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Prison for breaking drivers’ hours

A HGV driver was handed out a six-month prison sentence for failing to take rest breaks and drivers’ hours offences. The driver was stopped by DVSA…

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Three-year ban for misleading DVSA & missing tachograph downloads

A haulage firm director admitted that he deceived Government inspectors over employment of a transport manager and was disqualified by the West Midlands Traffic Commissioner, Nick…

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Descartes working with DVSA on Earned Recognition Pilot

Descartes working with DVSA on Earned Recognition

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DVSA launch Earned Recognition Pilot

Roadside checks cost operators time and money. Earned Recognition will help the DVSA target non-compliant operators.   Earned Recognition proves that you meet driver and vehicle standards. …

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Fines of up to £1,500 for historic commercial drivers’ hours offences

New rules mean the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be able to issue on-the-spot fines for any drivers’ hours offences committed in the previous 28…

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Importing Tachograph Fraud

The BBC reported on an increase in tachograph tampering in the UK roads with over 440 HGVs crossing into the UK last year with manipulated tachographs.…

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Driving tired is ‘worse than being on drugs’

According to recent research, driving in state of fatigue has contributed to more road accidents in Great Britain than those impaired by taking drugs. The study…

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21-year ban for HGV driver

A HGV driver has been disqualified from professional driving until June 2038 after his driver card was used by another employee to commit serious offences. The…

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HGV Roadside Emissions Tests

From August 2017, roadside checks of HGVs carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check. The DVSA will target HGV…

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Three year ban for falsifying drivers’ hours & tachograph records

An HGV driver was banned from professional driving for three years after falsifying drivers’ hours and tachograph records. Government inspectors had found that the driver used…

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Want to get the most out of Smartanalysis? – Training

Smartanalysis training Thursday 3rd August 2017, from 9.30am to 12.30pm – Braintree, Essex. Smartanalysis is continually improved and new features added to make managing compliance easier for…

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Banned for 3 years for vehicle maintenance & drivers’ hours infringements

The director of a Birmingham builders’ has been banned from operating HGVs for three years for showing no interest in vehicle and driver safety standards. The…

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Driver CPC Validation with SmartLicence

The latest release of Descartes’ SmartLicence online driving licence management and verification solution has been enhanced to accommodate Driver CPC and Digital Tachograph card validation. In September…

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Road freight weights must be declared by shippers

All cargo owners must now provide road haulage operators with the weight of cargo goods to be transported in the EU. This is an extension to…

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Weekly Rest Period Clarification for HGV drivers’ hours

A statement by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has advised that a ‘normal’ 45-hour weekend break cannot count as ‘rest’ for tachograph…

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Smartanalysis reporting for Earned Recognition at Multimodal 2017

The extensive reporting capabilities of Smartanalysis will accommodate the requirements DVSA set for transport operators to achieve Earned Recognition. Visitors to Multimodal 2017, taking place at…

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Multimodal 2017 – NEC Birmingham 4 to 6 April

Supply chain management and logistics for cargo owners. Descartes would like to invite you to the tenth Multimodal event at the NEC in Birmingham in April, in…

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RoutingUK.descartes.com

Maximise efficiency and stay compliant. Descartes have launched a new web site to maximise the efficiency and profitability of road transport operations whilst safeguarding compliance.  The…

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Banned, licence revoked and fined for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences

A haulier and transport manager that demonstrated “poor in the extreme” knowledge of drivers’ hours and tachograph compliance will lose his operating licence from 3 February…

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