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Problems Ahead for Traction Only Operators.
In recent Public Inquiries it has become apparent that the Traffic Commissioners expect more from operators who are picking up third party trailer than a mere driver walk around check. The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthi
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Deadline Approaching for ECMT Permits for 2021
You might need ECMT (European Conference of Minister of Transport) permits for journeys to or through the EU from 1 January 2021 if you are transporting goods or driving an empty vehicle. You need a permit to transp
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MOT Stations to Remain Open Despite National Lockdown
In a memo sent to all MOT Testing Stations this week, DVSA have confirmed that vehicles can continue to be presented for MOT and garages can also remain open for repairs and general services for vehicles. This confirmati
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Posted in DVSA Interviews & Inspections |
What Do I do if My Vehicle is Seized by Border Force? How SBC Can Help Recover Your Impounded Vehicle
At Smith Bowyer Clarke Road transport Lawyers, we have a high success rate in securing the release and return of seized trucks and vehicles. If your vehicle has been seized, call our team today on 01332 987420 for free i
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Changes to the Statutory guidance documents for Vocational Drivers and what it may mean for you.
This document was updated on the 29th September 2020. The main changes for drivers are with regards to: Overloading Maintenance Defects Bridge strikes Armed Service Personnel   Powers The powers of the Traffic Commi
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Posted in Driver Conduct Hearings, How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner, Public Inquiries |
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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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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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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