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 […]
The Unite union has threatened The Co-operative Group with nationwide industrial action over the transfer of 50-Midlands based drivers to Eddie Stobart.
Vosa has confirmed it is planning to significantly increase its enforcement effort on vans.
The threat of a tanker driver strike could now be averted, as the Unite union and fuel distribution companies reach agreement over a new set of proposals. Unite has also been given an extended industrial action mandate of 21 May to allow it time to discuss the new proposals with its 1,200 tanker driver members. Peter Harwood, Acas chief conciliator, who has been heading up the negotiations, says: “Following a further two days of intensive discussions, a final set of […]