January 18, 2018

Under the Microscope – are you conducting frequent licence checks on your drivers?

Whether you are a small or large company, operating a fleet of vans involves engaging a driver for those vehicles.  As an employer, it is your overall responsibility and due diligence to ensure that your drivers hold the correct licence to drive a particular vehicle or combination of vehicle and trailer. The starting point is […]

Driving you out of business?

When recruiting a new driver, the obvious starting point is to conduct a driver licence check. This will highlight if the candidate has any previous convictions such as speeding and confirm whether the prospective driver is eligible to drive and the category of licence that they hold.  This sounds obvious but is so frequently overlooked. […]

The DVSA targets UK and fleet

You may already be aware that the two government agencies responsible for testing vehicles and administering driving tests have merged into one in order to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency (VOSA) are now known as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency or more […]

What does your van say about your business?

Just like your clothing, the van you (or your staff) drive says a lot about you and your business, explains Jonathon Backhouse. If the van is dirty, untidy or badly maintained, the perception of your business in your customers’ eyes may well be adversely affected as they associate your scruffy, dirty van with the professionalism […]

Licence Bureau reveals most common driving licence failures

Over five in every thousand company car, van and truck drivers do not hold a valid licence to legally drive their vehicle, according to a report from Licence Bureau. Without a licence checking service in place, the companies empowering those employees to drive a company vehicle would be breaking the law and compromising their Duty […]

Are you checking your drivers’ licences?

Operating one or a fleet of vans involves engaging a driver for those vehicles.  Whenever you operate a business in which individuals are expected to drive, it is well established that you have responsibilities to ensure they are licensed appropriately to drive a particular vehicle or combination of vehicle and trailer, explains James Backhouse. The […]