Fleet Management

Vehicle checks and maintenance in the US

Vehicle checks and maintenance in the US

Besides the differences in vehicle check and maintenance regulations between US and UK standards (which we’ll cover in detail below), a key difference is the sheer distance that heavy vehicles are likely to cover in the US. This has three main impacts for commercial drivers, as far as maintenance and safety checks go: As drivers […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on February 19, 2020.
What is the HGV Levy?

What is the HGV Levy?

A total of 328.1 billion miles (that’s 328,100,000,000) were driven on Great Britain’s roads in 2018 (the last year we have data for) – an increase over previous years. Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) make up just over 5% of this total, but the impact of lorries, compared to cars or even vans can be substantial. […]

Fleet Management Posted by Zoe on February 12, 2020.
Everything we learned in the latest Traffic Commissioners’ Report

Everything we learned in the latest Traffic Commissioners’ Report

The Office for the Traffic Commissioner recently published their annual operator licensing report for 2018-19. In the report, regulators reflect on the highs & lows of operator licensing in the past year, looking at the achievements and areas of concern, as well as setting out plans for the years ahead. The Office for the Traffic […]

Fleet Management Posted by Zoe on December 6, 2019.
How London’s Direct Vision Standard Scheme Could Save Lives

How London’s Direct Vision Standard Scheme Could Save Lives

One hundred and twelve (112) people were killed in personal injury road traffic collisions and casualties in Greater London, in 2018 (the most recent year we have on record). A further 3,953 people were seriously injured and 26,526 more were slightly injured. Things are moving in the right direction though. These numbers have been steadily declining […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on December 3, 2019.
Driving a Commercial Vehicle in the US

Driving a Commercial Vehicle in the US

Life on the Road The work/life balance of truckers in the US is notoriously unusual: drivers typically spend several weeks or even months out on the road at a time. While there are some ‘trampers’ in the UK (“long-distance artic drivers away from home for long periods, who routinely sleep in their cabs“), driving for […]

Fleet Management Posted by Zoe on November 28, 2019.
New DVSA Guidance for Daily Walkaround Checks

New DVSA Guidance for Daily Walkaround Checks

The DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness is a cornerstone of HGV fleet safety. It gives drivers and operators a framework to plan, execute and record the preventative maintenance activities needed to keep vehicles safe and roadworthy. The Guide is the first source of information about daily walkaround checks. It outlines things like: When the checks […]

Fleet Management Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on September 27, 2019.
Pass-only checks, Resource schedule and User & driver maintenance

Pass-only checks, Resource schedule and User & driver maintenance

Shahid Latif #StreamTeam update | 28 June 2019 | New features Hi, my name’s Shahid, I’m the Product Manager here at Stream. As part of that role, I’m involved in a lot of aspects of Stream. In particular, to help drive it forward and ensure that it continues to benefit our customers through innovative new […]

Fleet Management Video Updates Walkaround Checks & Defect Reporting Posted by Zoe on June 28, 2019.
Are you ready for the Smart Tachograph?

Are you ready for the Smart Tachograph?

From 15 June 2019, any newly registered vehicles requiring a tachograph to be fitted must use a type 1C unit tachograph – also known as a smart tachograph. Which vehicles need a smart tachograph? The rules affect any vehicle first registered on or after 15 June 2019, that requires a tachograph to be fitted. Whether […]

Fleet Management Posted by Zoe on May 23, 2019.
The elephant in the truck: Commercial drivers & mental health

The elephant in the truck: Commercial drivers & mental health

This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, so we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about some of the ways fleet operators can help drivers better manage their mental health. Poor mental health is something that affects at least 1 in 4 of us each year, and almost one-third of truck drivers cite being away […]

Fleet Management Posted by Zoe on May 16, 2019.
Commercial vehicle operators & Brexit

Commercial vehicle operators & Brexit

2021 Update New laws relating to vans and light goods vehicles transporting goods between the UK and EU have been announced by the DfT (Department for Transport). The rules will come into place from early in 2022 and will apply to all UK individuals and businesses operating goods vehicles to, from and between EU countries. […]

Fleet Management Logistics News Posted by Zoe on March 19, 2019.