“For a safety-critical industry, keeping up to date with the latest legislation is reputed to be the biggest challenge facing the road haulage industry,” said the company.
“That is why it’s imperative that transport managers and operators have a useful and ready source of reference to the many and complex legal requirements relating to goods vehicle ownership and use.”
Now in its 50th edition, Lowe’s Transport Manager’s and Operator’s Handbook 2020 is said to be the most comprehensive guide available to the operational rules and guidelines governing UK, Ireland and EU road transport operators.
“This bestselling handbook is an essential reference and explores in detail the most pressing issues in today’s road transport industry,” said Kogan Page.
“It includes details on professional competence, insurance, the international transport of animals, dangerous and perishable goods, international haulage and customs procedures, as well as specific guidance for drivers in the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe and the rules and penalties governing these regions.
“This manual also includes highlights of potential areas that could see changes due to Brexit as well as those that will remain unchanged.”
More information about the Handbook is available here.
Meanwhile, A Study Guide for the Operator Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in Road Freight 2020 offers the thorough preparation needed to pass the CPC exams in the UK.
It covers the examination method used by the Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). This is the Level 3 standard qualification overseen by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and the Welsh Assembly Government, which is required by anyone wishing to operate vehicles over 3500 kg, the maximum authorised mass for hire and reward, in the UK and internationally.
This 2020 edition has been extensively revised to include new legislation. It covers the eight study sections that the directive requires: civil law, commercial law, social law, fiscal law, business and financial management, access to the market, technical standards and technical aspects of operation and road safety.
The book features case studies, examples, diagrams and graphics. There are also updated sections on operator licensing, drivers’ hours, tachographs, vehicle testing, vehicle registration, civil law, international driving and documentation.
More information about the Study Guide is available here.
Readers who are interested in purchasing copies of these books can access an exclusive 25 per cent discount using the following discount code on the Kogan Page website, via the links above: TOTMOH25
This offer expires on 31 August 2020.