Navigating the 2024 Direct Vision Standards: A guide for fleet managers in London
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by Steven Lewis
4d ago
Did you know that the safety of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) in Greater London is undergoing a transformative change? The Direct Vision Standards (DVS) are revolutionising road safety by improving visibility and reducing collision risks. Let’s dive into the critical details of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS). Starting in October 2024, existing DVS Safety Permits will become void, and all vehicles weighing over 12 tonnes will need to reapply for a new Safety Permit. The DVS aims to enhance safety for heavy goods vehicle (HGV) operations. We will also explore the upcoming compliance requirements ..read more
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Van driver safety: Major report 
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by Beverley Wise
1M ago
You’re probably not surprised that road safety is a top concern for van drivers. They’re out there day after day, often working tight schedules with frequent stops, starts and deliveries. That means more exposure to the risks of the road.   So, what’s the current state of safety on European roads? And what could be done to make them safer for van drivers?   In setting out to answer these questions, we combined background research with a survey of nearly 1,000 van drivers across Europe. This post reflects some of our exclusive findings, with key updates for the UK (prefer to ..read more
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How to improve your fleet’s customer experience 
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by Beverley Wise
2M ago
A high-quality fleet customer experience is key to turning one-off jobs into long-term relationships and adding value to existing contracts. That’s why professional service companies are investing big in improving this hugely important aspect of their operation.  However, customer standards are higher than ever. Does your business use cars or vans to serve or deliver to customers? Then think of this post as a handy primer on generating business and customer loyalty. It breaks down the most important aspects of customer experience, whether you provide technical services or run a corporate ..read more
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Enhancing fleet efficiency and navigating DVSA regulatory changes
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by Steven Lewis
2M ago
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) plays a critical role in upholding vehicle and driver standards, ensuring safety and compliance. This blog explores the dual focus of optimising fleet efficiency and addressing DVSA regulatory changes. Join us as we delve into practical strategies for maximising efficiency and seamlessly navigating DVSA requirements in an ever-evolving regulatory landscape. The Impact of DVSA compliance on fleet efficiency and safety Adhering to DVSA standards can have a significant impact on fleet operations. By following these standards, fleet operators can ensu ..read more
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ZEV mandate explained: What does it mean for your fleet?
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by Richard Parker
3M ago
The Zero Emissions Vehicle mandate also known as the ZEV mandate is a pivotal regulation shaping the future automotive landscape. Aligning with the UK government’s strategy to be Net-Zero by 2050, the focus is accelerating the transition to zero-emission vehicles for cars and vans. In this article, we will explore the ZEV mandate’s significance and the key objectives it aims to accomplish. What is the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) mandate? The UK government is working with administrations on accelerating road transport decarbonisation. The aim is for all new cars and vans to be zero emission (Z ..read more
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Low Emission Zones – The comprehensive UK guide
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by Richard Parker
4M ago
Welcome to the essential guide to understanding the Low Emission Zones (LEZ) and Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ). As part of the UK’s bold stride towards a cleaner, greener future, these zones stand as critical components in the battle against air pollution, safeguarding our cities’ atmospheres by regulating the types of vehicles that can operate within them. Our cities are at a turning point, with clean air revolution policies being not just an option but a necessity to curb the detrimental effects of emissions. This guide will equip you with the knowledge to understand the regulations, the f ..read more
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Revolutionising EV Fleet Management: A Comprehensive Survey
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by Beverley Wise
4M ago
As organisations across the globe strive to reduce their environmental impact, fleet electrification has emerged as a core strategy. To gain valuable insights into this growing trend, Fleet World conducted an extensive EV survey in collaboration with E.ON and sponsored by Mazda, Ogilvie Fleet, and Webfleet. This survey aimed to understand the experiences of decision-makers and the shape of their electrification plans. In this article, we will explore the key findings from the survey and delve into how Webfleet, a leading provider of EV fleet management solutions, can assist businesses in overc ..read more
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Exclusive: Van driver survey
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by Beverley Wise
4M ago
If your business uses vans to get your products or services where they need to be, then drivers are key to your success. At Webfleet, we believe that empowering drivers means empowering your business to reach new levels of productivity. That’s why we’ve conducted a van driver survey with nearly 1,000 van drivers across Europe—to help you understand what’s happening for drivers on the road. From these exclusive insights, along with a range of revealing facts and figures from other sources, we get a clear picture of what van drivers think about their work, the problems they encounter and the sup ..read more
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Fleet electrification: How to maximise your ROI
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by Delphine Clement
5M ago
With the phase out of petrol and diesel vehicles approaching, you may be looking at fleet electrification as a solution. Assuming that’s the case, you’re probably considering how EV fleets differ from conventional fleets, not least when it comes to refuelling. As a fleet operator or manager, you’ve long been concerned with securing the best fuel deals and managing costs. And you know that introducing EVs changes all of this. In my role as Energy Transition Sales Director at Eaton, an intelligent power management company, I know how complex it can be for fleets to transition away from petrol an ..read more
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Understanding HGV Inspections & HGV Manuals
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by Steven Lewis
5M ago
HGVs (Heavy Goods Vehicles) play a vital role in the transportation industry by facilitating the efficient transportation of goods nationwide. It is essential to conduct regular HGV inspections. This guide provides valuable insights for maintaining the roadworthiness and safety of heavy goods vehicles. What is an HGV Inspection? A HGV inspection is a comprehensive examination ensuring heavy goods vehicles’ roadworthiness and compliance with safety regulations. This assessment involves inspecting the vehicle’s interior, exterior, technical systems, and documentation. The Legal Requirements for ..read more
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