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Archive for January , 2010

VOSA’s Operators Compliance Risk Score (OCRS)

Monday 25th January 2010

The Vehicle Operators Services Agency (VOSA) have created the operators compliance risk score system (OCRS) as a way of identifying compliant and particularly non-compliant operators whilst out on the road.

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Vosa fails to prevent risky foreign lorries on UK roads

Monday 25th January 2010

The ability of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency's (VOSA) to target risky commercial vehicles entering the UK is limited by a lack of resources, a National Audit Office report says.

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Notification of temporary relaxation in enforcement of drivers' hours rules for drivers involved in the distribution of liquid petroleum gas

Monday 25th January 2010

Further to the notifications that were made by the Department for Transport between 7 and 15 January 2010, the Department has agreed to amend and extend the temporary, and limited, emergency relaxation (not suspension) of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours and working time rules for drivers involved in the distribution of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). It should be noted that this relaxation does not now apply to drivers involved in the distribution of gas oil or heating oil.

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EU REACHES AGREEMENT ON BUS PASSENGERS RIGHTS

Monday 25th January 2010

The Council of Transport Ministers has successfully reached a political agreement on a draft regulation that grants new rights to passengers of buses and coaches.

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Extension of temporary and limited relaxation in enforcement of drivers' hours rules for drivers involved in the distribution of heating oil, gas oil and liquid petroleum gas

Monday 18th January 2010

Extension of temporary and limited relaxation in enforcement of drivers' hours rules for drivers involved in the distribution of heating oil, gas oil and liquid petroleum gas

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Tacho’s, Delays; it’Snow joke

Thursday 14th January 2010

Hopefully the Country is beginning to see the end to the recent bad weather conditions, but with the questionable reliability of the Met Office’s predictions, can we expect more unexpected weather interference throughout this year?

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Extension and widening of scope of temporary and limited relaxation in enforcement of drivers' hours rules for drivers

Thursday 14th January 2010

Further to the notifications that were made by the Department for Transport between 7 and 9 January 2010, the Department has agreed to amend and extend the temporary, and limited, emergency relaxation (not suspension) of the enforcement of EU drivers' hours and working-time rules for drivers:

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Severe Weather Alerts

Thursday 14th January 2010

Please ensure you keep up to date with the Highways Agency Severe Weather Alert System!

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Vehicle lighting: new regulations enter into force

Monday 11th January 2010

Amendments to the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 entered into force on Monday (4 January 2010).

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Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness: VOSA consults on revisions

Monday 11th January 2010

VOSA is currently consulting on plans to introduce a revised Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness in 2010.

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Trailers towed by vehicles at or below 3.5t gvw: DfT consults on width increase

Monday 11th January 2010

The Department for Transport is consulting on proposed amendments to the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986

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Proposal for a regulation on the rights of a passenger in bus and coach transport.

Friday 8th January 2010

Summary of "Political Agreement" text finalised at transport council on 17.12.2009

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Temporary relaxation of EU drivers' hours and working time rules for the distribution of salt

Friday 8th January 2010

The Department for Transport has agreed to a temporary, and limited, emergency relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours and working-time rules for those hauliers involved in the distribution of road salt.

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Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers' hours and working time rules

Friday 8th January 2010

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers' hours and working time rules: Distribution of animal feed from animal feed manufacturers to farms

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Mark Davies - Champion!

Tuesday 5th January 2010

We reported in June 2009 that Mark Davies, a member of the regulatory Transport team at Backhouse Jones, had returned to the kart racing circuits after an eight year absence.

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Happy New Year!

Monday 4th January 2010

The team at Backhouse Jones would like to wish you all a safe and properous 2010!

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