Missing Mileage

As consultants out with clients and trainers in the classrooms, there is a common theme which regularly rears its ugly head and the authorities appear

How We At Ridgeway Training Support Drivers’ Mental Health

The Importance Of Mental Health In The Transport Industry In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, we at Ridgeway Training thought that now would be

Driving In Bad Weather Conditions

It looks like bad weather is due to hit us again soon, we haven’t quite reached Spring yet so here are a few useful tips

Ridgeway Training and Driving for Better Business (DfBB) working in partnership

  We are thrilled to announce our partnership with National Highways as a Driving For Better Business partner. Ridgeway Training has been supporting the transport

How Does Our Driver Licence Checking Software Work?

Today, driver licence checking software has transformed how the fleet industry examines their drivers’ licences. We all know how crucial it is to ensure that

Why Our Tachograph Software Is Extremely Popular

Tachograph analysis software will assist transport managers and road transport operators in managing and analysing their tachograph data to ensure compliance with laws such as

From 1st August 2022, paper applications will no longer be accepted

The Vehicle Operator Licencing (VOL) team have written to all operators to inform them that from 1 August 2022, they will no longer be accepting

£200 million boost to rollout of hundreds more zero-emission HGVs

Transitioning to zero-emission HGVs trucks will help improve air quality, create greener jobs and reduce reliance on imports of foreign oil. over £200 million invested

Driving and Section 88

With DVLA still having a serious backlog of Driver Licence renewals, under certain circumstances, you may still be permitted to drive under Section 88 of

Ridgeway Training releases Compliance Guide for Light Goods Vehicle Operators in Europe

On 21 May 2022, new EU rules came into force requiring users of vans and other light goods vehicles weighing between 2.5 and 3.5 tonnes

Professional Development

The transformational impact of the pandemic on the way we live and work has highlighted a need for employers to adopt more technology and upskill

Light goods vehicles travelling to EU now require an international operator licence

From the 21 May 2022, it is the government’s intention to include commercial vehicles over 2.5 tonnes MGW within the international operator licence regulations transporting goods

Driver shortages become critical, warns distributors

There are calls for the army to mobilise to protect the UK’s food supplies as the national shortage of truck drivers escalates, says ParcelHero. It

SmartAnalysis / SmartLicence Important Software Update

As part of ongoing security enhancement work, support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 will be removed from the SmartAnalysis/SmartLicence platform. Descartes must ensure they follow

Driver shortages continue, how can we solve this ongoing issue?

As if the past year has not been tough enough for the haulage and passenger transport sector, businesses are now having to deal with another

Online Driver CPC Training – keeping drivers on the road and the industry moving

Well, here we are in the middle of spring and in amongst a load of uncertainty and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact on the

One stop shop for your training requirements – Qualsafe courses

Ridgeway Training are pleased to announce that we are now an approved Qualsafe Awards training centre to deliver a suite of First Aid and Health

Advances in the Operator Licence System

The operator licence system for both Road Haulage and Passenger operators was really old and not keeping within the times, but after a recent Manager

Now is the time to check your Driver CPC

The dust has now settled on the second major Driver CPC deadline, since the periodic training came into force back in 2009 for LGV drivers

Mixing Domestic and EU Drivers’ Hours Regulations

With Brexit continuing to loom over us, we have frequently been asked by both industries about mixing domestic and EU. This is where one of

New, flexible short-distance exemption to come for Section 19 & 22 permit holders

Well, we all knew it was coming and some of you have already been proactive, for those of you who have not reacted here is

Is answering the phone on hands-free just as dangerous?

Unfortunately, hands-free is not risk-free, warns the National Safety Council. Being on the phone hands-free, for example, by putting a phone call on loudspeaker is

Banksman and Manual Handling Training for Airport Operators

Ridgeway Training – Working in partnership with AIRDAT. Are you an airport operator who is looking for training for banksman or manual handling? If so,

Putting Employee and Visitor Safety First

Health and Safety is vital to keeping your employees and visitors safe when on your site. We have been working with companies for many years,

The importance of Banksman Duties for Health and Safety in the workplace. Ridgeway Training – Health and Safety Crawley

As a business, there are many things that need to be considered to make the environment safe for your workers as well as the people

FORS accreditation: What’s it all about?

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, more often known as FORS, is a voluntary accreditation scheme that helps to promote good practice within commercial vehicle operators.

