3ppl increase in fuel duty cancelled – One small step for Road Transport Operators?
Posted by AndrewT on 6th Dec 2012
Road transport operators will be giving a cautious welcome to the cancellation of the 3p per litre fuel duty increase planned for January 2013. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, confir … Read more
Breaches of drivers’ hours – an inconvenient truth?
Posted by AndrewT on 28th Nov 2012
The latest figures from VOSA on their roadside inspections makes interesting reading. In July, Aug and Sept 2012 52,186 vehicle inspections were carried out. This is a big number but you need to consi … Read more
Have your say on speed limits for HGVs
Posted by AndrewT on 13th Nov 2012
The maximum speed limit for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads is currently 40 miles per hour. Whilst the speed limit for smaller HGVs between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes is 50 mph. In N … Read more
Hands free compliance - but is it safe?
Posted by AndrewT on 16th Oct 2012
Drivers making telephone calls using a hands-free kit are just as distracted as those on handheld devices according to research recently conducted by Which? Unsurprisingly they found that texting is f … Read more
Digital driver cards and your responsibilities.
Posted by AndrewT on 2nd Oct 2012
If you are a HGV or PSV driver and holder of a digital driver card you need to be aware of your responsibilities. If you are found to be in breach of the rules you can be fined or, in the most serious … Read more
Want to be left alone by VOSA? – IRTE Conference 13 Sept 2012
Posted by AndrewT on 26th Sep 2012
The IRTE Conference on 13 September 2012 at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon focused on strategies for cost effective fleet management and operations. The conference included some fantastic speakers … Read more
Foreign truck drivers to pay £10 a day to use British roads – Be careful what you wish for.
Posted by AndrewT on 17th Sep 2012
The Department for Transport have revealed plans for new legislation to charge foreign truck £10 a day to use British roads by 2015. The new Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin unveiled plans to c … Read more
Driver CPC - Take advantage now.
Posted by AndrewT on 11th Sep 2012
Professional bus and coach drivers have 364 days left to complete their 35 hours of periodic training needed for their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). Driver CPC for bus and coac … Read more
Government cut pump prices by 5p litre.
Posted by AndrewT on 4th Sep 2012
Unfortunately you need to live in France to be able to take advantage of this. But it does show that some countries recognise that the increasing price of fuel is having a detrimental impact on their … Read more
Tachograph reports help Industrial Tribunal dismiss fraud case
Posted by AndrewT on 14th Aug 2012
The recent case of Brian Yeardley Continental’s successful defence of a “whistleblowing” case brought by a disgruntled ex-employee highlights the importance of having your tachograph and drivers’ hour … Read more
RHA call for Drivers to go to jail for breaking drivers' hours rules
Posted by AndrewT on 8th Aug 2012
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has recently called for tougher action to be taken against truck drivers who falsify their driving records. Drivers’ hours infringements and tachograph offences a … Read more
Will HGV sensors protect cyclists?
Posted by AndrewT on 31st Jul 2012
Recently an influential group of MPs said hauliers should be encouraged to fit new sensors to their fleet to protect cyclists. The Transport Select Committee (TSC) described a 15% rise in cyclist deat … Read more
Motorway madness for UK Hauliers?
Posted by AndrewT on 24th Jul 2012
The Association of British Drivers (ABD) has recently commented that the Government's desire to extract the maximum capacity from the motorway network at the lowest possible cost could jeopardise road … Read more
If you don’t know what an éthylotest is right now you soon will
Posted by AndrewT on 29th Jun 2012
Any vehicle travelling through France from July 1st 2012 will be required to carry a disposable breathalyser or 'éthylotest' or alcometer. The device must be un-used and within the use by date stated … Read more
Sat Nav – A help or hindrance for professional drivers?
Posted by AndrewT on 7th Jun 2012
New research from Lancaster University and Royal Holloway, University of London, reveal using satellite navigation systems can reduce drivers’ performance. A series of experiments were conducted where … Read more
Quashing the August 3ppl duty rise in fuel is vital for UK growth
Posted by AndrewT on 7th Jun 2012
If businesses are to have the confidence to expand, they need consumers that are prepared to spend their hard earned income. Any increase in fuel duty will increase costs in the supply chain. This cou … Read more