Speedy Services invests extensively in safety kit for its commercial vehicles. Its vehicles are equipped with: Front and rear crash protection (autonomous emergency braking systems) HALO systems which project illuminated turning areas onto the road and also for the use of tail-lifts AI-enhanced Side Scan sensors which alert the driver to the presence of an
He reworked the drivers’ handbook and instituted an audit trail to ensure it had been read, which the fleet was previously lacking. A driver app called Veho Check allowed easy dissemination of the handbook. The app also facilitates daily vehicle checks, with a specific procedure drivers must follow, and which is completed with an electronic
He believes the fleet’s running costs are also reduced by approximately 25% each year through preventative maintenance. “Reactive maintenance is always more expensive and creates unplanned downtime.” He cites brake pads as an example. If they are regularly checked and replaced, not only will the vehicle brake efficiently and safely but the discs won’t become
Tyres on vans and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) lead a hard life. Stuart Jackson, Chairman of TyreSafe, explains why it’s important to carry out regular checks on vans of all ages to make sure the tyres remain safe and legal.
Michelin has issued special guidance for bus and coach operators parking public service vehicles (PSVs) for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michelin has issued special guidance for haulage companies and own-account operators parking fleets for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows a survey by the Road Haulage Association which revealed 46 per cent of the UK’s trucks – around 240,000 vehicles – are now parked up with no work.
Michelin has issued special guidance for firms parking fleets of cars and vans for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic.