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Rule Change for Light Goods Vehicles from 21 May 2022: What you Need to Know.
If you are based in Great Britain or Northern Ireland, from 21 May 2022 you must have a Standard International goods vehicle licence if you transport goods in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland using
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Posted in How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner, Other Transport Matters |
Will I Need an Operator’s Licence for my Van?
The general rule has been that goods vehicles below 3.5 tonnes do not need an operator’s licence but that is likely to change in May of 2022 as a result of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and EU foll
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Posted in Other Transport Matters |
New Cabotage Rules from 28th October 2021 – 30 April 2022 Explained
The rules on cabotage have temporarily changed from 28 October 2021 until 30 April 2022.  What is cabotage? These are the rules imposed on how many journeys an international haulier can make in the UK during a prescribe
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Posted in Other Transport Matters |
Can I Continue To Drive Without a Digital Tachograph Card?
If you are a driver working under EU Rules, all driving must be recorded on a Tachograph. A small number of vehicles are fitted with analogue tachographs, most vehicles are fitted with a digital tachograph. In these vehi
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Posted in How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner, Tachograph Offences |
Bounce Back Loans and The Traffic Commissioner
In several recent Public Inquiries in which we have been involved Traffic Commissioners have shown an unhealthy interest in “Bounce Back” loans taken out by operators at the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic. These
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Posted in Criminal Defence, How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner, Public Inquiries |
National Identifier Reminder for International Licence Holders after 28th September 2021
As of the 28 September 2021 the national identifier for all UK registered vehicles who travel abroad will change. The national identifier is the sticker or emblem placed on the rear of the vehicle which clearly identifie
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Posted in Other Transport Matters |
5 Ways for Directors and Transport Managers to Stay out of Prison
One of the less obvious perks of being involved in the Transport Industry is quite how easy it is to find yourself in a criminal dock facing charges that could alter your life forever. It is often the case that the direc
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Posted in Criminal Defence |
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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Posted in How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner |
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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Posted in Other Transport Matters |
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 |

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