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Hands off the wheel?

Hands off the wheel?

Posted by rrowlands@descartes.com on 18th May 2022

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 he was caught driving with no hands on the wheel. The d … Read more
Fleet operators call for changes to Driver CPC

Fleet operators call for changes to Driver CPC

Posted by AndrewT on 11th Mar 2022

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. Operators are lookin … Read more
How many hours should a Transport Manager work?

How many hours should a Transport Manager work?

Posted by AndrewT on 8th Mar 2022

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 able to manage the transport operation effectively in the … Read more
DVSA makes Earned Recognition more accessible

DVSA makes Earned Recognition more accessible

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Jan 2022

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 Recognition more attractive … Read more
Falling asleep at the wheel

Falling asleep at the wheel

Posted by AndrewT on 26th Nov 2021

Shocking footage of a driver falling asleep at the wheel of a HGV travelling on the M5 in November was recently posted on YouTube. Driver fatigue is a common factor in incidents involving HGV's and w … Read more
All hand-held phone use to be illegal in 2022

All hand-held phone use to be illegal in 2022

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Nov 2021

The Government is closing loopholes in the use of mobile phones making it illegal to use a hand-held device under virtually any circumstance while driving. It is already illegal to text or make a pho … Read more
Driving licence extensions ending

Driving licence extensions ending

Posted by AndrewT on 11th Nov 2021

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, driving licences that were to expire between February and December 2020 were given an automatic 11 month extension. The extension started from the date your driving l … Read more
Government review of Driver CPC

Government review of Driver CPC

Posted by AndrewT on 11th Nov 2021

The UK Government has announced that it is carrying out a review of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). The aim of the review is to see how it can be improved to help with driver sho … Read more
Short of drivers? Your business can still deliver

Short of drivers? Your business can still deliver

Posted by AndrewT on 17th Sep 2021

Are driver shortages impacting your business? With driver shortages, empty supermarket shelves, delivery delays and waste / recycling collections being extended it seems every sector is being affecte … Read more
Are your loads secure?

Are your loads secure?

Posted by AndrewT on 6th Jul 2021

As road users we usually focus on spotting potential hazards that are in front of us. However, for HGVs it can be the heavy load behind the driver that presents the biggest hazard.  A HGV with a 40 to … Read more