Consultation Opens for New Law Regarding Dangerous Cycling
Cyclists who kill pedestrians may face similar charges to dangerous drivers under proposed new legislation.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Make sure your Smart tacho is ready!
From 15 June 2019, Smart tachographs are to be made mandatory for all new vehicles.
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).
Heavy Vehicle Test Certificates Have Changed
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.
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The Traffic Commissioners and the DVSA have recently issued separate warnings to operators of the need to improve their approach to brake performance testing
Carillion has gone bust. This will affect many businesses all over the world. How might this affect your business?
Leeds City Council has announced its proposals to reduce air pollution and protect the health of people in the city
DVLA has released an updated “Assessing Fitness to Drive: a Guide for Medical Professionals”
The European Court of Justice has confirmed that Uber is a cab firm
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed the rights of professional drivers to access bathrooms in the premises they visit as part of their work.
The level of funds that standard national and standard international licence holders will be required to demonstrate access to in 2018 has increased slightly from this year.
Transport for London (TfL) has announced further details about the Direct Vision Standard.
Certain heavy vehicles that are based on a HGV chassis will no longer be exempt from plating and testing.
The Government has confirmed its plans to increase the maximum sentences for certain driving the offences.
The European Court of Justice held that anyone deemed to be a “worker” is entitled to claim holiday pay for the whole of their employment, if they had not been allowed to exercise their right to take it.
Major group action against truck manufacturers likely to exceed £1billion in value as Road Haulage Association extends legal team.
Including Senior Traffic Commissioner Richard Turfitt as keynote speaker.
A UK bus operator has admitted to deliberately avoiding setting up workplace pension schemes for 36 members of staff, despite them meeting the auto-enrolment criteria.
London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be introduced on 8 April 2019 (17 months earlier than originally anticipated).
New Regulations came into force on 1 October 2017 creating a requirement for shippers and consignors to provide a statement of weight.