26 04, 2021

Are your delivery drivers safe?

2021-04-30T15:00:31+01:00April 26th, 2021|

With online retail booming since COVID-19, there is a huge demand for home delivery and courier services and will be for the foreseeable future. Delivery deadlines are getting tighter, and the drivers face a huge number of hazards whilst working. These can result in costly damage to both vehicles and goods. In a survey recently [...]

23 04, 2021

Telematics use is growing strongly in road transport

2021-04-23T15:05:27+01:00April 23rd, 2021|

The latest 'Tachos and Telematics' report shows that 79% of operators are now using telematics in their operations – that’s up from 69% in a similar study just over a year ago. Not only that: 90% of respondents say that using telematics has produced tangible benefits for their operations. The survey also highlights the growing market penetration of [...]

12 04, 2021

Police warn HGV drivers to be vigilant – more than 60 thefts so far this year

2021-04-14T10:23:23+01:00April 12th, 2021|

More than 60 cargo thefts from trucks have been reported since the beginning of 2021. It is reported that over 1million worth of goods, according to the latest figures from NAVICS( National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service) in 2020 alone, freight crime cost £95.7million “Cargo crime has wide-reaching consequences – shop prices are driven up, [...]

24 03, 2021

Protecting your business, protecting your drivers

2021-03-24T10:51:35+00:00March 24th, 2021|

With more than 31m commercial vehicles on European roads, the opportunities for organised gangs to engage in cargo crime are immense. Since 2007 there has been a 41% increase in the value of stolen cargo. It is believed that across Europe the average loss per reported incident is €68.3k, the estimated total value of [...]

15 03, 2021

Almost 60% of all commercial vehicle accident claims involve reversing

2021-03-24T09:38:51+00:00March 15th, 2021|

Due to the relatively low impact speed, many people don’t regard reversing as a significant hazard, however almost 60% of all commercial vehicle accident claims involve reversing and HGVs lead the way with 19% of these claims, vans 15% and company cars 10%. However, it’s not just damage to vehicles and property that are at [...]

11 02, 2021

Driver caught using two mobile phones driving at high speeds!

2021-02-11T12:48:57+00:00February 11th, 2021|

A video has emerged showing a man driving down the M4 at 60mph whilst using two mobile devices. As the unmarked police officers get to the window, the driver lowered the phones trying to disguise them. The driver was reported to a supporting police unit where he was then stopped and dealt with regarding [...]

7 02, 2021

Direct Vision Standard update – 90 day grace period

2021-02-08T09:14:39+00:00February 7th, 2021|

TfL have announced a 90 day grace period. If by 1st March you have been unable to fit DVS equipment on a vehicle, you can get a permit by providing evidence that you have made arrangements to do so by 1st June. ACSS can provide you all the required documentation with details of your [...]

9 12, 2020

Gangs rise up to hit lorries on the run!

2020-12-09T15:22:25+00:00December 9th, 2020|

Source  Gangs are using this stunt known as the Romanian Method, which is performed at high speeds to avoid detection, offloading high-value goods into the vehicle they are travelling in. The raids involved at least three cars, that box the lorry in as its moving. The National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NAVCIS) [...]

23 10, 2020

The government has announced next steps to close mobile phone use loophole

2020-10-23T15:51:49+01:00October 23rd, 2020|

A consultation has been launched to update the law on using a hand-held device while driving, this means that people using hand-held mobile phones in all circumstances will be breaking the law. It is already a criminal offence to use a hand-held mobile phone to call or text while driving, but not for other actions [...]

14 10, 2020

A missing wing mirror leads to a prison sentence and fine of £5,000

2020-10-14T15:56:46+01:00October 14th, 2020|

It was the missing offside mirror that caused the police to pull an HGV vehicle from a well-known haulier over. After discovering 28 unsecured pallets of alcohol inside the trailer, the driver was further questioned which revealed he had no MOT for his trailer and the Tachograph showed he had breached the driving time limit. [...]

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