I WAS surprised to see the photograph that accompanied the article ‘Cold shoulder for damsels in distress’ (Fleet News, July 27) and also by the tone of the story. The photograph clearly showed a woman changing a tyre in the middle of the road – the car was parked alongside the kerb and the centre […]
AS FLEETS STRUGGLE to deal with the complex task of downloading, analysing and acting upon data from digital tachographs, fleet software specialist Jaama is offering a solution. Jaama has spent £1 m developing its Key2 Vehicle Management system, which enables the downloading and dissemination of digital tachograph data without personnel intervention to a single database […]
Jaama’s internet-based Key2 Vehicle Management system integrates with an organisation’s own intranet to allow drivers to log-on and keep and day- by-day record of journeys, business mileage and fuel expenditure.
Jason Francis, managing director of Jaama, says: ‘This method is changing attitudes and processes by getting the drivers to own the responsibility of capturing their mileage which brings a number of benefits. ‘Jaama’s Key2 Vehicle Management software enables companies to set their own business rules so that drivers, irrespective of whether they are at the wheel of a company-provided vehicle or use their own private car on business trips, can feed in data to meet individually set timetables.
FLEET risk management and software company Jaama has signed up to the European Road Safety Charter. The charter is one of the main European Commission initiatives to reach its overall objective of halving the number of road fatalities by 2010 under its Road Safety Action Plan. Signing up shows a commitment to promoting occupational road […]
Software and safety firm Jaama is warning fleets to make sure they are following best practice on upcoming anti-ageism regulations for company drivers. The regulations, due to come into force on October 1, ban ageism in the workplace and are most likely to affect the way fitness levels are measured, relating to drivers. Jaama boss […]
The RAC Foundation’s boss Edmund King called for an independent body to oversee the start of road charging amid increasing government distrust.
“They’ve got to set up an independent body and then move away from it,” said King. “If you look at Ken Livingstone in London, he said the charge would stay at £5 for 10 years; two years later it’s up to £8, now there’s talk of doubling it to £10. How can people trust politicians when they see what’s happening in London.”
King also called for a system to take fleet operations into account when setting up a charging system. “We don’t want to see a repeat of the problems fleets have had in London,” he said.
An employee driving abroad on business – whether in a fleet vehicle or in his or her own car if it is used for business purposes – presents an employer with additional Duty of Care responsibilities. What do risk management specialists advise?
Did you know it is a legal requirement to keep your headlights on at all times in Latvia? Or that in Canada alcohol can only be carried in the boot of the car? These are just a couple of the handy hints from Drive Safe, a new international road safety initiative from National Car Rental. Drive Safe is designed to help business and leisure travellers drive safely in over 40 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as the United States and Canada.
Newtown Holdings revealed a change in the ownership structure and the addition of fleet management and control as “a third pillar to the service offering” alongside rental and contract hire.
David Edwards and Mick Harrison, who worked together at TNT and Hays Logistics, have become shareholders of a new company, Newtown Fleet UK. Their advisors were Eversheds and KPMG.
IN RESPONSE TO fleet demand for software solutions, Jaama has further expanded its software development department. Niel Corns has joined the Midlands-based fleet software and road safety specialists as a software developer. After graduating from Staffordshire University with a degree in software engineering, Corns most recently worked for Microtrading as a software developer and graphic designer.
Corns said: “I am delighted to have joined such a progressive company as Jaama. Although less than two years old, Jaama has brought a raft of new online software developments to the fleet market to further improve management reporting and control.”