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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...

By utilising telematics, small businesses stand to make a considerable saving and can streamline their operations. Telematics will see your spending fall and your productivity increase, even if you have only one vehicle. You will experience instant benefits, no matter how big or small your business may be. No matter the size of your company, there are often many issues when it comes to managing your vehicles. This can lead to business inefficiencies due to factors such as fuel costs, or difficulties managing your drivers. However, the consequences of these issues have a bigger impact on small businesses, as budgets are naturally smaller and those who manage vehicles for a smaller business are often also managing other tasks simultaneously. SME's usually have fewer resources to allow for regular checks on vehicles and performance. As a small business owner with a forward-thinking attitude, you will want to monitor your business and identify areas where efficiency can be improved. This is where DRIVEtelematics can help you. How telematics can help your SME   Manage your vehicles on the go Without telematics, it can be difficult for a business to always be aware of the current situation on the road. With DRIVEtelematics, it is now possible to view and manage all your vehicles, wherever you are, all from your mobile device or computer. More accurate ETAs for deliveries and tracking links Less cross over for workers out on the road More productive workforce Accurate MPG and mileage data Lower fuel costs Pinpoint inefficiencies   Set alerts Monitoring your vehicles and locations is essential for any company, whether you have 1 vehicle or an entire fleet of them. Our geofence feature allows you to ringfence locations on the map that you wish to monitor and receive notifications if a driver enters or leaves this area. Geofencing can help monitor unauthorised vehicle use, out of hours usage and inefficient use of time. It can also identify where drivers could be leaving the work area and entering into personal locations such as their homes during working hours. It can also be used to keep track of group supplier visits or adjust sales territories if necessary. Assess driver performance  DRIVEtelematics doesn't just track your vehicles, it also monitors the behaviours of your drivers. Our intelligent telematics can tell you if a driver takes a corner too sharply or accelerates or brakes too harshly. It will also tell you if a driver has exceeded the speed limit, what speed they were travelling, which speed zone they were in and the time and location of the speeding event. Some of these behaviours can damage cargo, damage vehicles and result in an expensive claim. It can also impact the reputation of your business and present a danger to others on the road if one of your drivers is speeding or driving dangerously. As a small business owner, you value your employees and customers, which means the information telematics can provide is essential to ensuring your business is running efficiently and safely and your reputation remains intact. Decrease admin time DRIVEtelematics can cut down your administration time considerably. Telematics can give you access to all the fleet data you need, allowing you to monitor your fuel spending more closely and even to integrate the telematics with your fuel cards. If mileage is an issue, you can separate business and private mileage too. Telematics is affordable As a small business owner, your time and money are precious. Neither of these is a barrier to introducing DRIVEtelematics to your fleet management. Our telematics is affordable, with a wide range of payment options available and different contract types, making it easy to choose the most suitable and cost-effective option for your business. Installation is simple Installation our telematics devices is free of charge and included in your original price. Your time is precious, so one of our professional fitters will come out to install your devices for you and show you how everything works. Once your devices are installed, you will be assigned a personal account manager that will always be a quick email or phone call away should you have any queries or issues. We'll also send you a virtual welcome pack complete with helpful video demonstrations to help you make the most of your brand new telematics. Free demonstration Getting a quote or a demonstration will cost you absolutely nothing. If you're interested in our telematics, you can request a quote and a free demonstration of our software at a time and date that suits you. Every business is different, so we'll make sure your telematics software suits you and your needs. To find out more or request a free demo, call us today on 0151 363 8101. ...