Welcome to our blog OVERDRIVE, designed to keep you updated with content relating to Vrio and the wider mobility sector.
Here you will find articles relating to the present and future of mobility; tendencies, recommendations, case studies, interesting news items and events as well as keeping a close eye on all the exciting developments at Vrio.

In Vrio, we value human capital above all else, it is our number one asset and our people are our number one priority. The importance that we place on our people is paramount to our success as a customer centric business.
By creating a working environment that is dynamic, fun, supportive, progressive and rewarding, we understand that a happy team reflects very positively not only within the business but with our customers too.

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are vital to the future sustainability of the transport sector. With a focus on increasing road safety and tackling Europe’s growing emission and congestion problems, they can make transport safer, more efficient, and more sustainable by applying various information and communication technologies to all modes of passenger and freight transport. Moreover, the integration of existing technologies can create new services. ITS are key to support jobs and growth in the transport sector of the future.

Transport companies across Europe have been widely anticipating the outcome and decision on the new regulatory package that will fundamentally change the rules of the transport market.

When taking the ferry a whole host of questions and doubts can pop into your head. In this latest Overdrive post, we attempt to answer some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that our Services Department encounter on a day to day basis. Hopefully these will help you plan for a more relaxing trip.

Despite women occupying over 45% of all jobs in the EU, the percentage of women working in the transport sector is substantially less with numbers as low as 13% of the jobs in the road transport sector for example currently occupied by females. These numbers indicate the extent of the challenge that the transport sector faces in attracting more women to the many skilled and less skilled positions available despite the number of benefits that women bring to the workplace.

When the agreed Brexit transition period between the UK and Europe comes to an end on the 31st December 2020, the UK will no longer form any part of the EU tax regime, unless in the very unlikely event that both sides decide and agree to extend the transition period.

In recent years there have been significant developments in the world of tolls and traffic charges on a Pan-European level.

As part of our series of articles relating to Digital Transformation, Vrio has carried out a survey of over 200 UK & Irish National & International Transport Companies about the issue of “Connected Vehicles”. Overall, the results of the survey show that the majority of respondents had previously heard of connected-vehicles technology; however, most had a neutral or negative initial opinion of the technology.

As an industry, goods have been passing from one establishment to another based on a physical signature for centuries, in fact, the first proof of delivery has been traced back as far as 1685. Despite the digital revolution and the technology that we currently have at our disposal, not a lot has changed since then in terms of how goods are transferred through the supply chain, with many companies still using paper and ink to validate the delivery and reception of goods.

P&C Hamilton is a family run business based in Girvan in Scotland. Created in 1982 by brothers Phillip and Colin the company has steadily grown over the years by continually developing its fleet, adapting to changing market conditions and ultimately being named Scotland’s top chilled distribution company in 2012.