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Driver Fatigue – fleet managers monthly update

By |2023-03-20T17:58:21+00:00March 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Driver Fatigue Too tired to drive? Driver fatigue causes hundreds of incidents each year – it’s involved in 20% of all collisions. Not only do drivers have a duty of care to ensure that they are sufficiently alert to drive safely, but fleet managers and operators also have a duty of care to make

Women in Transport – Dr Lucy Rackliff

By |2023-03-07T10:04:46+00:00March 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News, Women in Transport|

1st March 2023 Dr Lucy Rackliff BA (Hons), MSc, PG Cert, PhD “We need innovative solutions to keep society moving while creating a better environment. Women’s experiences, knowledge and ideas must be part of that.”. Dr Lucy Rackliff BA (Hons), MSc, PG Cert, PhD - Interim Head of the Department of Engineering Systems

Driver Fatigue – are your drivers affected by poor sleep quality?

By |2023-03-02T08:02:53+00:00February 28th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Driver Fatigue - how many collisions could be avoided? With 1 in 8 drivers admitting to falling asleep at the wheel and 1 in 5 collisions caused by driver fatigue, we talk to Lisa Artis, Deputy CEO of The Sleep Charity about the importance of quality sleep. Sleep fulfils a vital role in keeping us

Driver Eyesight – is your vision roadworthy?

By |2023-03-02T09:01:00+00:00February 27th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Driver Eyesight - checks taking place Police forces will be conducting voluntary roadside vision checks between 27 February – 12 March 2023 as part of a nationwide initiative to remind motorists they have a legal responsibility to ensure their vision is roadworthy every time they get behind the wheel. One for your drivers

Driver Fitness – what if your drivers’ jobs were good for them?

By |2023-02-16T13:58:14+00:00February 13th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Driver fitness - safe, healthy drivers WJ Group believes that safe, healthy, well-adjusted workers are more productive and more likely to stay with the organisation. We talk to Sustainability Director Paul Aldridge about their concept that your job should be good for you. Health, safety and productivity go hand says WJ Group’s sustainability director

Driving for work with the Fire & Rescue Service

By |2023-02-13T11:43:36+00:00February 10th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Leanne Player – Firefighter, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service Driving for work is one of the most dangerous things employees will do. Very few organisations can operate without using vehicles on the road. Effective management of work-related road safety helps reduce risk. The requirements for driver training and competence, vehicle roadworthiness

New electric vehicles help National Highways cut emissions  

By |2023-02-08T19:57:16+00:00February 8th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

National Highways cutting carbon emissions National Highways is continuing to super-charge its drive to cut carbon emissions with 307 state-of-the-art zero emission and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) joining its fleet.  The new vehicles are set to cut around 250 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year and will be put into service over the

Driver Medicals and fitness to drive – what you need to know

By |2023-02-09T10:02:37+00:00February 6th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Fitness to Drive - The importance of a D4 Medical Driver Medicals - what do you need to know? The aim of this article is to provide clarity on exactly what a D4 medical is, its importance for drivers and those who manage drivers, and tips for fleet professionals and driver managers to share

Fleet Challenges & Greener Fleets – Fleet Manager Q&A

By |2023-02-08T19:15:49+00:00February 4th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Martin Edgecox has been National Fleet Manager at National Highways since 1999. His previous career was in the automotive supply chain working with manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Honda and Ford. He shares his experience of managing a diverse operational fleet. Can you describe your role for us, Martin? I’m National Fleet Manager within National

Women in Transport – Caroline Burnell

By |2023-02-03T09:33:46+00:00February 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News, Women in Transport|

1st February 2023 Caroline Burnell  “It was amazing how the interest in what I was doing amongst the commercial vehicle community grew, everyone was so interested”. Caroline, Burnell, Head of Marketing and Communications, eStar Fitness to drive - stress at work Even on our best days, stress can prevent us from

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