Tag: England

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner to stop accepting Paper Applications

In an email circular released today, the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain & The Department for Infrastructure have stated that as of 1st August 2022, they will no longer process Operator License Applications/Major Variations submitted via paper. Stating that the current, most widely used paper application form is outdated and no longer compatible with their systems; stating that this has lead to a large number of delays in previous application processes. Moving forward, ALL applications will now be handled and processed…

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Manual Records & Other Work; Are You Reporting Your Hours Properly?

The following is taken from a letter circular we at TMC Assist will shortly be sending out to our clients, concerning a growing enforcement trend within both the DVSA and Uk Tarrfic Police: We at TMC Assist have become aware of a growing and shifting trend within both DVSA and Police enforcement regarding manual records and periods of ‘Other Work’, which we feel you should be made aware of. At a number of recent public inquiries to which TMC Assist have been…

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Changes to the Highways Code that take effect 29th January 2022

As of 29th January 2022, there will be new additions and/or changes to the Highway Code centred around three main points: A Hierarchy of Road Users is being introduced A change in priorities regarding pedestrians Drivers will be required to give priority to cyclists in certain situations Each other these points is covered in greater detail at this [link].

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Free courses for HGV drivers

Under the UK Skill bootcamp system, there are a number of free courses aimed at the haulage industry. The course fall into three categories: Those new to HGV driving Those looking to upgrade their existing HGV driver's license Those returning to the HGV industry Most courses are flexible, held over 16 weeks and are free to anyone aged 19 and over who lives in England; and is either employed or seeking employment. The current course centres and their contact…

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Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani announces Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme

On 28th March 2018, Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani announced a new Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme aimed at cutting emissions and ensuring cleaner and greener journeys. Local authorities and operators in England and Wales will be able to bid for a share of a £48 million fund; setup to help fund new ultra-low emission buses as well as the infrastructure to support them. For more information, check out the full article on the Gov.uk website here.

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