Mercedes-Benz Cars UK has extended its Roadside Assistance provision with the RAC and will now also look after the Smart road assistance programme.
Monday 6 January expected to be busiest RAC breakdown day of 2020
Roadside recovery operator campaigners have called for increased protection after Government breakdown figures were revealed.
In the last year there fewer pothole breakdowns have taken place than in Q2 2019.
Of the hundreds of thousands of small business vehicles protected by the RAC, 31% are expected to suffer a breakdown this year.
The RAC has started using smartphone video technology to fix issues remotely, meaning that stranded motorists may not have to wait for a patrol to arrive.
BT Fleet Solutions and the AA have celebrated almost three decades working together, and the signing of a new five-year contract, with a mini conference in Oldbury.
RAC’s patrols will support drivers of Peugeot, Citroën, Vauxhall and DS cars and vans, including fleet customers driving in the UK and Europe.
The AA has extended its relationship with Ford for another three years, having worked together since 2005.
RAC patrols dealt with 1,714 breakdowns in the last three months of 2018 that were more than likely caused by potholes or poor road surfaces.
A campaign called Slow Down Move Over (SDMO) has been launched aimed at improving safety for those who work at the roadside.
The number of pothole-related breakdowns attended by RAC patrols from October to December 2016 gave rise to the first fourth quarter increase in this type of problem since 2013.
Today is expected to be one of the busiest of 2017 for car breakdowns as many vehicles which were left unused over the festive period are called back into service for the first commute of the year.
Small businesses in the UK say they have to deal with vehicles being out of action for almost three working weeks on average each year, due to preventable breakdowns.
FMG has been awarded a contract to provide a rapid response roadside repair and recovery provision for 1,600 vehicles on behalf of Derbyshire County Council.
Monday, January 5, is expected to be one of the busiest days for car breakdowns, according to the AA, because many vehicles have been left sitting idle over the festive period.
Three out of ten wouldn't know where to fill up the windscreen washer bottle, according to a Flexed.co.uk survey.
FMG has been re-awarded a contract to provide services for more than 2,000 vehicles belonging to SIG.
Incident management firm FMG has been appointed to recover around 4,000 vehicles per year on behalf of Lincolnshire Police.
A partnership deal has been signed between Northgate Vehicle Hire and the AA to support the rental company’s aim of keeping its customers on the road longer and reducing costly vehicle down time.
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