If your vehicle has been mothballed during COVID-19 you will need to do a thorough vehicle check before heading back out on the road.
Driving for Better Business
If you’ve been previously furloughed, or haven’t driven much during the lockdown, you may be unsure what to expect, but there are some key things you need to know before you and your vehicle get back on the roads.
This session was recorded at The Health & Safety Event 2021 and features Barry Wilson - Commercial Fleet Consultant, FleetCheck
This session was recorded at The Health & Safety Event 2021 and features Dr Julie Gandolfi - DriverMetrics
Meet the employers that are prepared to step forward to champion good practice in work related road safety, and who can demonstrate those business benefits by sharing their own stories.
Take a look at the challenges they faced, how they met those challenges, and the benefits they’ve seen as a...
Identify gaps in your current management practices and areas that could be improved.
Accredited online course to help you set up, run and monitor an effective occupational road safety management system, regardless of geography.
There are many law enforcement procedures relating to the safe loading of your vehicle, and it’s important to note that policy and law are there to keep you and those around you safe. The following article is an insight to help drivers, operators, fleet managers and those involved in loading...
When in comes to safe loading of vehicles and load security it might be easy to dismiss it as something that is simply a box that needs to be ticked as part of your other driving for work compliance duties. The real story is very different. There are a number of incidents that have happened over...
A handbook providing a wealth of information to employees about safe driving at work, including advice on how to safely prepare for a journey.
A resource for older motorists, designed to help them stay safer on the roads for longer or manage the transition into retiring from driving.
Sussex Safer Roads Partnership
Unsafe loads on vehicles injure more than 1,200 people a year and cost UK businesses millions of pounds in damaged goods. Share this safety card with your drivers.
It’s very easy to assume that driver safety is the responsibility of the driver however, when it all goes wrong, investigators will look up and down the full transport chain. Nina will look at how that responsibility is shared throughout the transport chain from the driver right up to the top of...
The statistics around Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) – the condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting breathing and disturbing sleep, potentially triggering severe daytime sleepiness – make alarming reading.
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.
13% reduction in incidents 2022, year on year
Reduction in insurance premiums
90% recovery of uninsured loss
Both Aaron and Gareth have cameras in their own vehicles to promote driver buy in. Some drivers were initially worried at the thought of ‘being watched’ but once assured that the footage is only consulted in the event of an incident or third-party claim, they accepted them. In fact the camera...
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 –...
The fleet telematics data was instrumental in allowing Speedy Services to know which vehicles were suitable for transitioning to electric. It has now invested in Fuso eCanters, Electra Econic 27t, and 3.5 tonne Ford eTransits and has 50 eTransit panel van and 100 eTransit chassis cabs on...
Speedy Services is whole-fleet accredited to FORS Gold for the 9th consecutive year, a CLOCS champion and has DVSA Earned Recognition. It also works closely with the City of London police and other constabularies, using its trucks for ‘exchanging places’ events with cyclists.
Its training is...
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
Advanced Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS) have been fitted as standard to most new HGVs sold in the UK since 2015. Drivers and operators of HGVs need to understand how it works, what it does and why it’s vital, according to Driving for Better Business, which has launched online guidance on the...
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