement of any vehicle fitted with its industry leading telematics product... READ MORE
Reducing your Carbon Footprint: Foretrack Customers ask for help - March 2007.
What is a "Carbon Footprint"?
Carbon Footprint is a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide or CO2 emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels; in the case of an organization, business or enterprise, as part of their everyday operations.
In the news, in everyday life, in our dealings with customers, in supplying govermnent organisations, local or national, being 'environmentally friendly' is the only way to be... READ MORE
Road Pricing, Foretrack Customers express their views - Feb 2007.
Government studies are being carried out on introducing a scheme for all UK vehicles. The UK government suggested they explore "piggy-backing" road pricing on private sector technologies, such as vehicle tracking and pay-as-you-go insurance, thus avoiding a large-scale public sector procurement exercise... READ MORE
London Congestion Charges, Foretrack Customers avoid Penalties - Feb 2007.
London's recently enlarged area for Congestion Charging will cause increased headaches for some business owners and fleet mangers. Failing to optimise vehicle routing means increased daily costs of operation. With no benefits of vehicle tracking a late payment of an unexpected congestion charge increases costs even more... READ MORE
Van Drivers Beware! - Jan 2007.
Britain's 290,000 van drivers and fleet managers are advised to act now to avoid the Government's potential 600% tax hike for van drivers, scheduled to come into effect from next year.
In April 2007, the benefit-in-kind tax charge on company vans will soar from £500 to £3,500 - that is unless it can be proved that the van is only used for business not personal use... READ MORE