ADR small load relaxations

24 April 2013

In this article Desmond Waight describes the relaxations that are available when only a “small load” of “fully regulated dangerous goods” is carried on vehicles.

Type approval

10 April 2013

Richard Smith explains the process of type approval in general, whole vehicle type approval in particular, and how it may affect the operator.

Appeal decisions by the Upper Tribunal

27 March 2013

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”.

Cash is king … isn’t it?

19 March 2013

Richard Pelly of Pellys Transport and Regulatory Services offers guidance on the requirement to be of appropriate financial standing.

Eurotunnel provisions (use of ADR 2013)

6 March 2013

The rules for the carriage of dangerous goods by air, sea and inland transport are clear, but it is different when using the Channel Tunnel, explains Desmond Waight.

Cyclists and lorries are a deadly combination

19 February 2013

If cycling is on the increase on our roads, then so too, unfortunately, is the number of collisions between cyclists and HGVS. Paul Clarke takes a look at the worrying statistics.

A guide to tachograph systems compliance

12 February 2013

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.

Vehicle seizures and border controls

5 February 2013

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.