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Fuel Efficient Driving

When we learn to drive we follow all the rules and drive in a way that fuel efficient and we think about safety.  However we all get into habits and unless they are pointed out to us, we usually keep doing them. Fuel efficient driving, defensive driving and reducing the company’s carbon footprint are topics…

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Difference between Pelican, Puffin and Zebra Crossing?

Do you know the difference between the crossings? Experienced drivers still ask the question when we talk about crossings in trainings.  It has come up in Driver CPC and Transport Manager Refresher Courses. Information in the Highway Code gives this general information at all crossings: When using any type of crossing you should always check…

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FORS Silver Noise Pollution

FORS Silver and the noise pollution section known as S7, seems to confuse people and a regular question we get asked is about the ‘noise impact assessment’. Companies have been paying out for machines to measure sound that need to be calibrated. It is fine to do this if you are going to make use…

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Drink Driving & Sleeping While Inebriated in Your Vehicle

  We all know that drink driving is illegal when over the limit.  When training though we often get asked questions because people are not clear on some of the laws. In England and Wales the limit for drivers is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath, and 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood,…

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History of the Tachograph

Most people within the transport industry believe that tachographs have been a recent introduction, and so as we are asked a question about tachographs daily, we thought it would be a good idea to do some research into the tachograph. Tachographs were originally introduced for the trains as a way to record any irregularities, and…

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Smart Motorways

Smart motorways always bring mixed reviews with drivers. Some say that they are a great idea to assist with the flow of traffic if they are used correctly. Others say that they are a terrible idea and dangerous because of the lack of a hard shoulder. Is it not up to the drivers to use…

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Driver Conduct Hearings

Each year there are around 3,000 drivers who are called to appear in front of the Traffic Commissioner for driver conduct hearings. Conduct hearings are like a court hearing where the driver can be questioned about the allegations made against them and what has been done to try and rectify the issues. Drivers that hold…

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MOT Certificates Replaced for FREE!

New changes with all the online services from the government sites means less expensive and easier for us. DVSA has launched a new free service to allow motorists to replace a lost, stolen or damaged MOT certificate. The service can be used to get MOT certificate copies for cars, vans and motorcycles. Copies for lorries,…

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Operators who show complacency towards licensing

There are no circumstances when a company should put their commercial interests above that of compliance or health and safety. Time and time again we hear from operators that say they cannot do things that are essential because they need vehicles on the road, customer expectations and so on. It is not until something happens…

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