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Tachograph Offences, Drivers’ Hours and Card-Pulling: An Essential Guide for HGV and PSV Drivers

  For many years the tachograph system has been central to the European haulage industry. Without it, the enforcement agencies (DVSA / police / Office of the Traffic Commissioner) would have no reliable or practical way of policing the rules on working time and drivers’ hours.   But what happens […]

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10 Clear Warning Signs That You Are Not Compliant!

  Most Operators who fall down on compliance are far too busy trying to run their business to concentrate on what allows them to have that business in the first place – their Operators’ Licence. In hindsight, the warning signs are often obvious.  The important thing is to notice them […]

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Do I Need an Operator’s Licence? (Goods Vehicles)

  This is a simple question which is not always simple to answer. The Operator Licensing system is complex and there are many exemptions that may or may not apply to you. The reality is that you should always get specialist advice or you could find yourself applying for a […]

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5 Challenges Facing Dutch & Belgian Hauliers Operating Trucks in the UK (And How to Overcome Them)

  Dutch and Belgian trucks carry a large percentage of all the goods that enter the UK each year by road. Without this vital trade, the UK economy would very quickly run into trouble.   Transport companies in the Netherlands and Belgium are some of the most advanced and legally […]

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5 MORE Quick and Easy Ways to Lose Your Operators’ Licence

  Last month’s article “5 Quick and East Ways to Lose Your Operators’ Licence” generated a lot of positive feedback. So much so, that I’ve been asked to provide an update. With that in mind, here are: 5 MORE Quick and Easy Ways to Lose Your Operators’ Licence. This time, the […]

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Death by HGV

  Most HGV drivers don’t realise how close to a prison sentence they are merely by opening the door to their cab. A moment’s distraction whilst fiddling with a mobile phone, tachograph or radio could mean disaster for both the driver and others.  It is also not uncommon for an operator […]

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What does “Using” a Phone at the Wheel Actually Mean? – You May be Surprised!

  The tragic death of a mother and her three children, crushed by lorry driver Tomasz Kroker, has rightly raised the subject of phone use behind the wheel to the public’s attention. Kroker, sentenced to 10 years for causing death by dangerous driving, admitted in court to changing the music […]

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