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A simple guide to basic HGV driver working hours in the UK

Posted on 26th Nov, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

hgv driver at work

In addition to vehicle safety technology, adhering to strict driver hours are one of the most fundamental ways that drivers and fleet managers are able to keep HGVs safe. An overworked or overtired driver is more likely to let their …

Here’s what we know right now about the Direct Vision Standard

Posted on 11th Sep, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

hgvs row

The Direct Vision Standard is a vital consideration for any haulage operators moving through London, and something most operates are already preparing for. Alongside the ULEZ, it’s one of the latest sweeping regulations being applied across the city, aimed at …

Don’t underestimate the dangers of heat on your workforce

Posted on 22nd Jul, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

lorry heat

Rising temperatures can be dangerous with distracted driving and drowsiness being amongst the key hazards. While temperatures soar, it’s still important not to underestimate the effects of heat on your workforce.

How can dashcams and vehicle cameras affect insurance?

Posted on 14th May, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Dashcam-affect-insurance

We’ve covered the steady rise of dashcams before on our blog, and how they’re being increasingly used by everyone from private motorists to larger commercial vehicles. There’s no question that they’re becoming a more popular type of vehicle camera than …

Vision Techniques recognised in Top 100

Posted on 28th Apr, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

Once a year the Northern Tech Awards shines a light upon the leading technology businesses headquartered in the North of England and Scotland. Running since 2011 The Northern Tech awards are part of the events portfolio of GP Bullhound, the …

Speed limiting technology to become mandatory in the UK

Posted on 29th Mar, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

road speeding

You probably don’t need us to tell you that road safety is a massive ongoing issue, not just for us here in the UK, but globally. Recently, the European Commission has taken one of their biggest significant steps recently to …

The true size of HGV blind spots

Posted on 27th Feb, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

rear of hgv

It’s fair to say that other road users can underestimate just how difficult driving can be for HGV drivers. One of our recent posts discussed Direct Vision, (link) and why it’s so important. This blog follows neatly on from that, …

A brief evolution of road safety technology

Posted on 28th Jan, 2019 by Dominic Benabda

We’re at the start of a brand new year, ready to see what the next twelve months brings in new innovations and developments in the road safety and commercial vehicle technologies. As we prepare ourselves, we thought it was worth …

How to better protect your fleet in wet weather this winter

Posted on 20th Dec, 2018 by Dominic Benabda

lorry in rain and high winds

Though we’re apparently unlikely to have a white Christmas this year, the winter weather can still create plenty of concern for HGV drivers and fleet managers, especially those in the municipal industry. HGVs are amongst the largest and heaviest vehicles …

The Ealing Runaway that could have been stopped

Posted on 30th Jun, 2017 by Dominic Benabda

On June 1st, a lorry had a mind of its own as it rolled into the front of a pub in Ealing without a driver at the wheel. The incident threatened peoples safety and damaged the pub’s propiety, and it …