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Drinking and driving over the festive season: h...

30 October 2018

Over the Christmas season there is a lot more drinking and driving resulting in an increase in acciden...

Road safety tips for wet spring weather

27 September 2018

As the temperatures rise in Spring, there is a greater likelihood of extreme weather including heavy r...

Now you can keep score with Telematics reporting

11 September 2018

Driver fatigue contributes to thousands of road accidents in South Africa every year, but few road use...

Don’t let driver fatigue turn you into a road s...

6 September 2018

Driver fatigue contributes to thousands of road accidents in South Africa every year, but few road use...

How outsourcing can benefit your small fleet

26 July 2018

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes, even Apple started off as a startup in someone’s garage. The...

The benefits of Intelligent Fuel Management

24 July 2018

What is distracted driving? It is defined as the act of driving while engaged in other activities that...

The dangers of distracted driving

19 July 2018

What is distracted driving? It is defined as the act of driving while engaged in other activities that...

Reformed hijacker discloses inside info on car...

17 July 2018

Hijackings are one of the most common and feared crimes in South Africa. So it’s probably safe to say...

SA road safety statistics give cause for concern

8 May 2018

Every day, road accidents cause deaths and injuries in South Africa. Our country has one of the highes...

Drive safe and beware of these common mistakes

3 May 2018

It can sometimes come as a surprise to learn that we have been doing something incorrectly. For instan...

Car facts to ponder when you’re behind the wheel

22 March 2018

We spend a lot of time in our vehicles. We could literally spend hours a week in our cars getting to w...

Keep your eyes peeled for the latest hijacking...

20 March 2018

South African cities are havens of opportunity, but also place people at an increased risk of violence...

Driving tips: Stay awake on long journeys and s...

8 March 2018

Holidays are usually a time when many people make long road trips. In the run-up to their journeys, dr...

Top high-tech car safety features

22 February 2018

Safety has been a priority ever since cars were first invented more than a century ago. Innovations in...

Road safety: What to do at a traffic circle

20 February 2018

Many drivers don’t know the rules for entering and leaving a traffic circle. These road safety feature...

Road rage on the rise in SA

25 January 2018

Incidents of road rage are increasing in South Africa, according to news reports. This claim is also b...

South Africans continue to battle vehicle theft...

18 January 2018

Every Fleet Manager probably wants to be the best they can be at their job. Some strive for excellence...

Drive out bad habits to ensure good vehicle mai...

19 October 2017

With South Africa’s negative economic outlook, it’s important for businesses to save on costs wherever...

What fleet management can do to help combat veh...

10 October 2017

Crime is a prominent issue in South Africa and the bad news is that it is going to get worse. Accordi...

Challenges grow for corporate fleet management

5 October 2017

Fleet Managers have many things on their minds. Our economy looks uncertain and running a fleet’s busi...

The long journey of vehicle safety innovations

3 October 2017

It’s strange to think that the first motor vehicles didn’t possess all the features they have today. T...

Fuel your trip with caffeine on International C...

28 September 2017

Drivers rely on coffee to keep them alert. Caffeinated drinks seem to go hand in hand with long trips...

Self-defence is a woman's right

26 September 2017

We can provide shocking statistics to highlight the number of women who are raped in South Africa ever...

SA joins world safety awareness campaign

19 September 2017

In May this year, South Africa joined the first Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and JC...

Spring safety tips for driving in the rain

14 September 2017

Spring is here, and with the increase in temperatures, we can also expect some spring rain. Although i...

Top tips to avoid parking lot collisions

27 July 2017

When you think of accidents that affect your fleet, you probably think of major highway collisions. Bu...

Part two: How well do you know the rules of the...

20 July 2017

According to a recent survey by the Automobile Association published in May 2017, most South African m...

Part one: Do you know the rules of the road?

13 July 2017

Close to 90% of South African motorists believe that compliance with the rules of the road has worsene...

Driver safety: Rules for transporting passenger...

4 July 2017

It’s not safe to carry passengers on the back of goods vehicles, including trucks and bakkies, but it’...

Advanced driving tips that could save your life

20 June 2017

In this blog, we look at some of the theory and techniques that advanced driving instructors use to im...

How dash cams can help fleets

27 April 2017

How dash cams can help fleets

Home security checklist to keep burglars on the...

4 April 2017

Everyone looks forward to a break, but don’t let your excitement eclipse your good sense.

Road safety: the dark truth about driving at night

14 February 2017

Driving at night is more dangerous than driving during the day, it shouldn’t come as any surprise to m...

Monitor & measure driver behaviour with key fle...

17 January 2017

Running a successful fleet consists of more than just putting drivers in vehicles and hoping for the b...

Don’t get taken for a ride: car myths debunked

12 January 2017

People are generally quite invested in their vehicles, so it’s not surprising that in recent years the...

