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Fleet briefs: New ODO partnership and Airmax Remote's new product

Yorkshire Fleet partners with ODO

Yorkshire Fleet has announced a partnership with ODO to expand its fleet management offering.

The new partnership provides Yorkshire Fleet and its customers with an app and platform to help accelerate the transition to greener fleets, whilst also delivering business efficiencies and cost savings, according to ODO.

ODO said its EV Transition Planning tool enables brokers to transition their customers smoothly from internal combustion engine (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs), without impacting their business operations.

Yorkshire Fleet said it has onboarded several customers onto ODO including some fleets consisting of 100% hybrid or EVs.

Robert Gorby, Chief Commercial Officer for ODO, said: “Yorkshire Fleet is a progressive and ambitious leasing broker. We’re looking forward to enabling its team to scale its business as we accelerate down the road to zero.”

Airmax Remote targets SMEs with Airmax Go telematics rental solution

Airmax Remote has launched Airmax Go, a telematics rental solution for direct fleets within SMEs.

The solution provides access to Airmax Remote’s telematics solution, within a monthly rental payment that includes hardware and installation costs, as part of a SaaS model.

The telematics and data services provider said Airmax Go is part of its wider branding strategy that delivers a fleet telematics solution to smaller businesses which may have limited working capital to support the outlay for a long-term telematics solution.

The Airmax Go option also extends to Airmax Remote’s onboard camera solution ‘MaxCam’ with the monthly fee.

DriverMetrics publishes well-being guide

DriverMetrics has published a new whitepaper to help fleet managers gain an understanding of the key concepts around mental health and its impact in the workplace.

The research focuses on the effect that poor mental health has on driver behaviour and provides practical advice on managing and improving fleet safety, according to the company.

Dr Lisa Dorn, research director at DriverMetrics, said: “A major issue with poor mental health is that impairments in driving performance can occur with slower reaction time, divided attention, slower reaction to changing speeds when following another vehicle, and poor lane positioning.

“These difficulties are likely to impact drivers’ risk of collision. The good news is that there are practical measures that managers can take to improve well-being when driving for work, and in doing so, improve fleet driver safety.”

Improving Driver Well-being: A Guide for Managers’ is available via free download on the DriverMetrics website.

B&B Vehicle Contracts adopts telematics solution from Ctrack

B&B Vehicle Contracts has teamed up with Ctrack by Inseego to offer telematics services to its fleet customers.

The company will initially install 100 rental vehicles with Ctrack Plug & Play, a self-installed device for cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

B&B Vehicle Contracts’ rental customers can access functionality including driver behaviour monitoring, fleet reporting and crash detection, it said.

Meanwhile, the company will be able to capture usage data including mileage and identify any misuse such as vehicles being driven abroad.

Tony Dent, director of B&B Vehicle Contracts, said: “Ctrack listened to our precise needs to create a vehicle tracking solution that delivers a simple way of monitoring our assets, while offering a complementary fleet management service to our customers.

“The self-installed solution will give us the peace of mind that our fleet assets are being driven responsibility, in line with the terms of the lease agreement, to better protect residual values.”

The Algorithm People named in top 200 female-powered businesses

The Algorithm People has been named as one of the top 200 female-powered businesses, according to a new report from JP Morgan.

The private bank ranked The Algorithm People at 40th place on its list. The Newcastle-based firm has a female managing director and chairman, and almost half of its senior management roles are held by women.

Sarah Ferguson, managing director and co-founder of The Algorithm People, said: “We’re delighted to feature so high up this list of female-powered businesses.

“We firmly believe that a diverse workforce is more creative - and it certainly works for us. We have grown from a start-up in late 2019 to working with large corporations like Selco Builders Warehouse and Yorkshire Water today.

“The transport, logistics and fleet management sectors we serve are still very male dominated, but we are seeing an increasing number of women in more senior roles.”

Photo caption: left to right – Robert Goldwater, Sarah Ferguson and Colin Ferguson of The Algorithm People

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