Using audible and visual nudge psychology, developed in association with the University of Bath, Lightfoot’s in-cab device keeps drivers in the sweet spot of their engine, guiding them toward their weekly target of becoming Elite Drivers, which unlocks access to a host of weekly prize draws.
As part of the DAVIS platform, the new Coaching module is designed to provide fleet and other line managers with a clear indication of driver attitude and knowledge by rating drivers as ‘excellent’, ‘good’, ‘watch’ or ‘action’ based upon their responses and willingness to learn. Clients also have the added benefit of demonstrating proactivity in minimising occupational road risk by improving knowledge and awareness amongst their driver pool, which could lead to a reduction in insurance premiums.
While chargepoints on company sites are not, as yet, governed by regulation in the same way as the rapidly-expanding public charging network, VWFS Fleet states that businesses should still ensure they are doing the right thing when it comes to making charging a positive experience for all company car and commercial van drivers, as well as other employees who might want to charge up an EV on company premises.
The Derby-based business, part of the Compliance Division of the Ebbon Group, recorded a total of 1,030,552 licence checks through its award-winning DAVIS (Driver and Vehicle Information Solution) platform between April 2022 and March this year, the highest of any licence checking business in the UK and a 21% increase over the previous year.
Arval UK is encouraging fleets to take action as a range of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) devices were made compulsory on all new models in the EU last year and, as a result, are also being made part of UK specifications. Safety systems have the potential to be highly effective, but drivers need to understand how to incorporate them into their daily driving.
Fleets are facing considerable cost pressures – from high inflation to rising interest rates – but their strategies for navigating this volatile landscape must be balanced with a supportive working environment. Positive mental wellbeing is not only intrinsic to driver safety, it is vital for strong productivity, skills retention and an organisation’s reputation as an employer of choice.
Research found the last year had seen those suffering with mental health issues rise to half from a third compared with the previous year. Overworking and struggling to maintain a work-life balance were the biggest causes, with side effects including sleep problems, stress headaches and panic attacks.
An evolution of the current Fleet File module within DAVIS, Fleet+ provides a depth of insight and fleet intelligence into a whole host of relevant fleet management issues, through its consolidation of big data, smart fleet analysis and highly visual dashboards. Areas covered include lifecycle management of owned and leased vehicles, mileage management, CO² emission analysis, accident management and fleet compliance, all with an emphasis on risk, efficiency, and sustainability.
Grey fleet vehicles in the public sector drive an estimated 1.5 billion miles yearly at a cost of £786 million. It rises for the private sector to an estimated 11 billion miles per year at the cost of up to £5 billion. The average grey fleet vehicle is 8.1 years old and is more likely to have maintenance issues.
All businesses have a legal duty to actively manage health and safety in the workplace and ensure they have policies and procedures in place to reduce work-related risk to both employees and members of the public. When travelling for business, vehicles are considered a place of work and must be well-maintained, taxed, insured, hold a current MOT, and be ‘fit for purpose’.
Growing problem here is not with recreational drugs but those that have been prescribed by your doctor or even those can be bought freely in any pharmacy and often supermarkets, too. Ironically, they can even be found in service stations. There is a relatively long list of medications that are used every day for perfectly legitimate reasons by employees driving cars on business but which contain ingredients that are actually illegal and will increase the chances of being involved in an accident in a similar manner to drink-driving
In combination with FMG’s market leading experience, businesses will benefit also from ODO’s automated integration, ensuring all information and data regarding any accident will be visible to the fleet manager through the ODO fleet management dashboard. This consequent reduction in the use of multiple sources of data and information, provides significant time and cost savings.
Northgate Safe Driver was developed in response to a customer survey Northgate carried out late in 2021, which defined the key priorities of its van customers. Companies put drivers first, with wellbeing, safety, compliance listed as their top three priorities, followed by business cost savings.
Current health and safety regulations stipulate that organisations need robust policies in place to ensure that every grey fleet car is fit for purpose, has a valid MoT, is insured for appropriate business use and that the employee has a valid driving licence. ONE in six firms fail to check grey fleet vehicles - private cars used for work, estimated to [...]
Speed offences: driver primarily responsible NEW One of my drivers has been reported by the police for speeding while driving a company vehicle during working hours. Can I be held responsible too as his employer? The driver of the vehicle will primarily be held responsible for this offence, but employers may also be liable - for instance where they set [...]