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A fifth of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel

A fifth of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2018 00:01 GMT

One in five (19%) UK firms say their employees have been involved in an accident while driving for work due to using a handheld phone at the wheel, according to new research*. RAC Business has revealed the findings from its survey of 1,000 UK businesses, carried out across all fleet sizes and sectors, to highlight current attitudes to handheld mobile phone use and driving for work.

Negative headlines about ‘dirty diesel’ pushing fleets to switch

Negative headlines about ‘dirty diesel’ pushing fleets to switch

Press Releases   •   Jan 02, 2018 15:00 GMT

A survey of 1,000 UK firms carried out by RAC Business found 62% of large businesses with between 250 and 499 staff are considering phasing out their diesel vehicles, compared to just 33% among small firms with less than 10 employees. And, nearly half (47%) of businesses of any size say they are thinking about moving away from diesel.

RAC, Europ Assistance, Falck, and VHD announce the creation of ERA Automotive

RAC, Europ Assistance, Falck, and VHD announce the creation of ERA Automotive

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2017 09:16 BST

A new alliance created to enhance global coverage, unrivalled levels of technical expertise and customer experience in road services, has been formed by bringing together the major European road services assistance providers - RAC, Europ Assistance, Falck and VHD.

RAC Patrol of the Year rises to the MPG challenge

RAC Patrol of the Year rises to the MPG challenge

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 12:30 BST

RAC Patrol Ambassador, Chris Burgess, says he is pleased with the results of his first MPG Marathon, as he succeeded in beating the official figures for his VW Transporter T6 - while it was fully loaded.

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2017 00:01 BST

RAC Patrol of the Year, Chris Burgess, will be joining the line-up of competitors for this year’s MPG Marathon, and says he’s looking forward to putting his new VW Transporter T6 through its paces.

RAC Academy salutes first graduates

RAC Academy salutes first graduates

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2017 08:00 BST

New patrols coming to the rescue after two year apprenticeship scheme

RAC teams up with fuelGenie to offer exclusive deal on RAC Business Breakdown cover

RAC teams up with fuelGenie to offer exclusive deal on RAC Business Breakdown cover

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2017 11:30 BST

​Supermarket fuel card provider fuelGenie has teamed up with RAC Business, to offer UK firms who are new to the RAC exclusive 15% discount rates on their breakdown cover.

RAC-owned Nebula Systems cloud diagnostic platform wins major award

RAC-owned Nebula Systems cloud diagnostic platform wins major award

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2017 10:05 BST

A UK firm has picked up this year’s prestigious TU-Automotive award for Best Aftermarket Telematics Product/Service - after being nominated for best newcomer just two-years-ago. Nebula Systems, part of the RAC group of companies, won the accolade for their cloud diagnostic platform MECH5.

Hagerty and RAC announce partnership to provide classic car owners with a market-leading product

Hagerty and RAC announce partnership to provide classic car owners with a market-leading product

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2017 00:01 BST

Hagerty and the RAC confirm all Hagerty policyholders will receive RAC Breakdown and Recovery throughout the UK and Europe

RAC appoints Roger Williams to head up  Business Services sales team

RAC appoints Roger Williams to head up Business Services sales team

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2017 09:30 GMT

RAC Business Services has strengthened its sales team and is looking to future growth with the appointment of Roger Williams as its new sales director.

RAC and RHA in joint call for driver safety

RAC and RHA in joint call for driver safety

Press Releases   •   Dec 22, 2016 10:54 GMT

Driving with an undiagnosed sleep condition is more dangerous than drink driving, according to leading players in the motoring sector, which have joined forces to raise awareness of the problem among employers of commercial vehicle drivers.

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Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions installs RAC Telematics

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2016 00:01 GMT

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, one of the UK’s biggest vehicle and specialist asset leasing companies, has signalled its confidence in telematics and connected vehicle technology by installing RAC devices in all of its new commercial vehicles.

RAC launches first dedicated Truck Rescue Patrol

RAC launches first dedicated Truck Rescue Patrol

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC is launching the first of its dedicated Truck Rescue Patrol vehicles in December, aiming to keep haulage and logistics customers on the move during the busiest time of the year.

DFC installs RAC Telematics to deliver fleet support for Northern Ireland businesses

DFC installs RAC Telematics to deliver fleet support for Northern Ireland businesses

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2016 00:01 GMT

Increasing numbers of businesses in Northern Ireland are benefitting from the cost saving features of vehicle telematics technology, according to a Belfast-based vehicle management company.

Nebula Systems cloud-based vehicle diagnostics  set to disrupt sector

Nebula Systems cloud-based vehicle diagnostics set to disrupt sector

Press Releases   •   Nov 25, 2016 09:05 GMT

A truly innovative cloud-based diagnostics tool is set to disrupt the garage aftermarket sector when it is launched by Nebula Systems, a member of the RAC Group of Companies.

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RAC, VHD and Europ Assistance form new alliance in motor services

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC, VHD and Europ Assistance have strengthened their position as European-wide motoring services business partners, by signing a new agreement that will bring together unrivalled levels of technical expertise, experience and reach.

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RAC selects Microsoft to deliver next generation of technology solutions for customers

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2016 00:01 GMT

In a move that marks a significant further shift towards “access from anywhere” cloud-based services for its customers, the RAC has selected Microsoft to add scale to its telematics platform and to transform data into new services.

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2016 00:01 BST

RAC Patrol of the Year, Charlie Harding, will be joining the line-up of competitors for this year’s MPG Marathon, and says he’s looking forward to putting his new Ford Transit Custom through its paces.

Rise in company car drivers speeding on motorways

Rise in company car drivers speeding on motorways

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2016 00:01 BST

Nine out of ten (88%) company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, according to new research from RAC Business, which represents a 7% increase on figures from last year. In fact almost half (48%) of company car drivers surveyed said they break the speed limit on motorways on most journeys, compared to only 26% of private motorists.

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Driver distraction tops connected car concerns

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2016 10:44 BST

More than half of businesses say they are concerned about their company drivers being distracted by in-car technology with the introduction of connected cars to their fleet, according to new research by RAC Business*.

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