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Fitness to drive – mental wellbeing and your drivers

By |2023-01-28T08:15:59+00:00January 24th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Fitness to Drive - your drivers' mental wellbeing Driver fatigue, drink driving, drug driving, eyesight and medical conditions - all important aspects of managing your drivers and their fitness to drive. In this blog we focus on mental health and driver wellbeing, an area increasingly highlighted for employers, and one which can most certainly

Women in Transport – Julie Davies

By |2023-01-03T13:00:20+00:00January 3rd, 2023|DfBB Articles, News, Women in Transport|

1st January 2023 Julie Davies “It’s all about leadership” Julie Davies - Group Fleet and Plant Compliance Manager, Amey Julie Davies gets the kind of company leadership that many other fleet compliance managers might dream of: Amey, a leading infrastructure services and engineering company, has a clear vision of putting people

Best Driver Risk Management – could you win this award?

By |2022-12-19T15:38:19+00:00December 16th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Health and Safety Professionals - is this you? Do you have the best Driver Risk Management credentials? Would you like to be recognised for your driver risk management performance? National Highways is looking to celebrate the achievements of some of the UK’s best performing employers when it comes to managing driver risk, with the

Driver Competence – driver training in the construction sector

By |2022-12-11T20:10:03+00:00December 11th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Our guest article this week is from Mark Cowan MILT MARRM, Director of Transport, Logistics & Concrete at the British Aggregates Association and Director at MinTrain™ British Aggregates Association are a partner of the Driving for Better Business Programme and share our ambition to bring about a radical change in how organisations think about

Mobile tyre safety station launched by National Highways

By |2022-12-15T13:04:11+00:00December 9th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Mobile tyre safety station - 28,000 vehicles and counting National Highways launches its mobile tyre safety station which has now tested more than 28,000 vehicles. Did you know that 20% of all breakdowns on the strategic road network (SRN) are caused by tyre failure? That's 50,000 tyre related breakdowns every year - and 30%

Managing Fleet Safety Q&A – Balfour Beatty

By |2022-12-06T15:44:04+00:00December 5th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group, responsible for designing, constructing and maintaining railways, roads, power infrastructure and much more. We talk to Adrian Wanford, Balfour Beatty’s Group Transport Compliance Manager about how he manages fleet safety. DfBB: Tell us a little about the size and diversity of the fleet Adrian. Adrian: We

Women in Transport – Marie Biddulph

By |2022-12-15T14:02:07+00:00December 2nd, 2022|DfBB Articles, News, Women in Transport|

2nd December 2023 Marie Biddulph “With my role, the remit is around road user and road worker safety, anything that comes under that I am happy and keen to be involved in” Marie Biddulph - Assistant Regional Safety Co-ordinator in the Midlands, National Highways Together with Women in Transport, Driving for

Fleet Data and Fleet Risk – are you working blind?

By |2022-12-01T11:24:21+00:00November 30th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Incomplete data makes you blind to fleet risk If you want to make a real difference to your road safety profile, you need complete visibility of data. As the saying goes, it’s not what you see that catches you out, it’s what you don’t see. To make a real difference to fleet safety, we

Vehicle safety – false economy to cut back on maintenance

By |2022-11-29T12:11:29+00:00November 25th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Cost of living & vehicle safety Experts warn that rising energy and fuel costs might shunt vehicle maintenance down fleet operator and driver priority lists, thus reducing vehicle safety. This is a false economy – and a very dangerous one, at that. Although the government has introduced a six-month energy price cap for businesses,

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