Top Tips For Health & Safety – Ridgeway Training – Health & Safety Courses Crawley

Do you understand the importance of First Aid within your business? Do you know what authorities are there to enforce the Health and Safety guidelines

Why You Should Take Your Driver CPC

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) was first introduced in 2008 for Coach and Bus drivers and then in 2009 for Lorry drivers. But

Top 5 Benefits Of Obtaining A ISO 9001 Certification

Over the years, companies of all sizes and forms have reaped the benefits of implementing ISO 9001. This international standard provides a framework for a

The Importance Of Using A Driver License Checking Service

Do you need to use a Driver Licence Checking Services? Almost every company employs drivers of some form. Whether your company is transporting goods in

Rules & Regulations For Passenger Transfer In France Part 4 – International CPC Courses

On returning to Geneva from France we noticed a heavy presence of the Gendarmerie, two operators had their vehicles impounded, their customers had to seek

Rules & Regulations For Passenger Transfer In France Part 3 – International CPC Courses

During our stay in Morzine, it was obvious how much the town relies on the Ski Industry. To lose the ability to bring your clients

Rules and Regulations for Passenger Transfer in France Part 2 – CPC Training

Ridgeway Training is always trying its hardest to keep customers up to date on all regulations directly affecting them, providing CPC Training to members of

Rules & Regulations For Passenger Transfer In France Part 1 – International CPC Courses

At Ridgeway Training we offer a wide variety of CPC Training Courses and always try to keep our customers abreast of any recent or historic

Can it wait? – Ridgeway Training – CPC London

We are all guilty of it. Our mobile phone buzzes, lights up or rings and it’s really quite hard not to take a peep but

Sat navs: are they suitable for larger vehicles? – Transport Manager CPC

Satellite navigation systems, commonly known as the “sat-nav” have become increasingly popular in recent years and for many of us has practically wiped out our

Should you be taking your Passenger International CPC? – CPC Training Courses

At Ridgeway Training we have been providing drivers all over the UK, CPC training courses for many years to ensure the highest level of competency

Brexit: A never-ending repeat of Operation Stack? – CPC Transport Manager

It was only last Summer that the UK voted in its majority to leave the EU. After recent discussions and in news, it looks like

Are you loading safe? – Management CPC

This week, The Freight Transport Association (FTA) reminds us of how important it is to ensure safe loading of your van. Not only does an

Cross-Channel Delays – Ridgeway Training – CPC Training Courses

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has revealed a new report by independent watchdog, Transport Focus shows the need for safe lorry parking and decent driver

Fuel Price Freeze Will Help – Ridgeway – CPC London

A seventh consecutive fuel freeze was announced in the Autumn Statement, showing that Chancellor Philip Hammond has recognised the impact tax has on businesses and

Keep The UK Competitive – Ridgeway Training – CPC Training Courses

Britain’s ability to move goods around the world without additional cost or red tape has to be a priority for the Chancellor, according to the

Heathrow Expansion is Good For The Industry – Ridgeway – CPC Training

The decision to increase capacity at Heathrow is a great choice for the freight industry, the economy and the nation, according to the Freight Transport

EU Staff Are Vital To The Industry – Ridgeway Training – CPC London

Freight Transport Association (FTA) Chief Executive, David Wells, told Transport Secretary Chris Grayling that EU workers are as vital to the logistics industry as they

Educating Drivers On Smart Motorways – Ridgeway – CPC Transport Manager

It is vital that we concentrate on educating drivers on the safe use of smart motorways, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said following a

Brexit on Agenda For FTA – Ridgeway – Management CPC

The Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager conference series got underway in Chepstow last week, with a topical programme including a discussion on how the UK

Ultra Low Emission HGV Market Needs Supporting – Ridgeway – CPC London

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has reacted positively to a report, that was released today from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee into sustainability

Ridgeway Training Supporting HMP Springhill

Ridgeway Training is proud to announce that we are supporting HMP Springhill in their approach to resettling rehabilitated offenders back into the community. Working with

A Roadwork Free Bank Holiday! – CPC Holder Training – Ridgeway

The Freight Transport Association has applauded the removal of over 370 miles of roadworks that were removed from the roads for the bank holiday weekend,

A6 Improvements Will Be A Great Benefit – Ridgeway – CPC London

It has been announced that there will be improvements to the A6 between L’Derry and Belfast which is expected to have a huge economic and

Operation Stack Needs Solving – Ridgeway – Management CPC

As the consolation for plans to build a brand new lorry area in Kent to tackle disruption caused by Operation Stack was launched on 12th

Seat Belts Compulsory On Scottish School Buses – Ridgeway Training – CPC Transport Manager

Plans to make seat belts compulsory on all dedicated home-to-school transport have advanced, with a Bill to be introduced to the Scottish Parliament during 2016-17.

