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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
Driving licence extensions ending

Driving licence extensions ending

Posted by AndrewT on 11th Nov 2021

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, driving licences that were to expire between February and December 2020 were given an automatic 11 month extension. The extension started from the date your driving l … Read more
Government review of Driver CPC

Government review of Driver CPC

Posted by AndrewT on 11th Nov 2021

The UK Government has announced that it is carrying out a review of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). The aim of the review is to see how it can be improved to help with driver sho … Read more
Short of drivers? Your business can still deliver

Short of drivers? Your business can still deliver

Posted by AndrewT on 17th Sep 2021

Are driver shortages impacting your business? With driver shortages, empty supermarket shelves, delivery delays and waste / recycling collections being extended it seems every sector is being affecte … Read more