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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

DfBB mentioned in the DfT’s Road Safety Statement

By |2019-07-26T12:56:56+01:00July 24th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Our inclusion in the DfT’s Road Safety Statement 2019, an announcement that sets out the actions for road safety over the next two years, is a timely reminder for those who employ people who drive for work purposes to ensure they have taken appropriate measures to reduce occupational road risk: all hazards associated with driving

Britain works on tyres (but they need regular maintenance)

By |2019-07-19T13:20:34+01:00July 19th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Tyres on vans and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) lead a hard life, carrying loads or doing multiple drops, often in tough working environments. Rough ground or repeated kerb scuffing can cause levels of damage and wear way beyond that of a car tyre. As a critical vehicle component, it’s important to carry out regular

There’s no excuse for not managing grey fleet

By |2019-07-11T18:57:59+01:00July 12th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

The Driving for Better Business Leadership Report has highlighted some worrying failings in senior management’s knowledge and actions in dealing with grey fleet: 60% of leaders didn’t know the size of their grey fleet 53% thought it wasn’t their responsibility (it very much is!) 34% of grey fleet drivers had never had their driving

BBC talks to DfBB about new report findings

By |2019-07-10T14:00:34+01:00July 10th, 2019|DfBB Articles|

Having launched the findings from our leadership survey this morning I’ve been at the BBC studios in London doing a number of live radio interviews with BBC local radio stations across the country who’ve picked up on some of the headline findings. The report, which you can download here, was commissioned by Driving for