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Guidance for Towing a trailer with a car or van: the basics

Contents The capability of the towing vehicle The weight capacity of the trailer The brakes on the trailer Driving licence entitlement Gross weight of towing vehicle and size of trailer Drivers hours / tachograph and operators licence – GCW over

Not long now to the 2017 Fleet Safety Conference as endorsed by Licence Bureau

On Thursday 25 May 2017 at the St John’s Hotel, Solihull. (Quote CONF17 to book for the discounted price) The Fleet Safety Conference brings together fleet managers and suppliers to share best practice in managing road risk. The conference will

Advice from FTA’s Van Excellence on the safe and legal loading of vans.

Vans are very easy to overload and the penalties are severe if caught. Spotting an overloaded van isn’t difficult and the enforcement agencies are increasingly wise to this. It’s vital to know the maximum your van can weigh overall and

Get your free tickets for the 2017 Health and Safety Event 21-23 March at the NEC

Please come along to see a demonstration of Licence Bureau’s Compliance Management System on stand H50 and discuss your driver compliance management issues.   · The Health and Safety Event entry is free. To attend simply register for your free

How to help make our roads a safer place for all

On December 8th 2016, Licence Bureau started ’12 Driver Distractions of Christmas’ social media campaign, in partnership with Brake, the road safety charity, running for 12 working days to December 23rd. The traditional 12 days of Christmas would usually start

Heartfelt thanks

Heartfelt thanks from one of the schools Licence Bureau visited to raise awareness by presenting to year 12 students in line with the Brake Road Safety charity pledges. Hi Malcolm. I just wanted to say a huge and heartfelt thank you

12 Distractions of Xmas

Based on feedback Licence Bureau received when presenting Road Safe Week to year 12 students at Kings Langley School and with the aim of backing the BRAKE pledges we are running a pre-Christmas campaign based on the 12 Driver Distractions

The 2016 Brake Fleet Safety Awards “Absolutely Fantastic”

On Thursday 29 September 2016, Brake hosted their annual Fleet Safety Awards at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The awards recognised the achievements of those working to help reduce the number of road crashes involving at-work drivers. Watch the video on You

Winter Motoring Tips

Check your tyres as they are obviously key to grip in all weather conditions. Make sure you have the correct legal tread (limit is 1.6mm) and that they are inflated to the correct pressure. Make sure that your battery is

Data from a BBC Radio 5 live freedom of information request to the DVLA shows thousands caught driving distracted twice over four years

Almost 10,000 drivers have been caught twice for being distracted while driving, including using a mobile phone, in the last four years. More than 600 people were caught three times and one driver five times, data from a BBC Radio

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