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Radius acquires Modus

Radius has acquired Modus an insuretech business based in Huntington Beach, California.

Modus has been a ‘pioneer in the wireless and vehicle telematics space’, said Raidus.

Bill Holmes, chief executive officer at Radius, said: “Brandon, Tim and the team at Modus have built a fantastic technology platform over the last 10 years and their App-only tracking solution is the best we have ever seen in terms of accuracy and ease of deployment.

“This move not only strengthens our North American tracking business but gives us some exciting new products to sell across our global footprint.

“Their insurance linked app is an important part of the jigsaw in our plan to create a market leading division that uses technology as a key differentiator in new products such as ‘Pay as you Drive’.”

Brandon Johnson, Modus CEO, said: “Becoming a part of the Radius business will give Modus reach and access to customers on a global scale that we have never had before.”

AFP webinar focuses on fleet management post-Covid

A new webinar designed to help fleet managers handle conditions arising in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is being held by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) next month.

The main session of ‘Back to normal? A post-Covid landscape for fleet operators’, will feature Duncan Webb, head of fleet at ISS, looking at issues affecting fleets and discuss his experiences in dealing with them.

Shaun Atton, head of fleet and facilities at Autowindscreens will also be speaking, and there will be a question and answer session featuring the AFP’s panel of experts.

Chair Paul Hollick will also detail the AFP’s current activities and campaigns, explaining how the organisation’s members can access them to gain help and support.

The webinar begins at 9.30am on June 16 and is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Further details and registration are available at the Association of Fleet Professionals website.

Octopus Electric Vehicles selects Leaselink from Ebbon-Dacs to source new EVs

EV leasing company, Octopus Electric Vehicles, has signed a deal with Ebbon-Dacs to employ its Leaselink e-procurement platform to source, order and track delivery of all new electric vehicles (EVs) to its customers.

Octopus Electric Vehicles, part of the Octopus Energy Group, was launched in 2018 to offer an EV leasing service to grow the market share of EVs and accelerate the UK’s transition to zero emission mobility.

Gurjeet Grewal, operations director at Octopus Electric Vehicles, said: “Leaselink gives us a streamlined service and instant access to the information we need for our vehicle orders.

“It provides us with fast and accurate feedback to pass to our drivers and an easy ordering system. It empowers our team to be able to deliver great customer outcomes.

“I don't think we had anticipated how fast dealers act when using Leaselink.

“Our NPS (Net Promoter Score) and customer satisfaction has gone through the roof with orders placed in the Leaselink system. Even for manufacturers that don't support Leaselink, it’s easy to track orders by processing them as manual t-cards in the system.”

Fleet Logistics ‘highly rated’ in EcoVadis survey

Fleet Logistics Group has been highly rated in the latest survey by Paris-based sustainability ratings platform, EcoVadis, winning a coveted Bronze Award.

Fleet Logistics was rated in the top 25% of companies in the 2021 survey for its overall sustainability performance in the ‘other professional, scientific and technical activities’ category.

The ratings company assessed Fleet Logistics’ performance in terms of sustainable procurement, ethics, labour and human rights and environment and scored Fleet Logistics as being in the top 8% of companies in its category that it assessed in terms of ethics, and in the top 15% of companies in its category for its performance in sustainable procurement.

Thorsten Bertram, head of marketing at Fleet Logistics, said: “We were delighted with this year’s results, and particularly pleased with our performance in the field of ethics as we feel this reflects our improved performance as a multi-national, multi-cultural, ethnically diverse and equal opportunities employer.”

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