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New training scheme to improve towing safety

By |2022-05-27T09:45:01+01:00May 26th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Do your drivers have access to effective training? For organisations that employ drivers who tow vehicles or trailers as part of their driving for work activities, it’s essential that the managers of those drivers have access to the most up-to-date and effective training resources. New towing training from DVSA The DVSA has recently launched

Women in Transport – Emma Wilman

By |2022-05-09T15:49:59+01:00May 9th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News, Women in Transport|

Emma Wilman National Highways Traffic Officer: Keeping the network moving safely and efficiently for freight, business and the public National Highways covers 4,400 miles of motorways and major A roads 4 million vehicles use the network every day In one year 1 billion tonnes of freight is transported on the network Nearly 75% of

Vans Today – keeping up to date with expert advice

By |2022-04-25T12:59:21+01:00April 25th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Vans Today - free event for employers We are pleased to share details on an event running this week by our friends at Logistics UK -  Vans Today is new name for Van Operational Briefings. In this event, they are providing essential briefings on compliance, driver wellbeing and the technological challenges for those who

Van Driver Toolkit – award winning road risk management

By |2022-04-12T12:06:17+01:00April 12th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Van Driver Toolkit - outstanding product of the year National Highways has won a coveted Fleet News Award for its Van Driver Toolkit, developed by the Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Team as part of the Driving for Better Business programme. It won ‘Outstanding Product of the Year 2022'- so, as April sees us focus

Celebrating Women in Transport on International Womens Day

By |2022-03-08T16:07:19+00:00March 7th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Advancing women in transport Driving for Better Business is marking International Women’s Day (8 March), launching a year of videos, podcasts and features, and teaming up with Women in Transport, a non-for-profit promotional, professional-development and support group. Women make up 47 per cent of the UK workforce yet remain underrepresented in the transport sector,

Stop Right There! Understand the Life-Saving Kit on Your HGV

By |2022-03-28T17:15:41+01:00February 18th, 2022|DfBB Articles|

AEBS - critical life-saving equipment for HGVs Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) have been fitted as standard to most new HGVs sold in the UK since 2015. Drivers and operators of HGVs need to understand how it works, what it does and why it’s vital, according to Driving for Better Business, which has launched

New Van Safety Ratings – how safe are your vans?

By |2022-02-22T12:14:23+00:00February 17th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Van Safety - how do you know? Van Safety - here's a fact for you. Vans and LCVs are involved in more incidents resulting in the deaths of other road users than any other vehicle type per mile travelled. It's a shocking statistic, and when it comes to thinking about van safety, one which

Driver Safety – how do you manage it?

By |2022-02-03T16:54:46+00:00February 3rd, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Driver Safety - how do you manage it? When it comes to driver safety, managing driver risk is one of the primary concerns for safety professionals: a booming gig economy; the steady increase in grey fleet use; the growth in online shopping and delivery; rapidly evolving vehicle technology; plus important revisions to the Highway

Driving on Motorways – A road trip with Suzi and Ortis

By |2022-02-17T17:48:43+00:00January 26th, 2022|DfBB Articles|

TV hosts Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley have teamed up with National Highways to urge drivers to get a better understanding of smart motorways. The TV presenters are working with National Highways to produce helpful and practical videos and clips featuring advice and information about using the roads. Footage shows the pair driving on

Safe Loading – are you clear on your responsibilities?

By |2022-01-11T15:37:57+00:00January 11th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Safe Loading - Transport Chain Responsibility The Driving for Better Business Campaign is focusing on loading issues this month, so we asked Nina Day from the HSE to join us for the January episode of 'Let's Talk Fleet Risk'. Nina has worked for the Health and Safety Executive for 21 years. She’s a chartered

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