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2 04, 2020

Coronavirus: Driver CPC requirement temporary changes

2020-04-02T11:10:40+01:00April 2nd, 2020|

Most professional lorry and bus drivers must complete 35 hours periodic training every 5 years to maintain a Driver CPC card (sometimes called a ‘driver qualification card’ or ‘DQC’). During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it may be difficult for drivers to complete the required training. The Department for Transport has therefore put in place temporary changes in [...]

24 03, 2020

Coronavirus – important update regarding FORS auditing and training

2020-03-24T10:29:59+00:00March 24th, 2020|

Suspension of FORS audits from Monday 23 March Members are advised that with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 all FORS Bronze site audit activity will be suspended until further notice. Organisations with audits booked to take place up to and including Monday 23 March 2020 can cancel them if they wish and receive a [...]

23 03, 2020

COVID-19 – Congestion Charge and ULEZ suspended

2020-03-23T09:48:41+00:00March 23rd, 2020|

Transport for London announced that all road user charging schemes in the capital will be temporarily suspended. This will come into effect so that none of the charges will be in operation from Monday 23 March, until further notice. Sadiq Khan has asked for this move to ensure London's critical workers, particularly those in the [...]

19 03, 2020

A message from ACSS – COVID19

2020-03-19T13:10:14+00:00March 19th, 2020|

To our customers, Like all of you, we are finding it hard to navigate these difficult and strange days. We are confronted by an unknown that is impacting the lives of so many.  How best to proceed without undue panic but with necessary precaution, consideration & care? Our first priority as a business is the [...]

18 03, 2020

COVID19 – Delivery drivers’ hours rules temporarily relaxed by Department for Transport

2020-03-19T09:21:52+00:00March 18th, 2020|

Today the Department for Transport has temporarily enforced the relaxation of drivers’ hours rules during the coronavirus outbreak. This applies to the drivers of vehicles involved in the delivery of food, non-food (personal care and household paper and cleaning) and over the counter pharmaceuticals. What journeys are relevant? 1) Distribution centre to stores (or fulfilment [...]

16 03, 2020

Logistics sector must work together to assess risk of COVID-19 to international supply chain

2020-03-16T11:57:13+00:00March 16th, 2020|

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has issued advice to logistics operators regarding COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. Aidan Flynn, General Manager of FTAI comments: “Those working in the freight distribution and logistics sector must work effectively, collaboratively and transparently in assessing the risk of COVID-19 to the international supply chain. It is important for operators to assess [...]

12 03, 2020

New policies urgers Fleet Operators to address dangers of drink and drug driving

2020-03-12T10:47:37+00:00March 12th, 2020|

Dangers of drink and drug driving - Fleet Operators urged to step up policies Fleet operators are being encouraged to step up their drug and alcohol policies with the help of new resources from the Global Fleet Champions campaign, to raise awareness of how fleets can protect themselves, their drivers, and the public from the [...]

11 03, 2020

Budget talk – £600bn in investment over the next five years for infrastructure

2020-03-11T16:33:06+00:00March 11th, 2020|

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has pledged £600bn in investment over the next five years for infrastructure and industry in today’s Budget. The announcement will mean that public investment will hit its highest levels since 1955, and will see capital budgets rise over £110m in 2024 and 2025. Part of the deal will [...]

6 03, 2020

What is cargo security and what technologies can be used to enhance it?

2020-03-09T09:38:44+00:00March 6th, 2020|

What is cargo security and what technologies can be used to enhance it? Supply chain security is an important priority for any organisation, every business needs to develop its practices for the security of their goods to prevent future losses within their company. With criminals becoming more sophisticated and value of cargo increasing, security [...]

4 03, 2020

Armed robbers threaten Taxi driver with a machete – the importance of Taxi CCTV

2020-03-06T14:49:19+00:00March 4th, 2020|

The need for CCTV has never been more prevalent.   Two men armed threatened a now traumatised taxi driver with a machete and stole his cash. The pair, who were travelling along Corporation Street in Swindon stole approximately £40 from the driver before leaving the vehicle and fleeing from the Taxi. Police are appealing [...]