11 02, 2022

Motorists in danger of breaking new Highway Code rules

2022-06-22T10:18:49+01:00February 11th, 2022|

Lack of communication from the Government on sweeping changes to the Highway Code from next weekend means many motorists could inadvertently break the rules of the road, according to IAM RoadSmart.     The major updates include four new rules and 49 changes to the Code, introducing the requirement for drivers to give way to [...]

2 07, 2021

Haulage operator sentenced to 15 years in prison

2022-06-22T10:19:30+01:00July 2nd, 2021|

A haulage operator has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after causing the death of two men in a horrific crash on the M62. The pair died when the truck, which was carrying a large static caravan jack-knifed and crashed through the central reservation. The court heard that the owner had completed safety checks [...]

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 [...]

27 01, 2020

TFL issues more than 8,000 permits for Direct Vision Standard (Vision Zero)

2024-02-08T12:57:31+00:00January 27th, 2020|

The Direct Vision Standard seeks to eliminate dangerous Heavy Goods Vehicle blind spots, proven to be the cause of pedestrian and cyclist deaths and serious injuries. Transport for London (TfL) has today announced that it has issued more than 8,000 Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Safety Permits, as part of the Direct Vision Standard since it [...]

21 01, 2020

Educating drivers on the specific dangers pedestrians face – FORS eLearning

2020-01-21T13:14:16+00:00January 21st, 2020|

FORS Professional Pedestrian Safe is the latest free-to-access eLearning module available online to FORS members. The new eLearning module seeks to educate drivers on the specific dangers pedestrians face and what they can do to protect them. Pedestrian Safe joins the existing suite of safety eLearning modules (Cycle Safety, Van Smart, Smart Driving, and Bridge [...]

20 01, 2020

How to improve your customer service with Telematics

2020-02-19T09:12:57+00:00January 20th, 2020|

Today’s customers demand a high level of customer service. One thing to consider is if your customers are suffering at the cost of your mistakes, are your drivers delivering goods or attending jobs on time? Is your fleet uptime enough to keep up with the demand of your customers? The use of Telematics will help you monitor [...]

13 01, 2020

The impact of Brexit on the Haulage industry

2020-02-21T13:34:46+00:00January 13th, 2020|

As the UK prepares to leave the EU on the 31st January this year, the Haulage and International Supply Chain industry are urged to act now and be prepared for the potential impact. The priority for the UK is to negotiate a trade deal with the EU to provide as much access as possible for [...]

9 01, 2020

How to achieve an ROI (Return on Investment) with Telematics

2020-01-09T11:08:57+00:00January 9th, 2020|

Telematics systems are producing more data than ever, the International Data Corporation back in 2014 predicted that by 2020, the world will be generating 44 times more data than we were in 2009. We can convert this large amount of Telematics data to meaningful information, displayed to you in an intelligent dashboard that is easy to use. With Telematics [...]

17 12, 2019

Direct Vision Standard Part 2 – Vehicle Ratings

2024-02-08T12:58:12+00:00December 17th, 2019|

Every day, two people are killed or seriously injured on London's streets by vehicles travelling at inappropriate speeds. Whether you're pulling away too quickly, accelerating too hard or not giving yourself enough time to brake, the higher the speed, the higher the risk. One hundred and twelve people were killed in personal injury road traffic [...]

10 12, 2019

Venson’s Guide on keeping electric vehicles moving this winter

2019-12-10T15:42:07+00:00December 10th, 2019|

Venson provides fleets with practical advice on keeping electric vehicles moving this winter Recognising the growth of the UK’s electric vehicle (EV) parc and the improving popularity of EV’s amongst company car drivers, Venson Automotive Solutions is offering fleet managers top tips on how to ensure their drivers maintain a healthy winter-ready EV battery. Alison [...]

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