A survey showed that 54% of motorists think van drivers take less care on the road, and 57% believe van drivers’ reputation for bad behaviour behind the wheel is deserved. But according to an RAC analysis, this belief is completely unfounded.
Leading fleet operators are considering a “driver passport” in order to improve driving standards and raise the level of professionalism amongst van drivers.
FTA Affinities general manager, Sam Law, said: “Companies using the FTA driver licence checking service are kept constantly informed of all relevant compliance issues, thus ensuring control of driver management and risks. .”
In order to understand the benefits of low-carbon commercial vehicles, Emissions Analytics has begun a two-year project to help understand the real costs of dual-fuel commercial vehicle emissions.
According to a survey commissioned by Lex Autolease, 77% of SMEs have never leased a van or any other vehicle before, and 54% of them say they don’t intend to in the future.
After analysing more than 1.3 million police crash reports, AXA Business Insurance has produced a report that shows the instances when you are most likely to crash your van.
Your van is a mobile billboard. This was true back in the 1960s where vans would advertise businesses using vinyl stickers. And it’s especially true in today’s modern age of advanced material technology for vinyl wrap sheets, ink and printing.
According to the RAC, over a fifth of van drivers and motorists are unaware that it’s illegal to check Twitter and Facebook whilst driving. The same study also found that 12% were unaware that driving whilst texting is illegal as well.