The Ultra Low Emission Zone- Central London

The Ultra Low Emission Zone- Central London

 There are now under three months until the introduction of the Central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which will help to tackle London’s toxic air. The level of air pollution is contributing to thousands of people dying prematurely every year.  The...
Know the risks – Stop Fronting

Know the risks – Stop Fronting

In the years 2017/18, the traffic commissioner had disqualified 110 operators and 144 transport managers.  But through existing licence holders or a business which looks legitimate on paper, some people ignore the ban they’ve been given and carry on operating. It is...
Key updates to version 5.0 of the FORS Standard

Key updates to version 5.0 of the FORS Standard

The 16th October will see the FORS standard v5.0 be available for download from the FORS website. Hard copies will be handed out at the FORS Members Conference to attendees. Organisations with audit dates on and from 14 January 2019 will be audited against v5.0 and...
Operator has an O-licence but no vehicle

Operator has an O-licence but no vehicle

Nick Denton West Midlands Traffic Commissioner (TC) stated in a decision last month that operators must have a vehicle available to operate at all times to be able to hold an O-licence. A public inquiry in Birmingham which was carried out regarding Solihull- based...
Training required for new tachographs

Training required for new tachographs

Novadata- transport compliance specialist said operators need to consider training staff for the arrival of smart tachographs next year. EU regulation 165/2014 requires all new HGVs sold in the UK from 25 June 2019 to be installed with such devices, which allow...
Wake up to the rules on drivers hours

Wake up to the rules on drivers hours

According to road safety charity Think!, 40 per cent of sleep-related road traffic accidents involve commercial drivers. Despite the dangers and potentially devastating consequences, many businesses who run commercial vehicles are still not complying with the rules...