Load security is one of the top issues when Paul Walker, VOSA’s Industry Liaison Manager, talks to Operators and Drivers across the country...
Advice and guidance for truck, bus and van drivers.
The Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) – the UK's premier health and safety research and incident investigations establishment – has published two straightforward, jargon-free guides aimed at professional drivers and operators in the transport and logistics sector.
The Highways Agency, which looks after the motorways and major A-roads in England, has help and advice for everyone travelling this winter – especially in severe weather. To prepare for your journey, make sure you carry an emergency kit and plan around the weather.
VOSA recently announced our intention to ramp up roadside inspections and other enforcement activities in a bid to improve standards of van operation. Half of all vans (light goods vehicles) fail their MOT test. Many of these vehicles are also being driven in an unsafe condition, attracting a large number of prohibitions at the roadside, and found to be overloaded 90% of the time.
All UK ADR drivers whose driver training photo card was issued since 29 October 2012 will receive a replacement card.
Don’t let your brakes reach breaking point – read our advice on the most common problems we come across and how to avoid letting them affect your journeys. In addition to being one of the major causes of public service …
The Department for Transport will very soon introduce a regulation outlining two new exemptions from the requirement to hold the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification. The first exemption benefits both mechanics and valets delivering vehicles.
Offences against roadworthiness, overloading and drivers’ hours rules now result in higher penalties at the roadside. Fixed penalties and financial deposits for vans, trucks and buses increased on 16 August 2013.
The topic you want to know most about during our visits is load security – how we apply the rules and what drivers can expect at the roadside. We’ve addressed the most common questions here, to share our responses with a wider audience.