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Christmas Holiday Opening Hours

CLM Christmas Opening And Service Availability 2019 As the festive season beckons, we need to make you aware of the arrangements in place for supporting your fleet management requirements over the Christmas and New Year period. CLM’s opening hours are detailed below – during these dates/times, service will be delivered completely as normal. Tuesday 24th December 2019 – 08.15 to 12.30 Wednesday 25th December 2019 – Closed Thursday 26th December 2019 – Closed Friday 27th December 2019 – 08.15 – 18.00 Monday 30th December 2019 – 08.15 – 18.00 Tuesday 31st December 2019 – 08.15 – 18.00 Wednesday 1st January 2020 – Closed CLM will re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 08.15 During the days that CLM’s offices are [...]

December 9th, 2019|Categories: Business news, Driving|

Concerning Increase in UK Drink Driving Deaths

Drink driving deaths in 2017 were at the highest level in almost a decade In a worrying and unexpected development, statistics recently published by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that there were 270 deaths in car crashes, or road traffic accidents, where at least one of the drivers involved were over the legal alcohol limit. And worse still, there is a fear that the statistics for that year may be followed with even worse findings in the coming years. The Legal Limit The legal alcohol limit for drivers in Wales and England is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. It can also be measured as 107 mg per 100 ml of urine, or 35 micrograms per [...]

October 21st, 2019|Categories: Driving, Fleet|

Autumn Driving: Tips and advice for driving at this time of year

How Autumn Affects Typical Driving Conditions Autumn has arrived and the clocks will be soon going back to mark the start of the winter season.  This time of year brings many changes for road users, from dazzlingly blinding sunlight to the first icy windscreen of the season. Autumn is particularly bad for dazzle from low sun.  However, drivers can improve their vision by making sure that the windscreen is clean - inside and out - as a hazy film builds up on the inside surface over time. At the same time, make sure you check the condition of the screen as scratches, abrasions and chips on the outside can intensify the sun's dazzle too, and may require remedial treatment, [...]

October 8th, 2019|Categories: Driving, Fleet|

Tyre Management Q&A

Tyre Management Chris Mitchinson, Director of In Life Services at CLM, answers the questions that he commonly receives on tyre management Just how importantly do fleet decision-makers need to take tyre management policies? A car is attached to the road via a piece of tyre about the size of the palm of your hand. So ensuring that tyres are in tip-top condition is very important, not least from the viewpoint of a duty of care to your employees. We would put tyre safety at the heart of any tyre management policy, ahead of cost, and would advocate regular tyre checks to assess not just the depth of the tread but also the condition of the tyre – whether there [...]

September 9th, 2019|Categories: Fleet|

CLM Takes Safety Seriously at Silverstone

Client Safety Event Recently, CLM hosted a driver safety focused event and invited clients along to listen to presentations and to enjoy some hands-on training. The event, held at the Porsche Experience Centre, overlooking the Hanger Straight at the prestigious Silverstone racing circuit, saw attendees split into groups to hear about the latest driver monitoring technology and then to test their own skills. Supported by CLM’s business partners, delegates got to experience on the road training with instructors from TTC and then test their skills in driving simulators from XPI. Technology, provided by Trackm8, was fitted to the test vehicles so that as well as hearing about general monitoring advancements, drivers could hear about their own performances behind the [...]

May 30th, 2019|Categories: Fleet|

Tyres Trigger Debate at Silverstone

Tyre Matters Debated at CLM's Silverstone Customer Event At CLM’s recent driver safety focused event, delegates got to hear all about recent tyre developments and how tyre tread is currently the subject of much debate in the fleet and wider motoring industry. Michelin shared details about how electronics are being incorporated into tyres to allow tyre performance to be monitored by the vehicle they are fitted to, and from afar as well. And not just about pressure, but tread depth and damage too. It might not be that long before fleet managers don’t need to inspect employee tyres in carparks any longer because sensors and software will ultimately do it for them. The technology is being trialled in certain [...]

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Fleet, Vehicles|

Compulsory Speed Limiters

Intelligent Speed Assistance Likely To Be Compulsory In New Cars From 2022 It has been reported this week that rules to mandate speed limiter technology in cars have been provisionally agreed by the EU and that it is likely that Intelligent Speed Assistance will be required for all new cars sold in Europe by 2022. Regardless of Brexit outcomes, the UK government has already indicated its support. What is Intelligent Speed Assistance? The Intelligent Speed Assistance system enables cars to receive information via GPS and a digital map so that the vehicle knows what the speed limit is and can limit its top speed accordingly. In addition to the data feed, an onboard video camera, capable of recognising road [...]

March 29th, 2019|Categories: Driving, Fleet, Vehicles|

Car Crime

Modern Car Crime and How to Combat it In the late ‘90s, as locks, immobilisers and in car electronics advanced, car theft declined significantly and, as cars became more sophisticated, you needed the keys to take most modern vehicles. Home invasion type break-ins were the only way to be able to steal high priced, high-performance cars, but things are changing. New technology aimed at driver convenience has unintentionally given car thieves a new way in. Having your car unlock for you as you walk up to it is helpful, but the electronic signatures transmitted from your keys to your car can be copied and used to confuse the vehicle. Technology is part of the problem To steal a car [...]

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Driving, Fleet|

Driving Abroad After Brexit?

Preparing to Take Your Car Abroad After Brexit With around a month to go, the Brexit debacle is still rolling along with no clean-cut conclusive end in sight. Not only does that bring economy uncertainty, it could also impact motorists driving abroad. Currently, there’s legislation in place that permits UK drivers free roam across Europe; that may all change thanks to us leaving the EU. Here are some of the ways in which you might be affected once 28th March 2019 comes around. International Driving Permit (IDP) Currently, you only need an International Driving Permit for some countries that are outside the EU and EEA. If there’s a no deal situation, the default position would be that IDPs are [...]

February 28th, 2019|Categories: Driving, Fleet|
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