Seven men, including URTU general secretary Bob Monks, have been released on bail after a series of co-ordinated arrests as part of an investigation into alleged fraud offences relating to LGV licences and Driver CPC. The operation, conducted by Greater Manchester Police’s Volume Fraud unit in conjunction with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), also saw a warrant executed at URTU HQ in Cheadle Hulme on Wednesday 15 February. Among those arrested were URTU national officer Mel Thornton; regional officer Lee […]
Employers, not just their employees, will find themselves before Britain’s traffic commissioners (TCs) if drivers have not completed their periodic training by September 2014. Speaking at the RHA National Training Conference last week in Birmingham, senior TC Beverley Bell made clear her support for continuous professional development, stating “driver training is essentially about investing in your staff”. Bell set out the position of the TCs in regards to the fast-approaching deadline for those granted grandfather rights to complete their Driver […]
“Challenging.” That seems to the fashionable description for the tough economic times in which we find ourselves. Capital budgets are being cut to the bone – and then trimmed some more. That’s where our sister website, www.commercialmotor.com’s series of free Buyers’ Guideswill come in handy to road haulage businesses. Cutting a route through the purchasing jungle to find the shortest path to the wisest buys the independent Buyers’ Guides cover all topics – from AdBlue to yard counterbalance trucks, with more […]
The number of people taking HGV category C and C+E driving tests has fallen 11% year-on-year, and stands almost a quarter lower than a decade ago.