HGV Consultancy and Compliance

With over 25 years’ experience of "Good Vehicles Logistics and Distribution Transport Management" Our renowned HGV consultant Brian can provide one of the best specialist back up service available! 
If you the "HGV Operator" require a positive solution, for when things have gone wrong or if you feel your operation would benefit from a retained service looking in from the outside where we can work alongside the "Transport Management, Operations Logistics and Distribution teams" we have the ideal package that will suit your operation. 
We provide positive solutions and advice when required and can take care of Roadworthiness and Traffic Compliance, Additional Driver Training and for new operators’ licence applications 
Operators should always remember that one of the most important aspects of being a “Goods Vehicle Operator” is to ensure safety and compliance at all times and this involves keeping your drivers' updated and aware of the rules and regulations. So, it's up to you, the Operator and your nominated Transport Manager, to be alert to this requirement! 
Ask any of the Traffic Commissioners and they will inform you ignorance is not an acceptable excuse! 
We provide the following consultancy services, assistance, training workshops and advice in
   • Operator Licensing
   • Operator Compliance Audits
   • Legislation and Guidance
   • Vehicle/Fleet Insurance
   • Drivers Hours (Domestic & EEC)
   • Tachograph Analysis
   • Using Digital Tachographs (For Drivers)
   • Tachograph Regulations
   • Drivers’ Hours Legislation
   • Drivers’ CPC
   • Maintenance Planning
   • Vehicle inspection exit checks-random or a complete fleet
   • Maintaining Maintenance Records & OCRS Score
   • Drivers’ Daily Walk-Round Checks
   • Drivers’ Defect Reporting
   • Maintaining Operator Standards
   • DVSA Inspections
   • DVSA Site Visits
   • Public Inquiries (Legal representation by Woodfines Transport Solicitors)
   • Fuel Management
   • Job Costing
   • Customer Service Policies
   • Health & Safety Risk Assessments
   • Customer Charters
   • Conditions of Carriage Policies
   • Driver Assessments
   • Driver Handbooks
   • Driving License Check
   • Fuel Efficient Driving
   • Customer Service
   • Drugs & Alcohol Abuse/Screening
   • Efficient Driver and Vehicle Scheduling
   • Operating Abroad
   • London Low Emission Zone 
For further information please call Brian on 07835 925892 for an informal discussion or Email Brian@ibpts.co.uk


HGV Operators Compliance and Management Control Audit 
Unlike other transport consultants offering compliance audits IBPTS undertakes a thorough comprehensive audit of your operation with the objective to prepare a detail report to instigate procedures and an action plan for managing a continuity chain in “Roadworthiness and Traffic” for your operators’ licence, which will be approved by the DVSA enforcement teams. 
As an Operator it’s extremely important that compliance is maintained in all aspects of your operation. Do not disregard the DVSA enforcement officers or the Traffic Commissioner lightly otherwise you may be the recipient of that dreaded call to a “Public Inquiry” through your negligence in not managing your operator’s licence efficiently. 
If called to “Public Inquiry” our “Compliance and Management Control Audit” will demonstrate to
the Traffic Commissioner that you have taken the necessary steps to address the issues for being called to inquiry. If required we can arrange for top “Transport Solicitor” to represent you at inquiry. 
Our “Compliance and Management Control Audit” investigate the methodology of how the operating licence is managed focusing on the following. 
   • Responsibility of the Operator, Transport Manager and associated staff
   • Forward Planning of PMI’s, Pre-MOT PMI, MOT, Tachograph Calibration and Road Tax renewal.
   • PMI and Tachograph Calibration compliance and record keeping
   • PMI exit check record keeping
   • Roller Brake testing interval and record keeping
   • Driver’s Daily walk round check record keeping
   • Defect and Rectification record keeping
   • Wheel nut check/torque intervals and record keeping
   • Tyre check/condition intervals and record keeping
   • Protocol for use of hired vehicles/trailers
   • Digital/Analogue Tachograph record keeping
   • Frequency of driver card download/Upload
   • Frequency of vehicle VDU download/Upload
   • Digital Tachograph driver print out record keeping
   • Frequency of checking of digital/analogue tachographs for infringements
   • Driver infringement protocol (driving hours and WTD)
   • Driver discipline procedure
   • Driver management and scheduling protocol in compliance to driving regulations and WTD
   • Driver CPC card/training check interval and record keeping
   • Driver vocational driving licence check, method, frequency and record keeping
   • Additional driver training protocol.
   • Drivers’ handbook in use
   • Scheduling of vehicles and route planning risk assessment
   • Vehicle and liabilities insurance management and renewals
   • RTC procedure
   • Health and Safety policy
   • Condition of carriage policy
   • Operating centre practice of safe working
   • Safe loading of vehicle protocol 
   • Conveyance of Hazardous goods protocol

Whilst conducting the audit our consultant will inform the operator of strengths and weaknesses of their operation and discuss a plan of action to maintain compliance. A detailed report will also be produced within 7 days of the audit using a scoring system based on OCRS as follows.
   • Red requires immediate attention
   • Amber requires attention
   • Green Satisfactory
To ensure operators maintain compliance, in addition to the “Compliance and Management Control Audit” we can provide an ongoing service to guarantee compliance in “Roadworthiness and Traffic” 

               For further information please call Brian on 07835 925892 for an informal discussion or Email Brian@ibpts.co.uk