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.
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.
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.
Important deadline for hauliers operating in EU countries - 18 January 2019
Guidance has 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.
2019 Financial Standing Levels
The 2019 financial standing levels for standard operator licence holders and applicants have been confirmed.
BACKup to speed – Backhouse Jones Webinars
Our next webinar will be on 26 February 2019, so keep an eye out for sign-up details.
The Trucks Cartel – one of the top 20 cases of 2019
The legal press has identified the RHA’s collective action against the truck cartel as one of the top 20 cases to watch in 2019.
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.
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.
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 Department for Transport has issued 6 further technical notices issued on 24 September 2018 for plans if a “No deal” situation arises.
Following an analysis of traffic in England, Highways England has released figures as part of a new campaign to highlight the dangers of tailgating.
Ultra-low emissions vehicles, such as electric and hydrogen cars, could potentially be given green number plates in the next five years under plans which are part of a forthcoming Government consultation announced on 9 September 2018.
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High non-compliance with the rules on AdBlue has led to nationwide cheat device checks.
A joint endeavour between Ford and a Sao Paulo-based creative agency, GTB, has taken a large leap forward in brainwave monitoring technology.
Backhouse Jones recently acted for Warrington’s Own Buses on the acquisition of Fairbrother Buses.
Amazon’s lightening delivery service allows parcels to be at your door in a mere 9 hours due to high tech tracking, fast pace workers and over 45,000 robots.
Cyclists who kill pedestrians may face similar charges to dangerous drivers under proposed new legislation.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has recently started a vehicle load security pilot in the North of England.
What are restraint of trade clauses and when and where can you expect to see them?
The Traffic Commissioners have detailed their approach to tackling rule breakers and to improving services for the compliant in their recent annual report.
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.
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.
From 15 June 2019, Smart tachographs are to be made mandatory for all new vehicles.
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).