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Michael Jewell looks at two recent appeal decisions by the Upper Tribunal that are important for operators in the following areas: corresponding with the Traffic Area Office in relation to the transport manager questionnaire, and “fronting”.
Gordon Humphreys of Foster Tachographs Limited takes a look at what has been described as the “gold standard” of systems (Transport Tribunal 2009/215) that should be considered by a reputable operator when looking at their own procedures.
Vikki Woodfine, Regulatory Associate at DWF LLP, looks at the growing problem of hauliers running into issues with Customs and Border control agencies, who continue to exercise their wide discretion to seize vehicles, trailers and loads where they have concerns about the load being carried and suspect legal contraventions.