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The government says flights, ferries and cruises, the Eurostar and Eurotunnel, and bus and coach services between the UK and the EU will continue to run as normal, whatever the manner of the UK's exit. Some bus and coach services to non-EU countries, such as Switzerland or Andorra, may not be able to run in a no-deal scenario. There is a chance of disruption on some roads while still in the UK if there is a no-deal Brexit. There are plans in place for lorries if they are delayed on their way through ports, but any spill over could affect holidaymakers. Insurers say that refunds or alternative arrangements for Brexit-related cancellations will be the responsibility of travel or credit and debit card providers first, and only after that could people with policies that include travel disruption cover make a claim. Anyone driving their own vehicle after 31 October if there is no deal will need a GB sticker on it and also a "green card". This is actually a document made of green paper from your insurer which has proof of insurance on it. Those towing a trailer or caravan will need two. Generally, it takes one month to receive a green card, so anyone who has left it too late may need to buy insurance locally for the duration of their stay. All motorists - either taking their own vehicle or hiring one - may need an International Driving Permit (IDP) when driving in some, but not all, EU countries (you can check if you need one on the Post Office website) in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The extra expense - an IDP costs £5.50 - may be mitigated by the opportunity to buy some duty-free alcohol or tobacco on the way back in a no-deal scenario. Taken Directly from www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49974027...

In 2019, reducing your carbon emissions has never been more important. With ocean temperatures on the rise, glacial retreating and sea levels rising, climate change is on the minds of many across the UK. In 2008, carbon dioxide accounted for 85 per cent of the UK's emissions. As drivers or the operators of fleets, reducing the impact of our carbon footprints has the potential to help combat carbon emission levels in this country. Here are some tips on how to make your fleet eco-friendlier. Be a better driver Studies show that up to 30 per cent of the difference in MPG is due to driving habits alone. You could save more than a ton of carbon dioxide emissions per year simply by doing the following: Accelerating slowly and smoothly Following the speed limit and avoiding speeding Maintaining a steady speed Anticipating your stops and starts Maintain your vehicles Keeping your vehicles running smoothly and checked on time will greatly reduce your emissions. Replace your air, oil and fuel filters regularly. Every little helps. Keep up with your tyres Something as simple as keeping your tyres properly inflated has been shown to save 400-700 pounds of carbon emissions per year. Think about the future When the time comes to replace your vehicles or expand your fleet, opt for greener vehicles. With new advances in technology and transportation, more variety is available on greener vehicles. You can also consider greener fuel types, all of which will benefit the planet greatly. Utilise telematics Just because you’re on a mission to be greener doesn’t guarantee that your drivers will share your goals. Telematics is the perfect way to ensure your fleet is on track and abiding by greener standards. With telematics from DRIVEcard, you can track your drivers' speed, harsh acceleration, whether they’re maintaining a steady speed and their fuel usage. You can even track whether your drivers are idling (the vehicle is still and not moving, but the engine is still switched on), which will use up fuel quickly. For more information on how to get telematics for your fleet, call our sales team today on 01704 333 300....