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Drink Danger

Drink-driving accidents have fallen dramatically since the 1970s but despite numerous advertising campaigns it is still a significant problem both within and without the commercial vehicle industry.

Creative licence

Employing unlicensed LGV drivers can invalidate insurance, cause a loss of good repute and trigger an investigation into systems for staying compliant.

Paying the penalty

Last month the Government announced that it intends to implement a change in the law which means an individual who is seen driving in a careless or inconsiderate manner can be stopped by the police and issued with a fixed penalty notice (FPN).

Pre-pack pain

Nobody likes to see a haulier go under, even when it’s a rival. But sympathy for company closures is often lacking when they involve a pre-pack administration or company voluntary arrangement.

Widening the net

Until last July, large numbers of own-account goods vehicle operators in Northern Ireland sat squarely outside the operator licensing system - and therefore outside all the regulation and enforcement relating to good repute, financial standing and professional competence.

No hiding place

For many people fleeing persecution or seeking economic opportunities, breaking into lorries bound for the UK is one more hurdle to overcome in a long line of dangerous obstacles.

Trailer trashed

The present system whereby defects are recorded against the O-licence of the operators of vehicles and trailers is generally an effective one.

Protect yourself from fraud

The targeting of commercial vehicles by fraudsters intent on creating false insurance claims has become an issue of increasing concern to organisations with fleets in recent years.

Mounting Concerns

Accidents involving lorry mounted cranes can be catastrophic and life changing.

Pollution solution

Breaches relating to water discharges are covered by the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales Regulations) 2010 but what can you as an operator do to avoid such incidents happening?