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Vehicle safety checks - what are your duties?

Vehicle safety checks - what are your duties?

Posted by AndrewT on 29th Jun 2021

Whether you drive a HGV or a bus or coach, it's vital that you know what checks you need to carry out inside and outside of the vehicle before setting off. Failing to do thorough checks could result i … Read more
Disqualified driver used a false licence

Disqualified driver used a false licence

Posted by AndrewT on 15th Jun 2021

The story of a disqualified driver using a false licence in the North Wales Chronicle highlights why road transport operators of all sizes must have a robust and reliable process for checking their dr … Read more
Tachographs and Telematics

Tachographs and Telematics

Posted by AndrewT on 20th May 2021

The latest tachographs and telematics report from Commercial Motor and Motor Transport highlights the rate at which smart tachographs are being adopted and gives an insight into operator attitudes. Sm … Read more
HGV driver eating out of a bowl at the wheel

HGV driver eating out of a bowl at the wheel

Posted by AndrewT on 27th Apr 2021

A HGV driver was caught by an undercover police officer eating from a bowl whilst driving on the M1. The driver was stopped after he was spotted with no hands on the steering wheel. Leicestershire Po … Read more
Revised guidance on defect categories

Revised guidance on defect categories

Posted by AndrewT on 26th Mar 2021

The DVSA have updated their guidance on how defects in roadside checks are categorised. The amended rules came into effect from 1 February 2021. So, if you are not sure of the changes now is the time … Read more
DVSA target vans for mechanical defects

DVSA target vans for mechanical defects

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Mar 2021

As reported in Commercial Motor a recent road safety operation in the Midlands found 24 vans with mechanical defects and the DVSA have said it will continue to target LCV drivers.  The recent operatio … Read more
HGV driver filmed holding a phone to each ear

HGV driver filmed holding a phone to each ear

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Feb 2021

A HGV driver was filmed by the police holding a mobile phone to each ear on the M4 motorway whilst steering with his elbows. The footage was captured from the cab of a police lorry driving alongside t … Read more
Have your say on mobile phone use

Have your say on mobile phone use

Posted by AndrewT on 29th Oct 2020

A consultation has been launched to strengthen the laws around the use of a mobile phone whilst in charge of a vehicle on the road.   Laws exist to stop drivers using mobile phones already, however, t … Read more
Is your HGV ready to cross the border?

Is your HGV ready to cross the border?

Posted by AndrewT on 23rd Oct 2020

From 1 January 2021 Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) over 7.5 tonnes travelling from Great Britain to the EU must obtain an electronic Kent Access Permit before taking goods to the Port of Dover or Eurotunn … Read more