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Are you Ready for the Road? Back to work road safety

By |2020-05-29T17:09:19+01:00May 27th, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

In anticipation of increasing numbers of vehicles returning to the roads following the Government’s announcement on easing of Lockdown restrictions, a new national campaign is asking road users if they are #ReadyForTheRoad? and seeks to help all road users stay safe as they return to work after the lockdown. Are you #ReadyForTheRoad? Launched this

Furloughing drivers: re-engaging your workforce

By |2020-05-29T15:23:16+01:00May 22nd, 2020|DfBB Articles|

‘Furloughing’ has become part of common parlance over recent weeks and months, as organisations in multiple sectors take up the government’s initiative to protect jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. Furlough - re-engaging your drivers For many ‘non-essential’ drivers – that is, those whose driving for work is not considered part of the critical response

Duty of care remains unchanged even during COVID-19

By |2020-05-18T19:08:10+01:00May 15th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

A variety of organisations across the public and private sectors have come together due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential drivers are part of a vital infrastructure that is keeping the country running, whether they are working for emergency services, public transport or food delivery. Duty of care - your drivers At a time of

Company found guilty after driver fatigue death (UPDATED)

By |2020-05-18T14:49:02+01:00May 14th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

UPDATE: Following the article below, Renown Consultants has now been back to court for sentencing. The company has been fined £450,000 after it's failure to manage driver fatigue led to a tragic double fatality. The company was also ordered to pay £300,000 costs bringing the total to £750,000, which it has two and a

New Government Guidance on Returning to Work

By |2020-05-13T12:37:21+01:00May 13th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

The government has issued new guidance for those starting to return to work following partial lifting of the lockdown restrictions. This includes guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar. It is part of broader guidance on how

Is COVID-19 misinformation causing you to take unnecessary risks?

By |2020-05-18T15:36:39+01:00May 12th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced multiple different industries and organisations to adjust their normal working practices, introduce temporary measures and even relax certain regulations in a bid to help operations continue amidst unprecedented challenges. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is no different. On 20th March, it announced that MOTs for heavy vehicles

Covid-19: Please support vital delivery drivers

By |2020-03-27T09:22:31+00:00March 27th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

With the current restrictions on movement, most of us housebound for the foreseeable future, and an increasing number self-isolating with Covid-19 symptoms, many are relying on home delivery. Add to that, our nation’s delivery drivers are the ones responsible for getting essential supplies such as masks, gloves and hand sanitiser to our under-pressure health

Coronavirus: Driver hygiene essential

By |2020-03-23T19:30:34+00:00March 17th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

The coronavirus is impacting every aspect of society, with the economy taking a hit and mobility restricted throughout the world. As the outbreak worsens, there’s a growing concern for hygiene within the UK. The World Health Organization has released precautionary measures informing people of the importance of hygiene. To minimise the chance of catching

DfBB Launches Improved Seven Step Process

By |2020-01-28T11:45:59+00:00January 24th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

Good leaders recognise that effective management of people is central to the success of any organisation – and when it comes to driving for work, it’s not just about management of drivers, but anyone whose role may impact upon the driver such as line managers, work schedulers or vehicle engineers. Effective leaders… manage business

The Great British Fleet Event on 30th Jan

By |2020-01-28T10:57:31+00:00January 20th, 2020|DfBB Articles|

The Great British Fleet Event takes place on Thursday, 30 January 2020 at Novotel London West, Hammersmith, comprising unmissable Masterclass Conference sessions and a fleet-focused exhibition before leading into the prestigious Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards 2020 in the afternoon. The format provides the perfect networking opportunity for fleet operators and suppliers to

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