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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.

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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 At the very least, he takes a gamble by running his fleet on out-of-date best practices.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.

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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Do you know what you are doing when it comes to tachographs? One of the most common questions we get from drivers relates to the rules regarding tachographs and what drivers need to do to stay compliant with the tachograph rules. I have listed some of the drivers responsibilities below and split these into Analogue...
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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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Here is a quick demonstration video that shows you how to change the time on a digital tachograph   I hope you have found this useful and if you have any questions about this video or other functions on your digital tachograph please get in touch.
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How to apply for a digital tacho card   If you are a professional HGV or PSV driver there is a good chance that you will already be using a vehicle fitted with a digital tacho unit. If you have not yet driven a digital vehicle it is highly advisable that you have a digital...
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