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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
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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 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