Questions and Answers

OCRS — how it works

11 January 2019

What is the purpose of “OCRS”, how do I find out what mine is, and how often should I check it?

Placing advertisements in newspapers for licence applications

11 January 2019

As an HGV operator or applicant, how do I make sure that I get the newspaper advertisement right?

Financial standing

6 December 2018

As an operator, must I be able to demonstrate that I meet the financial standing requirement all the time? Isn’t the whole idea that I spend the money to maintain my vehicles?

Brake testing

8 October 2018

How often should my vehicles have brake tests?

Driver eyesight — must we notify DVLA of changes?

4 September 2018

As a vocational driver, do I have to tell the DVLA that I’ve started wearing glasses or contact lenses?

Drivers’ hours infringement letters

14 August 2018

Am I complying with my responsibility to monitor drivers’ hours if I give my drivers infringement letters generated by my tachograph analysis software — which I have them sign?

Proposal to amend the EU Driver Training Directive

7 August 2018

I understand that some changes are being proposed to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) requirements. Is this likely to have any significant impact on UK hauliers?

Clean Air Zones

17 July 2018

We have been reading reports of charges being introduced for goods vehicles operating in several areas that we deliver to. How is this likely to affect our business?

Transport of packaging materials contaminated with dangerous goods residues

17 July 2018

How, under the transport of dangerous goods rules, can I transport used packaging materials containing residues of dangerous goods in order to dispose of, recycle, or recover them?

Recording breaks in moving vehicles

19 June 2018

Am I allowed to record a “break” under the EC Drivers’ Hours Regulations when I am travelling as a passenger in a moving commercial vehicle?