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  • 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

  • Phone fears

    • 17 July 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    It is more than a decade since the UK first passed legislation banning the use of hand-held mobile phones behind the wheel of a vehicle.

    Yet drivers continue to flout the law, causing accidents and … more

  • Ringing the Changes

    • 10 July 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    By any stretch of the imagination, using a mobile phone at the wheel of an HGV is reckless and potentially catastrophic and the traffic commissioners are now actively addressing the problem. … more

  • Bonfire of the regulations

    • 02 July 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Run any type of business these days and it is likely that the business will have to comply with a variety of rules and regulations.

    In 2011, the government noted that with more than 21,000 statutory … more

  • Feel the Force

    • 27 June 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    The consequences of non-performance of a contract will depend on what the contract provides for.

    Many commercial agreements incorporate a specific clause designed to apply where contractual … more

  • Stay on the road

    • 16 June 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    In April, the DVSA’s revised “Guide to maintaining roadworthiness” was published.

    The revision clears up some grey areas and gives better and more practical guidance to operators … more

  • Breakdown service

    • 13 June 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employers must ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees which includes a duty to ensure they do … more

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