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Changes to the HGV and PSV Inspection Manuals
From 1 June 2024, an updated HGV Inspection Manual and an updated PSV Inspection Manual come into force. The new Inspection Manuals can be found here HGV Manual PSV Manual. The HGV and PSV Inspection Manuals are importan
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Changes to Driver CPC Announced
Following a recent consultation undertaken by the Government which can be viewed here, a further announcement had been made with the amendments to the Driver CPC requirements to come into effect in 2025. Drivers of HGVs
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International Operators – Smart Tachograph 2 Deadline Approaching
Trade Associations, including CPT have been keen to remind Operators working internationally that many of their vehicles will require an upgrade as the requirement to have vehicles fitted with a Smart Tachograph 2 comes
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New Border Force Checklist for the Prevention of Clandestine Entrants
Smith Bowyer Clarke Road Transport Lawyers have helped hauliers and drivers in the UK and across the EU save hundreds of thousands of pounds in Civil Penalties imposed unfairly by Border Force in relation to clandestine
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Are You Aware of Your Notification Requirements on Your Operator’s Licence?
You have been granted your licence, recruited drivers, set up vehicles and processes, but are you aware of your ongoing obligations reporting changes within the business to the Traffic Commissioner? The Operator’s Lice
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How long does it take for an Operator’s Licence Application to be Processed? OTC releases most recent processing figures.
How long does it take for an Operator’s Licence Application to be Processed? OTC releases most recent processing figures. The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has released the most recent figures, up to the end of 20
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Charged with Death By Driving? – What you Need to Know
If you have just killed someone in your motor car your life has just changed forever. You may already be dealing with some of the issues caused; physical and mental injury, shock, guilt, and social condemnation. Other is
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Driver CPC Reform Announced
On 11 December 2023, the Government has announced a set of reforms for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC), which is the qualification required for a vocational driver to drive a HGV or PSV in most p
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Driving a Truck or Bus now an Aggravating Feature for Causing Death by Dangerous Driving
The Sentencing Council has published revised sentencing guidelines effective from the 1st July 2023 for a number of motoring offences including Causing Death by Dangerous Driving and Causing Death by Careless Driving. Se
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