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What’s the difference between FORS and the Direct Vision Standard?

Posted on 5th Feb, 2020 by Charlotte Coop

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By now, FORS and Direct Vision are both well known to most fleet managers, especially since they’ve both been around for quite some time. However, since they share certain similarities it can sometimes be easy to confuse them. With the …

Telematics data reveals the 5 biggest causes of UK road accidents

Posted on 23rd Jan, 2020 by Charlotte Coop

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Telematics makes up one of the cornerstone products amongst our extensive range of vehicle safety products here at Vision Techniques, so we know firsthand the sorts of benefits it can provide to drivers and fleet managers. The same can be …

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

Posted on 26th Nov, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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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 …

What’s involved in a heavy vehicle test?

Posted on 16th Oct, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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All drivers are familiar with MOTs – the mandatory annual tests that certify each vehicle is safe to use on British roads. The standards for an MOT pass are reasonably strict, so it makes sense that where the tests for …

Upgrading your fleet? Don’t neglect the importance of driver training

Posted on 17th Sep, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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Vehicle safety technology has come a long way in the last few decades, and it’s evolving further with every passing year. (We should know!) Today, modern devices can improve the awareness of drivers, heighten overall visibility and even remind them …

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

Posted on 11th Sep, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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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 …

Why are driver checks so important for HGV drivers?

Posted on 29th Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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Driver checks are an essential part of hiring or vetting a new employee, but they’re far more than just a box ticking exercise. As far as fleet managers are concerned, performing the appropriate driver checks is in everyone’s best interests …

Checklist for HGV driver safety

Posted on 5th Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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HGV drivers are actually some of the most careful drivers you’ll find out on UK roads. To qualify as an HGV driver, candidates must undergo extensive additional training to help them accurately judge and handle the vehicle’s significant size and …

STOPSAFE shortlisted for an FTA

Posted on 2nd Aug, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

FTA has announced the 58 finalists in the running to win an accolade at the prestigious FTA Logistics Awards 2019, following a record number of entrants this year. The awards, now in their third year, celebrate the companies and individuals …

Don’t underestimate the dangers of heat on your workforce

Posted on 22nd Jul, 2019 by Charlotte Coop

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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.