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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

CALM Driver Vehicle Packs

Leaflet explaining why driving too close to the vehicle in front is dangerous, intimidating and causes accidents, especially when driving at speed.

National Highways

Campaign to target ‘Tailgating’

Try out this simple test of awareness. Count the cars…

The Open University

Can you count all the cars?

Oz Choudhri, Head of Public Sector at Enterprise, explains how their customers have ditched their grey fleet, pool and lease cars to save money, time and emissions.

Enterprise

Can you really ditch your Grey Fleet?

AES Fleet offer fleet compliance solutions across the PSV, HGV and LCV sectors. As with all road risk management, however, the company’s good practice starts at home and MD Richard Stansfield says the business benefits to their fleet operation are substantial. AES runs nine Transit vans, from...

Driving for Better Business

Case Study – AES

British Gas is Britain’s favourite domestic energy supplier and part of the Centrica group. As well as providing gas and electricity, it is the largest domestic central heating and gas appliance installation company. Customers can also choose trained engineers to look after Central Heating,...

Driving for Better Business

Case Study – British Gas

John Raymond Transport is a general haulage, warehousing and logistics provider running 120 HGVs, all plated to 44 tonnes and pulling curtainsided trailers.Based in Bridgend, South Wales, it has four depots of its own, and is part of the Nolan Group. JRT has been pursuing a risk management strategy...

Driving for Better Business

Case Study – John Raymond Transport

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...

Driving for Better Business

Case Study – Metworks

National Highways is responsible for building, operating and maintaining England’s motorways and major A-roads and is pursuing an ambitious net zero plan, including for its 1,300-vehicle fleet. We spoke with National fleet manager Martin Edgecox who explained how the government owned company...

Driving for Better Business

Case Study – National Highways

Platform Housing Group has 47,000 social housing properties. Its subsidiary, Platform Housing Ltd runs 500 LCVs to allow employed tradespeople to maintain these properties. “When our operatives are behind the wheel, they are drivers, not engineers or carpenters or electricians. They have to...

Driving for Better Business

Case Study – Platform Housing Group

Tarmac is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Transport and Logistics is an essential part of the Tarmac business, from sourcing materials from quarries to production sites to delivering materials to customer construction sites. Tarmac operates...

Driving for Better Business

Case Study – Tarmac

TES 2000 is a railway infrastructure and construction company. It runs 140 LCVs, mostly two-seater vans, which are used purely for driver transport. In April 2020 Mick Kiely became the first professional fleet manager the company had ever had. He tells us how he drove down incident rates and...

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Case Study – TES 2000

Driving for Better Business is teaming up with Women in Transport, for the Women in Transport Podcast. Women in Transport is a non-for-profit promotional, professional-development and support group. In this first episode of the podcast we mark International Women's Day with a celebration of Women...

Driving for Better Business

Celebrating Women In Transport

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

Check if a Health Condition Affects Your Driving

You can use this service to check someone’s driving licence information, for example, vehicles they can drive or any penalty points or disqualifications.

DVLA

Check Someone’s Driving Licence Information

Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave ('furlough') due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

HMRC

Claim Employees’ Wages Through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Highways England’s CLEAR initiative shows how we collaborate with other emergency responders to  to deal with the incident as quickly and safely as possible.

National Highways

CLEAR – clearing incidents safely and quickly

The Highways England Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Team is collaborating on a range of initiatives to improve safety for drivers and operators of commercial vehicles as well as other road users.

National Highways

Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Case Studies

An introduction to Highways England’s Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Programme including initiatives aimed at tackling the main causes of incidents involving commercial vehicles.

National Highways

Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Programme

Ian Featherstone of Energy Saving Trust thinks grey fleet is being fuelled by a growing tendency for cash allowances to be offered to employees.

Energy Saving Trust

Companies are losing control with cash allowance

Following the deaths of two of its workers after driving whilst fatigued, a firm has been found guilty of failing to discharge its duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Driving for Better Business

Company found guilty after driver fatigue death

Confidence in your fleet safety profile comes from three things. Understanding everything you’re responsible for, making sure everything is managed in line with industry best practices, and having a robust audit trail to prove everything was done correctly. Barrie will talk through the key things...

Driving for Better Business

Confidence in the compliance of your fleet

Employers have a duty to consult with their employees, or their representatives, on health and safety matters. This leaflet is aimed at employers and discusses what they need to do to ensure they are complying with the law.

Health and Safety Executive

Consulting employees on health and safety: A brief guide to the law (INDG232)

What is the situation with car warranties during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? We've put together a list of what the car manufacturers are telling us about car warranties during the crisis.

Parkers

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Car warranty advice
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