FleetCheck reports that, from 21st May, all organisations running LCVs of between 2.5-3.5 tonnes will need to obtain the accreditation as part of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement. Requirements include appointing a designated transport manager with a valid International Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence (TM CPC) qualification as well as a range of commitments to systems monitoring areas such as maintenance and drivers.
By Chris Wright|2022-01-13T09:49:32+00:00January 13th, 2022|
Updates to the Highway Code, set to be introduced in November, will see the introduction of a ‘hierarchy of road users’. This means those who are most likely to be seriously harmed, i.e. pedestrians and cyclists, will have greater priority over other road users.
By Chris Wright|2021-10-13T09:31:34+01:00October 13th, 2021|
GMB and Plan have both asked TfL if they are happy to consent to PHVs and taxis being used as courier vehicles as part of their licensing conditions. This follows the launch of new app-based services for arranging a courier service using London Taxi’s.
Some companies view road risk as managing compliance and not managing the risk itself. Employers should have the basic elements of managing safety in place, but frequently there is very little actual day-to-day management.
Companies need to be aware that reciprocal arrangements could leave them exposed under duty of care regulations, after figures show that rising numbers of foreign motorists are using a legal loophole to get a British licence without taking a driving test in the UK.
LeaseVan.co.uk has highlighted the potential costs of failing to observe motoring laws and pointed out that penalties can range from a £2,500 maximum fine for speeding to a £20 on-the-spot ticket for leaving a vehicle’s engine running
By Chris Wright|2019-01-23T17:42:01+00:00January 31st, 2019|
A loophole that meant electric vans did not require an MOT has now been closed. It means that all electric van registered before March 01, 2015, will now be required to undergo the three-yearly MOT test.