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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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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: 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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Bridge Strikes in the UK: Understanding the Issue and Promoting Safety

Bridge strikes are a prevalent problem in the United Kingdom, posing risks to road users, causing significant disruptions, and resulting in costly damages. These incidents occur when vehicles, typically large trucks or buses, collide with low bridges, often due to inadequate clearance or driver error. In this blog post, we will delve into the issue...
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A Comprehensive Guide to Driver CPC in the UK

In the United Kingdom, professional drivers are required to obtain a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to ensure they possess the necessary skills and knowledge to operate commercial vehicles safely and efficiently. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or considering a career in the transportation industry, understanding the Driver CPC is essential. In this blog...
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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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Drivers’ Hours Responsibilities: Operators’ Update

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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