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The government to review Driver CPC

Publish: Wednesday November/10/ 2021

The government is carrying out a review of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to see how it can be improved to help ease HGV driver shortages. The review is the latest of 30 government measures to support the road haulage sector and encourage more drivers to return to the profession. The review will be […]

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Tachograph Analysis

Publish: Friday October/29/ 2021

Am I complying with my responsibility to monitor drivers’ hours if I give my drivers infringement letters generated by my tachograph analysis software — which I have them sign? Having a tachograph analysis system that produces these letters is a good starting point because it demonstrates that infringements are being identified. However, the letters should […]

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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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