Fleet Management

V5C Vehicle Logbook – Top 5 Unusual Reasons for Ordering a Replacement

V5C Vehicle Logbook – Top 5 Unusual Reasons for Ordering a Replacement

We’ve all heard the age-old common excuses of ‘the dog ate my homework’, ‘I can’t get out because of the snow’ and ‘I’ve got one of those 24-hour bugs’’, but when it comes to ordering a replacement V5C document, UK citizens have been pulling out some particularly unique excuses.  The V5C, sometimes referred to as […]

Fleet Management Posted by Rob Spivey on October 5, 2021.
Need to drive? Whatever your essential journey, make it SAFE

Need to drive? Whatever your essential journey, make it SAFE

An AA poll in October 2020 revealed that half of all drivers are now doing fewer miles than they were before the pandemic. Now that schools are opening again, and non-essential businesses won’t be far behind them, you may need to use the car more often. But, vehicles that have not been used frequently can […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on March 19, 2021.
What’s Changed in the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness?

What’s Changed in the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness?

The way we categorise vehicle defects is changing. From the 1st February 2021, there are a number of changes to vehicle defect categories in the DVSA’s guide to maintaining roadworthiness. The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness is the DVSA (Driver Vehicle and Standards Agency) document for transport manages and fleet owners to understand how to comply […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on January 13, 2021.
UPDATE: Should you be worried about old tyres?

UPDATE: Should you be worried about old tyres?

Updated rules for 2020/2021 The latest MovinOn blog has confirmed that tyres over 10 years old on HGVs and PSVs will be banned. The legislation takes effect on 1 February 2021 and applies to any HGV or PSV tested at Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs), as well as some vehicles in the MOT scheme (vehicles with more […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on December 16, 2020.
Reflecting on Road Safety Week

Reflecting on Road Safety Week

Now that Road Safety Week (which ran from the 16th to 22nd November) has drawn to a close, now seems like a good time to reflect on the mission at the heart of this year’s campaign to “stop road deaths and injuries”. So how can the transport & logistics sector help to keep road users […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on November 23, 2020.
Avoid bridge strikes with route planning software

Avoid bridge strikes with route planning software

Last year the DVSA released new guidance for Daily Walkaround Checks regarding bridge strikes and vehicle height. Now, The Office for the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) has released new guidance, advising operators to use route planning software in order to avoid low bridges. What happens when the vehicle is too high to safely pass under a […]

Fleet Management Route Optimisation & Planning Posted by Zoe on October 21, 2020.
Changes to EU drivers’ hours and tachograph rules

Changes to EU drivers’ hours and tachograph rules

Changes to EU drivers’ hours and tachograph rules EU rules on drivers’ hours and tachographs have changed, with the new guidelines that came into force on 20th August 2020. The Department for Transport (DfT) announced the changes earlier this month. The rules now include: A requirement for drivers to ‘return home’ every four weeks Drivers must […]

Fleet Management Logistics & Transport Management (TMS) Software Posted by Zoe on August 25, 2020.
DVIR: Keep US Commercial Vehicles Safe & Compliant

DVIR: Keep US Commercial Vehicles Safe & Compliant

Vehicle Maintenance & DVIR Stream Check is able to help maintain compliance with most of the BASICs (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories) set out as part of the CSA (Compliance Safety & Accountability) SMS (Safety Measurement System) from the FMSCA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), but it really excels in the area of Vehicle Maintenance. […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on March 18, 2020.
How not to fail your fleets annual vehicle test

How not to fail your fleets annual vehicle test

‘FAILED‘ That’s the last thing you want to see on any of your own fleet’s annual vehicle test. But, around 11% of vehicles will fail their annual test the first time. There are some steps you can take to ensure you’re lorries, buses and trailers don’t make up part of that statistic. What is the […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on March 11, 2020.
Back to BASICs: Measuring the safety of US vehicles

Back to BASICs: Measuring the safety of US vehicles

The BASIC categories for safety measurement Carriers are scored on seven separate Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs). Unsafe Driving The Unsafe Driving BASIC is based on driver behaviour, measured on safety events & violations (inspections, violations, crashes). The carriers’ BASIC score for Unsafe Driving is based on roadside inspection results. In the case […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on March 3, 2020.