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VOSA to step up targeted checks?

Posted by AndrewT on 16th Jul 2013

With the merger with the Driving Standards Agency ahead and recent comments from the Senior Traffic Commissioner it is interesting times for VOSA. Opinion on the merger with DSA appears to be split 50 … Read more
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Have your say on Driver CPC exemption proposals

Posted by AndrewT on 13th Jun 2013

The Driving Standards Agency wants to hear your views and has launched a consultation on the scope of Driver CPC (DCPC) exemptions. This includes taking vehicles to and from VOSA testing facilities. … Read more
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Have your say on VOSA fees

Posted by AndrewT on 30th Apr 2013

VOSA has launched a consultation on proposals to change the fees for a range of services it carries out, including: Testing of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) and public service vehicles (PSVs) - buses … Read more
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Tachographs and trailers

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Mar 2013

There appears to be some confusion about towing trailers carring goods in coomercial transport and when you need to use a tachograph.  It is your responsibility to ensure you are familiar with the law … Read more
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3 points and a fine for sneezing?

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Feb 2013

Driving with a cold or flu could be far more dangerous than you realise, accounting for 2,500 accidents per week in the winter months. According to experts if you have a stuffy head, feel groggy or s … Read more
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Recession? What recession?

Posted by AndrewT on 3rd Jan 2013

According to research from the retail consultancy Conlumino conducted on 30 December 59% of consumers expect to cut their spending in the next six months and almost 50% think the economy will get wors … Read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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