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New edition of UK transport manager and operator’s manual available soon

After a full year of Brexit’s effects and with the increasingly tense global political climate, many UK regulations have started undergoing redrafts, leaving consumers uncertain about how they’re affected and how they should react. With such instability, operators and managers need one resource at hand before and after they get on the road.

The fully updated 48th edition of Lowe’s Transport Manager’s and Operator’s Handbook 2018, will be available from 3 February 2018. It continues to be the bestselling guide for trainers, operators and drivers in the UK who want to stay abreast of how regulation changes affect them, their business and their continued licensing privileges.

With definitive yearly updates to legislation and what drivers need to know to remain compliant, this edition of Lowe’s Transport Manager’s and Operator’s Handbook 2018 outlines statutory responsibilities while being on the road and aids goods vehicle operators and transport managers in knowing and understanding their legal obligations. Readers of this handbook will avoid the reputational and financial risks of prosecution and noncompliance, and will get a one-stop reference book for any complex legal issues and their repercussions.

Dorothea Carvalho, former Director of Professional Development at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), has provided continuous praise for previous editions, saying that the handbook ‘reflects current practice and legislation and is the essential reference source for transport managers and operators alike’.

About the authors: David Lowe has been involved in the road haulage industry for many years, and is an experienced consultant and freelance writer. His many books on transport include The Professional LGV Driver’s Handbook and The Pocket Guide to LGV Drivers’ Hours and Tachograph Law.

Clive Pidgeon is Examination Database Manager for CILT Level 5 qualifications, CILT Distance Learning Advisor, an examiner and verifier for CILT and author of various CILT textbooks and training materials. He is also the author of A Study Guide for the Operator Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in Road Freight 2018, also published by Kogan Page.