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UK: RAC wins trio of awards for fleet excellence

Press release   •   Feb 06, 2006 00:01 GMT

RAC has won three top awards for its expertise in keeping fleet drivers safely out on the road ­ making it the fifth year running that RAC has scooped "excellence" titles in this field.

RAC has won three top awards for its expertise in keeping fleet drivers safely out on the road – making it the fifth year running that RAC has scooped "excellence" titles in this field.

The awards, from trade titles Fleet Week and Fleet Management, recognised RAC as the readers’ favourite for accident and risk management of fleet vehicles, and for its software – the Tranman fleet management system.

Since RAC’s acquisition by Aviva last March, its accident management team has expanded by two thirds to cope with a host of new clients from Norwich Union Insurance, part of Aviva, as well as other new business.

Risk management was a new category this year. Recognising this area as increasingly important for the fleet industry, RAC has transformed itself from primarily a driver-training provider to a holistic fleet risk management supplier. RAC now offers everything from an off-the-shelf policy document for smaller fleets to bespoke consultancy, along with a full programme of driver education and training.

RAC Software Solutions won plaudits for its highly regarded fleet management software system Tranman. The division recently signed a £6m contract with the MOD and was chosen to manage the vehicle fleet assembled to police the G8 summit in Scotland last July.

Colin Simm, director of claims services for RAC, said: ”For any company to win three Fleet Excellence awards in one year is a testament to the wide-ranging products and services available to fleets. It’s a great achievement to impress the readers of Fleet Week and Fleet Management and being chosen as the number one in three different categories proves that RAC is doing enough to delight some of the UK’s most demanding customers.”

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Jenny Chapman
RAC Press Office
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Tel: 01603 684224

Lucy Haughey
RAC Press Office
lucy.haughey@norwich-union.co.uk
Tel: 01603 354337

RAC Press Office
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Notes to Editors:About RACWith more than seven million members, RAC is one of the UK's most progressive motoring organisations and a provider for both private and business motorists. Whether it's roadside assistance, windscreen repair and replacement, learning to drive, vehicle inspections, legal and financial services or up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information - RAC is able to meet motorists’ needs.

Aviva recently announced its acquisition of RAC. The acquisition brings together RAC's powerful brand and customer base with the expertise and leading position in motor insurance of Norwich Union Insurance (part of Aviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largest insurer, insuring one in seven motor vehicles and with a market share of around 14 per cent.

Notes to Editors

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About the RAC

First formed in 1897, the RAC has been looking after the needs of its members and championing the interests of drivers for more than 120 years.

Today it has more than eight million members and is one of the UK’s most progressive motoring organisations, providing services for both private and business motorists. Whether it's roadside assistanceinsurancebuying a used carvehicle inspections and checkslegal services or up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information – the RAC offers a solution for all motoring needs. The RAC is committed to making motoring easier, safer, more affordable and more enjoyable for drivers and road users.

The RAC is the motorist’s champion and campaigns to support the interests of its members and UK drivers at a national level. This includes voicing concerns about the increasing cost of motoring, particularly the price of fuel and the high level of tax levied on it, advancing levels of road safety, and supporting the needs of all drivers, from young to old.

The RAC’s annual Report on Motoring – first published in 1989 – is one of a kind and provides a clear insight into the concerns and issues facing today’s motorists.

For the very latest news on UK fuel prices, check RAC Fuel Watch. It provides a comprehensive guide to the latest UK unleaded petrol and diesel prices – both at the wholesale level and at the pump - and tracks these prices daily to help drivers check if the price they pay to fill up is a fair one.