News

The latest new trucks, legal news, as well as updates from dealers and used truck sellers. Whether you’re interested in artics, rigids or tippers; drivers' hours law, driving standards or health and safety regulations; or simply want to know the latest updates from the rental, leasing or finance markets. Our product, dealer and compliance news pages will keep you updated.

Tata, Iveco and now Renault?

More mystery surrounds the exact nature of the relationship between Tata and Iveco as a result of this piece in the Times of India. The report, which suggests that Tata is to use Renault’s Trafic van platform in order to produce a three tonne passenger / commercial range, allowing it to plug the gap between its recently launched Ace one tonne product and the heavier duty 407 van.The three-way alliance between SAIC, Tata and Fiat becomes yet more confused.

Compliance and record-keeping

Truck operators are legally required to comply with drivers’ hours rules and the working time rules incorporated in the UK in The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2003 and The Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005.

O-licence responsibilities and the CPC

O-licence applicants must sign a declaration confirming they will comply with certain obligations to be given an O-licence and must continue to maintain standards to keep an O-licence once they have it.These include being a fit person to hold a licence; making proper maintenance arrangements for vehicles; controlling drivers’ hours, records and loading; running a suitable depot (known as the operating centre); having adequate financial resources and, for standard national and international licences, possessing the necessary professional competence qualifications.