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Agency driver warning

FLEET managers responsible for agency drivers are being warned of the dangers they face by not managing them properly.

Experts say unmanaged agency drivers using company vans can significantly contribute to a high proportion of crashes.

To assist fleet managers, the Fleet Safety Forum, a division of road safety charity Brake, has compiled a free information sheet and is also running a workshop covering the issue. The aim is to ensure fleets effectively manage the road risk of agency drivers.

Dr Will Murray, who helped produce the information sheet, said: ‘With each crash involving an agency driver costing on average a third more than those of a permanent staff member, there is a financial as well as a moral obligation to ensure these suggestions are carried out.’

The Managing Agency Drivers information sheet about fleet safety aims to provide free and low-cost information to companies.

It is available to fleet managers who email their name, job title, company name, phone number and address to admin@brake.org.uk or phone 01484 559909.

The same number should be used for inquiries about the workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, April 17, in Warrington.

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