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Consultation Opens for New Law Regarding Dangerous Cycling

Cyclists who kill pedestrians may face similar charges to dangerous drivers under proposed new legislation.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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  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.

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  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.

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Make sure your Smart tacho is ready!

From 15 June 2019, Smart tachographs are to be made mandatory for all new vehicles.

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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).

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Heavy Vehicle Test Certificates Have Changed

From Saturday 14 July 2018, heavy vehicle test certificates for HGVs, PSVs and trailers have changed.

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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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