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Get it here first! Road haulage in the UK moves swiftly. Our media team brings you its very latest news, all in one place.

An operator’s day is full enough as it is. Because of this, we deliver only the most relevant bulletins. Our media team favours urgency. Thus, almost as soon as we see it; we get it to you.

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Forget about search engines; Chartwise UK has carried out the grunt work. Like our software scours for infringements, our media team scours for the lowdown. Hence; we get our hands on the newest of the new in British road transport. Then we put it all in one place for your convenience. Then you are up-to-date.

In the same way that we tailor compliance solutions to our clients, we tailor our news to YOU; the doers and movers of road haulage. Our teams are constantly engaging drivers and operators. We see every day how packed their schedules are. Consequently, we deliver content that’s designed to help you run a more up-to-date fleet.

To ensure this, our media team scans each bulletin for quality and reliability. We exhaust our contacts far and wide; we scour each corner of the industry. In so doing, we guarantee all areas of road transport are covered. And as a result; your awareness is likewise as well-rounded as can be.

So grab yourself a well-earned lunch-break. Sit back with a coffee and relax; because if it isn’t here, it probably hasn’t happened yet.

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The Driver & Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) has issued a three-month deadline for employers of fleet drivers to ensure they are compliant with the new guidelines regarding licence-checking consent forms.   More than 2 million fleet drivers are expected to have to sign the new forms.  By giving consent, drivers allow their employers to validate...
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The Traffic Commissioner has issued a reminder to operators regarding their drivers’ hours responsibilities.   In the run-up to Earned Recognition, the TC’s office brought drivers’ hours responsibilities to the attention of ‘O’ Licence holders in the UK.   As confusion around the new fixed penalty rules peaked, the TC’s office published guidance on legal...
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Following a rise in the reported number of objects falling from vehicles, Highways England has issued a notice to motorists: secure your load.   In an effort to help curb the surge in incidents involving insecure loads, the agency has launched a campaign encouraging drivers to take steps to ensure loads are correctly secured.  ...
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delays expected over christmas as the driver shortages threatens the industry
Britain’s largest trade union, Unite, has released shocking statistics highlighting the link between high HGV accident fatality rates and a lack of roadside facilities.   As part of their campaign for more facilities on UK roads, the union published that 109 incidents involving the deaths of lorry drivers and passengers were not fully investigated.  ...
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The DVSA’s made changes to the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness.   By doing so, the agency hopes that it has made some of the more complex areas of the guide clearer to operators.   The changes, as published in the Moving On blog, involve the following sections.       The Inspection Safety Graph Because...
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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has issued a warning that time is running out to get a workable plan in place in the wake of Brexit negotiations.   While the FTA, along with other trade bodies, has welcomed the news that provisional terms have been laid out, the association insists that there’s a great deal of...
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the earned recognition pilot update is good news for hauliers involved in the scheme
Late in March, DVSA published its annual enforcement figures.   The data taken from 2016/17 demonstrates a drop in total Drivers’ Hours Infringements from the previous year.   In 2016/17, DVSA carried out close to 90,000 checks on commercial vehicles. Among the most notable findings was that 5.3% of drivers pulled over for checks were...
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motorists should be aware of the changes incorporating the roadworthiness directive
Recent reports have indicated that within a year, most hauliers will have to pay an additional 20% toward the HGV Road User Levy.   The announcement, made last week by Transport Minister Jesse Norman, details the planned hike. It will target over half of all UK-registered pre-Euro VI trucks.   Taken in context, 56% of...
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The DVSA has published a blog setting out a plan to make the process of applying for an operator licence entirely digital.     The blog, guest-written by the Traffic Commissioners, outlines the move as part of a greater scheme to shift all user-government transactions onto a digital platform.     This shift-over will transform...
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the earned recognition pilot update is good news for hauliers involved in the scheme
Road haulage industry leaders are registering a win as a brand new 100-vehicle secure truck stop opens in Scunthorpe.   On Woodhouse Road, opposite the British Steel Works, the Scunthorpe Truck Stop offers secure 24-hour parking facilities for HGVs.   Previously, lorry drivers in the Scunthorpe area had to make do with laybys or industrial...
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