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Other Road Users – your drivers & your duty of care

By |2024-05-29T13:18:25+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

Safe loading – a legal update to help take a load off your mind

By |2024-05-29T13:30:55+01:00July 7th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Safe loading - a legal update This safe loading legal update is brought to you by Mike Hayward, Partner, Road Transport, Crime & Regulatory at Woodfines. There are many law enforcement procedures relating to the safe loading of your vehicles, and it’s important to note that policy and law are there to keep you

Drug screening – is it part of your driving for work policy?

By |2024-05-29T13:37:49+01:00July 4th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Drug screening - do you have a process in place? Are you carrying out effective drug screening within your organisation? Following on from our Drug Driving Session at the Health and Safety Event, an official report has been published by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), advising that there are substantially more drug drivers

Safe loading – who’s responsible for securing your loads?

By |2024-05-29T13:41:41+01:00July 1st, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

In 2022, over 62,000 items fell off vehicles onto the strategic road network (SRN). They included mattresses, sheds, ratchet straps and loads of timber. This flying and messy debris is a two-foldhazard – it can strike other vehicles or road users when it leaves the vehicle,and it presents an obstruction of the road which

Fleet Management – how fleets can reduce their risk, costs and emissions

By |2024-05-29T13:52:33+01:00June 27th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Knowles Fleet is an independent fleet management company that specialises in the administration of employee car schemes and commercial vehicles across the private and public sector, including the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). Commercial director Dan O’Neill shares his expertise in how fleets can reduce their risk, costs and emissions across their entire fleet portfolio.

Driving vehicles you don’t own – reducing the risks

By |2024-05-29T14:02:47+01:00June 23rd, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Research Garage is a dealership specialising in Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep and Fiat Professional. It has two sites at Hinckley and Nuneaton, and while its own-use vehicles are minimal, its technicians and sales people are responsible for driving client cars and taking vehicles for test drives. It also owns Centurion Plant Hire, supplying

Ping – what it is and why fleet managers should sign up

By |2024-05-29T14:15:55+01:00June 15th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Ping - what are your drivers doing? National Highways is encouraging fleet operators to join its free trial of Ping, its driver behaviour initiative that uses cameras on the road network to flag dangerous driving. Ping uses various sensors and cameras on the strategic road network (SRN) to “ping” alerts to fleet operators to

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