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Types of forklift trucks

If you want to get your forklift operator’s certificate then you need to know what types of forklift trucks you can operate.  The main types of forklift truck are: Counterbalance Walkie trucks Reach stackers Order pickers Sideloaders Off-road Telescopic handlers

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What should you do when your truck breaks down?

Even the best-maintained trucks will occasionally strike a problem that means they can’t proceed any further. Most commonly this will be a flat tyre. A driver and the company they work for must have a plan that meets the requirements

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The benefits of a forklift e-learning course

Traditionally a forklift OSH certificate course has involved a theory session in a classroom with other students followed by a short practical assessment. The operator is often away all day then comes to work the day after. This approach is

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Do company vehicles have to carry a first aid kit?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 covers the safety of employees and contractors wherever they are working for you, and this includes when they’re in a vehicle driving for work, whether they are driving or just a passenger.

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How much does a vehicle accident cost?

Whether it’s your personal car or a company vehicle that’s involved in a crash, the costs are more than you’d imagine. Non-injury crashes tend to cost less than injury crashes which tend to cost less than fatal crashes. Minor scrapes

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Training module overview

This page describes the content of each of the training modules within the Fleet Driver Plan. There are 40 modules to choose from. Purchasing a Fleet Driver Plan gives you access to all the modules but you can hide modules

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Truck aerodynamics: how to save fuel

To keep a competitive edge many trucking companies turn to aerodynamic add-ons for their tractor and trailer units to help improve fuel economy. It has the added benefit of reducing the environmental impact of trucking by burning less diesel. When

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Why forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are essential safety technologies

braking distances from 30 - 60 km/h

Forward collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB) are two technologies that reduce the risk of running into an object on the road such as a pedestrian or other vehicle. These types of collisions are caused by inattention (distractions)

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What is a vehicle fleet?

A vehicle fleet includes any vehicles that are used for work purposes, including privately owned cars which are called the grey fleet. A vehicle fleet is comprised of fleet vehicles and can include: Cars, SUVs and utility vehicles Motorbikes Heavy vehicles

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What does fleet management software do?


Companies that operate vehicles need to manage their drivers and the vehicles, whether they are driven on the road or solely off-road, and whether they are owned by the company, leased or staff-owned (the ‘grey fleet‘). The software used for

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What is the grey fleet?

Driving for work

The grey fleet consists of vehicles that do not belong to and are not leased by the company, but they are used for business travel. It consists of: Vehicles privately owned by staff Vehicles on novated leases (where the company

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Truck driver fuel economy tips: the ultimate guide

Trucking is competitive and, when you’re piloting a 30,000kg vehicle through cities, villages and rural roads, saving fuel can make the difference between a route being profitable and not. If you’re a driver and you can drive economically you are

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Company driver training

What is company driver training? Company driver training (or ‘fleet driver training’) is where you provide information and upskilling to drivers that drive while working for your company. Companies have a legal obligation under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

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Online driver safety course

mobile phone use while driving

How do you improve the safety of your employee drivers? There are six main areas you can improve driver safety: Reducing distractions Improving driver health and fitness Eliminating drug and alcohol usage Improving awareness of dangers so that drivers drive to

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Forklift driver training

Upskill and improve your chances of employment with a forklift licence. There are two options when you are learning to drive a forklift: Forklift operator’s certificate (previously the OSH certificate) – view the forklift certificate course here F endorsement + operator’s

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What type of drivers are most at risk of accidents?

Driving for work

People who drive at work People who drive at work are more likely to have an accident than people that don’t. There are a number of factors that contribute to the risk: Driving for work means you are on the

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Driving at Work: Reducing Risks

off-road minibus

People who drive for work spend more time on the road in stressful situations while multitasking and therefore increase their risk of having an accident. In fact, according to NZTA and ACC, up to 25% of work vehicles will be

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Fuel CO2 calculator: carbon dioxide emissions in kg

carbon dioxide emissions

The approximate CO2 per litre of diesel fuel is 2.68kg, and for petrol it is approximately 2.31kg. LPG produces around 1.51kg per litre. There is not much variation in this, even with new vs old vehicles; the main factor that

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Safe driving policy

How to create a safe driving policy Every company or entity that has employees, volunteers or contractors drive its vehicles or use their own vehicles directly for work purposes must have a safe driving policy. You can create your own,

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Methods used to encourage sensible lawful driving

The government, police and road authorities traditionally use a variety of fear-based techniques to encourage people to stick to the road rules. Rules and laws are created for safety and/or convenience, and breaking these rules results in some kind of

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