Here to help during the Coronavirus..

During these difficult times, referred to in various ways – Coronavirus, Covid-19, Pandemic, lockdown and so on – we are all going through the same thing however in different ways. It is like we are all in the same boat however sailing different routes! Therefore we wanted to reach out to people, particularly those in…

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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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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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How do you manage Work Related Road Risk (WRRR)?

More than a quarter of incidents on the road involve someone who is at work and so is driving for part of their job. Health and safety laws apply to all duties that are part of employees role, and that includes driving, so how do you manage the risks? There are many ways to do…

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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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FORS Passes First Time

With the ever increasing demand for help, we have an ever increasing number of operators passing first time on their FORS audit and becoming FORS Bronze accredited. We have been working with lots of operators from all types of industries that have passed in the last few weeks and all, first time. Even if you…

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Complete ignorance of rules leads to revocation and disqualification

The Traffic Commissioner reports are always an interesting read as well as giving additional knowledge to reinforce your compliance actions. We always advise drivers and operators that the MOT standard is the lowest acceptable standard in your maintenance system.  If there is an MOT failure then something is wrong in your maintenance system and it…

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Commercial Vehicle Show

Are you attending the CV Show this year? We are in Birmingham this evening and ready to go! Even when you sometimes feel that business is so busy and you have lots to do, there is always time to meet people and build those crucial connections and learn. Make time as it is important to…

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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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