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Tachographs and trailers

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Mar 2013

There appears to be some confusion about towing trailers carring goods in coomercial transport and when you need to use a tachograph.  It is your responsibility to ensure you are familiar with the law … Read more
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3 points and a fine for sneezing?

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Feb 2013

Driving with a cold or flu could be far more dangerous than you realise, accounting for 2,500 accidents per week in the winter months. According to experts if you have a stuffy head, feel groggy or s … Read more
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Recession? What recession?

Posted by AndrewT on 3rd Jan 2013

According to research from the retail consultancy Conlumino conducted on 30 December 59% of consumers expect to cut their spending in the next six months and almost 50% think the economy will get wors … Read more
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Have your say on speed limits for HGVs

Posted by AndrewT on 13th Nov 2012

The maximum speed limit for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads is currently 40 miles per hour.  Whilst the speed limit for smaller HGVs between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes is 50 mph.  In N … Read more
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Hands free compliance - but is it safe?

Posted by AndrewT on 16th Oct 2012

Drivers making telephone calls using a hands-free kit are just as distracted as those on handheld devices according to research recently conducted by Which? Unsurprisingly they found that texting is f … Read more
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Digital driver cards and your responsibilities.

Posted by AndrewT on 2nd Oct 2012

If you are a HGV or PSV driver and holder of a digital driver card you need to be aware of your responsibilities. If you are found to be in breach of the rules you can be fined or, in the most serious … Read more