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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.

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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

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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?

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DVSA Load Security Guidance Updated

The DVSA has updated its guidance on load securing for vehicle operators

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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ECJ Rules Uber Is a Transport Company

The European Court of Justice has confirmed that Uber is a cab firm

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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

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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

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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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By concentrating its expertise within just the road transport industry, Backhouse Jones provides an identifiably bespoke service completely tailored for logistics.


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”.


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