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HGV driver disqualified for poor records and ignoring breaks

A West Midlands HGV driver was been disqualified for over twelve months for failing to observe required breaks and keeping poor records.  The Traffic Commissioner for…

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Temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours due to Forth Road Bridge closure

The Department for Transport has agreed to a temporary relaxation of EU drivers’ hours and  working-time rules for drivers involved in the distribution of freight and…

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False tachograph records shrinks the fleet for coach operator

A coach operator has had its fleet cut from 91 to just 35 vehicles following a Public Inquiry with the Traffic Commissioner for the North of…

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Tachograph cheat is banned for three years

An Aberdeen-based owner-operator has had his O-licence revoked and been disqualified from driving HGVs for three years after using magnets to interrupt digital tachograph recordings. The…

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False tachograph records lead to busload of problems for coach firm

A coach operator, whose staff were prosecuted at Crown-Court over false tachograph records is now facing a two-day public inquiry in Leeds on December 1. The…

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Descartes launches e-consent to speed up the process for checking driving licences

Gaining consent from a driver to allow licence checking is now a quick and simple 2-step electronic process with SmartLicence. Since the abolition of the paper driving…

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