Entries by Marina Khatibi Gaines

How to minimise the risk of vehicle theft

January is the most common time for car crime. Car thefts and incidents of vehicle crime increases throughout January to become the most dangerous month for offences. Winter car insurance scams such as frosting and keyless car thefts can be blamed for the seasonal rise. Car crime soared in the opening month of the year […]

The Connected Car 2020

Our CEO Andrew Johnson was asked by Fleet World Magazine about his views on the the biggest Connected Car developments in 2020. What do you think will be the biggest connected car developments in 2020? In short, more of the same. We have had connected cars at the top of manufacturers ranges for a while now. Tesla is at […]

“AI is the ‘new black'”

Simplytrak’s MD Ian Wood is featured in this month’s Fleet World Magazine. Read below what Ian has to say on the arrival of artificial intelligence in telematics solutions. The phrases Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and algorithms are very often used interchangeably. However, it is important not to get caught up in the hype […]

Practical Car and Van Rental enters exclusive agreement with telematics provider Simplytrak for over 4000 vehicles

Press release — Market Weighton, 22 October 2019 East Yorkshire-based Simplytrak, a fleet management and remote tracking solutions provider, is pleased to announce its preferred supplier status for Practical Car and Van Rental’s 4000-strong vehicle fleet. Simplytrak offers a cutting-edge vehicle tracking system with integrated cameras and live footage of incidents. The telematics solution offers […]

Taking airport safety to the next level

Simplytrak is uniquely positioned to provide solutions for airports. Our systems combine vehicle tracking, surveillance and runway incursion mitigation. Managing Director Ian Wood explains how airports can increase safety by using bespoke telematics. Airports are busy transport hubs. Take Doncaster Sheffield airport, one of our clients. Almost 1.5m passengers are set to fly this year […]

Simplytrak sponsors new Hull City striker

East Yorkshire-based vehicle tracking and camera telematics company Simplytrak announced its sponsorship for Hull City’s new striker Josh Magennis. His appointment was communicated by Hull City on transfer deadline day. Magennis signs for the Tigers from League One side Bolton Wanderers on a two year deal. There is the option to add a third. The […]

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) came into force on 8 April 2019 and is likely to have a huge impact on drivers in London. The ULEZ has been launched to help improve air quality in the capital by reducing the number of polluting cars driving in the zone. Operating in the same area of […]

Exciting new appointment at Simplytrak

A growing customer base and new product developments have led to an expansion of the Simplytrak sales team with the appointment of Shaun Brennan as our new Business Development Manager. Shaun joins the team from Wiltshire-based MAN Truck & Bus and brings with him a decade’s experience in the transport industry. Speaking about the appointment, […]

Introducing Simplytrak’s new MD

With continued growth and plans for new products and features to be included in the Simplytrak system, we’re pleased to announce Ian Wood’s recent appointment to the role of Managing Director. Ian, who has worked for Simplytrak as our Business Development Manager for the last four years, has a wealth of expertise in the vehicle […]

Driver behaviour – a vital tool for fleet managers

Our fully-featured driver behaviour module gives fleet managers complete visibility of their drivers and how they’re driving. The Simplytrak driver behaviour solution allows businesses to quickly analyse and compare the driving behaviour of their employees. Excessive speeding and acceleration, harsh braking and cornering and periods of extreme idling are all reported in the Scorecard section […]