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12 03, 2020

New policies urgers Fleet Operators to address dangers of drink and drug driving

2020-03-12T10:47:37+00:00March 12th, 2020|

Dangers of drink and drug driving - Fleet Operators urged to step up policies Fleet operators are being encouraged to step up their drug and alcohol policies with the help of new resources from the Global Fleet Champions campaign, to raise awareness of how fleets can protect themselves, their drivers, and the public from the [...]

11 03, 2020

Budget talk – £600bn in investment over the next five years for infrastructure

2020-03-11T16:33:06+00:00March 11th, 2020|

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has pledged £600bn in investment over the next five years for infrastructure and industry in today’s Budget. The announcement will mean that public investment will hit its highest levels since 1955, and will see capital budgets rise over £110m in 2024 and 2025. Part of the deal will [...]

6 03, 2020

What is cargo security and what technologies can be used to enhance it?

2020-03-09T09:38:44+00:00March 6th, 2020|

What is cargo security and what technologies can be used to enhance it? Supply chain security is an important priority for any organisation, every business needs to develop its practices for the security of their goods to prevent future losses within their company. With criminals becoming more sophisticated and value of cargo increasing, security [...]

4 03, 2020

Armed robbers threaten Taxi driver with a machete – the importance of Taxi CCTV

2020-03-06T14:49:19+00:00March 4th, 2020|

The need for CCTV has never been more prevalent.   Two men armed threatened a now traumatised taxi driver with a machete and stole his cash. The pair, who were travelling along Corporation Street in Swindon stole approximately £40 from the driver before leaving the vehicle and fleeing from the Taxi. Police are appealing [...]

2 03, 2020

20mph speed limit introduced on major roads in central London

2020-03-02T12:26:24+00:00March 2nd, 2020|

A 20mph speed limit has been enforced onto roads managed by TFL (Transport For London) in a bid to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on London’s roads. TFL manage around 5% of London’s roads, these are known as “red routes”. TFL has said ‘’we will re-calibrate all of the speed cameras in central London [...]

27 02, 2020

French authorities to do more to protect truck drivers, says RHA

2020-02-27T10:04:44+00:00February 27th, 2020|

The RHA has repeated its plea to the French authorities to do more to protect truck drivers from violent migrant gangs looking to enter the UK illegally. On Thursday night, 20th February a call was received by the authorities after an alleged threat with guns and knives at a French service station occurred. The driver [...]

24 02, 2020

FORS freeze membership prices during 2020, for the fifth year

2020-02-24T13:59:55+00:00February 24th, 2020|

FORS fees have now been fixed at the same rate since 2015, with the hold in membership costs announced as FORS enters its 12th year of operation. Now with 5,000 members across the UK, FORS continues to provide evolving best practice for transport operators of any size and vehicle make-up, delivering an even broader range of [...]

21 02, 2020

Free ‘global fleet champions’ driver behaviour webinar to improve fleet safety

2020-02-21T09:20:32+00:00February 21st, 2020|

'Improve Fleet Safety' The Essentials of Fleet Safety is a series of five, 60-minute webinars to give champions the essential elements of running a fleet safety programme. The webinars are based on the five pillars of Global Fleet Champions: Driver behaviour, Incident analysis and intervention, Vehicle procurement and maintenance, Journey routing and modal choice, and [...]

20 02, 2020

Prepare businesses now to avoid border delays, RHA urges Government

2020-02-20T12:39:48+00:00February 20th, 2020|

The Government must fully prepare businesses for new customs procedures if border delays are to be avoided next year, urged the Road Haulage Association. The call comes as the Association’s chief executive, Richard Burnett raised concerns that officials have failed to commit to a deadline to provide ‘the promised operating model for customs processes’. He [...]

7 02, 2020

Eliminating blind spots on your Commercial Fleet

2020-02-19T09:12:21+00:00February 7th, 2020|

Eliminating blind spots on your Commercial Fleet. Blind spots are proving to be a major cause of collisions leading to pedestrian and cyclists’ fatalities on London’s roads. It is believed that 31% of fatalities are from pulling away, 19% of fatalities are from turning left and 6% of fatalities are from turning right. Blind spots [...]