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
Backhouse Jones Advises on Sale of Rosso Bus to Transdev
On 12 January 2018, Rosso became part of the Transdev family. This means that bus passengers in Rossendale, Bury and Rochdale will soon benefit from a multi-million-pound investment in new buses.
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