Road safety organisation Brake has urged firms to implement a zero-tolerance approach to at-work drink and drug driving, after a survey suggested fewer than half would dismiss an employee for driving when over the legal alcohol limit. The survey, carried out by Brake and driving compliance consultancy Licence Bureau, suggested that more than half of firms never test their employees for alcohol or drug use. It also showed only 44% would dismiss an employee found driving over the legal limit […]
Driver licence checking service Licence Bureau is calling for businesses to empower their drivers to make more safety conscious decisions rather than heap more work-related stresses on them.
The RHA held a National Training Conference at Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum last month. Describing 2012 as the year Driver CPC ‘comes of age’ the day was dominated by discussion of this most emotive of subjects. Seen by some as the way forward to improve the sector’s image, others view it as a government cash-cow with too many “cowboys” delivering training. However, conference chairman Richard Fry started the day with the message that was consistently delivered throughout: Whatever you think […]
Unite has pledged to stand up for lorry drivers and make the government ensure there are adequate welfare facilities installed at the huge HGV parks in Kent currently under construction.