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Video: New features to be added to National Highways van driver toolkit

Mark Cartwright, head commercial vehicle incident prevention at National Highways

National Highways (formerly known as Highways England) has announced its van driver toolkit is set to benefit from new features.

They include toolbox talks to help communicate messages to drivers and talking head videos from a National Highways traffic officer to emphasise key content from the toolkit.

National Highways is also working on creating template monthly blogs that operators can use for newsletter content and a new eLearning package that will work within organisation’s LMS systems.

The van driver toolkit is available at the Commercial Fleet tool

Mark Cartwright, head commercial vehicle incident prevention at National Highways, said: “With the van driver toolkits we wanted to build some professional pride with drivers and take away that “I didn’t know” excuse.

“All the new features align with the van driver toolkit. The toolkit aligns with the toolbox talks videos, which aligns with the talking heads videos, which aligns with the eLearning package. It will be a joined resource that is available for operators to use.”

The toolkit is aimed at helping organisations keep vans and drivers safe, legal and ensure they comply with legislation.

It is also designed to help fleet operators reduce costs, improve operating conditions, ensure safe and legal vehicles, and promote well-being for drivers.

Cartwright discussed the new features at Fleet & Mobility Live 2021, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

In his seminar, Cartwright gave an overview of how National Highways is working to prevent incidents on the strategic road network (SRN), which included offering more tools to commercial fleets to help with driver training and wellbeing, as well as how new technology and techniques could help reduce incidents in the future.

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