News Category: Driver Safety

Changes on Trailer Registration Plates

From 28 March 2019, it will be a requirement for certain trailers travelling abroad to be registered with DVLA. To provide ample time for customers to register, DVLA aims to launch this service in January 2019. When registered, trailers must display a trailer registration number plate as well as the registration number plate of the… Read more »

Risk Management Tool Warning

The opportunities offered by the latest risk management tools could become a ‘threat’ to an organisation if not properly managed. Ian Hesselden, a partner at JLT, believes additional risk management tools such as telematics and in-cab coaching devices can produce “invaluable” data to safeguard both company and driver. This comes into light after the recent… Read more »

Best Vehicles for Christmas

As the year begins to unwind and come to an end there really is only one event which everyone looks forward to – Christmas. Purchasing presents for loved ones, finding the perfect Christmas tree for the house and putting up with the weather becomes part and parcel of the festive season. If you’re still wondering… Read more »

SMC Fleet customers benefit from growing tyre coverage

Sandicliffe Motor Contracts customers can now benefit from wider availability of Kwik Fit sites across the UK when replacing their tyres, thanks to the recent expansion of their tyre partners operational coverage in the UK.    Kwik Fit who are Sandicliffe Motor Contracts tyre partner have announced their expansion of their operational network with the inclusion… Read more »

Clocks Change 28th October 2018

In the UK clocks go forward 1 hour at 1 AM on the last Sunday in March for British Summer Time (BST) and then return back 1 hour at 2 AM on the last Sunday in October. When clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). As a reminder to all drivers… Read more »

Cassie’s Law: What you need to know about roadside eye tests

Drivers who cannot read a number plate from 20 meters away could have their licenses revoked as part of a new test being trialled.  Every motorist stopped by officers from forces (Thames Valley, Hampshire and the West Midlands Police) in September will be required to read a number plate from 20 meters away. The news… Read more »