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Lowe's Transport Manager's and Operator's Handbook 2015, 45th Edition

Book Description

Now in its 45th edition, Lowe's Transport Manager's and Operator's Handbook is the most comprehensive guide available to the operational rules and guidelines governing the UK's road transport operators. This best-selling handbook provides an essential reference to factors that are of utmost importance in today's road transport industry. It includes details on professional competence, working times and driving hours rules, speed cameras and penalties, the international road haulage market, and drugs testing for drivers. Lowe's Transport Manager's and Operator's Handbook is the essential reference source for any transport manager, fleet operator, owner-driver haulier or student with an involvement in the industry. The 45th edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in the industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Imprint
  4. Brief Contents
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Biographical Note
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Preface
  9. Introduction
  10. 01 Goods Vehicle Operator Licensing
  11. 02 Professional Competence
  12. 03 Goods Vehicle Drivers’ Hours and Working Time
  13. 04 Goods Vehicle Drivers’ Records
  14. 05 Tachographs – Fitment and Use Requirements
  15. 06 Driver Licensing and Licence Penalties
  16. 07 Driver Testing and Training
  17. 08 Vehicle Registration, HGV Road User Levy, Excise Duty and Trade Licences
  18. 09 Insurance (Vehicles and Goods in Transit) and Conditions of Carriage
  19. 10 Road Traffic Law
  20. 11 Goods Vehicle Dimensions and Weights
  21. 12 Construction and Use of Vehicles
  22. 13 Vehicle Lighting and Marking
  23. 14 Goods Vehicle Plating, Annual Testing and Vehicle Inspections
  24. 15 Light Vehicle (MoT) Testing
  25. 16 Vehicle Maintenance and Maintenance Records
  26. 17 Safety – Vehicle, Loads and at Work
  27. 18 Loads – General, Livestock, Food, etc
  28. 19 Loads – Abnormal and Projecting
  29. 20 Loads – Dangerous, Explosive and Waste
  30. 21 Fleet Car and Light Vehicle Operations
  31. 22 Vehicle Fuel Efficiency
  32. 23 Mobile Communications and Information Technology in Transport
  33. 24 Transport and the Environment
  34. 25 Business Management in Transport
  35. 26 International Haulage
  36. 27 Intermodal Freight Transport
  37. Appendices
    1. Appendix I: The Traffic Area Network (TAN)
    2. Appendix II: Transport Trade Associations and Professional Bodies
    3. Appendix III: Other Organizations Connected with Transport and Transport Journals
    4. Appendix IV: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Weighbridges
    5. Appendix V: Authorities and Police Forces (for Notification of Abnormal Load Movements)
    6. Appendix VI: UK Bridge, Tunnel and Toll Road Tolls
    7. Appendix VII: Dimensions, Weights and Capacities for ISO Containers (Imperial and Metric Units)
    8. Appendix VIII: Permissible Maximum Vehicle Dimensions in Europe
    9. Appendix IX: Permissible Maximum Vehicle Weights in Europe (Tonnes)
  38. Further Information
  39. Index
  40. Full Imprint