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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.

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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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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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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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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**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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After weeks of uncertainty, the DVLA has announced that the D4 medical requirement will be suspended for 12 months.   Commercial drivers aged 45 and over may now forgo the need to have a driver medical to renew their driving entitlement.   This suspension is temporary, and has been given a provisional lifespan of 12...
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HOW TO PREPARE It’s perfectly normal to be a bit nervous in the runup to your hearing. But there are things you can do to help you keep a cool head. As a helping hand, here’s a shortlist of things you can do before the day to ensure things go smoothly…· Ensure that you have...
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Since April, rumours about the OCRS have abounded. Many operators have questioned the validity of the scoring system in the culture of Earned Recognition; others have suggested the OCRS will be made void upon the implementation of the new enforcement scheme.   These, however, are misconceptions. The bottom line is: there are no plans to...
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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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