Insight 2.9.33 Release Notes

23/11/2022

Insight 2.9.33 is now live for all customers. Our development team has added several new features and enhancements.

Trakm8 outlines tips for minimising cost of living impact on fleets

15/11/2022

Poorly maintained vehicles are one of the leading causes of road traffic accidents in the UK. Indeed, a recent report from the AA found that up 1,700 deaths or serious injuries on British roads last year were directly attributable to subpar vehicle maintenance.

Avoiding driver privacy concerns with vehicle tracking from Trakm8

07/11/2022

With vehicle tracking, there are enormous quantities of data being collected. With this inevitably come concerns about privacy and the use of the data. Read this article to find out more about driver privacy.

Insight 2.9.1 Release Notes

31/10/2022

Insight 2.9.1 is now live for all customers. Our development team has added several new features and enhancements.

How much does vehicle tracking cost in 2022?

10/10/2022

Commercial vehicle tracking can cost businesses as little as £5.99+VAT per vehicle, per month for a self-fit vehicle tracking device.

Fleet maintenance key in cost of living crisis, urges Trakm8

10/10/2022

While businesses will understandably be looking at where they can reduce spend across their operations, Trakm8 is urging those with a fleet division not to scrimp on vehicle maintenance.

Trakm8 continues to support Made in Britain manufacturing campaign

10/10/2022

Trakm8 has renewed its membership with Made in Britain as it continues to support and promote manufacturing in the UK, allowing customers to identify British-made products.

How does vehicle tracking work?

20/09/2022

If you are considering protecting your commercial vehicle fleet using vehicle tracking systems, you’re probably wondering how the technology that powers everything works. In this article, we discuss how vehicle tracking works.

Nearly half of drivers over 55 want pay-as-you-drive insurance policy

15/09/2022

Trakm8 has commissioned a new national driver survey to gain insights into how drivers purchase insurance and what they expect from future policies.

Insight 2.8.66 Release Notes

07/09/2022

The latest version of Insight (2.8.66), this is now live for all Insight customers. Our development team has been busy adding several new features and enhancements in this release.

How vehicle tracking from Trakm8 can streamline your fleet management

06/09/2022

With many businesses increasing the size of their fleets in the wake of the post-pandemic recovery, fleet managers are facing pressure from bosses to efficiently and successfully keep track of their vehicles.

5 ways that vehicle tracking can save your business money

05/09/2022

Vehicle tracking is an excellent cost-saving method for businesses that operate a fleet of commercial vehicles.

A Brief Guide to Fleet Tracking in 2022

11/08/2022

In this handy guide to fleet tracking in 2022, we take a look at how fleet tracking has the power to change the way you approach fleet management, with a view to helping you decide if it’s worth the investment to implement or upgrade a fleet tracking system.

Connected car data solutions can help reduce the cost of electric vehicle insurance

11/08/2022

Electric vehicles cost more to purchase and repair due to the specialist parts required, such as Lithium-ion batteries, and ongoing supply-chain issues which means insuring an EV is currently more expensive than traditional insurance.

Top trends impacting car insurance

11/08/2022

The automotive industry is currently the second-most data-driven industry in the world so it shouldn’t be a surprise that technology such as driver and vehicle data are impacting the insurance sector and how insurance is being sold.

Why fleet tracking is important

28/07/2022

Fleet tracking is a powerful technology that can greatly simplify the process of fleet management. Various forms of fleet tracking systems are used by countless businesses worldwide to help monitor vehicle fleets.

Insight 2.8.32 Release Notes

27/07/2022

We've recently launched the latest version of Insight (2.8.32), this is now live for all Insight customers. Our development team has been busy adding several new features and enhancements in this release.

Monitor your EV fleet with telematics from Trakm8

22/07/2022

With transport representing the largest source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the UK, we’ve all got to play our part in reducing carbon emissions from road transport. 

Why telematics is more important for EV fleets than non-EV fleets

22/07/2022

There are many things that a fleet manager needs to consider when it comes to choosing the right fleet vehicles. Value, comfort, functionality, and environmental impacts are just a few of what might be factored into the decision-making process. 

How fleet tracking from Trakm8 can help manage your fleet

22/07/2022

Fleet tracking and fleet telematics have become a vital part of fleet management for businesses around the world.

What is an electric vehicle fleet?

22/07/2022

For all fleet managers and businesses, the time is now to begin the transition to electric vehicles (EVs), and their thoughts should be focused on how rather than when.

What is electric vehicle telematics?

22/07/2022

EV telematics systems use a combination of GPS, telecommunications, onboard diagnostics, vehicle technologies, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to do this, and they provide powerful insights. 

How does a fleet tracker work?

12/07/2022

Fleet tracking is used by companies all over the world to simplify fleet management, save time, cut costs, and more. The technology behind fleet tracking has advanced in recent years, and the devices and software used in fleet tracking can be highly complex.

What is meant by Fleet Tracking?

06/07/2022

Fleet tracking technology is an indispensable tool for many businesses with vehicle fleets. But the term ‘fleet tracking’ can describe a range of systems used to monitor vehicle use and location.

