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Lowe's Transport Manager's and Operator's Handbook 2016, 46th Edition

Book Description

The most comprehensive guide available to the operational rules and guidelines governing the UK's road transport operators.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. Biographical Notes
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Preface to the 46th Edition
  7. Introduction
  8. 01    Goods Vehicle Operator Licensing
    1. Administration of Licensing System
    2. The Operator Licensing Self-Service System
    3. ‘O’ Licences Not for Sale
    4. Exemptions from ‘O’ Licensing
    5. The Vehicle User
    6. Rental of Vehicles
    7. Hire and Contract Hire
    8. Leasing
    9. Restricted and Standard ‘O’ Licences
    10. Requirements for ‘O’ Licensing
    11. Licence Application
    12. The TC’s Considerations
    13. Additional Vehicles
    14. Licence Variation
    15. Transfer of Vehicles
    16. Notification of Changes
    17. Subsidiary Companies
    18. Temporary Derogation
    19. Production of ‘O’ Licences
    20. TCs’ Powers of Review
    21. Penalties against ‘O’ Licences
    22. The Upper Transport Tribunal
    23. Northern Ireland Licensing
    24. Use of Light Goods Vehicles
    25. Foreign Vehicles in the UK
    26. Impounding of Trucks
  9. 02    Professional Competence
    1. Who May Become Professionally Competent?
    2. Proof of Professional Competence
    3. Classes of Competence
    4. Qualifications for Professional Competence
    5. Examinations – post March 2012
    6. Transfer of Qualifications
    7. Good Repute
    8. The Driver CPC
    9. Minimum Training and Qualification Requirements
  10. 03    Goods Vehicle Drivers’ Hours and Working Time
    1. EU Driving and Rest Time Rules
    2. Enforcement and Penalties
    3. Reporting of Illegal Operations
    4. Which Rules Apply?
    5. European Union Rules
    6. British Domestic Rules
    7. Mixed EU and British Driving
    8. AETR Rules
    9. Working Time
    10. The Road Transport Directive (RTD)
    11. The National Minimum Wage
    12. Self-Employment
    13. Tax Relief on Driver Allowances
  11. 04    Goods Vehicle Drivers’ Records
    1. Exemptions from Record Keeping
    2. Record Books
  12. 05    Tachographs – Fitment and Use Requirements
    1. Introduction of Digital Tachographs
    2. Legal Requirements for Analogue Tachographs
    3. Exemptions
    4. Employers’ Responsibilities
    5. Drivers’ Responsibilities
    6. Tachograph Calibration, Sealing and Inspection
    7. Tachograph Breakdown
    8. Use of Tachographs
    9. Offences
    10. The Analogue Tachograph Instrument
    11. Chart Analysis
    12. Digital Tachographs
    13. Typical Digital Equipment
    14. Production of Digital Records
  13. 06    Driver Licensing and Licence Penalties
    1. Driver Licensing
    2. Driving Licences
    3. Vehicle Categories/Groups for Driver Licensing
    4. Application for Licences and Vocational Entitlements
    5. Medical Requirements for Vocational Entitlements
    6. Licence Fees and Validity
    7. Production of Driving Licences
    8. International Driving Permits
    9. Exchange of Driving Licences
    10. Driving Licence Penalty Points and Disqualification
  14. 07    Driver Testing and Training
    1. Driving Tests
    2. Driver Training
    3. Transport Training
  15. 08    Vehicle Registration, HGV Road User Levy, Excise Duty and Trade Licences
    1. Vehicle Registration
    2. HGV Road User Levy
    3. Vehicle Excise Licences
    4. Trade Licences
    5. Recovery Vehicles
    6. Rebated Heavy Oil
    7. Oil Storage
  16. 09    Insurance (Vehicles and Goods in Transit) and Conditions of Carriage
    1. Motor Vehicle Insurance
    2. Fleet Insurance
    3. Additional Insurance Cover
    4. Goods in Transit Insurance
    5. Conditions of Carriage
    6. Security
  17. 10    Road Traffic Law
    1. Speed Limits
    2. Lighting-Up Time
    3. Stopping, Loading and Unloading
    4. Tramways
    5. Motorway Driving
