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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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.
Not long left for consultation on financial standing levels for restricted O-licences.
The emergence of the internet, and its dominance in our every day lives, has opened doors that were incomprehensible just a few years ago.
As part of Brexit, the UK is faced with a task of ensuring that its departure from the EU is as smooth as possible.
There’s no need to get lost. Our transport specific Guidance Packs will assist.
What do the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the World Cup have in common?
Looking to take a BACK seat? Or, quite simply, looking to maximise the return on your business investment?
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