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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

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

How safe is your ‘O’ Licence?

By |2019-08-02T11:51:04+01:00August 2nd, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell talks to David Williams about why a breakdown in trust between fleet operator and traffic commissioner could severely disrupt your ability to do business. There’s one key word that crops up repeatedly in Traffic Commissioner Sarah Bell’s lexicon; ‘trust’. It appears to be the glue in what she

New event announced for public sector in South West

By |2019-08-02T12:18:21+01:00July 30th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Managing occupational road risk in the public sector will be the focus of our recently announced summit in the South West. The event will be held in Exeter on the 25th September and hosted by Alison Hernandez. Alison is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, and is

How to best use the insights from your Telematics

By |2019-07-26T12:36:14+01:00July 26th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Improving driver behaviour and preserving vehicle health. Sean Maher from Quartix, explains how to best use the insights that telematics can offer. Telematics has been proven to bring unprecedented benefits to organisations large and small. From reducing fuel spend and vehicle maintenance costs, to improving customer service and driver safety, and increasing