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O-licence revoked for drivers’ hours offences

Posted by AndrewT on 25th Aug 2015

Numerous records and drivers’ hours offences led to a haulage firm based in Motherwell being stripped of its O-licence. The offences were unearthed by the DVSA in an investigation where they identifie … Read more
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Temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours

Posted by AndrewT on 30th Jul 2015

The Department for Transport (DfT) has agreed to a temporary relaxation of EU drivers’ hours rules to help drivers that are delayed due to industrial action or disruption at Calais with the following … Read more
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SHA-1 end of support notice

Posted by AndrewT on 4th Jun 2015

If you are running Windows XP take action now. Background Due to weaknesses found in the algorithm, the IT Industry has agreed to end of life the use of SHA-1 (Secure hash algorithm) for the signing … Read more
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How to create a "Customer Facing" supply chain

Posted by AndrewT on 9th Apr 2015

Descartes to Present on Creating “Customer Facing” Supply Chains at Home Delivery World 2015 Descartes will present at Home Delivery World 2015 on how retailers can create “customer facing” supply ch … Read more
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Tachograph rules changed for Farmers

Posted by AndrewT on 20th Mar 2015

From March 2015 farmers no longer need a tachograph fitted to their vehicles if the distance travelled is less than 100km from their operating base. Before March this distance was 50km. The base is d … Read more
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The most complete lack of compliance ever seen?

Posted by AndrewT on 13th Mar 2015

The Traffic Commissioner for the North-east said a Middlesbrough minibus operator showed the “most complete lack of compliance” he has ever seen, as he revoked their licence and suspended the firm fro … Read more
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Banned for life by Traffic Commissioner

Posted by AndrewT on 13th Mar 2015

The owners of two Maidstone haulage companies have been banned for life after an inquiry heard how their behaviour put road users at risk. The two owners of Euro Logistics London Ltd and Euro Logisti … Read more
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HGV driver fined £1000 for tachograph offences

Posted by AndrewT on 20th Feb 2015

A HGV driver has been fined £1,000 for tachograph and drivers’ hours offences after admitting thirteen charges when he appeared at Perth Sheriff Court. On 11 dates in March and April 2013, he recorde … Read more
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Haulage director disqualified for three years

Posted by AndrewT on 4th Feb 2015

The director of a Sheerness-based haulage firm was disqualified for three years from 28 January for breaching several safety and licensing standards. The director was found to have blatantly ignored a … Read more
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Tachograph rules to change for local journeys

Posted by AndrewT on 4th Feb 2015

From 2 March 2015 a new European regulation – EU 165/2014 (PDF 2 MB) – will replace EEC 3821/85, setting out requirements for the construction, installation, use, testing and control of tachograph rec … Read more
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Descartes acquires Airclic

Posted by AndrewT on 7th Jan 2015

Vertically-Focused Mobile Capabilities to Strengthen Descartes' Fleet Management Platform Descartes Systems Group has acquired Airclic, a leading provider of mobile solutions that reduce the cost of d … Read more
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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