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SmartCompliance in the news

SmartCompliance in the news

Posted by AndrewT on 29th Mar 2019

Putting Digital at the heart of compliance management and how to unlock additional value from compliance data. Descartes SmartCompliance is featured in the latest issues of FACTS magazine – the pan-E … Read more
Coach firm loses licence for drivers' hours abuses

Coach firm loses licence for drivers' hours abuses

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Oct 2018

A "dangerous" coach firm that operated school runs and carried professional sports teams in Hampshire has had its licence revoked by a traffic commissioner. The firm "put people at serious risk from … Read more
Prison for breaking drivers’ hours

Prison for breaking drivers’ hours

Posted by AndrewT on 30th Nov 2017

A HGV driver was handed out a six-month prison sentence for failing to take rest breaks and drivers’ hours offences. The driver was stopped by DVSA staff. After downloading the tachograph data it was … Read more
DVSA launch Earned Recognition Pilot

DVSA launch Earned Recognition Pilot

Posted by Robin Layfield on 29th Sep 2017

Roadside checks cost operators time and money. Earned Recognition will help the DVSA target non-compliant operators.   Earned Recognition proves that you meet driver and vehicle standards.  Operators … Read more
Importing Tachograph Fraud

Importing Tachograph Fraud

Posted by Robin Layfield on 25th Sep 2017

The BBC reported on an increase in tachograph tampering in the UK roads with over 440 HGVs crossing into the UK last year with manipulated tachographs. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) … Read more
Driving tired is 'worse than being on drugs'

Driving tired is 'worse than being on drugs'

Posted by Robin Layfield on 31st Aug 2017

According to recent research, driving in state of fatigue has contributed to more road accidents in Great Britain than those impaired by taking drugs. The study found 20% of road accidents on major r … Read more
21-year ban for HGV driver

21-year ban for HGV driver

Posted by Robin Layfield on 7th Jul 2017

A HGV driver has been disqualified from professional driving until June 2038 after his driver card was used by another employee to commit serious offences. The driver had his vocational driving licen … Read more
HGV Roadside Emissions Tests

HGV Roadside Emissions Tests

Posted by Robin Layfield on 26th Jun 2017

From August 2017, roadside checks of HGVs carried out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will include an emissions check. The DVSA will target HGV drivers and operators attempting to c … Read more
Driver CPC Validation with SmartLicence

Driver CPC Validation with SmartLicence

Posted by AndrewT on 1st Jun 2017

The latest release of Descartes' SmartLicence online driving licence management and verification solution has been enhanced to accommodate Driver CPC and Digital Tachograph card validation. In Septem … Read more
Road freight weights must be declared by shippers

Road freight weights must be declared by shippers

Posted by AndrewT on 22nd May 2017

All cargo owners must now provide road haulage operators with the weight of cargo goods to be transported in the EU. This is an extension to the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) … Read more