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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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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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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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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