Welcome to FOSTER Tachographs & Transport Compliance
Our priority is to provide our customers with the systems, knowledge and support to ensure Transport Compliance and thereby FOSTER road safety.
With over 150 years business experience and over 50 years working with the Transport Industry we will use that experience, knowledge and expertise to work with you to develop Best Practice Compliance systems. Therefore, we can assist with all aspects of Operator Licencing, Maintenance Compliance, Tachograph Compliance and Training to ensure that your systems, when used effectively, will meet your Statutory Undertakings and the expectations of Traffic Commissioners.
Transport Law and Compliance is complex at best, but with our experience, knowledge and expertise we provide our customers with ‘Gold Standard’* systems, solutions and support. (* TRANSPORT TRIBUNAL 2009/215)
WE ARE DIFFERENT! BUT WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT? WHY USE FOSTER TACHOGRAPHS & TRANSPORT COMPLIANCE?
The simple answer is that our starting point is different! We have been involved with the legislation from the very start and since then and now day to day we work at the sharp end, with those operators and individuals who face legal action or are being investigated as well as those who seek compliance. Therefore, we have worked and do work for major Court cases ranging from allegations of Corporate Manslaughter, Manslaughter, Conspiracy, Causing Death by Dangerous Driving, major breaches of EU Drivers’ Hours and Tachograph Regulations (including false records) and have been involved and attended numerous Public Inquiries – therefore we know what weaknesses can land an Operator in trouble and how to resolve them, we see the areas that the DVSA target and we have to know the law inside out to do our job effectively and efficiently, otherwise we would not be asked to do this work!
Quite simply we know of no other Transport Compliance provider with that wealth of experience or range of knowledge.
As a consequence, Foster Tachographs and Transport Compliance are at the forefront of all matters relating to Tachograph Systems, Maintenance Systems Compliance and Operator Licencing. For over 50 years we have been providing the highest quality of service to our clients, whether these are Goods Vehicle or Passenger Operations, Individual Drivers or Multi-national organisations, Solicitors or Counsel and we will always pride ourselves in our attention to detail, to provide you with an exceptional and professional service.
FOSTERING ALL YOUR TRANSPORT COMPLIANCE NEEDS
PUBLIC INQUIRY/EXPERT WITNESS
As Expert Witnesses we are available for Solicitors, Operators or individuals. Whether the matter be at Public Inquiry or in a Civil, Crown or Magistrates Court, we have experience of them all, analysing the papers and evidence, reviewing allegations, writing reports and giving evidence. As recognised Experts, we fully understand our legal responsibilities and apply these at all times ensuring a professional and reliable service.
All of our audits are undertaken by recognised experts in their subject area which include:
- Tachograph & Drivers’ Hours
- Maintenance & Driver Defects
- Operator Licence & Transport Law
but it’s not just about identifying areas of weakness but providing you with reliable, proven and accepted solutions to aid your compliance and protect your ‘O’ Licence
Our trainers are recognised transport experts and we are a fully accredited and JAUPT approved Driver CPC training provider. All CPC courses are written in-house, using our experiences to bring the course to life with how the law works, enabling drivers to benefit from our knowledge and thereby significantly reducing the risk of breaches or accidents which could lead to prosecution. We can also provide Operators with bespoke transport training services tailor-made to your exact requirements.
IN 2017-18; DID YOU KNOW THERE WERE ……..
* Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain. Annual Report to the Secretary of State 2017-2018
DO YOU REMEMBER THE STATUTORY UNDERTAKINGS YOU GAVE?
When Directors, Transport Managers, business partners and/or individuals apply for an Operator’s Licence they all give significant Statutory Undertakings to which they must comply on a daily basis.
However, how many Operators have these systems audited? How many undertake Internal Audits? How many have a ‘tick-box’ audit?
In our experience, where many clients we encounter are as a consequence of the proverbial ‘hitting the fan’, many audits do not look at all the matters that can lead to action being taken.
Whether an encounter with the Enforcement Authorities is at a roadside encounter, a routine visit, intelligence led, as a consequence of a road traffic incident or serious accident, why wait until then to see if your systems are sufficiently robust to evidence ‘continuous and effective management of Compliance.
Remember, day to day, Operators are placing their trust in those they delegate and assign work to, whether they are planners, supervisors, mechanics, fitters, maintenance providers and of course drivers, but those same people and the systems must be constantly monitored to ensure that they work!
We are often referred by leading Transport Solicitors throughout the UK to work with individual operators and multi-national organisations to remedy weaknesses in their systems and to assist in future compliance, but why wait for the problems to surface, pro-activity through regular and efficient audits can identify the problems before they have an effect on the business and ultimately on the O Licence.
We are happy to answer any question you have or provide you with an estimate. Just send us a message.
01772 655 155
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