Blog articles about SmartLicence

EU driving licence revision

EU driving licence revision

18th Jan 2023

Changes could see category B licence weight limits increased to 4.25 tonnesThe EU is working on a proposal that would see a new driving licence directive in 2023 that would increase weight limit fo … Read more
The wrong way to drive into 2023…

The wrong way to drive into 2023…

18th Jan 2023

New Year new you? These drivers definitely didn’t get the memo; from police chases to drink driving. These drivers are prime examples of what not to do when driving Driver caught drink d … Read more
SmartLicence demo has unexpected outcome

SmartLicence demo has unexpected outcome

27th Oct 2022

Recently, our SmartCompliance team onboarded a new customer onto our SmartLicence driving licence verification platform. The customer had already utilised our SmartAnalysis so … Read more
Top 5 Tips For Tachograph Management

Top 5 Tips For Tachograph Management

16th Aug 2022

Tachograph and compliance management can be a minefield for transport businesses, and with good reason. There are regulations around driving time, rest periods and working days as well as vehicle … 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
Disqualified driver used a false licence

Disqualified driver used a false licence

Posted by AndrewT on 15th Jun 2021

The story of a disqualified driver using a false licence in the North Wales Chronicle highlights why road transport operators of all sizes must have a robust and reliable process for checking their dr … Read more
HGV driver eating out of a bowl at the wheel

HGV driver eating out of a bowl at the wheel

Posted by AndrewT on 27th Apr 2021

A HGV driver was caught by an undercover police officer eating from a bowl whilst driving on the M1. The driver was stopped after he was spotted with no hands on the steering wheel. Leicestershire Po … Read more
Have your say on mobile phone use

Have your say on mobile phone use

Posted by AndrewT on 29th Oct 2020

A consultation has been launched to strengthen the laws around the use of a mobile phone whilst in charge of a vehicle on the road.   Laws exist to stop drivers using mobile phones already, however, t … Read more
Banned drivers on the rise

Banned drivers on the rise

Posted by AndrewT on 17th May 2019

The number of drivers that have had their driving licence revoked under the Road Traffic Act has increased by 33.5% according to new figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). … Read more
Descartes truck

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
Descartes truck

Do you know the risk profile of your drivers?

Posted by AndrewT on 9th Nov 2015

While the abolition of the paper counterpart may be causing short term disruption for some, having the ability to automatically and routinely check drivers licence details against the DVLA records onl … Read more