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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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What is a Smart Tachograph?

What ia a Smart Tachograph?  A question we have been asked about a number of times recently from drivers to operators to transport managers. From 25th June 2019 smart tachographs must be fitted to all new large Goods Vehicles sold in the UK.  Tachographs are fitted to some six million trucks and buses throughout the EU.…

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Driver Banned Until 2020 by Traffic Commissioner

Another case has been published showing how the Traffic Commissioner is taking action against drivers that are abusive or aggressive towards DVSA staff to make a point that this will not be tolerated. We published a similar story last week and found another one to share with you where a driver had shown their volatile…

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Operator Licence Changes Online

We are Transport Managers in our core as that is where Total Compliance developed from. Today we have more companies that we are CPC Transport Managers for, and help companies get External Transport Managers, amongst many other things. Therefore the move into the digital age for Operator Licencing comes as a relief and overall great…

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Traffic commissioners take action on abusive drivers

The information coming from the Traffic Commissioner is now very much to show that they are not tolerating any aggressive or rude behaviour towards DVSA staff, which is totally understandable.  No one should have to be subject to behaviour like this when they are doing their job. Below there is a case that has been…

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Paperwork for UK hauliers driving to the EU…

With the increasing confusion over what is and what is not required, we thought a summary would be useful. Commercial drivers from the UK that operate in the EU will need new paperwork in addition to the documents already being carried.  This has been stated if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, however,…

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Professional & Vocational Drivers

Whenever delivering training we always try and give that bit more by advising on rules and legalities that can affect professional and vocational drivers. Many people that drive as part of their role do not see themselves as a professional driver when they actually are.  This is something that needs to be communicated by companies…

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Medical Conditions Reportable to DVLA

Are you aware of the medical conditions that are reportable to DVSA? THERE ARE CURRENTLY 183 LISTED!! You need to tell DVLA about some medical conditions as they can affect your driving and the list is long, but comprehensive. You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLS about a medical condition…

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