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Question: Can you tell me whether a driver from the EU, with a UK driving licence, EU tachograph card and EU Driver Qualification Card (issued in the EU in 2023), can drive a HGV in the UK?

18 February 2024

Question: Can you tell me whether a driver from the EU, with a UK driving licence, EU tachograph card and EU Driver ...
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Traffic Commissioner's Strong Stance on Falsified Records by Haulage Director

11 February 2024

The Traffic Commissioner for the West Midlands, Miles Dorrington, expressed his dismay at a recent public inquiry, de...
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Road Haulage Industry Challenges: Rising Costs and Sustainability Strategies in 2024

21 January 2024

The latest annual cost movement report from the Road Haulage Association (RHA) paints a challenging picture for the h...
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Balancing Scaffold Integrity and Operator Licence Regulations

15 January 2024

Erecting scaffold requires thorough preparation and adherence to specific steps to ensure safety. The process begins ...
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Workshop fitters logging their hours when driving a goods vehicle over 3.5t?

15 January 2024

Question: Do my workshop fitters need to log their hours when driving a goods vehicle over 3.5t MAM: While road test...
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Vehicles over 7.5 tonnes MAM using the outside lane on motorways?

10 January 2024

Question: Can heavy vehicles over 7.5 tonnes MAM use the outside lane on motorways when one lane is closed, for insta...
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Digital Walk-Around Checks

Switching walk-around checks from paper to digital!

08 January 2024

Question: We're switching our walk-around check records from paper to digital, using tablets. The driver does th...
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Addressing the UK's HGV Mechanic Shortfall: A Call for Strategic Action

02 January 2024

The UK's road haulage industry is currently facing a significant challenge with a marked shortfall in heavy goods veh...
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How to Prepare for a Public Inquiry Before a Traffic Commissioner

29 December 2023

Occasionally, operators and transport managers may be called to a public inquiry before a Traffic Commissioner. Publi...
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Operator Licence Undertakings

29 December 2023

When signing the application for an Operator’s Licence, the applicant and the nominated transport manager must declar...
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Global truck driver shortage will double by 2028

28 December 2023

Over three million truck driver jobs are unfilled, or 7% of total positions, in 36 countries studied in a new report ...
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Preventing Unnecessary Public Inquiries

17 December 2023

Numerous public inquiries originate from incidents such as bridge collisions, detached wheels, or unsecured loads, an...
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