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Ramping up drivers’ hours enforcement in EU

Posted by AndrewT on 26th Feb 2015

EU laws regarding tachographs and drivers’ hours are ineffective if there is inadequate enforcement of them. In the UK the DVSA and Police are responsible for enforcement of the regulations that apply … Read more
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Abolition of the photocard licence counterpart

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Feb 2015

What does this mean for employers of professional drivers? The Department for Transport is making an important change to driving licences that will impact HGV and PCV drivers and the companies that e … Read more
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Guide to GB domestic drivers' hours rules

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Dec 2014

If you are not familiar with GB domestic drivers' hours rules or just need a refresher this guide will give you the basic information you need. Drivers of vehicles that fall outside the scope of the … Read more
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HGV safety this winter

Posted by AndrewT on 5th Dec 2014

Every winter, hundreds accidents involving Heavy Good Vehicles were due to snow and ice. Statistics, from the Department for Transport, show the risks of adverse weather conditions for HGV fleets in t … Read more
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HGV driver was unaware of lost licence!

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Oct 2014

HGV driver who had no licence was three times over drink-drive limit. This is a sad and unusual case of a HGV driver caught driving when he was three times over the drink driving limit and he didn’t e … Read more
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Driver CPC on target – panic over?

Posted by AndrewT on 12th Aug 2014

It appears that the vast majority of drivers will have completed their 35 hours’ Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) training by the September 10 deadline. It was estimated that betwee … Read more
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Revised DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness

Posted by AndrewT on 24th Jul 2014

According to the VOSA Effectiveness Report in 2012/13, 144,472 mechanical checks were conducted resulting in 56,144 prohibitions (38.9%). The top prohibition defects include all the basics such as Br … Read more
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Updated rules and guidance on drivers' hours

Posted by AndrewT on 28th May 2014

Drivers’ hours rules and guidance have been updated on GOV.UK. If you drive a goods vehicle or a passenger-carrying vehicle you must follow the rules on the number of hours you can drive and the brea … Read more
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Hauliers disqualified for misleading authorities

Posted by AndrewT on 23rd May 2014

Nick Jones, The West Midlands Traffic Commissioner, has disqualified two haulage firms following investigations by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for drivers' hours offences and unlice … Read more
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Time to get a grip of your HGV drivers’ hours?

Posted by AndrewT on 6th Feb 2014

Drivers’ hours infringements regularly top the offences reported by the authorities.  Road transport operators need to demonstrate they understand the requirements of law regarding the digital tachogr … Read more
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Have your say on Government motoring agencies

Posted by AndrewT on 14th Jan 2014

The Transport Committee has launched an inquiry into the Government’s motoring agencies. The purpose of the inquiry is to look at the user experience when interacting with them and make recommendation … Read more
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Have your say on Driver CPC

Posted by AndrewT on 23rd Jul 2013

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on  Driver CPC to assess: how effective it is contribution to road safety what could improve its effectiveness The consultation addre … Read more