Blog posts for 2022

Check your vehicle not your texts

Check your vehicle not your texts

18th Jul 2022

In a recent road traffic stop a driver of a articulated HGV was pulled over as they were seen texting whilst driving. Once stopped, the Operations Patrol Unit for Worcestershire which runs roads po … Read more
Confused about drivers' hours compliance?

Confused about drivers' hours compliance?

Posted by AndrewT on 20th May 2022

What are drivers' hours rules and regulations? What is the difference between EU drivers' hours (which apply in the UK) and GB domestic drivers' hours? You can get the full picture in our easy to und … Read more
What else does Descartes do?

What else does Descartes do?

Posted by rrowlands@descartes.com on 18th May 2022

One stop to smarter compliance In this age where technology has taken over, where we have a list of passwords the length of a HGV and the list of platforms we use on a daily basis continues t … Read more
Hands off the wheel?

Hands off the wheel?

Posted by rrowlands@descartes.com on 18th May 2022

Here’s another scenario to add to the list of ‘What not to do when driving!’. Thames Valley Police reported they pulled over a HGV driver after he was caught driving with no hands on the wheel. The d … Read more
Fleet operators call for changes to Driver CPC

Fleet operators call for changes to Driver CPC

Posted by AndrewT on 11th Mar 2022

According to recent research 95% of commercial road transport operators want changes to the way that the Driver Certificates of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is delivered. Operators are lookin … Read more
How many hours should a Transport Manager work?

How many hours should a Transport Manager work?

Posted by AndrewT on 8th Mar 2022

It all depends on the size of the fleet! The role of Transport manager is extremely important to any road transport operator and they must be able to manage the transport operation effectively in the … Read more
DVSA makes Earned Recognition more accessible

DVSA makes Earned Recognition more accessible

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Jan 2022

The DVSA has abandoned plans to introduce one single fully digital maintenance reporting system for Earned recognition (ER) operators. The DVSA hope this will make Earned Recognition more attractive … Read more