As a company, we have just been asked to take part in a DVSA pilot scheme that could transform how businesses approach fleet compliance.
Called “Earned Recognition”, it provides commercial vehicle fleets who can prove good compliance track records with the possibility of reducing the number of inspections they undergo plus a range of other benefits.
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As you may know, the Government is currently undertaking a consultation on whether to extend the first MoT for cars and vans from three to four years. Having looked at the document the Department of Transport has published, we believe there is a good argument for treating the two types of vehicle differently.
The key argument is favour of an MoT extension is that vehicles are now much better made than even a few years ago. This is true but ignores the hard punishment that many vans undergo, which tends to be greater than cars.
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Just like taking out the recycling, walking the dog on a rainy day and mowing the lawn, the walkaround safety check can feel like a chore. Life would be so much easier if our drivers could simply jump into their van, turn on the radio and start the day. But instead they must find the clipboard and a pen that works, then fill out yet another form, remembering to hand it in to the office where it will be checked – sometime – and then filed away. Gathering dust, in a folder. Third drawer down. There – right at the back. Sounding familiar?
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It is estimated that between one quarter and one third of reported road casualties occur in road accidents involving someone who was driving, riding or otherwise using the road for work purposes. Continue reading “Where is that paperwork?”
Teletrac Navman, in conjunction with FleetCheck, are launching a campaign calling on UK fleet operators to check whether their fleets are legally compliant.
Fleet operators will be able to download an interactive Fleet Compliance Checklist from the Teletrac Navman website.
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