The newly expanded Group will connect over half a million vehicles, have revenues of over $50m and employ around 300 people, a third of whom are based in North America. The move will also see the Group realign all its international activities within connected insurance under the IMS brand, and its services to the mobility market under the Trak Global brand.
1st September 2015CARROT MOVES INTO MASS MARKET TELEMATICS WITH LAUNCH OF ‘BETTER DRIVER’ INSURANCE
Carrot, the telematics insurance company for young drivers, is launching the UK’s first mass-market, full underwriting-based motor insurance that is entirely built around a unique smartphone app. ‘Better Driver,’ by Carrot, uses Bluetooth to enable robust, accurate journey scoring. The app also provides weekly rewards to encourage positive driving behaviour. According to Nick Corrie, MD… Read more
10th August 2015Trak Global hires Bob Skerrett to spearhead telematics growth
Trak Global, the leading UK telematics technology business that also owns Carrot Insurance, has announced that Bob Skerrett will join the business in the new role of MD Insurance Division. Bob will report to Trak Global chief executive Nick Corrie and takes up his appointment this month (August 2015). Nick said: “We are delighted that… Read more
7th October 2014TRAK GLOBAL INCREASES ITS INSURANCE PEDIGREE
Leading telematics solutions provider Trak Global has further cemented its direct links with the insurance sector with the appointment of Steve Cotton, who joins in the newly formed role of Insurance Relations Director. Steve joins the business after 18 years with Cheshire Datasystems Ltd (CDL) where his most recent role was leading CDL’s very successful telematics relationships and product strategy. Reporting to the Board, Steve said of his… Read more
15th May 2014VEHICLE RENTAL COMPANY’S BOLD MOVE IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST CRIME REAPS REWARDS
Berkshire-based Rabbits Vehicle Hire has witnessed a dramatic decline in dubious rentals and unsavoury clientele after publically displaying its state-of-the-art vehicle tracking system. Managing Director Kevin Rapson, whose company is part of the United Rental Group, firmly believes his decision to openly demonstrate his telematic tracking system – provided by Crewe-based Trak Global Solutions –… Read more
24th October 2013CRIMINALS TURN TO VEHICLE HIRE COMPANIES TO AVOID DETECTION
Thieves could well be legitimately hiring vehicles from unsuspecting companies to carry out their crimes in a bid to maintain an air of normality and to avoid arrest. That’s the view of Trak Global Solutions, one of the UK’s leading telematics and vehicle tracking companies, after it teamed up with Essex police and, thanks to… Read more
23rd September 2013FLEET OWNER SEES AN IMMEDIATE RETURN ON INVESTMENT AFTER TRAK GLOBAL SWIFTLY REUNITES HIM WITH HIS STOLEN VAN
Within hours of equipping their fleet with GPS tracking units, Cheshire Vehicle Rental found themselves putting their new system to test. One of their rental customers reported a brand new Peugeot Partner van had been stolen while out on hire for the first time after Trak Global Solutions engineers had fitted a GPS tracking device…. Read more
10th July 2013Trak Global rallies to support Gumball charity event
Trak Global directors Alan Cottrill and Gordon Grant fulfilled a childhood dream and raised more than £2,000 for charity in the process after taking part in the 2013 AGS Gumball Rally. The duo, who respectively head up Trak Global’s Risktrak and Swifttrak brands, entered into the good-hearted spirit immortalised by the classic 1976 film in… Read more
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