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  • Talent agency

    • 16 October 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    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.

    A curse because not … more

  • Engineering solutions

    • 06 October 2014
    • By Chris Tindall
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    The skills and knowledge of your workshop staff could be the difference between compliance and appearing in a public inquiry

    Running a compliant road haulage operation is the responsibility of all … more

  • Conditioned Thinking

    • 03 October 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    The standard undertakings listed on the GV79 form include observing drivers’ hours rules, tachograph laws and vehicle speed limits; that vehicles are kept in a fit and serviceable condition, … more

  • State of the nation

    • 29 September 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    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.

    Of these, the number of restricted … more

  • Zero sum game?

    • 19 September 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    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.

    Bosses, particularly in the … more

  • Protest movement

    • 22 August 2014
    • By Roger Brown

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

    Examples which immediately spring to mind include the occupation of Parliament Square by anti-war … more

  • Man on a mission

    • 13 August 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Traffic commissioner (TC) for the South Eastern and Metropolitan Area Nick Denton slotted into his post in March 2012.Denton had worked as a senior civil servant at the Department for Transport, … more

  • Par for the course

    • 08 August 2014
    • By Roger Brown

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

    It boasts of having nearly 4,000 “approved training … more

  • Training troubles

    • 31 July 2014
    • By Roger Brown

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

    But what are the consequences if they do not? … more

  • The heart of the industry

    • 24 July 2014
    • By Roger Brown

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

    He or she holds the CPC and ensures that the operation runs smoothly, legally and professionally.

    A transport … more

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