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Van loading safety: how to stay within the law

HOW important is van loading safety to you?Well, we reckon that how much importance you place on loading your vans safely and securely probably...
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Higher penalties for using mobile phone and speeding – with tough line on van...

Factors increasing seriousness of speeding offence includePoor road or weather conditions Driving LGV, HGV, PSV etc. Towing caravan/trailer Carrying passengers or heavy load ...
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The law on driving and mobile phones gets tougher

Using mobile phones while driving: penaltiesIt is against the law to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving any vehicle. This includes using it to read...
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How long can you drive that van for? The law on van driving hours

HOW many hours do you spend behind the wheel of your van? Are you aware that the amount of driving that you do is governed...
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Is it a car, is it a van? Beware the big double cab pick-up...

BIGGER pick-ups starting to arrive could be caught in a double cab pick-up speeding trap - because some should be sticking to van speed limits rather than the higher...
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Smart speed camera warning to van drivers

VAN drivers who flout their class speed limits are at greater risk of being caught. That's the latest smart speed camera warning to van drivers as the latest...
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Van operators risk jail with high level of vehicle neglect warns VW

Vans unfit for purposeNearly 50% of all light commercial vehicles fail MoT test first time Operators face jail if an accident revealed failing in duty...
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Licence Bureau launches Permits to Drive at CV Show

Permits to DriveAll-in-one tool for assessing whether drivers have correct and up-to-date documents New tool builds on existing comprehensive licence checking and compliance platform FTA Tachograph...
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Don’t let your vans drag your business down and cost you £££s

Van legal checklistMake sure the driver is entitled to drive a van including Category B vans for up to 3.5 tonnes Check the maximum weight...

Paper licence stay of execution extended after Government backs down

The Government has done a u-turn on abolishing the driving licence paper counterpart next month.At the end of November in reply to an enquiry...

TomTom launches speed camera app

Business van drivers can now stay more safely within the speed limits while they are working with the launch of the new TomTom speed camera app designed for android smartphone users. Click here for more detail.

Safety first…second. Or not at all?

SMALLER business van fleets are putting safety on the back seat and not being proactive to protect themselves from potentially huge claims, according to...

Rental companies will be able to use a mixture of free and paid for...

THE DVLA is planning to roll-out new ways to check driving licence entitlement and points after the current paper counter-part is dropped next year. The vehicle...

The DVLA has failed its test for withdrawing the paper counterpart to photo card...

HIRERS wanting vans for short term jobs face having to use premium rate DVLA call centre number or private vetting businesses, according to the BVRLA.The...

EU set to relax tachograph rules

THE tachograph has been the scourge of many a truck fleet operation for the past few years.Fitting a tachograph severely limits the amount of...
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