Tackling the ‘climate emergency’ forms a key battleground for the major political parties in the run-up to the December 12 general election.
Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) – also known as dual purpose models – are in growing demand as company cars and their popularity could be slowing a transition to ‘clean and efficient car fleets’ as new reports suggest they are responsible for a major increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
All new cars and vans sold in the UK from mid-2022 will feature as standard a raft of safety-focused technology including advanced emergency braking (AEB) systems, driver drowsiness and attention warning systems and event data recorders.
The Government has committed to review the ‘reckless act’ of driving while using a hand-held mobile device to film or take photos – but it is unlikely to change the penalty of a £200 fine and six penalty points.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reinforced its commitment to the rapidly expanding vans sector with the launch of a dedicated Van Policy Working Group.
Fleet drivers are getting better at filling up their company cars and vans with diesel exhaust fluid with the AA reporting fewer call-outs – but education remains critical, according to the breakdown organisation.
Fleet operators and van drivers are being urged to increase light commercial vehicle security after new figures revealed a 45% rise in thefts in the last four years.
Jaama launches revolutionary vehicle maintenance and document exchange solution.
The majority of employers do not offer eye care to drivers, potentially putting staff and company reputation at risk, it is claimed.