Monthly Archives: June 2014

Over the counter medicines

If drivers are taking hay fever medicine which can cause drowsiness, do you have to take this into account from a medical point of view during a driving licence check? The use of over-the-counter medicines does not normally class as

From the papers:

New driving laws snare 200 a week: New driving laws clamping down on lane hogging and tailgating have snared nearly 200 drivers a week, and have been welcomed by motoring groups. The new offences have stopped a total of 5,472

Why do I need to check my drivers’ licences?

The legal minimum requirement in the UK is for the driver of a vehicle to hold a full and valid driving licence for that vehicle category. If this driver is an employee and driving on company time, for business purposes,

Licence Bureau are an official support partner for Leasedrive’s Luxembourg to Geneva charity bike ride

Leasedrive team aims to raise over £10,000 in the ‘Road to Geneva’ charity bike ride from Luxembourg to Geneva The Leasedrive Group, the UK’s largest independent privately-owned vehicle management group, is entering a team of 18 riders in a 350-mile,

Update from the DVLA on abolishing the counterpart driving licence

Background The DVLA is committed to abolishing the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence by 2015 following the outcome of the governments Red Tape Challenge consultation on road transportation. Paper licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998

Does your business require a “right to work” document checking service?

Based on the article below a potential £160,000 fine may be in order for employing eight illegal workers. The full article can be found here. The Sandwich Company, in Bridgeman Street, was notified they are liable for a civil penalty

The 2014 Road Risk Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Licence Bureau has been won by Neil Shaw (Ocado Ltd)

Companies have been honoured for working hard to reduce road crashes involving at-work drivers during Brake’s Fleet Safety Awards 2014. Winners were announced at a prestigious gala dinner held yesterday (Thursday 5 June) at St John’s Hotel in Solihull, Birmingham.

Changes to the civil penalty to prevent illegal working

The government is making changes to the civil penalty scheme to encourage employers to fulfil their duty by making the correct checks on their employees to prevent illegal working in the UK. The changes came into force on Friday 16

Concerns over the DVLA online licence checking system for fleets

How and when companies will be given access by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to an online licence-checking database looks increasingly unclear. The DVLA told Fleet News it remains committed to developing an online portal for fleets to

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