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  • The continuation game

    • 09 May 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Traffic commissioners and DVSA are overhauling their guidance to operators on continuation fees for O-licences after the upper tribunal found the current wording was confusing.

    The … more

  • Loads of uncertainty

    • 02 May 2014
    • By Roger Brown
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    Four years ago CM reported how “terrified” Scottish agricultural hauliers were of being stopped and punished by Vosa - now DVSA - and the police for failing to correctly secure their … more

  • Candid camera

    • 25 April 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Hauliers have good reason to use cameras as they fight to prevent crime, raise driving standards and lower insurance premiums.

    With camera technology becoming ever cheaper, smaller and more user- … more

  • Truck for hire

    • 17 April 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    There are various options for a fleet manager when deciding how to procure trucks and trailers and it is important to consider each of these on its own merits before deciding which is the best option … more

  • Call of Duty

    • 08 April 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Operators owe a duty of care to their drivers just like most other employer/employee relationships.

    If the operator breaches this duty and the driver suffers loss, injury or damage as a result then … more

  • Collision Course

    • 01 April 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    This article is written by Piers Norsworthy, a practicing criminal barrister at Devon Chambers, Plymouth, who has a particular interest in road traffic law cases involving death or serious injury. He … more

  • Money talks

    • 25 March 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    The law requires that all applicants or holders of an HGV O-licence have sufficient financial standing to ensure that they can properly finance their operation and maintain their vehicles in a fit … more

  • Dress to impress

    • 21 March 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Employers in the haulage industry understandably want their employees to look smart and presentable while at work, irrespective of whether or not they are in a customer-facing role.

    An employee's … more

  • Preparing for the worst

    • 12 March 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Police and HSE involvement following a serious workplace accident is now the norm.

    With the number of corporate manslaughter prosecutions rising, and six-figure fines for breaches of health and … more

  • Keep calm, don't panic

    • 07 March 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    It is, surely, the call every fleet manager dreads… but when one of your drivers rings to tell you they’ve been involved in a cyclist fatality, it’s important you have a plan of … more

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