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Protect Your Drivers, Inform Your Fleet

Written by: Neil

Protect Your Drivers, Inform Your Fleet

Need to protect your drivers and take the hassle out of duty of care compliance issues? Searching for the latest advice about moving goods to Europe and beyond? Well, Petrol News has information from two great knowledge-based firms for the logistics business.

Protect Your Drivers

Driving is probably the most dangerous activity that you can ask one of your employees to undertake for you. However, it is often one of the many health and safety legislations that gets overlooked, including that hidden ‘grey’ fleet of drivers using their own vehicles.

Making sure that you have the necessary policies in place to protect you and your business in the event of an accident is a must for any organisation that has drivers out on the road. This is where Complete Care can take care of your business.

As an employer or fleet manager, you must be pro-active, and are able to demonstrate that you have minimised the risks to your drivers and the public. There are three different packages Complete Care can help with and its Duty of Care Compliance service can be mixed and matched if you have a mix of company vehicle drivers and owner drivers.

Inform Your Fleet

On the road, if you’re an international haulier, account logistics or any other professional part of the freight industry, it is good to know that The Freight Transport Association has published its latest European Road Transport Guide.

In this 22nd edition, FTA encompasses essential facts for fleet operators, including details of public holidays, weekend lorry bans and toll prices.

New content includes brief, early comments on how Brexit might affect international operations; top tips for safe summer and winter driving; precautions to consider when travelling to risky destinations; drivers’ hours and new restrictions on weekly rest in the cab; and minimum wages and requirements around the posting of workers in some member states.

Update Your Vehicles

Company cars due for an update or are your commercial vehicles costing more to maintain? Call FCS Vehicle Solutions on 01273 020588. With direct fleet terms in place with many manufacturers, its able to find you the most competitive deals for both cars and light vans (up to 3.5 tonnes). For its latest van offers, click here.