Brexit Insurance – Haulage News

The UK Government plan to keep Britain within an international motor insurance accord post Brexit – this will make hauliers travelling in the European Union hassle free according to Reuters. The Department of Transport wrote to the Association of British Insurers to inform them that the government has decided to keep the UK within the…

MOT Test Changes 20th May 2018

  MOT testing is about to change. On Sunday 20th May this year changes will be made to the test across Wales, England and Scotland. Affecting cars, motorcycles, vans and other light passenger vehicles changes include a tightening of rules on diesel emissions, new defect types and exemptions for specific vehicles that are over forty…

DVSA – Guide to maintaining roadworthiness

DVSA – Guide to maintaining roadworthiness. Commercial goods and passenger carrying vehicles. Released this week the guide is a great resource covering areas including :- Responsibilities for roadworthiness Daily walk around checks Regular safety inspections and first use inspection Safety inspection and repair facilities A great resource for safe operations https://www.safedrivingforlife.info/sites/default/files/guide-to-maintaining-roadworthiness.pdf  

Fors Workshop Sponsors

Thursday 19th April saw our first outing of 2018 at the FORS workshop in Leamington Spa. The first of five we were pleased to present a case study on S Clark and Sons of Anerley South East London and also demonstrate a range of safety products to the delegates in attendance.

Should Lorries use the bus lane? – Two sides to the story.

Economy and transport Secretary Ken Skates is to consider allowing HGV’s to use bus lanes on welsh roads under certain circumstances. The idea was put forward by Traffic Commissioner for Wales Nick Jones in his first annual report to the Welsh Assembly. This announcement had met mixed reviews. Sustainable transport charity Sustrans has concerns that…

Driver’s Hour’s Compliance – DVSA 5th March 2018

New powers come into effect on Monday 5th March 2018 whereby DVSA traffic examiners will be able to issue on the spot fines to drivers committing driving hour offences. Breaches of driving hour’s rules over the previous 28 days will incur a fine of up to £300 per offence with up to five offences chargeable…

New UK Truck registrations Q3 2017 Down 5.7%, Is DVS to blame?

  The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported a 5.7% downturn in new truck registrations in quarter three of 2017 on same period in 2016. FTA believes that this maybe due in part to the uncertainty around Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS). Commercial fleets are delaying plans to upgrade vehicles…

FORS WORKSHOPS 2018 – With BackWatch Safety Products

Backwatch Safety Products are pleased to announce we will be sponsoring and presenting at the FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Workshops below.   19th April 2018 – Leamington Spa 24th April 2018 – Bristol 16th May 2018 – Wembley 3rd October 2018 – Treforest 18th October 2018 – Cheshire We look forward to presenting our…

January 1st 2018 – Changes to FORS

January 1st 2018 has seen two changes to the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.  FORS have announced it has changed the time between mandatory Bronze re-approval audits from three years to two for Gold Members. This step has been taken by the FORS Executive Group after it was deemed that three years between on-site audits was…