Bridge strikes can cause injury, delays and damage. Share this safety card with your drivers.
You need to tell DVLA about some medical conditions as they can affect your driving. You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.
Department for Transport
The blind spot safety card contains information aimed at commercial vehicle drivers and driver trainers. It can also be used by operators and transport managers to distribute to fleets of all sizes.
This blind spot information leaflets is aimed at car drivers, encouraging better awareness and safe driving around commercial vehicles.
A short Toolbox Talk that you are free to watch, download and share with your staff and drivers to minimise the risk of spreading any virus.
Road Skills Online
This leaflet focuses on tailgating, encouraging your drivers to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, giving themselves time to react and stop if they need to.
Download a free STAY SAFE Covid-19 guidance poster for your drivers. There are three posters available HGV, PSV and Van drivers.
CALM Driver is our way of helping you get support information to your commercial vehicle drivers, so they know there’s someone here to talk to, every day, if they’re struggling.
Driving for Better Business
England rugby star Joe Marler explains it’s not a weakness to seek help when you’re struggling.
A handbook providing a wealth of information to employees about safe driving at work, including advice on how to safely prepare for a journey.
Leaflet explaining why driving too close to the vehicle in front is dangerous, intimidating and causes accidents, especially when driving at speed.
Poster featuring useful info on driving in winter to share with your drivers: What to pack and things to be aware of?
Webbing ratchet straps can be used to secure most types of loads, but it’s 5518 important to make sure that you use and store them properly for safe loading.
The motorway network is changing with new technology used to monitor and manage the flow of traffic, and to improve safety. We want all drivers to have a safer, smoother journey. Here’s what they need to know.
Road traffic signage in Great Britain, including information on the signing system, regulatory signs, speed limit signs and all other signs.
The Highways England Space Invader ‘Tailgating’ campaign aims to reduce the number of people who are killed and seriously injured on our roads by encouraging drivers to ‘Stay Safe, Stay Back’ from the vehicle in front.
If you see a red X on a motorway, this means that you should not use that lane. This could be due to an incident, roadworks or a breakdown. It’s there for your safety and the that of others on our network.
Blue Light Aware is a resource containing short videos and animations, produced on behalf of the emergency services to help drivers better understand the needs of emergency drivers and reduc the risks they face.
Winter can be a very dangerous time for all fleet drivers due to extreme weather conditions and the added pressure this brings. We've creating these tips for winter driving using our vast data warehouse of incident data from all our fleet customers.
Sopp + Sopp
Metworks is the in-house residential maintenance company for housing association Metropolitan Thames Valley Homes. Transport manager, Joe Masters, oversees a fleet of 200 Citroën Relay and Vauxhall Movano vans, all of which are in the care of individual remote operatives. Read how Metworks...
Three plain white HGV tractor units have been loaned out to police forces by National Highways to help improve safety for drivers on the strategic road network in England.
It’s essential that Joe repeats key themes each year for their drivers, as housing associations have a high turnover of staff, particularly near London which has several other associations all keen for skilled workers. The Metworks drivers are primarily maintenance operatives and so driving is...
Safety messages need to be effective for people to understand, to remember and to comply. If you really hit the jackpot with your messaging, you can also make your audience into advocates.
In this three-part blog on messaging we look at what you say – and how you say it. How we frame those...
Vehicle Checks. Safer Vehicles
The old ways aren’t always the best ways. They are just the way things have always been done and it’s time to make a shift. It is not an easy one. We aren’t just talking about technology and equipment, or conducting ‘behavioural safety training. The Big Shift is about embracing human...
Drivers that don’t exhibit the correct behaviours can present a big risk, both in safety, reputation and financial terms but good drivers can be very effective brand ambassadors. It is imperative that you have a strong safety culture and that this is promoted throughout the whole company. This...
Network Rail has created control processes and also a process definition document which looks at organisation, responsibility and accountability, data collection and objectives. Road risk sits within health and safety, one of Network Rail’s 16 core processes. A proper governance structure means...
Working with the National Highways Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Team, we have produced a van driver handbook to assist van drivers and fleet operators in dispelling uncertainty and myth.
You can also share the online Van Driver Toolkit with your drivers, or you may prefer to share...
Driving for Better Business, National Highways
The camera footage and telematics data always form part of the new recruit inductions, so that new drivers understand how the systems work, and what information the managers will receive from it.
“It is essential to educate people about your expectations and policies, but also about the...
Gareth says that when they started in the fleet business, the emphasis was on first notification of loss. Now it is all about first notification of risk. Essentially this switches the culture from being reactive – “how fast can we tell an insurer about the collision” – to proactive –...
As well as the Driver Metrics modules, Reka looks for ways to keep drivers engaged with ongoing communication about road safety. She says not all safety messaging should come from the designated safety officers. “It is important to involve others. For us, involving those who are well respected...