KCC Transport Plan Good For Freight – Ridgeway Training – CPC London

5 out of 10 priorities that were highlighted in Kent Count Council’s new transport plan will have a direct impact for the freight industry, according

Heading to Dover? Take Lots of Food and Water! – Ridgeway – CPC London

Holidaymakers who are travelling through Dover are being encouraged to stock up on vital supplies after severe delays last weekend. Ridgeway Training – CPC London

Low-Emission Strategy – Ridgeway Training – CPC London

Responding to the European Commission’s low-emission mobility strategy that was announced last week, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) have stated that the proposed measure are

No More Misery On Kent’s Roads – Ridgeway – CPC Training

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) have stated that the announcement of a new lorry area which will hopefully solve problems which are cause by Operation

Research shows diesels more polluting below 18C – Ridgeway – CPC Training

Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when the temperature outside is below 18C, a new study suggests. Ridgeway Training – CPC Training

A6 Due For an Upgrade – Ridgeway – CPC London

Upgrading one of the most used roads, the A6, between L’Derry and Belfast could potentially save goods vehicle operators around £70 for each journey by

An Amazing 2nd Quarter for Ridgeway Training

Ridgeway Training has had an amazing 2nd Quarter of 2016 Not only have  we started training  the new CVFMQ ( Commercial  Vehicle Fleet Management Qualification)

Increase in Number of Average Speed Cameras – Ridgeway Training – Management CPC

The distance of the UK road network which is covered by average speed cameras has more than doubled in the last three years. On The

A Meeting With the Mayor – CPC Training Courses – Ridgeway

Freight Transport Association (FTA) Chief Executive, David Wells has written a letter to the Mayor of London. In the letter, he has requested a meeting

HMRC fires warning to ‘self-employed’ drivers – Management CPC

Employers that use agency drivers who class themselves as self-employed or who are hired through ‘umbrella’ companies have been warned by HM Revenue and Customs

Fuel prices rise again – Ridgeway Training – CPC Training Courses

Motorists have suffered the second consecutive month of price rises at the petrol station as the cost of a barrel of oil has increased by

Calls To Reject Rush Hour Lorry Ban – Ridgeway Training – CPC London

The Road Haulage Association has called for all London Mayoral candidates to reject calls for a ban on rush hour truck deliveries and the Association’s

UK Bus Awards 2016 – Ridgeway Training – CPC Holder

Entries are now being sought for the 2016 Bus Awards with the focus mainly being on schemes that demonstrate how the industry is meeting the

FTA Delivers Freight Manifesto – Ridgeway – CPC Holder

The Freight Transport Association has delivered its London Elections 2016- Freight Manifesto which was aimed at candidates in the Mayoral election. Ridgeway Training – CPC

Brighton Council Secure Funding For Course – Ridgeway – CPC London

Brighton Council have secured funding from the government to run Driver CPC courses (DCPC) at an affordable rate. This is great news for us at

FTA call for urgent action at Calais meeting – CPC London

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) called for urgent action to protect the trade links between the UK and the rest of Europe when they met

Enforcement Needed To Stop Drivers Using Phones Whilst Driving – CPC Training Courses

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said that better enforcement is required to combat drivers using mobile phones whilst driving is needed before penalties are

60 Second Law Update – Ridgeway Training – CPC

Over the last year, the DfT have made some changes to drivers’ hours and tachograph rules, aimed at easing the burden on compliant operators. Tachograph

Fines for unattended roadworks – CPC Training Manager

Government considering plans to hand fines of up to £5,000 to councils and firms who leave their roadworks in place without anyone doing any work.

A Narrow Approach On Safety? – CPC Training Courses – Ridgeway Training

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has demonstrated its disappointment at the proposals from London Mayor Boris Johnson for changing the technical features of HGVs to

A6 improvements – Ridgeway Training – CPC Transport Manager

The announcement that work will start this year on making improvements to the A6 between Belfast and Londonderry is good news for transport operators and

Twitter Poll Reinforces FTA Call For Calais Camp To Be Relocated

An online poll has overwhelmingly reinforced the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) call for the migrant camp in Calais to be moved further away from the

Smart Bus Tickets – Coach Industry News

Coach Industry News A new multi-operator smart ticketing scheme was launched before christmas across the north east of England by Go North East, Arriva and

Road Freight Transport Sector Grows by 34 pc

Between December 2014 and November 2015, the UK road freight transport sector has grown significantly according to the latest figures released by Creditsafe. The report finds

CLOCS wins award – CPC Management Training Courses

Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) have both been awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for rapidly improving HGV

FTA helps industry deliver the goods this winter

The winter weather is already affecting the UK. The Met Office are predicting heavy snow and ice to come, with the odds on a white

Safer Lorry Scheme – FORS

In line with Boris Johnson and Transport For London’s (TFL) plans to improve road safety in London, the new Safer Lorry Scheme (SLS) was brought

Our New Blog Is Underway – CPC Training

Our new blog is underway at Ridgeway Training. Thanks for clicking on to read. For our first blog we wanted to introduce you to Ridgeway