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FTA publishes handbook for business drivers

Friday 26th August 2016

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has published a new edition of its ‘Company Car Drivers’ Handbook’ ahead of the end of the summer holidays.

Updated with the latest rules and regulations, the handbook is designed to provide drivers with all the information they need to stay safe and legal on the road.

The FTA is one of the UK’s largest trade associations and represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air.

It’s new handbook includes the changes to drug driving legislation (prescription medication), smoking regulations, lowered alcohol limits in Scotland and the removal of paper counterpart driving licence.

Endorsed by the Institute of Car Fleet Management (ICFM) and the Association Of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO), the guide also includes information on how getting caught using a mobile phone while driving can jeopardise a vocational licence and gives updates on fixed penalty charges.

The FTA says the contents are divided into relatively small, clearly signposted sections to make it as easy as possible for readers to quickly find the information they are looking for.

It adds that the handbook should be read by anyone who drives a car for business purposes, advising motorists to also carry it with them in their vehicle so that guidance is on hand whenever needed.



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