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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
Driver CPC Warning: Demand on the Rise

Driver CPC Warning: Demand on the Rise

13th Dec 2022

Operators are being firmly urged to begin planning their drivers CPC training now to avoid the impending impact of licencing work backlog believed to hit the industry within the next 12 months  … 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
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
Falling asleep at the wheel

Falling asleep at the wheel

Posted by AndrewT on 26th Nov 2021

Shocking footage of a driver falling asleep at the wheel of a HGV travelling on the M5 in November was recently posted on YouTube. Driver fatigue is a common factor in incidents involving HGV's and w … Read more
All hand-held phone use to be illegal in 2022

All hand-held phone use to be illegal in 2022

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Nov 2021

The Government is closing loopholes in the use of mobile phones making it illegal to use a hand-held device under virtually any circumstance while driving. It is already illegal to text or make a pho … Read more