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Dig deeper into unaccounted distance

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Nov 2014

Smartanalysis users can now dig deeper into unaccounted distance with a brand new Tachograph Analysis Report. In response to requests from customers the existing Descartes Smartanalysis DTCO Vehicle … Read more
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National speed limit for HGVs to be increased

Posted by AndrewT on 25th Jul 2014

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Claire Perry, announced yesterday that the government is proposing to increase the national speed limit for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes on single car … Read more
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Transport Manager disqualified for 5 years

Posted by AndrewT on 8th Jul 2014

Stephen Drever-Marshall, the nominated Transport Manager on two licences - in the North of England was disqualified by North East Traffic Commissioner Kevin Rooney for five years after making a false … Read more
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HGV Road User Levy Act starts 1 April 2014

Posted by AndrewT on 31st Mar 2014

The HGV Road User Levy Act 2013 imposes charges for vehicles over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight for using UK roads.  The act applies to UK and non-UK registered vehicles. The charges vary from £85 to … Read more
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Fixed penalties increased from 16 August

Posted by AndrewT on 15th Aug 2013

Department for Transport announced that fixed penalty levels will increase from 16 August 2013. Graduated fixed penalties and financial deposits for vans, trucks and buses are also increased as a resu … Read more
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HGV driver jailed for tampering with tachograph

Posted by AndrewT on 29th May 2013

A Belgian HGV driver was jailed on Tues 28 May for attempting to hide the fact that he had not taken the required rest period before driving again. Nico Demeyer attached a magnet to interfere with the … Read more
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Smart tachograph specification informally agreed

Posted by AndrewT on 17th May 2013

Improving road safety and ensuring fair competition in road transport in the EU. The Specification for a new generation of digital tachograph for trucks and buses was agreed informally by the Irish p … Read more
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North Wales Police use of HGV is a real eye opener

Posted by AndrewT on 14th May 2013

North Wales Police’ Commercial Vehicle Unit worked in partnership with VOSA and Roads Policing Officers to target HGV drivers flouting the law.  Using a HGV enabled the police to spot offences that ot … Read more
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The HGV Road User Levy Act becomes law

Posted by AndrewT on 4th Mar 2013

On 28 February 2013 the HGV Road User Levy Act became law. The Department for Transport says that this will pave the way for a fairer deal for UK hauliers. Most EU states already charge HGVs for using … Read more
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Breathalyser fines delayed indefinitely in France

Posted by AndrewT on 20th Feb 2013

The French Minister of Interior has announced an indefinite delay on the fines for motorists that do not carry a breathalyser kit with them in their vehicle. Fines of €11 were due to come into effect … Read more
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Suspended custodial sentence for tachograph cheat

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Dec 2012

On Monday 17th December 2012, Richard Samuel Dewart, 44, owner of Dewart Transport, Waringstown, Northern Ireland was convicted of forgery and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, suspended for 3 year … Read more
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Progress in Europe on the Smart Tachograph

Posted by AndrewT on 31st Oct 2012

Euro Ministers reached agreement on 29 October for new regulations on the tachograph used in road transport across the EU. The objective of the new draft legislation is to make fraud more difficult an … Read more
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£50,000 fine for drivers' hours offences

Posted by AndrewT on 31st Oct 2012

Following a VOSA led investigation, Liskeard company Darley Ford Transport (HGV) and Darley Ford Travel (PSV) were fined a total of £50,000 for drivers' hour’s offences. They were also ordered to pay … Read more