June 2020 Latest Transport Updates

Traffic commissioners to resume in-person hearings

On 17 June 2020, the Senior Traffic Commissioner announced that Public Inquiries would resume on 6 July 2020. New dates are already being sent to those who have been waiting for a hearing. If you have received call up papers, it is in your interest to take advice now to give you the best chance of implementing any advice before your case is listed. We have represented operators and transport managers at hundreds of hearings in the last few years and can guide you through the process. Call us today to discuss a fixed fee arrangement.


Traffic commissioners: contingency and emergency planning, coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Public Inquiries would resume in 2 weeks’ time, the Senior Traffic Commissioner updated the stat doc to include an increased maximum period of grace for financial standing and give further information on remote and in person hearings.

In relation to financial standing, Regulation (EU) 2020/698 extends the maximum time limit established for financial standing from six to twelve months, with regard to financial assessments covering all or part of the period between 1 March 2020 and 30 September 2020.

In relation to hearings, there is now published guidance on the circumstances when a remote hearing may be appropriate and those that may give rise to an adjournment.  


DVLA launches online service to change address on vehicle log book (V5C)

You can now change the log book address online with the introduction of an online service by the DVLA.

All you need is the vehicle registration number, log book document reference number and postcode. The DVLA estimates this will cut the time it takes for motorists to receive a new log book from up to 6 weeks to just 5 working days.


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