Backhouse Jones News.
Archive for September , 2009
In February 2009, the Department for Transport (DfT) consulted on proposals to introduce continuous enforcement of motor insurance.
Two Traffic Commissioners have warned operators that they are cracking down on anyone who is trying to dodge the O-licensing regulations or leave creditors in the lurch. The comments come in the Traffic Commissioners' Annual Reports 2008-09.
For the second year running, Backhouse Jones entered a team (“the Originals”) into the First Monster Duathlon relay challenge, which took place on 12 September in Inverness.
VOSA has admitted that graduated fixed penalties for non-UK hauliers undertaking illegal cabotage are difficult to enforce and it is working with the Department for Transport (DfT) to agree on the best approach.
The legal age a person can acquire an LGV (large goods vehicle) licence has been lowered from 21 to 18, opening up the talent pool that operators can draw from.
FTA has received confirmation from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) that the present rules regarding the use of trade plates will remain unchanged.
A key theme of the Annual Report of the Traffic Commissioners, published last week, is the impact on the goods industry of the recession. Traffic Commissioners highlight several manifestations of this.
Members are reminded that from Thursday (10 September) new large goods vehicle drivers are required to obtain an initial Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) and that the first five-year period for periodic training begins for existing drivers.
Figures collated by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) show that 11,000 fixed penalty notices were issued following the introduction of Graduated Fixed Penalties on 28 May this year.