LCV safety

What makes a vehicle safe? What do all those acronyms mean? And what can you do to make ensure your CV safety? The Van Expert is here to help.

Logistics UK launches online van driver safety training course

Logistics UK, the business group representing the logistics industry, has launched a new elearning course, Van Driver Safety Training, with the aim of ensuring the four million vans currently on the UK’s roads are being driven safely, efficiently and in compliance with government legislation.
Fiatr Fullback with Christmas tree onboard

Drivers face fines for incorrectly loading their Christmas trees

Up to 75% of motorists planning on buying a real Christmas tree this year are unaware of the laws around safe loading of bulky items, a new report claims.
£100 million set for A-road rehabilitation across England

£100m road maintenance aims to prevent 1,450 deaths and serious injuries

Around 1,450 deaths and serious injuries could be prevented through “rehabilitation” of the riskiest council-managed A roads in England.
Thatcham calls for AEB to be made standard on all new vans

Indolence on auto-braking needs to end, full stop

Three years ago some painstaking analysis of vehicle insurance claims in the UK and overseas led to a startling and unusually unequivocal conclusion.
AEB demonstration by Thatcham Research on a Volkswagen Crafter

Call for AEB to be fitted as standard to all new...

Fitting autonomous emergency braking systems as standard on all commercial vehicles in the UK could stop nearly 2,500 crashes a year, according to the DfT.
Volkswagen Crafter with autonomous emergency braking

Volkswagen to fit autonomous emergency braking to all vans

Volkswagen will become the first commercial vehicle brand to fit autonomous emergency braking systems on all its vans.
VisionTrack Halo

VisionTrack Halo to keep van fleets on track

Telematics provider VisionTrack expects its new Halo 360 video system, debuting at the CV Show in April, to appeal to fleet managers. The four-camera software system...
Mobile phone laws

Tough new laws on mobile phone use come into force

CV drivers and operators are being urged to review their mobile phone usage and policies as tough new rules come into force across the UK.
Van drivers are being urged to check the safety of their vehicles as the Department for Transport's (DfT) figures continue to show that the risk of work-related driving accidents remains high.

Is your van a danger on the road?

Van drivers are being urged to check the safety of their vehicles after the publication of the Road Casualties Report by the Department of Transport (DfT).

Mercedes sticker aids van rescues

A sticker programme to assist emergency services has now been fully rolled out. The Rescue Assist sticker incorporates a QR code.

Dire van safety could prove costly

Van users need to sharpen up on safety, or face the costs. That’s the warning from SMMT, which is launching a maintenance campaign at the CV Show.