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No access to France for 48 hours

No access to France for 48 hours

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Dec 2020

On Sunday 20 December 2020 the French Government announced that all passenger transport and accompanied freight from the UK will not be able to access France. The restriction will last 48 hours from 1 … Read more
Kent Access Permit required for cross-Channel HGVs

Kent Access Permit required for cross-Channel HGVs

Posted by AndrewT on 16th Oct 2020

The Cabinet Office has confirmed that a Kent Access Permit will be mandatory for all HGVs using the Channel crossings to the European Union from the UK. The Access Permit plan includes a ‘Check an HG … Read more
Changes to drivers’ hours and tachograph rules

Changes to drivers’ hours and tachograph rules

Posted by AndrewT on 25th Aug 2020

As of 20 August 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced some changes to the EU drivers’ hours and tachograph rules which were effective from that date. The guidance for both goods vehicles … Read more
New Driver CPC Guidance is now published

New Driver CPC Guidance is now published

Posted by AndrewT on 14th Aug 2020

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have now published their new guidance for Driver CPC. The changes came into effect on 24 July 2020 following a consultation on changes to Driver CPC ma … Read more
Ban on old tyres coming in the Autumn 2020

Ban on old tyres coming in the Autumn 2020

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Jul 2020

The Government have announced a ban on  old tyres being fitted to lorries, buses and coaches. The ban makes it illegal to fit tyres aged 10 years or older to the front wheels of lorries, buses and co … Read more
Changes to Driver CPC revealed.

Changes to Driver CPC revealed.

Posted by AndrewT on 9th Jul 2020

Following a consultation by the DVSA on how to improve Driver CPC, the agency is expected to implement a number of changes. The full details have not been formally announced but they are expected to i … Read more
DVSA to resume HGV Testing

DVSA to resume HGV Testing

Posted by AndrewT on 22nd Jun 2020

The Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA) has will resume HGV testing from 4 July 2020. To help manage the demand as testing is resumed the DVSA have issued three-month exemptions for vehicles d … Read more
Licence extension

Licence extension

Posted by AndrewT on 11th Jun 2020

Anyone with a photocard driving licence that expired from 1 February 2020, or is due to expire by 31 August 2020, will receive an automatic seven month extension. This will allow them to stay on the r … Read more
Temporary relaxation of EU drivers' hours now ended

Temporary relaxation of EU drivers' hours now ended

Posted by AndrewT on 1st Jun 2020

A temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules for a 30-day period, for drivers was announced on 18 March 2020 to help with COVID-19. The temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ … Read more
D4 Medical suspension

D4 Medical suspension

Posted by AndrewT on 20th May 2020

The Government has temporarily suspended the need for a D4 medical when renewing driving entitlements. With NHS staff  focused on COVID-19, the government has taken action to protect essential supply … Read more
DVSA suspends periodic tachograph calibrations

DVSA suspends periodic tachograph calibrations

Posted by AndrewT on 9th Apr 2020

To help operators during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has decided to suspend periodic tachograph calibrations and inspections on vehicles. All HG … Read more
COVID-19 update: Changes to Driver CPC

COVID-19 update: Changes to Driver CPC

Posted by AndrewT on 3rd Apr 2020

Driver CPC periodic training changes announced. The Government has announced temporary changes to professional driver requirements as part of its response to the coronavirus outbreak.  Whilst we are … Read more
Tachographs & Telematics Report

Tachographs & Telematics Report

Posted by AndrewT on 20th Feb 2020

The introduction of Smart Tachographs in June 2019 offer opportunities to make better operational use of tachograph and drivers' hours data. The report conducted by Commercial Motor and Motor Transpor … Read more
Haulage firm to pay £500k for forged records

Haulage firm to pay £500k for forged records

Posted by AndrewT on 14th Feb 2020

A haulage company which falsified vehicle maintenance records has been ordered to pay £500,000 after admitting 19 counts of fraud. The firm was fined £20,000 for each count and told to pay £120,000 co … Read more
New SmartAnalysis Driver CPC Module

New SmartAnalysis Driver CPC Module

Posted by AndrewT on 14th Feb 2020

Descartes is pleased to announce the availability of SmartAnalysis Driver CPC, a powerful and flexible on-line tool for recording and managing driver CPC. Bus, coach and lorry drivers, after carrying … Read more
Operator licensing and Brexit

Operator licensing and Brexit

Posted by AndrewT on 7th Feb 2020

The UK officially left the EU on 31st January 2020 at 11pm. We are now in a transition period to 11pm on 31st December 2020 where little if anything will change. During the transition period negotiati … Read more
The future of supply chain and logistics

The future of supply chain and logistics

Posted by AndrewT on 10th Jan 2020

Descartes presents expert advice to industry professionals. At the end of 2019 Descartes Systems UK welcomed over 100 logistics professionals to its UK Customer and Partner event. Held at the British … Read more
In the News - Transport Operator

In the News - Transport Operator

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Nov 2019

In the latest issue of Transport Operator, Andrew Tavener, our head of marketing, explains that compliance management should always be at the forefront of transport operators' minds, but many transp … Read more
DVSA publish their 2018 to 2019 Annual Review

DVSA publish their 2018 to 2019 Annual Review

Posted by AndrewT on 12th Jul 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency work hard to keep everyone safe on our roads. They have just published their Annual Report for 2018 to 2019. You can download a copy of the report here. The r … Read more
Descartes in the News - FACTS Issue 152

Descartes in the News - FACTS Issue 152

Posted by AndrewT on 10th Jul 2019

Descartes is featured in the latest issue (152) of FACTS - The Pan-European Transport and Logistics Magazine. This issue focuses on compliance management with features on Backhouse Jones and the key c … Read more