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How to challenge a roadside fine One of the things that really gets a good debate going during our driver cpc training is the topic of roadside fines. Most drivers have a story to tell about spot checks and either being fined or having a lucky escape. I just wanted to let you know that it is...
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This is a problem that crops up every now and then for the drivers that I look after and although many think it is not that serious there have been cases where drivers have been fined up to £5000. I don’t know about you but having to fork out £5000 is pretty serious to me. It has...
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There are 18 different areas that need to be checked as a minimum to comply with the VOSA guidelines on maintaining roadworthiness and you need to show that you have taken sufficient time to check all of them. Brake Lines Electrical Connections Mirrors and Glass Horn Steering Brakes Exhaust Windscreen Wipers & Washers Lights & Indicators Fluid Leaks...
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While running a Driver CPC course last weekend on the EU Drivers’ hours and working time directive regulations, one of the drivers questioned the working time regulations and it made me think. Just how many other drivers out there think the same as he did? Basically he was a self-employed driver and under the impression...
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Common VOSA Prosecutions for HGV and PSV operators The VOSA effectiveness report for 2011/12 which was compiled in March 2013 showed Drivers’ Hours and Tachograph records as the most commonly prosecuted offences in that period for HGV and PSV operators with the only difference being the order in which they placed. The top 5 HGV Offences 1)...
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Download your FREE Drivers’ Hours Guide This 35 page pdf explains everything you need to know when it comes to the EU drivers’ Hours rules and the working time directive for drivers (RTD). Written by our head trainer, Chris Allen, this easy to read ebook is written in plain English and contains working examples to...
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Chartwise Legislation Update Service Stay within the lines of the law Be the first to know when the law changes. This is a free email update service from Chartwise Uk that offers all who subscribe a simple email detailing and explaining the changes made to the working time directive and driver hours law as and...
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ADR Fire Extinguisher Requirements   Carriage in Limited Quantities. (Per individual package) IF a transport unit is not carrying dangerous goods in accordance with ADR 1.1.3.6, it still has to be equipped with at least one portable fire extinguisher for the inflammability classes* A, B and C, with a minimum capacity of 2kg dry powder (or an...
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