With more than 4 million vans registered in the UK, it is a common misconception that there is no legislation governing van drivers and van operations. Due to their size and weight, vans can be driven and used for anything – right?
Wrong, in fact very wrong. With an increase of roadside stops for vans and the average fine per offence in the region of £972, it doesn’t take long for van drivers and owners to figure out that vans which don’t comply with the rules, regulations standards and procedures can be a costly experience in fines, let alone additional costs for recovery and repair.
The Van Driver Toolkit
Working with the Highways England Commercial Vehicle Incident Prevention Team, we have produced a series of driver information cards and online modules to assist van drivers and fleet operators in dispelling uncertainty and myth. They can be accessed online and they’ll help you implement best practice for what is required to reduce costs, improve operating conditions and ensure safe and legal vehicles and wellbeing for drivers at all times.
The Van Driver Toolkit is nearing completion now and will be free to access for those fleets who are registered with Driving for Better business. If you would like to be notified when the toolkit becomes available, please complete the form below to register your interest.