Urgent: permit application date extended

21 December 2018

We have reminded operators several times in recent weeks that, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK freight transport companies operating in the EU will require a European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permit (see “Time running out to get road haulage permits”).

Traffic Commissioners confirm 2019 financial levels

5 December 2018

Applying to existing haulage, bus and coach operators and to new applicants, the financial levels against which applications and continuations will be processed from the start of 2019 have been confirmed by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC).

Revised versions of Statutory Documents published

20 November 2018

In July, we reported that the Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain had invited comments on proposed changes to the Statutory Documents (see Revised guidance for goods transport).

Commissioners’ advice on O-licence compliance

9 November 2018

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner (OTC) has decided to launch a new series of bulletins highlighting some of the key issues raised in public inquiries and using them to help transport operators maintain their compliance with O-licence requirements.

Did you remove your licence disc?

24 October 2018

There is a lot to think about when selling one of your vehicles but the Office of the Traffic Commissioner has warned operators that being forgetful when it comes to one particular item can cause them real problems.

Gaining earned recognition accreditation

2 October 2018

We have mentioned the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition scheme several times (see, for example, Earned recognition scheme goes live).