Year: posts for 2022

Confused about drivers’ hours compliance?

What are drivers’ hours rules and regulations? What is the difference between EU drivers’ hours (which apply in the UK) and GB domestic drivers’ hours? You…

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What else does Descartes do?

One stop to smarter compliance In this age where technology has taken over, where we have a list of passwords the length of a HGV and…

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Hands off the wheel?

Here’s another scenario to add to the list of ‘What not to do when driving!’. Thames Valley Police reported they pulled over a HGV driver after…

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How do you know if a new job will cause a drivers’ hours infringement?

A customer asked me recently if there was a tool from Descartes that allows them to pre-empt any potential drivers’ hours issues when they look to…

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Fleet operators call for changes to Driver CPC

According to recent research 95% of commercial road transport operators want changes to the way that the Driver Certificates of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is delivered.…

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How many hours should a Transport Manager work?

It all depends on the size of the fleet! The role of Transport manager is extremely important to any road transport operator and they must be…

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New to digital tachographs? – Who is responsible for what?

What are the driver’s and operators basic responsibilities? Some transport operators use vehicles fitted with digital tachographs, but have no idea on how to use them.…

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DVSA makes Earned Recognition more accessible

The DVSA has abandoned plans to introduce one single fully digital maintenance reporting system for Earned recognition (ER) operators. The DVSA hope this will make Earned…

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Are HGV roadside safety inspections becoming a rarity?

According to the union Unite driver vehicle safety checks are “vanishingly rare” on UK roads. A freedom of information request showed there were 114,653 on-the-spot inspections…

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