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DVSA issue new guidance on HGV walkaround checks

Driver vehicle safety checks are essential for road safety. It has been reported that around 80% of roadside prohibitions could have been avoided if an effective…

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Be ready for Brexit

With 31st October approaching fast the potential implications for trade with the EU and transport operators moving goods between the UK and EU is becoming clearer.…

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Driving abroad? Are you prepared for Brexit?

Driving abroad post-Brexit will change and commercial drivers operating in the EU will need to ensure they have the right documents and plans in place regardless…

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A HGV driver’s guide to potential post-Brexit disruption

Recently published by the FT – A trucker’s guide to post-Brexit disruption. As fears grow of a returm to customs checks from a no-deal Brexit, this…

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Earned Recognition – What, why and how from the DVSA

Descartes had the pleasure of having Roger Dent from the DVSA present at our Partner Event in January. Roger’s presentation on the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme…

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Road safety operation results in big fines for drivers’ hour offences

A HGV driver was fined £800 after breaching his drivers’ hours’ offences detected at a road safety operation conducted with North Wales Police in August. A…

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Take part in Descartes’ Fleet Management Benchmarking Survey 2017

Have your say on the big issues  that impact your fleet operations Fleet management is continuously evolving. With shifting customer demands, new regulatory requirements and more competitive…

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Transport managers need to be prepared for Earned Recognition

According to figures reported in Transport Engineer over 1 in 4 road transport professionals do not have the necessary systems or technology in place to be…

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Get your tickets now for the BIFA Awards

Tickets for the 28th annual British International Freight Association (BIFA) Freight Service Awards ceremony luncheon to be held at The Brewery, London on Thursday 19th January…

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Descartes sponsors Extra Mile category of BIFA Freight Service Awards

Just one week left to register for the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2016. Descartes is sponsoring the Extra Mile category of the BIFA Freight Service Awards, an…

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HGV Road User Levy Bill – 6% to pay more?

On Mon 18th July Stephen Hammond MP corrected a figure quoted in debating the HGV Road User Levy Bill, on Tuesday 23 October 2012 and Tuesday…

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