Record-keeping requirements

16 January 2020

This feature article outlines and discusses some of the general record-keeping requirements found in the REACH, CLP and transport of dangerous goods legislation.

The Law on using Mobile Phones

6 January 2020

Vikki Woodfine, Partner at DWF Law LLP, examines the use of mobile phones while driving a coach, minibus or HGV, and looks at the double punishment imposed on professional drivers.

Five things employers should be aware of in 2020

2 January 2020

This new year is set to be a very busy one for employment law and employers need to be ready for this. As we welcome in 2020, Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, examines some of the key upcoming changes.

The Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Report 2019

29 November 2019

Each year in October the Traffic Commissioners (TCs) produce a report to the Secretary of State for Transport in which they summarise their performance to date and set out their strategic plans for the near future. The report also contains detailed statistics on the operator licensing system and items of concern to the TCs. In this article Richard Smith looks at the state of the industry shown by the data and the issues of concern to TCs with respect to road haulage.

A "no-deal" Brexit — is your business prepared?

1 November 2019

The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 January 2020. Although the Government has made a draft agreement with the EU, it is still possible that there will be a no-deal Brexit. Furthermore, if there is no deal it is possible that the UK and EU could enter into agreements for specific areas. Consequently, this is a fluid situation and significant changes may be introduced at any time.

Grandfather rights

30 September 2019

Richard J Smith, transport consultant, takes a look at the three areas in the freight transport industry where acquired rights (previously known as grandfather rights) currently apply.