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Restricted PSV Licences and Falling Foul of the “Main Occupation” Requirement
The misuse of a Restricted PSV operator’s licence is one of the more common reasons a PSV operator can be called to a Public Inquiry with the Traffic Commissioner. The “main occupation” in particular is very strict
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Posted in PSVs and Minibuses |
What Does Offence Code SP30 Mean?
You are introducing a system for checking the licences of your drivers and see code SP30. What does this mean? Is it for exceeding a statutory speed limit on a public road or for exceeding a 30 mph limit in particular? I
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Posted in Criminal Defence |
The Prevention of Clandestine Entrants – Installing an Effective System to Avoid Costly Civil Penalties.
Most international hauliers are aware that they may be hit with high Civil Penalties if one of their drivers brings Clandestine Entrants into the United Kingdom. With both the driver and the haulier each facing fines of
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O Licence Holders: Can You Answer “Yes” to these 10 Questions? If Not, You Need to Act – Fast
1) Have you kept the Traffic Commissioner up to date with any changes to your maintenance arrangements or operating centre. 2) Do your vehicles undergo roller brake testing on at least a quarterly basis? 3) Do you curren
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Posted in How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner |
Traffic Commissioners – Stress balls, Warhammers & Coasters
Like all public servants, Traffic Commissioners are required to report gifts received by them in the course of their office. A brief perusal of the 2013-2014 declarations (the most recent available) makes for interesting
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Posted in Other Transport Matters |
Are your Drivers Properly Employed?
We have recently been consulted by a number of HGV and PSV operators who have engaged drivers on a self-employed basis. Whilst there is nothing wrong with subcontracting work to a driver who holds their own Operator’s
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Posted in How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner, Other Transport Matters |
Operator Licences Held by Partnerships – A Risky Strategy
It can be very risky operating HGVs as a business partnership. You must know exactly what the rules are or you place your licence and your business at risk, and may even find yourself with a criminal record.   Consi
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Posted in How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner, Public Inquiries |
Unlimited Fines Mean Unlimited Fines!
Some people may have been surprised by the £86,000 fine that Ant McPartlin received for drink driving. Level 5 fines are now unlimited for cases committed after the 13th March 2015. Defendants are sentenced according to
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Do You Need a Financial Standing Stock Take?
Having sufficient financial standing to run your fleet is a mandatory continuing requirement of holding an Operators Licence. Operating goods vehicles or PSVs without the necessary financial standing places your licence,
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Posted in Other Transport Matters |
A Disturbing Trend: The EU Truck Drivers Being Refused Entry to the UK
See also:  Clandestine Entrants & Challenging Civil Penalties A disturbing and potentially unlawful practice appears to have arisen at some British ports in recent years. In some rare cases, truck drivers are being
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Posted in Civil Penalties for Clandestine Entrants / Border Force |

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