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Satellite Navigation System Tips

Posted: October 18, 2007

MAC believes that satellite navigation units can be a real aid to road safety if used sensibly, once the driver is familiar with the technology and the unit does not prove to be a distraction.

We offer the following advice: Continue Reading…

Winter Check List

Posted: October 18, 2007

As the winter season draws ever closer we should all be thinking about the extra hazards associated with this time of year. Poorer lighting conditions and wetter dirtier roads coupled with colder conditions should be taken into account. Set out below are some bullet points for your fleet drivers to check, the list is not exhaustive and should be used a starting point for basic checks.

MAC are able to come and brief your company in order to disseminate fully the safety implications of winter driving. Contact us for more details. Continue Reading…

Pre-Budget News

Posted: October 10, 2007

Good news for fleet operators – Despite many rumours the pre-budget speech made no mention of an increase in VED. Emphasis will be placed on bio-fuels and lowering of carbon emmissions.

For information on the King review please visit: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/pbr_csr/pbr_csr07_index.cfm/

April 2008 – Changes in regulations

Posted: October 9, 2007

Mac is gearing up for the new Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which is due for implementation in April 2008.  This Act is requires organisations to have all the relevant systems in place to ensure the safety and well being of their drivers, employees and members of the public.  It will enable for those who fail to do so to be more easily prosecuted.

In relation to drivers, it is not simply a case of checking driving licences once a year but to ensure that the individual is competent to fulfil the task.  In other words, is trained for the job. Continue Reading…

Checking Brakes

Posted: October 9, 2007

The Department of transport has stated that one in three accidents occur because vehicles fail to stop in time.

A video has been made for the fitting and checking of brakes. To see the video visit http://www.safe-brakes.co.uk/.

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