Loaning HGVs can be more expensive than you might think.
Posted by AndrewT on 10th Apr 2013
A farmer was recently fined £500 after he failed to produce tachograph charts for a HGV he loaned to a friend. The driver was also prosecuted and fined £350. The vehicle was used sporadically by the f … Read more
Tachographs and trailers
Posted by AndrewT on 21st Mar 2013
There appears to be some confusion about towing trailers carring goods in coomercial transport and when you need to use a tachograph. It is your responsibility to ensure you are familiar with the law … Read more
3 points and a fine for sneezing?
Posted by AndrewT on 19th Feb 2013
Driving with a cold or flu could be far more dangerous than you realise, accounting for 2,500 accidents per week in the winter months. According to experts if you have a stuffy head, feel groggy or s … Read more
HGV registrations up in 2012 – How to safeguard your future compliance when buying a new HGV in 2013.
Posted by AndrewT on 14th Jan 2013
Whilst 2012 was a challenging year for the entire UK commercial vehicle market, HGV registrations grew by 6.4% to 45,702 units in 2012. The lucky transport operators that acquired them will benefit f … Read more
Breaches of drivers’ hours – an inconvenient truth?
Posted by AndrewT on 28th Nov 2012
The latest figures from VOSA on their roadside inspections makes interesting reading. In July, Aug and Sept 2012 52,186 vehicle inspections were carried out. This is a big number but you need to consi … Read more
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
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
Want to be left alone by VOSA? – IRTE Conference 13 Sept 2012
Posted by AndrewT on 26th Sep 2012
The IRTE Conference on 13 September 2012 at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon focused on strategies for cost effective fleet management and operations. The conference included some fantastic speakers … Read more