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18th September 2017

DVSA traffic examiners are going to be given new powers to issue on-the- spot fines for any drivers hours offences committed in the last 28days.

Traffic examiners will be able to issue fines for up to 5 driver's hours offences in a single check.

Also, effective from 1st November 2017 traffic examiners will issue fines of up to £300 to drivers who spend their full weekly rest break in their vehicle, in places where it causes a problem.

 

4th July 2017

Our road haulage and distribution clients should be aware that from August, roadside checks by DVSA will include an emissions check.  Emissions cheats pollute our air and make our roads more dangerous.

 

9th December 2016

The key to cultivating strong visibility in the supply chain is desired by all in the logistics business.  This was acknowledged as a key challenge at a recent round table sponsored by the DSI, at which a range of Industry gurus were in attendance.

The role and responsibility of inventory management cascades right down through the supply chain.  Suppliers, retailers, logistics operators and end consumers all rely on it.  Whilst the Group acknowledged that investing in and working  with digital is essential for these different Businesses within the Supply Chain, the challenges involved in universal or even majority participation and adoption is going to be easier said that done.

Go to www.logisticsmanager.com for the full article. 

 

4th November 2016

Driver CPC cards will no longer be immediately sent to drivers who complete their periodic training more than 12 months before the deadline.   If the driver completes his/her training in the 12 months before his/her deadline, then the Driver CPC card will be issued immediately.

For drivers who complete their training more than a year early, then they will not receive their new Driver CPC card until nearer the time their current card expires.

  

24th October 2016

The DVSA [Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency] is seeking to review proposals to improve rules for approved tachograph centres.

These Centres install, calibrate and inspect tachographs.

Proposals include:-

  • removing the requirement for ATCs to offer analogue tacho calibration
  • reviewing the site dimensions to allow smaller sites to be used
  • updating the ATC manual.

The DVSA wants your views - access dvsa@public.govdelivery.com before 9th November 2016 and convey your views on the proposal.

 

16th May2016

The Dept of Transport [DfT] has published its Motoring Services Strategy 12th May which sets the overall direction for DVSA, DVLA, and VCA until 2020.

This sets out how we can build on our enviable national road safety record and deliver more responsive and flexible services that better meet customers' needs.

The strategy includes :-

  •  streamlining the processes for gaining lorry driving licence
  •  looking at whether some annual tests for lorries could be carried out by    suitably qualified examiners in the private sector
  •  reviewing fees to ensure that fees are closely aligned to the service costs  involved.

Read more on Motoring Services Strategy  on GOV.UK

 

01st March 2016

The Drivers and Vehicle Standards Agency [DVSA] has published new guidance on drivers hours and tachographs.

All drivers of goods vehicles or passenger carrying vehicles are urged to make themselves aware of the new legislation, which decrees how many hours you can drive and the breaks that you need to take.    This updates previous guidance from 2011.

more info-. drivers' hours and tachographs rules:goods vehicles (GV262).

 

 

 11th February 2016

The Road Haulage Association has reported that the closure of the Forth Road Bridge to HGVs has to date cost it's members £37M.

 

16th November 2015

The pre Christmas rush is on!!!   LGV1 and CPC drivers required across Scotland for our Blue Chip Clients whose level of activity expands considerably at this time.

Interested? ... then Get in touch with Connie on 01324613198 - 24/7 operational contact.

 

November 2015

Latest DVSA figures show further improvements in the roadworthiness and traffic compliance of lorries on British roads

 

15th October 2015

Paul Satoor has taken up the role of interim Chief Executive at Driver Vehicle Standards Agency.  He was previously Director of Organisational Development and Strategy at DVSA.

 

 1st September 2015.

With autumn approaching, there remains sound demand for LGV1 and 2 drivers, those with Hiab and ADR experience  particularly sought after in all parts of the UK.

 The RHA has reiterated its call on UK government to lead cross EU discussions to resolve the current crises situation at Calais with illegal immigration.    This week, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for all European nations to take a share of the migrant influx.     The city of Munich is now seeing the first of these.

A 'perfect storm' is how the Chief executive describes the position for logistics providers.  Mayhem prevails, and he went on to state that livelihoods and lives of hundreds of hauliers are being put at risk.  With Dover at the UKs centre of the crises,  the CEO went on to state that  four days of disruption in June cost the UK economy more than £1bn.

That was also the figure which the RHA placed on the potential cost of goods being spoilt as stowaways tamper with and soil shipments as they attempt to hide in trucks.

 

 ADR SUPPLY

Recruitment Direct also specialise in the supply of ADR drivers mainly to mulli-national organizations throughout the UK. Please find below the different ADR Classes of Dangerous Goods we supply.

There are nine UN Classes of Dangerous Goods as follows:
Class 1 Explosives
Class 2 Gases
Class 3 Flammable Liquids
Class 4 Flammable Solids
Class 5 Oxidising Substances & Organic Peroxides
Class 6 Toxic and Infectious Substances
Class 7  Radioactives
Class 8 Corrosive Substances
Class 9 Miscellaneous Substances

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If you have any enquiries please contact Steven.