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An Unforeseen Consequence of Being Your Own Transport Manager

If you hold an operator’s licence, there can be a number of advantages to being your own Transport Manager: You save a wage that you would otherwise have to pay. You can keep a proper overview of your drivers and their adherence to their drivers’ hours, working time and continuing […]

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Smoking in Trucks: What the Law Says

  HGV operators face fixed penalties for failing to stamp down on smoking. The law on smoking in commercial vehicles is very detailed, yet surprisingly poorly understood. We take a quick look at 3 of the main smoking-related criminal offences that all operators and drivers must be aware of:   […]

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The Risks of Running a Restricted Operator’s Licence – How to Preserve your Licence and Protect your Business

You might think Restricted Licences are pretty cool: They allow you to operate with half the financial standing of a Standard National Licence and you are not put to the expense and bother of employing a Transport Manager. What’s not to like?   Actually, quite a lot. The Traffic Commissioner […]

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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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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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The Dangers of Delegating – Operators, Transport Managers, and “Passing the Buck”

As an operator, it’s easy to think you can leave the running of your operators’ licence in the hands of your Transport Manager. After all you might ask, isn’t that what they get paid for? If it all goes wrong, surely it will be them taking the blame, not you? […]

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5 Quick and Easy Ways to Lose Your Operators’ Licence

  Did you know that it’s really easy to lose your operators’ licence? One of the simplest ways is to fail to keep the Traffic Commissioner up to date with any changes that could affect your licence.   Here are 5 quick and easy ways to have it taken off […]

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Traffic Commissioners’ Public Inquiries – 7 Frequently Asked Questions

  Operating a business involving HGVs or PSVs is a daunting task. Outside of the Aviation and Nuclear Industries, our Industry is one of the most tightly-regulated there is.   Even the most careful Operator can find themselves on the receiving end of a poor DVSA compliance audit. This might be […]

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