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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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Financial Standing – Can You Meet The Requirements?

  An unwelcome result of Brexit and the collapse of the pound is that Financial Standing requirements for Operator Licences are going up – a lot. Operators need to act now to ensure they know what the changes are, and ready to meet them. Getting it wrong is likely to […]

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Being Interviewed by the DVSA (VOSA) – 5 Things You Need to Know

Getting a letter from the DVSA (formerly VOSA) calling you to an interview can be frightening for any driver or operator. Sometimes the letter will set out the reasons why they want to interview you. It may even tell you what offences they may suspect you of having committed. More […]

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Operating Centres, Public Inquiries and the Traffic Commissioner

  Let’s face it, few people like living next to an Operating Centre. Whether you run a single truck or a fleet of 200 lorries, you can expect resistance from local residents. Typical complaints include: Vehicle noise Road congestion Damage to verges Dust Mud left on roads Entrance and exit […]

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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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Driver Conduct Hearings: 7 Frequently Asked Questions

  Every day across Britain, a small number of truck and bus drivers will find letters on their doormats from the Traffic Commissioner calling them to attend a driver conduct hearing. To some it will be expected, to others it will come as a complete surprise. Whatever the circumstances, it […]

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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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Lives and Loads Put at Risk by a Simple Lack of Lorry Parking

  A severe shortage of lorry parking in the UK is placing the lives of lorry drivers and the public at risk, and making it easier than ever for thefts from lorries to occur.   Consider the position of a long-distance lorry driver: after driving your load for hours you […]

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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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