Tachodisc get started with RAC Business

Ahead of the 2015 CV Show two major brands launch exciting new partnership

Philip Jordan and Adam SmithTachodisc and RAC Business have announced a new mutually beneficial partnership, which will see Tachodisc promoting RAC’s range of truck services to its customers, following a meeting and an idea being sparked at the 2014 CV Show.

Philip Jordan, Tachodisc’s Managing Director said he was delighted to be working alongside RAC Business and giving customers, both corporate and SME, the opportunity to access a range of pay-on-use and subscription-based truck breakdown packages. Services on offer will start with RAC Truck Breakdown and then RAC Truck Insurance and RAC Truck Warranty.

He said: “The partnership enables us to further extend the range of added value services we can offer our road transport customers.

“All operators need some form of breakdown cover to protect their business’s time and money, and with RAC Business we have the confidence of knowing that we are presenting high quality packages that are supported by a trusted and reputable company. RAC is as big as they come with more than 25 years’ experience providing specialist truck and van rescue services.”

Amongst the services Tachodisc will be promoting are RAC Business’ new unique subscription based Truck Rescue breakdown product. With RAC Truck Rescue, customers can pay one single annual premium which covers trucks for up to four breakdowns a year on all makes and models from 3.5T vans through to 44T trucks covered.  

As part of RAC’s 24/7 service, vehicles can also be recovered to a destination of choice within a 40 mile radius, anywhere in the UK if the vehicle cannot be fixed at the roadside.

Plus as part of the Truck Rescue package, customers can speak with industry experts with who have in-depth knowledge of truck manufacturers, ancillary equipment and haulage rescue and recovery services.

Adam Smith, RAC’s Insurance Product Specialist said: “Partnering with Tachodisc in this way makes perfect sense and enables us to access a significant new part of the market, which may not have realised the value of our services previously.

“It is a great opportunity to work in conjunction with another well-established and trusted brand, and also demonstrates the power of the CV Show where the initial idea for the partnership was first discussed.”
For further information contact the Tachodisc team on 01925 283328, or email sales@tachodisc.co.uk.  Or visit www.tachodisc.co.uk

If you are visiting the 2015 CV Show being held at the NEC on 14-16 April, visit Tachodisc on Stand 4A10, or RAC Business on Stand 4E40


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RAC appoints Nick Walker to spearhead telematics business

Nick WalkerRAC has made a strong commitment to its telematics business with the appointment of managing director Nick Walker, who will be joining the organisation to spearhead growth in the technology in 2015.

Nick joins the RAC Telematics team, based at RAC’s Bradley Stoke site, from Masternaut where he was managing director of their German-based business. He was responsible for growing their customer base, and launching a number of profitable new products and strategies.

In a career that includes 28 years working in mainland Europe and the USA, Nick brings with him a wealth of experience in growing and developing fast-paced, complex, technology businesses including telematics, telecoms and dot.com.

Nick’s new role as telematics managing director (UK Market) bolsters RAC’s talented team, as he takes the lead on driving future growth for the business through innovative product development, sales, and the delivery of customer-focussed solutions.

Speaking about his new role, Nick said: “There is a fantastic opportunity to drive the telematics proposition at the RAC, because there are so many synergies where telematics makes complete sense.

“It’s important not to see telematics just as a stand-alone product, but as a technology that sits behind a whole range of services we offer, and that makes it a much more powerful offering. I genuinely think we have the opportunity here at the RAC to be game changing in the area of telematics.

“The RAC is all about serving the motorist and telematics is all about the vehicle, so you can merge those two things together to produce something which is really valuable.”

RAC Chief Executive Officer Chris Woodhouse, said: “As RAC moves into the next stage in our journey, continuing to drive forward and build upon the great work already in place, I am delighted to announce that Nick Walker has joined RAC to spearhead our UK based telematics business.

“These changes are designed to provide absolute focus on leading edge product development, operational delivery and most importantly the best possible customer service.

“Nick’s appointment is a huge step towards establishing RAC in a leading position in the telematics market in 2015.”


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