What could be the cost of O-licensing on the Van Sector?

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Van fleets have been warned that collectively they could face more than £2 billion in additional costs if an Operator Licensing regime was introduced in the sector.

The warning came from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) as it launched a maintenance campaign for van operators in the light of poor safety levels.

Almost two thirds (63%) of the 10,800 vans stopped by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) at the roadside each year have a serious mechanical defect, while more than nine out of 10 (93%) are overloaded. Around half of all vehicles stopped posed a road safety risk and were subsequently taken off the road at a cost to their owners of some £4,000 per day.

Jaama is recruiting for a Business Development Coordinator

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Jaama is recruiting for a new Business Development Coordinator responsible for generating & qualifying new business leads and booking appointments for the Sales team.

Due to the nature of the role, it is expected that you will have previous B2B experience within cold calling and offer a strategic and consultative approach to sales.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and successful sales person, to join an expanding company which strongly believes in developing all members of staff.


For more details please call 0844 8484 333 or visit http://www.jaama.com/en/about-us/careers.html


Number of motorists caught speeding on motorways rises

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The number of drivers fined for speeding on motorways has soared by 25 per cent in 12 months amid a rise in the number of “stealth cameras” used.

Figures obtained by The Sunday Times under a Freedom of Information request show that at least 112,000 drivers were handed penalty notices or went to court for motorway offences last year. Some 24 out of 45 police forces provided data, and in these areas, 112,654 motorists were handed speeding penalties in 2014, compared with just 54,720 in 2010. The offence is punishable with a minimum £100 fine and three penalty points on a licence or a court summons.

Last week, both the Conservatives and the Labour party insisted that the grey cameras would be painted yellow to make it clear to drivers that enforcement cameras are in use.