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By |2021-10-12T14:56:04+01:00September 7th, 2021|DfBB Articles, News|

Driving for work - revised guidance The Health and Safety Executive launched its improved and expanded guidance for the way we use commercial vehicles today, at The Health and Safety Event 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham. The guidance will be delivered by a new dynamic website delivering resources for those who manage drivers. The

Dashcam footage – Tesla crushed by concrete blocks falling from lorry

By |2021-06-03T17:41:30+01:00June 3rd, 2021|DfBB Articles, News|

Image courtesy of BBC News Lorry sheds load on Tesla Company Director Neil Collins and his wife Alison were lucky to escape from their Tesla Model 3 with minor injuries after this crash last week, in which a lorry shed its load of insecure concrete slabs on top of the car as it rounded

Law Commission seeks contributions on regulation of autonomous fleets

By |2021-03-10T14:53:28+00:00March 10th, 2021|DfBB Articles, News|

Autonomous fleets - have your say The Law Commission is nearing the end of their third consultation paper on a regulatory framework for automated vehicles. While fully autonomous vehicles may be some way off, they raise some important questions around risk management, especially for fleet operators and we’ve recently discussed some of those implications

Don’t let vehicle breakdowns cause your business to breakdown

By |2021-03-10T14:59:15+00:00March 10th, 2021|DfBB Articles, News|

Fleets - avoid vehicle breakdowns While many van fleets have been operating at increased capacity with the boom in home ordering during lockdown, those businesses that have been closed or operating at much lower levels will be keen to get back to work as the restrictions begin to lift. Non-essential retail will be starting

Navigating the dangers of driving in the rain

By |2021-01-25T14:06:28+00:00January 24th, 2021|DfBB Articles, News|

Driving in the rain With Storm Christoph causing severe flooding across the UK leading to thousands of residents evacuating their homes and road closures, the adverse weather conditions are causing additional work related road risk for drivers to navigate. Driving for Better Business speaks to Dave Harford -  a Highways England Traffic Officer and

Supporting van driver mental health on Blue Monday

By |2021-01-18T17:54:24+00:00January 18th, 2021|DfBB Articles, News|

18th January 2021, London, U.K. – Today on ‘Blue Monday,’ Driving for Better Business (DfBB), a government-backed Highways England campaign, raises awareness of the mental health challenges van drivers face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The suicide rate for van drivers is 25% higher than the national average and during COVID-19, mental health challenges for

Managing drivers – 8 things to think about in 2021

By |2021-01-06T15:37:45+00:00January 6th, 2021|DfBB Articles, News|

The outlook for managing drivers and vehicles in 2021 First of all, the team at Driving for Better Business would like to wish everyone in our community a very Happy New Year! 2020 was an extremely difficult year for many of us, including those of you who are involved in managing drivers, and the

Landmark study reveals driving for work death toll

By |2021-01-06T14:40:24+00:00December 22nd, 2020|DfBB Articles, News|

Nearly one in three road deaths involves a driving-for-work trip Thirty-nine per cent of pedestrian deaths involve a working driver One in five casualties involves a driving-for-work trip Changing economy triggers a rapid increase in use of vans            Stakeholders urged to act on emerging safety issues The unacceptable death and injury toll involving people

How safe are your vans?

By |2021-02-05T11:59:08+00:00December 16th, 2020|DfBB Articles, News|

New Van Safety Rating launched by Thatcham Research and Euro NCAP. Mathew Avery explains why 5 vans failed to achieve even the lowest award.Van manufacturers are being urged to fit more lifesaving collision avoidance technology to their vehicles as standard after tests for a new Commercial Van Safety Rating revealed some alarming results.Out of 19

HSE updating its primary guidance on driving for work

By |2020-11-30T14:51:08+00:00November 30th, 2020|DfBB Articles, News|

The Driving for Better Business Gap Analysis and resources are all designed to help employers meet their legal obligations, as laid out IN the Health and Safety Executive’s essential guidance on Driving for Work. This guidance is currently under review, and the HSE is seeking feedback on how this guidance can be improved and

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