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Industry Changes and Law

Keeping up with industry developments and their legal implications is hard enough at the best of times. When you have a fleet to run, it’s almost impossible. If you’re concerned about how you can efficiently keep track of industry changes and law, you’re now in safe hands.

Here, the Chartwise UK media team brings you the latest road haulage news; keeping you abreast of the latest changes to law, regulation and best practice.

Bare Necessities

The nuts and bolts of the industry are under constant review. Therefore, the best operators make a point of updating their knowledge base regularly.

In the same way, an operator who shrinks from this challenge will risk running foul of the law. At the very least, he takes a gamble by running his fleet on out-of-date best practices.

In conclusion, you may rest assured that from Earned Recognition to the OCRS; we’ve got you covered.

Missing Tachograph Data

Missing Tachograph Data: What happens when you exceed 28 days?

Missing Tachograph Data | What Happens When You Exceed 28 Days? Chartwise UK Ltd: Missing Tachograph Data It’s often asked why the legal limit for downloading your driver’s card is set at 28 days. Some believe it’s because the card holds a maximum of 28 days’ worth of data. While there are strong reasons for...
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Preventing Forklift Truck Fires: 5 Tips for Warehouse Managers

Preventing Forklift Truck Fires: 5 Tips for Warehouse Managers When high-powered electrical equipment operates in dry, confined spaces, the risk of combustion is a serious concern. Every warehouse or depot has its own protocols for reducing the risk of fires, and it’s crucial for all personnel to strictly adhere to these guidelines. Given the potential...
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London ULEZ: Mayor proceeds with expansion

Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to expand the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) to cover the entire capital has met with a mixed, and heated, response from the public. Backlash has been has been seen from several quarters, including the haulage industry, taxi drivers and ordinary motorists, many of whom feel the £12.50-per-day charge to enter...
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Newcastle Clean Air Zone: Your Ultimate Guide

Since January 2023, a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) has been in operation in Newcastle city centre. The charges for driving within that area apply to taxis, vans, large goods vehicles (LGVs) and busses. Drivers of cars and motorcycles for personal use remain unaffected.   The CAZ operates 24/7, all year round. Drivers of ‘non-compliant’ vehicles...
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Understanding Module 4: Do You Need to Sit it for Driver CPC?

New drivers entering the industry are often confused by the training and qualifications that are required in order to begin their career.   The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a qualification that enables large goods vehicle (LGV) drivers to drive for hire or reward in the UK. Its purpose is to ensure that...
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Bridge Strikes in the UK: Understanding the Issue and Promoting Safety

Bridge strikes are a prevalent problem in the United Kingdom, posing risks to road users, causing significant disruptions, and resulting in costly damages. These incidents occur when vehicles, typically large trucks or buses, collide with low bridges, often due to inadequate clearance or driver error. In this blog post, we will delve into the issue...
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May 2022: Clean Air Zone to Launch in Manchester

Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham, has announced plans to launch a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the city next year. From 30th May 2022, all lorries and busses that are not equipped with a Euro VI engine will face a charge of £60.00 a day to enter the zone. The same charge for coaches will...
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ATF application process reopened

Following a four-year hiatus, applications from prospective authorised testing facilities (ATFs) may again be submitted for consideration, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced.   The application process was discontinued in 2017, to enable the DVSA to allocate the resources necessary to administer to existing ATFs.   Facilities may now apply for authorisation...
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Parking in Kent: Council’s powers to clamp withdrawn

The Department for Transport has decided to rescind the powers granted Kent County Council in relation to the clamping of heavy goods vehicles parked in the county’s laybys.    This has come as welcome news to many in the haulage industry, including Logistics UK, which earlier in the year wrote a letter to the Transport...
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Driver Shortage: Action required to tackle the deficit

A good deal has been said of late in respect of the growing skills gap in the road haulage industry; though for the past three years or more the matter has weighed heavily on the minds of many in our sector, recent findings have revealed that the situation is deteriorating rapidly. In its latest report,...
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