Developing Your Driving At Work Culture Post Lockdown
Driving at work culture survey

Lockdown’s been hard on us individually and hard on many businesses. Many have been pushed into remote working, even if their role doesn’t suit remote working. Furlough will have made many employees disconnected from their employer, they will have worried about job security and potentially planned a change in career direction. Communication will have been […]

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How holding individuals to account can improve fleet safety.
Holding people to account to improve fleet safety.

Holding People Accountable Almost 10 years ago, a Harvard business survey found that there was one management attribute the 46% of managers were found to be poor at, what was it? ‘Holding people accountable’. I’m not sure this situation has changed much. Even this week I’ve been talking to senior managers who felt sure that managers […]

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Driving in Windy Conditions
Driving in windy conditions blog article

Driving in windy conditions is a risk we often underestimate. Winter in the UK sees the windiest weather as the Gulf Stream moves further south and results in storms hitting the UK. The North and the West are the windiest areas. In the list of top 10 windiest locations in the UK, all are in […]

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How to stop microsleeps and prevent collisions
How to stop microsleeps and prevent collisions

Concentration has to be one of the most important aspects of driving. If we don’t concentrate when we are behind the wheel, sooner or later, we are bound to have a collision. Unfortunately, concentration is one of the first things to be affected by lack of sleep. It’s rare for a driver to completely fall asleep at […]

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How to improve your influencing skills
How to improve your influencing skills

If you’re in a fleet management or health and safety management role there may be occasions when you need to persuade senior managers and drivers alike to raise the priority level of fleet safety and driving standards. Improving your influencing skills can help you do that. Here are a few tips: Work out what makes […]

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How to prevent collisions by respecting sleep
How to prevent collisions by respecting sleep

How to prevent vehicle collisions by respecting sleep. It’s not something we spend a great deal of time thinking about. Many of us don’t consider the amount and quality of sleep we get.  Basically, we don’t give sleep the respect it deserves. It’s a natural function after all and without it, our behaviour is unnatural. […]

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Prevent vehicle collisions by taking a different approach

If you're not winning your risk management battles you'll find that you can prevent vehicle collisions by taking a different approach. Sir Basil Liddell Hart was a British soldier, military historian and strategist writing in the 1920’s. He studied 280 military campaigns and found that only 6 of those campaigns involved a direct attack on […]

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Driving When The Clocks Go Back
Driving when the clocks go back

This year the clocks go back on Sunday 25th October. There is an annual increase in vehicle accidents following the hour change as drivers must quickly adapt to driving in the dark. It is vital to be more aware when driving at this time of year so it is important to communicate with your drivers […]

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Three reasons why FORS accreditation is not reducing your collision frequency and claims costs
Is FORS helping reduce your claims frequency?

I speak to many fleet operators who need help preventing collisions and reducing claims costs. They have accreditation to the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) and they are still having collisions and insurance costs continue to rise. In fact, I’ve worked with fleet operators with FORS Gold accreditation who have loss ratios well over 100% […]

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The power of consequences in changing driver behaviour
The power of consequences

The power of consequences in changing driver behaviour must be used effectively. Many organisations which run a fleet of vehicles don’t have a formal approach to introducing a consequence if an employee isn’t meeting appropriate driving standards. Maybe the telematics data is showing up poor driving behaviour, maybe the driver is having regular collisions, there […]

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