Cleanest lorries will pay less to use UK roads

Cleanest lorries will pay less to use UK roads

Haulage firms will benefit from a cheaper fee if they use less polluting lorries in plans to improve air quality across the UK. From February next year (2019), lorries meeting the latest Euro VI emissions standards will be eligible for a 10% reduction in the cost of the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) levy. The cleanest lorries generate 80% […]

Focale’s Urban Driving Course – FORS Approved

We are pleased to announce that Focale’s CPC course entitled ‘Urban Driving – Protecting Vulnerable Road Users’ has now been FORS approved for Work Related Road Risk Requirement (WRRR). The WRRR ensures that all drivers have the knowledge, skills and attitude required to recognise, assess, manage and reduce the risks that their vehicle poses to […]

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. […]

Government in £12million bid to stop illegal immigrants in Calais coming to Britain

The Government will commit £12 million to try to stop illegal immigrants in Calais coming to Britain. Home Secretary Theresa May and her French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve have agreed to a plan to help boost security at the French port and educate migrants about ‘the reality of illegal migration and its consequences in the UK’ […]

Britain’s Angriest Motorist?

This is the moment a Jaguar driver dubbed ‘Britain’s angriest motorist’ was caught on camera swearing at a cyclist 25 times in just 35 seconds. Mark Baldwin, 60, launched the foul-mouthed tirade against cyclist Eddie Bell, 38, who captured the jaw-dropping footage on his helmet cam. Mr Bell, a father-of-four, was out cycling on a […]

Driver CPC Prize Freeze

We are freezing the cost of our Driver CPC Training – Book your next 5 years of training now. For a limited period any customers who place a deposit for their next 5 courses for Sept 2014 – Sept 2019 will have the price of their training frozen at 2014 prices. Deposits and provisional training […]