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Drivers’ hours rules need to be clearer

A lack of clear guidance on how operators can manage and comply with drivers’ hours rules means enforcement authorities could be breaching government guidelines, according to a transport lawyer. James Backhouse, at Backhouse Jones, said many of the issues drivers and hauliers face in trying to follow drivers’ hours regulations would be improved if proper […]

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Tuffnells fined £1.5m after driver crushed between truck and trailer

Logistics operator Tuffnells Parcels Express has been fined £1.5 million following the death of a worker who was trapped between a trailer and his vehicle. The employee, Mr Leighton Jardine, was fatally injured on 22 January 2016 while attempting to attach a trailer. The trailer was parked on a slight slope, enough to cause it […]

DAF Trucks to deliver EU CO2 declarations ahead of schedule

DAF Trucks has announced that it will begin publicising certified CO2 values for its heavy trucks in the fourth quarter of this year – ahead of the EU’s official date of January 2019. From next January, all new 4×2 and 6×2 Euro VI heavy-duty trucks (16 tonnes and over) will need a CO2 emission declaration […]

DfT publishes EU exit ‘no deal’ information

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published 6 technical notice documents setting out the plans it will put in place in the unlikely situation the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Lorry, bus and coach drivers and operators should read the technical notices for: vehicle insurance in the EU if there’s no EU exit deal […]

International Haulage Permits – Post-Brexit

The Government has outlined the rules that will apply for issuing international road haulage permits post Brexit. Outlined in a consultation response issued by DfT, these rules may apply in both a deal or no-deal situation. The Road Haulage Association notes there are many gaps in our knowledge as no significant progress has been made […]

Incompetent and confrontational transport manager is hit with indefinite ban

  Allegations made in an attempt to deflect from the operator’s own serious misconduct A transport manager who behaved in an “irate and confrontational” manner during an unannounced DVSA visit has been banned indefinitely by Traffic Commissioner for Wales, Nick Jones. The agency’s investigation followed the issue of an S marked prohibition for an insecure […]

“Severely negligent” operator loses licence after completely abandoning safety inspections

Regulator says firm doesn’t deserve to continue running vehicles. A scrap metal firm will lose its licence next month after failing to make sure vehicles had safety inspections. For over 12 months the business didn’t get any safety checks carried out on its fleet. Traffic Commissioner, Nick Denton, called this state of affairs “wholly unacceptable”. […]

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