The Transport Manager's and Operator's Handbook 2006

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2005 - Transportation, Automotive - 768 pages
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the 36th edition of this bestseller for busy fleet operators is the definitive guide for anyone in the road transport industry. it presents all the legal requirements in a coherent format, as well as offering operational advice and solutions to some of the problems facing the industry. new to this edition is the examination of the new road transport directive which inhibits the working hours for lgv drivers and the launch of the new driver smart card. further legal updates include the eu driver training directive and the new road safety bill which will introduce tougher penalities and new powers to seize and dispose of uninsured vehicles.

 

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Contents

Goods Vehicle Operator Licensing
7
Professional Competence for Transport Managers
58
Goods Vehicle Drivers Hours and Working Time
75
Goods Vehicle Drivers Records
97
Tachographs Fitment and Use Requirements
105
Driver Licensing and Licence Penalties
132
Driver Testing Training and Development
169
Vehicle Registration Excise Duty and Trade Licences
195
Loads Abnormal and Projecting
482
Loads Dangerous Explosive and Waste
492
Fleet Car and Light Vehicle Operations
532
Rental Hiring and Leasing of Vehicles
546
Mobile Communications and Information Technology in Transport
563
Transport and the Environment
576
Business Management in Transport
585
UK Road Network Developments
597

Insurance Vehicles Premises and Business and Security
215
Road Traffic Law
234
Employment Law and Transport Training
268
Goods Vehicle Weights and Dimensions
299
Construction and Use of Vehicles
321
Type Approval
357
Goods Vehicle Plating Annual Testing and Vehicle Inspections
381
Light Vehicle MoT Testing
409
Vehicle Maintenance
417
Maintenance Records
429
Safety Vehicle Loads and at Work
435
Loads General Livestock Food etc
465
Services
603
International Haulage
613
Appendices
643
Other Organizations Connected with Transport and Transport
650
Driving Standards Agency DSA Area Offices and LGV Driving
660
Vehicle and Operator Services Agency VOSA Weighbridges
690
Training Facilities for Dangerous Goods Drivers
713
DVLA Local Offices and New Vehicle Registration Marks
727
Index
736
Index of Advertisers
750
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About the author (2005)

David Lowe is an experienced independent transport consultant and freelance writer of many years' standing. He is well known in the industry, particularly for his involvement with training for the professional competence examination. He is the author of many highly regarded transport books, including The Transport Manager's and Operator's Handbook, The Dictionary of Transport and Logistics, and The Pocket Guide to LGV Driver's Hours & Tachograph Law.

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