Entries by Gary Wilson

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Unsung heroes of the Coronavirus crisis

  The backbone of Britain As the UK rightly applauds the heroic efforts given by the NHS workers, we must also acknowledge the unsung and unseen heroes helping to keep Britain moving. As the majority of workers are forced to operate from home to help restrict the spread of Covid-19, it has become particularly apparent […]

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Earned Recognition & Roadside Checks

The DVSA recently posted on their Moving On blog a post that dispelled some of the myths that you might hear about what they do & how they do it. One really interesting point was the common misconception that they pull over all lorries. which simply isn’t true, their focus is on the serially non-compliant […]

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CheckPro Goes From Strength to Strength

The last few months have seen CheckPro expand & update to now include a wealth of new features that benefit operators. Having been awarded DVSA Earned Recognition status as an IT supplier back in the Autumn of 2019 & already featuring FORS compliant checklists, the CheckPro Compliance & Workshop Management Solution now offers a full […]

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Driver Compliance & Responsibilities

As a professional driver, be it a driver of an HGV, a Coach, Van, Car or Minibus, ensuring your vehicle is safe to drive is your legal responsibility not just for your safety but also other road users. The DVSA recommends that a responsible person should always undertake a daily walk around check before taking […]

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Riverside Travel – Case Study

Riverside Travel are a minibus & taxi operator based in Blandford Forum, Dorset. Currently they have a fleet of 24 minibuses & taxi’s that they operate around the local area and beyond. To keep on top of their compliance they decided a daily checks app would be the way forward. With three main types of vehicle, […]

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CheckPro at RWM

CheckPro are exhibiting at RWM this September     RWM is the leading recycling & waste management event in the UK, attracting over 14,000 industry professionals from the UK & around the globe, where they will be connecting with exhibitors specialising in fields including Energy From Waste, Handling & Logistics, Machinery & Equipment, Recyclers & Reprocessors, […]

Periodic & Preventative Maintenance Inspections

Periodic Maintenance Inspections The DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness is the main publication that sets out the procedures operators need to undertake in the safety checks and upkeep of commercial vehicles including HGV, Bus & Coach. A key part of the guide is periodic maintenance inspections (PMI’s) which have clear and concise checklists that outline […]