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How technology is transforming driver defect checks

How technology is transforming driver defect checks | Chartwise UK Ltd Once upon a time, a driver noted down every fault he found in a defect report book; if there was anything to record during his daily walkaround check, he would do so, hand the piece of paper to the transport manager, and keep a...
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Driver CPC Consultation Results

Driver CPC Consultation Results

Driver CPC Consultation Results On the 11th of December 2023 the Department for Transport announced the initial findings of their driver cpc consultation which took place earlier in the year. I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked “Is Driver CPC going to be scrapped?” in the last few months and my...
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Driver Qualification Card (DQC): Do I need it?

Driver Qualification Card (DQC): Do I need it? The DQC, also referred to as the CPC card, is issued to a driver upon completion of CPC training. For new drivers, this means passing Modules 2 and 4; drivers undergoing periodic CPC training will receive theirs upon their accrual of 35 hours of accredited classroom training....
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Understanding the Working Time Directive: Recording Non-Working Days

Understanding the Working Time Directive: Recording Non-Working Days For many transport and fleet managers, one of the common challenges they face is disputes with drivers regarding the calculation of holidays, sick days, and Bank Holidays as part of working time. Understanding how to account for these non-working days is essential for compliance with the Working...
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‘Trigger Offences’: What are they?

‘Trigger Offences’: What are they? Although there are numerous offences of various gradation that a driver and, by extension, a Transport Manager must make every effort to avoid, there are some, known as the ‘Big 5’, which if committed will essentially provide a ’trigger’ for enforcement agents to take punitive action. Driving without appropriate documentation...
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Creating an Effective Forklift Safety Action Plan: 4 Tips for SHEQ Managers

Creating an Effective Forklift Safety Action Plan: 4 Tips for SHEQ Managers 4 Tips for SHEQ Managers A forklift safety action plan is a critical tool designed for trained and qualified operatives and supervisors. SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality) Managers have a responsibility to ensure that all personnel possess the knowledge and skills needed...
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Your OCRS: What it is and how to monitor it

Your OCRS: What it is and how to monitor it Even business owners who have held an operators’ licence for several years are unaware of just how important the OCRS is to their company. The Operator Compliance Risk Score is a system used by the DVSA to monitor an operator’s past and current levels of...
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Preventing Forklift Overturns: 6 Tips for Warehouse Managers

When people think of the risks of forklift operation, the first scenarios that spring to mind tend to involve collisions with workers and pedestrians. However, another very real and frequently overlooked danger is overturning. Almost a fifth of all workplace transport accidents involve vehicle overturning. Further, a quarter of all accidents in the same environment...
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Smart Tachographs: What Transport Managers Need to Know

Smart Tachographs: What Transport Managers Need to Know Version 1.0 The smart, or Generation 2, tachograph, is an innovation introduced in 2019 to enable more accurate, regular, and smoother data capture and transmission. As of 15th June 2019, all newly registered heavy goods vehicles are required to be fitted with a smart tachograph (version 1)....
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How and when to use ferry mode: A Guide for Drivers

How and When to Use Ferry Mode | A Guide for HGV Drivers Chartwise UK Ltd: How and when to use ferry mode One of the most common questions we are asked by our trainees is how ferry mode is to be used on the tachograph. Firstly, there is a misconception that ferry mode is...
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