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Fleet operators can help stem the UK men’s health crisis

By |2023-03-20T17:59:52+00:00March 16th, 2023|DfBB Articles, News|

Men's Health Crisis There is a crisis in men’s health in the UK. One in five men won’t make it to retirement age. But the fleet industry can help change that. Millions of men in the UK drive as part of their job. Fleet operators which extend health education and/or access to health services

John Lewis Partnership – leading in decarbonising

By |2022-08-09T11:14:14+01:00August 8th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Decarbonising - net zero by 2035 John Lewis Partnership have recently announced their plan to decarbonise their vehicle fleet, with the aim to become fossil-fuel free by 2030 and net zero by 2035. They are currently trialling electric vehicles in their eComm fleet and  Home Services team. They have 59% of their heavy trucks

Operation Tramline: Police join forces with National Highways to spot driving offences

By |2022-12-15T13:12:02+00:00July 22nd, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Police use covert lorry to catch dangerous drivers Vision Zero, the road safety partnership working to stop all fatal and serious collisions in Devon and Cornwall by 2040, has recently released a video showing what they saw when the Devon & Cornwall Police joined forces with National Highways to spot driving offences. Fleet Managers

THINK! launches ‘Travel Like You Know Them’ campaign

By |2022-12-21T11:27:02+00:00July 14th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Reducing the risk The THINK! team has launched the next phase of its campaign to promote the recent changes to the Highway Code, the aim of which is to foster mutual respect between all road users, which of course includes those who drive for work. The ‘Travel Like You Know Them’ campaign offers a

Benefits from decarbonising the National Highways fleet

By |2022-12-21T11:28:59+00:00July 6th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

National Highways is responsible for building, operating and maintaining England’s motorways and major A-roads and is pursuing an ambitious net zero plan, including for its 1,300-vehicle fleet. We spoke with National Fleet Manager Martin Edgecox who explained how the government owned company is combining sustainability with the organisation’s need for resilience. The fleet services

Focusing on sustainability in your fleet for significant business benefits

By |2022-12-15T13:11:17+00:00June 17th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Focusing on sustainability in your fleet can contribute to significant business benefits for your organisation including reductions in collisions and running costs. As part of our focus on sustainability this quarter, we’re sharing resources and stories from those with both experience and expertise in this area. Our partners Logistics UK and Webfleet have teamed

Roadworthiness is crucial to EV safety and success

By |2022-09-07T11:13:01+01:00June 7th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

How do you ensure EV Roadworthiness? Walk-round checks and roadworthiness are as important with electric vehicles (EVs) as with any conventional driveline. One of the fleet benefits of electric vehicles, beyond the environmental aspects, is that they have much simpler internal designs. The drivetrain typically has fewer than 20 moving parts, compared to the

Familiarity breeds safety when driving electric vehicles

By |2022-12-15T14:01:52+00:00June 6th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Driving electric vehicles Electric vehicles are how the UK will decarbonise most fleet activities, from grey fleet and company car pools, to light commercial vehicles and rigids. The only vehicle class where the jury is still out on the optimal technology is the articulated or trunking HGV, which might use hydrogen fuel cells, or

Fleet Safety – risk management in the EV fleet.

By |2022-06-07T13:50:15+01:00June 2nd, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

EV fleet risk management Lloyd Morgan Group is a fleet compliance solutions and training provider which has embraced the Driving for Better Business programme and aims to communicate its fleet safety messages to its customer base. Project manager Sam Law and MD Pete Thompson talk to us about risk management in the EV fleet.

New training scheme to improve towing safety

By |2022-12-15T13:59:06+00:00May 26th, 2022|DfBB Articles, News|

Do your drivers have access to effective training? For organisations that employ drivers who tow vehicles or trailers as part of their driving for work activities, it’s essential that the managers of those drivers have access to the most up-to-date and effective training resources. New towing training from DVSA The DVSA has recently launched

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