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Operators Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) explained

Operators Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) explained

Posted by AndrewT on 16th Feb 2017

The Operators Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) is used by the DVSA to decide which vehicles should be stopped and inspected. OCRS is used to calculate the risk of an operator not following the rules on ro … Read more
The cost of running un-roadworthy vehicles

The cost of running un-roadworthy vehicles

Posted by AndrewT on 9th Feb 2017

West Midlands Traffic Commissioner Nick Denton, banned a plant and tool hire firm from operating HGVs for 12 months after describing its vehicle maintenance procedures as one of the worst he had seen. … Read more
Miss the delivery or exceed drivers’ hours?

Miss the delivery or exceed drivers’ hours?

Posted by AndrewT on 25th Jan 2017

The recent case reported in Commercial Motor of three delivery drivers being prosecuted after they were found guilty of falsifying tachograph records reinforces the need for delivery operations to be … Read more
Get your tickets now for the BIFA Awards

Get your tickets now for the BIFA Awards

Posted by AndrewT on 7th Dec 2016

Tickets for the 28th annual British International Freight Association (BIFA) Freight Service Awards ceremony luncheon to be held at The Brewery, London on Thursday 19th January 2017 are on sale now. … Read more
No excuse for concealing excessive driving hours

No excuse for concealing excessive driving hours

Posted by AndrewT on 1st Dec 2016

The Traffic Commissioners Office has called on operators and transport managers to be extra vigilant over drivers using more than one card to hide excessive drivers’ hours. The London and South East … Read more
25% of motorists admit to driving while tired

25% of motorists admit to driving while tired

Posted by AndrewT on 25th Nov 2016

According to resent research conducted to coincide with Road Safety Week almost one in four drivers admit to driving while tired with men more prone to do so than women. The research looked at distra … Read more
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Disqualified for three years

Posted by AndrewT on 24th Oct 2016

The director of a food wholesaling business that committed a number of drivers’ hours, overloading and Driver CPC offences has been disqualified from holding an Operator’s licence for three years. An … Read more
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Gwent Police targeting HGV driving offences

Posted by fionastewart on 19th Aug 2016

Operations by Gwent Police to crackdown on offending HGV drivers resulted in four vehicles being sized over four days. The Gwent force were seeking to reduce incidents that involve vehicles over 7.5 t … Read more
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Road transport operator infringement classifications

Posted by fionastewart on 11th Jul 2016

Road transport operators of all sizes need to comply with complex rules and regulations. However, infringements can happen. What do the authorities consider to be the most and least serious offences a … Read more