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

Experts to debate technology and safety at Company Car in Action

02/06/2017 Fleet News
The future role of technology in company cars and the challenges it will present to fleet managers is the focus of an industry debate to be held at this year’s Company Car in Action on June 14, the second day of the show at Millbrook Proving Ground.

New research underpins concerns about the mental health of drivers

02/06/2017 Fleet News
Fatigue, unrealistic schedules, congestion and job insecurity are all contributing to stress among delivery drivers which should be of concern to anyone with a van fleet. Stress is a major distraction in its own right but any of the causes listed above can be a contributing factor in a crash. The Transport Research Laboratory and Mercedes-Benz vans have been studying the problem.

Europcar UK launches grey fleet calculator

01/06/2017 Fleet News
Europcar UK has created a new tool enabling employers to identify whether it is more economical for an employee to use their own vehicle or utilise a hire car for a specific business trip.

VW becomes first van manufacturer to fit AEB as standard

31/05/17 Van Fleet World
Volkswagen has been hailed at as a “trailblazer” as it announces all its UK vans will now come with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard. Studies by Thatcham Research found that AEB reduces rear-end shunts by 38% and third-party insurance claims by 45%.