A move to cut thousands of hours of unnecessary HGV roadside spot checks could be delayed by years after the DVSA declined to invest in the technology needed to read smart tachograph data. Under new EU regulations, operators are mandated to ensure all new trucks are fitted with smart tachographs from 15 June this year. Unlike digital tachographs, smart tachographs can communicate remotely with roadside enforcement officers allowing them to remotely check tachograph data without stopping the vehicle. This could […]
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has said it will take no further action against the seven United Road Transport Union (URTU) men arrested in relation to a Driver CPC fraud investigation. The announcement brings to an end a 10-month probe, in conjunction with the DSA, into URTU general secretary Bob Monks, plus six national and regional officers. At the time of the arrests the police said they were for fraud offences relating to large goods vehicles and the Driver CPC. URTU […]
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.
Senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell denied sanctioning the way that Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) was operating its fleet management system for other operators, when she gave evidence at Leeds Crown Court.