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Are your drivers distracted?

driver distraction

Most drivers at some point have arrived at their destination without remembering very much about the journey. This can happen on a familiar route that’s driven every day or a journey driven on regular basis. Driver distractions Driver attention can be distracted by many things. It could be smoking, eating or taking a call on […]

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Winter Weather Tips for Drivers

When winter weather sets in and there’s heavy snow, ice and fog, the usual warnings about not driving aren’t always an option for commercial haulage drivers, lorry drivers and couriers, especially in peak trading months in the run up to Christmas. If you’re a fleet manager, now’s the time to brief all your commercial drivers […]

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Drivers slow down for UK Road Safety Week

Breaking the speed limit or travelling too fast for conditions is recorded by police at crash scenes as a contributory factor in one in four (23%) fatal crashes in Great Britain. Road Safety Week each November reminds us that speeding is a problem on many UK roads. With more powerful cars, trucks and commercial haulage […]

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Is it time to take driver health more seriously?

According to the Movember Foundation charity, one man dies every hour from prostate cancer in the UK. Over the past 13 years, Movember has given men’s health some serious attention. Across the world, men grow a moustache in November to help raise awareness of some of the biggest men’s health problems, including prostate and testicular […]

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Swift Insurance Claims Save Time and Money

If any of your commercial fleet drivers are involved in a road traffic accident, making a swift insurance claim can make a significant difference. There is a world of difference between a claim reported in 24 hours compared to one reported after 14 days. If a claim is reported in 24 hours, with full third […]

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Eye Health – how to help your drivers protect their eyesight

National Eye Health Week runs through to the 24 September, offering us all a timely reminder about the importance of eye health, especially for commercial haulage drivers and anyone driving vehicles at work. You may think a sight test is only needed to check whether vision needs correction, either with glasses or contact lenses. But […]

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How to improve off-road safety on your site

Did you know that vehicles in the workplace are a major cause of fatalities and serious injuries? According to the Health and Safety Executive every year there are over 5000 incidents that involve transport in the workplace. Every year some 50 incidents resulting in people losing their lives. The main causes of injury are people […]

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Come rain or shine this summer – help your drivers keep their cool

Whatever the weather, the UK’s commercial haulage drivers and those driving at work on a day to day basis are out in it. So far this summer, we’ve seen it all; gusty winds, torrential rain, sleet as well as sweltering sun that melted tarmac.  But what advice are you giving your company drivers to maintain […]

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