By Joanne La Roche, solicitor at Markel Law
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will use Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras in a trial that will run until April 2020.
New solution enhances existing digital tachographs with cloud capability, says Geotab.
A £3m Treasury windfall, achieved by collecting fines from historical drivers' hours offences, should be invested into the stricter enforcement of road safety standards, according to FTA.
TomTom Telematics has enhanced its Webfleet platform, with TachoShare, a remote download and archiving module that downloads tachograph data from vehicles.
Research released by Verizon Connect suggests a quarter of commercial drivers are breaching driver guidelines around rest and fatigue.
More than 5% – one in 20 – commercial vehicles stopped last year had breached drivers’ hours rules.
The DVSA will start issuing on-the-spot penalties to lorry, bus and coach drivers who repeatedly break drivers’ hours rules from next month (Monday, March 5).
The facility’s approval comes as a result of months of work installing new equipment and training the dedicated technicians.
DVSA traffic examiners will be given new powers to issue on-the-spot fines for any drivers’ hours offences committed in the past 28 days.
A truck driver has been disqualified from professional driving until June 2038 after his driver card was used by another employee.
A HGV driver has been banned from professional driving for three years after he falsified his records and put other road users at risk.
The North West TC has told compliant operators severe action will be considered for those caught using magnets to manipulate and conceal driving duties.
Members of the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) are now adding Tacho and CPC data to their products.
Tachograph compliance and the proposed Birmingham Clean Air Zone were key discussion points during a recent meeting of the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT).
A transport manager has been disqualified after the Traffic Commissioner said his knowledge of compliance procedures was “poor in the extreme”.
The DVLA has now agreed to supply Tacho and CPC Data to the haulage industry, through ADLV members.
TruTac has relaunched its TruControl product as TruAnalysis, following changes to make the software “smarter and quicker”.
The Government is being urged to relax the rules relating to truck drivers’ hours following the vote to leave the European Union.
Transolva has partnered with TruTac to provide bespoke operator services including tachograph analysis.