Has COVID-19 accelerated the drive for sustainable mobility?

By |2020-07-24T17:35:31+01:00July 24th, 2020|DfBB Articles, News|

Sustainable mobility Has COVID-19 accelerated the drive for sustainable mobility? Figures for the first half of 2020 show a marked decline in new car sales, which was to be expected during lockdown but, hidden in there, is an equally significant rise in the sales of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. For June in

Vehicle maintenance during lockdown – the perils

By |2022-12-08T12:11:16+00:00May 29th, 2020|DfBB Articles, News|

Vehicle maintenance during lockdown is a challenge. Of course, it should always be a key priority for fleet operators. Ensuring your vehicles are roadworthy is a critical element of compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks, of reliable service provision to customers, and in keeping your drivers safe and protected at work. The perils of

Are you Ready for the Road? Back to work road safety

By |2022-12-09T12:19:49+00:00May 27th, 2020|DfBB Articles, News|

In anticipation of increasing numbers of vehicles returning to the roads following the Government’s announcement on easing of Lockdown restrictions, a new national campaign is asking road users if they are #ReadyForTheRoad? and seeks to help all road users stay safe as they return to work after the lockdown. Are you #ReadyForTheRoad? Launched this

Furloughing drivers: re-engaging your workforce

By |2022-12-08T12:01:49+00:00May 22nd, 2020|DfBB Articles|

‘Furloughing’ has become part of common parlance over recent weeks and months, as organisations in multiple sectors take up the government’s initiative to protect jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. Furlough - re-engaging your drivers For many ‘non-essential’ drivers – that is, those whose driving for work is not considered part of the critical response

Duty of care remains unchanged even during COVID-19

By |2022-12-08T11:59:00+00:00May 15th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

A variety of organisations across the public and private sectors have come together due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential drivers are part of a vital infrastructure that is keeping the country running, whether they are working for emergency services, public transport or food delivery. Duty of care - your drivers At a time of

New Government Guidance on Returning to Work

By |2022-12-08T12:06:41+00:00May 13th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

The government has issued new guidance for those starting to return to work following partial lifting of the lockdown restrictions. This includes guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar. It is part of broader guidance on how

Is COVID-19 misinformation causing you to take unnecessary risks?

By |2020-05-18T15:36:39+01:00May 12th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced multiple different industries and organisations to adjust their normal working practices, introduce temporary measures and even relax certain regulations in a bid to help operations continue amidst unprecedented challenges. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is no different. On 20th March, it announced that MOTs for heavy vehicles

Covid-19: Please support vital delivery drivers

By |2022-12-09T11:44:07+00:00March 27th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

With the current restrictions on movement, most of us housebound for the foreseeable future, and an increasing number self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms, many are relying on home delivery. Add to that, our nation’s delivery drivers are the ones responsible for getting essential supplies such as masks, gloves and hand sanitiser to our under-pressure health

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