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TTC Group and D.Tec International tie-up to drive road safety

Fleet risk management specialist TTC Group has teamed up with D.Tec International to help significantly reduce road traffic collisions.

L-R: Ean Lewin, D.Tec managing director, with Andy Wheeler, technical delivery director at TTC Group

D.Tec, which provides in-house drug and alcohol screening solutions, will enable TTC Group with its work to help firms to identify challenges associated with ‘driving for work’ through a comprehensive safety audit and tailored programme of improvements.

The partnership will allow Telford-based TTC to go one step further by offering expert advice on developing a robust drug and alcohol policy, whilst also providing a non-intrusive, dignified and accurate drug screening and breath alcohol measuring solution.

Andy Wheeler, technical delivery director at TTC Group, commented: “Evidence from recent police drink and drug drive campaigns shows that drug driving arrests in many forces are overtaking those for alcohol.

“Many drivers do not appreciate the impact and risks of not only having a more severe collision, but that failing the roadside drug screening test will mean a loss of licence and even imprisonment.

“Most drivers are aware of drink driving, however there is a real lack of knowledge and appreciation of drug driving, either through recreational or prescribed drug use, at both employee and managerial level. Drivers and businesses must have effective policies and training in place to deal with this growing risk.”

He continued: “Working with D.Tec allows us to utilise our core strengths to deal with the increase in drug driving collisions and convictions, either through our behavioural change workshops or with policy guidance, training and screening devices.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.