DCPC Enforcement action

After all the discussions, predictions and concerns we have managed to successfully come through the first 5 year period of DCPC Periodic Training and seen thousands of new drivers take the extra modules required to obtain their Initial Qualification.

TC sets out expectations from Transport Managers

The Traffic Commissioners understanding of relevant legislation is key to how they will apply the rules when faced with an Operator at Public Inquiry. Opportunities to keep up to date with their views can be few and far between despite their best efforts to make themselves available to the industry, so we are pleased to share the following views expressed at a recent FTA Transport Managers’ Conference.

New Financial levels set for Operator Licencing

New requirements for achieving financial standing for Standard operator licences were announced by the British Government on 20th November 2014.

New DVSA Guidance on Safe Loading: curtain-sided vehicles

A long standing difference in advice on what is acceptable safe loading of curtain-sided trailers has been finally settled as DVSA guidance (based on the DfT Code of Practice on Safe Loading of Goods Vehicles) and the content of European Standard (based on EN12642 –XL) have dovetailed in their view of what constitutes a safe load.