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Travelling to Kent? Get a Negative Covid Test First

The major disruption at Dover and the Eurotunnel just before Christmas was a terrible situation which caused delay and distress to lorry dr...

New Guidance for Haulage Companies Moving Goods Between GB and the EU

On 8 January 2021, new government guidance was published for hauliers moving goods between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and ...

DVSA: Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) Periodic Training Changes

How will the CPC periodic training changes affect drivers? As of 4 January, Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) periodic t...

Traffic Commissioners of Great Britain January Updates

Standard Operators Article 7 of EC1071 has been amended so that the rate of financial standing to be applied to the first and each addition...

International Operations in the Post-Brexit Age

By guest blogger Chris Butterfield Bus expert Chris was and still is a bus driver who became a transport solicitor and lecturer before his...

The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) & Safety Permit for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) from 1 March 2021

From 1 March, HGVs operating in or entering Greater London will need to meet Transport for London’s (TfL) Direct Vision Standard (DVS) requ...

Time's Up for Diesel Trucks

In a drive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, Europe’s big truck manufacturers have agreed to phase out fossil fuels in new vehicles by ...

Highways England Faces Criminal Charges Over Smart Motorways Death

On 11 February, a coroner referred Highways England to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to consider if corporate manslaughter charges ar...

DVSA: 10 Year Tyre Ban

A ban was introduced on 1 February for tyres aged over 10 on the front steered axles of lorries, buses and coaches as well as all minibus (...

Recovery Operators

Updated: Mar 18, 2021 Do I need an Operator's Licence? Carolyn Evans | Principal Solicitor | C E Transport Law

Will the Uber Decision Change ‘Self Employed’ Driver Status Forever?

As the Uber decision to accept the Supreme Court's ruling that their taxi drivers are ‘workers’ rather than ‘self employed’ reverberates ar...

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