Compliance

O-licence law; driver’s hours law, driving standards… all the compliance news you need. Driver licence law, financial regulations, environmental regulations… all the guidance you need. Health and safety regulations, legislation changes, new policy proposals… all the advice you need to keep your fleet running.

 

Talent agency

Agency drivers can be a blessing or a curse: a blessing because they can step in when staff drivers are sick or when a short term contract increases the number of drivers needed.

Mechanical problems

It’s no exaggeration to say good vehicle maintenance is the foundation stone on which any half-decent road transport operation is built.

Engineering solutions

The skills and knowledge of your workshop staff could be the difference between compliance and appearing in a public inquiry

State of the nation

The TCs’ report for 2013/14 showed that the total number of O-licences in circulation continued to decline, falling 4% from 80,894 in 2012/13 to 77,732.

Zero sum game?

Zero-hours contracts have become notorious in the last twelve months with claims that thousands of employees tied to these deals are being exploited by their employers.

Protest movement

Recent years have seen a number of high profile protests involving encampments on open spaces.

Man on a mission

Traffic commissioner (TC) for the South Eastern and Metropolitan Area Nick Denton slotted into his post in March 2012.  

Par for the course

Reading the DVSAs online description of driver CPC training, it’s hard not feel at least a little enthusiastic about the scheme.

Training troubles

The 10 September deadline for lorry drivers to have finished their CPC training - five years after the requirement was first introduced - is almost here.

The heart of the industry

No one in the transport office is more important than the nominated transport manager.