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Recession? What recession?

According to research from the retail consultancy Conlumino conducted on 30 December 59% of consumers expect to cut their spending in the next six months and…

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Have your say on Driver CPC

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on  Driver CPC to assess: how effective it is contribution to road safety what could improve its effectiveness The…

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HGV Road User Levy Bill – 6% to pay more?

On Mon 18th July Stephen Hammond MP corrected a figure quoted in debating the HGV Road User Levy Bill, on Tuesday 23 October 2012 and Tuesday…

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HGV Road User Levy Bill – 6% to pay more?

On Mon 18th July Stephen Hammond MP corrected a figure quoted in debating the HGV Road User Levy Bill, on Tuesday 23 October 2012 and Tuesday…

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VOSA to step up targeted checks?

With the merger with the Driving Standards Agency ahead and recent comments from the Senior Traffic Commissioner it is interesting times for VOSA. Opinion on the…

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Have your say on Driver CPC exemption proposals

The Driving Standards Agency wants to hear your views and has launched a consultation on the scope of Driver CPC (DCPC) exemptions. This includes taking vehicles…

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Have your say on VOSA fees

VOSA has launched a consultation on proposals to change the fees for a range of services it carries out, including: Testing of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and…

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Tachograph fraud and abuse of drivers’ hours does not pay

Haulage bosses ordered to pay back over £1.6m or face more time in jail. Following a joint operation between Cumbria police and VOSA the bosses of…

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Loaning HGVs can be more expensive than you might think.

A farmer was recently fined £500 after he failed to produce tachograph charts for a HGV he loaned to a friend. The driver was also prosecuted…

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Tachographs and trailers

There appears to be some confusion about towing trailers carring goods in coomercial transport and when you need to use a tachograph.  It is your responsibility to ensure…

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3 points and a fine for sneezing?

Driving with a cold or flu could be far more dangerous than you realise, accounting for 2,500 accidents per week in the winter months. According to…

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HGV registrations up in 2012 – How to safeguard your future compliance when buying a new HGV in 2013.

Whilst 2012 was a challenging year for the entire UK commercial vehicle market, HGV registrations grew by 6.4% to 45,702 units in 2012.  The lucky transport…

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Drivers’ hours prosecutions is the No1 offence in VOSA Effectiveness Report

VOSA has published their effectiveness report for 2012 to 2013. It contains data on HGV testing and enforcement activity, with details on volumes and outcomes for both. No…

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