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Commercial Vehicle Security: best practice guidance for goods vehicle operators and drivers

News & Views - Fleet Manager 9 Oct 2019

There’s no doubt that we live in a world that can sometimes feel unsafe. And in increasingly uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that you and your employees take security as seriously as you take safety. But the good news is that there are plenty of things that you can do to make security just another part of your everyday life.

In an effort to protect all members of society, the Department for Transport (DfT) have identified some simple and inexpensive procedures to assist operators, transport managers and drivers, which are set out in the DfT guide. It outlines the steps you can take to help keep the public and your organisation safe, covering security culture – including pre-employment checks for staff and drivers, site security – including vehicle access and operating centres, as well as vehicle security – including checking vehicles and what to do if a vehicle is taken.

Anyone who operates and drives commercial vehicles should be aware of what threats exist and what can be done to protect themselves and their business. After all, a safe business is a good business.

For more information contact Eddie Parker ( or download the DfT guidance paper here.

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