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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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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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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How do commercial fleets measure up?

This is from the Traffic Commissioner publications and DVSA, and everything they send out is a good read so always wanting to share it. The more they share information, it makes all compliant operators appreciate that work is being done to stop non-compliant operators and make the roads and vehicles safer. DVSA examiners carry out…

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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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Driven to Distraction…Mobile Phones When Driving

There was such a good article released recently within one of the many publications that come to us on a weekly basis. We discuss the dangers of using mobile phones at the wheel with van drivers, HGV drivers and people within a work environment that we come into contact with regularly.  This is because we…

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