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Compliance concerns will impact your growth plans

Compliance concerns will impact your growth plans

Posted by AndrewT on 1st Nov 2017

Cases on non-compliance can not only affect your business now but can also have a detrimental impact on your future growth plans as a recent case in Swindon highlights where a breakdown and recovery f … Read more
What does it take to be a transport manager?

What does it take to be a transport manager?

Posted by AndrewT on 13th Oct 2017

The position of transport manager is a vital one for all transport operators regardless of size. Transport managers need to have good repute and be professionally competent. A ‘dangerously incompeten … Read more
Importing Tachograph Fraud

Importing Tachograph Fraud

Posted by Robin Layfield on 25th Sep 2017

The BBC reported on an increase in tachograph tampering in the UK roads with over 440 HGVs crossing into the UK last year with manipulated tachographs. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) … Read more
Driving tired is 'worse than being on drugs'

Driving tired is 'worse than being on drugs'

Posted by Robin Layfield on 31st Aug 2017

According to recent research, driving in state of fatigue has contributed to more road accidents in Great Britain than those impaired by taking drugs. The study found 20% of road accidents on major r … Read more
DVSA Annual Review 2016/17

DVSA Annual Review 2016/17

Posted by Robin Layfield on 18th Jul 2017

The DVSA published their first Annual Review to promote what it is most proud of from 2016/17 and highlight some of work they will be doing in 2017/18 to further improve road safety. Road transport o … Read more
Jailed for using gadget to hide drivers’ hours

Jailed for using gadget to hide drivers’ hours

Posted by AndrewT on 1st Jun 2017

Judge James Sampson reinforced the fact that 'tired drivers kill' as he jailed a HGV driver for using a gadget that allowed him to exceed legal drivers’ hours. The driver pleaded guilty to having a d … Read more
Tachograph download and ransomware protection

Tachograph download and ransomware protection

Posted by AndrewT on 24th May 2017

The recent ransomware attacks highlight the potential risk to corporate networks. The simple process of collecting and uploading digital tachograph data create touch points for files to enter networks … Read more
DVSA's 5-year strategy

DVSA's 5-year strategy

Posted by AndrewT on 26th Apr 2017

The DVSA recently published it’s 5-year strategy and business plan to improve road safety, user experience and value for money. The DVSA's purpose is to help everyone to stay safe on our roads protect … Read more
Suspended for drivers’ hours breaches

Suspended for drivers’ hours breaches

Posted by AndrewT on 18th Apr 2017

The owner of a skip hire firm was suspended from driving HGVs for breaching drivers' hours regulations after driving for more than four-and-a-half hours without a break. A driver must take a break or … Read more
HGV Operators Licence revoked by TC

HGV Operators Licence revoked by TC

Posted by AndrewT on 23rd Mar 2017

A livestock haulier in Meiford will have their HGV operator’s licence revoked from May 1 2017 following a public inquiry where the Traffic Commissioner for Wales Nick Jones found that they did not hav … Read more