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Driver Inductions

Publish: Saturday October/9/ 2021

Question: I was in the company of a long term client this week who has just employed a new Transport Manager. A topic raised was the the subject of the driver induction and this got me thinking that with so many operators in the industry struggling to find drivers, and some new recruits only staying […]

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Running Small Goods Vehicles

Publish: Saturday October/9/ 2021

Small goods vehicles are those with a maximum authorised mass (MAM) not exceeding 3.5 tonnes and with over four million of them on the roads, make a hugely important contribution to the economy that is growing year on year. They are a vital component in internet shopping and e-fulfilment, delivering in the region of 800 […]

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What happens about the drivers’ hours and tachograph rules when my driver is on a ferry boat — as I have a load going to mainland Europe?

Publish: Saturday August/7/ 2021

When using ferries and trains, regular daily rest can be interrupted not more than twice by other activities, eg to embark, disembark or deal with customs paperwork, etc. The total of both interruptions must be not more than one hour (eg 30 minutes to embark and 30 minutes to disembark). During both parts of the […]

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Tachograph

Publish: Sunday July/25/ 2021

Tachograph Services Lorry, bus and coach drivers across the country can now apply and pay for their tachograph cards online in minutes thanks to a new digital service launched by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). Around 780,000 driver tachograph card holders will be able to use the new online tool, which is the […]

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Old news but worth revisiting – Bridge Smart

Publish: Wednesday July/14/ 2021

Twice in 2018, traffic approaching the port of Hull on the A63 had to be brought to a halt after a lorry crashed into one of the bridges spanning the road and the same has undoubtedly occurred on major trade routes across the country. In fact, bridge strikes by trucks happen every day, causing millions […]

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