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Dan Griffin

Posted 10 October 2017
by Dan Griffin .

Increased Fines for Commercial Drivers

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is to gain increased powers to fine commercial drivers. Fines to deter rest breaks in vehicles Lorry, bus and coach drivers must take a 45-hour rest break at least every fortnight. From 1…

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Josh O'Neill

Posted 17 July 2017
by Josh O'Neill .

Changes to DVSA roadside checks

The Department for Transport has recently announced that from August 2017 Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) officers will carry out emissions checks at the roadside on commercial vehicles, after reported incidents of illegal engine modifications and fake emission reduction…

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Jill Headford

Posted 14 April 2016
by Jill Headford .

How to deal with drivers caught using mobile phones

  Under The Road Vehicles Regulations 2003, using a mobile phone at the wheel has negative consequences for both drivers and employers. Recent guidance from the Senior Traffic Commissioner suggests that the starting point for any punishment against drivers should…

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Jill Headford

Posted 14 April 2016
by Jill Headford .

New league table of EU infringements

A new EU Regulation published on 19 March 2016 has clarified the degrees of seriousness of infringements which may lead to loss of repute for an operator. It also sets out how an accumulation of minor infringements can automatically trigger…

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