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Mental Health Week

Published on: May 13 2019 at 10:30 AM

Mental Health Week is this week, Monday 13th - 19th May, the theme this year is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. Here at The CPC Link we are trying to do our bit with our Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing course. This is approved for use as Driver CPC training but is suitable for any employee within any company. To read more about Mental Health Week please click HERE


If you would like to know more about the course or would like to deliver it to your customers please contact us by by emailing





Lorries at sea - urgent safety advice

Published on: Apr 10 2019 at 06:37 PM

Urgent safety advice has been issued by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) to all lorry drivers who use ferries.

This follows an incident where lorries toppled over on a ferry vehicle deck while at sea, with drivers still in their cabs. One driver was trapped and had to be freed by emergency services.



International Regulations

International regulations prohibit passengers, including lorry drivers, from staying on the vehicle decks when at sea.


The MAIB is warning that:

  • while a ferry is at sea, the roll on, roll off decks should be occupied by only trained professional seafarers who are required to undertake safety and security patrols.
  • drivers who remain on the vehicle deck pose a danger to themselves and can cause delay in emergency response
  • drivers who remain in their vehicle cabs could be in danger of asphyxiation by fire, or as a result of the fire suppression systems that may be released by ship’s staff


For more information, read the MAIB’s Safety Bulletin.


Mandatory trailer registration comes into force.

Published on: Apr 01 2019 at 11:13 AM

If you're using a trailer abroad after 28 March 2019, you will need to register it through DVLAs ‘Register your trailer to take it abroad’ service.

The trailer registration scheme came into force on 28 March 2019 as a result of the UK ratifying the UN 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic. Trailers in the mandatory categories must be registered when used internationally in countries that have ratified the convention.


Registration is mandatory.

Registration is mandatory for all commercial use trailers travelling internationally with a gross weight of over 750kg.

Registration is also mandatory for non-commercial use trailers that travel internationally and have a gross weight over 3,500kg.

Non-commercial trailers that weigh less than 3,500kg can be registered voluntarily but there is no legal requirement.


Check the guidance to see whether you need to register your trailer.


Once a trailer is registered through our new service, DVLA will issue a secure trailer registration certificate by post and send email confirmation which includes authorisation to get a number plate made up for the trailer.

The number plate must be displayed on the trailer and the registration certificate must be available to present to a foreign authority upon request. If you have a trailer that needs to be registered, make sure you register in time.


Insurance Green Cards for Trailers.

Irrespective of registration, some EU and EEA countries may also require a separate Green Card as proof of insurance for your trailer.

If you are travelling with a trailer, you will need to contact your insurance provider to get two Green Cards; one for the towing vehicle, and one for the trailer.


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