The benefits of EV telematics

22/06/2022

The market for electric vehicles (EVs) has grown at an extraordinary pace in just a few years, and they’re set to define the future of the automotive industry.

How to choose the best fleet tracking system

22/06/2022

If your business uses vehicles as part of its operations and you’re considering implementing fleet tracking and fleet telematics, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Is my fleet suitable for transitioning to electric vehicles?

22/06/2022

According to a recent BP survey of UK fleet managers, over half (52%) of businesses already have EVs in their fleets, and of those that haven’t, 54% plan to switch within the next five years. 

What is GPS Fleet Tracking?

22/06/2022

Fleet tracking is an extremely useful tool for any company that uses vehicles as part of its operations. While various forms of fleet tracking exist, huge leaps in technology in recent years have led to a new generation of fleet tracking software and equipment.

5 reasons why EV telematics is important for your fleet

22/06/2022

There’s a lot more to electric vehicle telematics than just knowing where your vehicles are. With the right EV telematics solution supporting their fleet operations, fleet managers can take advantage of a whole range of benefits.

How to handle driver privacy with fleet tracking from Trakm8

22/06/2022

Fleet tracking and fleet telematics software can be powerful tools for businesses to boost operational efficiency, improve safety, and cut costs.

What are the environmental advantages of having an EV fleet?

21/06/2022

Since the UK Government brought forward its plans to end the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered vehicles to 2030, and hybrids to 2035, the demand for electric vehicle fleets has grown even stronger.

Improving the customer experience with route optimisation

20/06/2022

In the modern marketplace, delivery businesses must work harder than ever to meet the high expectation of customers in a busy and competitive field.

Insight 2.8.2 Release Notes

15/06/2022

We've recently launched the latest version of Insight (2.8.2), this is now live for all Insight customers. We’ve been busy adding several exciting new features and enhancements in this release.

5 Ways Fleet Tracking Can Save Your Business Money

18/05/2022

Are you thinking about implementing a fleet tracking system or fleet telematics into your operations?

Engine Idling – How to Reduce Air Pollution & Save Your Fleet Money

11/05/2022

An engine that is left running while a vehicle is stationary (known as engine idling) impacts both the vehicle owner’s finances and the environment.

Insight 2.7.91 Release Notes

10/05/2022

With our latest release of Insight, 2.7.91, we have been busy making improvements and adding new features. Here’s a breakdown of the highlights.

The benefits of using ePOD for your fleet

05/05/2022

In this article, we look at what ePOD is, how it is being used, and the wide-ranging benefits organisations can expect when implementing it.

A Brief Guide to Electric Vehicle Telematics in 2022

26/04/2022

Retaining customers has historically been difficult for insurance companies as many policyholders focus purely on price and will turn to price comparison sites for the best deal when their current policy is up for renewal.

Insight 2.7.65 Release Notes

25/03/2022

In our latest release of Insight, 2.7.65, our team of developers have been busy creating several new and exciting features to our evergreen fleet management platform.  Here’s a breakdown of the features.

Increasing Customer Retention with Trakm8 Insurance Telematics

23/02/2022

Retaining customers has historically been difficult for insurance companies as many policyholders focus purely on price and will turn to price comparison sites for the best deal when their current policy is up for renewal.

Connectedcare – The benefit of vehicle insights to insurers

23/02/2022

We understand the importance that data and analytics can have for both insurers and their policyholders and at Trakm8 we offer market-leading driver and vehicle data insights.

Insight 2.7.33 Release Notes

15/02/2022

Our teams have been busy working to improve your Insight experience, here's a summary of what's changed in 2.7.33.

Insight 2.7.1 Release Notes

09/12/2021

We're constantly working to improve your Insight experience, here's a summary of what's changed in 2.7.1.

Are your dash cams GDPR compliant?

01/12/2021

If you are using a dash cam in your own vehicle for personal use, you will be exempt from GDPR requirements. Any business use will need to be regulated however, to avoid extensive fines.

The top 4 Fleet Management KPIs you should be tracking

11/11/2021

Fleet Management KPIs are an integral part of any fleet strategy for transport & fleet managers. Find out what areas to focus on & how Trakm8 telematics will help

Insight 2.6.4 Release Notes

28/10/2021

We've recently launched the latest version of Insight (2.6.4), this is now live for all Insight customers. We’ve been busy adding several exciting new features and enhancements in this release.

A Guide to Telematics

25/10/2021

Telematics, used in the automotive industry, allows fleet operation data to be transmitted remotely, aiming to reduce accident risk, costs & improve productivity

Grey fleet management and COVID-19: How to reduce risk

29/09/2021

The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is a government scheme that issues HGV safety permits to protect the safety of road users. Get your fleet DVS compliant today!

Direct Vision Standard & How To Be Compliant

07/09/2021

The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) is a government scheme that issues HGV safety permits to protect the safety of road users. Get your fleet DVS compliant today!

Insight 2.5.65 Release Notes

16/08/2021

We've recently launched the latest version of Insight (2.5.65), this is now live for all Insight customers. We’ve been busy adding several exciting new features and enhancements in this release, here’s a rundown on what’s new.

