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Operator suspended until inspections and roller brake testing confirmed

Operator suspended until inspections and roller brake testing confirmed Traffic Commissioner: “my primary concern is road safety” Most operators, like you, take the promises listed on your operator’s licence very seriously. A few underestimate the importance of these commitments and find themselves appearing before their traffic commissioner. Take this recent case involving a bed manufacturer. [...]

By |2019-04-25T09:19:09+00:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Operator suspended until inspections and roller brake testing confirmed

Give your views on operator licensing consultation

Give your views on operator licensing consultation Department for Transport outlines proposals under consideration Have you seen the consultation on changes planned for the operator licensing system? It launched earlier this month. The Department for Transport is looking at two areas: PSV licence applications Formal tribunal rules PSV licence applications Traffic commissioners can give HGV [...]

By |2019-04-16T14:04:49+00:00April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Give your views on operator licensing consultation

Haulier’s fleet restricted after failing to arrange laden brake tests

Haulier’s fleet restricted after failing to arrange laden brake tests Owner also disqualified from acting as transport manager until new CPC exam is passed Earlier this week we looked at the issue of brake testing. Unfortunately, it’s something traffic commissioners still have to deal with at public inquiry. Take this case from last year. The [...]

By |2019-04-11T09:47:36+00:00April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Haulier’s fleet restricted after failing to arrange laden brake tests

Lorries at sea – urgent safety advice

Lorries at sea - urgent safety advice Urgent safety advice has been issued by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) to all lorry drivers who use ferries. This follows an incident where lorries toppled over on a ferry vehicle deck while at sea, with drivers still in their cabs. One driver was trapped and had [...]

By |2019-04-11T09:44:24+00:00April 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lorries at sea – urgent safety advice

How to avoid a “brake” in your confidence

How to avoid a “brake” in your confidence Traffic Commissioner Kevin Rooney reflects on the standards for regular brake testing Maintenance inspections. They’re there to make sure your vehicles are fit and serviceable at all times. And the MOT standard is always met. In fact, your regular inspections should be above that minimum standard. Brake testing [...]

By |2019-04-09T15:09:42+00:00April 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to avoid a “brake” in your confidence

A further message following the bulletin on safe driving distances

A further message following our bulletin on safe driving distances Earlier this week we shared a video with you from Highways England. It highlighted the importance of leaving an appropriate gap to the vehicle in front of you when you are driving. We pointed out that all drivers should leave a minimum two second gap [...]

By |2019-04-05T09:32:04+00:00April 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A further message following the bulletin on safe driving distances

Key issues from public inquiry

Key issues from public inquiry Part three of our series which aims to help you maintain and promote O licence compliance Traffic commissioners understand that businesses, like yours, live in challenging times. That’s why they regulate for the benefit of you and every other operator, whether you are running lorries, buses or coaches. It’s their [...]

By |2019-04-04T16:00:52+00:00April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Key issues from public inquiry

Watch: two second gap reminder for drivers

Watch: two second gap reminder for drivers Footage offers stark reminder about the dangers of driving too closely to other road users Worrying footage released by Highways England shows how quickly things can go wrong when drivers tailgate the vehicle in front. In the video, taken from the M6 in Cheshire, several cars break sharply [...]

By |2019-04-03T08:53:52+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Watch: two second gap reminder for drivers

An operator’s journey: from S mark to suspension to satisfaction

An operator’s journey: from S mark to suspension to satisfactory Licence holder moves from critical to compliant after public inquiry Picture this scenario. An operator’s vehicle picks up an S marked prohibition at the roadside. DVSA go out to do a full inspection and find various issues. Out of date inspection sheets (by nearly a [...]

By |2019-03-29T09:25:30+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on An operator’s journey: from S mark to suspension to satisfaction

Trailer registration comes into force March 28th 2019

Trailer registration comes into force tomorrow From 28 March 2019, trailers will need to be registered for international journeys. If you're using a trailer abroad after 28 March 2019, you will need to register it through DVLAs ‘Register your trailer to take it abroad’ service. The trailer registration scheme comes into force on 28 March 2019 as [...]

By |2019-03-29T09:22:25+00:00March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trailer registration comes into force March 28th 2019