    6. Hazard Warning Flashers
    7. Temporary Obstruction Signs
    8. Lights During Daytime
    9. Parking
    10. Lorry Road User Charging
    11. Lorry Routes and Controls
    12. London Safer Lorry Scheme
    13. Bus Lanes
    14. Level Crossings
    15. Level and Tram Crossings
    16. Weight-Restricted Roads and Bridges
    17. Owner Liability
    18. Fixed Penalties
    19. Civil Enforcement Officers
    20. Pedestrian Crossings
    21. Builders’ Skips
    22. Abandoned Motor Vehicles
    23. Retention and Disposal of Seized Vehicles
    24. Wheel Clamps
    25. Overloaded Vehicles
    26. Road Traffic Accident Procedure
    27. Road Humps – Traffic Calming
    28. Sale of Unroadworthy Vehicles
    29. Seat Belts
    30. Stowaways
    31. Use of Radios and Telephones in Vehicles
    32. Traffic and Weather Reports
    33. Smuggling
    34. Road Safety Act 2006
  18. 11    Goods Vehicle Dimensions and Weights
    1. Definitions
    2. Length
    3. Width
    4. Height
    5. Authorized Weight Regulations
    6. ISO Container Dimensions and Weights
    7. Weight Offences
  19. 12    Construction and Use of Vehicles
    1. Definitions of Vehicles
    2. International Vehicle Classifications
    3. Constructional and Maintenance Requirements
    4. Use of Vehicles
    5. Trailer and Semi-Trailer Coupling and Uncoupling
    6. Type Approval
    7. Vehicles Covered
    8. Responsibility for Compliance
    9. Responsibility for Type Approval
    10. The Standards Checked
    11. Arrangements for First Licensing of Vehicles
    12. Alteration to Vehicles
  20. 13    Vehicle Lighting and Marking
    1. Obligatory Lights
    2. Side Marker Lamps
    3. End-Outline Marker Lamps
    4. Lighting Switches
    5. Visibility of Lights and Reflectors
    6. Lights on Projecting Loads
    7. Direction Indicators
    8. Optional Lamps
    9. Warning Beacons
    10. Swivelling Spotlights (Work Lamps)
    11. Rear Retro-Reflectors
    12. Side Retro-Reflectors
    13. Front Retro-Reflectors
    14. Vehicle Markings
  21. 14    Goods Vehicle Plating, Annual Testing and Vehicle Inspections
    1. Annual Testing
    2. Plating of Goods Vehicles and Trailers
    3. Enforcement Checks on Vehicles
    4. Inspection Notices and Prohibitions
    5. Light Vehicle Testing
    6. Northern Ireland Certification of Vehicles
  22. 15    Light Vehicle (MoT) Testing
    1. Vehicle Classes
    2. The Test
    3. Production of Test Certificates
    4. Vehicle Defect Rectification Schemes
  23. 16    Vehicle Maintenance and Maintenance Records
    1. Maintenance Advice
    2. The Choice: To Repair or Contract Out
    3. Maintenance Contracts
    4. In-House Repairs
    5. Vehicle Inspections
    6. Vehicle Servicing
    7. Cleaning of Vehicles
    8. Enforcement of Maintenance Standards
    9. Maintenance Records
    10. Driver Reports of Vehicle Faults
    11. Inspection Reports
    12. Defect Repair Sheets
    13. Service Records
    14. Wall Planning Charts
    15. Vehicle History Files
  24. 17    Safety – Vehicle, Loads and at Work
    1. C&U Requirements
    2. The Safety of Loads on Vehicles
    3. Distribution of Loads
    4. Road Safety
    5. Safety Report
    6. Health and Safety at Work
    7. The COSHH Regulations 2002
    8. The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR)
    9. Electric Storage Batteries
    10. Risk Management
    11. Fire Safety
    12. First Aid
    13. Safety Signs
    14. Vehicle Reversing
    15. Safe Tipping
    16. Sheeting of Loads
    17. Safe Parking
    18. Work at Height
    19. Noise at Work
    20. Forklift Truck Safety
    21. Freight Container Safety Regulations
    22. Operation of Lorry Loaders
    23. Safety in Dock Premises
  25. 18    Loads – General, Livestock, Food, etc
    1. Length and Width of Loads
    2. Carriage of Livestock
    3. Food
    4. Sand and Ballast Loads
    5. Solid Fuel Loads
    6. Container Carrying
    7. Fly-Tipping
  26. 19    Loads – Abnormal and Projecting
    1. Abnormal Indivisible Loads
    2. Special Types Vehicles
