Having the right vehicle for the job is essential. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance on vehicle selection based on safety and suitability.
Once the vehicle is part of your fleet, you are legally obliged to keep it in good working order. This means ensuring regular inspection, risk assessments, and maintenance if and when required.
Preventive maintenance can help to maintain optimum efficiency and reduce possible downtime.
Useful advice from other parties
Driving for Better Business
Health and Safety Executive
Road Haulage Association