Author: Mackenzie Ward


Cyber Threats to the transport industry
July 22, 2021

Cyber Threats to the transport industry

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Cyber threats and how they are being seen by the transport industry   In the UK, according to the Government’s most recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey (June 2020) the extent of cyber security threats has widened and become more frequent with almost half of businesses reporting cyber security breaches or attacks in the previous 12 months…

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What is FORS?
July 1, 2021

What is FORS?

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What is FORS?   The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme designed to help fleet operators improve fleet standards within their organisation. FORS offers a range of tools that help drivers, fleet managers, and organisations measure and improve performance across all aspects of their fleet operations, and demonstrate best practice. What…

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Back on the road
June 24, 2021

Back on the road

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Back on the road   Journeys for bus and coach operators have been impacted severely by lockdown, but the industry is now looking forward to a resurgence in business when day trips and excursions can resume from 17 May. There are already signs that demand for domestic holidays is picking up. The news will come…

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Industry slams new UK plan to increase fines for hauliers carrying migrants
June 17, 2021

Industry slams new UK plan to increase fines for hauliers carrying migrants

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Industry slams new UK plan to increase fines for hauliers carrying migrants   The UK government plans to increase fines for hauliers found carrying illegal migrants into the country, but it has been warned the new penalties, which would apply “irrespective of driver compliance with security measures and schemes”, could exacerbate the worsening driver shortage crisis. The…

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HGV Classes Explained: Licence Classes 1, 2 & More
June 10, 2021

HGV Classes Explained: Licence Classes 1, 2 & More

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HGV Classes Explained: Licence Classes 1, 2 & More   You need different types of driving licences to drive different types of HGVs. HGV classes essentially outline the type of licence you need to drive any given HGV. In this post we’ll explain what the various HGV classes mean. We’ll also look at some of…

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FORS updates van training to help improve driver safety
June 3, 2021

FORS updates van training to help improve driver safety

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FORS updates van training to help improve driver safety   FORS has launched an update to its popular Van Smart eLearning module, to help upskill the growing fleet of light commercial vehicle drivers on our roads. The FORS Professional Van Smart eLearning module has been given an upgrade, including new learning scenarios and an updated…

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Driving forward in a post-Brexit and COVID-19 world
May 27, 2021

Driving forward in a post-Brexit and COVID-19 world

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Driving forward in a post-Brexit and COVID-19 world   The world saw a turbulent change when national lockdowns took place due to COVID-19. As businesses across the industries had to temporarily close, agility was key for them to survive but, alongside the pandemic, the UK has also gone through a transition of leaving the European…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers
May 20, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers   The Department for Transport has published guidance for hauliers making international journeys. The guide, last updated on the 28th March 2021, covers everything a haulier needs to know when it comes to safety, including rules on COVID-19 testing for hauliers and other topics such as: – Driver…

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The need for speed awareness
May 13, 2021

The need for speed awareness

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The need for speed awareness   Most people who are caught speeding will receive a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of a £100 fine and three points on their driving licence. It may be possible to avoid points and opt for a speed awareness course if one is offered, depending on which police force is handling the offence. The number…

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Road safety during Ramadan
May 10, 2021

Road safety during Ramadan

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Road safety during Ramadan   Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar and is a period during which participants observe strict rules that include fasting from food or water between sunrise and sunset. This year, it will start on the evening of Monday 12 April, and end on Monday 12 May. Workplace considerations…

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