The HGV Road User Levy Act 2013

31 October 2013

Neil Baylis of K&L Gates LLP discusses the new HGV Road User Ley Act, which brings in new laws for HGV operators.

The rising cost of accident claims

23 October 2013

Vikki Woodfine, Associate at DWF LLP considers the ever-growing issue of the rising costs associated with road traffic collisions. Anybody involved in operating a fleet of vehicles should be increasingly proactive in trying to minimise claims against them. This article highlights issues to look out for and ways to try to avoid them.

Driver misconduct outside work

3 October 2013

Vikki Woodfine of DWF LLP looks at the issue of driver discipline in situations where the driver has committed driving offences outside work.

Compliance issues at the roadside

17 September 2013

In this article, Croner Consultant Editor Desmond Waight highlights a few compliance issues he observed during a recent roadside enforcement activity run by the police and VOSA, at which he assisted as a voluntary specialist advisor.

Safe loading on curtain-sided vehicles

3 September 2013

Vikki Woodfine, Regulatory Associate at DWF LLP, looks at the current predicament facing operators carrying loads on curtain-sided vehicles.

Carriage of waste in the haulage industry

3 September 2013

Road haulage businesses that transport waste need to be aware of the legislation affecting waste carriers, which has recently changed. Caroline Hand answers some common questions on waste carriers’ statutory obligations.

Health and Safety and O-licence holders — a case study

28 August 2013

Crispin Kenyon, Partner at Weightmans LLP, takes a look at a reported health and safety conviction of a fleet operator that led to a public inquiry by the Traffic Commissioner and suspension of the O-licence.