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Get your SmartAlerts on a new Smartwatch for free!

Posted by fionastewart on 1st Apr 2016

Descartes will be demonstrating the new SmartAlerts enhancement to Smartanalysis, the industry leading tachograph analysis software and SmartLicence, online driving licence verification, on Stand 4H20 … Read more
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Is enforcement of driver’s hours working?

Posted by fionastewart on 23rd Mar 2016

Figures reported in February this year reveal that prosecutions for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences fell by almost 30% in 2015. Figures disclosed in recent parliamentary question and answer se … Read more
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Introduction of the Smart Tachograph in the EU

Posted by AndrewT on 6th Jan 2016

Progress is being made on the introduction of the Smart Tachograph in the EU. The Regulation (EU) N°165/2014 adopted in February 2014 by the European Parliament and the Council assumes the introducti … Read more
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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
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Happy Birthday Driver CPC!

Posted by AndrewT on 18th Sep 2015

It’s been a year since the deadline for existing HGV drivers to complete their first block of 35 hours of Driver CPC training. Happy birthday Driver CPC! HGV, bus and coach drivers are required to do … Read more
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You're invited!

Posted by AndrewT on 26th Aug 2015

From container to customer, customer experience and compliance matters - Transforming customer experience and safeguarding compliance whilst increasing profitability - myth or new reality? Descartes … Read more
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Volumetric vehicle exemption loophole to close?

Posted by AndrewT on 17th Aug 2015

There is growing support to bring ten vehicle exemptions into the O-licensing scheme. It is estimated that this could affect around 40,000 goods and engineering plant vehicles and require them to pass … Read more
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Off the rails and off the road

Posted by AndrewT on 10th Jul 2015

The boss of a Newhouse haulage firm has been given a two-year industry ban after an investigation and public inquiry into drivers’ practices. Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner, Joan Aitken, said the op … Read more
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82% unaware of corporate manslaughter legislation

Posted by AndrewT on 26th Jun 2015

Van fleet operators need to be made more aware of corporate manslaughter legislation and how it could apply if the working condition of their vehicles were suspect or their drivers’ did not hold a val … Read more
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Compliance vs. Optimising Efficiency

Posted by AndrewT on 15th May 2015

Compliance management practices can transform the customer experience. Techniques for optimising road transport operations have become critical in meeting the increasing demands of customs and reduci … Read more
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New DVSA Guide to Load Security

Posted by AndrewT on 22nd Apr 2015

Load security should be of primary concern for all commercial road transport operators. Effective load securing prevents goods from falling onto roads and ensures that the goods arrive undamaged. Thi … Read more
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Free Guide to GB Domestic Drivers' Hours Rules

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Apr 2015

Download our free guide to GB Domestic drivers' hours. If you want help in managing your compliance with drivers’ hours (EU or GB) see Smartanalysis, the leading tachograph analysis and compliance man … Read more
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Undercover police HGV film HGV driver offences

Posted by AndrewT on 9th Apr 2015

North Yorkshire Police officers driving an un-liveried HGV drove alongside HGVs and found that almost ten per cent of the HGV drivers observed were committing offences. 86 offences were recorded agai … Read more
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Have your say on EU Tachograph regulations

Posted by AndrewT on 20th Mar 2015

On 4 February 2014 the European Commission published EU Regulation 165/2014 (the new Regulation) on tachographs in road transport. The Regulation can be found here.   This new Regulation, takes effec … Read more
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Free EU Drivers' Hours Law Guide

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Mar 2015

Download our free guide to EU Drivers' Hours Law. If you want help in managing your compliance with drivers' hours see Smartanalysis, the leading tachograph analysis and compliance management Software … Read more
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HGV drivers offences

Posted by AndrewT on 27th Feb 2015

What are the most common offences for HGV drivers? How might they be avoided? See below HGV drivers offences from 2013 vs 2014 in numbers. Download a PDF of HGV Driver offences here. Smartanalysis w … Read more