The results of a day-long traffic police initiative on the A14 tackling careless driving hints at the workload for officers if the overhaul of penalties goes ahead.
Cambridgeshire police issued more than 35 tickets and reported several drivers during the operation on Monday (8th October), part of the government’s Think! campaign.
Two motorists were reported for driving without due care and attention and a further two were given verbal warnings. Click here to read more »
Operators must comply with the declaration they give to the Traffic Commissioner that they will ensure their vehicles are operated in a safe mechanical condition.
It is an offence to operate a vehicle that is unroadworthy and therefore it is imperative that HGV operators meet the requirements of the licensing legislation.
According to VOSA, it focuses on the levels of compliance and standards of roadworthiness rather than how operators achieve the high standards expected. Click here to read more »
The welcome publication of the Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory guidance and directions documents is providing clarity and understanding on a host of areas relating to operator licensing.
One such area is the practice of lending, or hiring out, of operator licences.
In recent years there have been a few high profile cases of companies and individuals indulging in this illegal practice and the STC’s document on Good Repute and Fitness explains that scams like these will not be tolerated. Click here to read more »
In among the regular deluge of junk mail, catalogues for stationary distributors you don’t recall signing up to and insurers promising bargain basement premiums, you may recently have spied a letter from the Traffic Commissioner.
Not that you would ignore anything turning up via snail mail from your TC; however, it is worth mentioning that this is one letter that it is vital to respond to.
Its purpose is twofold; firstly to remind operators and transport managers that the rules for applying for and holding standard goods licences are changing in December. Click here to read more »
Almost exactly one year ago the haulage trade press reported that VOSA was becoming increasingly concerned with the growing number of drivers using strong magnets to disrupt their tachographs.
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VOSA’s latest business plan was published at the end of March, without fanfare and missed by just about everyone in the trade press. It’s not a weighty document; just 24 pages to explain how the enforcement agency intends to cut costs, heave itself out of debt and continue targeting cowboy operators.
But there’s one section that single handedly has managed to resurrect the furore that erupted late last year in the Traffic Commissioners’ (TCs) camp over their independence.
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