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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 |
Challenging London Low Emission Zone Penalties
Every year many hundreds of European hauliers receive demands for payment for breaching the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ). These Penalty Charge Notices can often cover periods of many months and run into thousands of Eu
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Posted in Challenging Penalties, Other Transport Matters |
HGV Drivers, Mobile Phones & the Traffic Commissioner – 5 Things You Need to Know
Using a phone behind the wheel is a serious offence, and more so for truck drivers. Below are 5 things all HGV drivers, operators and Transport Managers need to know:   1) Committing this Offence is Easier than You
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Posted in Criminal Defence, Driver Conduct Hearings, How to Stay Compliant with the Traffic Commissioner |
Facing Court for Overloading Your Truck? 5 Things You Need to Know
Facing prosecution for driving or operating an overloaded goods vehicle? Received papers from the Magistrates Court? Unsure what you should do next? Here are 5 things you need to know:   1) Both the Driver and Opera
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An Unforeseen Consequence of Being Your Own Transport Manager
If you hold an operator’s licence, there can be a number of advantages to being your own Transport Manager: You save a wage that you would otherwise have to pay. You can keep a proper overview of your drivers and their
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