Thursday, April 26, 2018

Safety first…second. Or not at all?

SMALLER business van fleets are putting safety on the back seat and not being proactive to protect themselves from potentially huge claims, according to...

What’s the law on overhanging loads?

VAN manufacturers are coming up with some ingenious ways of transporting long loads nowadays. Overhanging loads – what you need to know Up to 1m -...

Mercedes Vans urges UK van drivers to check they’re legal to drive

Mercedes Vans is urging all van drivers in the UK to check out the facts around Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) requirements, before venturing out...

CPC completion deadline looming for small van fleet operators

TRADES and small van fleet operators, with vans over 3.5 tonnes need to register quickly, to avoid falling foul of new legislation on Driver...

IAM calls for tougher mobile phone penalties

MOST people believe that using a mobile 'phone while driving is unsafe –  yet, since 2006, 750,000 fixed-penalty notices have been issued for this...

New driving offence targets middle-lane hogs and tailgaters

THOSE irritating motorway middle-lane hoggers who hold you up on the way to a job will now risk a £100 fine and three penalty...

What happens if I get a fixed penalty notice?

THE UK driving licence system works on a points basis - too many points, and a driver can get disqualified for a while. Not...

Small businesses punished as London parking tickets jump 50%

VAN operators in London are being hounded by parking wardens working for cash squeezed London councils happy to plaster van windscreens with yellow penalty...

At work drivers take more risks

If you drive as part of your job, do you knowingly take risks behind the wheel? New reseach shows that many 'professional' drivers do just that.

Van drivers more likely than car drivers to break traffic laws, survey reveals

Mobile phone use is the biggest offender, and it's worst of all in London.
Pressure on drivers to get the job done, and keep customers informed all contribute.

Van drivers should be aware of the dangers of social drinking and driving

VAN operators should be reminding their drivers of the dangers of drink-driving during June. And tradesmen you should be reminding yourself of the dangers. More...

Careless driving to attract fixed penalty fine

CARELESS driving to be a fixed penalty offence to tackle dangerous drivers says government.

Government ups focus on drink and drug driving

THE government has announced new measures to crack down on drink and drug driving.

Van driver successfully challenges speeding ticket

GARETH Powell has much to be thankful for the vehicle tracking system in his van – it proved his innocence.

Five years’ jail for careless van drivers who kill

Van drivers who kill while avoidably distracted at the wheel will face prison under new careless driving laws.
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