Using PAYG insurance technology to facilitate growth

28/07/2021

How reliable PAYG technology with enhanced data can attract new business and increase sales.

On the road to recovery: Trakm8 explores fleet opportunities post-pandemic

23/07/2021

The onset of the pandemic has indelibly changed how – and when – we drive for business, in some cases forcing organisations to make significant changes to their fleet offering overnight.

A Guide to the Best Fleet Management Software

22/07/2021

This guide explains everything you need to know about fleet management software and the benefits that it can bring to your business.

Our Guide to Fleet Management

14/07/2021

Here at Trakm8, we have developed a guide which explains everything you need to know about fleet management and the benefits that it can bring to your business.

Insight 2.5.42 Release Notes

11/06/2021

We're constantly developing and enhancing our Insight platform, the 360-degree view of your vehicles and assets. We've recently launched the latest version of Insight (2.5.42), this is now live for all Insight customers.

Trakm8 and Brake team up for Global Fleet Champions webinar on safer journey planning

20/05/2021

Trakm8 are sponsoring the upcoming Global Fleet Champions webinar about planning safer journeys by focusing on driver behaviour.

Multifleet partners with Trakm8 to launch Run Your Fleet Connect

20/05/2021

Multifleet, one of the UK’s largest fleet management and leasing companies, has partnered with Trakm8 to launch Run Your Fleet Connect, enabling a more proactive approach to vehicle maintenance.

Trakm8 urges action on driver fatigue accidents

19/05/2021

Trakm8 is urging the fleet industry to act on the perils of driver fatigue, after a recent report by road safety charity Brake! found it to be as dangerous as drink-driving.

Insight 2.5.20 Release Notes

04/05/2021

The latest version of Insight (2.5.20) is now live for all Insight customers. We’ve added several exciting new features and enhancements in this release, here’s a rundown on what’s new.

Insight 2.5.5 Release Notes

26/02/2021

Our latest version of Insight (2.5.5) is now live for all Insight customers. The first major release of 2021, it's packed with exciting new features and enhancements, here is a rundown on what's new in this latest release.

The road to safer highways: Looking beyond the DVS

21/01/2021

­From March 2021, Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) will finally be rolled out across the Capital. While this is a major step forward for road safety in the UK’s largest city, does this legislation go far enough?

Insight 2.4.80 Release Notes

02/12/2020

Our latest version of Insight (2.4.80) is now live for all Insight customers. Packed with exciting features, here is a rundown on what's new in this latest release.

Getting to grips with the Direct Vision Standard

05/11/2020

Peter Mansfield, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Trakm8, explores the implications of the Direct Vision Standard, the latest regulation to affect fleets.

How coronavirus has impacted delivery demand

02/11/2020

Coronavirus and its subsequent lockdown saw a quick and long-lasting change to how people shop increasing supermarket food delivery demand.

What’s next for home delivery software?

02/11/2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic home delivery, especially in the grocery sector, has seen unimaginable growth.

Get yourself connected – Part one

25/06/2020

Innovations in connected car technology can now help prevent breakdowns and non-starts; enhance residual values; and improve service and maintenance regimes.

RH600: How telematics cameras tackle drowsy drivers

25/06/2020

One in eight (13%) of drivers in the UK admit to falling asleep at the wheel, according to the latest research by the AA Charitable Trust.

Tackle tailgating with vehicle cameras

25/06/2020

Tailgating is the second-highest cause of a road traffic incident involving a light commercial vehicle (LCV), according to Department for Transport (DfT) figures.

Under Pressure: How telematics can improve tyre performance

25/06/2020

Poorly-maintained tyres can increase both your costs and the risk of a road traffic incident, so correctly inflated tyres are vital to safe and efficient fleet operations.

Get yourself connected – Part two

25/06/2020

Part two looks at further innovations which create a unique value-add proposition for fleet management, leasing and hire companies.

How to find the right vehicle tracking solution – Part one

25/06/2020

What should you look for when selecting a vehicle tracking supplier? Here are some of the key points to consider.

Reduce the risk of idling fines with vehicle tracking

25/06/2020

The UK Government has announced proposals to crack down on engine idling – the act of a driver leaving the engine running while their vehicle is stationary.

Can vehicle tracking increase your productivity?

25/06/2020

Here are some of the tried and tested ways that telematics can make your organisation even more efficient:

Can vehicle cameras help to reduce road deaths?

25/06/2020

A study of 11,000 drivers found that one in six had succumbed to distractions such as talking on a phone, to a passenger, or smoking.

Take your fleet management to the next level

25/06/2020

Many fleets now use vehicle cameras and vehicle tracking to help improve road safety and efficiency.

Enhancing fleet management for the utilities sector

25/06/2020

Three key benefits are the automation of timesheets, providing accurate estimated arrival times to customers, and faster responses to client emergencies.

Made in Britain – Innovative Fleet Management Solutions

25/06/2020

Trakm8 is the largest manufacturer of telematics devices in the UK - and is proud to hold the Made in Britain marque.

Improving home shopping delivery with route optimisation

25/06/2020

Route optimisation is proven to help improve productivity for retailers, as well as cutting fuel consumption.

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