Bus company fined £2.3 million after unfit driver killed two people

Telematics has the ability to flag up dangerous and unfit drivers, but a bus company has just been fined £2.3 million for failing to act on these warnings after an overworked driver crashed into a supermarket, killing two people. Fleet…



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Van Excellence report highlights less than excellent driver supply

A range of issues in the haulage sector including driver shortages and mental health concerns have been highlighted in the 2018-19 Van Excellence report, which has just been published. One key finding of this year’s report is that a shortage…



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Telematics helps slash teenage driver casualties fall by a third

Black box telematics insurance policies have helped dramatically reduce the number of young drivers killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents. Since 2011, road casualties involving drivers aged between 17 and 19 have dropped by over a third (35…



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Diesel dogs: Half of van drivers bring along their pooch

Life on the road can be lonely at times, but new research has revealed one way in which van drivers are combating the solitude: by bringing along a canine companion. On any given day, the average professional driver spends over…



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Fleet owners ‘could fall foul of new London emissions charges’

Businesses that use vans could find themselves falling foul of new emissions regulations that are set to come into effect in London next year. Cox Automotive said at an event co-hosted by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA)…



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