Licence Check launches driver app within coaching module

By |2023-11-13T09:59:41+00:00November 13th, 2023|Driving advice, Driving licences, Telematics, Van News|

As part of the DAVIS platform, the new Coaching module is designed to provide fleet and other line managers with a clear indication of driver attitude and knowledge by rating drivers as ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘watch’ or ‘action’ based upon their responses and willingness to learn. Clients also have the added benefit of demonstrating proactivity in minimising occupational road risk by improving knowledge and awareness amongst their driver pool, which could lead to a reduction in insurance premiums.

Driver mental health hit by soaring cost pressures

By |2023-03-21T13:30:25+00:00March 21st, 2023|Driving advice, Van News|

Fleets are facing considerable cost pressures – from high inflation to rising interest rates – but their strategies for navigating this volatile landscape must be balanced with a supportive working environment. Positive mental wellbeing is not only intrinsic to driver safety, it is vital for strong productivity, skills retention and an organisation’s reputation as an employer of choice.

In-cab driver tech helps hit sustainability and safety targets

By |2023-02-13T10:03:26+00:00February 14th, 2023|Driving advice, Telematics, Van management, Van News|

Technology, which incorporates driver leagues and unlocks access to rewards for those achieving Elite Driver status, directly motivates drivers to be better, smoother, and safer with the aid of live in-cab audible and visual alerts. This helps keep operators in the sweet spot of the engine and gives them an end-of-journey score to encourage eco-friendly driving.

How a fleet management firm achieved zero collisions and zero unscheduled downtime

By |2022-11-15T09:57:26+00:00November 15th, 2022|Driving advice, Van management, Van News|

Bedfordshire-based AES Fleet proves that the company doesn’t have to be huge to make sizeable savings. It runs nine Ford Transit vans, from which their mobile engineers fit and maintain camera systems, air conditioning units, telematics systems and more across the PSV, HGV and LCV sectors.

13 techniques to keep your fuel bill low

By |2017-09-22T16:27:33+01:00September 22nd, 2017|Driving advice, Guest blog, Van Advice|

IF your business involves a lot of driving, you’ll know just how infuriating it can be to see your various costs totted up at the end of the month. Between purchase costs and repairs, insurance, tax, and your fuel bill, it’s expensive to keep a van on the road. Chances are, you’re also feeling a little guilty about the toll [...]

Don’t be a railway amber gambler in festive rush

By |2015-12-11T08:54:42+00:00December 11th, 2015|Driving advice, Van News|

Level crossing alert to drivers Amber warning lights at road level crossings means ‘stop – a train is coming’ Be extra cautious in icy conditions; salt cannot be laid on crossings as it increases corrosion of the rails Never assume there is only one train coming or guess when a train might come. Beware of distractions. Loud music may mean [...]

Clarks fit blind spot technology to improve van safety

By |2015-11-10T10:07:16+00:00November 14th, 2014|Driving advice|

Backwatch safety mirror fitted as standard with Clarks drive-away welfare conversion CLARKS Vehicle Conversions has said it will fit blind spot detection technology to all its drive-away welfare conversion vans as standard to help business van operators protect vulnerable road users. The Doncaster based vehicle converter is doing this in support of Road Safety Week (17-23 November) with [...]

How to stay safe during extreme weather driving

By |2012-11-22T17:10:46+00:00November 22nd, 2012|Driving advice, Van News|

Story: COLIN DAWSON BRITAIN’S weather has always been unpredictable. And whether or not we are experiencing greater extremes of late remains a matter for debate. But there’s no questioning the fact that severe bouts of heavy rain have led to flooding in parts in the country, and driving in such conditions greatly increases the dangers of loss of [...]

It’s cold out there – tips to keep your business moving

By |2015-11-13T18:41:23+00:00November 12th, 2012|Driving advice|

  BRADLEY Wiggins' accident was a timely reminder of the perils of being on the road at this time of the year. The accident rate invariably takes a sharp rise in November. Cyclists, pedestrians and motor-cyclists bear the brunt according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists, being so much more difficult to see when it's wet and dark. [...]

Are you prepared for winter driving conditions?

By |2012-10-29T16:00:56+00:00October 29th, 2012|Driving advice, Van News|

Story: COLIN DAWSON TRADESMEN and SMEs whose businesses depend on their business vans remaining mobile must ensure they are prepared for the winter weather, warns the Freight Transport Association. In 2010 and 2011, the extreme circumstances caught out many business van operators who hadn’t made adequate preparations. In anticipation of a repeat, local authorities are building up salt [...]

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