Commercial Vehicle Show 2015 a huge success
The 2015 CV Show has drawn to a close. Confidence among UK business is now at its highest level since the recession, shown clearly by the figures released by SMMT this week: registrations of vans and trucks in the UK reached an all-time record in the first quarter of this year. The Show itself has mirrored this confidence, with more than 450 companies exhibiting and a huge number of visitors through the doors.
As a barometer for the UK economy, the feedback from the CV Show has been extremely positivel. It will be fascinating to see how the sector develops following the imminent General Election.
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Operators Tackle Insurance Fraud with in-vehicle CCTV
An increasing number of UK commercial fleets are turning to in-vehicle technology for protection against the sharp rise of insurance fraud, according to CCTV vehicle company, Vision Unique Equipment (VUE).
Latest figures from the Association of British Insurers reveal insurance fraud is at a record high, reaching £1.3bn in 2014, with £811million of fraudulent claims attributed to car insurance. ‘Crash for cash’ car insurance scams were identified as the main contributor to a 34% rise on the number of false motoring claims.
Glen Mullins, Managing Director of VUE, said, “There are approximately 3.7million commercial vehicles on UK roads and fraudulent insurance claims are costing British firms thousands of pounds each year, as well as driving up premiums.
“Insurers and fleet owners are increasingly looking to technology to tackle the escalating problem and many insurers now insist on CCTV in the fleets they insure. This has led to unprecedented levels of demand for in-vehicle CCTV, particularly from large commercial fleet owners who are often seen as easy targets for fraud.”
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Car drivers are more likely to be in a collision than their van driving counterparts, new research has shown.
According to a survey from the RAC Foundation, one in 146 cars were involved in a reportable accident in 2014, compared to one in 261 vans.
Out of the 3.3million vans on UK roads in 2012, there were 12,575 accidents. But from the 28.7million cars, there were 197,388 accidents. That meant 0.381% of vans were involved in collisions, compared to 0.687% cars.