Driver behaviour quiz: What kind of driver are...

5 January 2017

There are many kinds of drivers on our roads – some are good and some are not-so-good. Find out what k...

Home security checklist for the festive season

22 December 2016

Having your house broken into will not be a good end to your holiday. Here are some safety tips.

Car remote jamming: How criminals could be gett...

15 December 2016

Drivers in South Africa are no strangers to crime. Most drivers are conscious of the prevalence of dif...

Kids’ activities to entertain the gang on long...

6 December 2016

While preparing for your holiday you should take some time to consider how you are going to keep your...

Round up of the top travel blogs over the year

24 November 2016

It’s almost that time of year where we all breathe a sigh of relief for putting the working year behin...

Traffic congestion: bringing SA cities to a halt

15 November 2016

Globally we are becoming increasingly urbanised and one of the problems in cities worldwide is that th...

Flash Floods: What drivers can do in an emergency

10 November 2016

Flash floods caused damage in Johannesburg and the East Rand yesterday and there are warnings of more...

Holiday checklist: getting your vehicle ready b...

3 November 2016

It’s that time of the year when you get to say goodbye to the office and traffic, get your spouse and...

Tips to protect yourself against a car hijacking

20 October 2016

Car hijackings are at a decade high in South Africa, which means that motorists should take the utmost...

When your car breaks down what do you do?

27 September 2016

You might not like to think about it but it could happen to you: your car might break down on the road.

A driver app that could save your life

15 September 2016

People die or are injured in road collisions everyday in South Africa. We have one of the highest rate...

Child passenger safety: when to switch from bab...

16 August 2016

It’s pretty much expected that when you become a parent your child will become the most important thin...

Truck telematics, saving you money during a lon...

12 July 2016

Can outsourcing fleet management save money for truck fleets? We spoke to Danie Du Preez, General Mana...

How to use Fleet Accident Management if you are...

28 June 2016

It’s never easy to be in an accident but, in the unfortunate event that you are in one, Avis Fleet can...

Best radio stations to listen to on the N1, N2...

23 June 2016

If your job requires long distance driving, you will probably find yourself on the main highways in So...

What to look out for on the main South African...

14 June 2016

Your work might have you driving long distances or maybe you take to the road for holidays. Either way...

Avis Fleet recommends what music to listen to o...

9 June 2016

Is there anything better than listening to music while driving? Cruising down the road on a sunny day...

Traffic Fine Management and the AARTO system [P...

19 May 2016

As discussed in our previous blog, drivers and companies can suffer from the consequences of having li...

Traffic Fine Management and the AARTO system [P...

17 May 2016

Dealing with the Administrative and Adjudication of Roadside Offences (AARTO) regulations can be compl...

Vehicle tracking: measuring driver and vehicle...

12 May 2016

Vehicle tracking gives you as much information about a vehicle’s day-to-day activities as you can get...

Infographic: How to change a tyre

5 May 2016

Avis Fleet have secured an industry first, by winning the Laserfiche Run Smarter Award for the third t...

What you need to know when travelling across bo...

21 April 2016

To ensure that your fleet is fully informed about all the documentation required when crossing borders...

Fleet management and road safety

5 April 2016

At this time of year it's great to take a well-deserved break and spend some time with your loved ones...

Safety tips: What to do at the scene of an acci...

31 March 2016

At this time of year we are all looking forward to taking some time off, unfortunately holidays are al...

Top tips for road trips around South Africa

29 March 2016

With all the public holidays around this time of year, this is the perfect time to take a road trip. A...

Infographic: How to avoid distractions on the road

22 March 2016

Driver’s distractions lead to a staggering one in five crashes. To help you avoid them, we’ve put toge...

Infographic: 8 essential road safety tips

18 March 2016

Avis Fleet's 8 Essential tips for road safety

Driver Safety: Ensure your driver's fitness wit...

15 March 2016

You wouldn’t want to take a flight with a pilot who wasn’t in peak fitness. Similarly, if you don’t ha...

Improve employee satisfaction with staff bonuse...

10 March 2016

Drivers are often unhappy with working conditions according to employee satisfaction surveys. And it's...

What does vehicle tracking tell you about your...

3 March 2016

Vehicle tracking systems have allowed businesses to actively manage the behaviour of their fleet vehic...

Fleet accident management using your vehicle tr...

1 March 2016

With the Easter holidays looming ahead of us, many people will be hitting the roads for long-haul holi...

Accident assistance: who to call in an emergency

2 December 2015

Accidents are something every fleet should be prepared for. While good maintenance can go a long way t...

Measures that contribute to a safer fleet

6 October 2015

Accidents happen and are not only stressful and traumatic for the driver, but an administration hassle...

Is the stress of fleet accident management gett...

20 August 2015

There’s usually nothing good to come out of a road accident. Even at the best of times, they’re utterl...

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