Government Consultation on Mobile Phone Use

By |2020-11-23T12:22:56+00:00November 23rd, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

Mobile phone use - new law planned The recently announced Government consultation on mobile phone use is the latest step to be taken in an effort to improve road safety and close the current mobile phone use loophole. Roads Minister Baroness Vere unveiled government plans in October, which would mean that people using a hand-held

New Highways England Campaign Targets ‘Tailgating’

By |2020-11-03T08:32:51+00:00November 2nd, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

Tailgating - a serious problem Driving too close to the vehicle in front is dangerous, intimidating and causes accidents, especially when driving at speed. Tailgating is a factor in 1 in 8 casualties on the SRN and an offence of driving without due care and attention, carrying a minimum £100 fine and penalty

Project EDWARD – Virtual Road Trip

By |2020-09-08T12:00:37+01:00September 7th, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

What is Project EDWARD? Driving for better business and Highways England are long term supporters of Project EDWARD and this year, even more so, as it is being run by ARRM (Association for Road Risk Management) and the theme is driving for work. EDWARD stands for Every Day Without A Road Death and the

Van owners face £54million MOT repair bill from tomorrow

By |2020-07-31T15:56:01+01:00July 31st, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

MOTs - lockdown exemption lifted An estimated 1.2 million vans had their MOTs postponed during the COVID-19 lockdown exemption, which lifts on August 1 2020, according to an investigation by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The brand is urging drivers to get vans checked and repaired safely and professionally. Analysis of historical MOT test figures show

Has COVID-19 accelerated the drive for sustainable mobility?

By |2020-07-24T17:35:31+01:00July 24th, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

Sustainable mobility Has COVID-19 accelerated the drive for sustainable mobility? Figures for the first half of 2020 show a marked decline in new car sales, which was to be expected during lockdown but, hidden in there, is an equally significant rise in the sales of battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. For June in

As lockdown is lifted make sure your fleet housekeeping is in order

By |2020-06-23T11:43:26+01:00June 18th, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

Business survival after COVID-19 As uncertainty continues in relation to the country’s route through the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are fighting for survival. Weeks of lockdown have turned into months, and organisations across many different sectors are coming to terms with what could turn out to be truly monumental changes to the way they

People power keeps van heroes moving

By |2020-06-10T14:24:44+01:00June 10th, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

Van Heroes working harder than ever The nation’s van community is working harder than ever on the front line to deliver more medical supplies, groceries, essential goods and parcels – but it has come at considerable personal cost, according to Mercedes-Benz Vans. Biz Barometer report Their Business Barometer report is a nationwide quarterly survey

Bringing drivers and vehicles back to work safely

By |2020-06-08T16:46:21+01:00June 4th, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

What is the 'new normal'? What will ‘normal’ look like post-lockdown? There is renewed focus on getting us back to work – but there is no doubt that this will introduce new challenges in its own right. For organisations that manage fleets of vehicles, one central challenge is how to reinstate vehicles that have

Business resilience more important than ever following COVID-19

By |2020-06-08T16:38:28+01:00June 3rd, 2020|News, DfBB Articles|

Grappling with the future of your business Business resilience and continuity have never before been such high-profile, high-stakes issues, across a myriad of corporate sectors. Organisations are grappling with the twin challenges of maintaining customer relationships amid drastic changes to their normal operations, while looking after their staff at a time of huge uncertainty.

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