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- Working time go slow. // Commercial Motor;3/17/2005, Vol. 201 Issue 5120, p28
Focuses on the history of the Working Time Directive for the commercial vehicle industry in Great Britain. Recommended maximum working week for drivers by the European Commission Council; Challenges in implementing the legislation; Problems with the legislation.
- Changing times. Cunnane, Patric // Commercial Motor;3/17/2005, Vol. 201 Issue 5120, p34
Presents information on the Road Transport Working Time Regulations to be implemented in Great Britain on April 4, 2005. Effects of the regulations on commercial vehicle drivers; Definition of working time; Calculation of working time limits.
- Ticked off. Tindall, Chris // Commercial Motor;6/5/2014, Vol. 221 Issue 5589, p16
The article investigates claims that motor vehicle drivers have bribed Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training providers for the qualification in Great Britain. It highlights concerns regarding the nearing deadline for Driver CPC training in September 2014 as well as...
- Changing times. Walton, Christopher // Commercial Motor;9/17/2009, Vol. 210 Issue 5349, p3
In this article, the author discusses the changing times in the commercial vehicle industry in Great Britain. He agrees with traffic commissioner (TC) Philip Brown's reflection that change is not a pleasant experience for those who are affected by it. He states that there is a need for an...
- Operators urged to recalculate rates. Meczes, Robin // Motor Transport;10/22/2012, p3
In this article, the author suggests motor vehicle operators to recalculate their total operating costs of vehicles transporting goods based on distance related costs, fuels, and maintenance costs, to avoid their high rates of pay. INSET: Top stories this week on motortransport.co.uk.
- We need better drivers not wasteful training. Hobson, Steve // Motor Transport;10/22/2012, p10
In this article, the author stresses on the need of skillful and competent motor vehicle drivers required for Great Britain's automotive transportation industry, which need not require the certification of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC).
- THE DRIVERS' GUIDE TO BRISTOL. // Truck & Driver;May2003, p11
Bristol City Council has published the Commercial Vehicle Drivers' Atlas with support from the European Commission's VIVALDI project. The atlas includes a guide to its use, useful contacts and 33 pages showing the current road hierarchy using the national classifications, suggesting routes to...
- High winds wreak havoc across UK. // Commercial Motor;3/20/2008, Vol. 207 Issue 5272, p14
The article reports that high winds have caused chaos across Great Britain, with a number of trucks being blown over. The driver of a vehicle probably thought he had done the right thing by tying his curtain to the front bulkhead, but it was still blown off the M6 between Forton Services near...
- Government must protect our drivers. Perry, Dominic // Motor Transport;2/28/2008, p14
The author comments on the "Attacks on International Drivers" report by the International Road Transport Union (IRU). He says it is a sad indictment of the protection offered to truck drivers from criminals. Estimates put the number of drivers attacked in Europe each year at around 90,000. The...
- Blacktop bonus. // Progressive Grocer;Nov97, Vol. 76 Issue 11, p10
Presents news on United States trucking industry. Number of drivers needed by the industry for the year 1997; How some companies are attracting new employees; Estimated number of drivers who leave the business each year.