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Multimodal 2017 - NEC Birmingham 4 to 6 April

Multimodal 2017 - NEC Birmingham 4 to 6 April

Posted by AndrewT on 1st Mar 2017

Supply chain management and logistics for cargo owners. Descartes would like to invite you to the tenth Multimodal event at the NEC in Birmingham in April, in what promises to be the largest and busie … Read more

Posted by AndrewT on 17th Feb 2017

Maximise efficiency and stay compliant. Descartes have launched a new web site to maximise the efficiency and profitability of road transport operations whilst safeguarding compliance.  The site cover … Read more
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Indefinite ban from running HGVs

Posted by fionastewart on 9th Aug 2016

An Enfield-based fruit and vegetable retailer was banned indefinitely from running heavy goods vehicles following a history of non-compliance. Evidence presented convinced to Nick Denton, Traffic Com … Read more
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Smart tachograph specifications published

Posted by fionastewart on 9th Jun 2016

The Regulation on the new digital smart tachograph specifications was published on 27 May 2016. The digital tachograph was first introduced in 2006 as a device to record drivers’ hours, breaks, rest … Read more
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DVLA updates guidance on fitness to drive

Posted by fionastewart on 24th May 2016

The DVLA has recently updated its guidance to help Medical Professionals assess their patients’ fitness to drive. The new guide entitled ‘Assessing Fitness to Drive: a Guide for Medical Professionals … Read more
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12 month ban for drivers’ hours offences

Posted by fionastewart on 22nd Mar 2016

A HGV driver has been given a 12-month ban by Nick Denton, the Traffic Commissioner for the South East and Metropolitan area, after he illegally used another driver’s digital tachograph driver card to … Read more
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New guidance on drivers’ hours and tachographs

Posted by fionastewart on 14th Mar 2016

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has updated the published guidance on drivers’ hours and tachographs. The guidance is for drivers and road transport operators of goods vehicles and pas … Read more
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Banned for not resting

Posted by fionastewart on 22nd Feb 2016

A HGV driver who broke drivers’ hours rules has been disqualified from professional driving for a year. The driver was found to have driven excessive hours on two occasions in the same week while wor … Read more
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Tachograph cheat is banned for three years

Posted by AndrewT on 24th Nov 2015

An Aberdeen-based owner-operator has had his O-licence revoked and been disqualified from driving HGVs for three years after using magnets to interrupt digital tachograph recordings. The public inquir … Read more