Providing driver identity

25 June 2013

In light of the Chris Huhne case, Tim Ridyard provides a reminder of the legal requirement to furnish the police with driver identification information and the significant consequences of non-compliance.

Driver CPC — latest developments

29 May 2013

Alec Horner describes the most recent developments in driver CPC periodic training and the progress towards the deadlines of 10 September 2013 for PCV and 10 September 2014 for LGV drivers with “acquired rights”.

Roadworthiness package

21 May 2013

On 13 July 2012, the European Commission launched proposals known collectively as the "roadworthiness package". These proposals aimed to revise legislation governing vehicle roadworthiness in an effort to improve road safety and to promote a target reduction of annual road fatalities of 50% by 2020. Neil Baylis reports.

Carrying mixed loads of LQ and fully regulated packages by road and sea

15 May 2013

In this article, Desmond Waight explains the issues that may be faced when attempting to carry a load consisting of both “fully regulated packages” and limited quantity (LQ) packages on a vehicle involved in both road and sea crossings (eg Manchester to the Isle of Wight).

Does crime really pay?

15 May 2013

Vikki Woodfine, Regulatory Associate at DWF LLP, looks at the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and how this may affect operators.