Prospect Commercials Blog

50% increase in workforce for telematics firm - January 18, 2016

Telematics firm, The Floow, is embarking on an ambitious, accelerated recruitment drive that will see it increase its number of technical workers by almost 50 per cent in the first quarter of this year.


State of Britain’s roads blamed for rise in vehicle suspension problems - January 15, 2016

Data from the RAC has shown that there has been a significant increase in the number of call-outs they have responded to regarding suspension failure.


Most UK drivers ‘worry about self-drive vehicles’ - January 13, 2016

According to research published by Continental Tyres, three in five UK motorists are concerned about the development of vehicles that do not require any driver control, as a result of on-board computer systems, primarily because of safety fears.


Car tax band reminder issued due to surge in new vehicle registrations - January 11, 2016

Following the recent news that new car registrations in the UK hit a record figure of 2.63 million in 2015, drivers are being reminded of their duty to pay the corresponding rate of road tax for their vehicle.  


RHA criticises plans for a new migrant camp at Dunkirk - January 8, 2016

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has argued that a new migrant camp, which is set to be built at the Dunkirk ferry port in France, 30 miles from Calais, will increase the difficulties for hauliers destined for the UK.


Diesel price cuts are ‘great news for the logistics industry’ - January 6, 2016

The news that supermarkets across the UK have cut the price of diesel has been welcomed by the logistics and distribution industry, primarily because it will enable businesses to save money on fuel.


Road investment will help freight operators and the logistics industry - January 4, 2016

A £500 million fund has been provided in order to provide road upgrades to the A5 and A6 in Northern Ireland, a move that has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA).


London’s bus fleet will undergo transformation to operate on ‘waste’ fats and oils - December 21, 2015

Stagecoach and Metroline, two of the UK’s largest bus operators, have agreed to deals that will see them using B20 green diesel, which is cleaner than regular fuel.


New Government grant scheme will ensure more ‘greener’ cars are on Britain’s roads - December 18, 2015

Due to the Government’s commitment to ensure that almost all UK road users’ cars and vans produce no emissions by the year 2050, an existing grant has been extended to encourage sales of ultra-low emission vehicles.


RHA: French Military ‘must be deployed’ to ensure safety of HGV drivers at Calais - December 17, 2015

The chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) – Richard Burnett – visited Calais last week and witnessed the chaotic scenes that haulage drivers are still having to face on a daily basis.