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Electric vehicles: Are they meeting expectations?

By |2019-10-31T07:11:44+00:00November 1st, 2019|DfBB Articles|

While the quality of the air in our towns and cities is improving, and has been doing so consistently since the 1970s, there is still much work to be done until it reaches the target levels set by government. As such, the government has initiated a range of national and regional policies to encourage

‘Greening Your Fleet’ event in Huddersfield, November 21

By |2019-10-31T11:53:03+00:00October 28th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Greening your fleet is an event that brings together small and medium sized businesses to look at the challenge of adapting to green van technology. BOOK NOW Come along and check out how: you can save money & improve your company’s fuel efficiency the introduction of the Leeds clean air zone could

Managing the hidden risks of commercial fleets

By |2019-10-18T11:10:13+01:00October 18th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Like an iceberg, many of the risks facing businesses operating commercial fleets can be invisible or hidden beneath the surface. Fleet operators may not readily have the evidence, nor gather and analyse the right data, to see and mitigate these risks in advance.The commercial impact of factors such as vehicle downtime or clean air legislation

Electric Vans and your ‘Driving for Work’ policy

By |2019-10-31T07:33:38+00:00October 10th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

There are no reasons why electric vehicles should not be as safe as any other in use, however, they do bring specific risks with which you may be unfamiliar. It is therefore critically important that, as an operator of electric vans (or indeed any electric vehicle) your driving at work policy is reviewed to

Electric Vans: The Magic Bullet?

By |2019-10-31T07:49:29+00:00September 30th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Driving for Better Business looks at some of the challenges in deciding whether electric vans are right for your fleet. The speed of change and the growth in vehicle technology expected in the coming years is something that consistently causes a lot of concern and uncertainty for many van-operating businesses in the UK. This

Eurovia’s approach to graduate and student placement drivers

By |2019-09-13T14:14:41+01:00September 13th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Eurovia has been piloting a new approach to young driver training aimed at young graduates and student placement drivers. As part of its ongoing commitment to road risk management, Eurovia began a review of the experiences of young graduate and student placement drivers who had joined the company in 2018. Recognising that many of

3 new Champions from the Highways England Supply Chain

By |2019-09-13T12:46:17+01:00September 11th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Three companies from the Highways England supply chain were recognised as new DfBB Champions on Wednesday for the efforts in improving management of work-related road risk and the reduction of collisions within their businesses. Certificates were presented at the SH Live event by Highways England Chief Executive Jim O’Sullivan. Kier Highways is

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is working hard to become a DfBB Champion

By |2019-08-30T14:07:20+01:00August 30th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Kent Fire and Rescue Service is one public sector organisation seeing significant benefits from being involved with Driving for Better Business. Award-winning journalist David Williams spoke to Director of Operations Sean Bone-Knell, Transport and Fleet Strategy Manager Garry Mitchell and Head of Operational Policy and Development Mark Rist, to discover what important changes they

Cultivate a healthy culture in your van driving community

By |2019-08-30T15:31:35+01:00August 27th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Driving is often seen as a consequence of a job, rather than an important safety-critical aspect. Van drivers are not only at much higher risk of being involved in an incident than car drivers but are often a moving billboard for the company they represent; and we all know that brand protection is important

Drowsy Driving: Why businesses must wake up to the threat

By |2019-08-16T12:46:27+01:00August 16th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Fatigue is a contributing factor in around 20 per cent of all collisions on the UK's roads; despite this, 40 per cent of all car, van and lorry drivers admit to driving while tired. Drivers must understand the dangers of this; equally, businesses must adopt a strict no tolerance approach to their employees operating a vehicle while