The latest from the commercial fleet industry, including FORS launching a new tacho service and Airmec Essential Services adopting Trakm8 telematics software.
The temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours rules, introduced at the start of the coronavirus crisis, will end after Sunday (June 14).
TruTac’s tachograph and compliance software has been adopted by EH Smith Builders Merchant.
Relaxation acknowledges the vital contribution that the commercial fleet industry is playing in keeping the economy moving during the coronavirus pandemic
Shocking new data reveals commercial vehicle driver and road user safety being put at risk.
Geotab will now offer its own digital tachograph following its acquisition of Spanish engineering company Intendia.
Samsara has expanded its tachograph solution in the UK and European markets to include live tacho status and instant tacho analysis.
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.