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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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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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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Parking in Kent: Council’s powers to clamp withdrawn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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Driver CPC on my tablet

Important Changes to Periodic Driver CPC

**Get your full 35 hours online…at a discount.**   How commercial vehicle drivers accrue their 35 hours of periodic training is about to undergo a dramatic change.   Following a review by the EU Commission, it has been decided that the Driver CPC directive will now specify that ‘a range of different subjects should be...
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Driver CPC online - iPad

Drivers’ Hours Legislation: New Updates

How many do you carry? Record books are now a requirement for many more CV drivers.    As many of our readers will know, on 20th August 2020, changes to drivers’ hours legislation were enacted. Absorbing new legislative changes into day-to-day fleet management can be an onerous endeavour. With this in mind, we’ve broken down...
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