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Remote Public Inquiry Hailed as a Success!
Remote Public Inquiries are being used by Traffic Commissioners to try to plough through the backlog created by the Covid 19 pandemic. Not every case is suitable for such a hearing and Commissioners seem to be cherry pic
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Posted in How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner, Other Transport Matters, Public Inquiries |
SBC NEWS LETTER – 12th April 2020
Covid 19 Round Up There have been numerous announcements from the Office of the Traffic Commissioner and the Department for Transport which will assist you during this time of unprecedented challenge. Read our round up a
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Posted in Driver Conduct Hearings, How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner, Other Transport Matters, Public Inquiries, Tachograph Offences |
SBC NEWS LETTER 18th March 2020
Our guide to help your business remain compliant during the Covid-19 pandemic. With economic uncertainty, driver shortages, staff sickness and health concerns we will help you tackle the issues most likely to disrupt you
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Posted in Other Transport Matters |
Fleet Cars – Are You Aware of the Risks?
Does your company provide vehicles for employees to use as part of their employment? You may not realise it but the company could be liable for prosecution, in addition to the driver, if the vehicles are used in circumst
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Posted in How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner, Other Transport Matters, Public Inquiries |
IR35 Tax Change (Self Employed Drivers) – How Does This Affect Transport Companies?
For a number of years, HMRC has taken an interest in the arrangements between transport companies and drivers who hold themselves out to be self employed. In many cases, this has been seen to simply be an arrangement to
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Posted in How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner, Other Transport Matters, Public Inquiries |
Do I Need a Transport Manager?
Who needs a Transport Manager? A transport manager is necessary if you hold a Standard National or Standard International Operator’s Licence. This is because there is a requirement to show professional competence for b
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Using a Mobile Phone at the Wheel – DPP v Ramsey Barretto Judgement
The Appellant in this case was caught using a mobile telephone to film an accident as he was driving past. The High Court held that for the purposes of a prosecution under Section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Reg
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Posted in Criminal Defence, Driver Conduct Hearings, How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner |
Continuation Fees: A Stupid Way to Lose Your Operator’s Licence
Those of you who have glanced at their Operator’s Licence might have noticed that there is a review date five years after the grant of the Licence. In order to continue the licence after that date the Operator must pay
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How Do You Deal with Drivers’ Hours Infringements? – What are Your Obligations as a Transport Manager?
Even in the best run transport business there will inevitably be occasions when drivers cut corners, make mistakes or in some cases deliberately bend the rules. This article looks at the practical processes and procedure
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Driver Conduct Hearings for Bus & Coach Drivers – 5 Things you Need to Know
Being summoned to a driver conduct hearing by the Traffic Commissioner can be a stressful experience for any PSV driver. Very often the first that you will know about it will be when a letter from the Traffic Commissione
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Posted in PSVs and Minibuses |

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