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Fuel Cards

The cheapest and most expensive petrol and diesel in the world

The cheapest and most expensive petrol and diesel in the world

Diesel and petrol prices vary a great deal around the world and the price in each territory is largely dictated by the following factors; the price of crude oil, processing costs, distribution costs, local demand, local currency fluctuations, local taxation, fuel subsidies and the availability of local sources of oil.

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Fuel Cards

Diesel and petrol prices – UK vs USA

Diesel and petrol prices affect all of us both directly and indirectly. It is a vital commodity to the modern world. Here at TrackCompare we monitor and record the average price of petrol and diesel in the UK and the exact price of crude oil on a weekly basis.

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Vehicle Cameras

Danger of vehicle blind spot revealed

Cyclists? What cyclists? This semi-truck’s nearside mirror shows the area next to it to be totally clear. But watch a little longer as the view changes and the same space is shown from outside the cab.

Amazingly, up to ten people are waiting alongside the lorry. Where did they spring from? The simple truth is they are sitting in its blind spot – a big, dangerous space not shown by mirrors and completely out of the driver’s vision.

As media reports have highlighted, in recent years scores of cyclists have been killed and injured because of blind spots. Now, thanks to Brake and other road safety campaigners, many fleet operators have begun fitting multi-camera systems. These onboard CCTV systems, each with their own in-cab monitor, not only reduce such unseen areas by up to 98% but also improve manoeuvrability. At the same time, they ensure insurance claims are dealt with and cleared up rapidly, and fair, accurate outcomes reached.

Other benefits include discounted insurance claims, and the prevention of 50/50 claims, non-fault claims, and crash-for-cash scams.

The value of multi-camera systems in terms of lives saved is, of course, incalculable.

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Insurance

Fleets expecting lower insurance premiums as whiplash reforms set to be introduced

Fleet operators are expecting to benefit from reduced claims costs and lower vehicle insurance premiums as reforms to the way whiplash injuries are reported come into force.

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News

Why do diesel and petrol prices keep falling?

Since the end of July 2014 diesel and petrol have continued to fall in price. On Monday 28th July the price per litre of diesel was 135.63p inc VAT. Today the average inc VAT price per litre is 120.56p, making it 11.1% cheaper than it was almost five months ago.

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Insurance Vehicle Tracking

Tracking linked car insurance policies up 64% but fleet car tracking remains stagnant

Vehicle tracking has instilled fear in the minds of drivers since its launch in the 1990’s. Terms such as big-brother, spying and mistrust are often used by drivers uncomfortable with the technology. Recent figures from the insurance industry however point to a change in perception with the uptake of vehicle policies linked to tracking up 64% since July 2012.

The negative perception of vehicle tracking is something we have covered many times previously and whilst the insurance sector is making headway, fleet vehicle tracking is still lagging behind. Market research estimates that less than 3% of fleet cars are currently being tracked.

A recent TrackCompare state of the market survey of 500 fleets reveals that privacy is still one of the biggest concerns and a major barrier to adoption. But in an age where so much of what we do as drivers is already tracked, are these fears outdated?

Tracking systems have been slow recognise this concern with very little development and innovation in this area over the last decade. The uptake of tracking related insurance shows that if drivers are comfortable with how their data will be used and the benefits of being tracked outweigh the negatives the barriers can be broken down.

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Fuel Cards

Is supermarket fuel still a good deal?

When asked to name the cheapest sites for fuel most of us would say supermarkets. Their reputation results from consistently low prices and promotions linked to weekly shops designed to attract customers to their stores.

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Insurance

Lloyd’s and specialists meet demand for electric-vehicle fleet insurance

Lloyd’s syndicates and specialist companies are meeting UK demand for electric-vehicle fleet insurance in the absence of the major insurers.

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News

52% of fleet operators willing to fit proximity sensors to protect road users

More than half the UK’s fleet operators are willing to fit proximity sensors to their vehicles to help protect road users.

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Vehicle Tracking

True real-time tracking with crystal clear images comes a step closer

True real-time tracking showing crystal clear images of on-the-move fleet vehicles came a step closer last week following Google’s acquisition of Skybox Imaging.