Financial Standing: 2018 update
The level of funds that standard national and standard international licence holders will be required to demonstrate access to in 2018 has increased slightly from this year.
Brake Performance Testing – How Do You Do Yours?
The Traffic Commissioners and the DVSA have recently issued separate warnings to operators of the need to improve their approach to brake performance testing
The Demise of Carillion: What Might it Mean for my Business?
Carillion has gone bust. This will affect many businesses all over the world. How might this affect your business?
DVSA Load Security Guidance Updated
The DVSA has updated its guidance on load securing for vehicle operators
Major Group Action Against Truck Manufacturers Likely to Exceed £1billion
Major group action against truck manufacturers likely to exceed £1billion in value as Road Haulage Association extends legal team.
“Self-Employed” Worker Wins Landmark Case for Backdated Holiday Pay
The European Court of Justice held that anyone deemed to be a “worker” is entitled to claim holiday pay for the whole of their employment, if they had not been allowed to exercise their right to take it.
Removal of Certain Exemptions from Plating and Testing Requirements
Certain heavy vehicles that are based on a HGV chassis will no longer be exempt from plating and testing.
Drivers Must Be Given Access to Toilets During Their Working Day
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed the rights of professional drivers to access bathrooms in the premises they visit as part of their work.
ECJ Rules Uber Is a Transport Company
The European Court of Justice has confirmed that Uber is a cab firm
Have Your Say: Leeds Clean Air Zone Proposals Consultation
Leeds City Council has announced its proposals to reduce air pollution and protect the health of people in the city
Employment and HR Training or Road Regulatory Compliance Training: Take Your Pick!
Quality HR and employment training or road regulatory compliance training from Backhouse Jones
Confusing Your GDPR With GPRS ? We Can Navigate You There and BACK
The clock is ticking on the GDPR countdown and with under a year to go until the legislation comes into force on 25th May 2018. If you are found not to be compliant, your company could be fined up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover
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London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced on 8 April 2019 (17 months earlier than originally anticipated).
New Regulations came into force on 1 October 2017 creating a requirement for shippers and consignors to provide a statement of weight.
Transport Focus has recently published the results of research into what road users think about smart motorways.
HMRC has published new guidance on the overnight subsistence allowance for lorry drivers.
Oxfordshire County Council released a consultation document on its proposals to introduce a Zero Emissions Zone (ZEZ) in Oxford city.
It has been announced that Glasgow will be the first Scottish city to put in place a Low Emission Zone (LEZ).
The DVSA earned recognition scheme is now expected to be fully rolled out in Spring next year.
Last year, the DVSA found that more than 440 lorries crossing into the UK had manipulated tachographs.