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Steel company fined after driver is killed in a loading operation

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 17 February 2021 09:00:00 GMT

The company PCR Steel has been fined this February after a driver was fatally injured by steelwork, which fell from a telehandler forklift truck during loading.

The incident dates back to April 2019. The driver was performing an unplanned lifting operation, loading a metal balcony base frame onto a flatbed trailer, when the incident occurred. The load was not secured and the balcony frame weighing approximately 400kg fell and crushed the 47-year-old man, who had been standing on the back of the trailer bed.

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Categories: Fleet Management, fleet safety, Health and Safety at work

Mobile phone use behind the wheel: some eye-opening campaigns

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 03 February 2021 09:00:00 GMT

The use of mobile phone behind the wheel is one of the unfortunately many distracted driving habits that are contributing factors in many crashes that could unfortunately lead to injuries or to fatalities. The use of smartphones while driving is particularly dangerous as it does not only take away the driver's mind off the task of driving, but also implies a manual distraction (hands are not on the steering wheel) and a visual one (eyes are off the road).

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Categories: Fleet Management, distracted driving, fleet safety

Reducing distracted driving in your fleet: some strategies

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 27 January 2021 09:00:00 GMT

Distracted driving kills and injures every year thousands of people and professional drivers are not exempted from that. With the increasing pressure drivers suffered with the pandemic that has seen Covid-19 as an extra source of risk and distraction and with the global number of fatalies on the road caused by distraction increasing, some countries decided to strengthen measures against it. Now companies are following the example and are taking action to tackle distraction - here you have some steps you can actually take.

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Categories: Fleet Management, distracted driving, fleet safety

Lower traffic volumes do not stop the pothole season

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 20 January 2021 09:00:00 GMT

Despite the lower volume of traffic on British (and European) roads because of the pandemic, the RAC has been called to rescue around 1,500 drivers that suffered a pothole-related breakdown during the last 3 months of 2020.

The numbers, published on what is known as the National Pothole Day, January 15th, do not only reveal the cause of the pothole-related breakdowns (1,461 call-outs for damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs and distorted wheels reveals, representing nearly 1% (0.9%) of all RAC attendances), but also correspond to the same proportion of breakdowns attended by the RAC in the same period in 2019 and even slightly more than in 2018 - when Coronavirus wasn't even on the radars and vehicle circulation was normal compared to now.

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Categories: Fleet Management, News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety

Happy new year from the Transpoco Team!

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 06 January 2021 09:00:00 GMT

Happy new year from the Transpoco team! We hope you made the most out of the holiday season and are ready to start a new year full of optimism: we all wish 2021 is going to treat us all better than 2020. To start on the right foot, here is some food for thought with the best articles of 2020:

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