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THINK! Put your phone away while driving

THINK! Put your phone away while driving

From Back in March, you were told about a THINK! campaign highlighting new penalties for drivers caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving. You’ve probably seen or heard some of the campaign adverts since our last blog. If you haven’t, there’s a simple message for all drivers – put your phone away while driving […]

Van drivers in danger of driving illegally

Mercedes-Benz is urging drivers to double check whether they are susceptible to the new Driver CPC legislation, voicing concerns that many drivers who need a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) to operate legally are unaware that they do so. The company warned that much of the Driver CPC publicity in the lead up to the deadline […]

Haulage company directors disqualified for life

Traffic commissioner (TC) for Scotland Joan Aitken has disqualified for life the directors of a company fined £200,000 for environmental offences. In a written decision following a public inquiry in Edinburgh in August, Aitken disqualified Gary Doonin, Thomas Doonin, Robert Forrest and their firm, Doonin Plant, from holding or obtaining an O-licence with immediate effect. […]

VOSA Issuing Driver CPC Fixed Penalties

Last year, VOSA issued 45 graduated fixed penalties and undertook three successful prosecutions of drivers who were found to have no evidence of Driver CPC qualification or exemption. The current graduated fixed penalty for a DCPC offence is £30. VOSA issued 41 of those roadside penalties to truck drivers, with the remaining four to bus […]

Demolition Driver CPC Course Launched

Lorry drivers in the Demolition industry now have access to a new Demolition specific Driver CPC Training course thanks to Cheshire based Focale Training. The course, which provides 7 hours of Driver CPC Training, was written in response to industry demand and developed by Focale in association with the National Demolition Training Group. North East […]

Freight Company Fined £50,000

Eagle Freight Terminal Ltd have been fined £50,000 for a series of safety breaches after a forklift truck spilled its load and broke a workers back. Whilst Neil Jennings, 56, was waiting for his trailer to be loaded in the yard of Eagle Freight Terminal Ltd in Great Blakenham a forklift truck hit a pothole, […]