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Ringing the Changes

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.

Bonfire of the regulations

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.

Feel the Force

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

Stay on the road

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

Breakdown service

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 not put their employees at risk of mental illness.

The continuation game

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.

Loads of uncertainty

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 loads of fertiliser bags by using ratchet straps.

Loads of uncertainty

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 loads of fertiliser bags by using ratchet straps.

Candid camera

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

Truck for hire

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 for your business.