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 Road Haulage Association (RHA) has pressed chancellor George Osborne to reconsider making a training fund available for the industry, after hopes were dashed in the Autumn Statement last week.
Victory! Back in 2017, after campaigning from the Unite union and Truckers’ Toilets UK, the HSE ruled thatemployers in control of non-domestic premises (i.e. places of work) were required to allow all visitors to their premises, who were not employed by them, access to their toilets and washing facilities.
Increasingly ‘knowing-your-driver’ has become a key fleet compliance requirement. As technology permits more frequent checking across a wider range of datasets, fleets are taking the opportunity to increase their awareness of their drivers. Improving risk profiles, insurance rates, HR strategies and road safety are all rolled-up in this. However, much depends on being actually able to access the data often held by government bodies.