Campaign Director Simon Turner’s round up of the previous week’s stories that business owners and fleet risk managers should be reading.

21-year professional driving ban for HGV driver

07/07/2017 Commercial Fleet

A truck driver has been disqualified from professional driving until June 2038 after his driver card was used by another employee to commit serious offences.

More than 1,000 downloads for Fleet Check’s safety app in first 60 days

06/07/2017 Commercial Fleet

More than 1,000 downloads for Fleet Check’s Walkaround Check App for commercial vehicles, created to provide a way of carrying out essential commercial vehicle safety checks, have been recorded in its first 60 days on sale.

Brake publishes vital guidance for fleet managers in charge of cyclists

06/07/17 ACFO

Road safety charity Brake has published an essential guidance report for cycling fleet managers and HR professionals, in collaboration with CitySprint.

Five new cars awarded five-star Euro NCAP crash ratings

06/07/2017 Fleet News

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Hyundai i30, Vauxhall Insignia, Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Arteon have been awarded a maximum Euro NCAP five-star safety rating.

Insight: 8 things you need to know about licence checking

05/07/2017 Fleet News

Ensuring employees hold valid driving licences is vital for the compliance of a fleet – and not doing so can have serious consequences.

Fleet and drivers: Driver buy-in key to vehicle care success

04/07/2017 Fleet News

Spelling out a driver’s responsibilities for vehicle condition in a policy is an important step in making sure cars and vans are well maintained and cared for.

Fleet and drivers: Boost efficiency and safety with better vehicle care

03/07/2017 Fleet News

First impressions count. if the car or van an employee arrives in at a customer’s premises is damaged or filthy, it could impact adversely on that company’s reputation.

Plus here’s one I missed off last week’s list

Van driver so distracted by phone call that he doesn’t register crash

26/06/17 Van Fleet World

A van driver has been caught on dashcam footage causing a smash with an HGV while chatting on his mobile, after which he raced away without stopping.