Best Practice

LOCATION: Road transport ARTICLE YEAR 2005
ACTIVITY: Transport / Delivery COMPANY: Day Group
SUB ACTIVITY: On-highway COMPANY LOCATION: Not applicable
BEST PRACTICE No: BP16 COMPANY TEL: 020 8380 9600
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Driver competence and vehicle improvements
ARTICLE
Day Aggregates devotes great effort to ensuring the competence of its drivers, as well as to maintaining its fleet of vehicles and improving their safety features. Bonus schemes are in place for
drivers to reward careful paperwork management
and vehicle monitoring. The company also provides a detailed induction process, regular training and quarterly health and safety meetings.

Significant investment has been made in safety features for new trucks, such as automatic engine cut-off if a vehicle is left idling for a certain period; close proximity mirrors; rear-view cameras and alarms; and near-side warning lights for passing cyclists.

Every vehicle is covered by a comprehensive five-year 'repair and maintenance' contract taken out with the vehicle supplier at time of purchase, which includes an overnight preventative maintenance inspection every six weeks.
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