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DVSA Penalties - be aware

This is a REMINDER that it is the responsibility of all Drivers of Goods Vehicles to keep within the rules where ever possible, you can only use an excuse for going over the rules if it is a genuine emergency, this is if it would have affected the health and safety of either yourself/your load or the general public, there...

Weekly Rest Period Details from the EU

A new statement has been issued by the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice regarding the 45-hour weekend break taken by EU drivers.  The break cannot be counted as a 'rest' period for tachograph and EU drivers' hours regulations if it has be be taken in the vehicle.  A 45-hour 'rest' period should be in a hotel/motel room...

Fleet Driver Training makes a difference

It is clear that one of the most dangerous job is one that involves driving - statistics show that in the UK 5 people are killed and 63 are injured every day on our roads, and driving all the time increases the chances being one of those unlucky ones. One way to minimise this risk is to invest in a...

Competion for 'Morning After' Driving launch

A new competition has been launched to remind drivers that they can still be over the legal limit for alcohol the morning after a night out.  The challenge is to calculate how much alcohol remains in their system and an app download is available to help work this out.  As part of the 'Morning After Campaign' it is hoped that...

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - 4 week wait

The OSA partnership's campaign to raise awareness of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is gathering more support and a recent study proved that setting up the minimum 4 week wait for sufferers can have a positive effect for sufferers.  Find out more and support the campaign