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THE NEW 'C' WORD FOR OPERATORS

HeavyTorque Issue Four: Compliance

THE TRIALS OF COMPLIANCE

IT’S THE NEW ‘C’ WORD FOR HAULIERS: COMPLIANCE. BUT THERE’S NO ESCAPE. TRUCKS AND THEIR OWNERS ARE UNDER SCRUTINY LIKE NEVER BEFORE. IAN NORWELL LOOKS AT HOW YOU CAN STAY OUT OF THE ‘NEEDS WATCHING’ FILES.

The folders at the DVSA (driver vehicle and standards agency) are a mountain of data that reflects the health of Britain’s commercial vehicles. It is directly used to arrive at an OCRS (operator compliance risk score), and you are listed there. Yes, it’s another legislative layer, but the ultimate aim is to raise the standards of commercial vehicle roadworthiness and it’s hard to object to that aim. Mark Grant, aftersales director at Scania Great Britain agrees. He says, “It is a fair system that gives an important focus to road transport safety.” But he also says that the system still has its imperfections.

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Announcement

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It is with regret, that the HeavyTorque team have decided to take a stand based on an industry-wide ‘blind eye’ to the waste in the magazine and periodicals business.

HeavyTorque (#15, July 2018) was the final issue to grace the shop shelves, both on the High Street and across the travel network. As part of our onward strategy to adapt, HeavyTorque will now be distributed exclusively through controlled circulation and available through printed subscription.

Please note, this change will only affect newsstand purchasers. There will be no change for our loyal print subscribers.

Why the newsstand change? Quite simply, we can no longer (in good conscience) participate in a distribution programme that creates such an inherent waste of our precious natural resources – and money.

For those of you who have enjoyed HeavyTorque from the newsstand, we sincerely appreciate your business – and we would hope that you’ve enjoyed the magazine enough to consider a direct subscription?

Single Issues

If you prefer to purchase individual issues (one at a time), you will still have the ability to do so, both online (via the website), or by calling our offices +44 (0) 1572 3450872. Orders for single issues received before the pre-publication deadline will be mailed along with the subscribers.

Current and Back Issues

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Annual Subscription (UK/Europe and Rest of the World)

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It remains our objective, philosophy, and goal to provide our readers with the best content available, together with stunning feature photography. We do hope you will continue to support our venture!