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Changes for HGV, bus and coach driver tests and licencing

Changes introduced to driving test and licence requirements affecting HGV, bus and coach drivers will come into effect on 10 April 2014. The changes from April…

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Smartanalysis gets smarter at the CV Show – Stand 4F118.

Descartes’ Smartanalysis, the UK’s leading tachogragraph analysis and compliance management Software as a Service has become even smarter with SmartLicence, an integrated driving licence management and…

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Descartes Launches Driving Licence Management and Verification Service

Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced the launch of Descartes SmartLicence™, an integrated driving licence management and verification service…

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How to keep track of driving licence changes – Take immediate action with SmartAlerts

SmartAlerts is a new online tool within Smartanalysis, the UK’s leading tachogragraph analysis and compliance management Software as a Service. It provides email alerts for driving…

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Descartes joins new Driving Licence Verification trade body (ADLV)

A new trade body, the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) has been launched to provide fleet users with responsible and secure access to DVLA driving…

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Take immediate action to safeguard your compliance with SmartAlerts

Busy Transport Managers can now get automatic email alerts regarding their licensed drivers and their digital tachograph downloads using SmartAlerts from Descartes. This saves time and…

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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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ADLV predicts increase in electronic driver licence checks in 2016

The Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) is forecasting that the frequency and volume of online driving licence checks will increase in 2016. In recent marketing…

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Banned for not resting

A HGV driver who broke drivers’ hours rules has been disqualified from professional driving for a year. The driver was found to have driven excessive hours…

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Descartes demonstrates compliance management by exception with SmartAlerts at the 2016 Commercial Vehicle Show

Descartes will showcase the new SmartAlerts enhancement to its SmartCompliance Software-as-a-Service products at this year’s Commercial Vehicle (CV) Show. Road transport operators visiting stand 4H20 at…

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Tighter rules on driving licence exchange for foreign drivers introduced 11 January 2013

Under new rules introduced on 11 January 2013, foreign drivers must now prove they have passed an appropriate driving test before getting a British licence. Previously…

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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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Haulier fined after driver was found with an invalid driving licence

Haulage firm LMK International Transport was fined £400 and ordered to pay costs in Belfast Magistrates’ Court following the discovery that one of its HGVs was…

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Address to be removed from Digital Driver Card

From December 2013 new Digital Driver Cards (Tachograph) issued by DVLA will no longer display an address. DVLA is simplifying the process for commercial drivers changing the…

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Driving test and licence changes for HGV and bus drivers coming soon

Changes will be introduced by the Driving Standards Agency and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency that affect HGV, bus and coach driving test and licence requirements…

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