Compliance

O-licence law; driver’s hours law, driving standards… all the compliance news you need. Driver licence law, financial regulations, environmental regulations… all the guidance you need. Health and safety regulations, legislation changes, new policy proposals… all the advice you need to keep your fleet running.

 

Facing a Public Inquiry?

Had an unsatisfactory visit from VOSA? Being called to an Inquiry? The main thing to do is act now!

MOBILES & MORE: D-DAY 27th FEB - Tim Ridyard

S26 Road Safety Act 2006 to be exact - which says you cannot use a hand-held mobile whilst driving and nor may you supervise someone driving whilst using a mobile.

Operator Licence – Financial standing

As a holder of a Goods Vehicle Licence does my business have to continually demonstrate that it has sufficient funds to comply with the “financial standing” requirement on the licence?

What is meant by 'financial standing'?

When applying for an Operator Licence a business must satisfy the requirement of financial standing by showing “immediate access” to the following funds:Restricted licence

Compliance and record-keeping

Truck operators are legally required to comply with drivers’ hours rules and the working time rules incorporated in the UK in The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2003 and The Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005.

O-licence responsibilities and the CPC

O-licence applicants must sign a declaration confirming they will comply with certain obligations to be given an O-licence and must continue to maintain standards to keep an O-licence once they have it.These include being a fit person to hold a licence; making proper maintenance arrangements for vehicles; controlling drivers’ hours, records and loading; running a suitable depot (known as the operating centre); having adequate financial resources and, for standard national and international licences, possessing the necessary professional competence qualifications.