Consultation Opens for New Law Regarding Dangerous Cycling
Cyclists who kill pedestrians may face similar charges to dangerous drivers under proposed new legislation.
Is Your Load Properly Secured? Vehicle Load Security Pilot begins in the North of England
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has recently started a vehicle load security pilot in the North of England.
Stopping you from trading? – Restraint of Trade Clauses: The Facts
What are restraint of trade clauses and when and where can you expect to see them?
The Annual Report of the Traffic Commissioners - Improved Service to Industry and Better Targeting of the Most Serious Offenders
The Traffic Commissioners have detailed their approach to tackling rule breakers and to improving services for the compliant in their recent annual report.
Roadside breathalysers – All Change.
The Government has recently announced measures to improve road safety in the UK and hopefully to incentivise companies to bring a new mobile breathalyser to the market.
Clean Air Zone – Leeds is Next
From January 2020, HGVs, taxis and diesel private hire vehicles who fail to meet the Euro 6 emission standards will be fined £50 per day to enter the Leeds Clean Air Zone.
Make sure your Smart tacho is ready!
From 15 June 2019, Smart tachographs are to be made mandatory for all new vehicles.
Ground Breaking Legal Action For Truck Cartel Case
Backhouse Jones, in conjunction with Addleshaw Goddard, have lodged a ground-breaking legal action with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on behalf of the Road Haulage Association (RHA).
Heavy Vehicle Test Certificates Have Changed
From Saturday 14 July 2018, heavy vehicle test certificates for HGVs, PSVs and trailers have changed.
The recent introduction of The Bus Services Act 2017 has opened the door for Mayoral Combined Authorities outside of London to begin implementing bus franchising operations in their area.
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What do the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the World Cup have in common?
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Companies in China have begun using technology to monitor the emotions of their employees.
OTC advice regarding use of AdBlue emulators
Very little has been written about the new Regulations, but the amendment will be relevant to operators running (or wishing to run) local bus services.
The DVSA has issued a revised and updated edition of its “Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness”
The floodgates may be about to open for a number of appeals regarding payment of the Mersey Gateway Bridge toll
Changes to the law on drivers’ hours offences now in force
Haulage firms will pay less under the HGV levy for using cleaner lorries from next year
Operator’s licence applications moving online from 1 April 2018
The Department for Transport (DfT) has recently issued a consultation on the use of section 19 and section 22 permits for community transport
The use of AdBlue emulators is on the increase and the price operators are having to pay is a high one
The clock is ticking on the GDPR which comes into force on 25th May 2018. Non compliant companies could be fined up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover
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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.