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.
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.
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.
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.
FREEZE! WATCH YOUR SPEED
Now winter has set in, we look at some of the things operators should be considering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PROFESSIONAL LAW EXPERTS
The 2017 Independent Chambers Guide describes the company as “fully focused on representing clients from the passenger transport industries, covering the full range of legal needs” and “the premier firm dealing with road transport regulatory work with far and away the biggest market share of any firm in this field”.
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).
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.
In the UK, 40% of workers check their emails outside of working hours, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.
Brexit has the potential to have disastrous effects on Honda’s ‘just in time’ production process.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has issued a monetary penalty notice on the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) following an incident in late 2016.