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Blog posts for 2019

Guidance for Traffic Commissioners on the role and responsibilities of the Transport Manager

The Senior Traffic Commissioner issued updated guidance at the end of 2018 on the role of the transport manager and what it means to be competent…

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Key factors to consider when choosing your compliance management software supplier

Today tachograph analysis software has become a commodity available from a number of suppliers. With little real product differentiation between suppliers and competitive pricing from all…

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What are the top 5 prosecuted offences for HGV operators?

Statistics published by the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) for FY 2017-18 shows that drivers’ hours and tachograph records offences are still the most common…

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Top prohibition defects … and how to avoid them

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner recently updated the data they report from DVSA examiners on the checks conducted on vehicles and operators. The information the…

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Banned drivers on the rise

The number of drivers that have had their driving licence revoked under the Road Traffic Act has increased by 33.5% according to new figures released by…

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Driving abroad? Are you prepared for Brexit?

Driving abroad post-Brexit will change and commercial drivers operating in the EU will need to ensure they have the right documents and plans in place regardless…

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Are bus drivers working unsafe hours and putting the public at risk?

Matt Western, Labour MP for Warwick and Leamington writing in The House – Parliaments Magazine, presents his case to bring drivers’ hours for local routes in…

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A HGV driver’s guide to potential post-Brexit disruption

Recently published by the FT – A trucker’s guide to post-Brexit disruption. As fears grow of a returm to customs checks from a no-deal Brexit, this…

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Earned Recognition – What, why and how from the DVSA

Descartes had the pleasure of having Roger Dent from the DVSA present at our Partner Event in January. Roger’s presentation on the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme…

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Updated vehicle safety check leaflets from DVSA

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has updated its driver vehicle safety check leaflets. The updated leaflets provide guidance for carrying out daily safety checks…

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HGV Horror show

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is responsible for carrying annual tests on around one million heavy vehicles each year. The DVSA have 500 testers…

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