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Company fined for failed risk assessment

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 15 December 2021 09:00:00 GMT

A commercial vehicle servicing and repair company has been fined after two workers suffered serious burns on March 27, 2020, when flammable brake cleaning fluid ignited causing a fire. The employees of the company used brake cleaning fluid to clean the grease from the walls of a vehicle inspection pit in the workshop.

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Categories: News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety, risk assessment, fleet compliance


The cost of compliance and training failings for transport operators

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 01 December 2021 09:15:00 GMT

The constant constraints we are subject to, be it because of the global crisis, of Brexit or of Covid-19 might force companies do the wrong choices in terms of what to cut on in order to get savings. But if you follow our blog you probably know compromising safety, driver training or compliance should never be the way to go.

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Categories: News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety, driver training, fleet compliance


New phone behind the wheel legislation coming in 2022

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 24 November 2021 09:15:00 GMT

The UK Government will tighten the rules on the use of mobile phones making it illegal to use a hand-held device under virtually any circumstance while driving.

It is already illegal to text or make a phone call (other than in an emergency) using a hand-held device while driving.

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Categories: News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety


Impaired driving huge concern for transport managers

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 01 September 2021 09:00:00 BST

Fleets are being warned of the rising use of drugs and alcohol which is causing concern about impairment in the workplace.

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Categories: drug driving, News, Stats & Facts, drink driving, fleet safety


Drug driver injures police in HGV crash

Posted by Eleonora Malacarne on 18 August 2021 14:05:00 BST

A drug driver who ignored a lane closure before crashing his HGV into a stationary police car, seriously injuring two police officers, has been jailed. Christopher Swain appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Tuesday (August 10) where he was sentenced for two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and for being over the specified limit for cannabis.

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Categories: drug driving, News, Stats & Facts, fleet safety


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