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

Virgin Trains East Coast partners with Enterprise Car Club

25/05/2017 Fleet News
Virgin Trains East Coast has struck a new deal with Enterprise Car Club, which will see vehicles located at key stations along the mainline train route in order to provide more options for travellers. This is an initiative that could make taking the train instead of the motorway a much more attractive option for business travellers where the final meeting venue isn’t located near a station.

The business case for taking health and safety seriously

24/05/2017 SHP Online
SHP argues there is a very strong business case for taking health and safety at work more seriously and they aren’t wrong. Good practice in managing those who drive for work is for your policies and procedures to be firmly integrated into your organisation’s overall health and safety at work policies so the arguments carry even more weight.

Automated parking on van drivers’ wish lists

23/05/2017 Van Fleet World
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are rapidly appearing on cars but slower to reach the van market. Automated parking has come out top in a survey of which future van technologies drivers would like to see introduced.

Don’t assume vehicles leased ‘with maintenance’ are being maintained

22/05/2017 Fleet News
Employers that lease cars and vans with an inclusive maintenance package often assume that the driver and leasing company are carrying out maintenance. Unfortunately this is often not the case and could land the employer in hot water in the event of a crash.