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Dig deeper into unaccounted distance

Smartanalysis users can now dig deeper into unaccounted distance with a brand new Tachograph Analysis Report. In response to requests from customers the existing Descartes Smartanalysis…

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Gist Expands Use of Cloud-Based Descartes Smartanalysis™ for European Road Transport Compliance

Descartes Systems Group today announced that Gist, a leading supply chain services provider, has expanded its use of Descartes Smartanalysis™, a tachograph analysis and compliance management solution,…

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Descartes home delivery solution wins Logistic Business IT Award

Descartes Systems Group was awarded the 2014 Logistic Business IT award in the UK. Of the numerous software suppliers the solution Descartes implemented for and with…

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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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Banned for faking tachograph and drivers’ hours records

Twelve former employees of a north Cumbrian road haulage operator have been banned from professional driving after faking their tachograph and drivers’ hours records, following conduct…

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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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National speed limit for HGVs to be increased

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Claire Perry, announced yesterday that the government is proposing to increase the national speed limit for HGVs over…

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Transport Manager disqualified for 5 years

Stephen Drever-Marshall, the nominated Transport Manager on two licences – in the North of England was disqualified by North East Traffic Commissioner Kevin Rooney for five…

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Haulier suspended for drivers’ hours offences & false records

A Telford haulage operator has been suspended from running HGVs after Traffic Commissioner Nick Jones found that drivers had driven excessive hours, broken speed limits and…

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Driver CPC information is now in one place

DVSA  has now collected all the information regarding Driver CPC in one place on GOV.UK. No need to navigate through several different pages to find what you need. Simply go to…

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DfT consults on proposals to make historical drivers’ hours offences subject to fixed penalty notices.

The Department for Transport is seeking comments on their proposals to change the legislation to allow roadside enforcement officers to issue fixed penalty notices and financial…

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ILT increases fines for tachograph infringements in Netherlands

The Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) recently announced that the fines for manipulation of the tachograph will go up sharply. TLN the Dutch Association for Transport…

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Transport Manager loses his repute over CPC training & drivers’ hours infringements

A Transport Manager recently lost his repute indefinitely for failing to make sure his drivers had started their Driver CPC training and the drivers’ hours infringements…

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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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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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HGV Road User Levy Act starts 1 April 2014

The HGV Road User Levy Act 2013 imposes charges for vehicles over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight for using UK roads.  The act applies to UK…

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HGV drivers targeted using unmarked lorry in Humberside

Following the success of operation “Truckcam” in Merseyside a similar initiative was undertaken by Humberside Police to target offences committed by HGV drivers. An unmarked lorry…

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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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“Truckcam” results in 180 offences being reported in two weeks.

Merseyside Police target HGV drivers in covert operation. Merseyside Police issued 180 road traffic offence reports, 17-fixed penalty notices and seized four vehicles during operation ‘Truckcam’,…

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HGV Driver banned for false tachograph records and drivers’ hours infringements

The HGV driver was called to the Deputy Traffic Commissioner in Edinburgh in February after the authorities reported him for drivers’ hours infringements. He was originally…

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HGV drivers fined £34,410 in crack down on drivers’ hours and tachograph offences

A partnership operation by the police and VOSA over three weeks during November and December 2013 in Devon and Cornwall called Operation Fatigue resulted in fines…

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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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