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Licence revoked for failure to record drivers’ hours

An operator with 10 heavy goods vehicles had its licence revoked due to “an almost wholesale abrogation” of its responsibilities to ensure drivers hours and tachograph…

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Is this the worst case of breaching drivers’ hours rules?

A Glasgow operator has been disqualified and had his licence revoked after a traffic commissioner heard about “the worst case of breaching the drivers’ hours rules”…

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Removing roadworthiness prohibitions

During the COVID-19 lockdown, ATF annual test inspections were stopped and temporary measures for prohibition removals were put in place. However, this has now changed and…

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Discover what’s new with SmartAnalysis and get 14 months for the price of 12

SmartAnalysis is probably the longest established tachograph analysis Software as a Service solution on the market serving thousands of operators of all sizes. Over the past…

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Over 50% of HGV drivers do not conduct a vehicle safety check

According to research published in HGV UK, the majority of HGV drivers do not carry out vehicle safety checks. Ensuring daily walkaround checks happen is part…

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HGV Levy to be suspended to help with COVID-19

The Government will suspend the HGV Levy for 12 months from August 1. The 12 month suspension is to help reduce financial liabilities for UK and foreign hauliers…

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Tachograph Roadside checks on the rise – Act now

There have been reports recently that the DVSA is ramping up their roadside checks. With this increased enforcement activity operators should ensure that their management of…

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Vehicle safety checks – what are your duties?

Whether you drive a HGV or a bus or coach, it’s vital that you know what checks you need to carry out inside and outside of…

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Maintain a compliant and safe road transport operation with COVID-19 restrictions

As a road transport operator, the current situation with COVID-19 and restrictions with social distancing present significant challenges. Some operators will be experiencing a slowdown in…

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Have your say on Driver CPC

The DVSA have launched a consultation about improvements to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. The current requirement is based on time spent in a face-to-face…

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If you don’t see us at the show ….

The Commercial Vehicle Show 28-30 April 2020 – NEC, Birmingham At the time of posting the CV Show has been cancelled by the organisers. A postponement…

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Traffic Commissioners highlight the importance of managing your drivers

In their most recent Annual Report, the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain highlighted the importance of managing professional drivers. This includes regularly examining a driver’s licence,…

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Have your say on drivers’ hours rules

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) work to keep our roads safe for all users with a particular focus on HGV, bus and coach drivers.…

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Is your HGV ready to cross the border?

From 1 January 2021 Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) over 7.5 tonnes travelling from Great Britain to the EU must obtain an electronic Kent Access Permit before…

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