Bonjour Paris! - Backhouse Jones complete Transaid London to Paris Challenge
The Eiffel Tower was a sweet sight for the Backhouse Jones' team on the Transaid London to Paris Challenge which took place 22-24 September 2017.
Drivers Hours: Changes to Fines for Commercial Drivers
New changes to the drivers' hours rules will mean that DVSA traffic examiners will be given the authority to issue immediate fines for drivers’ hours offences committed within the last 28 days.
RHA Launches Funded Legal Action Against The Truck Cartel
The Road Haulage Association is now giving UK haulage and logistics firms (whether or not they are RHA members) the chance to sign up to its legal action for compensation against truck manufacturers found guilty of illegal price fixing.
BACKup your knowledge - HR, employment and employee management training
HR and employment training geared towards operators who want to refresh their knowledge and understand the ramifications that poor employee management may have on their Operator's Licence.
Road Traffic Act 1988 - Deficient?
Kim Briggs, mother of two and loved wife, died in February last year after suffering from fatal head injuries caused when a cyclist collided with her.
With a heritage stretching back to 1819 Backhouse Jones is the leading firm of solicitors which, since the introduction of the first transport act in 1930, has built an unrivalled reputation representing the transport industry.
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The 2017 Independent Chambers Guide describes the company as “fully focused on representing clients from the passenger transport industries, covering the full range of legal needs” and “the premier firm dealing with road transport regulatory work with far and away the biggest market share of any firm in this field”.
The Senior Traffic Commissioner’s statutory documents have been updated and republished taking effect from 1 January 2017.
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Time is running out to make paper operator licence applications and renewals. Operators are under a duty to ensure that their information on the on-line system is correct.
The HSE now appear to be focusing on pin pointing the directors responsible for the company’s health and safety failings, as during 2015-2016 there were 46 prosecutions in contrast with 24 the previous year.
Following a review, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has introduced changes to the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system.
The government is proposing tougher punishment for dangerous drivers despite greater efforts to improve the investigation into and prosecution of serious driving offences.
Get upto date with DVSA’s New Vehicle Operator Licensing System
Government announces tough new penalties for using mobile phones behind the wheel.
It’s an easy trap to fall into: wearing that FORS badge with pride. However, operators with this mind set are playing a dangerous game.