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Is it time to regulate 3.5t vans with tachographs?

Is it time to regulate 3.5t vans with tachographs?

Posted by AndrewT on 6th Dec 2019

With over 4.3 million licensed 3.5t vans compared to around 600,000 licensed HGV’s on our roads is it time for van drivers to be regulated in the same way as Large Goods Vehicles and Passenger Carryin … Read more
Traffic Commissioners Annual report 2018 to 2019

Traffic Commissioners Annual report 2018 to 2019

Posted by AndrewT on 13th Nov 2019

The annual report from the Traffic Commissioners office provides information on all the major aspects of their regulatory and judicial role. The 2018 to 2019 report has just been published. The TCs re … Read more
DVSA issue new guidance on HGV walkaround checks

DVSA issue new guidance on HGV walkaround checks

Posted by AndrewT on 25th Oct 2019

Driver vehicle safety checks are essential for road safety. It has been reported that around 80% of roadside prohibitions could have been avoided if an effective walkaround vehicle safety check had ta … Read more
Be ready for Brexit

Be ready for Brexit

Posted by AndrewT on 27th Sep 2019

With 31st October approaching fast the potential implications for trade with the EU and transport operators moving goods between the UK and EU is becoming clearer. To help road transport operators the … Read more
HGV Horror show

HGV Horror show

Posted by AndrewT on 10th Jul 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is responsible for carrying annual tests on around one million heavy vehicles each year. The DVSA have 500 testers that work at a range of Authorised Tes … Read more
Top prohibition defects ... and how to avoid them

Top prohibition defects ... and how to avoid them

Posted by AndrewT on 22nd May 2019

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner recently updated the data they report from DVSA examiners on the checks conducted on vehicles and operators. The information the DVSA gather is used as evidence … Read more
Banned drivers on the rise

Banned drivers on the rise

Posted by AndrewT on 17th May 2019

The number of drivers that have had their driving licence revoked under the Road Traffic Act has increased by 33.5% according to new figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). … Read more
Driving abroad? Are you prepared for Brexit?

Driving abroad? Are you prepared for Brexit?

Posted by AndrewT on 28th Feb 2019

Driving abroad post-Brexit will change and commercial drivers operating in the EU will need to ensure they have the right documents and plans in place regardless of the deal / no-deal outcome. This i … Read more
Updated vehicle safety check leaflets from DVSA

Updated vehicle safety check leaflets from DVSA

Posted by AndrewT on 29th Jan 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has updated its driver vehicle safety check leaflets. The updated leaflets provide guidance for carrying out daily safety checks on HGVs and PSVs. The l … Read more
DVSA's Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness updated

DVSA's Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness updated

Posted by AndrewT on 11th Dec 2018

The DVSA's  guide to maintaining a roadworthy fleet has been updated and published on Gov.UK. The guide provides a useful reference on how to keep heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and public service vehic … Read more
Drivers’ hours law and tachographs post Brexit

Drivers’ hours law and tachographs post Brexit

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Oct 2018

With the UK leaving the EU at the end of March 2019 now only 5 months away, many operators are asking what this means for drivers’ hours law and tachograph legislation as it applies throughout the EU. … Read more