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DVLA asks drivers to look again in new EYE 735T campaign

By | 2018-08-01T15:17:10+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

DVLA is launching a national eyesight awareness campaign today (Monday 23 July 2018). Drivers will be encouraged to take the ‘number plate test’ - a quick and easy way to check they meet the minimum eyesight requirements for driving. By law, all drivers must meet the minimum eyesight standards at all times when [...]

AdBlue: make sure you get the right advice

By | 2018-05-24T09:25:51+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Traffic Commissioner says operators and TMs should immediately distance themselves from anyone who suggests tampering with a vehicle management system or fitting an emulator Nick DentonDVSA's targeting of vehicles fitted with emissions cheat devices has brought several operators and transport managers before traffic commissioners. Some licence holders purchased vehicles without knowing a device had been [...]

Paul does the dive!

By | 2018-01-24T13:34:59+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Paul works for one of our consortium members at Staplehurst Transits Ltd. He recently successfully made a tandem dive from a height of 12,000 feet! See below his certificate.

Driver Digital Tachograph Cards – Error 48

By | 2018-01-24T13:35:26+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Error 48 on driver digital tachograph cards Members have reported a number of instances of digital tachograph cards malfunctioning and giving an ‘error 48’, which indicates the card has expired, but where in fact the card date is still valid. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has identified a batch of cards that may [...]

Drivers’ Hours: Staying on Track for Extended Periods of Time

By | 2018-05-24T09:28:41+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

When drivers are away from base for extended periods of time, it’s essential for operators to keep a track of their drivers’ activity. A recent case before the Traffic Commissioner shows how the consequences of failing to monitor and record a driver’s working hours can have a dramatic impact on an operator’s business, as well [...]

Record Keeping: Staying up to Date and Keeping on Top of it

By | 2018-05-24T09:28:19+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Running a business generates a lot of paperwork. As well as keeping on top of it, you’re also trying to make sure your business continues to operate efficiently – which usually involves even more paperwork. Getting it all done is essential, but making sure you’re using the correct documents is just as important. Traffic Commissioner [...]

DVSA & Earned Recognition Scheme in Early 2017

By | 2018-01-24T13:36:48+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The DVSA plans to launch its earned recognition scheme in early 2017. It will reward operators with fewer compliance checks in return for access to their compliance data, which will help the agency focus its resources on the seriously and serially non-compliant. Speaking at the Woodfines Road Transport Conference in Duxford, Cambridgeshire, the DVSA’s compliance [...]