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40 per cent of all car, van and lorry drivers admit to driving while tired. We look at some of the effects of sleep deprivation.

FTA

Drowsy Driving: Why businesses must wake up to the threat

Transport firm has is O Licence revoked and is forced to close after driver caused death of cyclist by careless driving.

Driving for Better Business

Dr Suzanna Bull: Lorry company closed after cyclist’s death

Driving for Better Business looks at some of the challenges in deciding whether electric vans are right for your fleet.

Driving for Better Business

Electric Vans: The Magic Bullet?

There are no reasons why electric vehicles should not be as safe as any other, however, they do bring specific risks with which you may be unfamiliar.

Driving for Better Business

Electric Vans and your ‘Driving for Work’ policy

Denise Beedell of the FTA looks at electric vans and the need for further action from government and manufacturers.

FTA

Electric vehicles: Are they meeting expectations?

Agency drivers should be as compliant as any other driver. Richard Owen-Hughes of Driver Hire Nationwide tells us how to achieve it.

Driver Hire

Ensuring high driving standards with agency drivers

Drivetech has created a new online course available free to any business operator where ‘other than normal business drivers’ are being called into essential action.

DriveTech

Essential driver training guide to help during the COVID-19 pandemic

For drivers of goods vehicles or combinations of vehicle and trailer of more than 3.5 tonnes and passenger vehicles with more than 9 seats (including the driver’s).

Department for Transport

European Union (EU) Rules on drivers’ hours and working time – simplified guidance

This guide teaches employers how to evaluate their Managing Occupational Road Risk (MORR) activities in order to check their effectiveness.

RoSPA

Evaluation Occupational Road Risk Management Activities

The NFU works hard to promote safety on rural roads, particularly at peak use times such as harvest and during winter weather. See our latest news, information and member briefings.

NFU

Farm transport news, guides and resources

This guide aims to help users of farm equipment to comply with the law in a practical way, using a  common set of forms to ensure your machinery better maintained and safer to use.

NFU

Farm vehicle health check

Stephen Briers, Editor-in-Chief of Fleet News, says there is nothing inherently wrong with having a grey fleet but good management takes admin time, the right processes and resource.

Fleet News

Far too few companies manage grey fleet properly

What employers can do to prepare their professional drivers for a safe return to work after lockdown.

Fresh Air Alertness Management

Fatigue: Returning to work safely after lockdown

How safe do you think your fleet is today? It’s very easy to think that, because a fleet has been incident free for a while, everything must be fine. That can then lead to complacency, and an incident happening, seemingly out of nowhere. Assess your fleet confidence level with this tool -...

Driving for Better Business

Fleet Confidence Footprint

Your monthly Driving for Better Business Fleet Safety Focus Update in collaboration with the National Highways Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Team.

National Highways

Fleet Safety Focus

Distraction is a leading a cause of collision. Whether manual, visual or cognitive, a distracted driver is not in full control of their vehicle, nor able to process and adapt to the changing environment around them. Fleets should educate drivers about the huge risks associated with distraction,...

National Highways

Fleet Safety Focus – Distraction

Driver fatigue may be a contributory factor in up to 20% of road incidents, and up to one quarter of fatal and serious incidents. It’s a huge risk for fleets, drivers and for the general public – and commercial vehicle drivers are vulnerable to fatigue due to demanding workloads and high...

National Highways

Fleet Safety Focus – Driver Fatigue

Anyone driving for work, and the company which employs them, has a responsibility to ensure that their vehicle moves safely around other road users, and in particular vulnerable road users. Recent changes to the Highway Code created a hierarchy of road users which means those who can do most...

National Highways

Fleet Safety Focus – Other Road Users

Insecure loads are illegal, and highly dangerous. 62,000 items fell off vehicles onto the strategic road network in 2022. This is a key cause of injury, serious collisions and network delays. Drivers must be trained in how to secure their loads, and in the correct use of appropriate restraint...

National Highways

Fleet Safety Focus – Safe Loading

As well as maintaining its FORS Gold status, Galaxy will now aim for DVSA Earned Recognition status. Wayne says this will prove it has excellent compliance systems. Wayne says it is important to recognise the value of the process. “Audits and accreditations are a chance to review where you...

Driving for Better Business

Galaxy Insulations – Accreditations

Galaxy uses RAM Tracking to monitor its drivers, and line managers read the generated reports weekly. However, Wayne emphasises that when feedback is given to drivers, it is never punitive, but always supportive. Equally their driver training is geared to maximise driver investment in the process....

Driving for Better Business

Galaxy Insulations – Driver Performance

Galaxy’s insurance claims handler provides a claims portal with a dedicated phone line for drivers to call in the event of a collision. This provides instant first notification of loss, and better collation of information at the scene, both of which Wayne expects to drive down claims costs.

Driving for Better Business

Galaxy Insulations – Fleet Insurance

Wayne says that safety is an integral part of Galaxy’s culture. The £95m turnover company is now employee-owned, but it already had a long history of close ties with its employees. It emphasises employee well-being, with a health scheme, financial well-being consultancy, and mental health...

Driving for Better Business

Galaxy Insulations – Safety Culture

Check sheet is designed to help the user ensure that the relevant machine is correctly and safely maintained

NFU

General trailed appliance health check
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