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We’ve got your BACK – Backhouse Jones Launch Series of Free Transport Specific Webinars

On 20 September 2018 we launched the first of our series of free webinars aimed specifically at operators in the PCV and HGV sectors.

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How safe are your tyres?

Recently, the DVSA has revised the guide to maintaining roadworthiness as regards tyre management showing that a robust tyre management system is essential for all operators and should never be underestimated.

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BREXIT – Working out worker's rights

It is written into the law of the UK that the Member State will exit the European Union at 11pm on 29 March 2019. This has caused a multitude of uncertainty for workers of both UK nationality and EU nationality, as the fate of their residency status is speculated about.

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MOT Reminders Extended to Lorries & Buses

Operators of both haulage vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles can now find themselves assisted in the regulatory management of their fleet, as the MOT reminders system provided by the Government has been extended to cover these vehicle categories.

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BACKup to speed  – Backhouse Jones Webinars

On 14 November 2018 we hosted the next in the series of our webinars aimed at operators in the PCV and HGV sectors.

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BREXIT – What if there is no deal? Bus and coach operators and the EU.

BREXIT - "No-deal"? We look at the implications for bus and coach operators entering mainland Europe.

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Autumn Budget 2018 - What does it mean for you as an operator?

We have summarised some of the key points for operators from the Autumn Budget 2018 so you can see at a glance the points that might be important to you.

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Now winter has set in, we look at some of the things operators should be considering.

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Important deadline for hauliers operating in EU countries

Guidance has recently been issued by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner on the permit application scheme and operators need to be registered and apply for these permits soon.

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Watch out! Fraud attempts on haulage companies

Know if a fraudster is contacting your company and what to do.

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2019 Financial Standing Levels

The 2019 financial standing levels for standard operator licence holders and applicants have been confirmed. 

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Road Safety Week 2018 – Bike Smart

Statistics show that more than one third of people killed or seriously injured on the UK roads are those travelling on bicycles. Travelling by bike on any road holds its risks and in cities , road safety is particularly crucial.

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Traffic Commissioners release bulletins so operators can learn lessons from issues raised in public inquiries

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner is starting a new series of bulletins designed to help maintain and promote O licence compliance. This will include looking at some of the key issues raised in public inquiries.

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Vehicle Operating Licensing Services – Does it know the real you?

  Operators should periodically check the information held on the Vehicle Operator Licensing (VOL) Service, as this system is only as good as the data being entered into it. 

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BREXIT - Don’t get left BACK, preparation is key

During the months leading up to Britain's exit from the EU, it is crucial that every field of business prepares for what their industry may face going forward in a different economic climate.

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BREXIT – What if there is no deal? Motor insurance

In the first of our “BREXIT – what if there is no deal?” series, we look at the implications for operators on motor insurance.

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