Brake performance testing should be a key part of your maintenance regime that needs to happen at every safety inspection. For most of you, this is standard practice and shows that you’re committed to running your fleet compliantly and protecting other road users.
Back in March, we told you about a THINK! campaign highlighting new penalties for drivers caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving. Ultimately, you can’t concentrate on the road and use your mobile phone at the same time. So, please THINK! and put your phone away while driving.
From Wednesday 1 February 2017, we won’t be accepting any technical applications for the HGV, PSV, Trailer, Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and approval schemes by email.
Instead, you’ll need to apply online through GOV.UK.
Think about all the people in your business you simply couldn’t do without. Who comes to mind? Drivers, mechanics, traffic planners? If you have a standard licence, your transport manager will definitely be on the list.
We’re currently working towards transforming our approach to enforcement which gives recognition to compliant operators as well as focusing on the seriously or serially non-compliant.
Restricted PSV applicants and operators are coming under greater scrutiny by Traffic Commissioners because of fair competition rules. If you’re running vehicles under a restricted PSV operator’s licence, there are a number of standards you need to meet to keep your licence.
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.
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.
From 6 April 2015, the speed limit for HGVs travelling on single and dual carriageways in England and Wales will be increased.
DVSA will be exhibiting at stand 4F50 in Hall 4, at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, taking place from 14 – 16 April, at the NEC Birmingham.