Pulsar Instruments, manufacturer of occupational noise measurement products, has increased its range of noise monitors with the release of a new personal noise dosemeter: The NoisePen, for use by safety professionals who are keen to monitor hearing loss and avoid civil claims for noise-induced hearing loss.
A company which supports the accessibility of travel for those with limited mobility has launched its latest wheelchair lift.
Vapor Ricon, already renowned for its vehicle lifts, hoists and ramps has designed the ‘Ultra-lite’ lift to be used in passenger vehicles such as minibuses and domestic people carriers which are facing ever increasing and demanding weight restrictions.
Nissan has revealed the first official image of its all-new NV300 mid-sized van. Featuring styling cues from the company’s pioneering crossover range, it is a successor to the popular Primastar and will fill the gap between the award-winning NV200 and NV400.
Vauxhall drivers can now programme their next journey into the car’s navigation system from the comfort of their arm chairs through the My Vauxhall app.
An innovative MOT testing scheme just started in the London Borough of Harrow could provide a template for other local authorities under pressure to make cost savings or generate more revenue.
Under the Harrow scheme, a new MOT test centre has been set up at the council’s central depot in north-west London by Fraikin, a big commercial vehicle rental and contract hire operator which is increasingly expanding into fleet management and other services.
Van operators need to start implementing policies that ensure their vehicles are operating legally and safely if they haven’t already done so, according to industry representatives speaking on van safety last week.
Andy Hill, Lex Autolease Commercial Vehicle Manager, said that such policies should cover every aspect of fleet operations, including checks to ensure drivers have valid driving licences and operators requiring that their drivers perform walk-around checks of their vans every morning.
Transport for London (TfL) has provided further details of the new Mayor’s upcoming consultation on plans for the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) which is currently set to be introduced in 2020.
Speaking at the Wednesday’s Microlise Transport Conference, Tim Ward, TfL Freight and Fleet Communications Manager, said that several objectives stressed in Sadiq Khan’s manifesto would be central to the consultation. These included a commitment to reduce the number of “larger lorries” on London’s roads, during the busiest times of day in particular; to promote “safer and cleaner lorries”; and to encourage greater use of the River Thames for freight transport.
Due to a high level of last minute interest, the deadline for entering Brake’s 2016 Fleet Safety Awards has been extended to Friday 3 June 2016. Fleet operators and suppliers who want to be in with a chance of winning should enter online at www.fleetsafetyawards.com. The awards, which honour the achievements of fleet operators and suppliers working to help reduce the number of road crashes involving at-work drivers, will be presented during an evening ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, on Thursday 29 September 2016.
Around 40 DAF LF 12-tonner trucks which have gone into service with four local authority fleets are believed to be the first of their kind in the UK with Allison fully-automatic (epicyclic) gearboxes, helping to boost DAF’s presence in the refuse truck market with the British-built LF.
DriverMetrics, the global provider of scientifically validated behaviour-based fleet risk management solutions, has announced it will be holding its 5th annual conference.
The conference will take place on Tuesday 7th June at Cranfield University, the world-leading research institution where DriverMetrics was founded back in 2005.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Changing Driver Behaviour’. Attendees will join over 100 fleet safety professionals from all quarters of the industry to find out how DriverMetrics is successfully being used to assess, identify and change driver behaviour.
Over 8,000 staff can find walking, cycling and commuting ‘buddies’ to cut congestion, emissions and stress during daily commute
Over 8,000 NHS workers across Bristol and South Gloucestershire can now use a specially-developed app to cut congestion, and the stress of their daily commute.
North Bristol NHS Trust is the latest organisation to sign up to joinmyjourney, a free-to-use web-based scheme that enables staff to find walking, cycling or commuting buddies to share their journeys, either regularly or as a one off.
The Trust has committed to reducing carbon emissions, and monitoring the impact of travel and transport across its sites, which include Southmead, Cossham and Frenchay Hospitals. It has already installed electronic tracking on some of its vehicles, and has plans to create electric vehicle charging points at hospitals. Around 20% of the Trust’s staff already travel to work by bicycle.
Brake, the road safety charity, is inviting all organisations with employees who drive for work to take part in its annual fleet safety survey. The survey, conducted by Brake Professional with the support of Licence Bureau, will look at the six key areas of road safety covered in the Brake Pledge:
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