    3. Internet Notifications for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL)
    4. Escorts for AILs
    5. High Loads
    6. Projecting Loads
    7. Lighting on Projecting and Long Loads
  27. 20    Loads – Dangerous, Explosive and Waste
    1. Legislation Summary
    2. UK Carriage by Road Regulations
    3. The ADR Convention
    4. Definition and Classification of Dangerous Goods
    5. Responsibilities
    6. Exemptions
    7. Transport Information and Documentation
    8. Information to be Displayed on Containers, Tanks and Vehicles
    9. Tunnel Codes
    10. Emergency Procedures
    11. Security Provisions
    12. Enforcement
    13. Carriage of Explosives
    14. Radioactive Substances
    15. Driver Training
    16. Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSAs)
    17. Controlled and Hazardous Waste
    18. Packaging Waste
  28. 21    Fleet Car and Light Vehicle Operations
    1. Excise Duty
    2. Insurance
    3. Construction and Use Regulations
    4. Safe Use of Mobile Phones, etc
    5. Drivers’ Hours and Records
    6. Speed Limits
    7. Seat Belts
    8. Fuel Consumption Tests
    9. SAFED Training for Van Drivers
    10. Daily Walk Around Checks for Van Drivers
  29. 22    Vehicle Fuel Efficiency
    1. Fuel and Vehicle
    2. Fuel Economy Aids
    3. Fuel and Tyres
    4. Fuel and the Driver
    5. Fuel and Fleet Management
    6. Fuel Economy Checklist
    7. Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme
    8. Freight Best Practice
    9. Reducing Fuel Bills
    10. Gas-Powered Heavy Trucks
    11. Low-Sulphur Diesel
    12. Biodiesel
    13. Electricity and Other Options
  30. 23    Mobile Communications and Information Technology in Transport
    1. Safety
    2. Satellite-Based Communications Systems
    3. Information Technology in Transport
    4. HM Revenue & Customs
    5. Computerization in Transport
    6. Intelligent Transport Systems
    7. Teleroute
    8. The Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended)
    9. Freedom of Information Act 2000
  31. 24    Transport and the Environment
    1. Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
    2. Impact of Transport
    3. Possible Solutions
    4. Natural Gas Vehicles
    5. Electric Vehicles
    6. Dual Fuel and Other Vehicles
    7. Reverse Logistics
    8. Cooperative Initiatives
  32. 25    Business Management in Transport
    1. Quality Management
    2. Quality Assessment and Accreditation
    3. Establishing a Quality System
    4. Quality Procedures Manual
    5. Other Documentation
    6. Training to Achieve Quality Standards
    7. Monitoring of Quality Standards
    8. Further Information
    9. Debt Collection
    10. Insolvency
    11. The Competition Act
  33. 26    International Haulage
    1. Transport Implications
    2. Entry to the International Road Haulage Market
    3. Community Authorization
    4. Road Haulage Cabotage
    5. Road Haulage Permits
    6. International Carriage of Goods by Road – CMR
    7. Customs Procedures and Documentation
    8. The TIR Convention
    9. The ADR Agreement
    10. Carnets de Passage en Douane
    11. ATA Carnets
    12. ‘De Suivi’ Document
    13. Road Tolls
    14. European Lorry Bans
    15. Environmental Plaques on Heavy Lorries
    16. Miscellaneous Requirements
  34. 27    Intermodal Freight Transport
  35. Appendices
  36. I    The Traffic Area Network (TAN)
  37. II    Transport Trade Associations and Professional Bodies
  38. III    Other Organizations Connected with Transport and Transport Journals
  39. IV    Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Weighbridges
  40. V    Authorities and Police Forces (for Notification of Abnormal Load Movements)
  41. VI    UK Bridge, Tunnel and Toll Road Tolls
  42. VII    Dimensions, Weights and Capacities for ISO Containers (Imperial and Metric Units)
  43. VIII    Permissible Maximum Vehicle Dimensions in Europe
  44. IX    Permissible Maximum Vehicle Weights in Europe (Tonnes)
  45. Further Information
  46. Index
  47. Copyright