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Lightfoot, the maker of the world’s first technology to reward better drivers, has launched a “revolutionary” new company car and grey fleet product that enables businesses to provide duty of care to staff through improved safety of drivers, without invading their privacy.

Company car technology launched by driver rewards firm Lightfoot

Lightfoot, the maker of the world’s first technology to reward better drivers, has launched a “revolutionary” new company car and grey fleet product that enables businesses to provide duty of care to staff through improved safety of drivers, without invading their privacy.   

Identified as “the single largest risk on Britain’s roads” by Lightfoot’s CEO Mark Roberts, company car and grey fleet drivers have been a huge challenge for businesses wishing to reduce accidents among staff, while also reducing fuel bills.




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Posted: Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:27pm

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New Exeter store for eco-friendly candle company

Authored by Sue Cade
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