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EWS deal includes risk assessment

FLEET drivers at the UK rail operator EWS are taking part in an online risk assessment, as part of a single-badge deal the company has signed with Vauxhall.

The risk management service is part of a three-year package with Vauxhall which will see EWS taking delivery of 160 Vectras, 260 car-derived vans and 120 Vivaros and Movanos.

The majority of the new fleet will operate on four-year cycles and will be diesel-powered, although EWS has also agreed to trial several LPG-powered Astravans with a view to future use on the 630-strong fleet.

EWS road fleet manager and former Fleet News environmental award winner Barry Illing said: ‘If we replace our vehicles on a like-for-like basis over the next 12 months, we are anticipating that we will have about 1,000 online risk assessments available.

‘Drivers identified as medium to high risk will then go on to take e-learning online driver training courses.’

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