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Suspended custodial sentence for tachograph cheat

On Monday 17th December 2012, Richard Samuel Dewart, 44, owner of Dewart Transport, Waringstown, Northern Ireland was convicted of forgery and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment,…

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EU changes to the driving licence effective from 19 January 2013

The European Union Third Directive on driving licences comes into effect on Saturday 19 January 2013. All new driving licences from this date will have to…

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HGV Road User Levy Bill passes second reading

Secretary of State for Transport, Mr Patrick McLoughlin, introduced the second reading of the HGV Road User Levy Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday…

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Descartes joins forces with Exentra

On November 14th, 2012, Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, acquired Exentra Transport Solutions Limited. Exentra are a…

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Progress in Europe on the Smart Tachograph

Euro Ministers reached agreement on 29 October for new regulations on the tachograph used in road transport across the EU. The objective of the new draft legislation is to…

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£50,000 fine for drivers’ hours offences

Following a VOSA led investigation, Liskeard company Darley Ford Transport (HGV) and Darley Ford Travel (PSV) were fined a total of £50,000 for drivers’ hour’s offences.…

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