The North West Midlands has become the fourth Next Generation Testing (NGT) network to go live as the roll-out of this modern, flexible service continues across the country.
It’s now been a year since Driver CPC became compulsory for all professionals drivers. It’s important that all drivers make the most of their training. We know that everyone will have different needs and priorities depending on their circumstances, but here are some general tips on how to get the most out of Driver CPC.
Manuals have been updated for HGV and PSV inspections. The changes introduced in September for implementation on 1 October 2015 are as a result of your feedback, technical standards enquiries, and a review of secondary brake testing procedures.
Being a transport manager is a challenging and demanding job because they don’t just report to their employers, they’re also accountable to traffic commissioners.
Last year, we told you about planned changes to the online operator licence system. Since then, we’ve made further progress to develop these services.
New regulations come into force in London on 1 September 2015, which will ensure that only lorries with basic safety equipment fitted will be allowed on London’s roads.
On Monday 13 July 2015, the Senior Traffic Commissioner launched a consultation on how commissioners deal with the conduct of professional truck, bus and coach drivers. Whether you’re a driver, transport manager or operator, the Senior Traffic Commissioner wants to hear from you.
Having an effective way to report defects should be a key part of your vehicle maintenance regime. It’s also a good way to make sure your drivers know which defects to look for. This could include locked emergency exits or missing break-glass hammers on buses and coaches.
Earlier this year, the Senior Traffic Commissioner published revised guidance for operators of local bus services in England (outside London) and Wales. If you’ve seen the document already, you’ll know the punctuality and reliability standards haven’t changed.
Planning ahead – it’s something we all like to do well. But sometimes unexpected events, or things we’ve put to one side, take us by surprise. When it comes to running vehicles, your planner will be full of dates: safety inspections, tax disc renewals, MOTs and countless other entries.