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Understanding Module 4: Do You Need to Sit it for Driver CPC?

New drivers entering the industry are often confused by the training and qualifications that are required in order to begin their career.   The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a qualification that enables large goods vehicle (LGV) drivers to drive for hire or reward in the UK. Its purpose is to ensure that...
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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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Reminder – HGV Speed limits increase on the 6th of April

New Speed Limits for single and dual carriageways in England and Wales   From the 6th of April 2015 the speed limits for HGV’s over 7.5 tonnes on both single and dual carriageways in England and Wales will be increased to the following:   Single carriageways – Increased from 40mph to 50mph Dual carriageways –...
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Do you know how to keep your OCRS (Operator Compliance Risk Score) in the green

First of all – Do you know your current OCRS? If you don’t then the first thing you need to do is register online by visiting the DVSA Online Report Services . You will need your O licence number to complete the registration form and then the DVSA will send a confirmation letter in the post...
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New increased speed limits for HGV’s in UK

Increased HGV speed limits welcomed by the industry The current speed limits for HGV’s over 7.5 tonnes is laid out in section 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. However these limits were introduced back in the 1960’s and have never been changed since. Just think how much safer new technologies have made lorries...
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Operator financial standing requirements reduced for 2015

Good news for new or expanding operators The financial standing levels are set by the EU regulations in Euros and therefore each member state that does not use the Euro adjusts their rates every year according to currency fluctuations. For standard national and international operators the current figures are set at €9,000 for the first...
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Do you know how to defer a roadside check

DVSA roadside inspections can cost you big time I was talking to one of our newer clients this week and he was complaining about DVSA (no surprise there). His business is general haulage and some of his contracts are very strict on delivery times. One of his drivers was heading to a drop at a very...
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