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Are your drivers fit to drive? Driver fitness and nutrition

By |2024-01-29T16:35:34+00:00January 29th, 2024|DfBB Articles, News|

Are all your drivers fit to drive, every time they drive for work? How are you managing driver health in your organisation? Fit driver, better business Physical fitness, good nutrition and proper hydration are all essential elements of ensuring that an individual is fit to drive. All the elements of driver well-being reinforce and

Fitness to Drive – managing driver health and your duty of care

By |2024-01-11T10:51:22+00:00January 9th, 2024|DfBB Articles, News|

Are all your drivers fit to drive, every time they drive for work? How are you managing driver health in your organisation? How do you manage fitness to drive? Driver health is an essential part of their fitness to drive – and as such, managing driver health is an essential part of the fleet

The roadworthiness challenge facing fleet managers

By |2024-01-08T10:28:44+00:00December 15th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Implementing, monitoring and actioning driver pre-use checks keeps vehicles roadworthy, ensures compliance and reduces repair costs. Good to Go Safety Product manager,Graham Halliday, tells us why. Fleet managers - your roadworthiness challenge A recent global report generated from Good to Go Safety’s  TakeAIM pre-use check app, showed that one in a hundred fleet vehicles

Fleet maintenance – half of UK Tyres Deemed Borderline or Illegal

By |2023-12-18T13:51:54+00:00December 9th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

This week's article from Tyresafe outlines the concerning findings of their recent survey on the state of tyres in the UK. Over Half of UK Tyres Deemed Borderline or Illegal  Startling findings have emerged from a recent extensive study jointly conducted by TyreSafe, the UK's tyre safety charity, Imperial College, and National Highways, shedding

The CHAS Vehicle Compliance Scheme for fleet operators

By |2023-11-13T14:27:17+00:00November 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Fleet operations - the key risks Standards and accreditations are an excellent way to improve, benchmark and ensure compliant vehicle operations - and compliant vehicle operations make for safer operations. The CHAS Vehicle Compliance Standard is a new way for fleet operators to align their fleet safety with their existing health and safety procedures.

Vehicle Roadworthiness – a legal update

By |2023-12-19T14:34:07+00:00October 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

This month's legal update on vehicle roadworthiness, for those who manage drivers, comes to us from Mike Hayward of Woodfines Solicitors. Fleet vehicle roadworthiness I'm constantly impressed by my neighbour who does a walk around check of his car before each and every journey. He checks the tyres, cleans his windscreen, and checks all

New load safety guidance from the DVSA

By |2023-08-31T16:30:23+01:00August 24th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

New load safety guidance New load safety guidance has been recently issued by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), produced in collaboration with industry and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Fleet operators and drivers should all familiarise themselves with the new guidance as it replaces all previous guidance on the topic. It

The business benefits of managing road risk

By |2023-08-23T18:22:36+01:00August 14th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

"Your clients are becoming more demanding.  Increasingly, the procurement process specifies a high standard of risk management. Put simply, if you don’t manage your drivers and vehicles, you won’t get the contract. It will go to your competitors." What are the business benefits of managing road risk well? If you manage drivers and their

Other Road Users – a legal update

By |2023-08-07T11:49:37+01:00August 3rd, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

This month's legal update on other road users, for those who manage drivers, comes to us from Mike Hayward and Nathan Taylor-Allkins from Woodfines Solicitors. Other Road Users The most recent road traffic provisional estimates for the Department for Transport (published December 2022) show motor vehicles travelled 321.9 billion vehicle miles in Great Britain

Other Road Users – your drivers & your duty of care

By |2023-08-07T11:50:35+01:00August 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Other Road Users - sharing space on the roads Commercial vehicle drivers have an obligation to be careful of the safety of other road users and are now held to a higher standard in law. Recent changes to the Highway Code created a hierarchy of road users, with those who could do the most

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