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Fees to be increased for graduated fixed penalties

Posted by AndrewT on 13th Jun 2013

The Department for Transport have announced that fixed penalty levels will increase from July 2013. The increases affects most motoring fixed penalties offences, graduated fixed penalties and financi … 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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Temporary relaxation of drivers' hours

Posted by AndrewT on 25th Jan 2013

The Department for Transport has relaxed drivers’ hours and working time rules for drivers delivering heating fuel. This is due to the current adverse weather conditions across the country. The relax … 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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HGV Road User Levy Bill passes second reading

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Nov 2012

Secretary of State for Transport, Mr Patrick McLoughlin, introduced the second reading of the HGV Road User Levy Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 20 November 2012. The Bill was passed and will … Read more
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Descartes joins forces with Exentra

Posted by AndrewT on 14th Nov 2012

On November 14th, 2012, Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, acquired Exentra Transport Solutions Limited. … 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
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Changes to OCRS to go live 1 October 2012

Posted by AndrewT on 6th Aug 2012

The planned changes to the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system by VOSA will now come into force on 1 October 2012. The original launch date of 30 April was missed due to unforeseen technical … Read more