A recent case before the Traffic Commissioner shows how the consequences of failing to monitor and record a driver’s working hours can have a dramatic impact on an operator’s business, as well as the driver’s livelihood.
Advice and guidance for truck, bus and van drivers.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new guidance on fitting side guards, which are also known as lateral protection devices (LPDs).
Keeping your business on the road is always challenging and particularly so during winter when severe weather could strike at any time.
DVSA has joined in a partnership with Transport for London, Metropolitan Police and City of London Police with the aim of reducing the number of unsafe lorry drivers and operators on London’s roads.
Based on research undertaken with people who use The Highway Code, DVSA has made it easier to use and share from GOV.UK. This will improve people's knowledge and change their behaviour on the road for the better and, hopefully, for life.
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.
New load security guidance has been published to help vehicle operators transport loads securely. The guidance details your responsibilities, the consequences of not securing your load correctly and how DVSA enforces the rules.
London’s Industrial Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) task force has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to transport safety.
On 2 March 2015, the drug driving law changed to make it easier for the police to catch and convict drug drivers. It is now an offence to drive with certain drugs above a specified level in your blood - just as it is with drink driving.
“My vehicle needs to be pulled over to find out if it’s overloaded"