Blog posts for 2012

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Have your say on speed limits for HGVs

Posted by AndrewT on 13th Nov 2012

The maximum speed limit for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads is currently 40 miles per hour.  Whilst the speed limit for smaller HGVs between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes is 50 mph.  In N … Read more
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Hands free compliance - but is it safe?

Posted by AndrewT on 16th Oct 2012

Drivers making telephone calls using a hands-free kit are just as distracted as those on handheld devices according to research recently conducted by Which? Unsurprisingly they found that texting is f … Read more
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Digital driver cards and your responsibilities.

Posted by AndrewT on 2nd Oct 2012

If you are a HGV or PSV driver and holder of a digital driver card you need to be aware of your responsibilities. If you are found to be in breach of the rules you can be fined or, in the most serious … Read more
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Driver CPC - Take advantage now.

Posted by AndrewT on 11th Sep 2012

Professional bus and coach drivers have 364 days left to complete their 35 hours of periodic training needed for their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).  Driver CPC for bus and coac … Read more
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Government cut pump prices by 5p litre.

Posted by AndrewT on 4th Sep 2012

Unfortunately you need to live in France to be able to take advantage of this. But it does show that some countries recognise that the increasing price of fuel is having a detrimental impact on their … Read more
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Will HGV sensors protect cyclists?

Posted by AndrewT on 31st Jul 2012

Recently an influential group of MPs said hauliers should be encouraged to fit new sensors to their fleet to protect cyclists. The Transport Select Committee (TSC) described a 15% rise in cyclist deat … Read more
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Motorway madness for UK Hauliers?

Posted by AndrewT on 24th Jul 2012

The Association of British Drivers (ABD) has recently commented that the Government's desire to extract the maximum capacity from the motorway network at the lowest possible cost could jeopardise road … Read more