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Archive for September , 2009

Continuous motor insurance enforcement: DfT concludes that hgvs should be covered by the scheme

Thursday 24th September 2009

In February 2009, the Department for Transport (DfT) consulted on proposals to introduce continuous enforcement of motor insurance.

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TCs warn operators of crackdown

Wednesday 23rd September 2009

Two Traffic Commissioners have warned operators that they are cracking down on anyone who is trying to dodge the O-licensing regulations or leave creditors in the lurch. The comments come in the Traffic Commissioners' Annual Reports 2008-09.

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Backhouse Jones compete in the 2nd Monster Loch Ness charity race

Monday 21st September 2009

For the second year running, Backhouse Jones entered a team (“the Originals”) into the First Monster Duathlon relay challenge, which took place on 12 September in Inverness.

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VOSA: cabotage penalties 'difficult to enforce'

Friday 18th September 2009

VOSA has admitted that graduated fixed penalties for non-UK hauliers undertaking illegal cabotage are difficult to enforce and it is working with the Department for Transport (DfT) to agree on the best approach.

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LGV licence age is lowered to 18

Thursday 17th September 2009

The legal age a person can acquire an LGV (large goods vehicle) licence has been lowered from 21 to 18, opening up the talent pool that operators can draw from.

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Trade plates: definition of 'temporary possession'

Wednesday 16th September 2009

FTA has received confirmation from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) that the present rules regarding the use of trade plates will remain unchanged.

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Operator licensing: impact of recession dominates Traffic Commissioners' thinking

Wednesday 16th September 2009

A key theme of the Annual Report of the Traffic Commissioners, published last week, is the impact on the goods industry of the recession. Traffic Commissioners highlight several manifestations of this.

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Driver CPC: goes live for truck drivers

Wednesday 9th September 2009

Members are reminded that from Thursday (10 September) new large goods vehicle drivers are required to obtain an initial Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) and that the first five-year period for periodic training begins for existing drivers.

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Graduated Fixed Penalties: results of first quarter of operation

Wednesday 9th September 2009

Figures collated by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) show that 11,000 fixed penalty notices were issued following the introduction of Graduated Fixed Penalties on 28 May this year.

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RHA call for commonality when it comes to fines

Wednesday 2nd September 2009

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is calling for European-wide commonality when it comes to fines for truck driving offences.

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