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The Traffic Commissioners of Great Britain have urged hauliers to exercise increased vigilance in matters of compliance.   They say many operators of lorries, busses and coaches are failing to prioritise compliance, according to their latest annual report.   The TC’s office recently submitted its 2016/17 findings to the Secretary of State for Transport. Among...
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motorists should be aware of the changes incorporating the roadworthiness directive
The DVSA’s issued an advisory to motorists regarding annual vehicle testing, and how it will be affected by the anticipated Roadworthiness Directive.   Published in the agency’s Moving On blog, the information covers which types of vehicles will be subject to annual testing, as well as the phases involved.   So, what is the Roadworthiness...
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as a fors associate chartwise can offer a unique brand of services to fleet operators
It’s the first week back from the Christmas break. So we’ll kick off 2018 with something a little off-kilter.   It’s some happy news to brighten your January.   No, it’s not quite a marriage… Though it is an alliance of sorts, and a pretty special one at that.   FORS Associates – An Introduction...
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delays expected over christmas as the driver shortages threatens the industry
Responding to a recent survey, 7 out of 10 people said they reckoned the HGV driver shortage had worsened since December last year. The same survey found that, as a result, most respondents expected delays over Christmas 2017.   The poll, which canvassed recruiters providing heavy goods drivers to retailers and distributors, found that 80%...
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applying for an operator licence
A steep increase in the number of road haulage firms filing for insolvency has cast fresh doubt on the health of the logistics sector.     The second quarter of 2017 generated some worrying figures. Trade bodies, such as the FTA, have expressed concern over what the data indicates, and how it’ll be addressed.  ...
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the earned recognition pilot update is good news for hauliers involved in the scheme
DVSA’s announced a change to its pilot scheme – and it’s good news for the operators involved.     From 31st January 2018, vehicles run by firms taking part in the trial will no longer suffer routine stoppages.   Because the scheme’s kept its list of operators confidential, enforcement agents are unable to identify whether...
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diesel duty hike is on the cards, while a driver skills shortage threatens the future of the industry
In road haulage, the driver skills shortage is a matter of increasing urgency for trade bodies and businesses.     While recent efforts to address the issue have been praised by the government, a worrying gulf between the needs of the industry, and the manpower available to resolve them, remains.   Chartwise previously reported on...
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FORS Fees
Two governmental authorities have joined forces to carry out surprise investigations into the working practices of North East waste firms.   The initiative, co-led by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was restarted this week after a previous series of inspections found multiple failings in numerous areas, particularly worker...
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diesel duty hike is on the cards, while a driver skills shortage threatens the future of the industry
The Budget Statement is expected to deliver some troubling news for hauliers, in the form a 1p per litre (ppl) hike in diesel duty.   The Chancellor of the Exchequer is also said to be considering cutting petrol duty by the same amount.   While many believe this to be the latest move in the...
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as a fors associate chartwise can offer a unique brand of services to fleet operators
Brake testing best practice is hitting the haulage headlines once again.   This time, the Traffic Commissioners of Great Britain have issued a warning to operators: it is vital they up the standard of their brake performance testing.   Concerns have risen in the TC’s office after a spate of roadside and premises inspections found...
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