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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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Working Time Directive, chartwise, chartwise UK ltd

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, chartwise uk, chartwise uk ltd

‘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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OCRS Score, chartwise, chartwise uk ltd, DVSA, Operator Compliance Risk Score

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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Smart Tachographs, chartwise uk ltd, chartwise, tachograph analysis

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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Ferry Mode, chartwise uk ltd, chartwise

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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How to prove your speed to the exact second

Get exact speed reports from a digital tachograph This comes up time and time again so I thought I would let you know about it just in case you ever need to prove your speed to the exact second. As a tachograph analysis bureau we are always getting people asking for forensic analysis for some...
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Do you know your responsibilities when it comes to tachographs?

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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How to change the time on a digital tachograph

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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