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”.
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
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