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FTA launches the Company Car Drivers' Handbook

13 June 2012

Driving a car in connection with work is something many of us have done at some point or other and, for many of us, driving may well be the most dangerous and regulated activity we do. This places significant responsibilities on both drivers and their employers under road traffic as well as health and safety legislation.

The new Freight Transort Association's Company Car Drivers' Handbook is sponsored by Shell and endorsed by the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO), and is well suited to help plan and manage journeys.

It contains essential information ranging from driver licensing to performing vehicle checks, with tips on safe and fuel efficient driving, to name a few. There are blank pages for notes at the end of the book so drivers can keep useful details such as emergency telephone numbers for breakdowns, helping make the book unique to each company's procedures.

Sally Thornley, FTA's General Manager - Compliance Information Services, said, "We have produced this publication as a direct result of requests from our members and it makes a welcome addition to the highly valued FTA Goods Vehicle Drivers’ Handbook and Van Drivers’ Handbook. Designed to be used in conjunction with an organisation’s specific policies, such as on mobile phone use or dealing with accidents, it should help anyone who drives a car for business purposes stay both safe and within the law."

For more information please visit www.shop.fta.co.uk.

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