Compliance with Driver CPC legislation has been very high, MT has learned, as the first anniversary of the completion deadline arrives today (10 September). Figures from an Freedom of Information request revealed that of 82,458 roadside encounters since the deadline for CPC ended at the close of play on the 9 September 2014 1,206 (1.5%) of the drivers stopped were caught without their Driver Qualification Card (DQC). This resulted in 791 fixed penalty notices. The majority (770) were for not […]
Haulage bosses from six fuel distribution firms are due to resume talks with the Unite union this morning (10 April) following the Easter weekend. Conciliation service Acas is leading the discussions, which kicked off last Wednesday (4 April) and continued for two days, over tanker drivers’ training, safety and employment conditions. Acas chief conciliator Peter Harwood says of the talks so far: “The discussions have been constructive, with the parties positively engaged and committed to the process.” If talks fail, […]
HM Revenue & Customs has confirmed it is holding an internal review of its approach to enforcement relating to firms involved in the excise supply chain.
A company set up by Ealing Council is now undertaking waste and recyclable collections after ordering 32 Mercedes-Benz Econics.