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Vans to be banned from cities under radical transport plan
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Vans to be banned from cities under radical transport plan

Changing the city centre Currently, there are said to be some 300,000 HGVs on UK roads alongside over 4,000,000 vans. Being major contributors to the air pollution, this is causing big problems in major cities. This number is ever-growing as the demand for delivery services rises in-line with the soaring popularity of online shopping. The […]

Government launches Road to Zero Strategy to lead the world in zero emission vehicle technology
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Driving test timing study
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Oxford aims to become first UK city to ban gas and diesel vehicles
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Oxford aims to become first UK city to ban gas and diesel vehicles

Monday, October 16, 2017 The Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council intend to deal with the “illegally-high levels of toxic nitrogen dioxide” in the city, in the most direct of ways. There is now a proposition of creating a zero emission zone in the city centre – the Oxford Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ), that […]

Road Test: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid
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Road Test: Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Although there’s no shortage of tax-efficient plug-in hybrid products in the UK, Hyundai’s is different to most. Rather than trying to offer warm performance behind a short electric range, the Ioniq is laser-focused on efficiency, bolstering an already frugal hybrid system with the ability to cut exhaust emissions during local use. This gives it only […]

Applying black box thinking to your fleet
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Applying black box thinking to your fleet

In last month’s newsletter, I mentioned I was taking Matthew Syed’s new book to read on holiday. Titled Black Box Thinking, it is a fantastic book, with many lessons to help improve the way we manage those who drive for work. The title comes from Syed’s initial look at how the airline industry handles safety […]

Do We Need a New Way to Tackle Speeding?
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Do We Need a New Way to Tackle Speeding?

According to the latest figures from police constabularies, drivers committed more than two million speeding offences in the UK in 2016. This is a new record for a twelve-month period. In total, 2,293,228 speeding offences were recorded during the year. Are we all speeding more? Or is there simply an increasing number of ways that […]

All you need to know about GDPR.
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All you need to know about GDPR.

New European legislation comes into effect next year which will have serious implications for anyone handling data generated from vehicles. In less than a year’s time, the fleet industry has got to wake-up to the serious ramifications of not complying with a new EU data directive – or risk facing fines of up to €20 […]

Is reducing air pollution putting our safety at risk?
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Is reducing air pollution putting our safety at risk?

The Royal Colleges of Physicians and of Paediatrics and Child Health warn that air pollution may be responsible for as many as 40,000 early deaths every year in the UK alone. Such findings have prompted the EU to set air pollution standards and to hold member countries accountable for meeting them. The UK has, after […]

DVSA aims to stop violence against its staff
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DVSA aims to stop violence against its staff

From:Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Part of:Road safety, Freight, and Crime prevention Published:10 August 2017 The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is taking a zero tolerance approach to physical and verbal assaults against its staff. Don’t take it out on our staff Between April 2016 and March 2017, more than 300 driving examiners, vehicle […]